Soft Magnetic Composites (SMCs) Market Forecast, Trend Analysis & Competition Tracking - Global Market Insights 2018 to 2027

Published on : Jan-2019 | List of Tables : 119 | List of Figures : 87 | No. of Pages : 170 | Report Code : FACT2543MR | Format :

Key Insights - Soft Magnetic Composites (SMCs) Market

Notable Highlights:

  • GKN plc is planning to divest GKN Powder Metallurgy including GKN Sinter Metals and Hoeganages as a part of new business strategy. The strategy has three agendas linked to it, namely, delivering distinct product development strategies via focused performance targets and rigorous capital allocation; establishing greater accountability-based delivery culture; and separate operationally post-maximizing the shareholder value.
  • Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd. has acquired a 30% stake in Quebrada Blanca Phase 2 (QB2) copper project of the Teck Resources Ltd. in Chile. QB2 is the second phase of Quebrada Blanca copper mine in Chile.
  • Hitachi Metals Ltd, along with the Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology, has established SIMTech-Hitachi Metals Additive Manufacturing Joint Lab for metal additive manufacturing. The company also announced a price increase due to the sharp rise in the cost of raw materials used in magnetic materials, specialty steel, and other components.
  • Soft magnetic composites (SMCs) are emerging as a new option to improve motor performance and design in various industries. Next generation motors are being designed using soft magnetic composites (SMCs) including improved magnetic properties, 3D flux paths, and custom geometries.

The report offers detailed profiles of the leading companies in the soft magnetic components market. Some of the key players in the market include Rio Tinto PLC, GKN plc. (Hoeganaes Corporation), Voestalpine Stahl GmbH, Toshiba Corp (Toshiba Materials Co., Ltd.), Höganäs AB, Hitachi Metals Ltd, VACUUMSCHMELZE GmbH & Co. KG, Hengdian Group DMEGC Magnetics Co., Ltd., PMG Holding GmbH, Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd., and other prominent players.

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Tier 1 Players Hold Over50% Share in Soft Magnetic Composites (SMCs) Market

Tier 1 players collectively hold over 50% share of the soft magnetic composites market. Established market footprint of Tier 1 soft magnetic composite manufacturers can be attributed to their robust distribution network and technological expertise. These players are further focusing on production capacity expansion, and mergers & acquisitions with medium-sized players to leverage their innovative development as key expansion strategies. On the other hand, Tier 2 players are competing through new product launches and development of cost-effective alternatives to retain their position in the soft magnetic composites market.  

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Hoeganaes, Hitachi Metals Ltd, Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd., and GKN plc. (Hoeganaes Corporation) are some of the leading players in the soft magnetic components market.

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Electric Motor Optimization and Miniaturization to Pave Avenues

Optimization of electric motors by using next-generation soft magnetic composites (SMCs) has been a key developmental focus area of manufacturers, with an aim to save on operation cost, and comply with energy efficiency regulations & standards imposed on utility equipment.  As adoption of electric motors continues to grow in line with rising emphasis on power consumption – a key aspect linked with lifetime cost of electric motors -- use of soft magnetic composites in new equipment has increased to save on additional upfront costs. Miniaturization has emerged as a cornerstone in equipment associated with power electronic applications, which has further paved lucrative avenues for soft magnetic composites manufacturers. Various industries are also replacing conventional laminated core in electric machines with soft magnetic composites (SMCs) as it leads to no eddy current loss and reduces bearing currents. A paradigm shift to adopt renewable energy sources and rising awareness towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions are also driving the demand for soft magnetic composites to produce high quality electrical machines at lower costs. 

Emphasis on Compact & Lightweight Components in Electric Vehicles to Fuel Demand

As eco-friendly vehicles, including electric and plug-in hybrid cars, become increasingly palpable worldwide, demand for compact and lightweight auto components has been on an upward spiral. This has further led electric vehicle manufacturers in using soft magnetic composites core to boost the converter of motor drive system in hybrid electric vehicles.

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Switched Reluctance Motor (SRM) is gaining popularity as an alternative to the conventional motors, such as DC motor or induction motor, in electric vehicles owing to its low cost, robust, and simple construction, along with fault tolerance attribute. Soft magnetic composites (SMCs) seek application in SRMs to deprive the low frequency torque ripple resulting from asymmetric mutual coupling between adjacent phases.

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The modular stator and rotor structure made using soft magnetic composites further eliminates the flux reversals in SRM and reduces the core loss, thereby reducing the manufacturing cost of SRM. Additionally, New Axial Flux Permanent Magnet (AFPM) motor, with its stator composed of soft magnetic composites and laminated steel, have emerged as an efficient solution for power transmission in electric vehicles. Growing manufacturer focus on developing a prototype of AFPM motor for testing in electric vehicles, will further create significant opportunities for soft magnetic composites in the near future.

Lack of Skilled Labor and High Cost Associated of Soft Magnetic Composites (SMCs) to Hamper the Growth

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Soft magnetic composites continue to seek extensive application in electric micro and small machine cores, owing to their flexibility and efficiency in forming a magnetic core of desired geometric properties. However, the worldwide production of soft magnetic composites is limited, resulting in high material cost. The high cost of the primary raw materials including iron powder and bonding materials used in developing soft magnetic composites is further resulting in a significant increase in its production cost. Magnetic properties of soft magnetic composites depend strongly on its manufacturing process, which in turn is resulting in the increasing need for the highly skilled workforce. However, lack of skilled labor for developing soft magnetic components is hampering continues to remain a key challenge.  In a bid to cater growing demand for soft magnetic composites in various applications along with the benefits offered, manufacturers and researchers are focusing on the development of high-quality soft magnetic composites, by decreasing its production cost.

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Definition

Soft magnetic composites are ferromagnetic powder particles surrounded by electrical insulating film. Soft magnetic composites are used in electromagnetic applications. The unique properties of soft magnetic composites are very low eddy current loss, 3D isotropic ferromagnetic behavior, low total core loss at high and medium frequencies, and possibilities for improved thermal characteristics. Soft magnetic composites are compacted like other powder metal part and heated die compaction is used to offer higher density.

About the Report

The report on the soft magnetic composites market provides valuable and actionable insights on the market along with the forecast. Historical data and important factors impacting the growth of the soft magnetic composites market is also offered in the report. Market dynamics including market drivers, key trends, factors hampering growth, and growth opportunities in the soft magnetic composites (SMCs) across regions is provided in the report.

The report on the soft magnetic components market also offers region-wise analysis, segment-wise analysis, and competitive analysis. Details on leading companies along with the market share of each company and new developments in the soft magnetic composites market is included in the report.

Market Structure

The report provides a segment-wise analysis of the soft magnetic composites market. The soft magnetic composites market is segmented on the basis of product type and application. Both the segments are divided into sub-segments to offer better understanding and in-depth analysis of the soft magnetic composites market.

On the basis of the product type, the soft magnetic composites market is segmented into pure iron/iron, silicon ferrite, permalloy, and supermalloy. Based on the application, the soft magnetic composites market is segmented into inductors, generators, transformers (transmission transformers, distribution transformers, and portable transformers), and motors (1 HP-100 HP motors, 101 HP-200 HP motors, 201 HP-500 HP motors, 501 HP-1000 HP motors, and above 1000 HP motors).

Additional Questions Answered

Along with the valuable insights on the soft magnetic composites market, the report also provides answers to some of the important questions related to the soft magnetic composites market.

  • Which product is expected to gain the highest revenue share in soft magnetic composites market?
  • Which region is likely to hold a strong position in the soft magnetic composites market?
  • What will be the market share of inductors in the soft magnetic composites market?
  • What factors are likely to impact the growth of the soft magnetic composites market?
  • What will be the revenue share of motors in the soft magnetic composites market?

Research Methodology

The extensive research methodology is used in the report to provide important data and information on the soft magnetic composites market. Analysts have used both primary and secondary research methodologies including interviews with the industry experts and collecting data and validating it with data sources and insights from soft magnetic composites market experts.

The report has been developed using bottom-up and top-down approaches. To provide details on the opportunities and in-depth analysis of the soft magnetic components market, interviews were conducted with vendors, suppliers, and distributors. Information on the historical data and current scenario in the soft magnetic composites market is also offered in the report with help of primary and secondary research.

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The report on the soft magnetic composites market by Fact.MR offers valuable insights, and forecast, along with in-depth analysis of the soft magnetic composites market. The report also includes the micro-economic and macro-economic factors resulting in the growth of the soft magnetic composites market. The report focuses on market dynamics including latest trends, market drivers, challenges and opportunities in the soft magnetic composites market. The report also provides region-wise analysis and competitive analysis of the soft magnetic composites market.

Chapter 1- Executive Summary

This chapter of the report provides key findings and statics on the soft magnetic composites market. The report also focuses on megatrends and opportunity assessment in the soft magnetic composites market.

Chapter 2- Market Overview

This chapter of the report focuses on the market size in terms of value and volume along with the year-on-year growth in the soft magnetic composites market. Incremental opportunity analysis and key market trends are also included in this chapter.

Chapter 3- Key Indicator Assessment

This chapter of the report offers market taxonomy along with the product specific definition of soft magnetic composites. Market dynamics, value chain analysis, and macro-economic factors are also provided in the report. The chapter also includes PESTLE analysis, Porters Five Force model, along with the investment feasibility matrix.

Chapter 4- Pricing Analysis

This section in the report includes price point assessment by region and product type. Factors influencing pricing in the market and price forecast till 2027 is also provided in the report.

Chapter 5- Soft Magnetic Composites Market Analysis and Forecast

This chapter in the report provides segment-wise analysis of the soft magnetic composites. The soft magnetic composites market is segmented on the basis of product type and application as the key segments. These segments are further divided into sub-segments to offer better understanding of the market.

Chapter 6- North America Soft Magnetic Composites Market Analysis

This chapter of the report offers key insights and important factors contributing to the growth of soft magnetic composites market in North America. The chapter also provides country-wise analysis of the market in North America along with the value and volume comparison.

Chapter 7- Soft Magnetic Composites Market in Latin America

This section of the report provides value and volume comparison based on key countries, product type and application type in Latin America soft magnetic composites market. the report also includes key factors impacting the growth of the soft magnetic composites market in Latin America.

Chapter 8- Europe Soft Magnetic Composites Market Analysis

This chapter of the report focuses on growth opportunities, challenges, and key trends in the soft magnetic composites market in Europe. The report also provides data and information on the key countries in the soft magnetic composites market in Europe.

Chapter 9- Soft Magnetic Composites Market in Japan

This section in the report provides volume and value comparison based on the application and product type segments in the soft magnetic composites market in Japan. The chapter also focuses on the challenges and latest trends in the soft magnetic composites market in Japan.

Chapter 10- APEJ Soft Magnetic Composites Market Analysis

This section of the report focuses on the growth opportunities in the soft magnetic composites market in the Asia Pacific Excluding Japan (APEJ). The report also includes market dynamics including latest trends, challenges, and factor driving the soft magnetic composites market in APEJ. Country-wise analysis of the market is also offered in this chapter.

Chapter 11- Soft Magnetic Composites Market in MEA

This chapter of the report provides brief introduction of the soft magnetic composites market in the Middle East and Africa (MEA). New developments in the soft magnetic composites market in the region is also included in the report. This chapter also focuses on the current scenario in the key countries in MEA.

Chapter 12- Competition Landscape

This section of the report provides a dashboard view of the leading players in the soft magnetic composites market. Market structure along with the company share analysis is also included in the report.

Chapter 13- Company Profiles

This chapter in the report provides detailed profiles of all the major players in the soft magnetic composites market. Product portfolio, latest developments, business strategies, key financials, and information on new product launches by leading players in the soft magnetic composites market is included in the report.  

1. Global Soft Magnetic Composites Market - Executive Summary
1.1. Summary of key Findings
1.2. Summary of Statics
1.3. Megatrends
1.4. Opportunity Assessment in Global Soft Composites Market
1.5. Market White Spaces Analysis and Wheel of Fortune Opportunity Analysis

2. Global Soft Magnetic Material Market Overview
2.1. Global Soft Magnetic Materials Market Size (US$ Mn & Tonnes) and Forecast, 2013-2027
       2.1.1. Global Soft Magnetic Materials Market Y-o-Y Growth, By Material Type
2.1.1.1. Soft Magnetic Composites
2.1.1.2. Soft Ferrite
2.1.1.3. Fe Amorphous
2.1.1.4. Nano Crystalline
       2.1.2. Absolute $ Opportunity Analysis, 2018-2027
       2.1.3. Key Market Trends

3. Global Soft Magnetic Composites Market and Key Indicator Assessment
3.1. Introduction
       3.1.1. Global Soft Magnetic Composites Market Taxonomy
       3.1.2. Global Soft Magnetic Composites Market Definition
3.2. Global Soft Magnetic Composites Market Size (US$ Mn & Tonnes) and Forecast, 2013-2027
       3.2.1. Global Soft Magnetic Composites Market Y-o-Y Growth
       3.2.2. Absolute $ Opportunity Analysis, 2018-2027
       3.2.3. Key Market Trends
3.3. Global Soft Magnetic Composites Market Dynamics
3.4. Value Chain
       3.4.1. Profitability and Gross Margin Analysis By Competition
       3.4.2. List of Active Participants
       3.4.3. Raw Material Suppliers
       3.4.4. Key Manufacturers
       3.4.5. Key Distributor/Retailers
3.5. Macro-Economic Factors
3.6. Investment Feasibility Matrix
3.7. Porters Five Forces Analysis
3.8. PESTLE Analysis 
3.9. Global Soft Magnetic Composites Market Scenario Forecast (Optimistic, Likely and Conservative Market Conditions)
       3.9.1. Forecast Factors and Relevance of Impact 
       3.9.2. Regional Soft Magnetic Composites Market Business Performance Summary
3.10. Production Capacity by Key players

4. Pricing Analysis
4.1. Price Point Assessment by Region 
4.2. Price Point Assessment by Product Type 
4.3. Price Forecast till 2027 
4.4. Pricing Analysis-Competitive Group Wise Prices
4.5. Factors Influencing Pricing

5. Global Soft Magnetic Composites Market Analysis and Forecast 2013-2027 
5.1. Global Soft Magnetic Composites Market Size and Forecast By Product Type, 2013-2027
       5.1.1. Pure Iron / Iron Market Size and Forecast, 2013-2027
                5.1.1.1. Revenue (US$ Mn) & Volume (Tonnes) Comparison, By Region
                5.1.1.2. Market Share Comparison, By Region
                5.1.1.3. Y-o-Y growth Comparison, By Region
       5.1.2. Ply Yarn Market Size and Forecast, 2013-2027
                5.1.2.1. Revenue (US$ Mn) & Volume (Tonnes) Comparison, By Region
                5.1.2.2. Market Share Comparison, By Region
                5.1.2.3. Y-o-Y growth Comparison, By Region
       5.1.3. Supermalloy Market Size and Forecast, 2013-2027
                5.1.3.1. Revenue (US$ Mn) & Volume (Tonnes) Comparison, By Region
                5.1.3.2. Market Share Comparison, By Region
                5.1.3.3. Y-o-Y growth Comparison, By Region
       5.1.4. Permalloy Market Size and Forecast, 2013-2027
                5.1.4.1. Revenue (US$ Mn) & Volume (Tonnes) Comparison, By Region
                5.1.4.2. Market Share Comparison, By Region
                5.1.4.3. Y-o-Y growth Comparison, By Region
5.2. Global Soft Magnetic Composites Market Size and Forecast By Application Type, 2013-2027
       5.2.1. Transformers Market Size and Forecast, 2013-2027
                5.2.1.1. Revenue (US$ Mn) & Volume (Tonnes) Comparison, By Region
                5.2.1.2. Market Share Comparison, By Region
                5.2.1.3. Y-o-Y growth Comparison, By Region
                5.2.1.4. Transformers Market Sub Segment Comparison
                           5.2.1.4.1. Transmission Transformers Market Size and Forecast, 2013-2027
                           5.2.1.4.2. Portable Transformers Market Size and Forecast, 2013-2027
                           5.2.1.4.3. Distribution Transformers Market Size and Forecast, 2013-2027
       5.2.2. Motors Market Size and Forecast, 2013-2027
                5.2.2.1. Revenue (US$ Mn) & Volume (Tonnes) Comparison, By Region
                5.2.2.2. Market Share Comparison, By Region
                5.2.2.3. Y-o-Y growth Comparison, By Region
                5.2.2.4. Motors Market Sub Segment Comparison
                           5.2.2.4.1. 1 HP - 100 HP Motors Market Size and Forecast, 2013-2027
                           5.2.2.4.2. 101 HP - 200 HP Motors Market Size and Forecast, 2013-2027
                           5.2.2.4.3. 201 HP - 500 HP Motors Market Size and Forecast, 2013-2027
                           5.2.2.4.4. 501 HP - 1000 HP Motors Market Size and Forecast, 2013-2027
                           5.2.2.4.5. Above 1000 HP Motors Market Size and Forecast, 2013-2027
       5.2.3. Inductors Market Size and Forecast, 2013-2027
                5.2.3.1. Revenue (US$ Mn) & Volume (Tonnes) Comparison, By Region
                5.2.3.2. Market Share Comparison, By Region
                5.2.3.3. Y-o-Y growth Comparison, By Region
       5.2.4. Generators Market Size and Forecast, 2013-2027
                5.2.4.1. Revenue (US$ Mn) & Volume (Tonnes) Comparison, By Region
                5.2.4.2. Market Share Comparison, By Region
                5.2.4.3. Y-o-Y growth Comparison, By Region

6. North America Soft Magnetic Composites Market Size and Forecast, 2013-2027
6.1. Revenue (US$ Mn) & Volume (Tonnes) Comparison, By Country 
6.2. Revenue (US$ Mn) & Volume (Tonnes) Comparison, By Product Type 
6.3. Revenue (US$ Mn) & Volume (Tonnes) Comparison, By Application Type 

7. Latin America Soft Magnetic Composites Market Size and Forecast, 2013-2027
7.1. Revenue (US$ Mn) & Volume (Tonnes) Comparison, By Country 
7.2. Revenue (US$ Mn) & Volume (Tonnes) Comparison, By Product Type 
7.3. Revenue (US$ Mn) & Volume (Tonnes) Comparison, By Application Type 

8. Europe Soft Magnetic Composites Market Size and Forecast, 2013-2027
8.1. Revenue (US$ Mn) & Volume (Tonnes) Comparison, By Country 
8.2. Revenue (US$ Mn) & Volume (Tonnes) Comparison, By Product Type 
8.3. Revenue (US$ Mn) & Volume (Tonnes) Comparison, By Application Type 

9. Japan Soft Magnetic Composites Market Size and Forecast, 2013-2027
9.1. Revenue (US$ Mn) & Volume (Tonnes) Comparison, By Product Type 
9.2. Revenue (US$ Mn) & Volume (Tonnes) Comparison, By Application Type 

10. APEJ Soft Magnetic Composites Market Size and Forecast, 2013-2027
10.1. Revenue (US$ Mn) & Volume (Tonnes) Comparison, By Country 
10.2. Revenue (US$ Mn) & Volume (Tonnes) Comparison, By Product Type 
10.3. Revenue (US$ Mn) & Volume (Tonnes) Comparison, By Application Type 

11. MEA Soft Magnetic Composites Market Size and Forecast, 2013-2027
11.1. Revenue (US$ Mn) & Volume (Tonnes) Comparison, By Country 
11.2. Revenue (US$ Mn) & Volume (Tonnes) Comparison, By Product Type 
11.3. Revenue (US$ Mn) & Volume (Tonnes) Comparison, By Application Type 

12. Competition Landscape and Company Profiles
12.1. Global Soft Magnetic Composites Market- a Dashboard View
12.2. Global Soft Magnetic Composites Market Structure
12.3. Global Soft Magnetic Composites Market- Company Share Analysis 

13. Company Profiles
13.1. GKN plc. (Hoeganaes Corporation) 
13.2. Rio Tinto PLC 
13.3. Höganäs AB 
13.4. Voestalpine Stahl GmbH 
13.5. Hitachi Metals Ltd 
13.6. Toshiba Corp (Toshiba Materials Co., Ltd.) 
13.7. Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd. 
13.8. VACUUMSCHMELZE GmbH & Co. KG 
13.9. PMG Holding GmbH 
13.10. Hengdian Group DMEGC Magnetics Co., Ltd. 
13.11. Other Prominent Players

14. Research Methodology

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