Crystalline Hexagonal Boron Nitride Market, By Type (Powder and Solid), By Application (Hexagonal Boron Nitride Composite Ceramics, Preparation of Cubic Boron Nitride, Paints & Coatings and Lubricants, Cosmetics Industry, and Industrial Packing), and By Region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa) - Trends, Analysis and Forecast till 2034

Report Code: PMI270519 | Publish Date: May 2024 | No. of Pages: 180

Global Crystalline Hexagonal Boron Nitride Overview

Crystalline Hexagonal Boron Nitride Market was valued at US$ 1.5 billion in 2024 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 12.8% to reach US$ 4.5 billion by 2034.

Crystalline hexagonal boron nitride, often known as white graphene, has a layered crystalline structure in a hexagonal lattice arrangement of alternating boron and nitrogen atoms linked together by strong covalent bonds. Because of its structure, hexagonal boron nitride exhibits remarkable thermal stability and dielectric qualities, making it an excellent option for insulating materials in high-temperature settings and an outstanding alternative for insulating layers and electronic devices. Hexagonal boron nitride has characteristics similar to graphene and other two-dimensional materials.

Hexagonal Boron Nitride, for example, excels in its dielectric and thermal characteristics, while graphene excels in electrical conductivity. As a result, the specific application determines which material—graphene or hexagonal boron nitride to use. The growing use of crystalline HBN in sectors like electronics, automotive, aerospace, and energy is driving up demand for the material. For applications requiring high temperatures, crystalline HBN is the perfect material due to its ability to regulate temperature and provide lubrication. The market is expanding because of the rising demand for cutting-edge materials with better electrical insulating qualities. As a lubricant additive, crystalline HBN has important uses in the ceramics sector, improving ceramic materials' mechanical characteristics and robustness. Crystalline HBN is utilized in coatings and composite materials in the automotive and aerospace industries to lower friction and increase wear resistance.

However, the market is seriously threatened by the compound's rising costs, which pushes consumers to choose less expensive alternatives. The crystalline hexagonal boron nitride market is anticipated to increase steadily overall because of its many uses across several sectors, the rising need for high-performance materials, and technological improvements. Due to its remarkable qualities, the chemical is in high demand and has enormous development potential in the years to come.

Introduction - Crystalline Hexagonal Boron Nitride Market

Disclaimer: This data is only a representation. Actual data may vary and will be available in the report.

Global Crystalline Hexagonal Boron Nitride Dynamics

Crystalline Hexagonal Boron Nitride Market Key Drivers:

Wide applications in different industries

  • Crystalline HBN is widely used in various industries, such as electronics, aerospace, automotive, ceramics, and lubricants, because of its exceptional thermal conductivity, high thermal stability, chemical inertness, lubricity, and electrical insulating properties. It is a crucial component of thermal management applications in the electronics industry because of its excellent thermal conductivity, which aids in the efficient dissipation of heat generated by electronic equipment. Its electrical insulation properties further increase its use as an insulating material for electronic components.
  • The hexagonal boron nitride crystal form has exceptional lubricating properties, strong resistance to high temperatures, and non-wetting of metals. Although somewhat pricey, it is recommended for high-temperature, non-stick metal coatings. The hexagonal boron nitride coating is the primary driver of the finest non-stick aluminum effect on the market.
  • The personal care and cosmetics industries have likewise used hexagonal boron nitride extensively. It is a well-known, non-toxic, and environmentally friendly ingredient utilized as a diffuser and lubricant in over 643 cosmetic formulations and skincare and beauty items. The expansion of the electronics and semiconductor industries over the predicted period is correlated with the rising demand for consumer and motorized electronics. Therefore, these factors drive the crystalline hexagonal Boron Nitride market revenue. 

Growing demand for semiconductors

  • The crystalline hexagonal boron hydride particularly exhibits strong thermal conductivity, resistance to corrosion, high lubricity, and electrical insulation. It is a broad bandgap semiconductor with excellent chemical and thermal stability. It is frequently employed in devices that operate in harsh environments. A honeycomb lattice of alternating boron and nitrogen atoms makes up hexagonal boron nitride (HBN), which may be exfoliated to produce atomically thin layers.
  • In April 2024, the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) declared that February 2024 saw worldwide semiconductor sector sales reach $46.2 billion, up 16.3% from $39.7 billion in February 2023. These significant increases in semiconductor sales are propelling the market for crystalline hexagonal boron nitride even further.
  • It has become essential in the vdW sector as an insulating layer in multi-material heterostructures. As a result, crystalline HBN could be crucial in developing future vdW devices such as transistors and photodetectors as an insulator, atomically flat substrates, or protective layers. As such, crystalline hexagonal boron nitride has wide-ranging uses in semiconductors.

Crystalline Hexagonal Boron Nitride Market Restrains:

High cost of Crystalline Hexagonal Boron Nitride

  • The high cost of crystalline hexagonal boron nitride might be a significant hindrance to the expansion of the industry, especially when compared to alternative materials like graphite, molybdenum disulfide, and tungsten disulfide. For commercial use, a regular grade costs between USD 55 and USD 130 per kilogram, whereas premium-grade (high-purity) is more expensive, costing between USD 350 and USD 800 per kilogram for particular uses like cosmetics. Consequently, there is a rise in the need for potential substitutes, which is anticipated to impede the market's expansion over the expected timeframe.

Global Crystalline Hexagonal Boron Nitride Segmentation

Crystalline Hexagonal Boron Nitride Market is segmented based on Type, Application and region:

Type Insights:

  • Powder:

Hexagonal Boron Nitride powder is a lubricant additive that may be dissolved in solvents, water, grease, and lubricating oil. By combining it with binders and water, hexagonal boron nitride powder can be painted (lubricity coated). Dry lubrication can be achieved by sprinkling or spraying the crystalline HBN powder on heated surfaces.

  • Solid:

Hexagonal Boron Nitride crystallizes when solidified into crystals. It has a layered crystal structure. In electrical devices, this form serves as a sub-layer material for any other 2D material and is typically considered an insulator. Nevertheless, in addition to its excellent thermal conductivity, chemical inertness, and mechanical resilience, it possesses unique optoelectronic capabilities.

The powder segment dominated the market among the segments mentioned above due to its diverse applications, cost-effectiveness, and versatility.

Application Insights:

  • Hexagonal Boron Nitride Composite Ceramics:

Using crystalline hexagonal boron nitride powder, ceramics with superior hardness and thermal and electrical insulation qualities can be created. Additionally, composites containing oxides, nitrides, carbides, metals, and other materials can be prepared based on the specific properties needed.

  • Preparation of Cubic Boron Nitride:

Crystal hexagonal boron nitride is used to prepare cubic boron nitride. This boron nitride has a cubic crystal structure, resembles a diamond crystal structure, and has a slightly lower hardness than diamond. Cubic boron nitride is frequently utilized in cutting tools due to its resistance to wear and pressure in its crystal state. The cost is reasonably low.

  • Paints & Coatings and Lubricants:

Crystalline hexagonal boron nitride is added to enhance the qualities of paints, coatings, and lubricants. It helps lower surface friction, prevent corrosion, and enhance product heat resistance.

  • Cosmetics Industry:

Crystalline Hexagonal Boron Nitride is used in the cosmetics and personal care industry to give formulations a silky, smooth texture and to enhance their blend-ability and spreadability. It can reduce shine and oiliness on the skin by acting as a mattifying agent. Crystalline Hexagonal Boron Nitride is also helpful in heat-resistant cosmetics due to its exceptional thermal conductivity.

  • Industrial Packing:

Crystalline hexagonal boron nitride's remarkable qualities make it a viable material for industrial packing. It is perfect for severe situations because of its great electrical insulation, good lubrication, and high chemical and thermal durability. Crystalline HBN can be included in composite packaging materials or utilized as a coating and lubrication additive.

Among the segments mentioned above, the one that dominated the market is the Hexagonal Bore Nitride Composite Ceramics segment due to the rise in demand for lightweight and durable materials in a variety of industries.

Regional Insights:

Crystalline Hexagonal Boron Nitride Market Regional Insights

  • North America market is estimated to witness a significantly high revenue share over the forecast period. This is because of the established automobile industry and growing initiatives in the research and development of crystalline hexagonal boron nitride compounds.
  • Asia Pacific market is estimated to witness the largest revenue share because of the growth in the automotive industry, mainly in countries like China and India, rising industrial infrastructure, and advancement in hexagonal boron nitride technology.
  • The European market finds lucrative market opportunities because of technological advances in the electronics and electrical industry, the growing demand for personal care and cosmetic products, and investments in boron nitride technology.
  • The Latin American market is increasing gradually due to the increase in industrial activities and development in the construction industry.
  • Middle East and Africa are emerging markets due to their developing industrial infrastructure and growing demand for crystalline HBN in the electronics and automotive sectors.

Report Scope:

Attribute

Details

Market Size 2024

US$ 1.5 billion

Projected Market Size 2034

US$ 4.5 billion

CAGR Growth Rate

12.8%

Base year for estimation

2023

Forecast period

2024 – 2034

Market representation

Revenue in USD Billion & CAGR from 2024 to 2034

Market Segmentation

By Type - Powder and Solid.

By Application - Hexagonal Boron Nitride Composite Ceramics, Preparation of Cubic Boron Nitride, Paints & Coatings and Lubricants, Cosmetics Industry, and Industrial Packing.

Regional scope

North America - U.S., Canada

Europe - UK, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, Russia, Rest of Europe

Asia Pacific - Japan, India, China, South Korea, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific

Latin America - Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America

Middle East & Africa - South Africa, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Rest of Middle East & Africa

Report Coverage

Revenue forecast, company share, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments Covered in the Report:

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends and opportunities in each of the sub-segments from 2024 to 2034. For the purpose of this study segmented the Crystalline Hexagonal Boron Nitride Market report based on Type, Application and region:

Crystalline Hexagonal Boron Nitride Market, By Type:

  • Powder
  • Solid

Crystalline Hexagonal Boron Nitride Market, By Application:

  • Hexagonal Boron Nitride Composite Ceramics
  • Preparation of Cubic Boron Nitride
  • Paints & Coatings and Lubricants
  • Cosmetics Industry
  • Industrial Packing

Crystalline Hexagonal Boron Nitride Market, By Region:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Russia
    • Italy
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • GCC
    • Israel
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

Global Crystalline Hexagonal Boron Nitride Key Players

The key players operating the Crystalline Hexagonal Boron Nitride Market include Saint-Gobain, Momentive, 3M Company, C.Starck, UK Abrasives, Denka, Henze, Showa Denko Group, Boron Compounds, and Xinfukang.

Key Players - Crystalline Hexagonal Boron Nitride Market

Disclaimer: This data is only a representation. Actual data may vary and will be available in the report.

Global Crystalline Hexagonal Boron Nitride Company Profile

  • Saint-Gobain*
    • Company Overview
    • Product Portfolio
    • Key Highlights
    • Financial Performance
    • Business Strategies
  • Momentive
  • 3M Company
  • C.Starck
  • UK Abrasives
  • Denka
  • Henze
  • Showa Denko Group
  • Boron Compounds
  • Xinfukang

 "*" marked represents similar segmentation in other categories in the respective section.

Global Crystalline Hexagonal Boron Nitride Table of Contents

Research Objective and Assumption

  • Preface
  • Research Objectives
  • Study Scope
  • Years Considered for the study
  • Assumptions
  • Abbreviations

Research Methodology

  • Research data
  • Primary Data
    • Primary Interviews
    • Primary Breakdown
    • Key data from Primary Sources
    • Key Thickness Insights
  • Secondary Data
    • Major Secondary Sources
    • Secondary Sources
  • Market Estimation
  • Top-Down Approach
    • Approach for estimating Market Share by Top-Down Analysis (Supply Side)
  • Bottom-Up Approach
    • Approach for estimating market share by Bottom-up Analysis (Demand Side)
  • Market Breakdown and Data Triangulation
  • Research Assumptions

Market Preview

  • Executive Summary
  • Key Findings—Global Outlook for medical carts Strategies
    • Key Questions this Study will Answer
    • Market Snippet, By Type
    • Market Snippet, By Application
    • Market Snippet, By Region
  • Opportunity Map Analysis
  • Executive Summary—3 Big Predictions

Market Dynamics, Regulations, and Trends Analysis

  • Market Dynamics
    • Drivers
    • Restrains
    • Market Opportunities
    • Market Trends
  • DR Impact Analysis
  • PEST Analysis
  • Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
  • Opportunity Orbit
  • Market Investment Feasibility Index
  • Macroeconomic Factor Analysis

Market Segmentation, By Type, Forecast Period up to 10 Years, (US$ Bn)

  • Overview
    • Market Value and Forecast (US$ Bn), and Share Analysis (%), Forecast Period up to 10 Years
    • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), Forecast Period up to 10 Years
    • Segment Trends
  • Powder
    • Overview
    • Market Size and Forecast (US$ Bn), and Y-o-Y Growth (%), Forecast Period up to 10 Years
  • Solid
    • Overview
    • Market Size and Forecast (US$ Bn), and Y-o-Y Growth (%), Forecast Period up to 10 Years

Market Segmentation, By Application, Forecast Period up to 10 Years, (US$ Bn)

  • Overview
    • Market Value and Forecast (US$ Bn), and Share Analysis (%), Forecast Period up to 10 Years
    • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), Forecast Period up to 10 Years
    • Segment Trends
  • Hexagonal Boron Nitride Composite Ceramics
    • Overview
    • Market Size and Forecast (US$ Bn), and Y-o-Y Growth (%), Forecast Period up to 10 Years
  • Preparation of Cubic Boron Nitride
    • Overview
    • Market Size and Forecast (US$ Bn), and Y-o-Y Growth (%), Forecast Period up to 10 Years
  • Paints & Coatings
    • Overview
    • Market Size and Forecast (US$ Bn), and Y-o-Y Growth (%), Forecast Period up to 10 Years
  • Lubricants
    • Overview
    • Market Size and Forecast (US$ Bn), and Y-o-Y Growth (%), Forecast Period up to 10 Years
  • Cosmetics Industry
    • Overview
    • Market Size and Forecast (US$ Bn), and Y-o-Y Growth (%), Forecast Period up to 10 Years
  • Industrial Packing
    • Overview
    • Market Size and Forecast (US$ Bn), and Y-o-Y Growth (%), Forecast Period up to 10 Years

Global Market, By Region, Forecast Period up to 10 Years, (US$ Bn)

  • Overview
    • Market Value and Forecast (US$ Bn), and Share Analysis (%), Forecast Period up to 10 Years
    • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), Forecast Period up to 10 Years
    • Regional Trends
  • North America
    • Market Size and Forecast (US$ Bn), By Type, Forecast Period up to 10 Years
    • Market Size and Forecast (US$ Bn), By Application, Forecast Period up to 10 Years
    • Market Size and Forecast (US$ Bn), By Country, Forecast Period up to 10 Years
      • U.S.
      • Canada
  • Europe
    • Market Size and Forecast (US$ Bn), By Type, Forecast Period up to 10 Years
    • Market Size and Forecast (US$ Bn), By Application, Forecast Period up to 10 Years
    • Market Size and Forecast (US$ Bn), By Country, Forecast Period up to 10 Years
      • UK
      • France
      • Germany
      • Russia
      • Italy
      • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • Market Size and Forecast (US$ Bn), By Type, Forecast Period up to 10 Years
    • Market Size and Forecast (US$ Bn), By Application, Forecast Period up to 10 Years
    • Market Size and Forecast (US$ Bn), By Country, Forecast Period up to 10 Years
      • India
      • Japan
      • South Korea
      • China
      • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Market Size and Forecast (US$ Bn), By Type, Forecast Period up to 10 Years
    • Market Size and Forecast (US$ Bn), By Application, Forecast Period up to 10 Years
    • Market Size and Forecast (US$ Bn), By Country, Forecast Period up to 10 Years
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • Market Size and Forecast (US$ Bn), By Type, Forecast Period up to 10 Years
    • Market Size and Forecast (US$ Bn), By Application, Forecast Period up to 10 Years
    • Market Size and Forecast (US$ Bn), By Country, Forecast Period up to 10 Years
  • GCC
  • Israel
  • South Africa
  • Rest of Middle East

Competitive Landscape

  • Heat Map Analysis
  • Market Presence and Specificity Analysis

Company Profiles

  • Saint-Gobain
    • Company Overview
    • Product Portfolio
    • Key Highlights
    • Financial Performance
    • Business Strategies
  • Momentive
    • Company Overview
    • Product Portfolio
    • Key Highlights
    • Financial Performance
    • Business Strategies
  • 3M Company
    • Company Overview
    • Product Portfolio
    • Key Highlights
    • Financial Performance
    • Business Strategies
  • C.Starck
    • Company Overview
    • Product Portfolio
    • Key Highlights
    • Financial Performance
    • Business Strategies
  • UK Abrasives
    • Company Overview
    • Product Portfolio
    • Key Highlights
    • Financial Performance
    • Business Strategies
  • Denka
    • Company Overview
    • Product Portfolio
    • Key Highlights
    • Financial Performance
    • Business Strategies
  • Henze
    • Company Overview
    • Product Portfolio
    • Key Highlights
    • Financial Performance
    • Business Strategies
  • Showa Denko Group
    • Company Overview
    • Product Portfolio
    • Key Highlights
    • Financial Performance
    • Business Strategies
  • Boron Compounds
    • Company Overview
    • Product Portfolio
    • Key Highlights
    • Financial Performance
    • Business Strategies
  • Xinfukang
    • Company Overview
    • Product Portfolio
    • Key Highlights
    • Financial Performance
    • Business Strategies

The Last Word

  • Future Impact
  • About Us
  • Contact

FAQs

The Crystalline Hexagonal Boron Nitride Market report segments the market been segmented on the basis of type, application, and region.

Increasing interest in leisure activities and outdoor experiences, which has led to a higher demand for Crystalline Hexagonal Boron Nitride.

Asia Pacific is expected to emerge as the fastest-growing regional market over the forecast period.

The leading players operating in the Crystalline Hexagonal Boron Nitride Market includes Saint-Gobain,Momentive,3M Company,C.Starck,UAbrasives,Denka,Henze,Showa Denko Group, Boron Compounds,Xinfukang.