Nonmetallic minerals to be fastest growing market
The fastest gains of any market will be posted in the nonmetallic minerals market through 2016. This market includes glass, ceramics, and cement producers, all of which were hurt by the recent economic downturn. Shipments from these industries will rise quickly as the US economy continues to grow, fueling associated refractory demand. Further gains will come from nonmanufacturing markets for refractories, such as waste-to-energy plants, traditional power plants, and the construction and renovation of restaurants with in-house bakeries and stone ovens. These refractory markets are much smaller than those for metals or nonmetallic minerals processing.
This upcoming industry study, Refractories, presents historical demand data for 2001, 2006 and 2011, plus forecasts for 2016 and 2021 by refractory form (e.g., bricks and shapes, monolithics), material (e.g., nonclay, clay) and market (e.g., metals industries, engineering contractors, nonmetallic mineral processing). The study also considers key market environment factors, evaluates company market share and profiles industry competitors such as ANH Refractories, Cookson, Magnasita, Minerals Technologies, RHI, and Saint- Gobain.TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION viii I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1 II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT 4 General 4 Macroeconomic Trends 5 Capital Spending/Fixed Investment Trends 8 Manufacturing Sector Outlook 11 Durable Goods 13 Nondurable Goods 14 Refractory Technology 15 Basic Refractory Properties 17 Refractory Shapes & Forms 20 Refractory Materials 21 Other Technological Developments 22 Pricing Trends 23 Historical Market Trends 26 International Environment 29 World Supply & Demand 30 Trends in US Foreign Trade 34 Imports 35 Exports 38 III. FORMS 41 General 41 Refractory Supply & Demand by Value 42 Refractory Supply & Demand by Volume 45 Refractory Bricks & Shapes 48 Standard Bricks 50 Preformed Shapes 53 Monolithic Refractories 56 Castables 59 Gunning Mixes 61