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Refractories Market by Type (Shaped and Unshaped Refractories), by Chemical Composition (Acidic & Neutral and Basic Refractories), by End-Use Industry (Iron & Steel, Cement, Glass, Non-Ferrous Metals), by Region - Trends & Forecasts to 2020

By: marketsandmarkets.com
Publishing Date: December 2015
Report Code: CH 3973

 

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The global refractories market is projected to be worth USD 33.7 Billion by 2020, registering a CAGR of 3.9% between 2015 and 2020. In this study, 2013 has been considered as the historical year and 2014 as the base year for estimating market size of refractories. Refractories market has experienced decline and is anticipated to register a steady rate of growth during the forecast period. The growth of the market is attributed with increased infrastructure development in the emerging economies such as China, India, and Brazil. The market is segmented on the basis of form, type, application and region, between 2015 and 2020.

This research study used extensive secondary sources, directories, and databases, such as Hoovers, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, and Factiva to identify and collect information useful for this technical, market-oriented, and commercial study of the refractories market. The primary sources are several industry experts from core and related industries and preferred suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, service providers, and organizations related to all segments of the industry’s supply chain. The bottom-up approach has been used to estimate market size of refractories, by form, chemical composition, application, and by region, in terms of value and volume. The top-down approach has been implemented to validate the market size, in terms of value and volume. With the data triangulation procedure and validation of data through primaries, the exact values of the overall parent market size and individual market sizes have been determined and confirmed in this study.

Break-up of profiles of primary discussion participants is depicted below:

Refractories Market

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Minerals are the primary raw materials required for the manufacturing of refractories. Raw material suppliers to refractories manufacturers are mainly categorized into two groups, namely, minerals supplier, and companies supplying machinery and equipment used in the production of refractories. Companies supplying minerals are the general refractory manufacturing companies, such as RHI AG (Austria), Almatis (Germany), First Bauxite (Canada), and many more among others. Refractories manufacturing companies process these minerals using different procedures such as crushing & grinding, sieving or grading, magnetic separation of tramp iron batch, weighing, batch mixing, and various other in order to manufacture various shaped and unshaped refractory products used in high temperature furnaces.

This study answers several questions for the stakeholders, primarily which market segments need to be focused in next two to five years for prioritizing the efforts and investments. These stakeholders include the

  • Refractories manufacturers,
  • Refractories traders, distributors, and suppliers
  • End-use market participants of different segments of refractories
  • Government and research organizations
  • Associations and industrial bodies
  • Research and consulting firms
  • R&D institutions
  • Environment support agencies
  • Investment banks
  • Private equity firms

Scope of the Report:

This research report categorizes the refractories market on the basis of form, chemical composition, application, and region and forecasts revenue growth and analysis of trends in each of the submarkets.

On the Basis of Form:

  • Shaped refractories
  • Unshaped/monolithic refractories

On the Basis of Chemical Composition:

  • Acidic & neutral refractories
  • Basic refractories

On the Basis of End-use Industries:

  • Iron & steel
  • Cement
  • Glass
  • Non-ferrous metals
  • Others

On the Basis of Region:

  • Asia-Pacific
  • Europe
  • North America
  • RoW

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction (Page No. - 15)
    1.1 Objectives of the Study
    1.2 Market Definition
    1.3 Scope of the Refractories Market
           1.3.1 Markets Covered
           1.3.2 Years Considered in the Report
           1.3.3 Currency & Pricing
    1.4 Limitations
    1.5 Stakeholders

2 Research Methodology (Page No. - 18)
    2.1 Research Data
           2.1.1 Secondary Data
                    2.1.1.1 Key Data From Secondary Sources
           2.1.2 Primary Data
                    2.1.2.1 Key Data From Primary Sources
                    2.1.2.2 Key Industry Insights
                    2.1.2.3 Breakdown of Primary Interviews
    2.2 Refractories Market Size Estimation
    2.3 Market Breakdown and Data Triangulation
    2.4 Assumptions

3 Executive Summary (Page No. - 26)

4 Premium Insights (Page No. - 30)
    4.1 Attractive Market Opportunities
    4.2 Refractories Market Size, By Form, 2015-2020
    4.3 Market Share, By Region and End-Use Industries
    4.4 Market Attractiveness
    4.5 Market, By Chemical Composition 2015-2020
    4.6 Market, By End-Use Industry 2015-2020
    4.7 Market: Developing vs Developed Nations
    4.8 Lifecycle Analysis, By Region

5 Market Overview (Page No. - 36)
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Evolution
    5.3 Refractories Market Segmentation
           5.3.1 By Form
           5.3.2 By Chemical Composition
           5.3.3 By End-Use Industry
    5.4 Market Dynamics
           5.4.1 Drivers
                    5.4.1.1 Infrastructure Development in Emerging Economies
                    5.4.1.2 Increasing Demand From Non-Metallic Minerals Industry
                    5.4.1.3 Rising Demand for High-Grade Refractories
           5.4.2 Restraints
                    5.4.2.1 Environmental Concern
                    5.4.2.2 High Raw Material Price
           5.4.3 Opportunities
                    5.4.3.1 Consolidation of Market
           5.4.4 Challenges
                    5.4.4.1 Overdependence on Iron & Steel Industry

6 Industry Trends (Page No. - 45)
    6.1 Introduction
    6.2 Value-Chain Analysis
    6.3 Refractories: Raw Material Analysis
    6.4 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
           6.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
           6.4.2 Threat of New Entrants
           6.4.3 Threat of Substitutes
           6.4.4 Bargaining Power of Buyers
           6.4.5 Intensity of Rivalry

7 Refractories Market, By Form (Page No. - 51)
    7.1 Introduction
    7.2 Refractories Market Size & Projection
    7.3 Shaped Refractories
           7.3.1 Types of Shaped Refractories
                    7.3.1.1 Refractory Bricks
                               7.3.1.1.1 Fireclay Bricks
                               7.3.1.1.2 High Alumina Bricks
                               7.3.1.1.3 Silica Brick
                               7.3.1.1.4 Magnesite Brick
                               7.3.1.1.5 Chromite Brick
                               7.3.1.1.6 Insulating Brick
                    7.3.1.2 Precast Shaped
    7.4 Unshaped (Monolithic) Refractories
           7.4.1 Types of Unshaped Refractories
                    7.4.1.1 Castable Refractories
                    7.4.1.2 Gunning Mixes
                    7.4.1.3 Plastic Refractories
                    7.4.1.4 Ramming Mixes

8 Refractories Market, By Chemical Composition (Page No. - 62)
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 Acidic & Neutral Refractories
           8.2.1 Acidic Refractories
                    8.2.1.1 Silica Refractories
                    8.2.1.2 Fireclay Refractories
                    8.2.1.3 Alumina Refractories
           8.2.2 Neutral Refractories
                    8.2.2.1 Zirconia Refractories
                    8.2.2.2 Chromite Refractories
                    8.2.2.3 Carbon Refractories
    8.3 Basic Refractories
           8.3.1 Magnesite Refractories
           8.3.2 Dolomite Refractories

9 Refractories Market, By End-Use Industry (Page No. - 73)
    9.1 Introduction
    9.2 Iron & Steel
    9.3 Cement
    9.4 Non-Ferrous Metal
    9.5 Glass
    9.6 Other Industries

10 Regional Analysis (Page No. - 84)
     10.1 Introduction
     10.2 Asia-Pacific
             10.2.1 China
             10.2.2 Japan
             10.2.3 India
     10.3 North America
             10.3.1 U.S.
             10.3.2 Canada
             10.3.3 Mexico
     10.4 Europe
             10.4.1 Germany
             10.4.2 Italy
             10.4.3 U.K.
             10.4.4 France
             10.4.5 Russia
     10.5 RoW
             10.5.1 Middle East &Africa
             10.5.2 Latin America

11 Competitive Landscape (Page No. - 117)
     11.1 Introduction
     11.2 Competitive Situations and Trends
     11.3 New Product Launches/Developments
     11.4 Mergers & Acquisitions
     11.5 Expansions
     11.6 Agreements
     11.7 New Technological& Research Developments

12 Company Profiles (Page No. - 122)
(Overview, Financial*, Products & Services, Strategy, and Developments)
     12.1 Introduction
     12.2 Magnesita Refratarios S.A.
     12.3 Morgan Advanced Materials PLC
     12.4 RHI AG
     12.5 Shinagawa Refractories Co. Ltd
     12.6 Vesuvius PLC.
     12.7 Corning Incorporated
     12.8 Krosaki Harima Corporation
     12.9 Saint-Gobain S.A.
     12.10 Coorstek Incorporated
     12.11 Harbisonwalker International (HWI) Inc.

*Details Might Not Be Captured in Case of Unlisted Companies

13 Appendix (Page No. - 149)
     13.1 Insights From Industry Experts
     13.2 Discussion Guide
     13.3 Introducing RT: Real Time Market Intelligence
     13.4 Available Customizations
     13.5 Related Reports


List of Tables (81 Tables)

Table 1 Refractories Market, By Form
Table 2 Market, By Chemical Composition
Table 3 Market Size, By Form, 2013–2020 (Million Metric Ton)
Table 4 Market Size, By Form, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 5 Shaped Refractories Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (Million Metric Ton)
Table 6 Shaped Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 7 Unshaped Refractories Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (Million Metric Ton)
Table 8 Unshaped Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 9 Market Size, By Chemical Composition, 2013–2020 (Million Metric Ton)
Table 10 Market Size, By Chemical Composition, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 11 Acidic & Neutral Refractories Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (Million Metric Ton)
Table 12 Acidic & Neutral Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 13 Basic Refractories Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (Million Metric Ton)
Table 14 Basic Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 15 Refractories Market Size for Iron & Steel Industry, By Region, 2013–2020 (Million Metric Ton)
Table 16 Market Size for Iron & Steel Industry, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 17 Market Size for Cement Industry, By Region, 2013–2020 (Million Metric Ton)
Table 18 Market Size for Cement Industry, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 19 Market Size for Non-Ferrous Metal Industry, By Region,  2013–2020 (Million Metric Ton)
Table 20 Market Size for Non-Ferrous Industry, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 21 Market Size for Glass Industry, By Region, 2013–2020 (Million Metric Ton)
Table 22 Market Size for Glass Industry, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 23 Market Size in Other Industries, By Region, 2013–2020 (Million Metric Ton)
Table 24 Market Size in Other Industries, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 25 Refractories Market Size, By Region, 2013-2020 (Million Metric Ton)
Table 26 Market Size, By Region, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 27 Asia-Pacific: Refractories Market Size, By Form, 2013-2020 (Million Metric Ton)
Table 28 Asia-Pacific: Market Size, By Form, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 29 Asia-Pacific: Market Size, By Chemical Composition, 2013-2020 (Million Metric Ton)
Table 30 Asia-Pacific: Market Size, By Chemical Composition, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 31 Asia-Pacific: Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2013-2020 (Million Metric Ton)
Table 32 Asia-Pacific: Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 33 China: Market Size, By Form, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 34 China: Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 35 Japan: Market Size, By Form, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 36 Japan: Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 37 India: Refractories Market Size, By Form, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 38 India: Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 39 North America: Market Size, By Form, 2013-2020 (Million Metric Ton)
Table 40 North America: Market Size, By Form, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 41 North America: Market Size, By Chemical Composition, 2013-2020 (Million Metric Ton)
Table 42 North America: Market Size, By Chemical Composition, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 43 North America: Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2013-2020 (Million Metric Ton)
Table 44 North America: Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 45 U.S.: Refractories Market Size, By Form, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 46 U.S.: Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 47 Canada: Market Size, By Form, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 48 Canada: Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 49 Mexico: Market Size, By Form, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 50 Mexico: Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 51 Europe: Market Size, By Form, 2013–2020 (Million Metric Ton)
Table 52 Europe: Market Size, By Form, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 53 Europe: Market Size, By Chemical Composition, 2013–2020 (Million Metric Ton)
Table 54 Europe: Market Size, By Chemical Composition, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 55 Europe: Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2013–2020 (Million Metric Ton)
Table 56 Europe: Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 57 Germany: Market Size, By Form, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 58 Germany: Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 59 Italy: Market Size, By Form, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 60 Italy: Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 61 U.K.: Market Size, By Form, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 62 U.K.: Refractories Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 63 France: Market Size, By Form, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 64 France: Size, By End-Use Industry, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 65 Russia: Market Size, By Form, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 66 Russia: Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 67 RoW: Market Size, By Form, 2013–2020 (Million Metric Ton)
Table 68 RoW: Market Size, By Form, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 69 RoW: Market Size, By Chemical Composition, 2013–2020 (Million Metric Ton)
Table 70 RoW: Market Size, By Chemical Composition, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 71 RoW: Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2013–2020 (Million Metric Ton)
Table 72 RoW: Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 73 Middle East & Africa: Refractories Market Size, By Form, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 74 Middle East & Africa: Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 75 Latin America: Market Size, By Form, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 76 Latin America: Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 77 New Product Launches/Developments, 2009–2015
Table 78 Mergers & Acquisitions, 2009–2015
Table 79 Expansions, 2009–2015
Table 80 Agreements, 2009–2015
Table 81 New Technological& Research Developments, 2009-2015


List of Figures (60 Figures)

Figure 1 Refractories Market Segmentation
Figure 2 Market: Research Design
Figure 3 Market Size Estimation: Top-Down Approach
Figure 4 Market Size Estimation: Bottom-Up Approach
Figure 5 Market Breakdown and Data Triangulation
Figure 6 Asia-Pacific Was the Largest Market of Refractories in 2014
Figure 7 Iron & Steel Industry to Dominate Refractories Market Between 2015 and 2020
Figure 8 Refractories Market in Asia-Pacific to Register the Highest Growth During the Forecast Period
Figure 9 Shaped Refractories to Dominate the Refractories Market
Figure 10 Significant Growth in the Refractories Market
Figure 11 Unshaped Refractories to Be the Fastest-Growing Refractories Between 2015 and 2020
Figure 12 Iron & Steel Industry Accounted for the Largest Share in the Refractories Market in 2014
Figure 13 Emerging Economies to Witness High Growth for Refractories Between 2015 and 2020
Figure 14 Asia-Pacific Accounted for the Largest Market Share for Refractories, By Chemical Composition in 2014
Figure 15 Iron & Steel Will Contribute Major Share for Refractories Market Between 2015 to 2020
Figure 16 China to Emerge as A Lucrative Market for Refractories Between 2015 and 2020
Figure 17 High Growth Potential in Asia-Pacific for Refractories
Figure 18 Rapid Development of the Refractories Market for Industry Applications (1638–2015)
Figure 19 Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities, and Challenges in the Refractories Market
Figure 20 Value-Chain Analysis of the Refractories Market
Figure 21 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
Figure 22 Shaped Refractories Dominated Refractories Market in 2014
Figure 23 Asia-Pacific to Be the Largest Market for Shaped Refractories,  2015 vs 2020 (USD Million)
Figure 24 Unshaped Refractories are Expected to Be the Fastest-Growing By 2020
Figure 25 Unshaped Refractories, By Type
Figure 26 Properties of Refractory Materials
Figure 27 Acidic & Neutral Refractories to Dominate the Global Refractories Market, 2015 vs 2020
Figure 28 Acidic & Neutral Refractories, By Type
Figure 29 Acidic & Neutral Refractories Market Size, By Region, 2015 vs 2020
Figure 30 Basic Refractories: By Type
Figure 31 Iron & Steel Industry Dominated the Global Refractories Market in 2014
Figure 32 Asia-Pacific to Be the Largest Market for Refractories in Iron & Steel Industry 2015 vs 2020, (USD Million)
Figure 33 Asia-Pacific is Expected to Drive the Refractories Market for the Glass Industry, 2015 vs 2020
Figure 34 Market, By Region, 2014 (USD Million)
Figure 35 Refractories Market in Different Industries, By Region, 2015-2020
Figure 36 Major Economies of Asia-Pacific Region Presents High Growth Opportunities in Refractories Market, 2020
Figure 37 Iron & Steel Industry to Dominate the Refractories Market in China, 2015 vs 2020 (USD Million)
Figure 38 North America: Mexico to Be the Fastest-Growing Market for Refractories, 2015 and 2020
Figure 39 Iron & Steel Industry to Dominate the Refractories Market in Mexico, 2015 vs 2020 (USD Million)
Figure 40 Shaped Refractories are the Major Type of Refractories in Europe, 2014 and 2020
Figure 41 Iron & Steel Industry to Dominate the Refractories Market in Italy, 2015 vs 2020 (USD Million)
Figure 42 Mergers & Acquisitions: Most Preferred Strategy By Key Companies,2009–2015
Figure 43 Battle for Developmental Share: Mergers & Acquisitions Was the Key Strategy, 2009–2015
Figure 44 Regional Revenue Mix of Top 5 Market Players
Figure 45 Magnesita Refratrios S.A : Company Snapshot
Figure 46 Magnesita Refratrios S.A: SWOT Analysis
Figure 47 Morgan Advanced Materials PLC: Company Snapshot
Figure 48 Morgan Advanced Materials PLC: SWOT Analysis
Figure 49 RHI AG: Company Snapshot
Figure 50 RHI AG: SWOT Analysis
Figure 51 Shinagawa Refractories Co. Ltd: Company Snapshot
Figure 52 Shinagawa Refractories Co. Ltd: SWOT Analysis
Figure 53 Vesuvius PLC.: Company Snapshot
Figure 54 Vesuvius PLC.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 55 Corning Incorporated: Company Snapshot
Figure 56 Corning Incorporated: SWOT Analysis
Figure 57 Krosaki Harima Corporation: Company Snapshot
Figure 58 Krosaki Harima Corporation: SWOT Analysis
Figure 59 Saint-Gobain S.A.: Company Snapshot
Figure 60 Saint-Gobain S.A.: SWOT Analysis

The global refractories market size, in terms of value, is projected to reach USD 33.7 Billion by 2020, at a CAGR of 3.9% between 2015 and 2020. The increasing demand from the iron & steel industry, increasing global demand for high grade refractories and continuous expansion by existing players are some of the key market drivers for the growth of the global market.

The monolithic refractories are projected to be the fastest-growing form of refractories between 2015 and 2020, due to their excellent volume stability and improved mechanical resistance to vibration and impact, and convenient handling. Further, monolithic refractories are undergoing extensive R&D activities, as these may possess potential properties which can be used in varied composition to form different types of refractories.

Glass industry is the fastest-growing end-use industry in the global market. This is due to the high growth in the construction sector. More importantly, the increasing usage of glass in construction, automotive, commercial & residential developments is forcing the manufacturers to produce more glass. The increasing production of glass requires high level of refractories, thus driving the refractories market for this industry.

Asia-Pacific, being the largest market for refractories is also projected to register the highest growth, in terms of value between 2015 and 2020. Accelerating demand from end-use industries such as iron & steel, cement, glass, non-ferrous metal, and other industries in Asia-Pacific is driving the growth of this market. Tremendous development in infrastructure and increasing usage of iron & steel in various end-use industries such as automobile, construction and others is expected to drive the refractories market in this region.

Refractories Market

Though the refractories market is growing, few factors act as a bottleneck towards its growth. The high raw material price is the major restraint towards the growth of the market. The increase in price affects the overall prices of refractories and ultimately, the demand for refractories in various industries. Furthermore, the import of raw materials from other nations, specifically from China, also affects the price of refractories. Imports of these raw materials play a major role in determining the growth of the market.

The companies such as Corning Incorporated (U.S.), CoorsTek Incorporated (U.S.), Magnesita Refratarios S.A (Brazil), Morgan Advanced Materials Plc (U.K.), RHI AG (Austria), Saint-Gobain S.A. (France), Shinagawa Refractories Co. Ltd (Japan), and Vesuvius Plc. (U.K.) are the dominant market participants in the global refractories market. The diverse product portfolio and strategically positioned R&D centers, continuous adoption of development strategies, and technological advancements are few factors that are responsible for strengthening the position of these companies in the market. They have been adopting various organic and inorganic growth strategies such as mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures & collaborations, and new product launches to enhance the current market scenario of refractories.

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