Global silicon nitride market is expected to grow at a CAGR of around 7% during the forecast period. Silicon nitride is an inorganic, non-metallic compound of silicon and nitrogen. It is used as a ceramic material. It offers excellent resistance against abrasion, corrosion, and most chemicals. Hardness, toughness, high strength, high temperature strength and excellent shock resistance are some other important characteristics possessed by silicon nitride. Silicon nitride is mainly used for glow plugs, turbocharger rotors and hot plugs in diesel engines. It also has outstanding wear resistance and good electric conductivity.