The global active calcium silicate market size was estimated at 74.0 kilotons in 2016. Increasing demand from the construction industry is expected to be a major factor driving the global market demand over the forecast period. Moreover, rising demand from passive fire protection and acoustic insulation sectors is expected to positively influence the market for active calcium silicate over the forecast period.
Active calcium silicate is a special chemically coated calcium silicate used in various application segments. It is extensively used owing to its technical properties such as sound adsorption and high-temperature resistance. It is widely available in the form of blocks, powder, and boards. The key application segments include ceramics, fire protection, cement, paints & coatings, and insulation.
U.S. active calcium silicate market volume, by application, 2014 - 2025 (Kilo Tons)
In terms of volume, the U.S. active calcium silicate market was estimated at 5.8 kilotons in 2016 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.3% from 2017 to 2025. Favorable regulatory compliances to direct and regulate fire safety standards coupled with increasing acoustic insulation demand is fueling the growth of the market in this country. In addition, robust growth in the ceramics industry is projected to drive the growth till 2025. This growth in the ceramics industry is credited to rising demand from the housing and construction sector in the country.
Active calcium silicate growth is primarily attributed to growing construction industry post economic slowdown. Increasing spending on quality upgrade of residential, industrial, and commercial construction projects, has positively influenced the global market growth. It is extensively used in the construction industry owing to its advantageous properties such as excellent fire resistance, adhesion, and intumescence.
Regulatory standards laid down by various regulatory bodies such as NIOSH, OSHA, and EAPFP are hindering the market growth. OSHA has led down standards for permissible exposure limit (PEL) to avoid severe human health and safety issues such as eye pain & redness, throat scratchiness, and skin eruptions. These regulations may incur additional expenses which may add to the manufacturing costs, and hence may act as a challenge.
Limestone, sodium silicate and hydrochloric acid are some of the key raw materials used in the manufacturing of active calcium silicate. Sodium silicate is reacted with calcium sulfate under controlled conditions to produce required structure and surface of active calcium silicate. It possesses several properties such as bulk density, lower particle size, high surface area, and good moisture control.
Insulation has emerged as the leading application segment and accounted for 28.84% of the global volume share in 2016. This growth is driven by increasing need from various high insulation industries such as petrochemical, steel, and glass. Moreover, owing to its dynamic nature, it is extensively utilized in the production of acoustic tiles and wallboards in order to provide sound proofing and make them resistible to fire.
The development of infrastructural and residential construction projects in emerging economies is expected to drive the growth over the years ahead. Ongoing constructions including airports, rail transports, roads, and harbors is expected to boost the demand. In addition, increasing government spending from the major economies such as China, India, and Brazil is fueling the demand for active calcium silicate, as it is extensively used for passive fire protection and acoustic insulation purpose.
The ceramics application segment is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 5.0% from 2017 to 2025. Rising demand for false ceilings, and acoustic tiles is projected to increase the demand for active calcium silicate over the forecast period. This growth is driven by increasing false ceiling applications in the construction industry for aesthetic views.
Europe was the leading region in the active calcium silicate market in terms of volume in 2016, and this trend is anticipated to continue over the years ahead. In terms of volume, fire protection was fastest-growing application segment in 2016 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 6.4% between 2017 and 2025. The presence of regulations and guidelines pertaining to fire safety standards in commercial and residential building is fueling the demand for active calcium silicate over the forecast period.
Global active calcium silicate market, by region, 2016 (%)
Europe was followed by Asia Pacific to register second-largest market size during the same year. Robust growth in the construction industry in this region is expected to fuel the growth over the forecast period. Furthermore, rising government spending in residential construction sectors in major economies especially India is expected to fuel the product demand further.
The major players in the market include Promat International NV, Skamol A/S, American Elements Corporation, HIL Limited, Weifang Hong Yuan Chemical Co., Ltd., Johns Manville Corporation, Bee Chems, MLA Group of Companies, Ramco Industries Ltd., and 2K Technologies. Companies operating in the market are emphasizing on manufacturing and construction application products, with insulation and fire protection as the key aspect. In addition, industry players are performing various expansion strategies such as partnerships and plant establishment to widen the customer base and strengthen the competitive aspect.
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2014 - 2016
2017 - 2025
Volume in Kilo Tons, revenue in USD Million and CAGR from 2017 to 2025
North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Central & South America, Middle East & Africa
U.S., Germany, UK, France China, India, Japan, Brazil,
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This report forecasts revenue and volume growth at global, regional & country levels and provides an analysis on the industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2014 to 2025. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global active calcium silicate market on the basis of application and region:
Application Outlook (Volume, Kilo Tons; Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)
Paints & Coatings
Regional Outlook (Volume, Kilo Tons; Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)
Central & South America
Middle East & Africa
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