Refractory Market, By Product Type (Non-Clay Refractory Materials, Clay Refractory Materials), By P

Published Date: | Report Code : MT1952735


Refractory Market material is a heat-resistant material that is, a mineral that is heat, pressure, or chemical attack resistant to decomposition, most frequently applied to a mineral that maintains strength and form at high temperatures. In construction applications, refractories are helpful with particular high-temperature surfaces, particularly in furnaces or boilers, because the refractory design minimizes heat losses. So, refractories must be heat shock resistant, particular heat conductivity ranges, chemically inert, and heat expansion coefficient based on the operating environment. Alumina, silica, and magnesia are the most significant materials used in refractory manufacturing. Calcium oxide is another oxide commonly found in refractories. Fire clays are commonly used in refractory materials.

The global refractory market is segmented into product type, product form, alkalinity, end-user industry. By product form, this market is segmented into shaped, unshaped. Unshaped refractories are estimated to be the largest type of refractories by form due to unshaped refractories that are replacing the conventional type of refractories at a much faster rate in many applications that require high-temperature resistance. By alkalinity, the global refractory market is split into acidic, basic, and neutral. It is predicted that acidic & neutral refractories are the largest and are expected to be the type of alkalinity refractories. Because acid refractories are rich in silica and alumina and are used primarily in the glass and ceramic industries and neutral refractories are resistant to acid as well as basic slags. Based on the end-user industry, this market is split into iron & steel, cement/lime, nonferrous metals, glass, ceramics, energy & chemicals. The iron & steel industry is anticipated the major end-user sector of refractories due to the major applications of refractories in the iron and steel industry include the use of iron and steel in inner furnace linings, heating steel furnaces prior to further processing, metal and slag holding and transport ships, flues or stacks through which hot gasses are conducted, and others.

The global refractory market is expected to boom in the Asia-Pacific region due to the growth of the construction and automotive industries. Along with this, growth is primarily attributed to the existence of many players in this market, increasing foreign investment, and increasing demand from iron & steel, glass, non-ferrous materials, and other sectors for refractories.

Key Factors Impacting Market Growth:

  • The growing adoption of monolithic refractories
  • The growth of end-user industries
  • Increasing demand for high-performance furnaces

Regional Analysis:

The refractory market by region has been segmented by North America, Western Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Eastern Europe, and the Rest of the World. North America and Western Europe are major regions for the refractory market owing to diversified demand from end-use industries and competitive scenarios. Some of the major end-use industries in these regions include iron & steel, cement/lime, nonferrous metals, glass, ceramics, energy & chemicals. These markets have been dynamic in terms of new product developments and related activities. Hence, some of the emerging sub-segments in this market promise high potential in this region. Major countries for the refractory market in these regions include the US, Germany, France, UK, Canada, Italy, and so on. Recent economic slowdowns, trade implications and environmental concerns are some of the key impact factors influencing the market dynamics in these regions.

Developing regions including Asia Pacific, South America, and Africa have witnessed key developments in terms of organic and inorganic growth strategies. Global companies have made strategic investments in these regions with favorable production conditions and high demand from end-use industries. China, India, Brazil, South Africa, South Korea, Japan, and others have been some of the key economies in the region. Energy, chemical and others are some of the major industries in the region with strong potential for refractory market. Middle East promises a strong market potential with demand from countries including UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and others that are seeking to diversify the economic outlook. Eastern Europe consisting of Russia and Turkey is also estimated as one of the key markets with demand from energy, chemical and others.

Companies Covered: Shinigawa,Imerys, Morgan Crucible, Vesuvius plc, RHI Magnesita, Krosaki Harima Corporation, Chosun Refractories ENG Co., Ltd., Calderys Refractories Limited, Compagnie de Saint-Gobain S.A., and Refratechnik Holding GmbH 

Market Segmentation:

By Product Type:

  • Non-clay Refractory
    • Magnesite Brick
    • Zirconia Brick
    • Silica Brick
    • Chromite Brick
    • Others
  • Clay Refractory
    • High Alumina
    • Fireclay
    • Insulating

By Product Form:

  • Shaped
  • Unshaped

By Alkalinity:

  • Acidic
  • Basic
  • Neutral 

By End-Use Industry:

  • Iron & Steel
  • Cement/Lime
  • Nonferrous metals
  • Glass
  • Ceramics
  • Energy & Chemicals

By Region:

  • North America
    • By Country (US, Canada, Mexico)
    • By Product Type
    • By Product Form
    • By Alkalinity
    • By End-Use Industry
  • Western Europe
    • By Country (Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Rest of Western Europe)
    • By Product Type
    • By Product Form
    • By Alkalinity
    • By End-Use Industry
  • Eastern Europe
    • By Country (Russia, Turkey, Rest of Eastern Europe)
    • By Product Type
    • By Product Form
    • By Alkalinity
    • By End-Use Industry
  • Asia Pacific
    • By Country (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Rest of Asia Pacific)
    • By Product Type
    • By Product Form
    • By Alkalinity
    • By End-Use Industry
  • Middle East
    • By Country (UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Iran, Rest of Middle East)
    • By Product Type
    • By Product Form
    • By Alkalinity
    • By End-Use Industry
  • Rest of the World
    • By Region (South America, Africa)
    • By Product Type
    • By Product Form
    • By Alkalinity
    • By End-Use Industry

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