Superhard Materials Market Research Report – Global Forecast till 2030

Superhard Materials Market Global Information by Type (Diamond, Cubic Boron Nitride), Form (Monocrystalline, Polycrystalline, Composite), End-User (Transportation, Building & Construction, Chemicals, Oil & Gas, Mining, Electrical & Electronics) and Region Forecast to 2030

ID: MRFR/CnM/5458-HCR | November 2022 | Region: Global | 100 Pages         

Superhard Materials Market

The superhard materials market size is projected to grow by 5.5% in the forecast period.


By Type Diamond Cubic Boron Nitride
By Form Monocrystalline Polycrystalline Composite

Key Players

  • Element Six (Luxembourg)
  • Sandvik AB (Sweden)
  • Iljin Diamond (South Korea)
  • Henan Huanghe Whirlwind Co Ltd (China)
  • Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd (Japan)
  • Funik Ultrahard Material Co. Ltd (China)
  • SF Diamond Co Ltd (China)
  • WorldWide Superabrasives LLC (China)
  • Henan Yalong Superhard Materials Co. Ltd (Japan)
  • CR GEMS Superabrasives Co. Ltd (China)
  • and Anhui Hongjing New Materials Co. Ltd (China)


  • Growing manufacturing activities across industrial sector is also projected to drive the product market due to the rising use of superhard materials.
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Superhard Materials Market overview 

The superhard materials market size is projected to grow by 5.5% in the forecast period.

super hard is a solid material that is used for various purposes. it is a high density and incompressible solids with high density. Cemented carbides are widely known as super hard materials. They are tool steels, ceramics, and diamonds that are common examples of superhard materials. Cement carbide is a hard material that is used in industrial settings. They contain materials such as carbon steel and metal steel. Monocrystalline super hard material that is gaining more traction among the end-users. 

today, the automotive industry is major end-users of the market. the surging need for hard materials in the market is rising investments for the market. shaping and scratching any materials with the hard component is possible. High mechanical performance, wear resistance and durability are some of the salient features of hard materials.

Coating, mining, construction and electronics are some of the other markets having a high demand for the product. The Clad sheet for oil and gas, cutting tools, and wire drawing operations require this product coal and mining are examples of composite superhard materials are other applications. Polycrystalline diamond is super hard. To cut and create intricate jewellery the super hard materials are highly useful. these trends in the market will contribute to high super hard materials market value. 

Covid analysis 

The outbreak covid 19 is bringing new changes in the global markets. The slowdown in production, market operations and disruption in the supply chain are affecting the market operations. super hard materials market is facing several disruptions in the period. many end-users of the market are facing heavy losses.

The automotive, mine, coal, constructions, paint, coatings, aerospace, chemical, paper and pulp industries are facing a decline in demand. Issues in the market are affecting the growth of Superhard materials. In the forecast period, the superhard materials supply rates will reduce. However, post covid 19 situation of the market remains positive. when the virus spread slows down high developments in taking place. new product launches and innovations will take place in this market. 

Market dynamics 

  • Crucial market drivers 

The automotive sector will drive demand for the super hard materials market. The development of the automobile industry is leading to high demand for super hard materials. In the automotive industry, many applications require super hard materials. For protective coatings, metal sheets, and cutting these materials are highly essential. The rise in disposable income in developing regions is contributing to high demand.

 In countries, high performance and expensive automobiles have high demand. especially chain and India are key countries for high demand. Use of superhard materials surging the car manufacturing process is high. this trend of the market will create exceptional expansion for the market. Rising manufacturing activities across the world are contributing to the high demand of this market.

Further, during the manufacturing process super hard materials have high requirements. May t be any industry for shaping, coating and other applications they are essential. The increase in the production of the electronics and electrical industry will lead to high demand for super hard materials. These market drivers will contribute to the high revenue rates of the Superhard Materials market. all these factors will create a high adoption rate for the super hard materials market. 

  • The market growth opportunities 

Research and development will create more super hard materials market growth in the market. The super hard materials market has a high investment for research. Rising research activities will create exceptional scope for new products and developments in the market. in upcoming years, the key players will introduce a new product range that can help for various applications. further, rising demand from the petroleum market is another factor contributing to growth. the exploration activities of petroleum are growing rapidly in many regions.

This will create exceptional growth scope for the super hard materials market. further, growing applications of superhard materials in the various sectors will create growth. especially, the diamond market has high uses of superhard materials. Diamond is a super hard metal that requires more sturdy material for shaping purposes. Diamond has high heat conductivity it has electrical insulation.

Synthetic diamond has a single substance and tiny polycrystal. Due to this, super hard materials are suitable for the market. other applications such as Cutting tools, coatings, general medicine, sensors, semiconductor manufacturing, wear parts polishing stones, subsystem components are increasing growth opportunities in the market. market expansion is possible due to high application and new developments in the market. 

  • The market restraints 

The volatility of raw materials is creating restraints in the market. The market's constraining aspect is the fluctuation in raw material prices. A rise in the number of environmental laws also has an impact on the production process.

During the forecast period, these barriers will hinder the growth of the market. the operations delay and supply disruptions are other disturbances in the market. The ongoing covid 19 epidemic is causing raw material changes. This condition has an impact on the market's overall price and supply. Government rules may constitute a significant barrier to the expansion of the market growth. 

  • The market challenges 

Super hard materials are a few of the sturdiest components in the world. they are used for shaping, coating and cutting even the toughest of metals in the world. due to this, the manufacturing process of superhard materials is complex. It takes time and a high temperature for processing this equipment. The complications in manufacturing this equipment and high-temperature equipment for the product can affect the production. Due to the advanced needs, demand and production rate of the market can decline. All these market challenges can hide the growth of the market in the forecast period. the need for an effortless production process is necessary for the market. 

  • Cumulative growth analysis 

The superhard materials market trends is stable over the forecast period. cubic boron segments of the market are facing exceptional challenges in the market. the use of this product is prevalent in regions such as the Asia Pacific and Europe. Rising demand from the automotive sector is creating high growth.

 Research and development will create high growth opportunities in the overall super hard materials market. the retraining factors are high raw materials cost in the market. high-temperature requirements in the market are another challenge. However, growth opportunities will create substantial growth. 

Value chain analysis 

The superhard materials market share is surging in the Asia Pacific during the forecast period. The Asia Pacific is a major user of super-hard materials around the world. China is one of the main manufacturers of manufactured diamonds in the Asia Pacific.

With a large portion of the super-hard material market. there is high scope for the market. Rising industrial application is contributing to high growth. the vestment for the market is more than 2 million. This will create immense developments in the market forecast period. manmade diamonds segment holds the highest shares in this region. 

Segment overview 

By type 

  • Cubic boron nitride 

  • Diamond 

By form 

  • Composite

  • Monocrystalline 

  • Composite 

By end-user 

  • Mining 

  • Electrical 

  • Oil and mining 

  • Chemicals 

  • Automotive 

  • Transport 

By region 

Asia pacific 

  • India 

  • China

  • Japan 

  • Malaysia 

  • Vietnam 


  • Uk 

  • Germany 

  • Brazil 

North America 

  • US 

  • Canada 

Competitive landscape

The competition in the superhard materials market is surging in the forecast period. market expansions, mergers and collaborations are higher for the market. the increasing demand will create an exceptional impact on the market growth. 

Global Superhard Materials Market Share, by Type (2017)


Source: MRFR Analysis

Regional analysis 

The superhard materials market is fragmented into Asia Pacific, Europe and North America. The Asia Pacific will lead the market with high growth opportunities. oil and gas industry will contribute to the high demand of the market. rapid expansion in the North American region will create a huge impact on the market growth. the end-users in North America have higher investments.

US and Canada are key players with high contributions. The electronic industry will have a higher share in the North American region. setting and developing semiconductors and circuits require the use of superhard metals. Further, Europe is the next largest regional player in the market. the rising demand in the diamond industry is high in the market. these regional players will record high revenue rates in the overall market. 

The key players of the Superhard Materials market are 

  1. Element Six (Luxembourg)

  2. CR GEMS Super abrasives Co. Ltd (China

  3. Iljin Diamond (South Korea)

  4. Henan Huanghe Whirlwind Co Ltd (China)

  5. Sandvik AB (Sweden)

  6. Funik Ultrahard Material Co. Ltd (China)

  7. SF Diamond Co Ltd (China)

  8. Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd (Japan)

  9. Worldwide Superabrasives LLC (China)

Recent Development

August 2021: According to a study released, researchers at the University of Houston and Manhattan College effectively trained an algorithm to reliably predict the hardness of novel materials. The machine learning model will streamline the process of developing new superhard materials. Superhard materials can withstand pressures of up to 40 gigapascals without producing an indentation on their surface. Measuring a material's hardness is not as straightforward as putting it in a crusher (an indenter) and observing how much pressure it can withstand. Due to load dependence, testing with computer modelling is experimentally challenging. This means that the hardness of a material can vary depending on the amount of pressure applied.

The new approach overcomes the load-dependence issue by directly estimating Vickers hardness from the material's chemical makeup. The researchers extracted 1,062 data points on the hardness of 560 different chemicals from scholarly papers to train the supervised machine-learning method, according to the report. The model was then validated by predicting the hardness of several classic superhard materials with a 97 percent accuracy. The system was trained by examining approximately 66,000 chemicals in crystal structure databases. It discovered ten previously undiscovered superhard materials (borocarbides) having a hardness of greater than 40 Gpa. The researchers' next step will be to design and manufacture these materials in order to test them in the laboratory.

Report overview 

  1. Market overview highlights 

  2. Analysis based upon COVID 19

  3. Explanation upon the Market Dynamics

  4. Value chain analysis

  5. Market segmentation overview

  6. The regional analysis

  7. Competitive landscape analysis

  8. Recent Developments

Report Scope:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   2030: Significant Value
  CAGR   Substantial CAGR (2022-2030)
  Base Year   2021
  Forecast Period   2022-2030
  Historical Data   2019 & 2020
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Million)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   type, form, end-users and region
  Geographies Covered   Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa.
  Key Vendors   Element Six (Luxembourg), Sandvik AB (Sweden), Iljin Diamond (South Korea), Henan Huanghe Whirlwind Co Ltd (China), Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd (Japan), Funik Ultrahard Material Co. Ltd (China), SF Diamond Co Ltd (China), WorldWide Superabrasives LLC (China), Henan Yalong Superhard Materials Co. Ltd (Japan), CR GEMS Superabrasives Co. Ltd (China), and Anhui Hongjing New Materials Co. Ltd (China)
  Key Market Opportunities   Increasing manufacturing activities is driving the superhard materials and it is expected to continue growth in the coming years.
  Key Market Drivers   Growing manufacturing activities across industrial sector is also projected to drive the product market due to the rising use of superhard materials.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

High operating costs and high temperatures can prevent the superhard materials market growth.

The market has end users like building & construction, transportation, mining, chemicals, oil & gas, and electrical & electronics.

The Asia Pacific is the largest superhard materials market.

The Asia Pacific is predicted to be the fastest superhard materials market.

The market report includes polycrystalline, onocrystalline, and composite.

The growth rate of the superhard materials market is 5.5%.