If there is no ceramics, then the global electronics industry of nearly 2 trillion US dollars will not exist. The wide range of electrical properties of ceramics including insulation, semiconductors, superconductivity, piezoelectricity and magnetism are essential for consumer products such as mobile phones, computers, televisions and other electronics. The global electronic ceramic market is estimated to be about 9 billion US dollars.
Ceramic spark plugs, which are electrical insulators, have had a great impact on society. The fuel for the internal combustion engine was first invented in 1860 and is still used for this purpose. In addition to this, it is also used in automobiles, marine engines, lawnmowers and the like. High-voltage insulation materials enable it to safely deliver electricity to houses and businesses.