Ceramic Armor Market Share, Opportunities and Outlook 2025

Ceramic Armor Industry Overview

The global ceramic armor market size was valued at USD 1.75 billion in 2017 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 7.2% from 2018 to 2025.

Military modernization programs across the globe and focus on soldier survivability are key factors driving industry growth. Defense sectors across the globe invest heavily in novel armor materials such as ceramics, which provide superior ballistic performance.

In the defense and security sector, ceramics form an integral part of modern armor systems. Their high usage is attributed to improved performance and comparatively lower weight during ballistic scale impacts. Growing threat of hard – tipped shield – piercing rounds and higher energy projectiles is likely to influence market demand.

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U.S. ceramic armor market

Rise in military warfare is stimulating the need for ballistic protection systems for safeguarding military forces. Countries across the globe are focusing on replacement of legacy military vehicles and are subsequently increasing their defense spending. Such modernization initiatives are creating opportunities for industry participants, resulting in increasing number of alliances with defense agencies. Moreover, rising focus on soldier safety and soldier survivability is boosting demand for modular tactical vests and double – sided combat uniforms. Advancements in ammunition and weapon systems are leading to increased demand for more effective solutions.

A primary concern associated with law enforcements for the military sector is ensuring protection against high – velocity impact. Advanced ceramics are the heart of the modern shielding gear owing to their characteristics such as high performance during ballistic – scale implications and low weight. Ceramics can be considered as a better alternative to steel to achieve performance requirements of body armors. Ceramics have greater advantages in terms of weight and design flexibility. A basic ceramic composite armor system is nearly half the weight of a similar steel – based variant. It also offers resistance to creep and stress rupture at a temperature of up to 16500 C. All these advantages are increasing the importance of ceramic as a material. 

The industry is expected to witness key innovations over the projected period owing to rising focus of manufacturers on designing body armor with enhanced features such as survivability, lethality, sustainability, and mobility. Increasing terrorist activities in various countries are anticipated to spur market demand over the forecast period.

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Market Share Insights

  • March 2018: China released a budget document to media, revealing that China intends to increase its military expenditure by 8.1% to support modernization of its armed forces.

Key Companies profiled:

Some prominent players in the global ceramic armor market

  • Ceradyne (U.S.)
  • SAAB AB (Sweden)
  • ArmorWorks (U.S.)
  • CeramTec (Germany)
  • CoorsTek Inc. (U.S.)
  • Koninklijke Ten Cate BV (Netherlands)
  • M Cubed Technologies (U.S.)
  • Olbo & Mehler (Germany)
  • Safariland LLC (U.S.).

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