Soft Magnetic Composites (SMCs) Market to Witness Elevated Growth during the Assessment Period, 2018-2027

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The purpose of this rich study presented by FactMR is to elaborate the various market projections impacting the global soft magnetic composites (SMCs) market during the period until 2027. This assessment delivers high-end statistics concerning market size, Y-o-Y growth in trends and revenue share (US& Mn) linked to different geographies and segmentation types. Readers can acquire precise insights about growth trends along with opportunities that are expected to reshape the overall structure of the soft magnetic composites (SMCs) market during the forecast period.

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Key Insights - Soft Magnetic Composites (SMCs) Market

Notable Highlights:

  • GKN plc is planning to divest GKN Powder Metallurgy including GKN Sinter Metals and Hoeganages as a part of new business strategy. The strategy has three agendas linked to it, namely, delivering distinct product development strategies via focused performance targets and rigorous capital allocation; establishing greater accountability-based delivery culture; and separate operationally post-maximizing the shareholder value.
  • Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd. has acquired a 30% stake in Quebrada Blanca Phase 2 (QB2) copper project of the Teck Resources Ltd. in Chile. QB2 is the second phase of Quebrada Blanca copper mine in Chile.
  • Hitachi Metals Ltd, along with the Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology, has established SIMTech-Hitachi Metals Additive Manufacturing Joint Lab for metal additive manufacturing. The company also announced a price increase due to the sharp rise in the cost of raw materials used in magnetic materials, specialty steel, and other components.
  • Soft magnetic composites (SMCs) are emerging as a new option to improve motor performance and design in various industries. Next generation motors are being designed using soft magnetic composites (SMCs) including improved magnetic properties, 3D flux paths, and custom geometries.

The report offers detailed profiles of the leading companies in the soft magnetic components market. Some of the key players in the market include Rio Tinto PLC, GKN plc. (Hoeganaes Corporation), Voestalpine Stahl GmbH, Toshiba Corp (Toshiba Materials Co., Ltd.), Höganäs AB, Hitachi Metals Ltd, VACUUMSCHMELZE GmbH & Co. KG, Hengdian Group DMEGC Magnetics Co., Ltd., PMG Holding GmbH, Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd., and other prominent players.

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Tier 1 Players Hold Over50% Share in Soft Magnetic Composites (SMCs) Market

Tier 1 players collectively hold over 50% share of the soft magnetic composites market. Established market footprint of Tier 1 soft magnetic composite manufacturers can be attributed to their robust distribution network and technological expertise. These players are further focusing on production capacity expansion, and mergers & acquisitions with medium-sized players to leverage their innovative development as key expansion strategies. On the other hand, Tier 2 players are competing through new product launches and development of cost-effective alternatives to retain their position in the soft magnetic composites market.

Hoeganaes, Hitachi Metals Ltd, Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd., and GKN plc. (Hoeganaes Corporation) are some of the leading players in the soft magnetic components market.

Electric Motor Optimization and Miniaturization to Pave Avenues

Optimization of electric motors by using next-generation soft magnetic composites (SMCs) has been a key developmental focus area of manufacturers, with an aim to save on operation cost, and comply with energy efficiency regulations & standards imposed on utility equipment.  As adoption of electric motors continues to grow in line with rising emphasis on power consumption – a key aspect linked with lifetime cost of electric motors -- use of soft magnetic composites in new equipment has increased to save on additional upfront costs. Miniaturization has emerged as a cornerstone in equipment associated with power electronic applications, which has further paved lucrative avenues for soft magnetic composites manufacturers. Various industries are also replacing conventional laminated core in electric machines with soft magnetic composites (SMCs) as it leads to no eddy current loss and reduces bearing currents. A paradigm shift to adopt renewable energy sources and rising awareness towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions are also driving the demand for soft magnetic composites to produce high quality electrical machines at lower costs.

Research Methodology

The extensive research methodology is used in the report to provide important data and information on the soft magnetic composites market. Analysts have used both primary and secondary research methodologies including interviews with the industry experts and collecting data and validating it with data sources and insights from soft magnetic composites market experts.