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Global Amorphous Soft Magnetic Materials Market: By Type: Iron-based, Fe-Ni-based, Cobalt-based, Others; By Application: Flexible Antenna, Transformers, Magnetic Sensors, Others; Regional Analysis; Historical Market and Forecast (2017-2027); Market Dynamics; Competitive Landscape; Industry Events and Developments

Global Amorphous Soft Magnetic Materials Market Outlook

The global amorphous soft magnetic materials market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.83% during the period 2022-2027.

 

Global Amorphous Soft Magnetic Materials Market

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The Amorphous Soft Magnetic Materials Market Likely to be Driven by Applications in Multiple Sectors Including Automobiles, Electronics and Electric Devices

The global market for amorphous soft magnetic materials is expected to be driven by applications in sectors such as automobiles, electronics and electrical equipment (such as electric motors, transformers generators, etc.). North America, Europe and Asia are expected to be key markets.

Soft magnetic alloys are materials that can be easily magnetised and demagnetised. Thus, soft magnetic materials are generally characterized by intrinsic coercivity less than 1000 Am-1. These are employed primarily to improve and/or direct the flux generated by an electric current. Relative permeability (mr, where mr = B/moH) is the key parameter for soft magnetic materials; it measures the readiness with which the material reacts to the applied magnetic field. Other significant parameters include coercivity, saturation magnetisation, magneto-resistivity eddy current structure and losses (as a function of sample dimensions), heat conductivity and electrical conductivity.

Soft magnetic material applications broadly fall into alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC) applications. In DC soft magnetic applications, the material is magnetised for the performance of a particular task, and then demagnetised once the task has been carried out. For example, switchable electromagnets.

In AC applications, the soft magnetic material is continually cycled, usually at high frequencies, being magnetised from one direction to the other, through the whole duration of the operation, for example, a power supply transformer. For each type of application, high permeability is a requisite, however, the significance of other properties may vary.

For DC applications, the key consideration behind selection of material selection is usually permeability, such as in shielding applications where the flux is to be directed through the material. If the material is employed to create a magnetic field or to generate a force, then saturation magnetisation may assume significance.

For AC applications, energy loss in the system is a significant consideration as the material is permanently and at high frequencies cycled around its hysteresis loop. Loss of energy may occur from three different sources:

Hysteresis loss – Associated with the area contained within the hysteresis loop.
Eddy current loss – Linked to the creation of electric currents in the magnetic material and relative resistive losses.
Anomalous loss – Associated with magnetic domain wall movement (Bloch walls) within the material.

Hysteresis losses may be minimized by reducing intrinsic coercivity, with a subsequent reduction in the area within the hysteresis loop. Eddy current losses may be decreased by reducing the electrical conductivity, and laminating the material. Anomalous losses may be minimized by employing a completely homogeneous material within which there is no impediment to domain wall movement.

Amorphous and nano-crystalline soft magnetic alloys may be produced in the form of a tape, for example, by melt-spinning or other rapid cooling methods. Amorphous and nanocrystalline soft magnetic alloys may usually contain iron, nickel and/or cobalt; one or more elements among boron, carbon, phosphorous and silicon may also be present. These have very low coercivity and an order of magnitude below standard Fe-Si, with lower hysteresis losses. Due to relatively less magnetisation, these are not suited to high current applications. However, these may be employed in low current applications and specialised small devices.

Due to properties such as relatively high resistivity, low anisotropy and good mechanical strength, nano-crystalline soft magnetic alloys have garnered much attention. Soft magnetic alloys are being employed in electrical motors that need to function in mechanically stressful environments, such as in hybrid vehicles. Fe-based amorphous/nanocrystalline soft magnetic alloys are extensively employed in high-tech fields such as communications and computers owing to the advantages they offer, such as high saturation magnetic induction, magnetic permeability, resistivity, low coercivity, and iron core loss.

 

Demand to Cut CO2 Emissions and Necessities to Comply with Regulatory Standards to Encourage Development of Metal Core Materials with Lower Core Loss

In recent years, regulations have become more stringent, emphasizing reduction in CO2 emissions. This has also led to a need to devise ways to conserve energy.  Regulations with respect to distribution transformers are becoming stricter in several nations, which has underscored the need to develop metal core materials with lower core loss. Companies have been engaged in devising suitable solutions to these issues. For example, Hitachi Metals has developed MaDC-A™, a new product with significantly reduced core loss. The product uses Metglas®, the Fe-based amorphous alloy ("Amorphous Alloy") employing magnetic domain control technology. MaDC-A™ has high flux density and nearly 25% lower core loss than conventional solutions, which enables greater efficiency of distribution transformers.

 

Amorphous Soft Magnetic Materials Market Segmentation

 

Global Amorphous Soft Magnetic Materials Market Segment

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By type, the market is classified into:

  • Iron-based
  • Fe-Ni-based
  • Cobalt-based
  • Others

By application, the market is divided into:

  • Flexible Antenna
  • Transformers
  • Magnetic Sensors
  • Magnetic Shielding
  • Electronic Article Surveillance
  • Others

By region, the market is classified into:

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Middle East and Africa

 

Global Amorphous Soft Magnetic Materials Market Region

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Key Industry Players in the Amorphous Soft Magnetic Materials Market

The report presents a detailed analysis of the following key players in the market, looking into their capacity, and latest developments like capacity expansions, plant turnarounds, and mergers and acquisitions:

  • Toshiba Materials Co., Ltd.
  • VACUUMSCHMELZE GmbH & Co. KG
  • Hitachi Metals, Ltd.
  • Bomatec AG
  • Advanced Technology & Materials Co., Ltd.
  • MK Magnetics, Inc.
  • Others

The EMR report gives an in-depth insight into the industry by providing a SWOT analysis as well as an analysis of Porter’s Five Forces model.

REPORT FEATURES DETAILS
Base Year 2021
Historical Period 2017-2021
Forecast Period 2022-2027
Scope of the Report Historical and Forecast Trends, Industry Drivers and Constraints, Historical and Forecast Market Analysis by Segment- Type, Application, Region
Breakup by Type Iron-based, Fe-Ni-based, Cobalt-based
Breakup by Application Flexible Antenna, Transformers, Magnetic Sensors, Magnetic Shielding, Electronic Article Surveillance, Others
Breakup by Region North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa
Market Dynamics SWOT, Porter's Five Forces, Key Indicators for Price and Demand
Trade Data Analysis Major Importing Countries by Value and Volume, Major Exporting Countries by Value and Volume
Price Analysis Historical and Forecast Price Trends- Regional
Competitive Landscape Market Structure, Company Profiles- Company Overview, Product Portfolio, Demographic Reach and Achievements, Certifications
Companies Covered Toshiba Materials Co., Ltd., VACUUMSCHMELZE GmbH & Co. KG, Hitachi Metals, Ltd., Bomatec AG, Advanced Technology & Materials Co., Ltd., MK Magnetics, Inc., Others
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1    Preface
2    Report Coverage – Key Segmentation and Scope
3    Report Description

    3.1    Market Definition and Outlook
    3.2    Properties and Applications
    3.3    Market Analysis
    3.4    Key Players
4    Key Assumptions
5    Executive Summary

    5.1    Overview
    5.2    Key Drivers
    5.3    Key Developments
    5.4    Competitive Structure
    5.5    Key Industrial Trends
6    Snapshot
    6.1    Global
    6.2    Regional
7    Industry Opportunities and Challenges
8    Global Amorphous Soft Magnetic Materials Market Analysis

    8.1    Key Industry Highlights
    8.2    Global Amorphous Soft Magnetic Materials Historical Market (2017-2021) 
    8.3    Global Amorphous Soft Magnetic Materials Market Forecast (2022-2027)
    8.4    Global Amorphous Soft Magnetic Materials Market by Type
        8.4.1    Iron-based
            8.4.1.1    Market Share
            8.4.1.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
            8.4.1.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        8.4.2    Fe-Ni-based
            8.4.2.1    Market Share
            8.4.2.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
            8.4.2.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        8.4.3    Cobalt-based
            8.4.3.1    Market Share
            8.4.3.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
            8.4.3.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        8.4.4    Others
    8.5    Global Amorphous Soft Magnetic Materials Market by Application
        8.5.1    Flexible Antenna
            8.5.1.1    Market Share
            8.5.1.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
            8.5.1.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        8.5.2    Transformers
            8.5.2.1    Market Share
            8.5.2.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
            8.5.2.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        8.5.3    Magnetic Sensors
            8.5.3.1    Market Share
            8.5.3.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
            8.5.3.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        8.5.4    Magnetic Shielding
            8.5.4.1    Market Share
            8.5.4.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
            8.5.4.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        8.5.5    Electronic Article Surveillance
            8.5.5.1    Market Share
            8.5.5.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
            8.5.5.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        8.5.6    Others
    8.6    Global Amorphous Soft Magnetic Materials Market by Region
        8.6.1    Market Share
            8.6.1.1    North America
            8.6.1.2    Europe
            8.6.1.3    Asia Pacific
            8.6.1.4    Latin America
            8.6.1.5    Middle East and Africa
9    Regional Analysis
    9.1    North America
        9.1.1    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
        9.1.2    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        9.1.3    Breakup by Country
            9.1.3.1    United States of America 
            9.1.3.2    Canada
    9.2    Europe
        9.2.1    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
        9.2.2    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        9.2.3    Breakup by Country 
            9.2.3.1    United Kingdom
            9.2.3.2    Germany
            9.2.3.3    France
            9.2.3.4    Italy
            9.2.3.5    Others
    9.3    Asia Pacific
        9.3.1    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
        9.3.2    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        9.3.3    Breakup by Country
            9.3.3.1    China
            9.3.3.2    Japan
            9.3.3.3    India
            9.3.3.4    ASEAN
            9.3.3.5    Australia
            9.3.3.6    Others
    9.4    Latin America
        9.4.1    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
        9.4.2    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        9.4.3    Breakup by Country
            9.4.3.1    Brazil
            9.4.3.2    Argentina
            9.4.3.3    Mexico
            9.4.3.4    Others
    9.5    Middle East and Africa
        9.5.1    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
        9.5.2    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        9.5.3    Breakup by Country
            9.5.3.1    Saudi Arabia
            9.5.3.2    United Arab Emirates
            9.5.3.3    Nigeria
            9.5.3.4    South Africa
            9.5.3.5    Others
10    Market Dynamics
    10.1    SWOT Analysis
        10.1.1    Strengths
        10.1.2    Weaknesses
        10.1.3    Opportunities
        10.1.4    Threats
    10.2    Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
        10.2.1    Supplier’s Power
        10.2.2    Buyer’s Power
        10.2.3    Threat of New Entrants
        10.2.4    Degree of Rivalry
        10.2.5    Threat of Substitutes
    10.3    Key Indicators for Demand
    10.4    Key Indicators for Price
11    Value Chain Analysis
12    Trade Data Analysis (8505)

    12.1    Major Exporting Countries
        12.1.1    By Value
        12.1.2    By Volume
    12.2    Major Importing Countries
        12.2.1    By Value
        12.2.2    By Volume
13    Price Analysis
14    Competitive Landscape

    14.1    Market Structure
    14.2    Company Profiles
        14.2.1    Toshiba Materials Co., Ltd.
            14.2.1.1    Company Overview
            14.2.1.2    Product Portfolio
            14.2.1.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            14.2.1.4    Certifications
        14.2.2    VACUUMSCHMELZE GmbH & Co. KG
            14.2.2.1    Company Overview
            14.2.2.2    Product Portfolio
            14.2.2.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            14.2.2.4    Certifications
        14.2.3    Hitachi Metals, Ltd.
            14.2.3.1    Company Overview
            14.2.3.2    Product Portfolio
            14.2.3.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            14.2.3.4    Certifications
        14.2.4    Bomatec AG
            14.2.4.1    Company Overview
            14.2.4.2    Product Portfolio
            14.2.4.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            14.2.4.4    Certifications
        14.2.5    Advanced Technology & Materials Co., Ltd.
            14.2.5.1    Company Overview
            14.2.5.2    Product Portfolio
            14.2.5.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            14.2.5.4    Certifications
        14.2.6    MK Magnetics, Inc.
            14.2.6.1    Company Overview
            14.2.6.2    Product Portfolio
            14.2.6.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            14.2.6.4    Certifications
        14.2.7    Others
15    Industry Events and Developments

 

List of Key Figures and Tables

1.    Global Amorphous Soft Magnetic Materials Market: Key Industry Highlights, 2017 and 2027
2.    Global Amorphous Soft Magnetic Materials Historical Market: Breakup by Type (USD Million), 2017-2021
3.    Global Amorphous Soft Magnetic Materials Market Forecast: Breakup by Type (USD Million), 2022-2027
4.    Global Amorphous Soft Magnetic Materials Historical Market: Breakup by Application (USD Million), 2017-2021
5.    Global Amorphous Soft Magnetic Materials Market Forecast: Breakup by Application (USD Million), 2022-2027
6.    Global Amorphous Soft Magnetic Materials Historical Market: Breakup by Region (USD Million), 2017-2021
7.    Global Amorphous Soft Magnetic Materials Market Forecast: Breakup by Region (USD Million), 2022-2027
8.    North America Amorphous Soft Magnetic Materials Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2017-2021
9.    North America Amorphous Soft Magnetic Materials Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2022-2027
10.    Europe Amorphous Soft Magnetic Materials Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2017-2021
11.    Europe Amorphous Soft Magnetic Materials Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2022-2027
12.    Asia Pacific Amorphous Soft Magnetic Materials Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2017-2021
13.    Asia Pacific Amorphous Soft Magnetic Materials Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2022-2027
14.    Latin America Amorphous Soft Magnetic Materials Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2017-2021
15.    Latin America Amorphous Soft Magnetic Materials Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2022-2027
16.    Middle East and Africa Amorphous Soft Magnetic Materials Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2017-2021
17.    Middle East and Africa Amorphous Soft Magnetic Materials Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2022-2027
18.    Global Amorphous Soft Magnetic Materials Market Structure

Key Questions Answered in the Report

The market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 4.83% between 2022 and 2027.

The major drivers of the market include the rising application of the product in the development of transformers, increasing demand from the healthcare industry for the manufacture of various medical equipment, and the rising demand for the product in the manufacture of coolants, ACs, rectifiers, and stabilisers.

The growing efforts and R&C activities by the major end-use industries aimed towards conserving electricity are expected to be the key trends guiding the growth of the industry.

The major regions in the industry are North America, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa, Europe, and the Asia Pacific.

Iron-based, Fe-Ni-based, and cobalt-based, among others are the major types included in the market report.

Flexible antenna, transformers, magnetic sensors, magnetic shielding, and electronic article surveillance, among others is the market segmentation based on service.

The major players in the industry are Toshiba Materials Co., Ltd., VACUUMSCHMELZE GmbH & Co. KG, Hitachi Metals, Ltd., Bomatec AG, Advanced Technology & Materials Co., Ltd., and MK Magnetics, Inc., among others.

Analyst Review

The global amorphous soft magnetic materials market is driven by the growing expansion of the major end-use industries of the product including healthcare, electronics and electrical, and automotive, among others, stringent government norms to conserve electricity, and rapid urbanisation. Aided by the continuous research and development activities aimed towards combining the amorphous soft magnetic materials and amorphous nanocrystalline alloys to achieve outstanding magnetic properties, the market is expected to witness further growth in the forecast period of 2022-2027, growing at a CAGR of 4.83%.

EMR’s meticulous research methodology delves deep into the market, covering the macro and micro aspects of the industry. Based on type, the market is divided into iron-based, Fe-Ni-based, and cobalt-based, among others. On the basis of application, the market is divided into flexible antenna, transformers, magnetic sensors, magnetic shielding, and electronic article surveillance, among others. The major regional markets for amorphous soft magnetic materials are North America, Europe, the Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa. The key players in the above market include Toshiba Materials Co., Ltd., VACUUMSCHMELZE GmbH & Co. KG, Hitachi Metals, Ltd., Bomatec AG, Advanced Technology & Materials Co., Ltd., and MK Magnetics, Inc., among others.

EMR’s research methodology uses a combination of cutting-edge analytical tools and the expertise of their highly accomplished team, thus, providing their customers with market insights that are accurate, actionable, and help them remain ahead of their competition.

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