Global Industry Analysts has a new report on the high-performance ceramic coatings market. Revenues in North America are projected to reach $1.8 billion by the year 2012, driven by advantages such as high resistance against corrosion and chemicals, high reflectivity, preventing diffusion of hydrogen and electrical resistance. The reportHigh Performance Ceramic Coatings – A North American Market Report – contains a review of market trends, drivers, product profile, players, competition, recent developments, mergers, acquisitions and other strategic industry activities.

GIA says there is a heightened interest in these coatings. Their use spans the automotive, medicine, defense, aerospace, fiber-optic communications and environmental protection sectors. Besides these applications, the ceramic coatings field is presently exploring the possibility of extending the scope and functionality to other varied applications. Increasing applications of advanced ceramics for a variety of uses is likely to drive the ceramics market and maintain the growth of the market.

GIA takes note of several high-performance ceramic coatings companies, including Accuwright Industries Inc., American Roller Company, APS Materials Inc., Aremco Products Inc., Cetek Ltd., Cincinnati Thermal Spray Inc., Flame Spray Coating Company Inc., Honeywell International Inc., Heany Industries Inc., High Performance Coatings Inc., Materials and Electrochemical Research Corp., Praxair Surface Technologies Inc., Precision Coating Inc. and Sermatech International Inc.