Ceramic fibers (CF)
are made by heating clay and blown with high pressure air until it solidifies. Ceramic fibers are majorly used as an insulating material as it is resistant to high temperature. They are light in weight, resistant to corrosion, thermal shock resistant and fireproof. These properties make it ideal for lining furnace and kilns. The ceramic fiber market
report has been categorized into different segments such as type, composition, product and end-user. On the basis of type, the report is segmented into Vitreous CF, Crystalline CF and others. The ceramic fibers were commercialized since 1980s, since then ceramic fibers have entered many industries such as petrochemicals, metals and alloys, energy, ceramics, aviation and aerospace and many others. On the basis of composition the report has been segmented into oxide fibers, non-oxide fibers and others. This segment has been divided into further sub-segments to ensure a comprehensive approach to the market. There are various products which are being produced from ceramic fibers in bulks such as paper, blanket, bulk fibers and more.
The overall market is also presented from the perspective of different geographic regions and the key countries in each region. Europe is the dominant market which held more than one-third share in 2015.
Ceramic fiber market is dominated by five major companies, namely:
- Morgan Thermal Ceramics (U.K.)
- Unifrax LLC (U.S.)
- Nutec Fibratec (Mexico)
- Isolite Insulating Products Co. Ltd. (Japan)
- 3M Co. (U.S)
These companies have significant presence in the ceramic fibers market with high adoption rates for their products. Other players in this market include:
- Ibiden Co. Ltd. (Japan)
- Thermal Products Company, Inc. (U.S)
- Luyang Energy-Saving Materials Co. Ltd. (China)
- Yeso Insulating Products Co. Ltd. (China)
- General Insulation Europe Ltd. (Germany)