Global and China Refractory Material Industry Report, 2009-2010
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Since 2000, China’s refractory material industry has achieved rapid development driven by the brisk advancement of high-temperature industries like steel, building materials and nonferrous metals. In 2003, the output of refractory materials of China reached 14.77 million tons, and it rose to 32.43 million tons in 2006, while in 2007, China’s output of refractory materials exceeded 50% of the world’s total. Yet, the financial crisis in 2008 resulted in a slump in the output of refractory materials. The year of 2009 saw a slight recovery in output to 25.44 million tons, up 3% yr-on-yr.

This report briefly overviews the development status quo of global and China’s refractory material industry, sheds light on the supply and demand of Chinese refractory material market. Moreover, it makes an in-depth analysis on the development, competition pattern and potential demand of four market segments including fusion-casting refractory materials, basic refractory materials, unshaped refractory materials and ceramic fiber in Chinese market.
In China, fusion-casting refractory materials are widely used in glass industry, representing 65% of refractories for glass. Nowadays, only 10-plus enterprises worldwide are capable of steadily producing fusion-casting refractory materials, including Europe SEPR and Japan’s Asahi Glass. In China, there are only 4 such enterprises specialized in this field, i.e. Ruitai Technology, Luoyang Dayang Refractory, Beijing SEPR and Zibo Asahi.

Market Share of Chinese Manufacturers of Fusion-Casting Refractory Materials, 2009
Source: ResearchInChina

China has many enterprises involving in the production of basic refractory materials, among which Qinghua Refractories boasts the largest market scale. Qinghua Refractories mainly produces magnesia-chrome refractory materials with the annual output capacity of approximately 200,000 tons. Basic refractory materials get mainly used in cement kilns in China. With the increasing demand on environmental protection and energy conservation, the chrome-free basic refractories will become the mainstream in the market.

In 2009, the output of unshaped refractory materials in China touched 8.41 million tons, with a 33.1% share of total refractory materials. Yet in the developed countries, the figure has realized 50%, in particular, it was 63% in Japan. In terms of application, 70% unshaped refractory materials are applied in steel sector in China, meanwhile, unshaped refractories for cement kilns are under active promotion. Since unshaped refractory materials characterize high quality, high efficiency and energy saving, the government has released polices to encourage its application. Fueled by these polices, it is expected that China’s output of unshaped refractory materials will take 40% of China’s total output of refractories, or will reach about 10.2 million tons in 2010.

China’s Output of Unshaped Refractory Materials, 2010-2012 (Unit: Million tons)
Source: ResearchinChina

Ceramic fiber industry of China has developed rapidly in recent years. In 2008, its output hit 400,000 tons, taking 47% of the world’s total while the share jumped to 48% in 2009. Shandong Luyang Share Co., Ltd, the largest ceramic fiber manufacturer in China, is next only to Morgan Crucible and Allied Minerals in terms of annual output capacity (Luyang, 120,000 tons).

Also, the report analyzes the competition pattern of refractory materials in China, and focuses on the world’s eight key refractory material enterprises including RHI, Vesuvius, Krosaki, Morgan Crucible and Saint-Gobain, and 12 Chinese refractory material manufacturers such as Puyang Refractories Group, Luyang Share Co., Ltd, Ruitai Technology, Beijing Lier High-temperature Materials Co., Ltd, and Qinghua Refractories.

1. Development of Refractory Materials
1.1 Profile
1.1.1 Definition
1.1.2 Classification
1.2 Development Environment 
1.2.1 Oversea Environment
1.2.2 Domestic Environment 
1.3 Development of Refractory Materials Worldwide
1.4 Development of Refractory Materials in China

2. Supply & Demand of China’s Refractory Material Market
2.1 Raw Material Supply
2.1.1 Resources Superiority
2.1.2 Raw Material Supply
2.2 Production
2.3 Market Demand
2.3.1 Structure of Demand by Industry
2.3.2 Refractory Materials for Steel Industry
2.3.3 Refractory Materials for Glass Industry
2.3.4 Refractory Materials for Cement Industry
2.4 Import & Export

3. Market Segment of China Refractory Materials Industry
3.1 Fusion-Casting Refractories 
3.1.1 Competition Pattern in the Market
3.1.2 Development Prospect
3.2 Basic Refractory Materials
3.2.1 Competition Pattern in the Market
3.2.2 Market Forecast
3.3 Unshaped Refractory Materials
3.3.1 Competition Pattern in the Market
3.3.2 Output Forecast
3.4 Ceramic Fiber
3.4.1 Competition Pattern
3.4.2 Development Prospect

4.Competition in China’s Refractory Material Industry
4.1 Competition in Provinces and Municipalities
4.2 Product Competition
4.3 Competition among Enterprises 
4.3.1 Competitiveness of World’s Leading Manufacturers
4.3.2 Competitiveness of China’s Leading Manufacturers

5. Leading Enterprises
5.1.1 Global Business
5.1.2 Development in China
5.3.1 Global Business
5.3.2 Development in China
5.4 LWB 
5.4.1 Global Business
5.4.2 Development in China
5.5.1 Global Business
5.5.2 Development in China
5.6.1 Global Business
5.6.2 Development in China
5.7 ANH Refractories 
5.8 SHINAGAWA Refractories
5.9 Puyang Refractories Group
5.9.1 Company Profile and Main Products
5.9.2 Operation
5.9.3 Competitive Edge
5.10 Shandong Luyang Share Co., Ltd.
5.10.1 Company Profile
5.10.2 Operation
5.10.3 Projects under Construction or to be Constructed
5.10.4 Prospect
5.11 Ruitai Materials Technology Co., Ltd
5.11.1 Company Profile
5.11.2 Operation
5.11.3 Prospect
5.12 Beijing Lier High-temperature Materials Co., Ltd
5.12.1 Company Profile and Main Products
5.12.2 Operation
5.12.3 Projects under Construction or to be Constructed
5.12.4 Competitive Edge
5.13 Qinghua Refractories
5.13.1 Company Profile
5.13.2 Operation
5.14 Sinosteel Refractory Co., Ltd
5.14.1 Company Profile
5.14.2 Operation
5.15 Luoyang Dayang Refractory Co., Ltd
5.15.1 Company Profile
5.15.2 Operation
5.16 Jiangsu Sujia Group
5.16.1 Company Profile
5.16.2 Operation
5.17 Zhengzhou Huawei Refractories Co., Ltd
5.17.1 Company Profile
5.17.2 Operation
5.18 Beijing SEPR
5.18.1 Company Profile
5.18.2 Operation
5.19 Shandong Zhongqi Refractory Co., Ltd
5.19.1 Company Profile and Main Products
5.19.2 Operation
5.20 Zibo Asahi Co., Ltd (ZAC)
5.20.1 Company Profile
5.20.2 Operation
Constitution of Refractory Raw Materials 
Refractory Materials Output and Growth of China, 2003-2010
Output of Major Refractory Material Products in China and the Ratios, 2009
Application Fields of Refractory Materials in China and the Ratios
Output and Growth of Crude Steel in China, 2001-2010
Demand of Refractory Materials for Steel in China. 2010-2012E
Layout of Refractory Materials for Glass Melting Furnaces
Proportion of Refractory Materials Used for Glass Kilns
Refractory Material Consumption for Casting Alumina by Various Float Glass Kilns
Output of Fusion-Casting Alumina & Medium- and High-Grade Fusion Casting AZS (FCAZS), 2010E
Export Volume and YoY Growth of China’s Major Refractory Raw Materials, 2009
Export Volume and YoY Growth of China’s Major Refractory Products, 2009
Market Shares of China’s Leading Fusion Casting Refractory Material Enterprises, 2009
Market Shares of Leading Basic Refractory Material Enterprises, 2010
Market Capacity of Basic Refractory Material Industry, 2010-2012E
Utilization Rates of Unshaped Refractory Materials in Leading Countries and Regions Worldwide
China’s Output of Unshaped Refractory Materials, 2010-2012E
Application Fields of Ceramic Fiber in China and the Ratios, 2009
Proportion of China’s Ceramic Fiber Output in the World’s Total, 1995-2009
Output Capacity of Leading Ceramic Fiber Enterprises Worldwide
Market Shares of China’s Leading Ceramic Fiber Enterprises, 2009
Vast Room for Substitution of Ceramic Fiber for Other Refractory Materials
Sales Proportions of World’s Top 10 Refractory Material Manufacturers, 2006
Investments of Multinational Corporations in China
Major Suppliers of Refractory Materials in China
Revenue and Pretax Profit of RHI, 2008-2009
Net Sales and Proportion of Krosaki’s Refractory Material Business, 2005-2009
Operating Revenue and Proportion of Krosaki’s Refractory Material Business, 2005-2009
Major Product Line Layout of LWB 
Prime Operating Revenue of Morgan Crucible, FY2005-FY2009
Net Sales and Operating Revenue of Saint-Gobain, 1998 vs. 2009
Sales from Prime Business of Saint-Gobain, 2008-2009
Comparison of Sales Revenue of Saint-Gobain by Region, 2008-2009
Turnover Change of Saint-Gobain, China, 2002-2008
Sales Growth from Prime Business of Shinagawa Refractories, FY2008-FY2009
Main Products and Market Occupancy of Puyang Refractories Group
Sales Revenue and Growth from Main Products of Puyang Refractories Group, 2009
Main Application Fields and Proportions of Refractory Materials of Puyang Refractories Group, 2009
Proportions of Main Product Sales at Home and Abroad of Puyang Refractories Group, 2009
Technology Advantages of Puyang Refractories Group
Cost Structure of Puyang Refractories Group, 2009
Proportion of Ceramic Fiber Output of Shandong Luyang Share Co., Ltd in China’s Toal 2003-2008
Revenue and Growth from Main Products of Shandong Luyang Share Co., Ltd, 2009
Revenue of Shandong Luyang Share Co., Ltd by Region, 2008-2009
Existing, Proposed Production Lines and Planned Capacity of Shandong Luyang Share Co., Ltd 
SWOT Analysis of Shandong Luyang Share Co. in Marine Refractory Material Business
Output, Revenue and Growth from Main Products of Ruitai Technology, 2009
Revenue of Ruitai Technology by Region, 2009
Main Products and Market Occupancy of Beijing Lier High-temperature Materials Co., Ltd
Revenue and Growth from Main Products of Beijing Lier High-temperature Materials Co., Ltd, 2009
Revenue and Proportion by Overall Contracting and Direct Marketing of Beijing Lier High-temperature Materials Co., Ltd, 2006-2009
Product Solution: 10,000 tons/ year Continuous Casting Refractory Material Production Lines of Beijing Lier High-temperature Materials Co., Ltd
Product Solution: 10,000 tons/ year Top-Grade Ceramic Fiber and Product Production Lines of Beijing Lier High-temperature Materials Co., Ltd
Major Economic Indicators, 2007-2009
Sales Revenue and Profit of Shandong Zhongqi Refractory, 2007-2009 

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