Chapter 1. Commercialization of Advanced Ceramics in a Global Context
- John B. Wachtman Jr.
Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
Copyright © 1996 The American Ceramic Society
Proceedings of the 20th Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures - A: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 17, Issue 3
How to Cite
Panzarino, J. N. (1996) Commercialization of Advanced Ceramics in a Global Context, in Proceedings of the 20th Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures - A: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 17, Issue 3 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470314821.ch1
- Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
- Published Print: 1 JAN 1996
Print ISBN: 9780470375426
Online ISBN: 9780470314821
This paper covers the results of presentations and panel discussion on the status of commercialization of advanced ceramics on a global basis. This was part of the American Ceramic Society meeting on advanced material in Cocoa Beach, Florida in January 1996. The panel discussion began an ontiro session covering various aspects of the globalization and commercialization of advanced ceramics.
Each panelist presented a brief analysis of the global situation in advanced ceramics from their perspective but using the same benchmark criteria. Barriers of all types, current performance and technical status and predictions for the future were the key factor: discussed by the panel and then by the whole audience during the 3 hour session. This paper gives an overall picture of the global market place and degrees of commercialization of advanced ceramics with special emphasis on structural ceramics. An analysis is given of the benefits and the remaining barriers to the use of structural ceramics, as well as an outlook for the future of these enabling materials.
The paper will generally follow the format and order used at the session with remarks contributed by and the responsibility of the individual panelists in their respective sections. The paper will conclude with some key observations and recommendations.