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Examine the World Metal Matrix Composites Market

June 24, 2008

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Metal Matrix Composites in US$ Million and Thousands of Pounds (lbs). The major product segments analyzed are Aluminum Matrix Composites, Nickel Matrix Composites, Refractory Metal Matrix Composites, and Other Metal Matrix Composites. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Annual forecasts are provided for each region for the period of 2001 through 2015. The report profiles 78 companies including many key and niche players worldwide such as 3M Company, ADMA Products, Inc., Aerospace Metal Composites Limited, Alcan Composites, Alcoa Inc., Alloytic Co. Ltd., Ametek Specialty Metal Products, Brush Engineered Materials Inc., Ceradyne, Inc., CPS Technologies Corporation, Ceramic Protection Corporation, Composite Technology Corporation, DWA Aluminum Composites, Deutsche Edelstahlwerke GmbH, Electrovac AG, FMW Composite Systems, Inc., Foster-Miller, Inc., Hitachi Metals, Ltd, Metal Matrix Cast Composites LLC, MI-Tech Metals Inc, Momentive Performance Materials Inc., N.V. Bekaert S.A., PLANSEE Thermal Management Solutions, Thresher Industries, Inc., and Thermal Transfer Composites LLC. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources

METAL MATRIX COMPOSITES MCP-1799

A GLOBAL STRATEGIC BUSINESS REPORT

CONTENTS

I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1

Disclaimers I-2

Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2

Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3

Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3

Metal Matrix Composites I-3

Aluminum Matrix Composites I-4

Nickel Matrix Composites I-4

Refractory Metal Matrix Composites I-4

Other Metal Matrix Composites I-4

Titanium Matrix Composites I-4

Copper Matrix Composites I-4

II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. Market Overview II-1

The Industry II-1

Metal Composites – An Introduction II-1

The Players II-2

Table 1: Global Metal Matrix Composites Market (2006) –

Percentage Market Share of Leading Producers for Alcan

Composites, GE Advanced Ceramics, Plansee Group, Sumitomo,

Lanxide, 3M, Electrovac, and Others (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-2

MMC – A Current and Future Analysis II-2

Regional Perspective II-2

Segmental Perspective II-2

MMC Market by End-Use Industry II-2

The Industrial MMC Market II-3

MMC History II-3

A Cost Sensitive Industry II-3

The Future MMC Market II-3

MMC Issues & Solutions II-4

Solutions Related to AMCs II-5

US – The Largest Market II-5

The European MMC Market II-5

Table 2: European Recent Past, Current & Future Market

Analysis for Metal Matrix Composites by Geographic Region –

France, Germany, Italy, UK, and Rest of Europe Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2001

Through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-6

Table 3: European Long-term Projections for Metal Matrix

Composites by Geographic Region – France, Germany, Italy, UK,

and Rest of Europe Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

in US$ Million for Years 2011 Through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-7

Table 4: European 10-Year Perspective for Metal Matrix

Composites by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of

Dollar Sales for France, Germany, Italy, UK, and Rest of

Europe for 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-7

Composites Industry in the UK II-8

India – Composites in Indian Railways II-8

2. Product Overview II-9

Composite II-9

Applications II-9

Applications in Railways II-9

Matrix II-9

Reinforcement II-10

Types of Reinforcements II-10

Continuous Reinforcement II-10

Discontinuous Reinforcement II-10

Metal Matrix Composite II-10

MMC Classification II-11

Continuous MMCs II-11

Multifilament MMCs II-11

Monofilaments II-12

Discontinuous MMCs II-12

Particulate MMCs II-12

Short Fiber MMCs II-12

Whiskers II-13

Cermets II-13

Metallic Foams II-13

Layered MMCs II-13

Hybrid Metal Composites II-13

Intermetallic Matrix Composites II-13

Methods for MMC Fabrication II-14

Solid State Method II-14

Powder Metallurgy II-14

Liquid State Method II-14

Physical Vapor Deposition II-14

Aluminum Matrix Composites (AMCs) II-14

Definition II-15

Types of AMCs II-15

Continuous Fibre-Reinforced AMCs (CFAMCs) II-15

Particle Reinforced AMCs (PAMCs) II-15

Whisker- or Short Fibre-Reinforced AMCs II-16

Mono Filament Reinforced AMCs II-16

AMC Fabrication Methods II-17

Solid State Processing II-17

Powder Metallurgy II-17

Diffusion Bonding II-17

Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) II-17

Liquid State Processing II-18

Stir Casting (Vortex Technique) II-18

Infiltration Process II-18

Spray Deposition/Direct Processing II-18

Reactive Processing (In-situ Processing) II-18

AMC Applications II-18

Applications in the Aerospace Sector II-19

Nickel Matrix Composites II-19

Refractory Metal Matrix Composites II-19

Titanium Matrix Composites II-19

TMC Applications II-20

Copper Matrix Composites II-20

Application Industries of MMCs II-20

Aerospace II-20

Pre-requisites in the Aerospace Industry II-20

Automobile II-20

Electronic Packaging II-21

Power Transmission II-21

Buildings II-21

3. Product Innovations/Introductions II-23

CPS Launches TO-250 Product Suite II-23

CPS Develops AlSiC Hermetic Packaging Solutions II-23

CPS Unveils AlSiC for Automation of Robotic Arms II-23

IKONICS Introduces Metal Matrix Composite II-23

Alcoa Develops Aluminum Composite Panel II-23

Polymer Nanoparticle for Metal Composite Developed in USA II-24

Aluminum Composite Material Manufactured by Japanese Individual II-24

Inventors from the US Develop Metal-Carbon Composite Powders II-24

Mesoporous Crystalline Alumina Composition Developed by

Michigan Individuals II-24

Polymer-Metal Composition Developed II-24

Hybrid Composite-Metal Seat Assembly Developed in the US II-24

Adal Group Develops New Metal Matrix Composite II-25

CPS Releases MMC for Heat Dissipating Uses II-25

CPS Releases AlSiC for High LEDs II-25

Vykor Offers Composite Materials Solutions II-26

Resin-Metal Composite Developed II-26

Spain Research Team Develops Metal Matrix Composites II-26

4. Product Developments in Recent Past II-27

Ikonics Introduces a Powder Resin/Metal Composite II-27

CPS Introduces AlSiC for IGBT Base Plates II-27

CPS Releases New Metal-Matrix Composite II-27

Mizuno Unveils Titanium Composite II-27

Electric Heating Actuators Developed Using Aluminum Composites II-28

Boeing to Increase Composite Materials Proportion in Airframes II-28

5. Recent Industry Activity II-29

Edelstahl Witten-Krefeld Merges Operations with Edelstahlwerke

SA-A?1/2dwestfalen II-29

Thresher Acquires Talon Composites II-29

Thresher Establishes Manufacturing Facility in South Korea II-29

CTC Inks Agreement with Far East Composite Technology Company II-29

GKN and FMW Bag TMMC Contract from Boeing II-29

MMCC Wins Product Development Contract from Army Research

Laboratory II-30

Apollo Acquires GE Advanced Materials II-30

IKONICS and Roland Sign Distribution Agreement II-30

Ceradyne and Alcan Enter into Joint Production and Supply

Agreement II-30

CPS Sub-Contracts With 3M in Army Contract II-31

Rogers Corp Partners with Thermal Transfer Composites II-31

Durabuild Expands Aluminum Composite Unit’s Capacity II-31

Hampson Industries Takes Over Coast Composites II-31

EDO Corp Adds Fiber Innovations II-31

LDI Composites Acquires Kadant’s Business II-32

Owens Corning Expands With Asaha Glass’ Acquisition in Asia-

Pacific II-32

FMW Bags US Navy Contract II-32

TAI Completes Composite Manufacturing Contract II-32

Talon and BNFL Extend Alliance II-32

MMCC and California University Join Forces for Aluminum

Magnesium Matrix Composite II-33

Talon Collaborates with J. E. Access II-33

Solidica Joins Hands with the US Army II-33

Cymat Obtains Patent for MMC Process in the US II-33

6. Strategic Developments in Recent Past II-34

CPC Concludes Alanx Acquisition II-34

Composite Technology Added to Ranger Composites II-34

Cymat and Alcan Revise Agreement II-34

Talon Signs Contract with BNFL II-34

US Venture Capitalists to Market Excera Technology II-34

Factory for Aluminum Composite Panels Opened in Bahrain II-35

TMMS Offers Online Course on MMCs II-35

Shawmut Mills Acquires Brooklyn Products II-35

7. Focus on Select Global Players II-36

3M Company (USA) II-36

ADMA Products, Inc. (USA) II-36

Aerospace Metal Composites Limited (UK) II-37

Alcan Composites (Switzerland) II-37

Alcoa Inc (USA) II-37

Alloytic Co. Ltd. (Korea) II-37

Ametek Specialty Metal Products (USA) II-38

Brush Engineered Materials Inc (USA) II-38 Ceradyne, Inc (USA) II-38

CPS Technologies Corporation (USA) II-39

Ceramic Protection Corporation (USA) II-39

Composite Technology Corporation (USA) II-40

DWA Aluminum Composites (USA) II-40

Deutsche Edelstahlwerke GmbH (Germany) II-40

Electrovac AG (Austria) II-41

FMW Composite Systems, Inc. (USA) II-41

Foster-Miller, Inc. (USA) II-41

Hitachi Metals, Ltd (Japan) II-42

Metal Matrix Cast Composites LLC (USA) II-42

MI-Tech Metals Inc (USA) II-43

Momentive Performance Materials Inc. (USA) II-43

N.V. Bekaert S.A. (Belgium) II-43

PLANSEE Thermal Management Solutions (USA) II-43

Thresher Industries, Inc. (USA) II-44

Thermal Transfer Composites LLC (USA) II-44

8. Global Market Perspective II-45

Table 5: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis

for Metal Matrix Composites by Geographic Region – USA,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (Including Japan), and Rest of World

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for

Years 2001 Through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-45

Table 6: World Long-term Projections for Metal Matrix

Composites by Geographic Region – USA, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(Including Japan), and Rest of World Independently Analyzed

with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2011 Through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-45

Table 7: World 10-Year Perspective for Metal Matrix Composites

by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales

for USA, Europe, Asia-Pacific (Including Japan), and Rest of

World Markets for 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-46

Product Segment Analytics II-47

Table 8: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis

for Metal Matrix Composites by Product Segment – Aluminum

Matrix Composites, Nickel Matrix Composites, Refractory Metal

Matrix Composites, and Other Metal Matrix Composites

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for

Years 2001 Through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-47

Table 9: World Long-term Projections for Metal Matrix

Composites by Product Segment – Aluminum Matrix Composites,

Nickel Matrix Composites, Refractory Metal Matrix Composites,

and Other Metal Matrix Composites Independently Analyzed with

Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2011 Through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-47

Table 10: World 10-Year Perspective for Metal Matrix

Composites by Product Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Dollar

Sales for Aluminum Matrix Composites, Nickel Matrix

Composites, Refractory Metal Matrix Composites, and Other

Metal Matrix Composites for 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-48

Analytics by End-Use Industry II-49

Table 11: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis

for Metal Matrix Composites by End-Use Industry – Ground

Transportation, Electronics/ Thermal Management, Aerospace,

Industrial and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Sales in ’000 lbs for Years 2001 Through 2010 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-49

Table 12: World Long-term Projections for Metal Matrix

Composites by End-Use Industry – Ground Transportation,

Electronics/Thermal Management, Aerospace, Industrial and

Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in ’000

lbs for Years 2011 Through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-49

Table 13: World 10-Year Perspective for Metal Matrix

Composites by End-Use Industry – Percentage Breakdown of

Volume Sales for Ground Transportation, Electronics/ Thermal

Management, Aerospace, Industrial and Other Markets for 2003,

2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-50

Industrial Metal Matrix Composites Market II-51

Table 14: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis

for Industrial Metal Matrix Composites by Application –

Thermal Processing, Nuclear, Power Transmission, and Other

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in ’000 lbs

for Years 2001 Through 2010 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-51

Table 15: World Long-term Projections for Industrial Metal

Matrix Composites by Application – Thermal Processing,

Nuclear, Power Transmission, and Other Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales in ’000 lbs for Years 2011 Through

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-51

Table 16: World 10-Year Perspective for Industrial Metal

Matrix Composites by Application – Percentage Breakdown of

Volume Sales for Thermal Processing, Nuclear, Power

Transmission and Other Markets for 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-52

Table 17: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis

for Industrial Metal Matrix Composites by Application –

Thermal Processing, Nuclear, Power Transmission, and Other

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$

Million for Years 2001 Through 2010 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-53

Table 18: World Long-term Projections for Industrial Metal

Matrix Composites by Application – Thermal Processing,

Nuclear, Power Transmission, and Other Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2011

Through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-53

Table 19: World 10-Year Perspective for Industrial Metal

Matrix Composites by Application – Percentage Breakdown of

Value Sales for Thermal Processing, Nuclear, Power

Transmission, and Other Markets for 2003, 2008 & 2012

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-54

III. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

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