Industrial Clay Market

Industrial Clay Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2016 - 2024

Global Industrial Clay Market: Overview

Industrial clay is a chemical composition of minerals, metal oxides, and organic traces, which is widely acknowledged due to its property of staying rigid and hard even at extreme temperatures. The growing trend of 3D printing is boosting the demand for industrial clay as it is being increasingly used for designing 3D models of automobiles and consumer electronics. Kaolin minerals, bentonite, and palygorskite-sepiolite are some of the commonly used industrial clays. They are used in industries such as rubbers, catalysts, ceramics, refractories, cement, and paints.

The primary objective of the report is to provide a 360-degree view of the global industrial clay market. The objective has been fulfilled by meticulously examining various aspects of the market including its dynamics, trends, geographical segmentation, and competitive landscape. The information regarding the market is gathered from various paid and unpaid sources such as press releases, journals, presentations, and white papers. The report profiles key players in the global industrial clay market along with their business strategies, latest development, market shares, and revenue structures. It presents the SWOT analysis that helps in calculating the growth trajectory of each key player in the market. It also includes a separate section of recommendations for new as well as existing players in the market, thereby serving as a reliable business tool.

Global Industrial Clay Market: Drivers and Restraints

The growing expenditure for infrastructure development, particularly in emerging countries, in light of government initiatives to boost domestic output is likely to play a vital role in the growth of the global industrial clay market. Moreover, the robust growth of the end-user industries such as paint and construction is driving the demand for industrial clay. On the flip side, the internal threat of substitutes such as bauxite and calcium carbonate is restricting the market from realizing its full potential. The rising prices of clay are also expected to negatively influence the growth of the market. However, the continual research and development activities and the introduction of bio-ceramics are poised to create ample growth opportunities for the market.

Global Industrial Clay Market: Segmentations

On the basis of applications, the industrial clay market can be divided into tableware, sanitary ware, and medical applications. The growth of all the three segments is supplemented by the flourishing construction industry. Based on geography, the market can be classified into Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and Rest of the World. The Asia Pacific region is anticipated to register tremendous growth during the forecast period owing to the rapid development of several end-user industries. The increasing urbanization, abundant availability of minerals, and growing population are also augmenting the market in the region. The growth of North America is fuelled by the increasing investments in infrastructural development. The Rest of the World segment is estimated to progress at a significant CAGR owing to the rising focus on the development and renovation of roads and other basic infrastructure in several countries in Africa.

Companies Mentioned in the Report:

The global industrial clay market is characterized by high competitive rivalry. The value chain of the market comprises of raw material suppliers, industrial clay manufacturers, distribution channels, and end-user industries such as paints, ceramics, and paper mills. The increasing mergers and acquisition activities are intensifying the competition in the market. Some of the prominent players in the global industrial clay market are Kaolin AD, J.M. Huber, BASF, Thiele Kaolin Company, Imerys, Daleco Resources, and Quarzwerke GmbH.




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