Steel fiber are mixed into the concrete can provide an alternative to the provision of conventional steel bars or welded fabric in some applications. Steel fiber are used where control of crack propagation are most prominent in design Steel fiber exhibits better matrix anchorage at high deformations and large crack widths, longer, heavily deformed fiber afford better post-crack strength. Steel fiber transforms a brittle material into a more ductile one. It offers various advantages such as reduced spalling joint edges, stronger joints, high impact resistance, greater fatigue endurance, reduced maintenance costs, and longer useful working life. Steel fibers provide optimal load bearing, superior crack control, high fatigue resistance, and excellent impact resistance.
Global Steel Fiber Market: Overview
Based on type, the global steel fiber market can be segmented into cloth, belt, mat, knitting, and others. Based on end-use industry, the steel fiber market can be segregated into polymer, chemical, pharmaceutical, aircraft/maritime/machine, measuring & instrumentation devices, and others. Steel fiber are used by various end-use industry but in reinforced form so as to provide superior resistance to cracking and crack propagation. It is also used for construction of the industrial floors. Steel fiber reinforcements are used in regular and joint-less floors.
Global Steel Fiber Market: Trends & Developments
Increase in usage of steel fibers in various end-use industries and rise in urbanization are major factors driving the global steel fibers market. High operating costs is the key restraining factor of the steel fiber market. Cost reduction through new production process, economy of scale, and high entry barriers for new players are the challenges facing the steel fiber market. High cost of production is also hindering the steel fiber market. High operating cost is also restricting the market.
Global Steel Fiber Market: Regional Outlook
Based on region, the global steel fiber market can be split into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. The market in North America is anticipated to expand at a rapid pace during the forecast period. The U.S. is the largest country in North America and one of the key consumers of steel fiber. It accounts for major share of the steel fiber market in North America. North America is estimated to be followed by Europe and Asia Pacific. The U.S., Germany, China, Japan, and the U.K. are among the major consumers of steel fiber. Asia Pacific is a rapidly growing region of the market. Demand for steel fiber is rising significantly in China, India, Japan, and South Korea.
Global Steel Fiber Market: Key Players
Key players operating in the global steel fiber market include Bekaert, Nippon Seisen Co., Ltd., Green Steel Group, Ugitech S.A., and Henan Green Polymer Co., Ltd.
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