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NEW YORK, Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

Global Magnetic Materials Industry

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Magnetic Materials in US$ Million by the following Product Segments: Soft Magnetic Materials (Soft Ferrite, and Electrical Steel), and Permanent Magnetic Materials (Alnico Magnets, Hard Ferrite, Samarium Cobalt Magnets, and NdFeB Magnets). The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2010 through 2018. A six-year historic analysis is also provided for these markets.The report profiles 220 companies including many key and niche players such as Advanced Technology & Materials Co., Ltd., Beijing Jingci Magnetism Technology Co., Beijing Zhong Ke San Huan Hi-Tech Co., Ltd., BGRIMM Magnetic Materials & Technology Co. Ltd., Electron Energy Corp., Hitachi Metals Ltd., Hitachi Metals America Ltd., Hengdian Group DMEGC Magnetics Co., Ltd., Hoosier Magnetics Inc., Jiashan Pengcheng Magnets Co Ltd., JFE Ferrite Corporation, Magnetics, Inc., Master Magnetics, Inc., Ningbo Ketian Magnet Co., Ltd., Ningbo Permanent Magnetics Co Ltd., Ningbo Vastsky Magnetic & Plastic Technology Co., Ltd., Ningbo Yunsheng Hi-Tech Magnetics Co Ltd., Neo Material Technologies, Inc., Shin-Etsu Chemical Co, Ltd., TDK Corp., Thomas & Skinner, Inc., ThyssenKrupp Electrical Steel, Tridus Magnetics and Assemblies, and Vacuumschmelze GmbH & Co. KG. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based upon search engine sources in the public domain.

I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1

Disclaimers I-2

Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2

Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3

Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3

Soft Magnetic Materials I-3

Soft Ferrite I-4

Electrical Steel I-4

Permanent Magnetic Materials I-4

Alnico Magnets I-4

Hard Ferrite I-4

Samarium Cobalt Magnets I-4

Neodymium-Iron-Boron (NdFeB) Magnets I-4

II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-1

Current & Future Analysis II-1

By Product Segment II-1

Regional Perspective II-1

Factors Influencing Demand & Supply II-2

Industry Dynamics II-2

Past, Present & Future II-2

Past and Present II-2

The Future II-3

China: A Major Contributor to the Global Magnetic Materials

Output II-3

Competitive Scenario II-4

Leading Magnetic Material Producers in the World II-4

Consolidation of the Industry Continues to Thrive II-4

Major Acquisitions in the World Magnetic Materials Industry:

2003-2012 II-5

2. TRENDS & ISSUES II-6

New Technologies and Niche Markets Ensure Growth II-6

Need for New Magnetic Materials Triggers Research & Development II-6

E-commerce to Become Magnetic Industry Norm II-6

China Gains High on the Investment Charts II-6

Emerging Nations: A Challenge to China's Monopoly II-7

Automation in Production to Improve Product Quality II-7

Competitive Market Pricing Squeeze Profit Margins II-7

Table 1: Global Magnetic Materials Market (2010): Average

Prices of Magnetic Materials in US$ per Kg by Type (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-8

Rare Earth Permanent Magnet Market Recuperates from Recession II-8

Table 2: Global Rare Earth Permanent Magnet Market (2012):

Percentage Breakdown of Market Share by Application (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-8

China Dominates the Global Rare Earth Magnets Market II-9

Table 3: Production of NdFeB Magnets in kt by Region

(2007-2011) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-9

NdFeB Magnets Continue to Gain Popularity II-10

Neodymium Magnets Gain on Energy Saving Trend II-10

Developments in the Neodymium Motor Magnets on a High II-10

Powder-based Soft Magnetic Components to Witness Growth II-11

3. MAGNETISM - AN INTRODUCTION II-12

Characteristics of Magnets II-12

A Glance at Developmental History II-12

Magnetism II-13

Various Types of Magnetism II-13

Diamagnetism II-13

Paramagnetism II-13

Ferromagnetism II-14

Antiferromagnetism II-14

Ferrimagnetism II-14

4. OVERVIEW OF MAGNETIC MATERIALS II-15

Magnetic Materials II-15

Fundamentals of Magnetic Materials II-15

Classification of Magnetic Materials II-15

A. Soft Magnetic Materials II-16

General Applications of Soft Magnetic Materials II-16

Historic Statistics II-16

Table 4: Worldwide Production Share of Soft Magnetic

Materials (2007): Percentage Breakdown by Major Regions -

China, Japan, European Union, US and Others (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-16

Classification of Soft Magnetic Materials II-16

Crystalline Material: Soft Ferrite II-17

Manufacturing Process II-18

Classification of Soft Ferrites II-18

Manganese-Zinc Ferrites II-18

Nickel-Zinc Ferrites II-18

Properties of Soft Ferrites II-18

Advantages of Soft Ferrites II-19

Limitations II-19

Applications of Soft Ferrites II-19

Crystalline Material: Electrical Steel II-19

Classification of Electrical Steels II-19

The Soft Iron II-19

Fe-Si Alloys II-20

Structure of Electrical Steels II-20

Grain-oriented Electrical Steels II-20

Non-oriented Electrical Steels II-20

Applications II-20

Fe-Al alloys II-20

Nanocrystalline Material: Amorphous Magnetic Alloys II-21

Manufacturing Process II-21

Bulk Amorphous Alloys II-21

Types of Bulk Amorphous Alloys II-21

Advantages of Amorphous Alloys II-21

Limitations of Amorphous Alloys II-21

Applications of Amorphous Alloys II-22

Nanocrystalline Soft Magnetic Alloy II-22

Manufacturing Process II-22

Advantages II-22

Limitations II-22

Applications of Nanocrystalline Alloy II-22

B. Permanent Magnetic Materials II-23

General Applications of Permanent Magnetic Materials II-23

Table 5: Worldwide Permanent Magnet Production (2008):

Percentage Breakdown by Product Segments - Alnico,

Ferrites, SmCo, and NdFeB (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-23

Classification of Permanent Magnetic Materials II-24

Alnico Magnets II-24

A Peek into the Properties of Alnico Magnets by Type II-24

Types of Alnico Magnets II-24

Cast Alnico Magnet II-24

Sintered Alnico Magnet II-25

Advantages II-25

Limitations II-25

Applications of Alnico Magnets II-25

Hard Ferrite II-25

Characteristics of Ferrites II-26

Manufacturing Process II-26

Properties of Ceramic Ferrite II-27

Sintered Hard Ferrite Magnets II-27

Advantages of Hard Ferrites II-27

Limitations of Hard Ferrites II-27

Applications of Hard Ferrites II-27

Rare Earth Permanent Magnets II-27

Samarium Cobalt Magnets II-28

Types of SmCo II-28

Properties of SmCo II-28

Sintered SmCo II-29

Advantages of SmCo II-29

Limitations of SmCo II-29

Applications of Samarium Cobalt Magnets II-29

Neodymium-Iron-Boron (NdFeB) Magnets II-29

Properties of NdFeB II-29

Advantages of NdFeB Magnets II-30

Disadvantages of NdFeB Magnets II-30

General Applications of NdFeB Magnets II-30

Types of NdFeB Magnets II-30

Sintered NdFeB Magnets: II-30

Applications of Sintered NdFeB II-30

Bonded NdFeB Magnet II-30

Applications of Bonded NdFeB II-30

5. END-USE APPLICATIONS II-31

Automotive Industry II-31

In Hybrid Vehicles II-31

Data Storage II-32

As Magnetic Tapes II-32

As Magnetic Disks II-32

Medical Technology/Industry II-32

Magnetic Nanomaterials in Biomedical Community II-32

Aerospace II-33

Electronic, Electrical and Instrumentation II-33

In Generators, Transformers, and Motors II-34

As Electric Motors II-34

As Sensors II-34

Industrial Machinery II-35

As Lifting Frames II-35

As Mechanical Tools II-35

As Magnetic Sweepers II-35

As Brakes and Clutches II-36

In Separation and Sorting Process II-36

In SwitchMode DC-DC converters II-36

Power Generation Systems II-36

Security Devices II-36

Others II-37

As Magnetic Signboard II-37

As Nano-magnetic Materials II-37

Recent and Potential Applications II-37

Maglev Trains II-37

Magnetic Braking System II-38

Missiles With Magnetic Forces II-38

Shoes With Magnetic Control Systems II-38

Ferrite-Bead Inductor II-38

6. TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCEMENTS II-39

Nanomagnetics - A Blockbuster in Development II-39

MRAM Technology - The Future of Memory Devices II-39

Microwave Electronic Technology - A New Method for Magnetic

Thin-Film Characterization II-39

Magnetic Stainless Steel Stimulates Bone Growth In Prosthetic

Implants II-40

Soft Magnetic Composite Materials: A New Facet in Soft Magnetics II-40

7. PRODUCT INNOVATIONS/INTRODUCTIONS II-41

Master Magnetics to Launch Ceramic Magnets II-41

Magnetics Upgrades Kool Mu® Material to 14 Permeability II-41

Master Magnetics Unveils Sidekick Combo Display and Floor

Combo Display II-41

Master Magnetics Rolls out Neodymium Rotating Hook II-42

Master Magnetics Launches PrintMagnetVinylTM II-42

Master Magnetics to Introduce Neodymium Latch Magnets II-42

Master Magnetics Rolls out Retractable Retrieving Magnet II-43

8. PRODUCT INNOVATIONS/INTRODUCTIONS IN THE RECENT PAST - A

PERSPECTIVE BUILDER II-44

Master Magnetics Unveils Magnetic Cup Caddy II-44

Master Magnetics Launches Magnetic Pouches II-44

Master Magnetics Unveils Neodymium Lift Magnets II-44

Master Magnetics Introduces Vehicle Wrap Magnet II-44

Master Magnetics Introduces Magnetic Photo Pockets and

Document Holder II-45

Master Magnetics Expands Magnetic Sweepers Range II-45

Eriez Magnetics Australia Introduces Magnetic Materials

Handling Technologies II-46

Finnish and British Inventors Develop MAGNETic Connector II-46

9. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-47

Compass Takes Over Arnold Magnetic Technologies II-47

Shin-Etsu Chemical Sets up Shin-Etsu (Changting) Technology II-47

Molycorp to Take Over Neo Material Technologies II-47

Mitsubishi, Daido Steel and Molycorp Form Joint Venture II-48

Molycorp and Hitachi Metals Ink Supply Agreement II-48

OM Group Takes Over Vacuumschmelze II-48

Siemens Drive and Lynas Sign Letter of Intent II-49

Great Western Minerals and Aichi Steel Sign Agreement II-49

Hitachi Metals to Establish New Facility to Manufacture

Neodymium Magnets II-49

Crocus Technology Takes Over MRAM Patent Portfolio of NXP

Semiconductors II-50

Neo Material Technologies Inks Letter of Intent with Molycorp

Minerals II-50

10. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS II-51

Advanced Technology & Materials Co., Ltd. (China) II-51

Beijing Jingci Magnetism Technology Co. (China) II-51

Beijing Zhong Ke San Huan Hi-Tech Co., Ltd. (China) II-51

BGRIMM Magnetic Materials & Technology Co. Ltd. (China) II-52

Electron Energy Corp. (US) II-52

Hitachi Metals Ltd. (Japan) II-52

Hitachi Metals America Ltd (US) II-53

Hengdian Group DMEGC Magnetics Co., Ltd. (China) II-53

Hoosier Magnetics Inc. (US) II-53

Jiashan Pengcheng Magnets Co Ltd (China) II-53

JFE Ferrite Corporation (Japan) II-53

Magnetics, Inc. (US) II-54

Master Magnetics, Inc (US) II-54

Ningbo Ketian Magnet Co., Ltd (China) II-54

Ningbo Permanent Magnetics Co Ltd (China) II-54

Ningbo Vastsky Magnetic & Plastic Technology Co., Ltd (China) II-54

Ningbo Yunsheng Hi-Tech Magnetics Co Ltd (China) II-55

Neo Material Technologies, Inc. (Canada) II-55

Shin-Etsu Chemical Co, Ltd. (Japan) II-55

TDK Corp. (Japan) II-55

Thomas & Skinner, Inc (US) II-56

ThyssenKrupp Electrical Steel (Germany) II-56

Tridus Magnetics and Assemblies (US) II-56

Vacuumschmelze GmbH & Co. KG (Germany) II-56

11. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-57

Table 6: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Magnetic Materials by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest

of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-57

Table 7: World Historic Review for Magnetic Materials by

Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(Excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$

Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-58

Table 8: World 15-Year Perspective for Magnetic Materials by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for

US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan),

Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2004, 2011 &

2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-59

Table 9: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Soft

Magnetic Materials by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest

of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-60

Table 10: World Historic Review for Soft Magnetic Materials by

Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(Excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$

Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-61

Table 11: World 15-Year Perspective for Soft Magnetic

Materials by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of

Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(Excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for

Years 2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-62

Table 12: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Soft Magnetic Materials by Product Segment - Soft Ferrite and

Electrical Steel Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-63

Table 13: World Historic Review for Soft Magnetic Materials by

Product Segment - Soft Ferrite and Electrical Steel Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$

Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-64

Table 14: World 15-Year Perspective for Soft Magnetic

Materials by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar

Sales for Soft Ferrite and Electrical Steel Markets for Years

2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-65

Table 15: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Soft Ferrite by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,

Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of

World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures

in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-66

Table 16: World Historic Review for Soft Ferrite by Geographic

Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (Excluding

Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years

2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-67

Table 17: World 15-Year Perspective for Soft Ferrite by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for

US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan),

Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2004, 2011 &

2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-68

Table 18: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Electrical Steel by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest

of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-69

Table 19: World Historic Review for Electrical Steel by

Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(Excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$

Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-70

Table 20: World 15-Year Perspective for Electrical Steel by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for

US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan),

Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2004, 2011 &

2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-71

Table 21: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Permanent Magnetic Materials by Geographic Region - US,

Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan), Latin

America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through

2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-72

Table 22: World Historic Review for Permanent Magnetic

Materials by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,

Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of

World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures

in US$ Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-73

Table 23: World 15-Year Perspective for Permanent Magnetic

Materials by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of

Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(Excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for

Years 2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-74

Table 24: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Permanent Magnetic Materials by Product Segment - Alnico

Magnets, Hard Ferrite, Samarium Cobalt Magnets and NdFeB

Magnets Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-75

Table 25: World Historic Review for Permanent Magnetic

Materials by Product Segment - Alnico Magnets, Hard Ferrite,

Samarium Cobalt Magnets and NdFeB Magnets Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$

Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-76

Table 26: World 15-Year Perspective for Permanent Magnetic

Materials by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar

Sales for Alnico Magnets, Hard Ferrite, Samarium Cobalt

Magnets and NdFeB Magnets Markets for Years 2004, 2011 & 2018

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-77

Table 27: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Alnico Magnets by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest

of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-78

Table 28: World Historic Review for Alnico Magnets by

Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(Excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$

Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-79

Table 29: World 15-Year Perspective for Alnico Magnets by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for

US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan),

Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2004, 2011 &

2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-80

Table 30: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Hard Ferrite by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,

Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of

World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures

in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-81

Table 31: World Historic Review for Hard Ferrite by Geographic

Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (Excluding

Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years

2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-82

Table 32: World 15-Year Perspective for Hard Ferrite by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for

US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan),

Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2004, 2011 &

2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-83

Table 33: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Samarium Cobalt Magnets by Geographic Region - US, Canada,

Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan), Latin America

and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-84

Table 34: World Historic Review for Samarium Cobalt Magnets by

Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(Excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$

Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-85

Table 35: World 15-Year Perspective for Samarium Cobalt

Magnets by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar

Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (Excluding

Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years

2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-86

Table 36: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

NdFeB Magnets by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest

of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-87

Table 37: World Historic Review for NdFeB Magnets by

Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(Excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$

Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-88

Table 38: World 15-Year Perspective for NdFeB Magnets by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for

US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan),

Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2004, 2011 &

2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-89

III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES III-1

A.Market Analysis III-1

Outlook III-1

Evolution of Magnetic Materials Industry in the US III-1

US Magnetic Materials Industry Takes a Flight Down III-1

Strong Presence of China III-3

Strategies to Tackle the Chinese Challenge III-3

Recent Amendments in Import and Export Duty on Rare Earth

Metals III-4

Timeline of the US Magnetic Materials Industry III-4

Research and Development Activities III-4

New Technologies and Research Innovations in Field of

Magnetic Materials III-4

Innovative Manganese-Gallium Magnetic Material III-5

REACT Program for Ending Dependency of US on China for Rare

Earths III-5

Monte Carlo Study: Spin Transport in Magnetic Materials III-5

A Study for Finding Alternative Permanent Magnetic Materials III-5

Researchers Unveil a New Material with 'Liquid' Magnetic

Properties III-6

NHMFL Tests Highest Field DC Magnet III-6

Nanoporous Ceramics to Split Proteins Magnetically III-7

Magnetic Nanoparticles Developed for Catalysts Recovery III-7

Ames Develops World's First Magnetic Refrigerator III-7

Grain-Size Magnetic Sensor Detects Changes in Magnetic Field III-8

Plastic Magnets to Influence Future Electronics III-8

Strategic Corporate Developments III-8

Product Innovations/Launches III-10

Select Players In The US III-12

Bunting Magnetics Co. III-12

Ferronics, Inc. III-13

National Magnetics Group III-14

PolyMag, Inc. III-14

Tengam Engineering, Inc. III-14

The Electrodyne Company, Inc. III-14

The Permanent Magnet Co., Inc. III-15

Tridus Magnetics and Assemblies III-15

B.Market Analytics III-16

Table 39: The US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Magnetic Materials by Product Segment - Soft Magnetic

Materials (Soft Ferrite and Electrical Steel) and Permanent

Magnetic Materials (Alnico, Hard Ferrite, Samarium Cobalt

and NdFeB) Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-16

Table 40: The US Historic Review for Magnetic Materials by

Product Segment - Soft Magnetic Materials (Soft Ferrite and

Electrical Steel) and Permanent Magnetic Materials (Alnico,

Hard Ferrite, Samarium Cobalt and NdFeB) Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$

Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-17

Table 41: The US 15-year Perspective for Magnetic Materials

by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales

for Soft Magnetic Materials (Soft Ferrite and Electrical

Steel) and Permanent Magnetic Materials (Alnico, Hard

Ferrite, Samarium Cobalt and NdFeB) Markets for Years 2004,

2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-18

2. CANADA III-19

A.Market Analysis III-19

Outlook III-19

Strategic Corporate Development III-19

Neo Material Technologies, Inc.- A Key Player III-19

B.Market Analytics III-20

Table 42: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for Magnetic Materials by Product Segment - Soft Magnetic

Materials (Soft Ferrite and Electrical Steel) and Permanent

Magnetic Materials (Alnico, Hard Ferrite, Samarium Cobalt

and NdFeB) Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20

Table 43: Canadian Historic Review for Magnetic Materials by

Product Segment - Soft Magnetic Materials (Soft Ferrite and

Electrical Steel) and Permanent Magnetic Materials (Alnico,

Hard Ferrite, Samarium Cobalt and NdFeB) Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$

Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-21

Table 44: Canadian 15-Year Perspective for Magnetic

Materials by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of

Dollar Sales for Soft Magnetic Materials (Soft Ferrite and

Electrical Steel) and Permanent Magnetic Materials (Alnico,

Hard Ferrite, Samarium Cobalt and NdFeB) Markets for Years

2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22

3. JAPAN III-23

A.Market Analysis III-23

Outlook III-23

Japan: A Major Producer of Neodymium Magnets III-23

Table 45: Japanese Market for Sintered NdFeB (2008):

Percentage Breakdown by End-Use Applications - Voice Coil

Motors, Generators/ Motors, MRI Systems, Communications,

Acoustics and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23

Japan Losing Ground on Soft Ferrites III-23

Neodymium Magnets Replace Traditional Components in Motors III-24

Research and Development Activity III-24

Study to Reduce Use of Dysprosium in Neodymium Magnets III-24

Development of High Performance Anisotropic Nanocomposite

Magnets with Low Rare Earth Metal Composition III-24

Development of Alternative Permanent Magnet Materials III-25

Magnetic Steel Sheets to Lower Transformer Power Losses III-25

Select Players in Japan III-25

B.Market Analytics III-27

Table 46: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for Magnetic Materials by Product Segment - Soft Magnetic

Materials (Soft Ferrite and Electrical Steel) and Permanent

Magnetic Materials (Alnico, Hard Ferrite, Samarium Cobalt

and NdFeB) Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27

Table 47: Japanese Historic Review for Magnetic Materials by

Product Segment - Soft Magnetic Materials (Soft Ferrite and

Electrical Steel) and Permanent Magnetic Materials (Alnico,

Hard Ferrite, Samarium Cobalt and NdFeB) Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$

Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-28

Table 48: Japanese 15-Year Perspective for Magnetic

Materials by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of

Dollar Sales for Soft Magnetic Materials (Soft Ferrite and

Electrical Steel) and Permanent Magnetic Materials (Alnico,

Hard Ferrite, Samarium Cobalt and NdFeB) Markets for Years

2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29

4. EUROPE III-30

A.Market Analysis III-30

Outlook III-30

Research and Development Activity III-30

Researchers Create Largest Magnetic Anisotropy Energy on

Cobalt III-30

B.Market Analytics III-31

Table 49: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for Magnetic Materials by Geographic Region - France,

Germany, Italy, The UK, and Rest of Europe Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$

Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-31

Table 50: European Historic Review for Magnetic Materials by

Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, The UK, and Rest

of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in US$ Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-32

Table 51: European 15-Year Perspective for Magnetic

Materials by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of

Dollar Sales for France, Germany, Italy, The UK, and Rest of

Europe Markets for Years 2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33

Table 52: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for Magnetic Materials by Product Segment - Soft Magnetic

Materials (Soft Ferrite and Electrical Steel) and Permanent

Magnetic Materials (Alnico, Hard Ferrite, Samarium Cobalt

and NdFeB) Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34

Table 53: European Historic Review for Magnetic Materials by

Product Segment - Soft Magnetic Materials (Soft Ferrite and

Electrical Steel) and Permanent Magnetic Materials (Alnico,

Hard Ferrite, Samarium Cobalt and NdFeB) Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$

Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-35

Table 54: European 15-Year Perspective for Magnetic

Materials by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of

Dollar Sales for Soft Magnetic Materials (Soft Ferrite and

Electrical Steel) and Permanent Magnetic Materials (Alnico,

Hard Ferrite, Samarium Cobalt and NdFeB) Markets for Years

2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36

4a. FRANCE III-37

A.Market Analysis III-37

Outlook III-37

Strategic Corporate Development III-37

B.Market Analytics III-38

Table 55: French Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Magnetic Materials by Product Segment - Soft Magnetic

Materials (Soft Ferrite and Electrical Steel) and Permanent

Magnetic Materials (Alnico, Hard Ferrite, Samarium Cobalt

and NdFeB) Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38

Table 56: French Historic Review for Magnetic Materials by

Product Segment - Soft Magnetic Materials (Soft Ferrite and

Electrical Steel) and Permanent Magnetic Materials (Alnico,

Hard Ferrite, Samarium Cobalt and NdFeB) Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$

Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-39

Table 57: French 15-Year Perspective for Magnetic Materials

by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales

for Soft Magnetic Materials (Soft Ferrite and Electrical

Steel) and Permanent Magnetic Materials (Alnico, Hard

Ferrite, Samarium Cobalt and NdFeB) Markets for Years 2004,

2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-40

4b. GERMANY III-41

A.Market Analysis III-41

Outlook III-41

Research and Development Activity III-41

Nanotubes Stack Magnetic Materials for HD Storage Devices III-41

Select Players in Germany III-41

BT Magnet-Technologie GmbH III-41

B.Market Analytics III-43

Table 58: German Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Magnetic Materials by Product Segment - Soft Magnetic

Materials (Soft Ferrite and Electrical Steel) and Permanent

Magnetic Materials (Alnico, Hard Ferrite, Samarium Cobalt

and NdFeB) Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43

Table 59: German Historic Review for Magnetic Materials by

Product Segment - Soft Magnetic Materials (Soft Ferrite and

Electrical Steel) and Permanent Magnetic Materials (Alnico,

Hard Ferrite, Samarium Cobalt and NdFeB) Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$

Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-44

Table 60: German 15-Year Perspective for Magnetic Materials

by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales

for Soft Magnetic Materials (Soft Ferrite and Electrical

Steel) and Permanent Magnetic Materials (Alnico, Hard

Ferrite, Samarium Cobalt and NdFeB) Markets for Years 2004,

2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-45

4c. ITALY III-46

A.Market Analysis III-46

Outlook III-46

B.Market Analytics III-47

Table 61: Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Magnetic Materials by Product Segment - Soft Magnetic

Materials (Soft Ferrite and Electrical Steel) and Permanent

Magnetic Materials (Alnico, Hard Ferrite, Samarium Cobalt

and NdFeB) Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-47

Table 62: Italian Historic Review for Magnetic Materials by

Product Segment - Soft Magnetic Materials (Soft Ferrite and

Electrical Steel) and Permanent Magnetic Materials (Alnico,

Hard Ferrite, Samarium Cobalt and NdFeB) Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$

Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-48

Table 63: Italian 15-Year Perspective for Magnetic Materials

by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales

for Soft Magnetic Materials (Soft Ferrite and Electrical

Steel) and Permanent Magnetic Materials (Alnico, Hard

Ferrite, Samarium Cobalt and NdFeB) Markets for Years 2004,

2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-49

4d. THE UNITED KINGDOM III-50

A.Market Analysis III-50

Outlook III-50

The UK Magnetic Industry III-50

Market Snapshots III-50

Limitations III-50

Opportunities III-51

UK Magnet Industry Faces Competition from Far East III-51

Research and Development Activities III-52

New Film with Magnetostrictive Properties III-52

Terahertz Magnetism Produced from Non-magnetic Materials III-52

Magnetic Glassfibre for Use in Electric Motors III-52

New Findings Demonstrate a Speed Limit to Magnetic Recording III-52

UK University Develops World's First Plastic Magnet III-53

MMG Magdev Ltd. - A Major UK Player III-53

B.Market Analytics III-54

Table 64: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Magnetic Materials by Product Segment - Soft Magnetic

Materials (Soft Ferrite and Electrical Steel) and Permanent

Magnetic Materials (Alnico, Hard Ferrite, Samarium Cobalt

and NdFeB) Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-54

Table 65: UK Historic Review for Magnetic Materials by

Product Segment - Soft Magnetic Materials (Soft Ferrite and

Electrical Steel) and Permanent Magnetic Materials (Alnico,

Hard Ferrite, Samarium Cobalt and NdFeB) Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$

Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-55

Table 66: UK 15-Year Perspective for Magnetic Materials by

Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for

Soft Magnetic Materials (Soft Ferrite and Electrical Steel)

and Permanent Magnetic Materials (Alnico, Hard Ferrite,

Samarium Cobalt and NdFeB) Markets for Years 2004, 2011 &

2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-56

4e. REST OF EUROPE III-57

A.Market Analysis III-57

Outlook III-57

B.Market Analytics III-58

Table 67: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current & Future

Analysis for Magnetic Materials by Product Segment - Soft

Magnetic Materials (Soft Ferrite and Electrical Steel) and

Permanent Magnetic Materials (Alnico, Hard Ferrite, Samarium

Cobalt and NdFeB) Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-58

Table 68: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Magnetic

Materials by Product Segment - Soft Magnetic Materials (Soft

Ferrite and Electrical Steel) and Permanent Magnetic

Materials (Alnico, Hard Ferrite, Samarium Cobalt and NdFeB)

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

US$ Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-59

Table 69: Rest of Europe 15-Year Perspective for Magnetic

Materials by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of

Dollar Sales for Soft Magnetic Materials (Soft Ferrite and

Electrical Steel) and Permanent Magnetic Materials (Alnico,

Hard Ferrite, Samarium Cobalt and NdFeB) Markets for Years

2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-60

5. ASIA-PACIFIC III-61

A.Market Analysis III-61

Outlook III-61

Asia Leads Magnetic Material Production Worldwide III-61

China - A High Growth Market III-61

Strategic Corporate Development III-61

B.Market Analytics III-62

Table 70: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future

Analysis for Magnetic Materials by Geographic Region - China

and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through

2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-62

Table 71: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Magnetic

Materials by Geographic Region - China and Rest of

Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2004 through 2009

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-63

Table 72: Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for Magnetic

Materials by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of

Dollar Sales for China and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets for

Years 2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-64

Table 73: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future

Analysis for Magnetic Materials by Product Segment - Soft

Magnetic Materials (Soft Ferrite and Electrical Steel) and

Permanent Magnetic Materials (Alnico, Hard Ferrite, Samarium

Cobalt and NdFeB) Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-65

Table 74: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Magnetic

Materials by Product Segment - Soft Magnetic Materials (Soft

Ferrite and Electrical Steel) and Permanent Magnetic

Materials (Alnico, Hard Ferrite, Samarium Cobalt and NdFeB)

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

US$ Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-66

Table 75: Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for Magnetic

Materials by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of

Dollar Sales for Soft Magnetic Materials (Soft Ferrite and

Electrical Steel) and Permanent Magnetic Materials (Alnico,

Hard Ferrite, Samarium Cobalt and NdFeB) Markets for Years

2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-67

5a. CHINA III-68

A.Market Analysis III-68

Overview III-68

Table 76: Leading Rare Earth Permanent Magnet Material

Manufacturers in China (2011): Percentage Breakdown of

Revenues for AT&M, Zhong Ke San Huan, Ningbo Yunsheng,

Taiyuan Twin Tower Aluminum Oxide, Zhmag and Sinosteel

Anhui Tianyuan Technology (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-68

Outlook III-69

Strong Growth on the Cards III-69

Manufacturers in Dongyang All Set to Expand Production III-69

Market Drivers III-70

Market Inhibitors III-70

China Lacks International Competitiveness on Quality Front III-71

Opportunities and Challenges in the Chinese Magnetic

Materials Industry III-71

Opportunities III-71

Risks and Challenges III-71

Segmental Analysis III-72

Ferrite Industry In China III-72

Soft Ferrite III-72

Rare Earth Permanent Magnet III-72

Table 77: Leading NdFeB Magnet Material Producers in China

(2011): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales forBaotou

Steel Rare Earth Group, Zhong Ke San Huan, AT&M, Ningbo

Yunsheng, Taiyuan Twin tower Aluminum Oxide, Zhmag,

Sinosteel Anhui Tianyuan Technology and Chengdu Galaxy

Magnets Company Limited (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-73

NdFeB Magnets: A Major Consumer for Rare Earths III-74

China Ferrite Industry Faces Raw Material Shortages III-74

China Limits Rare Earth Supply on Sustainable Development

Grounds III-74

High-Precision Permanent Magnets Gains Preeminence III-74

Growing Applications Keep the Market Aflame III-75

Magnetic Materials and Key Applications III-76

Basic Methods to Source Supplies from China III-76

Production Scenario III-77

Statistics in the Recent Past III-77

Table 78: Chinese Magnetic Materials Production by Type

(2008): Percentage Value Share Breakdown for Permanent

Ferrite, Soft Magnetic Ferrite, and Others (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-77

Table 79: Chinese Permanent Ferrite Production by Type:

Percentage Volume Share Breakdown for Sintered Magnets and

Bonded Magnets (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-77

Select Chinese Players III-77

Beijing Thinova Jinco Co., Ltd III-77

Ray OEM-Manufacturing (Magnet) Co., Ltd III-78

Universal (Ningbo) Magnetech Co., Ltd III-78

Xiamen One Magnet Electronic Co. Ltd III-78

B.Market Analytics III-79

Table 80: Chinese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Magnetic Materials by Product Segment - Soft Magnetic

Materials (Soft Ferrite and Electrical Steel) and Permanent

Magnetic Materials (Alnico, Hard Ferrite, Samarium Cobalt

and NdFeB) Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-79

Table 81: Chinese Historic Review for Magnetic Materials by

Product Segment - Soft Magnetic Materials (Soft Ferrite and

Electrical Steel) and Permanent Magnetic Materials (Alnico,

Hard Ferrite, Samarium Cobalt and NdFeB) Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$

Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-80

Table 82: Chinese 15-Year Perspective for Magnetic Materials

by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales

for Soft Magnetic Materials (Soft Ferrite and Electrical

Steel) and Permanent Magnetic Materials (Alnico, Hard

Ferrite, Samarium Cobalt and NdFeB) Markets for Years 2004,

2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-81

5b. REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC III-82

A.Market Analysis III-82

Outlook III-82

Ferrite Industry in India III-82

Select Players III-82

ACME Electronics Corp. (Taiwan) III-82

Micromeg Technology Corp (Taiwan) III-82

B.Market Analytics III-83

Table 83: Rest of Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future

Analysis for Magnetic Materials by Product Segment - Soft

Magnetic Materials (Soft Ferrite and Electrical Steel) and

Permanent Magnetic Materials (Alnico, Hard Ferrite, Samarium

Cobalt and NdFeB) Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-83

Table 84: Rest of Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Magnetic

Materials by Product Segment - Soft Magnetic Materials (Soft

Ferrite and Electrical Steel) and Permanent Magnetic

Materials (Alnico, Hard Ferrite, Samarium Cobalt and NdFeB)

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

US$ Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-84

Table 85: Rest of Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for

Magnetic Materials by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown

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