Global Thermoelectric Materials Market

Global Thermoelectric Materials Market: Focus on Type (Bismuth Telluride, Lead Telluride, and Silicon Germanium) and Application (Healthcare, Automotive, Industrial, Electrical, and Electronics) – Analysis & Forecast, 2018-2023

The global thermoelectric materials market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.49% and 9.09% between 2018 and 2023 in terms of value and volume, respectively.

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Published Year: 2018
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Thermoelectric materials have been a topic of massive research and development since a long time, as they follow the principle of converting waste heat into usable electricity. Usage of this niche technology in various end-user industries such as automobiles, industrial, and healthcare might result in proper utilization of energy, which would eventually result in decreasing the demand for energy resources. Various environment regulations lead factories to cut down on their production limits due to excessive greenhouse gas emissions. Thermoelectric materials contribute in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions which has become a major area of focus in the global scenario. Although at an emerging state, thermoelectric materials have been used in several pilot projects to test their feasibility and efficiency. Many companies such as Panasonic Corporation and Hitachi Ltd., among others are actively engaged in the research and development of thermoelectric materials given their high potential.

Bismuth telluride, lead telluride, and silicon germanium are some of the thermoelectric materials widely used in the end-user industries. Bismuth telluride is the traditionally used thermoelectric material owing to its features. It is an alloy made of bismuth and telluride. It could be found in various forms such as in pieces, powder, lump, ingots, and chunks, among others. It can be used as a thermoelectric material and utilized in power generation device or cooling modules such as refrigerator. It also finds its application in topological insulators.

The global thermoelectric materials market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.49% and 9.09% between 2018 and 2023 in terms of value and volume, respectively.

The report is a compilation of different segments of the global thermoelectric materials market, including market breakdown by type, application, and geographical areas. Herein the revenue generated from the types (bismuth telluride, lead telluride, and silicon germanium), application (healthcare, automotive, industrial, electrical and electronics, and others), and geographies (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest-of-the-World) are tracked to calculate the overall market size both in terms of value ($thousand) and volume (metric tons). While highlighting the key driving and restraining forces for this market, the report also provides a detailed summary of the global thermoelectric materials market. It also includes the key participants involved in the industry at the relevant sections.

Key questions answered in the report:

•    What was the size, in terms of value ($thousand) and volume (metric tons), of the thermoelectric materials market in 2017, and what will be the growth rate during the forecast period 2018-2023?
•    What will be the market size of different types of thermoelectric materials (by value and volume) and their growth rate during the forecast period 2018-2023?
•    What will be the market size of different types of applications in the thermoelectric materials market (by value and volume) and their growth rate during the forecast period 2018-2023?
•    What will be the market size for different regions and countries in terms of value and volume in the thermoelectric materials market and their growth rate in the forecast period 2018-2023?
•    What are the major driving forces that tend to increase the demand for thermoelectric materials in various end-user industries during the forecast period?
•    What are the major challenges inhibiting the growth of the global thermoelectric materials market?
•    What is the competitive strength of key players in the global thermoelectric materials market by analyzing through market share analysis?
•    Who are the key players (along with their detailed analysis and profiles including their financials, company snapshots, key products and services, and SWOT analysis) in the market?

The report further includes a thorough analysis of the impact of the Porter’s Five Forces to understand the overall attractiveness of the industry. The most commonly used strategy for developing a better hold on the market has been through business expansions. Moreover, the company profile section highlights significant information about the key companies involved along with their financial positions, key strategies, and developmental activities in recent years.

Further, the report includes an exhaustive analysis of the geographical split into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific (APAC), and Rest-of-the-World. Each geography details the individual driving and restraining forces in addition to the key players from that region. This report is a meticulous compilation of research on more than 100 players in the global thermoelectric materials market and draws upon the insights from in-depth interviews with the key opinion leaders of more than 50 leading companies, market participants, and vendors. The report also profiles approximately 15 companies with their financial analysis, SWOT, and product portfolio.

The company profiles in the report include Hitachi Ltd., Panasonic Corporation, Norilsk Nickel, EVERREDtronics Ltd., Ferrotec (USA) Corporation., Jingyi Metal Material (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., KELK Ltd., Marlow Industries, Inc., P&N Technology (Xiamen) Co., Ltd., Reade International Corp., Sigma Aldrich Corporation, TECTEG MFR., TEGma AS, Thermonamic Electronics(Jiangxi) Corp., Ltd., and TOSHIBA MATERIALS CO., LTD.

   Executive Summary
   1    Market Dynamics
         1.1    Drivers
                  1.1.1    Improved Vehicle Fuel Efficiency Using Thermoelectric Modules
                  1.1.2    Increasing Awareness of Green Energy and Rising Awareness by Various Government Officials
                  1.1.3    Rapid Commercialization of Thermoelectric Generators in the Automobile Industry
         1.2    Restraints
                  1.2.1    High Production Cost of Thermoelectric Material
                  1.2.2    Inability to Produce High Power Electricity Output
         1.3    Opportunities
                  1.3.1    Rise in the Demand for Thermoelectric Materials in Medical Devices
 
   2    Competitive Insights
         2.1    Key Market Developments and Strategies
                  2.1.1    Product Launches
                  2.1.2    Others
         2.2    Market Share Analysis
 
   3    Industry Analysis
         3.1    Supply Chain Analysis
         3.2    Industry Attractiveness
                  3.2.1    Threat of New Entrants
                  3.2.2    Bargaining Power of Buyers
                  3.2.3    Bargaining Power of Suppliers
                  3.2.4    Threat from Substitutes
                  3.2.5    Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
         3.3    Opportunity Matrix Analysis
         3.4    Country Share Analysis
         3.5    Thermoelectric Phenomenon
                  3.5.1    Seebeck Effect
                  3.5.2    Peltier Effect
                  3.5.3    Thomson Effect
         3.6    Thermoelectric Materials in the Research Phase
                  3.6.1    Chalcogenides Materials
                  3.6.2    Half Heusler Alloys
                  3.6.3    Skutterudites
                  3.6.4    Clathrates
                  3.6.5    Antimony Telluride (Sb2Te3)
 
   4    Global Thermoelectric Material Market (by Type), $Thousand and Metric Tons, 2016-2023
         4.1    Assumptions
         4.2    Limitations
         4.3    Market Overview
         4.4    Bismuth Telluride (Bi2Te3)
         4.5    Lead Telluride (PbTe)
         4.6    Silicon Germanium (SiGe)
 
   5    Global Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), $Thousand and Metric Tons, 2016-2023
         5.1    Industrial
         5.2    Automotive
         5.3    Electrical & Electronics
         5.4    Healthcare
         5.5    Others
 
   6    Thermoelectric Material Market (by Region), $Thousand and Metric Tons, 2016-2023
         6.1    Asia-Pacific
                  6.1.1    Asia-Pacific Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Type)
                  6.1.2    Asia-Pacific Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application)
                  6.1.3    Asia-Pacific Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Country)
                              6.1.3.1    China
                                             6.1.3.1.1    China Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application)
                              6.1.3.2    Japan
                                             6.1.3.2.1    Japan Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application)
                              6.1.3.3    South Korea
                                             6.1.3.3.1    South Korea Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application)
                              6.1.3.4    Rest-of-Asia-Pacific
                                             6.1.3.4.1    Rest-of-Asia-Pacific Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application)
         6.2    North America
                  6.2.1    North America Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Type)
                  6.2.2    North America Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application)
                  6.2.3    North America Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Country)
                              6.2.3.1    The U.S.
                                              6.2.3.1.1    U.S. Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application)
                              6.2.3.2    Canada
                                             6.2.3.2.1    Canada Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application)
                              6.2.3.3    Mexico
                                             6.2.3.3.1    Mexico Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application)
         6.3    Europe
                  6.3.1    Europe Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Type)
                  6.3.2    Europe Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application)
                  6.3.3    Europe Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Country)
                              6.3.3.1    Germany
                                             6.3.3.1.1    Germany Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application)
                              6.3.3.2    France
                                             6.3.3.2.1    France Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application)
                              6.3.3.3    The U.K.
                                             6.3.3.3.1    U.K. Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application)
                              6.3.3.4    Russia
                                             6.3.3.4.1    Russia Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application)
                              6.3.3.5    Rest-of-Europe
                                             6.3.3.5.1    Rest-of-Europe Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application)
         6.4    Rest-of-the-World
                  6.4.1    Rest-of-the-World Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Type)
                  6.4.2    Rest-of-the-World Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application)
                  6.4.3    Rest-of-the-World Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Country)
                              6.4.3.1    The U.A.E.
                                             6.4.3.1.1    U.A.E. Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application)
                              6.4.3.2    Brazil
                                             6.4.3.2.1    Brazil Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application)
                              6.4.3.3    Others
                                             6.4.3.3.1    Others Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application)
   7    Company Profile
         7.1    Overview
         7.2    EVERREDtronics Ltd.
                  7.2.1    Company Overview
                  7.2.2    Product Portfolio Pertaining to Thermoelectric Materials Market
                  7.2.3    Corporate Summary
                  7.2.4    SWOT Analysis
         7.3    Ferrotec (USA) Corporation.
                  7.3.1    Company Overview
                  7.3.2    Product Portfolio Pertaining to Thermoelectric Materials Market
                  7.3.3    Corporate Summary
                  7.3.4    SWOT Analysis
         7.4    Hitachi Ltd.
                  7.4.1    Company Overview
                  7.4.2    Product Portfolio Pertaining to Thermoelectric Materials Market
                  7.4.3    Financials
                              7.4.3.1    Financial Summary
                  7.4.4    SWOT Analysis
         7.5    Jingyi Metal Material (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
                  7.5.1    Company Overview
                  7.5.2    Product Portfolio Pertaining to Thermoelectric Materials Market
                  7.5.3    Corporate Summary
                  7.5.4    SWOT Analysis
         7.6    KELK Ltd.
                  7.6.1    Company Overview
                  7.6.2    Product Portfolio Pertaining to Thermoelectric Materials Market
                  7.6.3    Corporate Summary
                  7.6.4    SWOT Analysis
         7.7    Marlow Industries, Inc.
                  7.7.1    Company Overview
                  7.7.2    Product Portfolio Pertaining to Thermoelectric Materials Market
                  7.7.3    Corporate Summary
                  7.7.4    SWOT Analysis
         7.8    Norilsk Nickel
                  7.8.1    Company Overview
                  7.8.2    Product Portfolio Pertaining to Thermoelectric Materials Market
                  7.8.3    Financials
                              7.8.3.1    Financial Summary
                  7.8.4    SWOT Analysis
         7.9    P&N Technology (Xiamen) Co., Ltd.
                  7.9.1    Company Overview
                  7.9.2    Product Portfolio Pertaining to Thermoelectric Materials Market
                  7.9.3    Corporate Summary
                  7.9.4    SWOT Analysis
        7.10   Panasonic Corporation
                  7.10.1    Company Overview
                  7.10.2    Product Portfolio Pertaining to Thermoelectric Materials Market
                  7.10.3    Financials
                                7.10.3.1    Financial Summary
                  7.10.4    SWOT Analysis
        7.11   Reade International Corp.,
                  7.11.1    Company Overview
                  7.11.2    Product Portfolio Pertaining to Thermoelectric Materials Market
                  7.11.3    Corporate Summary
                  7.11.4    SWOT Analysis
        7.12   Sigma Aldrich Corporation
                  7.12.1    Company Overview
                  7.12.2    Product Portfolio Pertaining to Thermoelectric Materials Market
                  7.12.3    Corporate Summary
                  7.12.4    SWOT Analysis
        7.13   TECTEG MFR.
                  7.13.1    Company Overview
                  7.13.2    Product Portfolio Pertaining to Thermoelectric Materials Market
                  7.13.3    Corporate Summary
                  7.13.4    SWOT Analysis
        7.14   TEGma AS
                  7.14.1    Company Overview
                  7.14.2    Product Portfolio Pertaining to Thermoelectric Materials Market
                  7.14.3    Corporate Summary
                  7.14.4    SWOT Analysis
        7.15   Thermonamic Electronics(Jiangxi) Corp., Ltd.
                  7.15.1    Company Overview
                  7.15.2    Product Portfolio Pertaining to Thermoelectric Materials Market
                  7.15.3    Corporate Summary
                  7.15.4    SWOT Analysis
        7.16   TOSHIBA MATERIALS CO., LTD.
                  7.16.1    Company Overview
                  7.16.2    Product Portfolio Pertaining to Thermoelectric Materials Market
                  7.16.3    Corporate Summary
                  7.16.4    SWOT Analysis
 
   8    Report Scope & Methodology
         8.1    Report Scope
         8.2    Global Thermoelectric Materials Market Research Methodology
                  8.2.1    Assumptions
                  8.2.2    Limitations
                  8.2.3    Primary Data Sources
                  8.2.4    Secondary Data Sources
                  8.2.5    Data Triangulation
                  8.2.6    Market Estimation and Forecast
 

List of Tables

Table 1    Global Thermoelectric Materials Market Snapshot, 2017 and 2023
Table 1.1    Thermoelectric Materials with Cost
Table 2.1    Product Launches (2015-2018)
Table 2.2    Other Key Developments (2015-2018)
Table 4.1    Global Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Type), Metric Tons, 2016-2023
Table 4.2    Global Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Type), $Thousand, 2016-2023
Table 5.1    Global Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), Metric Tons, 2016-2023
Table 5.2    Global Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), $Thousand, 2016-2023
Table 6.1    Global Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Region), Metric Tons, 2016-2023
Table 6.2    Global Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Region), $Thousand, 2016-2023
Table 6.3    Asia-Pacific Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Type), Metric Tons, 2016–2023
Table 6.4    Asia-Pacific Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Type), $Thousand, 2016–2023
Table 6.5    Asia-Pacific Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), Metric Tons, 2016-2023
Table 6.6    Asia-Pacific Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), $Thousand, 2016–2023
Table 6.7    Asia-Pacific Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Country), Metric Tons, 2016-2023
Table 6.8    Asia-Pacific Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Country), $Thousand, 2016-2023
Table 6.9    List of Institutions based in China
Table 6.10    List of Thermoelectric Module Producers
Table 6.11    China Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), Metric Tons, 2016-2023
Table 6.12    China Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), $Thousand, 2016-2023
Table 6.13    List of Thermoelectric Module Manufacturers
Table 6.14    Japan Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), Metric Tons, 2016-2023
Table 6.15    Japan Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), $Thousand, 2016-2023
Table 6.16    South Korea Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), Metric Tons, 2016-2023
Table 6.17    South Korea Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), $Thousand, 2016-2023
Table 6.18    Rest-of-Asia-Pacific Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), Metric Tons, 2016-2023
Table 6.19    Rest-of-Asia-Pacific Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), $Thousand, 2016-2023
Table 6.20    North America Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Type), Metric Tons, 2016–2023
Table 6.21    North America Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Type), $Thousand, 2016–2023
Table 6.22    North America Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), Metric Tons, 2016-2023
Table 6.23    North America Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), $Thousand, 2016-2023
Table 6.24    North America Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Country), Metric Tons, 2016–2023
Table 6.25    North America Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Country), $Thousand, 2016-2023
Table 6.26    List of Thermoelectric Module and Device Manufacturers
Table 6.27    U.S. Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), Metric Tons, 2016-2023
Table 6.28    U.S. Thermoplastic Materials Market (by Application), $Thousand, 2016-2023
Table 6.29    Canada Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), Metric Tons, 2016-2023
Table 6.30    Canada Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), $Thousand, 2016-2023
Table 6.31    Mexico Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), Metric Tons, 2016-2023
Table.6.32    Mexico Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), $Thousand, 2016-2023
Table 6.33    Projects Facilitating Research on Thermoelectric Material
Table 6.34    Europe Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Type), Metric Tons, 2016–2023
Table 6.35    Europe Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Type), $Thousand, 2016–2023
Table 6.36    Europe Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), Metric Tons, 2016-2023
Table 6.37    Europe Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), $Thousand, 2016-2023
Table 6.38    Europe Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Country), Metric Tons, 2016-2023
Table 6.39    Europe Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Country), $Thousand, 2016-2023
Table 6.40    Germany Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), Metric Tons, 2016-2023
Table 6.41    Germany Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), $Thousand, 2016-2023
Table 6.42    France Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), Metric Tons, 2016-2023
Table 6.43    France Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), $Thousand, 2016-2023
Table 6.44    U.K. Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), Metric Tons, 2016-2023
Table 6.45    U.K. Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), $Thousand, 2016-2023
Table 6.46    Russia Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), Metric Tons, 2016-2023
Table 6.47    Russia Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), $Thousand, 2016-2023
Table 6.48    Rest-of-Europe Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), Metric Tons, 2016-2023
Table 6.49    Rest-of-Europe Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), $Thousand, 2016-2023
Table 6.50    Rest-of-the-World Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Type), Metric Tons, 2016–2023
Table 6.51    Rest-of-the-World Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Type), $Thousand, 2016–2023
Table 6.52    Rest-of-the-World Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), Metric Tons, 2016-2023
Table 6.53    Rest-of-the-World Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), $Thousand, 2016-2023
Table 6.54    Rest-of-the-World Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Country), Metric Tons, 2016–2023
Table 6.55    Rest-of-the-World Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Country), $Thousand, 2016-2023
Table 6.56    U.A.E. Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), Metric Tons, 2016-2023
Table 6.57    U.A.E. Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), $Thousand, 2016-2023
Table 6.58    Brazil Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), Metric Tons, 2016-2023
Table 6.59    Brazil Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), $Thousand, 2016-2023
Table 6.60    Others Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), Metric Tons, 2016-2023
Table 6.61    Others Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), $Thousand, 2016-2023
Table 7.1    EVERREDtronics Ltd.
Table 7.2    Ferrotec (USA) Corporation.
Table 7.3    Hitachi Ltd.: Product Portfolio
Table 7.4    Jingyi Metal Material (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
Table 7.5    KELK Ltd.
Table 7.6    Marlow Industries, Inc.
Table 7.7    Norilsk Nickel: Product Portfolio
Table 7.8    P&N Technology (Xiamen) Co., Ltd.
Table 7.9    Panasonic Corporation: Product Portfolio
Table 7.10    TECTEG MFR.
Table 7.11    Sigma Aldrich Corporation
Table 7.12    TECTEG MFR.
Table 7.13    TEGma AS
Table 7.14    Thermonamic Electronics(Jiangxi) Corp., Ltd.
Table 7.15    TOSHIBA MATERIALS CO., LTD.: Product Portfolio

List of Figures

Figure 1    Global Thermoelectric Materials Market Snapshot
Figure 2    Global Thermoplastic Materials Market (by Type), 2017, 2018, and 2023
Figure 3    Global Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), 2017 and 2023
Figure 4    Global Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Region), 2017
Figure 5    Global Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Country), $Thousand, 2017
Figure 1.1    Market Dynamics
Figure 1.2    Impact Analysis of Drivers
Figure 1.3    Average Annual Fuel Use by Vehicle Type (2015)
Figure 1.4    World Carbon Dioxide Emission from Transport (% of Total Fuel Combustion)
Figure 1.5    Utilization of Fuel in a Vehicle
Figure 1.6    Impact Analysis of Restraints
Figure 1.7    Impact Analysis of Opportunity
Figure 2.1    Strategies Adopted by the Key Players
Figure 2.2    Share of Key Market Strategies and Developments, 2015-2018
Figure 2.3    Global Thermoelectric Materials Market Share Analysis 2017
Figure 3.1    Global Thermoelectric Materials Market Supply Chain
Figure 3.2    Global Thermoelectric Materials Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
Figure 3.3    Global Thermoelectric Materials Market Opportunity Matrix (by Region), $Thousand, 2018-2023
Figure 3.4    Global Thermoelectric Materials Market Opportunity Matrix (by Country), 2017
Figure 3.5    Country Share Analysis of Global Thermoelectric Materials Market, 2017
Figure 3.6    Country Share Analysis of Global Thermoelectric Materials Market, 2017
Figure 4.1    Global Thermoelectric Material Market (by Type)
Figure 4.2    Global Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Type), 2017 and 2023
Figure 4.3    Bismuth Telluride in Global Thermoelectric Materials Market, 2016-2023
Figure 4.4    Lead Telluride in Global Thermoelectric Materials Market, 2016-2023
Figure 4.5    Silicon Germanium in Global Thermoelectric Materials Market, 2016-2023
Figure 5.1    Global Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application)
Figure 5.2    Global Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), 2017 and 2023
Figure 5.3    Global Thermoelectric Materials Market in Industrial Application, 2016-2023
Figure 5.4    Global Thermoelectric Materials Market for Automotive Application, 2016-2023
Figure 5.5    Global Thermoelectric Materials Market for Electrical & Electronics Application, 2016-2023
Figure 5.6    Global Thermoelectric Materials Market for Healthcare Application, 2016-2023
Figure 5.7    Global Thermoelectric Materials Market for Other Applications, 2016-2023
Figure 6.1    Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Region)
Figure 6.2    Thermoelectric Materials Market Overview (by Region)
Figure 6.3    Global Thermoelectric Materials Market Share (by Region), 2016 & 2023, $Thousand and Metric Tons
Figure 6.4    Primary Energy Consumption (Million Tons Oil Equivalent)
Figure 6.5    Asia-Pacific Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Type), Metric Tons, 2017, 2018, and 2023
Figure 6.6    Asia-Pacific Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Type), $Thousand, 2017, 2018, and 2023
Figure 6.7    Asia-Pacific Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), Metric Tons, 2017 and 2023
Figure 6.8    Asia-Pacific Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), 2017 and 2023
Figure 6.9    Asia-Pacific Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Country), Metric Tons, 2017 and 2023
Figure 6.10    Asia-Pacific Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Country), $Thousand, 2017 and 2023
Figure 6.11    China Thermoelectric Materials Market, 2016-2023
Figure 6.12    Japan Thermoelectric Materials Market, 2016-2023
Figure 6.13    South Korea Thermoelectric Materials Market, 2016-2023
Figure 6.14    Rest-of-Asia-Pacific Thermoelectric Materials Market, 2016-2023
Figure 6.15    Primary Energy Consumption (Million Tons Oil Equivalent)
Figure 6.16    North America Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Type), 2017, 2018, and 2023
Figure 6.17    North America Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Type), 2017, 2018, and 2023
Figure 6.18    North America Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), 2017 and 2023
Figure 6.19    North America Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), 2017 and 2023
Figure 6.20    North America Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Country), 2017 and 2023
Figure 6.21    U.S. Thermoelectric Materials Market, 2016-2023
Figure 6.22    Canada Thermoelectric Materials Market, 2016-2023
Figure 6.23    Mexico Thermoelectric Materials Market, 2016-2023
Figure 6.24    Primary Energy Consumption (Million Tons Oil Equivalent) for Europe, 2013-2017
Figure 6.25    Europe Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Type), 2017, 2018, and 2023
Figure 6.26    Europe Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Type), 2017, 2018, and 2023
Figure 6.27    Europe Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), 2017 & 2023
Figure 6.28    Europe Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), 2017 and 2023
Figure 6.29    Europe Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Country), Metric Tons, 2017 and 2023
Figure 6.30    Europe Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Country), $Thousand, 2017 and 2023
Figure 6.31    Germany Thermoelectric Materials Market, 2016-2023
Figure 6.32    France Thermoelectric Materials Market, 2016-2023
Figure 6.33    U.K. Thermoelectric Material Market, 2016-2023
Figure 6.34    Russia Thermoelectric Material Market, 2016-2023
Figure 6.35    Rest-of-Europe Thermoelectric Materials Market, 2016-2023
Figure 6.36    Rest-of-the-World Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Type), 2017, 2018, and 2023
Figure 6.37    Rest-of-the-World Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Type), 2017, 2018, and 2023
Figure 6.38    Rest-of-the-World Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), 2017 and 2023
Figure 6.39    Rest-of-the-World Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), 2016-2023
Figure 6.40    Rest-of-the-World Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Country), Metric Tons, 2017 and 2023
Figure 6.41    Rest-of-the-World Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Country), $Thousand, 2017 and 2023
Figure 6.42    U.A.E. Thermoelectric Materials Market, 2016-2023
Figure 6.43    Brazil Thermoelectric Materials Market, 2016-2023
Figure 6.44    Others Thermoelectric Materials Market, 2016-2023
Figure 7.1    Share of Key Companies
Figure 7.2    EVERREDtronics Ltd.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 7.3    Ferrotec (USA) Corporation.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 7.4    Hitachi Ltd.: Overall Financials, 2015-2017
Figure 7.5    Hitachi Ltd.: Net Revenue by Business Segment, 2015-2017
Figure 7.6    Hitachi Ltd.: Net Revenue by Geographical Area, 2015-2017
Figure 7.7    Hitachi Ltd.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 7.8    Jingyi Metal Material (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 7.9    KELK Ltd.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 7.10    Marlow Industries, Inc.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 7.11    Norilsk Nickel: Overall Financials, 2015-2017
Figure 7.12    Norilsk Nickel: Net Revenue by Business Segment, 2015-2017
Figure 7.13    Norilsk Nickel: Net Revenue by Geographical Area, 2015-2017
Figure 7.14    Norilsk Nickel: SWOT Analysis
Figure 7.15    P&N Technology (Xiamen) Co., Ltd.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 7.16    Panasonic Corporation: Overall Financials, 2015-2017
Figure 7.17    Panasonic Corporation: Net Revenue by Business Segment, 2015-2017
Figure 7.18    Panasonic Corporation: Net Revenue by Geographical Area, 2015-2017
Figure 7.19    Panasonic Corporation: SWOT Analysis
Figure 7.20    Reade International Corp., SWOT Analysis
Figure 7.21    Sigma Aldrich Corporation: SWOT Analysis
Figure 7.22    TECTEG MFR.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 7.23    TEGma AS: SWOT Analysis
Figure 7.24    Thermonamic Electronics(Jiangxi) Corp., Ltd.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 7.25    TOSHIBA MATERIALS CO., LTD.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 8.1    Global Thermoelectric Materials Market Scope
Figure 8.2    Report Design
Figure 8.3    Primary Interviews Breakdown (by Player, Designation, and Region)
Figure 8.4    Sources of Secondary Research
Figure 8.5    Data Triangulation
Figure 8.6    Top-down and Bottom-up Approach

The increase in the global population coupled with the boost in the economic growth owing to the modernization has led to an increase in the energy consumption worldwide. The major source of the energy comes from conventional resources which not only raises sustainability concerns but also results in adverse environment impact such as climate instability and increase in the carbon dioxide levels. As per the “Global Energy & CO2 Status Report 2017” report by International Energy Agency (IEA), the source of 72% of the energy came from fossil fuels and a growth of 1.4% was witnessed in the emission of energy-related carbon dioxide in 2017. These facts emphasize on the extent of the issue that needs to be addressed with the help of proper energy harvesting.

The upsurge in the energy consumption also impacts the cost of the conventional resources. Therefore, proper utilization of resource is a major topic of research in ongoing days of economic expansion within the countries.

A large chunk of heat is wasted in the process of conversion energy into usable electricity or in any other form. Thermoelectric technology comes up with a solution to minimize this wastage of heat. Thermoelectric materials have the potential to reduce energy consumption by converting waste heat produced during the process of energy utilization into usable form of electricity. It is anticipated that thermoelectric materials market would have enormous opportunity to grow owing to the initiation of several advancements in the end-user industries where the materials are widely used.

Thermoelectric materials have been a topic of massive research and development since a long time as they follow the principle of converting waste heat into usable electricity. Usage of this niche technology in various end-user industries such as automobiles, industrial, and healthcare might result in proper utilization of energy which would eventually result in decreasing the demand for energy resources.

Bismuth telluride, lead telluride, and silicon germanium are some of the thermoelectric materials widely used in the end-user industries. Bismuth Telluride is the traditionally-used thermoelectric material owing to its features. It is an alloy made of bismuth and telluride. It could be found in various forms such as in pieces, powder, lump, ingots, and chunks, among others. It can be used as a thermoelectric material and utilized in power generation device or cooling modules such as refrigerator. It also finds its application in topological insulators.

FIGURE 1
Global Thermoelectric Materials Market Snapshot

Global Thermoelectric Materials Market

Source: Expert Interviews, Secondary Research, and BIS Research Analysis

In terms of value, the global thermoelectric materials market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.49% during the forecast period 2018-2023. The factors driving the demand of thermoelectric materials in the global market are improved vehicle fuel efficiency using thermoelectric modules, increasing awareness of green energy, rising awareness by government officials, and rapid commercialization of thermoelectric generators in the automobile industry. The automobile industry is amidst a revolution where the industry is accelerating its pace toward becoming more sustainable and greener. Proper utilization of waste heat in the automobile industry is another concern that has been gaining traction since a long time. As per the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the heat energy lost due to the internal fuel combustion in the automobiles is almost 65%. Thermoelectric generators with the help of thermoelectric materials can convert waste heat into electricity. Many automobile industries have been actively participating by including technologies that would reduce heat wastage.

Ford, for example, is incorporating bismuth telluride as a thermoelectric material for its thermoelectric generator to minimize its fuel energy wastage. Volvo Group have started the RENOTER project for a duration of 3 years with 8 partners, whereby targets are set for permissible heat wastage for different types of vehicles.

In terms of value, in 2017, bismuth telluride accounted for the largest share of 67.36% in the global thermoelectric materials market. The high use of bismuth telluride in thermoelectric devices and modules for waste heat recovery, refrigeration, electronics cooling, thermal comfort, and others is expected to propel the demand of bismuth telluride in the thermoelectric materials market.

Since the demand for energy consumption is accelerating with the depleting fuel resources, thermoelectric material and their usage has become a topic of interest among several institutes and governments. Universities, such as The University of Queensland, have been actively engaging in enhancing the performance of bismuth telluride at several temperatures to use it in various devices and make it as energy efficient as possible.

The industrial segment dominated the global thermoelectric materials market in terms of value with a market share of 41.56% in 2017. Owing to the ability of thermoelectric materials to harness the waste heat from various power plants and effectively convert them into electricity, the demand of thermoelectric materials such as bismuth telluride is expected to grow during the forecast period.

Asia-Pacific region occupied the highest share of 44.98% in 2017 which is further expected to increase to 45.60% by 2023. China is the highest revenue generating country in Asia-Pacific, and it is also expected to show the fastest growth during the forecast period. The country has many manufacturers of thermoelectric materials and devices and has been promoting the use of TEGs. The growth of these TEGs has further enhanced the consumption of thermoelectric materials in the country. Additionally, several ongoing research activities in various institutes in the country are expected to propel the demand of thermoelectric materials market in the country. The automotive segment in the China thermoelectric materials market is expected to be the fastest growing application during the forecast period. There are  research and development activities ongoing to use thermoelectric materials for automotive applications such as cooling and heating seats and harnessing the waste heat to generate electricity for various electrical activities in the country.

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Thermoelectric materials have been a topic of massive research and development since a long time, as they follow the principle of converting waste heat into usable electricity. Usage of this niche technology in various end-user industries such as automobiles, industrial, and healthcare might result in proper utilization of energy, which would eventually result in decreasing the demand for energy resources. Various environment regulations lead factories to cut down on their production limits due to excessive greenhouse gas emissions. Thermoelectric materials contribute in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions which has become a major area of focus in the global scenario. Although at an emerging state, thermoelectric materials have been used in several pilot projects to test their feasibility and efficiency. Many companies such as Panasonic Corporation and Hitachi Ltd., among others are actively engaged in the research and development of thermoelectric materials given their high potential.

Bismuth telluride, lead telluride, and silicon germanium are some of the thermoelectric materials widely used in the end-user industries. Bismuth telluride is the traditionally used thermoelectric material owing to its features. It is an alloy made of bismuth and telluride. It could be found in various forms such as in pieces, powder, lump, ingots, and chunks, among others. It can be used as a thermoelectric material and utilized in power generation device or cooling modules such as refrigerator. It also finds its application in topological insulators.

The global thermoelectric materials market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.49% and 9.09% between 2018 and 2023 in terms of value and volume, respectively.

The report is a compilation of different segments of the global thermoelectric materials market, including market breakdown by type, application, and geographical areas. Herein the revenue generated from the types (bismuth telluride, lead telluride, and silicon germanium), application (healthcare, automotive, industrial, electrical and electronics, and others), and geographies (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest-of-the-World) are tracked to calculate the overall market size both in terms of value ($thousand) and volume (metric tons). While highlighting the key driving and restraining forces for this market, the report also provides a detailed summary of the global thermoelectric materials market. It also includes the key participants involved in the industry at the relevant sections.

Key questions answered in the report:

•    What was the size, in terms of value ($thousand) and volume (metric tons), of the thermoelectric materials market in 2017, and what will be the growth rate during the forecast period 2018-2023?
•    What will be the market size of different types of thermoelectric materials (by value and volume) and their growth rate during the forecast period 2018-2023?
•    What will be the market size of different types of applications in the thermoelectric materials market (by value and volume) and their growth rate during the forecast period 2018-2023?
•    What will be the market size for different regions and countries in terms of value and volume in the thermoelectric materials market and their growth rate in the forecast period 2018-2023?
•    What are the major driving forces that tend to increase the demand for thermoelectric materials in various end-user industries during the forecast period?
•    What are the major challenges inhibiting the growth of the global thermoelectric materials market?
•    What is the competitive strength of key players in the global thermoelectric materials market by analyzing through market share analysis?
•    Who are the key players (along with their detailed analysis and profiles including their financials, company snapshots, key products and services, and SWOT analysis) in the market?

The report further includes a thorough analysis of the impact of the Porter’s Five Forces to understand the overall attractiveness of the industry. The most commonly used strategy for developing a better hold on the market has been through business expansions. Moreover, the company profile section highlights significant information about the key companies involved along with their financial positions, key strategies, and developmental activities in recent years.

Further, the report includes an exhaustive analysis of the geographical split into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific (APAC), and Rest-of-the-World. Each geography details the individual driving and restraining forces in addition to the key players from that region. This report is a meticulous compilation of research on more than 100 players in the global thermoelectric materials market and draws upon the insights from in-depth interviews with the key opinion leaders of more than 50 leading companies, market participants, and vendors. The report also profiles approximately 15 companies with their financial analysis, SWOT, and product portfolio.

The company profiles in the report include Hitachi Ltd., Panasonic Corporation, Norilsk Nickel, EVERREDtronics Ltd., Ferrotec (USA) Corporation., Jingyi Metal Material (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., KELK Ltd., Marlow Industries, Inc., P&N Technology (Xiamen) Co., Ltd., Reade International Corp., Sigma Aldrich Corporation, TECTEG MFR., TEGma AS, Thermonamic Electronics(Jiangxi) Corp., Ltd., and TOSHIBA MATERIALS CO., LTD.

   Executive Summary
   1    Market Dynamics
         1.1    Drivers
                  1.1.1    Improved Vehicle Fuel Efficiency Using Thermoelectric Modules
                  1.1.2    Increasing Awareness of Green Energy and Rising Awareness by Various Government Officials
                  1.1.3    Rapid Commercialization of Thermoelectric Generators in the Automobile Industry
         1.2    Restraints
                  1.2.1    High Production Cost of Thermoelectric Material
                  1.2.2    Inability to Produce High Power Electricity Output
         1.3    Opportunities
                  1.3.1    Rise in the Demand for Thermoelectric Materials in Medical Devices
 
   2    Competitive Insights
         2.1    Key Market Developments and Strategies
                  2.1.1    Product Launches
                  2.1.2    Others
         2.2    Market Share Analysis
 
   3    Industry Analysis
         3.1    Supply Chain Analysis
         3.2    Industry Attractiveness
                  3.2.1    Threat of New Entrants
                  3.2.2    Bargaining Power of Buyers
                  3.2.3    Bargaining Power of Suppliers
                  3.2.4    Threat from Substitutes
                  3.2.5    Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
         3.3    Opportunity Matrix Analysis
         3.4    Country Share Analysis
         3.5    Thermoelectric Phenomenon
                  3.5.1    Seebeck Effect
                  3.5.2    Peltier Effect
                  3.5.3    Thomson Effect
         3.6    Thermoelectric Materials in the Research Phase
                  3.6.1    Chalcogenides Materials
                  3.6.2    Half Heusler Alloys
                  3.6.3    Skutterudites
                  3.6.4    Clathrates
                  3.6.5    Antimony Telluride (Sb2Te3)
 
   4    Global Thermoelectric Material Market (by Type), $Thousand and Metric Tons, 2016-2023
         4.1    Assumptions
         4.2    Limitations
         4.3    Market Overview
         4.4    Bismuth Telluride (Bi2Te3)
         4.5    Lead Telluride (PbTe)
         4.6    Silicon Germanium (SiGe)
 
   5    Global Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), $Thousand and Metric Tons, 2016-2023
         5.1    Industrial
         5.2    Automotive
         5.3    Electrical & Electronics
         5.4    Healthcare
         5.5    Others
 
   6    Thermoelectric Material Market (by Region), $Thousand and Metric Tons, 2016-2023
         6.1    Asia-Pacific
                  6.1.1    Asia-Pacific Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Type)
                  6.1.2    Asia-Pacific Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application)
                  6.1.3    Asia-Pacific Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Country)
                              6.1.3.1    China
                                             6.1.3.1.1    China Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application)
                              6.1.3.2    Japan
                                             6.1.3.2.1    Japan Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application)
                              6.1.3.3    South Korea
                                             6.1.3.3.1    South Korea Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application)
                              6.1.3.4    Rest-of-Asia-Pacific
                                             6.1.3.4.1    Rest-of-Asia-Pacific Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application)
         6.2    North America
                  6.2.1    North America Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Type)
                  6.2.2    North America Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application)
                  6.2.3    North America Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Country)
                              6.2.3.1    The U.S.
                                              6.2.3.1.1    U.S. Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application)
                              6.2.3.2    Canada
                                             6.2.3.2.1    Canada Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application)
                              6.2.3.3    Mexico
                                             6.2.3.3.1    Mexico Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application)
         6.3    Europe
                  6.3.1    Europe Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Type)
                  6.3.2    Europe Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application)
                  6.3.3    Europe Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Country)
                              6.3.3.1    Germany
                                             6.3.3.1.1    Germany Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application)
                              6.3.3.2    France
                                             6.3.3.2.1    France Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application)
                              6.3.3.3    The U.K.
                                             6.3.3.3.1    U.K. Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application)
                              6.3.3.4    Russia
                                             6.3.3.4.1    Russia Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application)
                              6.3.3.5    Rest-of-Europe
                                             6.3.3.5.1    Rest-of-Europe Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application)
         6.4    Rest-of-the-World
                  6.4.1    Rest-of-the-World Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Type)
                  6.4.2    Rest-of-the-World Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application)
                  6.4.3    Rest-of-the-World Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Country)
                              6.4.3.1    The U.A.E.
                                             6.4.3.1.1    U.A.E. Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application)
                              6.4.3.2    Brazil
                                             6.4.3.2.1    Brazil Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application)
                              6.4.3.3    Others
                                             6.4.3.3.1    Others Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application)
   7    Company Profile
         7.1    Overview
         7.2    EVERREDtronics Ltd.
                  7.2.1    Company Overview
                  7.2.2    Product Portfolio Pertaining to Thermoelectric Materials Market
                  7.2.3    Corporate Summary
                  7.2.4    SWOT Analysis
         7.3    Ferrotec (USA) Corporation.
                  7.3.1    Company Overview
                  7.3.2    Product Portfolio Pertaining to Thermoelectric Materials Market
                  7.3.3    Corporate Summary
                  7.3.4    SWOT Analysis
         7.4    Hitachi Ltd.
                  7.4.1    Company Overview
                  7.4.2    Product Portfolio Pertaining to Thermoelectric Materials Market
                  7.4.3    Financials
                              7.4.3.1    Financial Summary
                  7.4.4    SWOT Analysis
         7.5    Jingyi Metal Material (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
                  7.5.1    Company Overview
                  7.5.2    Product Portfolio Pertaining to Thermoelectric Materials Market
                  7.5.3    Corporate Summary
                  7.5.4    SWOT Analysis
         7.6    KELK Ltd.
                  7.6.1    Company Overview
                  7.6.2    Product Portfolio Pertaining to Thermoelectric Materials Market
                  7.6.3    Corporate Summary
                  7.6.4    SWOT Analysis
         7.7    Marlow Industries, Inc.
                  7.7.1    Company Overview
                  7.7.2    Product Portfolio Pertaining to Thermoelectric Materials Market
                  7.7.3    Corporate Summary
                  7.7.4    SWOT Analysis
         7.8    Norilsk Nickel
                  7.8.1    Company Overview
                  7.8.2    Product Portfolio Pertaining to Thermoelectric Materials Market
                  7.8.3    Financials
                              7.8.3.1    Financial Summary
                  7.8.4    SWOT Analysis
         7.9    P&N Technology (Xiamen) Co., Ltd.
                  7.9.1    Company Overview
                  7.9.2    Product Portfolio Pertaining to Thermoelectric Materials Market
                  7.9.3    Corporate Summary
                  7.9.4    SWOT Analysis
        7.10   Panasonic Corporation
                  7.10.1    Company Overview
                  7.10.2    Product Portfolio Pertaining to Thermoelectric Materials Market
                  7.10.3    Financials
                                7.10.3.1    Financial Summary
                  7.10.4    SWOT Analysis
        7.11   Reade International Corp.,
                  7.11.1    Company Overview
                  7.11.2    Product Portfolio Pertaining to Thermoelectric Materials Market
                  7.11.3    Corporate Summary
                  7.11.4    SWOT Analysis
        7.12   Sigma Aldrich Corporation
                  7.12.1    Company Overview
                  7.12.2    Product Portfolio Pertaining to Thermoelectric Materials Market
                  7.12.3    Corporate Summary
                  7.12.4    SWOT Analysis
        7.13   TECTEG MFR.
                  7.13.1    Company Overview
                  7.13.2    Product Portfolio Pertaining to Thermoelectric Materials Market
                  7.13.3    Corporate Summary
                  7.13.4    SWOT Analysis
        7.14   TEGma AS
                  7.14.1    Company Overview
                  7.14.2    Product Portfolio Pertaining to Thermoelectric Materials Market
                  7.14.3    Corporate Summary
                  7.14.4    SWOT Analysis
        7.15   Thermonamic Electronics(Jiangxi) Corp., Ltd.
                  7.15.1    Company Overview
                  7.15.2    Product Portfolio Pertaining to Thermoelectric Materials Market
                  7.15.3    Corporate Summary
                  7.15.4    SWOT Analysis
        7.16   TOSHIBA MATERIALS CO., LTD.
                  7.16.1    Company Overview
                  7.16.2    Product Portfolio Pertaining to Thermoelectric Materials Market
                  7.16.3    Corporate Summary
                  7.16.4    SWOT Analysis
 
   8    Report Scope & Methodology
         8.1    Report Scope
         8.2    Global Thermoelectric Materials Market Research Methodology
                  8.2.1    Assumptions
                  8.2.2    Limitations
                  8.2.3    Primary Data Sources
                  8.2.4    Secondary Data Sources
                  8.2.5    Data Triangulation
                  8.2.6    Market Estimation and Forecast
 

List of Tables

Table 1    Global Thermoelectric Materials Market Snapshot, 2017 and 2023
Table 1.1    Thermoelectric Materials with Cost
Table 2.1    Product Launches (2015-2018)
Table 2.2    Other Key Developments (2015-2018)
Table 4.1    Global Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Type), Metric Tons, 2016-2023
Table 4.2    Global Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Type), $Thousand, 2016-2023
Table 5.1    Global Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), Metric Tons, 2016-2023
Table 5.2    Global Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), $Thousand, 2016-2023
Table 6.1    Global Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Region), Metric Tons, 2016-2023
Table 6.2    Global Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Region), $Thousand, 2016-2023
Table 6.3    Asia-Pacific Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Type), Metric Tons, 2016–2023
Table 6.4    Asia-Pacific Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Type), $Thousand, 2016–2023
Table 6.5    Asia-Pacific Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), Metric Tons, 2016-2023
Table 6.6    Asia-Pacific Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), $Thousand, 2016–2023
Table 6.7    Asia-Pacific Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Country), Metric Tons, 2016-2023
Table 6.8    Asia-Pacific Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Country), $Thousand, 2016-2023
Table 6.9    List of Institutions based in China
Table 6.10    List of Thermoelectric Module Producers
Table 6.11    China Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), Metric Tons, 2016-2023
Table 6.12    China Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), $Thousand, 2016-2023
Table 6.13    List of Thermoelectric Module Manufacturers
Table 6.14    Japan Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), Metric Tons, 2016-2023
Table 6.15    Japan Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), $Thousand, 2016-2023
Table 6.16    South Korea Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), Metric Tons, 2016-2023
Table 6.17    South Korea Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), $Thousand, 2016-2023
Table 6.18    Rest-of-Asia-Pacific Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), Metric Tons, 2016-2023
Table 6.19    Rest-of-Asia-Pacific Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), $Thousand, 2016-2023
Table 6.20    North America Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Type), Metric Tons, 2016–2023
Table 6.21    North America Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Type), $Thousand, 2016–2023
Table 6.22    North America Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), Metric Tons, 2016-2023
Table 6.23    North America Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), $Thousand, 2016-2023
Table 6.24    North America Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Country), Metric Tons, 2016–2023
Table 6.25    North America Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Country), $Thousand, 2016-2023
Table 6.26    List of Thermoelectric Module and Device Manufacturers
Table 6.27    U.S. Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), Metric Tons, 2016-2023
Table 6.28    U.S. Thermoplastic Materials Market (by Application), $Thousand, 2016-2023
Table 6.29    Canada Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), Metric Tons, 2016-2023
Table 6.30    Canada Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), $Thousand, 2016-2023
Table 6.31    Mexico Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), Metric Tons, 2016-2023
Table.6.32    Mexico Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), $Thousand, 2016-2023
Table 6.33    Projects Facilitating Research on Thermoelectric Material
Table 6.34    Europe Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Type), Metric Tons, 2016–2023
Table 6.35    Europe Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Type), $Thousand, 2016–2023
Table 6.36    Europe Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), Metric Tons, 2016-2023
Table 6.37    Europe Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), $Thousand, 2016-2023
Table 6.38    Europe Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Country), Metric Tons, 2016-2023
Table 6.39    Europe Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Country), $Thousand, 2016-2023
Table 6.40    Germany Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), Metric Tons, 2016-2023
Table 6.41    Germany Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), $Thousand, 2016-2023
Table 6.42    France Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), Metric Tons, 2016-2023
Table 6.43    France Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), $Thousand, 2016-2023
Table 6.44    U.K. Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), Metric Tons, 2016-2023
Table 6.45    U.K. Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), $Thousand, 2016-2023
Table 6.46    Russia Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), Metric Tons, 2016-2023
Table 6.47    Russia Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), $Thousand, 2016-2023
Table 6.48    Rest-of-Europe Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), Metric Tons, 2016-2023
Table 6.49    Rest-of-Europe Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), $Thousand, 2016-2023
Table 6.50    Rest-of-the-World Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Type), Metric Tons, 2016–2023
Table 6.51    Rest-of-the-World Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Type), $Thousand, 2016–2023
Table 6.52    Rest-of-the-World Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), Metric Tons, 2016-2023
Table 6.53    Rest-of-the-World Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), $Thousand, 2016-2023
Table 6.54    Rest-of-the-World Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Country), Metric Tons, 2016–2023
Table 6.55    Rest-of-the-World Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Country), $Thousand, 2016-2023
Table 6.56    U.A.E. Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), Metric Tons, 2016-2023
Table 6.57    U.A.E. Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), $Thousand, 2016-2023
Table 6.58    Brazil Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), Metric Tons, 2016-2023
Table 6.59    Brazil Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), $Thousand, 2016-2023
Table 6.60    Others Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), Metric Tons, 2016-2023
Table 6.61    Others Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), $Thousand, 2016-2023
Table 7.1    EVERREDtronics Ltd.
Table 7.2    Ferrotec (USA) Corporation.
Table 7.3    Hitachi Ltd.: Product Portfolio
Table 7.4    Jingyi Metal Material (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
Table 7.5    KELK Ltd.
Table 7.6    Marlow Industries, Inc.
Table 7.7    Norilsk Nickel: Product Portfolio
Table 7.8    P&N Technology (Xiamen) Co., Ltd.
Table 7.9    Panasonic Corporation: Product Portfolio
Table 7.10    TECTEG MFR.
Table 7.11    Sigma Aldrich Corporation
Table 7.12    TECTEG MFR.
Table 7.13    TEGma AS
Table 7.14    Thermonamic Electronics(Jiangxi) Corp., Ltd.
Table 7.15    TOSHIBA MATERIALS CO., LTD.: Product Portfolio

List of Figures

Figure 1    Global Thermoelectric Materials Market Snapshot
Figure 2    Global Thermoplastic Materials Market (by Type), 2017, 2018, and 2023
Figure 3    Global Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), 2017 and 2023
Figure 4    Global Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Region), 2017
Figure 5    Global Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Country), $Thousand, 2017
Figure 1.1    Market Dynamics
Figure 1.2    Impact Analysis of Drivers
Figure 1.3    Average Annual Fuel Use by Vehicle Type (2015)
Figure 1.4    World Carbon Dioxide Emission from Transport (% of Total Fuel Combustion)
Figure 1.5    Utilization of Fuel in a Vehicle
Figure 1.6    Impact Analysis of Restraints
Figure 1.7    Impact Analysis of Opportunity
Figure 2.1    Strategies Adopted by the Key Players
Figure 2.2    Share of Key Market Strategies and Developments, 2015-2018
Figure 2.3    Global Thermoelectric Materials Market Share Analysis 2017
Figure 3.1    Global Thermoelectric Materials Market Supply Chain
Figure 3.2    Global Thermoelectric Materials Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
Figure 3.3    Global Thermoelectric Materials Market Opportunity Matrix (by Region), $Thousand, 2018-2023
Figure 3.4    Global Thermoelectric Materials Market Opportunity Matrix (by Country), 2017
Figure 3.5    Country Share Analysis of Global Thermoelectric Materials Market, 2017
Figure 3.6    Country Share Analysis of Global Thermoelectric Materials Market, 2017
Figure 4.1    Global Thermoelectric Material Market (by Type)
Figure 4.2    Global Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Type), 2017 and 2023
Figure 4.3    Bismuth Telluride in Global Thermoelectric Materials Market, 2016-2023
Figure 4.4    Lead Telluride in Global Thermoelectric Materials Market, 2016-2023
Figure 4.5    Silicon Germanium in Global Thermoelectric Materials Market, 2016-2023
Figure 5.1    Global Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application)
Figure 5.2    Global Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), 2017 and 2023
Figure 5.3    Global Thermoelectric Materials Market in Industrial Application, 2016-2023
Figure 5.4    Global Thermoelectric Materials Market for Automotive Application, 2016-2023
Figure 5.5    Global Thermoelectric Materials Market for Electrical & Electronics Application, 2016-2023
Figure 5.6    Global Thermoelectric Materials Market for Healthcare Application, 2016-2023
Figure 5.7    Global Thermoelectric Materials Market for Other Applications, 2016-2023
Figure 6.1    Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Region)
Figure 6.2    Thermoelectric Materials Market Overview (by Region)
Figure 6.3    Global Thermoelectric Materials Market Share (by Region), 2016 & 2023, $Thousand and Metric Tons
Figure 6.4    Primary Energy Consumption (Million Tons Oil Equivalent)
Figure 6.5    Asia-Pacific Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Type), Metric Tons, 2017, 2018, and 2023
Figure 6.6    Asia-Pacific Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Type), $Thousand, 2017, 2018, and 2023
Figure 6.7    Asia-Pacific Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), Metric Tons, 2017 and 2023
Figure 6.8    Asia-Pacific Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), 2017 and 2023
Figure 6.9    Asia-Pacific Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Country), Metric Tons, 2017 and 2023
Figure 6.10    Asia-Pacific Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Country), $Thousand, 2017 and 2023
Figure 6.11    China Thermoelectric Materials Market, 2016-2023
Figure 6.12    Japan Thermoelectric Materials Market, 2016-2023
Figure 6.13    South Korea Thermoelectric Materials Market, 2016-2023
Figure 6.14    Rest-of-Asia-Pacific Thermoelectric Materials Market, 2016-2023
Figure 6.15    Primary Energy Consumption (Million Tons Oil Equivalent)
Figure 6.16    North America Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Type), 2017, 2018, and 2023
Figure 6.17    North America Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Type), 2017, 2018, and 2023
Figure 6.18    North America Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), 2017 and 2023
Figure 6.19    North America Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), 2017 and 2023
Figure 6.20    North America Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Country), 2017 and 2023
Figure 6.21    U.S. Thermoelectric Materials Market, 2016-2023
Figure 6.22    Canada Thermoelectric Materials Market, 2016-2023
Figure 6.23    Mexico Thermoelectric Materials Market, 2016-2023
Figure 6.24    Primary Energy Consumption (Million Tons Oil Equivalent) for Europe, 2013-2017
Figure 6.25    Europe Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Type), 2017, 2018, and 2023
Figure 6.26    Europe Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Type), 2017, 2018, and 2023
Figure 6.27    Europe Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), 2017 & 2023
Figure 6.28    Europe Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), 2017 and 2023
Figure 6.29    Europe Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Country), Metric Tons, 2017 and 2023
Figure 6.30    Europe Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Country), $Thousand, 2017 and 2023
Figure 6.31    Germany Thermoelectric Materials Market, 2016-2023
Figure 6.32    France Thermoelectric Materials Market, 2016-2023
Figure 6.33    U.K. Thermoelectric Material Market, 2016-2023
Figure 6.34    Russia Thermoelectric Material Market, 2016-2023
Figure 6.35    Rest-of-Europe Thermoelectric Materials Market, 2016-2023
Figure 6.36    Rest-of-the-World Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Type), 2017, 2018, and 2023
Figure 6.37    Rest-of-the-World Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Type), 2017, 2018, and 2023
Figure 6.38    Rest-of-the-World Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), 2017 and 2023
Figure 6.39    Rest-of-the-World Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Application), 2016-2023
Figure 6.40    Rest-of-the-World Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Country), Metric Tons, 2017 and 2023
Figure 6.41    Rest-of-the-World Thermoelectric Materials Market (by Country), $Thousand, 2017 and 2023
Figure 6.42    U.A.E. Thermoelectric Materials Market, 2016-2023
Figure 6.43    Brazil Thermoelectric Materials Market, 2016-2023
Figure 6.44    Others Thermoelectric Materials Market, 2016-2023
Figure 7.1    Share of Key Companies
Figure 7.2    EVERREDtronics Ltd.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 7.3    Ferrotec (USA) Corporation.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 7.4    Hitachi Ltd.: Overall Financials, 2015-2017
Figure 7.5    Hitachi Ltd.: Net Revenue by Business Segment, 2015-2017
Figure 7.6    Hitachi Ltd.: Net Revenue by Geographical Area, 2015-2017
Figure 7.7    Hitachi Ltd.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 7.8    Jingyi Metal Material (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 7.9    KELK Ltd.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 7.10    Marlow Industries, Inc.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 7.11    Norilsk Nickel: Overall Financials, 2015-2017
Figure 7.12    Norilsk Nickel: Net Revenue by Business Segment, 2015-2017
Figure 7.13    Norilsk Nickel: Net Revenue by Geographical Area, 2015-2017
Figure 7.14    Norilsk Nickel: SWOT Analysis
Figure 7.15    P&N Technology (Xiamen) Co., Ltd.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 7.16    Panasonic Corporation: Overall Financials, 2015-2017
Figure 7.17    Panasonic Corporation: Net Revenue by Business Segment, 2015-2017
Figure 7.18    Panasonic Corporation: Net Revenue by Geographical Area, 2015-2017
Figure 7.19    Panasonic Corporation: SWOT Analysis
Figure 7.20    Reade International Corp., SWOT Analysis
Figure 7.21    Sigma Aldrich Corporation: SWOT Analysis
Figure 7.22    TECTEG MFR.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 7.23    TEGma AS: SWOT Analysis
Figure 7.24    Thermonamic Electronics(Jiangxi) Corp., Ltd.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 7.25    TOSHIBA MATERIALS CO., LTD.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 8.1    Global Thermoelectric Materials Market Scope
Figure 8.2    Report Design
Figure 8.3    Primary Interviews Breakdown (by Player, Designation, and Region)
Figure 8.4    Sources of Secondary Research
Figure 8.5    Data Triangulation
Figure 8.6    Top-down and Bottom-up Approach

The increase in the global population coupled with the boost in the economic growth owing to the modernization has led to an increase in the energy consumption worldwide. The major source of the energy comes from conventional resources which not only raises sustainability concerns but also results in adverse environment impact such as climate instability and increase in the carbon dioxide levels. As per the “Global Energy & CO2 Status Report 2017” report by International Energy Agency (IEA), the source of 72% of the energy came from fossil fuels and a growth of 1.4% was witnessed in the emission of energy-related carbon dioxide in 2017. These facts emphasize on the extent of the issue that needs to be addressed with the help of proper energy harvesting.

The upsurge in the energy consumption also impacts the cost of the conventional resources. Therefore, proper utilization of resource is a major topic of research in ongoing days of economic expansion within the countries.

A large chunk of heat is wasted in the process of conversion energy into usable electricity or in any other form. Thermoelectric technology comes up with a solution to minimize this wastage of heat. Thermoelectric materials have the potential to reduce energy consumption by converting waste heat produced during the process of energy utilization into usable form of electricity. It is anticipated that thermoelectric materials market would have enormous opportunity to grow owing to the initiation of several advancements in the end-user industries where the materials are widely used.

Thermoelectric materials have been a topic of massive research and development since a long time as they follow the principle of converting waste heat into usable electricity. Usage of this niche technology in various end-user industries such as automobiles, industrial, and healthcare might result in proper utilization of energy which would eventually result in decreasing the demand for energy resources.

Bismuth telluride, lead telluride, and silicon germanium are some of the thermoelectric materials widely used in the end-user industries. Bismuth Telluride is the traditionally-used thermoelectric material owing to its features. It is an alloy made of bismuth and telluride. It could be found in various forms such as in pieces, powder, lump, ingots, and chunks, among others. It can be used as a thermoelectric material and utilized in power generation device or cooling modules such as refrigerator. It also finds its application in topological insulators.

FIGURE 1
Global Thermoelectric Materials Market Snapshot

Global Thermoelectric Materials Market

Source: Expert Interviews, Secondary Research, and BIS Research Analysis

In terms of value, the global thermoelectric materials market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.49% during the forecast period 2018-2023. The factors driving the demand of thermoelectric materials in the global market are improved vehicle fuel efficiency using thermoelectric modules, increasing awareness of green energy, rising awareness by government officials, and rapid commercialization of thermoelectric generators in the automobile industry. The automobile industry is amidst a revolution where the industry is accelerating its pace toward becoming more sustainable and greener. Proper utilization of waste heat in the automobile industry is another concern that has been gaining traction since a long time. As per the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the heat energy lost due to the internal fuel combustion in the automobiles is almost 65%. Thermoelectric generators with the help of thermoelectric materials can convert waste heat into electricity. Many automobile industries have been actively participating by including technologies that would reduce heat wastage.

Ford, for example, is incorporating bismuth telluride as a thermoelectric material for its thermoelectric generator to minimize its fuel energy wastage. Volvo Group have started the RENOTER project for a duration of 3 years with 8 partners, whereby targets are set for permissible heat wastage for different types of vehicles.

In terms of value, in 2017, bismuth telluride accounted for the largest share of 67.36% in the global thermoelectric materials market. The high use of bismuth telluride in thermoelectric devices and modules for waste heat recovery, refrigeration, electronics cooling, thermal comfort, and others is expected to propel the demand of bismuth telluride in the thermoelectric materials market.

Since the demand for energy consumption is accelerating with the depleting fuel resources, thermoelectric material and their usage has become a topic of interest among several institutes and governments. Universities, such as The University of Queensland, have been actively engaging in enhancing the performance of bismuth telluride at several temperatures to use it in various devices and make it as energy efficient as possible.

The industrial segment dominated the global thermoelectric materials market in terms of value with a market share of 41.56% in 2017. Owing to the ability of thermoelectric materials to harness the waste heat from various power plants and effectively convert them into electricity, the demand of thermoelectric materials such as bismuth telluride is expected to grow during the forecast period.

Asia-Pacific region occupied the highest share of 44.98% in 2017 which is further expected to increase to 45.60% by 2023. China is the highest revenue generating country in Asia-Pacific, and it is also expected to show the fastest growth during the forecast period. The country has many manufacturers of thermoelectric materials and devices and has been promoting the use of TEGs. The growth of these TEGs has further enhanced the consumption of thermoelectric materials in the country. Additionally, several ongoing research activities in various institutes in the country are expected to propel the demand of thermoelectric materials market in the country. The automotive segment in the China thermoelectric materials market is expected to be the fastest growing application during the forecast period. There are  research and development activities ongoing to use thermoelectric materials for automotive applications such as cooling and heating seats and harnessing the waste heat to generate electricity for various electrical activities in the country.

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