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Global Diamond-like Carbon (DLC) Market by Type (Pure DLC, Mixed DLC), By Application (Automotive, Medical, Packaging, Electronics, Cosmetics, Aerospace, Industrial) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030-report

Global Diamond-like Carbon (DLC) Market by Type (Pure DLC, Mixed DLC), By Application (Automotive, Medical, Packaging, Electronics, Cosmetics, Aerospace, Industrial) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030

Report ID: 135594 3300 Chemical & Material 377 250 Pages 4.6 (49)

Market Overview:

The global diamond-like carbon (DLC) market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.5% during the forecast period from 2018 to 2030. The growth in the market can be attributed to the increasing demand for DLC coatings from various end-use industries, such as automotive, medical, packaging, electronics, cosmetics and aerospace. In addition, the growing demand for DLC coatings in industrial applications is also contributing to the growth of this market. On the basis of type, pure DLC accounted for a major share of the global diamond-like carbon (DLC) market in 2017. This can be attributed to its superior properties such as hardness and wear resistance compared with other types of DLC coatings. On account of these properties, pure DLC is widely used in various end-use industries including automotive and medical applications.

Global Diamond-like Carbon (DLC) Industry Outlook

Product Definition:

A carbon-based material that has a diamond-like structure. DLC is often used to coat tools and blades because it is very hard and wear resistant.

Pure DLC:

Pure Diamond-like Carbon (DLC) is a special type of carbon material with the chemical composition similar to that of natural diamond. It has superior properties such as high hardness, stiffness, and strength along with low thermal expansion and conductivity. Pure DLC is also resistant to chemicals, corrosion & oxidation along with high temperatures which makes it ideal for applications in automotive parts or equipment where durability & performance are key factors.

Mixed DLC:

Mixed DLC or double diamond-like carbon is a type of polycrystalline Diamond (DC) with low thermal conductivity. It has applications in electronics, aerospace and defense, automotive, energy storage devices and more. Mixed DLC is also known as single-crystal or single-cut diamonds owing to it’s production process which involves only one cut while forming the final product.

Application Insights:

The automotive application segment accounted for the largest revenue share of over 30% in 2017. The growth can be attributed to increasing demand from various automotive components such as window glazing, headlamp lenses, exterior body parts (bumper/grill), and interior body parts ( dashboard). Rising importance of lightweight materials with superior properties such as high strength-to-weight ratio is expected to boost the use of DLC products in automotive applications over the forecast period.

Medical application segment is expected to witness significant growth owing to rising use of DLP and LCD displays for medical purposes including x-ray plates, CT Scans & MRI images. Furthermore, growing usage of these displays in surgical equipment & devices along with their excellent heat resistance property will drive product demand further.

Regional Analysis:

Asia Pacific dominated the global market in 2017 and is expected to continue its dominance over the forecast period. The growth of this region can be attributed to rising product demand from end-use industries, such as automotive, medical, packaging, electronics and industrial. China is estimated to remain a key consumer owing to rapid industrialization along with increasing investments in infrastructure development.

Europe was valued at USD X million in 2017 and is projected to witness significant growth over the forecast period owing to growing automobile production coupled with high consumer preference for lightweight components. Moreover, technological advancements are anticipated boost product demand from electric vehicles as well as hybrid cars due their enhanced performance characteristics compared with conventional counterparts. North America emerged as the second largest regional market on account of rising use of DLC products for manufacturing LEDs used in lighting applications across various industries including aerospace & defense (aircraft interior), marine (boat interior) and automotive among others).

Growth Factors:

  • Increasing demand from the automotive and aerospace industries due to its superior mechanical properties.
  • Growing popularity of DLC coatings in medical implants and prostheses due to their biocompatibility and anti-fouling properties.
  • Rising demand for DLC films in optical applications owing to their high transmittance and low absorption coefficients.
  • Increasing use of DLC coatings in power generation systems for improved heat dissipation and corrosion resistance.
  • Growing adoption of DLC-coated cutting tools in the manufacturing sector for enhanced wear resistance

Scope Of The Report

Report Attributes

Report Details

Report Title

Diamond-like Carbon (DLC) Market Research Report

By Type

Pure DLC, Mixed DLC

By Application

Automotive, Medical, Packaging, Electronics, Cosmetics, Aerospace, Industrial

By Companies

Oerlikon, Miba, Morgan Advanced Materials, Renishaw, IBC Coatings, Richter Precision, Acree Technologies, Norseld, Micromatter, Wallwork Heat Treatment

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, MEA

Base Year


Historical Year

2019 to 2020 (Data from 2010 can be provided as per availability)

Forecast Year


Number of Pages


Number of Tables & Figures


Customization Available

Yes, the report can be customized as per your need.

Global Diamond-like Carbon (DLC) Market Report Segments:

The global Diamond-like Carbon (DLC) market is segmented on the basis of:


Pure DLC, Mixed DLC

The product segment provides information about the market share of each product and the respective CAGR during the forecast period. It lays out information about the product pricing parameters, trends, and profits that provides in-depth insights of the market. Furthermore, it discusses latest product developments & innovation in the market.


Automotive, Medical, Packaging, Electronics, Cosmetics, Aerospace, Industrial

The application segment fragments various applications of the product and provides information on the market share and growth rate of each application segment. It discusses the potential future applications of the products and driving and restraining factors of each application segment.

Some of the companies that are profiled in this report are:

  1. Oerlikon
  2. Miba
  3. Morgan Advanced Materials
  4. Renishaw
  5. IBC Coatings
  6. Richter Precision
  7. Acree Technologies
  8. Norseld
  9. Micromatter
  10. Wallwork Heat Treatment

Global Diamond-like Carbon (DLC) Market Overview

Highlights of The Diamond-like Carbon (DLC) Market Report:

  1. The market structure and projections for the coming years.
  2. Drivers, restraints, opportunities, and current trends of market.
  3. Historical data and forecast.
  4. Estimations for the forecast period 2030.
  5. Developments and trends in the market.
  6. By Type:

    1. Pure DLC
    2. Mixed DLC
  1. By Application:

    1. Automotive
    2. Medical
    3. Packaging
    4. Electronics
    5. Cosmetics
    6. Aerospace
    7. Industrial
  1. Market scenario by region, sub-region, and country.
  2. Market share of the market players, company profiles, product specifications, SWOT analysis, and competitive landscape.
  3. Analysis regarding upstream raw materials, downstream demand, and current market dynamics.
  4. Government Policies, Macro & Micro economic factors are also included in the report.

We have studied the Diamond-like Carbon (DLC) Market in 360 degrees via. both primary & secondary research methodologies. This helped us in building an understanding of the current market dynamics, supply-demand gap, pricing trends, product preferences, consumer patterns & so on. The findings were further validated through primary research with industry experts & opinion leaders across countries. The data is further compiled & validated through various market estimation & data validation methodologies. Further, we also have our in-house data forecasting model to predict market growth up to 2030.

Regional Analysis

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

Note: A country of choice can be added in the report at no extra cost. If more than one country needs to be added, the research quote will vary accordingly.

The geographical analysis part of the report provides information about the product sales in terms of volume and revenue in regions. It lays out potential opportunities for the new entrants, emerging players, and major players in the region. The regional analysis is done after considering the socio-economic factors and government regulations of the countries in the regions.

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Global Diamond-like Carbon (DLC) Market Statistics

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Frequently Asked Questions?

Diamond-like carbon is a type of carbon that has a very high degree of crystallinity. This means that the individual atoms in diamond-like carbon are arranged in a very specific way, much like the atoms in diamonds. Because of this high level of crystallinity, diamond-like carbon is able to resist being broken down by chemical reactions.

Some of the major players in the diamond-like carbon (dlc) market are Oerlikon, Miba, Morgan Advanced Materials, Renishaw, IBC Coatings, Richter Precision, Acree Technologies, Norseld, Micromatter, Wallwork Heat Treatment.

The diamond-like carbon (dlc) market is expected to register a CAGR of 6.5%.

1. Executive Summary

2. Assumptions and Acronyms Used

3. Research Methodology

4. Diamond-like Carbon (DLC) Market Overview
   4.1. Introduction
      4.1.1. Market Taxonomy
      4.1.2. Market Definition
   4.2. Macro-Economic Factors
      4.2.1. Industry Outlook
   4.3. Diamond-like Carbon (DLC) Market Dynamics
      4.3.1. Market Drivers
      4.3.2. Market Restraints
      4.3.3. Opportunity
      4.3.4. Market Trends
   4.4. Diamond-like Carbon (DLC) Market - Supply Chain
   4.5. Global Diamond-like Carbon (DLC) Market Forecast
      4.5.1. Diamond-like Carbon (DLC) Market Size (US$ Mn) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.2. Diamond-like Carbon (DLC) Market Size (000’ Units) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.3. Diamond-like Carbon (DLC) Market Absolute $ Opportunity

5. Global Diamond-like Carbon (DLC) Market Analysis and Forecast by Type
   5.1. Market Trends
   5.2. Introduction
      5.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
      5.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   5.3. Diamond-like Carbon (DLC) Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      5.3.1. Pure DLC
      5.3.2. Mixed DLC
   5.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type
   5.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Type

6. Global Diamond-like Carbon (DLC) Market Analysis and Forecast by Application
   6.1. Market Trends
   6.2. Introduction
      6.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
      6.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   6.3. Diamond-like Carbon (DLC) Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      6.3.1. Automotive
      6.3.2. Medical
      6.3.3. Packaging
      6.3.4. Electronics
      6.3.5. Cosmetics
      6.3.6. Aerospace
      6.3.7. Industrial
   6.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Application
   6.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Application

7. Global Diamond-like Carbon (DLC) Market Analysis and Forecast by Sales Channel
   7.1. Market Trends
   7.2. Introduction
      7.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Sales Channel 
      7.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Sales Channel
   7.3. Diamond-like Carbon (DLC) Market Size and Volume Forecast by Sales Channel 
      7.3.1. Manufacturer/Distributor/Service Provider
      7.3.2. Aftermarket
   7.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Sales Channel
   7.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Sales Channel

8. Global Diamond-like Carbon (DLC) Market Analysis and Forecast by Region
   8.1. Market Trends
   8.2. Introduction
      8.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Region
      8.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Region
   8.3. Diamond-like Carbon (DLC) Market Size and Volume Forecast by Region
      8.3.1. North America
      8.3.2. Latin America
      8.3.3. Europe
      8.3.4. Asia Pacific
      8.3.5. Middle East and Africa (MEA)
   8.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Region
   8.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Region
   8.6. Global Diamond-like Carbon (DLC) Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2029

9. North America Diamond-like Carbon (DLC) Market Analysis and Forecast
   9.1. Introduction
      9.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      9.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
   9.2. North America Diamond-like Carbon (DLC) Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      9.2.1. U.S.
      9.2.2. Canada
   9.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   9.4. North America Diamond-like Carbon (DLC) Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      9.4.1. Automotive
      9.4.2. Medical
      9.4.3. Packaging
      9.4.4. Electronics
      9.4.5. Cosmetics
      9.4.6. Aerospace
      9.4.7. Industrial
   9.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   9.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   9.7. North America Diamond-like Carbon (DLC) Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      9.7.1. Pure DLC
      9.7.2. Mixed DLC
   9.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   9.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   9.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      9.10.1. By Country
      9.10.2. By Product Type
      9.10.3. By Application
      9.10.4. By Sales Channel
   9.11. North America Diamond-like Carbon (DLC) Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2029

10. Latin America Diamond-like Carbon (DLC) Market Analysis and Forecast
   10.1. Introduction
      10.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      10.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      10.1.3. Latin America Average Pricing Analysis
   10.2. Latin America Diamond-like Carbon (DLC) Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      10.2.1. Brazil
      10.2.2. Mexico
      10.2.3. Rest of Latin America
   10.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   10.4. Latin America Diamond-like Carbon (DLC) Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      10.4.1. Automotive
      10.4.2. Medical
      10.4.3. Packaging
      10.4.4. Electronics
      10.4.5. Cosmetics
      10.4.6. Aerospace
      10.4.7. Industrial
   10.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   10.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   10.7. Latin America Diamond-like Carbon (DLC) Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      10.7.1. Pure DLC
      10.7.2. Mixed DLC
   10.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   10.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   10.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      10.10.1. By Country
      10.10.2. By Product Type
      10.10.3. By Application
      10.10.4. By Sales Channel
   10.11. Latin America Diamond-like Carbon (DLC) Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2029

11. Europe Diamond-like Carbon (DLC) Market Analysis and Forecast
   11.1. Introduction
      11.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      11.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      11.1.3. Europe Average Pricing Analysis
   11.2. Europe Diamond-like Carbon (DLC) Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      11.2.1. Germany
      11.2.2. France
      11.2.3. Italy
      11.2.4. U.K.
      11.2.5. Spain
      11.2.6. Russia
      11.2.7. Rest of Europe
   11.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   11.4. Europe Diamond-like Carbon (DLC) Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      11.4.1. Automotive
      11.4.2. Medical
      11.4.3. Packaging
      11.4.4. Electronics
      11.4.5. Cosmetics
      11.4.6. Aerospace
      11.4.7. Industrial
   11.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   11.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   11.7. Europe Diamond-like Carbon (DLC) Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      11.7.1. Pure DLC
      11.7.2. Mixe DLC
   11.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   11.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   11.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      11.10.1. By Country
      11.10.2. By Product Type
      11.10.3. By Application
      11.10.4. By Sales Channel
   11.11. Europe Diamond-like Carbon (DLC) Demand Share, 2019-2029

12. Asia Pacific Diamond-like Carbon (DLC) Market Analysis and Forecast
   12.1. Introduction
      12.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      12.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      12.1.3. Asia Pacific Average Pricing Analysis
   12.2. Asia Pacific Diamond-like Carbon (DLC) Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      12.2.1. China
      12.2.2. Japan
      12.2.3. South Korea
      12.2.4. India
      12.2.5. Australia
      12.2.6. Rest of Asia Pacific (APAC)
   12.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   12.4. Asia Pacific Diamond-like Carbon (DLC) Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      12.4.1. Automotive
      12.4.2. Medical
      12.4.3. Packaging
      12.4.4. Electronics
      12.4.5. Cosmetics
      12.4.6. Aerospace
      12.4.7. Industrial
   12.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   12.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   12.7. Asia Pacific Diamond-like Carbon (DLC) Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      12.7.1. Pure DLC
      12.7.2. Mixed DLC
   12.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   12.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   12.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      12.10.1. By Country
      12.10.2. By Product Type
      12.10.3. By Application
      12.10.4. By Sales Channel
   12.11. Asia Pacific Diamond-like Carbon (DLC) Demand Share, 2019-2029

13. Middle East & Africa Diamond-like Carbon (DLC) Market Analysis and Forecast
   13.1. Introduction
      13.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      13.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      13.1.3. Asia Pacific Average Pricing Analysis
   13.2. Middle East & Africa Diamond-like Carbon (DLC) Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      13.2.1. Saudi Arabia
      13.2.2. South Africa
      13.2.3. UAE
      13.2.4. Rest of Middle East & Africa (MEA)
   13.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   13.4. Middle East & Africa Diamond-like Carbon (DLC) Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      13.4.1. Automotive
      13.4.2. Medical
      13.4.3. Packaging
      13.4.4. Electronics
      13.4.5. Cosmetics
      13.4.6. Aerospace
      13.4.7. Industrial
   13.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   13.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   13.7. Middle East & Africa Diamond-like Carbon (DLC) Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      13.7.1. Pure DLC
      13.7.2. Mixed DLC
   13.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   13.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   13.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      13.10.1. By Country
      13.10.2. By Product Type
      13.10.3. By Application
      13.10.4. By Sales Channel
   13.11. Middle East & Africa Diamond-like Carbon (DLC) Demand Share, 2019-2029

14. Competition Landscape
   14.1. Global Diamond-like Carbon (DLC) Market: Market Share Analysis
   14.2. Diamond-like Carbon (DLC) Distributors and Customers
   14.3. Diamond-like Carbon (DLC) Market: Competitive Dashboard
   14.4. Company Profiles (Details – Overview, Financials, Developments, Strategy) 
      14.4.1. Oerlikon Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.2. Miba Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.3. Morgan Advanced Materials Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.4. Renishaw Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.5. IBC Coatings Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.6. Richter Precision Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.7. Acree Technologies Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.8. Norseld Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.9. Micromatter Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.10. Wallwork Heat Treatment Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.11. COMPANY 11 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.12. COMPANY 12 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.13. COMPANY 13 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.14. COMPANY 14 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.15. COMPANY 15 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.16. COMPANY 16 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.17. COMPANY 17 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.18. COMPANY 18 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.19. COMPANY 19 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.20. COMPANY 20 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook

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