Innovation and new markets heat up demand for technical ceramics
Published: Saturday, 24 January 2015
Specific consumption of refractories in the steel,
glass and cement industries has been steadily declining worldwide, while the market has increasingly shifted towards higher quality products. Antonio Torrisi explores how advanced technical ceramics can benefit from new market trends globally.
The technical ceramics industry is continuing to
see demand growth for value-added products in niche markets,
particularly in developed economies, where refractory producers
as well as the steel, nonferrous metal and cement industries
are shifting towards high quality, speciality products.
The refractories industry in Europe has experienced weak