1 INTRODUCTION 16
1.1 OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY 16
1.2 MARKET DEFINITION 16
1.3 MARKET SCOPE 17
1.3.1 MARKET SEGMENTATION 17
1.3.2 REGIONS COVERED 17
1.3.3 YEARS CONSIDERED FOR THE STUDY 18
1.4 CURRENCY 18
1.5 UNIT CONSIDERED 18
1.6 LIMITATIONS 18
1.7 STAKEHOLDERS 19

2 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 20
2.1 RESEARCH DATA 20
2.1.1 SECONDARY DATA 21
2.1.1.1 Key data from secondary sources 21
2.1.2 PRIMARY DATA 22
2.1.2.1 Key data from primary sources 22
2.1.2.2 Key industry insights 23
2.1.2.3 Breakdown of primary interviews 23
2.2 MARKET SIZE ESTIMATION 24
2.3 DATA TRIANGULATION 25
2.4 ASSUMPTIONS FOR THE STUDY 26

3 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 27

4 PREMIUM INSIGHTS 31
4.1 ATTRACTIVE OPPORTUNITIES IN THE REFRACTORIES MARKET 31
4.2 REFRACTORIES MARKET, BY MAJOR COUNTRY 31
4.3 GLOBAL REFRACTORIES MARKET, BY END-USE INDUSTRY AND REGION 32

5 MARKET OVERVIEW 33
5.1 INTRODUCTION 33
5.2 MARKET DYNAMICS 33
5.2.1 DRIVERS 34
5.2.1.1 Increase in infrastructural development in emerging countries 34
5.2.1.2 High growth rate witnessed by the non-metallic minerals industry 34
5.2.1.3 Growing demand for high-grade refractories from the
iron & steel industry 34
5.2.2 RESTRAINTS 35
5.2.2.1 Restrictions on the use of refractories due to the
growing environmental concerns 35
5.2.2.2 Monopoly of China over raw material supply 35
5.2.3 OPPORTUNITIES 35
5.2.3.1 Recycling of refractory materials 35
5.2.3.2 Consolidation of the market 36
5.2.4 CHALLENGES 36
5.2.4.1 Overdependence on the iron & steel industry 36
5.3 PORTER’S FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS 37
5.3.1 BARGAINING POWER OF SUPPLIERS 38
5.3.2 THREAT OF NEW ENTRANTS 38
5.3.3 THREAT OF SUBSTITUTES 38
5.3.4 BARGAINING POWER OF BUYERS 39
5.3.5 RIVALRY AMONG EXISTING PLAYERS 39
5.4 MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS 40

6 REFRACTORIES MARKET, BY FORM 43
6.1 INTRODUCTION 44
6.1.1 SHAPED REFRACTORIES 45
6.1.1.1 Increasing demand from boilers, nuclear reactors, and
cement kilns is driving the demand for shaped refractories 45
6.1.2 UNSHAPED REFRACTORIES 47
6.1.2.1 Qualities such as ease-of-use and better volume stability
are increasing the demand for unshaped refractories 47

7 REFRACTORIES MARKET, BY ALKALINITY 49
7.1 INTRODUCTION 50
7.1.1 ACIDIC & NEUTRAL REFRACTORIES 51
7.1.1.1 Increasing demand from steel, non-ferrous metal, and cement industries is driving the demand for acidic & neutral refractories 51
7.1.1.2 Silica refractories 51
7.1.1.3 Fireclay refractories 51
7.1.1.4 Alumina refractories 51
7.1.1.5 Zirconia refractories 52
7.1.1.6 Chromite refractories 52
7.1.1.7 Carbon refractories 52
7.1.2 BASIC REFRACTORIES 54
7.1.2.1 Increasing demand from high-temperature furnaces, boilers, and cement kilns is driving the basic refractories market 54
7.1.2.2 Magnesite refractories 54
7.1.2.3 Dolomite refractories 54
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8 REFRACTORIES MARKET, BY END-USE INDUSTRY 56
8.1 INTRODUCTION 57
8.1.1 IRON & STEEL 58
8.1.1.1 Demand from major steel making countries is driving the
market for refractories 58
8.1.2 POWER GENERATION 60
8.1.2.1 Demand for refractories from the power generation industry
is witnessing slow growth 60
8.1.3 NON-FERROUS METAL 61
8.1.3.1 Increasing demand from automotive and aviation industries is
driving the demand for refractories for non-ferrous metals 61
8.1.4 CEMENT 62
8.1.4.1 Infrastructural developments in emerging economies are driving
the demand for refractories in the cement INDUSTRY 62
8.1.5 GLASS 63
8.1.5.1 Growing residential and commercial construction in emerging economies is driving the demand for refractories in the glass industry 63
8.1.6 OTHER INDUSTRIES 64
8.1.6.1 Growing chemical and aerospace industries are driving the
demand for refractories 64

9 REFRACTORIES MARKET, BY REGION 66
9.1 INTRODUCTION 67
9.2 APAC 70
9.2.1 CHINA 73
9.2.1.1 Growth in the construction industry has increased the demand
for iron & steel in the country 73
9.2.2 JAPAN 74
9.2.2.1 The growing automobile industry will increase the demand for
iron & steel in the country 74
9.2.3 INDIA 75
9.2.3.1 Growing iron & steel, glass, and power generation industries
will increase the demand for refractories in the country 75
9.2.4 SOUTH KOREA 76
9.2.4.1 Growth in electronic & home entertainment industries has
increased the demand for glass in the country 76
9.2.5 AUSTRALIA 77
9.2.5.1 Increasing demand for iron & steel in the construction industry
will boost the demand for refractories in the country 77
9.2.6 REST OF APAC 78
9.2.6.1 Growth of automotive and construction industries to boost the demand for refractories in Rest of APAC 78
9.3 EUROPE 79
9.3.1 RUSSIA 82
9.3.1.1 Infrastructural development and urbanization have increased the demand for refractories in Russia 82
9.3.2 GERMANY 83
9.3.2.1 Growth of the construction industry has boosted the
demand for refractories in Germany 83
9.3.3 TURKEY 84
9.3.3.1 Increased demand for iron & steel has boosted the
demand for refractories in the country 84
9.3.4 ITALY 84
9.3.4.1 Cement and glass industries are driving the refractories
market in Italy 84
9.3.5 FRANCE 85
9.3.5.1 Increased demand from iron & steel and non-ferrous metals industries has boosted the demand for refractories in France 85
9.3.6 SPAIN 86
9.3.6.1 Increased export of iron & steel has boosted the demand
for refractories in Spain 86
9.3.7 UK 86
9.3.7.1 Increased demand from glass and iron & steel industries has boosted the demand for refractories in the country 86
9.3.8 REST OF EUROPE 87
9.3.8.1 Increased demand for iron & steel, power generation, and non-ferrous metals has boosted the demand for refractories in the region 87
9.4 NORTH AMERICA 88
9.4.1 US 90
9.4.1.1 Increased demand for iron & steel has boosted the demand
for refractories in the country 90
9.4.2 CANADA 91
9.4.2.1 The construction industry has boosted the demand for
refractories in the country 91
9.4.3 MEXICO 92
9.4.3.1 Increased demand for automobiles has boosted the demand
for refractories in the country 92
9.5 MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA 93
9.5.1 SAUDI ARABIA 96
9.5.1.1 The growth of the power generation sector will boost the
demand for refractories in the country 96
9.5.2 SOUTH AFRICA 97
9.5.2.1 The growth of the construction sector to boost the demand
for refractories in the country 97
9.5.3 UAE 98
9.5.3.1 The development of the non-oil sector to boost the demand
for refractories in the country 98
9.5.4 REST OF MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA 99
9.5.4.1 Infrastructural development in the region to boost the
demand for refractories 99
9.6 SOUTH AMERICA 100
9.6.1 BRAZIL 103
9.6.1.1 The increasing demand for iron & steel and glass to boost
the demand for refractories 103
9.6.2 ARGENTINA 104
9.6.2.1 The increasing demand for non-ferrous metals to boost the
demand for refractories 104
9.6.3 REST OF SOUTH AMERICA 105
9.6.3.1 The increase in demand for infrastructural development to
boost the demand for refractories 105
10 COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE 106
10.1 INTRODUCTION 106
10.2 COMPETITIVE SCENARIO 107
10.3 RANKING OF KEY PLAYERS, 2017 108
10.3.1 RHI MAGNESITA (AUSTRIA) 108
10.3.2 VESUVIUS PLC (UK) 108
10.3.3 IMERYS SA (FRANCE) 108
10.3.4 KROSAKI HARIMA CORPORATION (JAPAN) 109
10.3.5 SHINAGAWA REFRACTORIES (JAPAN) 109
10.3.6 OTHER MAJOR PLAYERS 109
10.4 COMPETITIVE SITUATIONS & TRENDS 110
10.4.1 MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS 110
10.4.2 NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENTS 112
10.4.3 EXPANSIONS 113
11 COMPANY PROFILES 114
(Business Overview, Products Offered, Recent Developments, SWOT Analysis, MnM View)*
11.1 RHI MAGNESITA 114
11.2 VESUVIUS 118
11.3 KROSAKI HARIMA 121
11.4 SHINAGAWA REFRACTORIES 124
11.5 SAINT-GOBAIN 127
11.6 CORNING INCORPORATED 131
11.7 MORGAN ADVANCED MATERIALS 133
11.8 COORSTEK INCORPORATED 136
11.9 HARBISONWALKER INTERNATIONAL 137
11.10 IMERYS 139
11.11 CHOSUN REFRACTORIES 142
*Details on Business Overview, Products Offered, Recent Developments, SWOT Analysis, MnM View might not be captured in case of unlisted companies.
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11.12 ADDITIONAL COMPANIES 145
11.12.1 PUYANG REFRACTORIES GROUP 145
11.12.2 IFGL REFRACTORIES 145
11.12.3 RESCO PRODUCTS 145
11.12.4 REFRACTECHNIK HOLDING GMBH 146
11.12.5 MINTEQ INTERNATIONAL 146
11.12.6 MAGNEZIT GROUP 146
11.12.7 CERCO 147
11.12.8 ALMATIS GMBH 147
11.12.9 ALTEO HOLDING 147
11.12.10 ALUCHEM 148
11.12.11 LHOIST 148
11.12.12 ALLIED MINERALS PRODUCTS 148
11.12.13 ZHEJIANG ZILI ADVANCED MATERIALS 149
11.12.14 RUITAI MATERIALS TECHNOLOGY 149
11.12.15 LIAONING QINGHUA REFRACTORIES CO. LTD. 149

12 APPENDIX 150
12.1 EXCERPTS FROM EXPERT INTERVIEWS 150
12.2 DISCUSSION GUIDE 151
12.3 KNOWLEDGE STORE: MARKETSANDMARKETS’ SUBSCRIPTION PORTAL 154
12.4 AVAILABLE CUSTOMIZATIONS 156
12.5 RELATED REPORTS 156
12.6 AUTHOR DETAILS 157