Cordierite Ceramics Market size is poised to grow with a lucrative CAGR from 2023 to 2032 owing to mounting product demand for different applications in the furniture, construction, electrical, automotive, and coating industries. Since cordierite ceramics have excellent thermal shock resistance, they are widely utlilized in kilns and furnaces. It also improves resistance toward temperature variation. Moreover, the significant growth of the ceramic industry is anticipated to propel market share.
Cordierite ceramics have foam-kind structures, and their filters can efficiently remove 99.99% of effluents (finer than 10 µm) from automobile exhaust. Stringent government regulations regarding increasing air pollution will have a positive influence on product demand. Numerous countries are adopting regulations for reducing nitrous oxide content and other harmful effluents from engine emissions that shall boost the cordierite ceramics market growth.
Cordierite ceramics are used extensively in refractory as a filler to improve the strength of the seal and reduce thermal contraction, which increases its preference over their substitutes namely lithium aluminosilicates owing to high resistivity and low permittivity. It finds application in fast firing that allows temperature variation during the cooling cycle. Further, the rising product usage for the fabrication of thick films is expected to foster the business outlook.
A major restriction for the cordierite ceramics market is the high initial cost. It involves expensive starting materials having low yield and complex processing procedures that reduce cost efficiency in low-scale manufacturing. Further, naturally occurring minerals are not abundant and impure that require pre-processing before fabrication. In addition, supply chain interruptions brought on by the Russia-Ukraine conflict, along with growing inflation rates that have increased the cost of raw materials and the production process may hinder the market's expansion.
Depending on type, the solid-state synthesis segment is anticipated to record lucrative growth between 2023 and 2032. Solid-state synthesis is the formation of chemical compounds in a solid state. The chemical process causes a phase transition from a liquid or amorphous phase to a crystalline solid. Cordierite ceramics are usually made by fusing magnesium oxide and aluminum oxide in an electrically heated arc furnace at roughly 1750° C.
Based on application, the cordierite ceramics market is classified into furniture, refractory, construction, electrical, automotive, and coating industry. The refractory segment is estimated to hold a significant revenue share by the end of a forecast period owing to its use in kiln furniture, gas burners, and saggars. Additionally, the increasing product use in catalysts to improve thermal expansion coefficient, flexural strength, and porosity that helps in enhancing purification effects is likely to support the segment growth between 2023 and 2032.
Asia Pacific accounts for a substantial share of the global cordierite ceramics market revenue owing to the high demand for kiln furniture. There has been growth in low-temperature firing kiln furniture used for fire products namely tableware in countries, including Taiwan, South Korea, and India. Companies are drifting towards this region for the low cost of production that in turn has propelled the utilization of high-temperature alumina kiln furniture, thereby favoring the regional revenue share through 2032.
The cordierite ceramics market is relatively consolidated with premium players viz., Trans-Tech, CoorsTek, Tianjin Century Electronics, and Kyocera. Other key players are STEATIT, E.R. Advanced Elan Technology, Sonya Ceramics, Du-Co Ceramics, and Insaco. These companies are heavily spending on research and development activities to innovate new products for developing their market share.