Kaolin & Metakaolin Market worth over $6.5 billion and $150 million by 2024
Published Date: February 13, 2017 Authors: Kiran Pulidindi, Hemant Pandey
According to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc., the kaolin and metakaolin market is poised to surpass $6.5 billion and $150 million by 2024. Escalating growth of end-user industries such as construction, ceramics, paints & adhesives, plastics, and paper in the past few years is the prime reason driving the overall market share throughout the projected timespan.
For instance, the overall ceramic tiles industry in 2015 was around 13 million square meters and will likely reach 28,000 million square meters by 2024 growing at over 9% CAGR. This trend will subsequently boost the business growth. In addition, the product also finds application in tire manufacturing to upgrade its mechanical properties. Increasing automotive production and sales in Asia Pacific and Latin America on account of increasing consumer spending towards lavish lifestyles will complement the global kaolin market share in the coming years.
In 2015, paper comprised for the major chunk of the global industry and shall experience escalating growth more than 3.5% between 2016 and 2024. Increasing product usage in paper coating and filling applications to improve its features such as gloss, brightness, smoothness, and opacity will complement the kaolin market growth by 2024.
Ceramic application segment is likely to witness highest growth at over 4.5% CAGR by 2024. It is chiefly used in ceramic tiles manufacturing to develop its thermal resistance. Increasing ceramic tiles industry share for wall and flooring applications will drive the global industry share by 2024.
Browse key industry insights spread across 132 pages with 175 market data tables & 14 figures & charts from the report, “Kaolin Market By Application (Paper, Ceramics, Paints & Adhesives, Fiberglass, Rubber, Plastics, Cement), Metakaolin Market Size By Application (Concrete, Mortar), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2016 – 2024” in detail along with the table of contents:
In 2015, concrete accounted for a significant chunk in global metakaolin market share. The product finds major application in the concrete applications to improve its flexural strength, splitting tensile and compressive strength. Concrete is a major product in the construction industry. Thus, sturdy construction industry flexural strength will ultimately propel the industry size in the coming years. Additionally, mortar application segment will witness approximately 4% growth rate through 2024.
North America mainly led by the U.S. accounted for approximately 20% of the total kaolin market share in 2015. Growing U.S. economy post 2008 economic downturn has positively influenced the construction business. Additionally, increasing residential renovation activities along with drifting consumer attention towards replacing wood flooring with ceramic tiles will complement regional industry by 2024.
In 2015, Asia Pacific registered a notable share and is likely to observe growth more than 4.5% between 2016 and 2024. Promising construction industry growth in India, Japan and China is an important regional industry growth prospect. Robust automotive manufacturing and sales in India, China Malaysia and Indonesia will drive regional kaolin market trends. Furthermore, increasing government initiatives in India and Southeast Asia countries to promote education will substantially boost the product demand for paper applications.
In 2015, kaolin market size was consolidated with five major companies accounting for over 40% of the overall business share. Some prominent kaolin industry share contributors are Imerys SA, BASF SE, I-Minerals Inc., Daleco Resources, KaMin LLC, Kaolin AD, LB Minerals Ltd, SCR-Sibelco N.V, Quarzwerke GmbH, Vale SA, Thiele Kaolin, Morien Resources, Stephan Schmidt KG, Xatico Sàrl and Lasselsberger GmbH.