Ceramic Textiles Market Size, Share and Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2021 – 2027
Report ID: GMI3604
Ceramic textiles market size is set to attain notable momentum during the period 2021 to 2027 impelled by the rising adoption in aerospace and the higher need for alternative energy sources. The limitations of monolithic ceramics to offer excellent damage tolerance have triggered the higher usage of ceramic textiles in the construction sector. Continuous advancements in the aerospace sector is an ideal factor impacting the market expansion.
Made from alumina-silica, ceramic textiles are free of crystalline silica and asbestos. They are primarily used as high temperature insulation in and around boilers, kilns and furnaces as they can be used up to 2300F temperature.
With respect to fiber type, the ceramic textiles industry is segmented into refractory ceramic fiber (RCF), low bio-persistent, and polycrystalline. From these, the refractory ceramic fiber (RCF) segment will witness substantial expansion owing to the increasing penetration across high-temperature applications, such as heat treating, power generation, glass, ceramics, and domestic appliances. Given their excellent insulation, superior resistance, and lower thermal conductivity and heat loss, RCFs are used in commercial applications that can withstand high temperatures, including automotive exhaust systems, furnace and kiln insulation, and fire protection. The increasing need for lightweight and versatile materials will additionally drive the market progression.
Based on form, the demand for ceramic cloth is likely to foster the market share in the coming years due to its higher adoption in power and chemical plants, shipyards, welding foundry works, and refineries. On account of its strong heat insulation as well as superior chemical and mechanical resistance characteristics, ceramic cloth is widely employed in welding curtains and exhaust hood curtains. The rise in the number of power plants will also lead to the product demand spurt.
In terms of end-use, the ceramic textiles market size from the industrial sector is expected to show considerable gains driven by the growing advancements in petrochemicals. The rising utilization of ceramic textiles in iron & steel and aluminum verticals will influence the market growth.
Regionally, Asia Pacific is expected to be a notable shareholding segment in the ceramic textiles industry on account of the robust industrialization and the surge in the number of large transportation projects in the region. The booming electronic sector coupled with the mounting government expenditure on defense has paved the path for the increasing adoption of defense aircraft. The rapidly expanding and rising Infrastructural developments will also add positive impetus to the regional growth.
Some of the global participants in the ceramic textiles market include Morgan Advanced Materials, 3M, Unifrax, Newtex Industries, Inc., Rauschert GmbH, Mid-Mountain Materials, Inc., Mineral Seal Corporation, Luyang Energy-Saving Materials Company Limited, TransCreek, Ibiden, and Tecnofilati S.r.l.
These firms are consistently taking up targeted business strategies, such as partnerships, acquisitions, and mergers, along with growth initiatives, like investments and production expansions to reinforce their competitive value. They are also keen on novel product launches to broaden their global presence.
For instance, in May 2021, Acota was appointed as the Authorised Distributor for the Nextel Ceramic textiles and fibers from 3M in North Europe, in a bid to consolidate and reinforce the firm’s offerings to deliver specialty materials to industries and manufacturers.
In another instance, in July 2021, 3M introduced its 610 ceramic fabric, Nextel DF-13-4500, in order to manufacture the oxide-oxide (ox-ox)-based ceramic matrix composite parts and offer optimum performance and reduced costs.
Effect of the COVID-19 crisis on ceramic textiles market trends
The COVID-19 pandemic gave rise to a major economic upheaval as it tremendously impacted the operations of numerous businesses across the world while imposing trade and supply chain barriers. Its influence was also observed on the demand and supply of ceramic textiles taking into consideration the dearth of raw materials and labor across the industrial space. However, the product market in India saw considerable prominence with the increasing inclination of global buyers towards the country to source ceramics and textiles.
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