Mullite Market: Introduction
Mullite is also known as porcelainite is chemically denoted as 3Al2O3 .2SiO2, which is an orthorhombic silicate mineral of aluminum. Mullite is resistant to corrosion and heat and is often used as refractory. The first known use of mullite was in 1924 as a refractory and was discovered in Scotland.
Traditionally Mullite was made by clay-alumina mixture firing but recent developments have seen sintered mullite powders to be produced. It can be found in a thermally-metamorphed rock called porcellanite. Mullite has attained importance for traditional as well as advanced ceramics for its favorable thermal and mechanical properties. Mullite also finds applications in glass and steel refractories for its high-temperature strength, thermal shock resistance, thermal stability, resistance to abrasion, electrical resistivity among others.
Mullite Market: Dynamics
Mullite Market Drivers
An increase in construction activity in the future due to population growth and urbanization are expected to see an increase in the demand for steel, glass, and ceramic industries for infrastructure, construction, and rebuilding purposes. Mullite bricks are a major aspect of refractory materials for industries like glass, ceramic, iron, and steel manufacturing plants, which is hence expected to drive the mullite market extensively in the future. The glass and steel industries hold a prominent share in the mullite market and are anticipated to be the two major markets as the most share of mullite is in the refractories market. This is anticipated to drive the mullite market in the future.
The increasing demand in the petrochemical industry is also anticipated to augment the demand for Mullite as its derivatives across applications such as pharmaceutical, paints & coating, tires among others Fused Cast Mullite Bricks & Blocks are used extensively for their high-temperature resistivity, low thermal conductivity, and strong resistance to thermal shock in multiple end-use industries such as ceramic industry, petrochemical industry, construction material industry among others.
The easy obtainability and reasonable price of raw material for mullite make it the first preference for multiple end-users which is expected to drive the market. Fused Zirconia Mullite has excellent thermal shock resistance and resistance to deformation under load are extensively used as typical abrasive applications for kiln furniture for production of ceramic, metal components and others industrial application, with growth in demand for such applications in the ceramic and chemical industries, this is expected to propel the mullite market.
Mullite Market Restraints
Mullite consists of 30 weight % SiO2 so its corrosion resistance against basic slag is lower than that of the other alternatives for corundum-based refractories. Kyanite as an alternative is preferred for multiple refractories such as corundum-based refractories, which can affect the Mullite market growth to an extent.
Mullite Market Trends
The global ceramic industry has been witnessing various changes in technology, design, and features for structural applications. Alumina-Mullite ceramics have uniform crystalline mono-structure, ballistic performance, and wear resistance for structural applications. Mullite ceramics is being recently used for making electric connection instruments such as plugs, switches, and many more for the properties such as high wear and abrasion resistance and low manufacturing cost. This might play a role in the growth of the mullite market in the future.
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Market: Regional Outlook
Mullite is one of the main raw materials of the refractories which finds application in steel and cement production, China in the Asia-Pacific region is one of the prominent region for refractories for steel and cement production followed by Asia and Oceanic countries.
Europe, Japan & North America were prominent in the past periods, but due to increase in the heavy industry cores in the Asia-Pacific region has led to an increase in the mullite market in countries such as China and India. Growth in the refractories industries in such regions is expected to increase the mullite market. North America and Europe are anticipated to be leading in the consumption of mullite for the high demand of mullite products such as white fused zirconia mullite in the electronics and ceramic industry. The mullite market in regions such as the Middle East & Africa and Latin America is expected to grow at a steady rate.
Market: Key participants
Examples of some of the key participants in the global Mullite market are:
CoorsTek, Kyocera, Washington Mills, Engineered Ceramics, Itc-cera, Tianjin Century Electronics, Kyanite Mining, Electro Abrasives, and CUMI EMD among others.
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The Mullite Market report covers exhaustive analysis on,
- Market Segments
- Market Dynamics
- Market Size
- Supply & Demand Scenario
- Current Trends/Issues/Challenges in Mullite market
- Competition & Companies involved in Mullite market
- Technology used in Mullite Market
- Value Chain
Regional analysis includes,
- North America (U.S., Canada)
- Latin America (Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Peru)
- Western Europe (Germany, Italy, France, U.K., Spain, BENELUX, Nordics)
- Eastern Europe (Russia, Poland, CIS)
- Asia-Pacific (China, India, ASEAN, South Korea)
- Middle East and Africa (GCC Countries, South Africa, Turkey, Iran, Israel)
The Mullite Market report is a compilation of first-hand information, qualitative and quantitative assessment by industry analysts, inputs from industry experts and industry participants across the value chain. The report provides in-depth analysis of parent market trends, macro-economic indicators and governing factors along with Mullite market attractiveness as per segments. The report also maps the qualitative impact of various market factors on Mullite market segments and geographies.
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- Detailed overview of parent market
- Changing Mullite market dynamics in the industry
- In-depth Mullite market segmentation
- Historical, current and projected market size in terms of volume and value
- Recent industry trends and developments
- Competitive landscape in Mullite market
- Strategies of key players and products offered in Mullite market
- Potential and niche segments, geographical regions exhibiting promising growth
- A neutral perspective on Mullite market performance
- Must-have information for market players to sustain and enhance their market footprint
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The global market of Mullite Market can be segmented by: Form
The Global Market of Mullite Market can be segmented by: Application
- Metallurgical application
- Wear Resistant Coatings
The Global market of Mullite Market can be segmented by: End Use
- Ceramic Industry
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