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Sapphire Market Size, Share & Industry Analysis, By Source (Natural, Synthetic), By End-use Industry (Aerospace & Defense, Medical, Semiconductor Equipment, Electronics & Energy, Others) And Regional Forecast, 2024-2032

Region :Global | Report ID: FBI105333 | Status : Ongoing



Sapphire is a non-red mineral corundum or crystalline form of aluminum oxide (Al2O3). Typically, sapphire occurring in nature is blue in color but can have other exotic colors like yellow, pink, orange etc. Traditionally these exotic appearance, made sapphire desirable gemstone to be used in jewelry and decorations. Owing to its properties like high toughness, good optical transmission, scratch resistance, high conductivity, bio-compatibility and chemical inertness synthetic sapphire has been gaining popularity in industrial applications.

Rising demand of sapphire as scratch resistant material in smartphone is expected to drive market growth. Growing demand of sapphire as a bio-compatible material in medical equipment manufacture is anticipated to drive the market growth. Because of the increased supply and demand for consumer electronics around the world, manufacturers are focused on producing synthetic sapphire that can be used in consumer electronics.

However, owing to extreme hardness, sapphire is difficult mold in desired shape for various applications this factor is expected to negatively impact market growth. 

Key Market Driver -

Rising Demand of Sapphire In Smartphones To Drive Market Growth.

Key Market Restraint -

Difficulty To Mold Sapphire In Desired Shape To Hinder Market

Market Segmentation:

Based on source, market is segmented into synthetic and natural. Based on end-use industry, market is segmented into aerospace & defense, medical, semiconductor equipment, electronics & energy, and others

From a geographical standpoint, the market is categorized into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa.

Key Players Covered:

GT Advanced Technology, Rubicon Technology, Namiki Precision Jewel Co. Ltd, Monocrystal Inc., DK Aztec Co. Ltd, Rayotek Scientific Inc. and Tera Xtal, among others.

Key Insights

  • New Advancements in Production Technologies

  • Key Trends in the Aerospace Coatings Market

  • New Product Launches, Expansions, Key Players

  • Ranking of Key Players in the Market

Regional Analysis:

The market has been segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. North America market is expected to expand owing to sapphires application in defense sector. Europe is expected to grow due to sapphires use in medical equipment manufacture. Asia Pacific will witness significant growth owing to growing use of sapphire in smartphone and other electronics. Market in Latin America, and Middle East & Africa is anticipated to expand owing to increasing use of sapphires in electronic devices like smartphones, PC and tablets.

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By Source

  • Natural

  • Synthetic

By End-use Industry

  • Aerospace & Defense

  • Medical

  • Semiconductor Equipment

  • Electronics & Energy

  • Others

By Geography

  • North America (U.S., and Canada)

  • Europe (Germany, UK, France, Italy, and Rest of Europe)

  • Asia Pacific (China, India, Japan, and Rest of Asia Pacific)

  • Latin America (Mexico, Brazil, and Rest of Latin America)

  • Middle East & Africa (UAE, South Africa, and Rest of Middle East & Africa)

Sapphire Industry Developments

  • In December 2020, Rubicon Technology Announces a $3 Million Stock Repurchase. As per Rubicon Technology’s CEO “Rubicon's common stock is actually priced at a discount to its intrinsic value, and repurchasing the common stock at attractive prices is a decent use of our capital”.

  • In April 2021, Saint-Gobain produces the world’s largest single crystal Sapphire tube. This will allow for visual observation of processes and experiments at high temperatures.

  • Ongoing
  • 2023
  • 2019-2022

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