China is a major producer and exporter of refractory materials in the world.
In recent years, driven by iron and steel, nonferrous metals, cement, glass
and other downstream industries, China refractory material industry has
witnessed rapid growth. From 2003-2011, China's refractory material output
grew at an average annual growth rate of 9.0%; the export volume rose at an
average annual growth rate of 11.3%.
Among refractory materials, unshaped refractory materials have been promoted
vigorously because of simple production technology, less energy consumption,
strong adaptability and other advantages. In 2011, the output of unshaped
refractory materials was 11.171 million tons, accounting for 37.9% of China's
total output, up 3.6 percentage points from 2009, but the proportion was still
very low compared with over 50% in developed industrial countries.
In addition, chromium-free alkaline refractory materials, bio-soluble
refractory ceramic fiber and other green and eco-friendly products have been
developed and produced gradually.
For chromium-free alkaline refractory materials, Ruitai established an
industrial base in 2008, and now it can produce 35,000 tons of high-quality
chrome-free alkaline refractory materials annually. In May 2011, Sinosteel
Refractory Materials Co., Ltd. started building a high-quality eco-friendly
chromium-free alkaline refractory materials production line with an annual
capacity of 150,000 tons.
As for bio-soluble refractory ceramic fiber, Luyang developed bio-soluble
eco-friendly magnesium silicate ceramic fiber independently in 2009. Lijin
Huitong Fiber Materials Co., Ltd. commenced a bio-soluble ceramic fiber
project in 2010. In 2011, Morgan Kailong (Jingmen) Thermal Ceramics Co., Ltd.
of Morgan Crucible began to produce biodegradable heat insulation fiber -
The report not only studies the status quo, key products and the market of the
industry, but also analyzes seven international companies as well as 19 key
Chinese enterprises (Puyang Refractories, Shandong Luyang, Ruitai, Beijing
In recent years, the global refractory material industry has been experiencing
mergers and acquisitions. RHI, Cookson, Morgan Crucible and other
world-renowned refractory material manufacturers have implemented cross-border
mergers and acquisitions.
Currently, RHI has established factories in Dalian, Liaoning Dashiqiao,
Yingkou Bayuquan and Shandong. Besides, it has set up a trading company in
In 1986, Vesuvius joined Cookson. With the powerful economic strength of the
parent company, Vesuvius has established more than ten subsidiaries in China,
including Vesuvius Advanced Ceramics (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. and Yingkou Bayuquan
Refractory Materials Co., Ltd., Ansteel Vesuvius Refractory Materials Co.,
Ltd., Foseco Refractory Materials (Tianjin) Co., Ltd. and so on.
Morgan Crucible is one of the world's largest ceramic fiber enterprises. It
has set up a number of ceramic fiber companies in China, including Morgan
Kailong (Jingmen) Thermal Ceramics Co., Ltd., Morgan Thermal Ceramics
(Shanghai) Co., Ltd. and so forth. In January 2011, the group acquired a
Chinese graphite supplier - Changsha Hairong New Materials, and changed its
name to Morgan AM&T Hairong.
Driven by the consolidation and reorganization boom in the global refractory
material market, as well as large-scale reorganization and integration in
steel and cement industries, China refractory material industry has also
entered the integration stage, and representative enterprises include Puyang
Refractories, Ruitai and Beijing Lier.
Puyang Refractories: In 2011, it acquired 100% stake of Haicheng LinLi Mining
Co., Ltd. in March and 95% stake of Haicheng Huayin High-tech Material Co.,
Ltd. in September, and established a joint venture - Tibetan Puyang
Refractories High-purity Magnesium Materials Co., Ltd. in August.
Ruitai: In 2011, the company set up Zhengzhou Ruitai Refractory Technology
Co., Ltd., acquired and restructured Anhui Ningguo Kaiyuan Electric
Wear-resistant Materials Co., Ltd.
Beijing Lier: In February 2011, the company set up Liaoning Lier High
Temperature Materials Co., Ltd., and planned to build a 60,000 tons / year
production line of high-quality refractory materials for secondary refining.
In March, it cooperated with Baotou Steel to set up a joint venture - Baotou
Steel Lier High Temperature Materials Co., Ltd. In July, it acquired Ma'anshan
Kaiyuan New Material Technology Co., Ltd. for 73% stake.
STUDY GOAL AND OBJECTIVES
This report provides the industry executives with strategically
significantcompetitor information, analysis, insight and projection on
thecompetitive pattern and key companies in the industry, crucial to
thedevelopment and implementation of effective business, marketing andR&D
To establish a comprehensive, factual, annually updated and cost-effective
information base on market size, competition patterns, market segments, goals
and strategies of the leading players in the market, reviews and forecasts.
To assist potential market entrants in evaluating prospective acquisition
and joint venture candidates.
To complement the organizations' internal competitor information gathering
efforts with strategic analysis, data interpretation and insight.
To suggest for concerned investors in line with the current development of
this industry as well as the development tendency.
To help company to succeed in a competitive market, and
Both primary and secondary research methodologies were used in preparing this
study. Initially, a comprehensive and exhaustive search of the literature on
this industry was conducted. These sources included related books and
journals, trade literature, marketing literature, other product/promotional
literature, annual reports, security analyst reports, and other publications.
Subsequently, telephone interviews or email correspondence was conducted with
marketing executives etc. Other sources included related magazines, academics,
and consulting companies.
The primary information sources include National Bureau of Statistics of
China, The Association of China Refractories Industry etc.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
1. Profile of Refractory Materials
1.1. Definition and Classification
1.2. Product Characteristics
1.3. Upstream and Downstream
2. Development of Refractory Materials Worldwide
2.1. Industry Status
2.2. Enterprise Status
2.3. Technology Status
3. Development of Refractory Materials in China
3.1. Status of China's Refractory Material Industry in the World
3.2. Industry Status
3.3. Enterprise Status
3.4. Technology Status
4. Refractory Material Market in China
4.1.2. Output Structure
4.2.1. Refractory Materials for Steel Industry
4.2.2. Refractory Materials for Glass Industry
4.2.3. Refractory Materials for Cement Industry
4.3. Import and Export
4.3.1. Export of Refractory Raw Materials
4.3.2. Export of Refractory Products
5. Refractory Market Segments in China
5.1. Fused Cast Refractories
5.1.1. Current Status
5.1.3. Development Prospect
5.2. Basic Refractory Materials
5.2.1. Current Status
5.2.2. Chrome-free Basic Refractory Materials
5.3. Unshaped Refractory Materials
5.3.1. Current Status
5.3.3. Production Forecast
5.4. Ceramic Fiber
5.4.1. Development of Ceramic Fiber Worldwide
5.4.2. Development of Ceramic Fiber in China
5.4.3. Key Enterprise
5.4.4. Development Prospect
6. Competition in China's Refractory Material Industry