Global Ceramic Fiber Market is valued at USD 2303.7 Million in 2021 and is expected to reach USD 4432.5 Million by 2028 with a CAGR of 9.8% over the forecast period.
Global Ceramic Fiber Market: Global Size, Trends, Competitive, Historical & Forecast Analysis, 2022-2028- Increasing population, rising standard of living, growing awareness among customers regarding the use of environmentally friendly products are some of the major factors driving the growth of the Global Ceramic Fiber Market.
Ceramic fibers is composed of small-dimension filament or thread which is made of a ceramic material, such as alumina and silica, it is used in lightweight units for electrical, thermal, and sound insulation. It is also made of precursor fibers or a very thin tungsten-core wire. It is used in the fired heaters, fluid catalytic cracking units and also used in boilers. Primarily ceramic fiber products contain inorganic compounds, such as alumina (Al2O3) and silica (Si2O3) which are known as carcinogens. Among the three types of ceramic fibers, only RCF is carcinogenic, while AES wool and PCW do not contain any carcinogens.
The Covid-19 pandemic has overblown almost every sector in the world. The ceramic fiber market is comprehensively overripe due to disturbance in the global supply chain and the obstacles in the activities such as refining and petrochemicals, which obtain the majority share in the consumption of ceramic fiber. The market is mainly depending on the industries such as metal processing, power generation, chemical, and construction industries. The outbreak of Covid-19 has also affected on business and consumer sentiment across key global markets, leading to refining & petrochemical and power generation sectors which leads to decline in market. However the market is recovering slowly, it will take a while before chemical and petrochemical sectors return to a stable growth path.
The global ceramic fiber market is segmented on the basis of type, product form, and end use industry and region & country level. On the basis of type, the global ceramic fiber market is classified into RCF, AES wool and others. Based on product form, the market is classified into blanket, module, board, paper and others. Based on end use industry, the global ceramic fiber market is classified into refining & petrochemical, metals, power generation and others.
The regions covered in ceramic fiber market report are North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Rest of the World. On the basis of country level, the market of Global ceramic fiber is sub divided into U.S., Mexico, Canada, U.K., France, Germany, Italy, China, India, Japan, South East Asia, Middle East Asia (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt) GCC, Africa, etc.
Ceramic Fiber Market reports cover prominent players like
On November 24th, 2021; Aimplas, the Plastics Technology Centre and the Institute of Ceramic Technology are developing the EROS Project. Under this project, new recycling processes will be developed to recover composite materials from the aeronautics and wind turbine sectors to repurpose into new products for the transport and ceramics industries. Mechanical and chemical recycling processes such as solvolysis and pyrolysis is performed to produce three new products: glass fiber, carbon fiber and glycols. Glass fiber will be applied in the form of ceramic supports, frits and glazes to reduce tile firing temperature. Inks will be manufactured with the glycols and carbon fiber will be used to make sustainable composites for the transport sector.
On November 17th, 2021; An international team of researchers from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities and Kiel University in Germany discovered a path that could lead to shape-shifting ceramic materials. This discovery could improve everything from medical devices to electronics. In this new research, the route to producing a reversible shape memory ceramic was anything but straightforward. The researchers first tried a recipe that has worked for the discovery of new metallic shape memory materials. That involves a delicate tuning of the distances between atoms by compositional changes, so that the two phases fit together well. They implemented this recipe, but, instead of improving the deformability of the ceramic, they observed that some specimens exploded when they passed through the phase transformation.
On July 22nd, 2021; Two research organizations joined forces for projects on patch-based fiber layup: The Institute of Materials Resource Management (MRM) at Augsburg University (Augsburg, Germany), which focuses on ceramic fiber composites and data-driven computational materials science, and the faculty of mechanical engineering at Augsburg University of Applied Sciences (Augsburg, Germany). Augsburg University intended to use Cevotec’s (Munich, Germany) Samba Step system for field research of ceramic fiber composites. The system is based on fiber patch placement (FPP) technology. With the installation of a Samba Step system at MRM in Augsburg, Cevotec also continues the existing cooperation with Augsburg University of Applied Sciences.
On January 11th, 2021; The German Institutes of Textile and Fiber Research Denkendorf (DITF) partnered with Saint-Gobain Ceramics (France) on cooperation and joint development in the field of metal oxide ceramic fibers. The cooperation aims at jointly creating, ultimately, the production of metal oxide ceramic fibers in Europe. Metal oxide ceramic fibers are an essential component of fiber-reinforced ceramic materials which are increasingly important for a wide range of high-temperature applications. Fiber reinforcement produces a damage-tolerant ceramic material that is no longer brittle and is superior to monolithic ceramics, making it highly desirable from a technical and commercial point of view. Potential applications include components in industrial furnaces, charge carriers for temperature treatment and, in the high-tech sector, components in high efficiency stationary gas turbines, lower fuel consumption aircraft gas turbines and in space applications.
Ceramic fiber have low thermal conductivity and the ability to resist high temperatures. Additionally, it has low density and low thermal inertia. Thus, ceramic fiber waste low heat and has exceptional energy saving properties. It is used as insulation materials in application such as high-temperature for high heat containment and energy conservation. Ceramic fiber’s lightweight, thermal shock resistance, and strength make it useful in many end-use industries such as iron & steel, aluminum, petrochemical, ceramic, power generation, automotive, aerospace, and glass and many others. In many end-use industries, the process runs at 700–1,700°C, this temperature may range at which very limited materials can operate. In the high-temperature applications, the consumption of energy is the most important factor because it accounts for around 40% of the manufacturing cost. In order to lower this cost, companies are using ceramic fiber-based products due to their low thermal conductivity property. Additionally, rising need of less toxic solutions in the industrial sectors is another factor supplementing the growth of ceramic fiber market. The material used in industries such as petrochemical and power generation is highly toxic which may affect the health of workers and environment to overcome this ceramic fiber is used to reduce the toxicity in this industries. Furthermore, the increasing use of ceramic fiber in steel production plants to reheat furnace is further expected to boost the growth of ceramic fiber market.
On the other hand, stringent regulations pertaining to the use of carcinogenic materials and durability issue may hamper the market growth. The slandered procedure of producing ceramic fiber is to eject melted ceramics at high temperatures through a set of thin holes, approximately 3 mm in diameter. Ceramic fiber of less than 1 µm diameter is expected as toxic, and one thinner than 3 µm diameter can get absorbed into the lungs during the production process, which may cause major respiratory diseases and severe skin irritation. As equitable percentage of the fibers manufactured by the standard process have small diameters, which can be serious health hazards to those involved in their production and handling process. In spite of that, the increasing demand from various applications in aerospace and alternative energy industry may offer an opportunity for the further growth of the market. Ceramic fiber products have high-temperature resistance, which is used in new applications, like aerospace and alternative energy such as fuel cells, solar, geothermal, biofuels, and waste incinerators. Ceramic fiber, is very strong and lightweight, which is slowly revolutionizing the aerospace industry, this may offer an opportunity of the ceramic fiber market growth.
The growing number of R&D activities, increasing infrastructural development activities, and raising awareness by regulatory organizations, such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), for environmental protection are some of the major factors driving the market growth in the Asia Pacific region. Additionally, growing construction activities due to the increasing population and increasing demand for lightweight and low-priced alternative products are boosting the growth of the ceramic fiber market in the region. China is the main market for ceramic fiber in the Asia Pacific region due to its growing industrialization and cost-effective production technology. Most of the key players are operating in the ceramic fiber market and have their production sites in Asia Pacific. Some major players in Asia Pacific are Luyang Energy Savings Material Co., Ltd. Which is in China, Ibiden Co., Ltd. Which is located in Japan, Isolite Insulating Product Co. Ltd. have a production site in Japan, Yeso Insulating Product Co. Ltd. have a manufacturing unit in Japan and Double Egret Thermal Insulation have operations in China. Additionally, the increasing growth of the automotive industry is expected to supplement the market growth.
Europe is expected to be the second-largest ceramic fiber market during the forecast period. The market in Europe is largely controlled by REACH, and REACH closely monitors and regulate guidelines to make sure a high level of protection of the environment and human health to overcome risks which is caused by chemicals. There is increased focus on continual sustainability in Europe region, that’s why, it is the most modulated market, especially when it comes to certifying and commercializing insulation materials. This leads to offer huge opportunity to the ceramic fiber market in this region. The industries such as refining & petrochemical, metal and power generation provide a high potential for the growth of the ceramic fiber market. Europe has some of the largest ceramic fiber market players like Morgan Advanced Materials plc, etc.
North America is expected to witness significant growth in the global ceramic fiber market due to the growing demand from various end used industries. North America produces high pulp and paper products and ceramic fiber blanket is the largest segment. The increasing demand of insulated material in the shipping, automotive, aerospace industries leads to foster the demand of ceramics fiber in this region.
|Historical data||2018 - 2021|
|Forecast Period||2022 - 2028|
|Market Size in 2020:||USD 2303.7 Million|
|Base year considered||2021|
|Forecast Period CAGR %:||
|Market Size Expected in 2028:||USD 4432.5 Million|
|Tables, Charts & Figures:||175|
|Ceramic Fiber Manufacturers||Morgan Advanced Materials plc, Unifrax LLC, Luyang Energy Savings Material Co., Ltd., Ibiden Co., Ltd., Harbisonwalker International Inc., Isolite Insulating Product Co. Ltd., Nutec Fibratec, Yeso Insulating Product Co.Ltd., Rath Group, FibreCast Inc., Double Egret Thermal Insulation, others.|
|Segments Covered||By Technology, By Type, By End-User|
|Regional Analysis||North America, U.S., Mexico, Canada, Europe, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Asia Pacific, China, Japan, India, Southeast Asia, South America, Brazil, Argentina, Columbia, The Middle East and Africa, GCC, Africa, Rest of the Middle East and Africa|
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