U.S. Refractories Industry

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NEW YORK, Oct. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:U.S. Refractories Industryhttp://www.reportlinker.com/p0357364/US-Refractories-Industry.html?utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Building_MaterialUS demand to increase 8% annually through 2014US demand for refractory products is projected to increase 8.0 percent annually to $3.0 billion in 2014. Gains in demand will be driven by recovery in US crude steel production, which plummeted significantly between 2004 and 2009, and in the production of nonmetallic mineral products such as glass and cement. Growth will also be supported by improvements in refractory technologies themselves, which promote the use of more technically sophisticated, better performing and higher priced products. These trends, which bolster demand in value terms, will cause volume growth to lag somewhat. US increasingly becoming a net importerDuring the historical period, the US has run both trade surpluses and trade deficits in refractories. In 2009, US refractory producers were forced to aggressively seek overseas markets for their products to combat recessionary demand levels domestically, accounting for a net trade surplus amounting to five percent of shipments by value. However, longer term trends indicate the US is increasingly becoming a net importer as supplies and sources for refractory products and minerals shift offshore and as the sophistication of imported foreign refractory products increases. Nonclay refractory growth to outpace clay refractoriesOf the two broad categories of refractory materials, nonclay refractories will account for 68 percent of demand by value in 2014. These materials are becoming the products of choice among refractory end users. A wide assortment of nonclay refractory formulations have been developed that are cost-effective in specific and general applications. Consequently, gains in nonclay refractory demand will be faster than for clay refractories. Nonetheless, clay refractories are still basic and viable commodities, important in many industrial processes requiring elevated temperatures. Their relatively low cost and performance help them maintain a significant market presence. Bricks, shapes to remain dominant refractory formAlthough all product forms are expected to benefit by recovery in major US refractory consuming markets, bricks and shapes will remain the dominant product form, expected to account for 56 percent of total demand by value in 2014. This product form is particularly bolstered by increases in demand for precast refractory product shapes, but it also offers users performance advantages and reduced heat-up time. Monolithics are expected to be the fastest growing product form as they offer end users the economic advantage of extending the time span between full refractory brick relinings. Metals markets to dominate growth, market shareMetals markets, as they recover from extremely low levels of output in 2009, will dominate growth in US refractory demand. Through 2014, growth in refractory demand by value in these markets will average nearly 12 percent annually and account for 57 percent of refractories demand by value and 56 percent by volume. The manufacture of nonmetallic materials such as cement, glass and ceramics will remain the second largest end use market and account for 15 percent of refractory demand by value and 13 percent by tonnage. Study coverageThese and other findings are contained in Refractories, presents historical demand data for the years 1999, 2004 and 2009, plus forecasts for 2014 and 2019 by refractory form, material and end-use market. The study also considers market environment factors, evaluates company market share data and profiles 26 competitors in the US industry. Copyright 2010 The Freedonia Group, Inc. TABLE OF CONTENTSINTRODUCTION viiiI. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT 4General 4Macroeconomic Trends 5Capital Spending/Fixed Investment Trends 9Manufacturing Sector Outlook 12Durable Goods 15Nondurable Goods 15Refractory Technology 16Basic Refractory Properties 18Refractory Shapes & Forms 20Refractory Materials 21Other Technological Developments 23Pricing Trends 23Historical Market Trends 26International Environment 29World Supply & Demand 30Trends in US Foreign Trade 33Imports 35Exports 38III. FORMS 42General 42Refractory Supply & Demand by Value 43Refractory Supply & Demand by Volume 45Refractory Bricks & Shapes 48Standard Bricks 50Preformed Shapes 53Monolithic Refractories 56Castables 59Gunning Mixes 61Plastics & Ramming Mixes 63Bonding & Other Mortars 65Other Refractory Forms 67IV. MATERIALS 70General 70Refractory Supply & Demand by Value 71Refractory Supply & Demand by Volume 73Nonclay Refractory Products 76Magnesite & Chrome 80Zircon & Zirconia 83Extra-High-Alumina 86Silicon Carbide 88Ceramic Fibers 91Graphite & Carbon 94Silica 96Mullite 99Dolomite & Other Nonclay Refractories 101Clay Refractory Products 104High-Alumina 108Fireclay 109Insulating 112V. MARKETS 115General 115Metals Industries 118Outlook 119Iron & Steel 121Nonferrous Metals 122Metal Casting & Fabrication 123Refractory Market 124Iron & Steel 126Nonferrous Metals 131Metal Casting & Fabrication 134Nonmetallic Mineral Processing Industries 136Outlook 137Refractory Market 138Ceramics 139Glass 141Cement, Lime & Other Mineral Processing 144Engineering Contractors 147Nonmanufacturing Refractory Market 148Petroleum & Chemicals 150Other Manufacturing Industries 152VI. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 155General 155Industry Composition & Restructuring 156Market Share 160Leading Refractory Producers 161Significant Raw Material Suppliers 164Product Development & Manufacturing 165Marketing & Distribution 169Mergers & Acquisitions 171Company Profiles 173Alcoa Incorporated 174Allied Mineral Products Incorporated 175Almatis GmbH 177AluChem Incorporated 180American Precast Refractories, seeAllied Mineral ProductsANH Refractories Company 181Asbury Carbons Incorporated 186BNZ Materials Incorporated 187CALDERYS, see ImerysC-E Minerals, see ImerysCerCo LLC 189Cookson Group plc 191Corning Incorporated 194Harbison-Walker Refractories, see ANH RefractoriesImerys SA 196Kerneos, see Materis Holding LuxembourgKyanite Mining Corporation 201Lhoist SA 203LWB Refractories, see MagnesitaMagneco/Metrel Incorporated 204Magnesita SA 206Materis Holding Luxembourg SA 208McDanel Advanced Ceramic Technologies LLC 210Minerals Technologies Incorporated 211Minteq International, see Minerals TechnologiesMorgan Crucible Company plc 214Morganite Crucible, see Morgan CrucibleNorth American Refractories, see ANH RefractoriesPlibrico Company LLC 219Resco Products Incorporated 221RHI AG 224Rio Tinto Group 227Saint-Gobain 229Thermal Ceramics, see Morgan CrucibleTimcal America, see ImerysTreibacher Schleifmittel North America, see ImerysTYK Corporation 233Unifrax I LLC 234United Refractories, see Resco ProductsVesuvius Group, see Cookson GroupLIST OF TABLESSECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARYSummary Table 3SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT1 Macroeconomic Indicators 92 Nonresidential Fixed Investment 123 Manufacturers' Shipments 144 Selected Refractory Pricing 255 Refractory Market, 1999-2009 286 World Refractory Demand by Region 337 US Foreign Trade in Refractories 358 US Refractory Imports by Source 379 US Refractory Exports by Destination 40SECTION III – FORMS1 Refractory Supply & Demand by Form in Value Terms 442 Refractory Supply & Demand by Form in Volume Terms 473 Refractory Brick & Shape Supply & Demand 504 Standard Brick Refractory Shipments 535 Preformed Shape Refractory Shipments 566 Monolithic Refractory Supply & Demand 597 Castable Refractory Shipments 618 Gunning Mix Refractory Shipments 639 Plastics & Ramming Mix Refractory Shipments 6510 Bonding & Other Mortar Refractory Shipments 6711 Other Refractory Form Supply & Demand 69SECTION IV – MATERIALS1 Refractory Supply & Demand by Material in Value Terms 722 Refractory Supply & Demand by Material in Volume Terms 753 Nonclay Refractory Supply & Demand 784 Magnesite & Chrome Refractory Shipments 835 Zircon & Zirconia Refractory Shipments 866 Extra-High-Alumina Refractory Shipments 887 Silicon Carbide Refractory Shipments 908 Ceramic Fiber Refractory Shipments 949 Graphite & Carbon Refractory Shipments 9610 Silica Refractory Shipments 9811 Mullite Refractory Shipments 10112 Dolomite & Other Nonclay Refractory Shipments 10413 Clay Refractory Supply & Demand 10614 High-Alumina Clay Refractory Products 10915 Fireclay Refractory Shipments 11216 Insulating Clay Refractory Products 114SECTION V – MARKETS1 Refractory Demand by Market 1172 Metals Industry Indicators 1203 Metals Industry Refractory Market 1264 Iron & Steel Production Refractory Market 1275 Nonferrous Metal Production Refractory Market 1346 Metal Casting & Fabrication Refractory Market 1367 Nonmetallic Mineral Product Shipments 1388 Nonmetallic Mineral Product Refractory Market 1399 Ceramic Refractory Market 14110 Glass Refractory Market 14411 Cement, Lime & Other Mineral Processing Refractory Market 14612 Engineering Contractor Refractory Market 14813 Nonmanufacturing Refractory Market 15014 Petroleum & Chemical Refractory Market 15215 Other Manufacturing Industries Refractory Market 154SECTION VI -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE1 Revenue Data: Selected Refractory & Raw Materials Manufacturers, 2009 1592 Capital Spending Patterns: Selected Refractory Manufacturers 1693 Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures 172LIST OF CHARTSSECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARYSECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT1 Melting Points of Industrial Materials & Refractories 192 Selected Refractory Pricing, 1999-2019 263 Refractory Market, 2000-2009 294 US Refractory Imports by Source, 2009 385 US Refractory Exports by Destination, 2009 41SECTION III -- FORMS1 Refractory Demand by Form in Value Terms, 1999-2019 452 Refractory Demand by Form in Volume Terms, 1999-2019 48SECTION IV -- MATERIALS1 Refractory Demand by Material in Value Terms, 1999-2019 732 Refractory Demand by Material in Volume Terms, 1999-2019 763 Nonclay Refractory Shipments by Material, 2009: Value vs. Volume 794 Clay Refractory Shipments by Material, 2009: Value vs. Volume 107SECTION V -- MARKETS1 Refractory Demand by Market, 2009 118SECTION VI -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE1 US Refractory Market Share by Company, 2009 161To order this report:: U.S. Refractories IndustryMore  Market Research ReportCheck our  Company Profile, SWOT and Revenue Analysis!Nicolas BombourgReportlinkerEmail: 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