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Refractories

Refractories

The US refractories market is expected to record yearly gains of 3.3 percent per year through 2019 when it will total $3.1 billion. Growth through 2019 will slow from advances achieved between 2009 and 2014 as iron and steel production slows. However, opportunities for demand through 2019 will arise in the nonmetallic minerals industry.

This report segments the refractories industry by from, material, and market. Data is provided in million US dollars and tons.

Refractory forms include:
Refractory Bricks & Shapes
Monolithic Refractories
Other Refractory Forms

Refractory materials include:
Non-clay
Magnesite & Chrome
Zircon & Zirconia
Extra-High Alumina
Ceramic Fibers
Silicon Carbide
Graphite & Carbon
Mullite
Silica
Dolomite & Other Non-clay Refractories
Clay
High-Alumina
Fireclay
Insulating

Non-clay will remain the largest refractory material through 2019, accounting for 61 percent of value demand, while clay will remain the largest refractory material in terms of volume through 2019, when the material will comprise 54 percent of demand.

Refractory markets include:
Metals Industries
Nonmetallic Mineral Processing Industries
Engineering Contractors
Nonmanufacturing Industries
Petroleum & Chemicals
Other Manufacturing Industries

Metals industries will continue to be the leading market for refractories in 2019, with 54 percent of all value sales and 52 percent of volume demand. The nonmetallic minerals market will register the fastest increases in demand in volume terms, with growth bolstered primarily by rising use in cement, lime, and mineral product applications.

A large portion of total refractory sales is concentrated in a small number of companies. Leader suppliers include Almatis, HarbisonWalker-International, Imerys, Magnesita, Minerals Technologies, Morgan Advanced Materials, Resco, RHI, Saint-Gobain, TYK, Unifrax, and Vesuvius.


  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table US REFRACTORY SUPPLY & DEMAND
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • Macroeconomic Trends
      • Table MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS
    • Fixed Investment Trends
      • Table NONRESIDENTIAL FIXED INVESTMENT
    • Manufacturing Outlook
      • Table MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS
    • Refractory Technology
      • Basic Refractory Properties
        • Table CHART II-1 MELTING POINTS OF INDUSTRIAL MATERIALS & REFRACTORIES
      • Refractory Shapes & Forms
      • Refractory Materials
      • Other Technological Developments
    • Pricing Trends
      • Table SELECTED US MANUFACTURER REFRACTORY PRICING
      • Table CHART II-2 SELECTED US MANUFACTURER REFRACTORY PRICING, 2004-2024
    • Historical Market Trends
      • Table REFRACTORY DEMAND, 2004-2014
      • Table CHART II-3 REFRACTORY DEMAND, 2005-2014
    • International Environment
      • World Supply & Demand
        • Table CHART II-4 WORLD REFRACTORY DEMAND BY REGION, 2014
      • Foreign Trade
        • Table US FOREIGN TRADE IN REFRACTORIES
        • Table US REFRACTORY IMPORTS BY SOURCE, 2004-2014
        • Table CHART II-5 US REFRACTORY IMPORTS BY SOURCE, 2014
        • Table US REFRACTORY EXPORTS BY DESTINATION, 2004-2014
        • Table CHART II-6 US REFRACTORY EXPORTS BY DESTINATION, 2014
  • FORMS
    • General
      • Refractory Supply & Demand by Value
        • Table REFRACTORY SUPPLY & DEMAND BY FORM IN VALUE TERMS
        • Table CHART III-1 REFRACTORY DEMAND BY FORM IN VALUE TERMS, 2004-2024
      • Refractory Supply & Demand by Volume
        • Table REFRACTORY SUPPLY & DEMAND BY FORM IN VOLUME TERMS
        • Table CHART III-2 REFRACTORY DEMAND BY FORM IN VOLUME TERMS, 2004-2024
    • Refractory Bricks & Shapes
      • Table REFRACTORY BRICK & SHAPE SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Standard Bricks
        • Table STANDARD BRICK REFRACTORY SHIPMENTS
      • Preformed Shapes
        • Table PREFORMED SHAPE REFRACTORY SHIPMENTS
    • Monolithic Refractories
      • Table MONOLITHIC REFRACTORY SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Castables
        • Table CASTABLE REFRACTORY SHIPMENTS
      • Plastic & Ramming Mixes
        • Table PLASTIC & RAMMING MIX REFRACTORY SHIPMENTS
      • Gunning Mixes
        • Table GUNNING MIX REFRACTORY SHIPMENTS
      • Bonding & Other Mortars
        • Table BONDING & OTHER MORTAR REFRACTORY SHIPMENTS
    • Other Refractory Forms
      • Table OTHER REFRACTORY FORM SUPPLY & DEMAND
  • MATERIALS
    • General
      • Refractory Supply & Demand by Value
        • Table REFRACTORY SUPPLY & DEMAND BY MATERIAL IN VALUE TERMS
        • Table CHART IV-1 REFRACTORY DEMAND BY MATERIAL IN VALUE TERMS, 2004-2024
      • Refractory Supply & Demand by Volume
        • Table REFRACTORY SUPPLY & DEMAND BY MATERIAL IN VOLUME TERMS
        • Table CHART IV-2 REFRACTORY DEMAND BY MATERIAL IN VOLUME TERMS, 2004-2024
    • Nonclay Refractory Products
      • Table NONCLAY REFRACTORY SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Table CHART IV-3 NONCLAY REFRACTORY SHIPMENTS BY MATERIAL, 2014
      • Magnesite & Chrome
        • Table MAGNESITE & CHROME REFRACTORY SHIPMENTS
      • Zircon & Zirconia
        • Table ZIRCON & ZIRCONIA REFRACTORY SHIPMENTS
      • Extra-High Alumina
        • Table EXTRA-HIGH ALUMINA REFRACTORY SHIPMENTS
      • Ceramic Fibers
        • Table CERAMIC FIBER REFRACTORY SHIPMENTS
      • Silicon Carbide
        • Table SILICON CARBIDE REFRACTORY SHIPMENTS
      • Graphite & Carbon
        • Table GRAPHITE & CARBON REFRACTORY SHIPMENTS
      • Mullite
        • Table MULLITE REFRACTORY SHIPMENTS
      • Silica
        • Table SILICA REFRACTORY SHIPMENTS
      • Dolomite & Other Nonclay Refractories
        • Table DOLOMITE & OTHER NONCLAY REFRACTORY SHIPMENTS
    • Clay Refractory Products
      • Table CLAY REFRACTORY SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Table CHART IV-4 CLAY REFRACTORY SHIPMENTS BY MATERIAL, 2014
      • High-Alumina
        • Table HIGH-ALUMINA CLAY REFRACTORY SHIPMENTS
      • Fireclay
        • Table FIRECLAY REFRACTORY SHIPMENTS
      • Insulating
        • Table INSULATING CLAY REFRACTORY SHIPMENTS
  • MARKETS
    • General
      • Table REFRACTORY DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Table CHART V-1 REFRACTORY DEMAND BY MARKET, 2014
    • Metals Industries
      • Outlook
        • Table METALS INDUSTRY INDICATORS
      • Refractory Market
        • Table METALS INDUSTRY REFRACTORY MARKET
        • Table IRON & STEEL PRODUCTION REFRACTORY MARKET
        • Table NONFERROUS METAL PRODUCTION REFRACTORY MARKET
        • Table METAL CASTING & FABRICATION REFRACTORY MARKET
    • Nonmetallic Mineral Processing Industries
      • Outlook
        • Table NONMETALLIC MINERAL PRODUCT SHIPMENTS
      • Refractory Market
        • Table NONMETALLIC MINERAL PRODUCT REFRACTORY MARKET
        • Table CERAMICS REFRACTORY MARKET
        • Table GLASS REFRACTORY MARKET
        • Table CEMENT, LIME, &OTHER MINERAL PROCESSING REFRACTORY MARKET
    • Engineering Contractors
      • Table ENGINEERING CONTRACTOR REFRACTORY MARKET
    • Nonmanufacturing Industries
      • Table NONMANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES REFRACTORY MARKET
    • Petroleum & Chemicals
      • Table PETROLEUM & CHEMICAL REFRACTORY MARKET
    • Other Manufacturing Industries
      • Table OTHER MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES REFRACTORY MARKET
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
    • Industry Composition & Restructuring
      • Table US REFRACTORY & RAW MATERIAL SALES BY COMPANY, 2014
    • Market Share
      • Table CHART VI-1 US REFRACTORY MARKET SHARE*, 2014
      • Leading Refractory Suppliers
      • Significant Raw Material Suppliers
    • Product Development & Manufacturing
      • Table CAPITAL SPENDING PATTERNS: SELECTED REFRACTORY MANUFACTURERS
    • Marketing & Distribution
    • Company Profiles
      • Alcoa Incorporated
      • Allied Mineral Products Incorporated
      • Almatis GmbH
      • Alteo Holding
      • AluChem Incorporated
      • Asbury Carbons Incorporated
      • BNZ Materials Incorporated
      • CerCo LLC
      • Corning Incorporated
      • HarbisonWalker International
      • Imerys SA
      • Kerneos SA
      • Lhoist SA
      • Luossavaara-Kiirunavaara AB
      • Magneco/Metrel Incorporated
      • Magnesita Refratários SA
      • Minerals Technologies Incorporated
      • Morgan Advanced Materials plc
      • Plibrico Company LLC
      • Resco Products Incorporated
      • RHI AG
      • Saint-Gobain
      • TYK Corporation
      • Unifrax I LLC
      • Vesuvius plc
    • Other Companies Mentioned in the Study

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