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The global ceramic textile market is categorized on the basis of fiber type, end-use industry, foam type, and region. On the basis of fiber type, the global market has been segmented into vitreous alumina-silica ceramic fiber and polycrystalline ceramic fiber. Under vitreous alumina-silica, ceramic fiber has been sub-segmented into refractory ceramic fiber (RCF) and low bio-persistence ceramic fiber.
On the basis of end-use industry, the global market has been segmented into industrial and transportation. The industrial end-use industry is the segment growing at a higher pace, due to increasing demand for petrochemical, steel, and aluminum from end-use industries. Additionally, growing demand for end products from industries such as aluminum, iron and steel, and petrochemicals is further bolstering the production of ceramic fibers.
On the basis of foam type, the global ceramic textile market has been segmented into cloth, ropes, tapes, sleeving and braids. The market is expected to showcase positive growth on account of its reliability in terms of contaminating heat in high temperature applications. Developing application in industries such as aerospace and alternative energy is expected to strengthen the ceramic textile market. Ceramic fibers are used in various industrial applications, such as gaskets and insulation. The high heat-resistant ability of ceramic fibers in high temperature applications is expected to drive the ceramic textile market toward positive growth. Additionally, emerging application industries, such as aerospace and alternative energy, are expected to boost the growth of the global ceramic textile market. The carcinogenic nature of ceramic textile and its durability problems are the factors acting as restraints for the growth of the global ceramic textile market.
By foam, ceramic cloth has been the largest market due to its wide applications in welding foundry works, aluminum and steel mills, boiler insulation and seal, shipyards, refineries, power plants, and chemical plants. Braids is expected to be the fastest growing segment in the global market, since braids have maximum resistance to mechanical abuse, superior strength, and minimal unraveling.
Geographically, the ceramic textile market has been segmented into Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America and Rest of the World. The Asia-Pacific region is the fastest growing market for ceramic textiles, due to increasing infrastructural growth and industrialization in the region.
Additionally, upcoming transportation projects are increasing to meet the needs of growing population. The carcinogenic nature of ceramic textiles has durability issues, which impacts the growth of the global ceramic textile market.
The key players operating in the global ceramic textile market include Ibiden Co. Ltd., Luyang Energy-Saving Materials Co., Ltd., Isolite Insulating Products Co., Ltd., Kyocera Corporation, Mineral Seal Corporation, Morgan Advanced Materials Corporation, Rath Inc., Rauschert Steinbach GmbH, The 3M Company, Unifrax Corporation, and Zircar Zirconia, Inc.