Global Ceramic Textile Market - 2020-2027
Ceramic textile is an innovative industrialized system based on an interwoven steel wire mesh, which is enclosed in a mosaic of ceramic clay tiles stacked in horizontal and vertical bands. Ceramic textiles are fabrics that are impregnated with ceramic. Ceramic textiles or ceramic matrix composites are non-brittle refractory materials designed for harsh environments. Products made from ceramic materials are often used as components in mechanical and plant engineering processes which require thermal and chemical resistance. These ceramic textile composites can be further mixed with magnetic powders, leading to higher permeability in the product thus developed.
The global ceramic textile market size was worth US$ XX billion in 2019 and further predicted to reach US$ XX billion by 2027, at a CAGR of XX% during the forecast period (2020-2027)
The demand for ceramic textile is increasing due to its superior mechanical properties that meet today's most demanding mechanical, thermal, and electrical performance requirements across various applications. Furthermore, the ceramic offers various benefits such as reduced optical loss, better durability, and improved reliability, that makes it is an useful product across various sectors. Moreover, the growing investment by the aerospace sector for the development of advanced materials and equipment's and associated technologies as a flame and impact shielding for aircraft and spacecraft ballistic further propels the growth of ceramic textile market size during the forecast period.
Increasing demand across various end-use industries
The ceramic textile offers various benefits such as low thermal conductivity, good chemical resistance, thermal shock resistance, low porosity, and unique electrical properties that makes it useful for various end-use industries. Moreover, the growing uses of tapes, fabrics, and sleeving in the industrial, aerospace, automotive, electrical, and petrochemical markets as curtains, heat shields, linings, insulation, and blankets further increases the market growth. Moreover, the growth in the medical sector also drives the growth of the global ceramic textile market during the forecast period.
Increasing use in space shuttle and race cars
Ceramic textile is used in the development of strong, lightweight space debris shields for use in the Space Station Laboratory Habitation and other unmanned missions. The physical property such as lightweight and durability of fabric of ceramic textile allows engineers to meet or exceed their specifications. Moreover, the growing uses of ceramic textiles across various space application as a micrometeorite shield, door seals, gaskets, shuttle tiles, booster access doors, and exit cone increases the growth of this market. Moreover, NASA used Nextel ceramic in space shuttle development for shuttle tiles which can stand up to the heat of reentry. These fibers were used to fill gaps between orbital tiles and are woven into insulation heat shield, blankets and other protective gears. The ceramic textile is also widely popular among NASCAR drivers and racing cars. Its thermal and wear resistance property make the usage of ceramic textile popular in race cars. By leveraging it in race cars, it can reduce the weight of the vehicle and can provide precision steering and handling of the car.
COVID-19 Impact Analysis
The outbreak of COVID-19 is also considered as the major factor affecting the market growth over the forecast period. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the global supply chain and world economy. Industries are being shuttered all around the globe due to lockdown. Therefore, demand is declining from various industry verticals. The workforce has been hit badly by pandemic. People were left high and dry as the future was uncertain. The industry is facing workforce crunch, lack of funds, broken supply chain, and loss of confidence. However, as hygiene has become the most important factor therefore, textile industry will be benefited with this new opportunity. Products such as PPE kits, masks, disposable towels, disposable bed sheets etc. will be high on demand and these will be the new areas where Indian manufacturers can take the lead. Hence, there is a big export market for these products.
Based on the form, the ceramic textile market has been classified into cloth, ropes, tapes, sleeving and others.
The cloth segment accounted for the highest share in the global ceramic textiles market
The cloth segment holds the largest share in the ceramic textile market. Properties such as better insulation, good performance at low temperatures, and heat insulation characteristics makes it the most suitable used material in welding foundry works, aluminum and steel mills, boiler insulation and seal, refineries, and chemical plants.
Based on the end use, the ceramic textile market has been classified into industrial and transportation.
The industry segment held the largest share in the global ceramic textile market
This is contributed to the growing demand for petrochemical, steel, and aluminum from the end-use industries in the global market. Furthermore, growing demand for end products from industries such as iron & steel, aluminum, petrochemicals, and others are likely to drive the growth of this market during the forecast period.
Based on geography, the study analyzes the ceramic textile market in the global market, including North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and the Middle East & Africa.
Asia-Pacific leads the global market throughout the forecast period
Asia-Pacific holds the largest share in the global ceramic textile market followed by North America and Europe. The growing demand from industries suc as helectronics and aviation across China and India is increasing the growth of this market in the Asia-pacific region. Additionally, in electrical and electronic industry, the ceramics textiles are used to fabricate electrical and electronic components such as insulators, igniters, and heating elements. Furthermore, the growing consumer and e-commerce sectors is also contributing for the growth of ceramic textile market share across the APAC region. Furthermore, growing transportation sector, changing lifestyle, and rise in disposables income also contribute to the growth of this market in APAC region.
The ceramic textile market is highly competitive, owing to the presence of big brands. The key ceramic textile players which are contributing to the growth of the global market include Mineral Seal Corporation, Morgan Advanced Materials Corporation, Rath Inc., Rauschert Steinbach GmbH, Ibiden Co. Ltd., Luyang Energy-Saving Materials Co., Ltd., Isolite Insulating Products Co., Ltd., Kyocera Corporation, 3M, Textum Weaving Inc., Unifrax Corporation, and Zircar Zirconia, Inc., among others.
Mineral Seal Corporation
Mineral Seal Corporation is a manufacturer and supplier of gasket, industrial seal, and technical textile products, including high temperature materials and specialty high-performance and rope packing products for various applications. Additionally, company's product lines include: flexible graphite, high-temperature textiles, braided compression mechanical packing, fiberglass and ceramic fiber cloth-tape-rope, other refractory and sealing materials. Its products are largely developed from natural minerals. The company is dedicated to provide cost-effective sealing, insulating and shielding solutions for all industrial or R&D applications.
Product Portfolio: The company's portfolio comprises ceramic products such as ceramic fiber cloth, ceramic fiber tape, ceramic fiber twisted rope and others.
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