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US Refractories Market

North American Refractories, see ANH Refractories

Plibrico Company LLC 220

Resco Products Incorporated 222

RHI AG 224

Rio Tinto Group 226

Saint-Gobain 228

Thermal Ceramics, see Morgan Crucible

Timcal, see Imerys

Treibacher Schleifmittel North America, see Imerys

TYK Corporation 232

Unifrax I LLC 233

Veitsch-Radex America, see RHI

Vesuvius Group/NV, see Cookson Group

Other Companies Mentioned in the Study 236

LIST OF TABLES

SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Summary Table 3

SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT

1 Macroeconomic Indicators 8

2 Nonresidential Fixed Investment 11

3 Manufacturers' Shipments 13

4 Selected US Manufacturer Refractory Pricing 25

5 Refractory Market, 2001-2011 28

6 US Foreign Trade in Refractories 35

7 US Refractory Imports by Source 37

8 US Refractory Exports by Destination 40

SECTION III -- FORMS

1 Refractory Supply & Demand by Form in Value Terms 44

2 Refractory Supply & Demand by Form in Volume Terms 47

3 Refractory Brick & Shape Supply & Demand 50

4 Standard Brick Refractory Shipments 53

5 Preformed Shape Refractory Shipments 56

6 Monolithic Refractory Supply & Demand 59

7 Castable Refractory Shipments 61

8 Gunning Mix Refractory Shipments 63

9 Plastic & Ramming Mix Refractory Shipments 65

10 Bonding & Other Mortar Refractory Shipments 67

11 Other Refractory Form Supply & Demand 69

SECTION IV -- MATERIALS

1 Refractory Supply & Demand by Material in Value Terms 72

2 Refractory Supply & Demand by Material in Volume Terms 75

3 Nonclay Refractory Supply & Demand 78

4 Magnesite & Chrome Refractory Shipments 83

5 Zircon & Zirconia Refractory Shipments 86

6 Extra-High-Alumina Refractory Shipments 88

7 Silicon Carbide Refractory Shipments 90

8 Graphite & Carbon Refractory Shipments 92

9 Ceramic Fiber Refractory Shipments 95

10 Silica Refractory Shipments 97

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