Fireproof Ceramics Market - Global Industry Analysis

Fireproof Ceramics Market

Fireproof Ceramics Market By Product Type (Bulk Fiber, Blankets, Modules & Logs, Papers, & Others), By Application (Iron & Steel, Ceramic & Glass, Petrochemicals, Power Generations, Aluminum Industry, Cement & Lime Industry, Ceramic & Glass Industry, Heat Treatment Industry, & Others), and By Region - Global and Regional Industry Overview, Market Intelligence, Comprehensive Analysis, Historical Data, and Forecasts 2022 – 2028

Published Date: 07-Apr-2022 Category: Chemical & Materials Report Format : PDF Pages: 170 Report Code: ZMR-3303 Status : Published

The global fireproof ceramics market is predicted to grow to USD 8.8 billion by 2028, up from USD 6.59 billion in 2021. The global fireproof ceramics market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 12.31 percent over the projected period.


The global fireproof ceramics market is predicted to grow to USD 8.8 billion by 2028, up from USD 6.59 billion in 2021. The worldwide fireproof ceramics market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 12.31 percent over the projected period. This report discusses market research on the fireproof ceramics market, its market growth factors, and its challenges. The report also talks about the opportunities available to stakeholders, researchers, and potential investors for the fireproof ceramics market, discussing the recent changes due to the pandemic.

Fireproof Ceramics Market: Overview

Fireproof ceramics refers to materials that are heat resistant, protect against high temperatures, and insulate. A small quantity of binder material is present in fireproof ceramic materials which are generally burned at a lower temperature and have no effect on the insulating properties. Alumina and silica are the main components of fireproof ceramics, which have a low thermal conductivity. As a result, they've become popular in applications requiring high-temperature insulation and protection.

It is widely used in welding, foundry works, aluminum & steel mills, boiler insulation & seal, shipyards, refineries, power plants, and chemical plants, and is featured with heat insulation and high-temperature protective materials in all kinds of thermal installations and heat-conducting systems.

COVID-19 Impact:

Due to major disruptions in their respective manufacturing and supply-chain activities as a result of numerous precautionary lockdowns and other limitations imposed by governing bodies around the world, the global fireproof ceramics market has been negatively impacted. Furthermore, consumer demand has decreased as people are now more focused on removing non-essential expenses from their budgets since the general economic situation of most people has been badly impacted by the outbreak. Over the forecast period, the aforementioned factors are likely to weigh on the worldwide fireproof ceramics market's revenue path. The global market is likely to revive as regional government bodies begin to abolish these enforced lockdowns, resuming normal operations in the future.

Fireproof Ceramics Market: Growth Drivers

Increased demand for fireproof ceramics in the iron and steel industry to drive market growth

High-temperature textiles made of fireproof ceramics are used as insulating linings in metallurgical ovens & furnaces, petrochemical heaters, and ceramic kilns. These ceramic fibers are high-temperature refractory clays that are employed as primary and backup linings in petrochemical critical applications. These have several benefits which are widely valued in end-use industries. Ceramic fiber is a versatile substance that may be used to confine or manage high temperatures, making it a perfect material for a variety of manufacturing enterprises. As a result, the global demand for fireproof ceramics is expected to rise.

Global Fireproof Ceramics Market

Fireproof Ceramics Market: Restraints

Fragile fireproof ceramic products in the electronics industry to resist market growth

The manufacturing cost of fireproof ceramic electronic components is high, and most of the products are fragile and easily susceptible to damage. This could stifle both volume and revenue growth in the global market. Replacements of fireproof ceramic components can be expensive in the event of damage or breakage.

Fireproof Ceramics Market: Opportunities

Development of electronic components under the fireproof ceramic sector

The usage of multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) in popular electronics devices such as smartphones, memory drives, and wearable gadgets is the most significant potential now forming in the worldwide fireproof ceramics market. The medical sector is also driving up demand for fireproof ceramics, thanks to increased sales of hip replacement implants and dental implants, which provides opportunities for growth for the global fireproof ceramics market.

Report Scope:

Report Attribute Details
Base Year 2020
Historic Years 2016 - 2020
Forecast Years 2021 - 2028
Segments Covered By Product Type, By Application, and By End Use
Forecast Units Value (USD Billion), and Volume (Units)
Quantitative Units Revenue in USD million/billion and CAGR from 2021 to 2028
Regions Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa, and Rest of World
Countries Covered U.S., Canada, Mexico, U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Brazil, Argentina, GCC Countries, and South Africa, among others
Number of Companies Covered 10 companies with scope for including additional 15 companies upon request
Report Coverage Market growth drivers, restraints, opportunities, Porter’s five forces analysis, PEST analysis, value chain analysis, regulatory landscape, market attractiveness analysis by segments and region, company market share analysis, and COVID-19 impact analysis.
Customization Scope Avail customized purchase options to meet your exact research needs.

Fireproof Ceramics Market: Challenges

High maintenance costs to create a hindrance in fireproof ceramic market growth

Fireproof ceramic materials have high thermal conductivity and can withstand extreme temperatures. Fireproof ceramics are widely employed in many end-users such as iron & steel, ceramic & steel, and petrochemical because of these qualities. However, burnt clay is a delicate material. It is easily broken during production, and replacement of this material is, therefore, necessary in the event of any damage. As a result, the high cost of maintenance during the manufacturing of ceramics may stifle the growth of the fireproof ceramic industry.

Fireproof Ceramics Market: Segmentation Analysis

The global fireproof ceramics market is divided into two main categories, first based on product type, and second, based on application.

By product type, the market is segregated into bulk fiber, blankets, modules & logs, papers, & others. In 2021, the blanket product type category accounted for a large portion of the fireproof ceramics market. Blanket ceramic is ideal for settings when flames are present. These are utilized as insulation in power generating and the petrochemical industries because they are stable at high temperatures.

By application, the market is divided into iron & steel, ceramic & glass, petrochemicals, power generations, aluminum industry, cement & lime industry, ceramic & glass industry, heat treatment industry, & others. In 2021, the iron & steel category dominated the fireproof ceramics market. Refractory clay's fireproof ceramics provide refractory-designed solutions and help the iron & steel industries boost productivity. Because these materials are lightweight and flexible, less labor is required during installation. Fireproof refractory clay is mostly used in the construction of kilns and vessels for material processing such as melting and high-temperature chemical reactions. The need for fireproof ceramics is fast increasing since it is meant to safeguard structural steel that supports high-risk or valuable equipment, ensuring the growth of the iron and steel category in the global market.

Recent Developments

  • In 2019, Purdue University, Indiana, developed a new plastic material by blending two organic materials that can conduct electricity without breaking down up to 428°F, making a breakthrough in the fireproof ceramics product line.
  • In 2020, researchers from Donghua University presented a new ceramic aerogel from nanofibers and nanoparticles of SiO2 that can be used for high-end technological products and can be used in space.

Fireproof Ceramics Market: Regional Landscape

North American region to depict significant growth over the forecast period

Due to the increased consumption of fireproof ceramics in developing nations such as India and China, Asia Pacific dominated the global fireproof ceramics market by more than 32% in 2021. Steel production is expected to increase, propelling the market scenario. China is the world's largest steel-producing country, according to the World Steel Association, accounting for 53.3 percent of global steel output in 2019. In this region, rising steel demand is likely to boost the market for fireproof ceramic. The expansion of the fireproof ceramics market is likely to be aided by rising government efforts supporting infrastructure development.

During the forecast period, because of rising productivity in the petrochemical and power generation industries, the market in the North American region is expected to increase significantly. Furthermore, the region's growing ceramic and glass industry is expected to drive industrial growth in this region over the forecasted period.

Fireproof Ceramics Market: Competitive Landscape

There are various types of fireproof ceramics available in the market, and different companies cater to different types of demands. Some of the prominent players in the global fireproof ceramics market are Saint-Gobain Ceramics and Plastics Ltd., NGP Industries Limited, Saffil Ltd., Morgan te3chnocal Ceramics, Rodabell Group, Zircar Ceramics Inc., and JIA Inc.

The global fireproof ceramics market is segmented as follows:

By Product

  • Bulk Fiber
  • Blankets
  • Modules & Logs
  • Papers
  • Others

By Application

  • Iron & Steel
  • Ceramic & Glass
  • Petrochemicals
  • Power Generations
  • Aluminum Industry
  • Cement & Lime Industry
  • Ceramic & Glass Industry
  • Heat Treatment Industry
  • Others

By Region

  • North America
    • The U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • France
    • The UK
    • Spain
    • Germany
    • Italy
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Southeast Asia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • GCC
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

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Free Analysis

Fireproof ceramics are the fire resistant ceramics. The fireproof ceramics are the construction materials that are used to avoid the expansion of the spread or intensity of a fire in case of fire accidents. In many occasions, ceramic tile providers have been asked to give fire ratings to their items. Fire ratings are required by the building code in order to have the assurance of fire resistance. Although, fire safety requirements don't really apply for tiles, considering that ceramics production is a heatproof material, most being made at more than 1000°C. For instance, if a lit cigarette is dropped on the floor, much of the time it won't do any harm to the tile. Indeed, even hot kitchen container or skillets won't burn or dissolve the surface of artistic and porcelain tiles. During a fire, many household items let off unsafe lethal vapor as VOCs (volatile organic compounds).

The rapid growth of the construction sector coupled with the increasing safety concerns and renovation activities across the globe are the major drivers for the growth of the fireproof ceramic market. Rising government initiatives encouraging infrastructure development, high disposable income, and population growth are some of the other factors aiding the growth of the fireproof ceramics market. However, high maintenance cost could prove to be a major restraint for the fireproof ceramics market within the forecast period. On the other hand, stringent environmental regulations pertaining to carbon emissions caused during the manufacturing of fireproof ceramics has enforced market players to enhance their R&D in order to explore and manufacture eco-friendly products. This is expected to unveil new opportunities for the fireproof ceramics market in the near future.

Global Fireproof Ceramics Market

The global demand for fireproof ceramics is anticipated to increase not simply from regular application territories, for example, buildings but also in the consumer electronics industry. Rising applications of fireproof ceramics will aid in the market development. Moreover, development of end-client ventures, for example, automotive, construction, aviation, and marine in which there is a huge demand for these ceramics are expected to impel the market growth. 

The fireproof ceramics market can be segmented into three categories by product namely bulk, board, blanket, module, paper, and others ceramics. The fireproof ceramics market can be segmented further based on end users such as petrochemicals, iron & steel, ceramics & glass, power generation, aluminum, and others.

The Asia Pacific accounted for most of the global market share for fireproof ceramics and is expected to grow rapidly in light of the increased government spending on construction activities and infrastructure development in the region. Asia Pacific is estimated to witness enormous growth because of enhanced government venture on the manufacturing industry and increasing FDI (foreign direct investments) in India and China. Petrochemicals and iron & steel segments are expected to drive the fireproof ceramics market growth in the near future. At present, China is the biggest manufacturer of fireproof ceramics globally. Other significant producers incorporate Latin America, Italy, India, and Middle Eastern nations.

The fireproof ceramics market remains fragmented, with the presence of a large number of companies. Key players profiled in the report include Saint-Gobain Ceramics and Plastics Ltd., Jagdamba Minerals, Rath Inc., Jia Inc., NGP Industries Limited, Zircar Ceramics Inc., Saffil Ltd., Skamol A/S, Luyang Energy-Saving Materials Co., Ltd., Unifrax I LLC., Isolite Insulation Products, BIDEN Co. Ltd., Zibo Jiuchen Trade, and Morgan Technical Ceramics. The key players are taking active measures to develop their product portfolio and escalate their production capabilities to a strong position in the global market.

FrequentlyAsked Questions

Day by day new technologies is being introduced in the market in the field of electronics, and robotics that will cause a growth in the global fireproof ceramics market. Another factor contributing to it is the growth of the iron and steel industry in the Asia Pacific region.

According to Zion Market Research, the fireproof ceramics market is predicted to grow to USD 8.8 billion by 2028, up from USD 6.59 billion in 2021 at a CAGR of 12.31 percent over the forecast period.

Asia Pacific region is the current leading region in the global fireproof ceramics market, and North America is expected to grow in the forecast period.

Some of the prominent players in the global fireproof ceramics market are Saint-Gobain Ceramics and Plastics Ltd., NGP Industries Limited, Saffil Ltd., Morgan te3chnocal Ceramics, Rodabell Group, Zircar Ceramics Inc., and JIA Inc.

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