Innovation and new markets heat up demand for technical ceramics

By Antonio Torrisi
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 demand in...

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