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Calcium Aluminate Cement Market Size By Product (CAC 40, CAC 50, CAC 60, CAC 70 - 80), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Application Growth Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2020 – 2026

  • Report ID: GMI4855
  • Published Date: Nov 2020
  • Report Format: PDF

Industry Trends

Calcium Aluminate Cement Market size valued at USD 534.3 million in 2019 and is estimated to exhibit over 5% CAGR from 2020 to 2026. Growing demand for monolithic refractory will be one of the chief factors augmenting market demand. Refractories are heat-resistant materials consisting of linings for reactors, high-temperature furnaces, etc. Refractories are majorly used in the iron & steel industry. The rising global demand for iron & steel will augment refractory consumption. The majority of the monolithic formulations have a binder phase, fine filler materials, and large refractory particulates.

Calcium Aluminate Cement Market

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Monolithic refractories consist of several mineral compositions and vary significantly in their chemical or physical properties. Calcium aluminate cement is used in monolithic refractory products with upgraded characteristics and installation systems such as ultra-low cement, low cement and high-density, low moisture, pumpable, self-flowing, & shotcrete (formless) castables. Monolithic refractories are rapidly replacing conventional fired refractories in various applications including those of industrial furnaces, driving calcium aluminate cement market growth.

However, high manufacturing costs associated with CAC might hinder its usage in the coming years. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has severely disrupted the supply-chain across the globe. Major countries have temporarily suspended international trades, significantly impacting product demand. Many countries have restricted the mobility of citizens and have momentarily closed manufacturing facilities to control the pandemic effects. Such trends are negatively influencing industry demand.

CAC 40 will be the most popular product

In 2019, CAC 40 cement segment generated around USD 170 million driven by its low-cost and widespread applications in both construction and refractory industries. In the construction industry, CAC 40 is used with other reactive minerals to produce a binder in various formulations such as non-shrink grouts, fast-setting patch materials, self-leveling floor products, etc. The CAC finds applications in the refractory industry as low-duty refractory concretes.

Asia Pacific and Latin America to be the fastest-growing region

Calcium Aluminate Cement Market Share

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Asia Pacific calcium aluminate cement market is likely to grow at more than 6.5% CAGR through 2026 owing to robust end-user industries such as cement, non-ferrous metallurgy, iron & steel, glass manufacturing and construction. China and India are the major contributors to the CAC market. China and India are the top cement manufacturing countries in the world with China accounting for nearly half of the world’s cement production.

China dominates the iron & steel industry with crude steel production pegged at almost 996 million tons in 2019 followed by India with 111 million tons. China is the largest aluminum producing country with a production capacity of about 35.43 million tons in 2019 and Asia, excluding China, accounted for almost 4.4 million tons. DFSM, Calderys (Imerys), Union, CUMI Refractories, and Mahakoshal, are some of the prominent regional players of CAC with a significant domestic presence.

Significant cement production and favorable government & foreign investments are factors bolstering product demand in the Latin America region. Brazil is the leading construction market in Latin America, mainly in the residential sector. In addition, Curimbaba Group has a significant presence in the region with the highest calcium aluminate cement consumption in Southeast Brazil, which is approximately 500 tons per month. Increasing economies along with rapid urbanization in many Latin American countries are driving the regional calcium aluminate cement market.

Countries including Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Bolivia, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Uruguay, and Venezuela have a combined cement industry. Thus, strong cement production facilities equipped with significant construction activities will spur the regional CAC demand.

Production capacity expansion, acquisitions, and research & development to strengthen the industry foothold

Some of the major calcium aluminate cement manufacturers are Imerys Aluminates, The Calucem Group, Almatis GmbH, Gorka Cement, Cementos Molins, Cimsa Cimento, Union Cement, Zhengzhou Dengfeng Smelting Materials Co., Ltd. (DFSM), Mahakoshal Refractories Pvt. Ltd., Henan Fengrun Metallurgy Materials, Curimbaba Group, Denka Company, Carborundum Universal Limited (CUMI), Royal White Cement, AGC Ceramics Co., Ltd., Caltra Nederland B.V, Shree Trading Co., and Meenal Ceramics. The key end-users enters into long-term agreements with calcium aluminate cement manufacturers to ensure efficient product supply.

The calcium aluminate cement market will witness intense competition in the near future propelled by the adoption of several aggressive strategies such as production capacity upgrades, acquisitions, and investment in research & development, by some of the key product manufacturers to strengthen their competitive advantage in the market.

In 2017, Imerys acquired Kerneos, a global leader in high-performance calcium aluminate binders. Through Kerneos, Imerys supplies superior-quality and a wide range of CAC for different demanding applications in the refractory and building chemistry sectors. Later, in February 2018, Imerys, the parent group company, announced the restructuring & reorganizing of its two major business divisions: Refractory Materials and Kerneos into one division, Imerys Aluminates.

In July 2018, Almatis expanded its production operations in West Bengal, India. This expansion was aimed at expanding the production of alumina & alumina-based products through the setting up of a Tabular Alumina plant.

This market research report on calcium aluminate cement includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of volume in Kilo Tons and revenue in USD million from 2016 to 2026 for the following segments:

Market, by Product

  • CAC 40
  • CAC 50
  • CAC 60
  • CAC 70-80

The above information is provided on a regional and country basis for the following:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Spain
    • Italy
    • Sweden
    • Poland
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
  • Middle East & Africa
    • South Africa
    • UAE
    • Saudi Arabia


Authors: Kiran Pulidindi, Akshay Prakash

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The global calcium aluminate cement industry size accounted for USD 534.3 million in 2019 and owing to the rising demand for monolithic refractory, the market is estimated to grow at 5% CAGR through 2026.

The CAC 40 cement segment is valued at USD 170 million in 2019 and is poised to grow substantially due to its low cost and widespread applications in construction and refractory industries.

The Asia Pacific calcium aluminate cement industry share is anticipated to grow at over 6.5% CAGR through 2026 impelled by strong end-user industries like non-ferrous metallurgy, cement, iron & steel, glass manufacturing, and construction

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted the calcium aluminate cement market revenue as the major countries temporarily suspended international trades along with closing manufacturing facilities to control the spread of the pandemic.

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