Microwave Absorbing Materials Market, By Type (Films & Elastomers, Foams, Military Specialty Microwa

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Increasing the defense budget of North American countries, especially the US, is expected to drive the growth of microwave absorbing materials market during the forecast period. This has resulted in some of the key developments by companies operating in the market to consolidate their market positions and look for further niche opportunities.

Microwave absorbing materials absorb radio waves, microwaves, and electronic waves between the frequency spectrum of 100MHz and 10GHz. The progress in designing antennas and electromagnetic shielding systems bank significantly upon the development of materials absorbing electromagnetic radiation in a broad range. The high absorbance of these materials must be combined with low reflectance in the same frequency range.

Segment Analysis:

Aerospace & defense is the main end-use industry of this market. Satellite & radar systems, stealth technology, marine warfare, and signal transmission & reception systems use microwave absorbent materials. Microwave absorbing materials are used in various military technologies, owing to their vast spectrum of applications. In a submarine, the SONAR system uses microwave absorbing materials to determine the presence of enemy submarines as well as volcanic surfaces at the bottom of the sea. High-frequency microwaves are used to jam transmission and reception systems in warfare conditions.

In the medical Industry, microwave absorbing materials are used in MRI, CAT, and Reverse Doppler Sonography machines to generate images of human body parts. Using these microwaves, clots, blockages, hemorrhages, and infarction are detected in the body and hence, removed. Laird Technologies. Inc. is the leading manufacturer of microwave absorbing materials.

This market in North America is witnessing significant growth, owing to increasing military expenditures and military operations. In the Asia Pacific region, countries, such as China, North Korea, India, and South Korea are spending huge amounts of money on improving their defense infrastructure. Hence, this market in the Asia Pacific region is poised to witness high growth during the forecast period.

Tensions in the Middle East have necessitated countries to invest more in their defense infrastructure. Hence, this market is expected to grow in the Middle East.

Key Factors Impacting Market Growth:

  • Increasing the defense budget of North American countries, especially the US
  • Growth in the use of medical equipment technologies in the Asia Pacific region  

Key Developments:

  • On March 2, 2012, Laird Technologies, Inc., acquired Microwave Materials Group (“MMG”), the holding company of Emerson & Cuming Microwave Products.

Regional Analysis:

The microwave absorbing materials market by region has been segmented by North America, Western Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Eastern Europe, and the Rest of the World. North America and Western Europe are major regions for microwave absorbing materials market owing to diversified demand from end-use industries and competitive scenarios. Some of the major end-use industries in these regions include Aerospace & defense and medical industry. These markets have been dynamic in terms of new product developments and related activities. Hence, some of the emerging sub-segments in this market promise high potential in this region. Major countries for microwave absorbing materials market in these regions include the US, Germany, France, UK, Canada, Italy, and so on. Recent economic slowdowns, trade implications and environmental concerns are some of the key impact factors influencing the market dynamics in these regions. Developing regions including Asia Pacific, South America, and Africa have witnessed key developments in terms of organic and inorganic growth strategies. Global companies have made strategic investments in these regions with favorable production conditions and high demand from end-use industries. China, India, Brazil, South Africa, South Korea, Japan, and others have been some of the key economies in the region, Aerospace & defense, automation, electronics & electrical, healthcare are some of the major industries in the region with strong potential for microwave absorbing materials market. Middle East promises a strong market potential with demand from countries including UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and others that are seeking to diversify the economic outlook. Eastern Europe consisting of Russia and Turkey is also estimated as one of the key markets with demand from Aerospace & defense, automation, electronics & electrical, chemical, textiles, healthcare.

Companies Covered: 

Lairdtech, ESCO Technologies Corporation, ARC Technologies, Western Rubber and Supply, Cuming Microwave, Mast Technologies, Thorndike Corporation, Parker Hannifin, and Panashield 

Market Segmentation:

By Type:

  • Films & Elastomers
  • Foams
  • Military Specialty Microwave & Custom Magnetic Absorbers
  • Cast Liquids & Coatings

By End-Use Industry:

  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Automation
  • Electronics & Electrical
  • Chemical
  • Textiles
  • Healthcare

By Region:

  • North America
    • By Country (US, Canada, Mexico)
    • By Type
    • By End-Use Industry
  • Western Europe:
    • By Country (Germany, UK, France, Spain, Rest of Western Europe)
    • By Type
    • By End-Use Industry
  • Eastern Europe:
    • By Country (Russia, Turkey, Rest of Eastern Europe)
    • By Type
    • By End-Use Industry
  • Asia Pacific
    • By Country (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Rest of Asia Pacific)
    • By Type
    • By End-Use Industry
  • Middle East:
    • By Country (UAE, Qatar, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Rest of Middle East)
    • By Type
    • By End-Use Industry
  • Rest of the World
    • By Region (South America, Africa)
    • By Type
    • By End-Use Industry

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