Chapter 1. Commercialization of Advanced Ceramics in a Global Context

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr.
  1. Dr. Joseph N. Panzarino

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470314821.ch1

Proceedings of the 20th Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures - A: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 17, Issue 3

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

Author Information

  1. Principal, JNP Research, Northboro, MA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1996

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375426

Online ISBN: 9780470314821

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Keywords:

  • ceramics;
  • predictions;
  • eleclrolyte;
  • commercializalion;
  • manufactured

Summary

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.