The global beryllium hydroxide market is expected to witness significant growth on account of major factors such as its wide range of applications such as automotive, defense, and so on. On the other hand, there are also factors that hamper the growth of the market such as high cost supplementary to extraction techniques and production. In addition, stringent mining regulations also restrain the growth of the global market.
Beryllium Hydroxide is an atmospheric hydroxide which dissolves in acids and alkalis. The chemical formula of beryllium hydroxide is Be(OH)2. It is white in color consisting of opaque crystals which are slightly soluble in water. Industrially beryllium hydroxide is formed as a by-product in the extraction of beryllium metal from the ore’s beryl and bertrandite.
Beryllium is a chemical element that is a light, silver-gray, relatively soft metal that is strong but brittle. Beryllium has the highest melting point of the light metals. It displays excellent electrical as well as thermal conductivities and resists attack by concentrated nitric acid and is nonmagnetic. It has a high permeability to X-rays due to the low atomic number. Beryllium occurs in some mineral species, the most significant ones include bertrandite, beryl, chrysoberyl, phenacite, etc.
Beryllium is used mainly as an alloying agent in manufacturing beryllium copper, which is widely used for electrical contacts, springs, spot-welding electrodes, etc. It is also utilized as a structural material in high-speed aircraft, missiles, spacecraft, and communication satellites. Some of the other uses include windshield frame, brake discs, support beams, etc.
Beryllium is also used in the nuclear industry and ceramics. It is used in gyroscopes, computer parts, and instruments where lightness, stiffness, and dimensional stability are mandatory. But beryllium and its salts are toxic and must be handled with care.
The global Beryllium Hydroxide market is classified based on applications and geography. On the basis of application, the global market is classified as aerospace, automotive, biomedical, defense, electrical, and telecommunications. In aerospace, it used in altimeters, braking systems, engines, and precision tools. In automotive it is used in air-bag sensors, anti-lock brake systems, and steering wheel connecting springs.
In biomedical it is used in dental crowns, medical laser components, and X-ray tube windows. In defense, it is used in heat shields, missile guidance systems, and nuclear reactor components. In energy and electrical, it is used in heat exchanger tubes, microwave devices, relays, and switches. In telecommunications, it is used in mobile telephone components, electronic and electrical connectors, and undersea repeater housings.
On the basis of geography, the global beryllium hydroxide market is classified as North America, South America, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Asia Pacific, Japan, and Middle East & Africa.
The North American region comprises the U.S. and Canada. Latin America region comprises Mexico and Brazil. The Western European region comprises Germany, Italy, France, England, Spain, Nordic countries, Belgium, The Netherlands, and Luxembourg. The Eastern Europe region comprises Poland and Russia. Asia Pacific region comprises China, India, ASEAN, and Australia & New Zealand. The Middle East and Africa region comprise GCC, South Africa, and North Africa.
In the case of geographical region, North America dominates a major share of the global Beryllium Hydroxide market followed by Europe. On the other hand, Asia Pacific and Japan are expected to develop at a considerable growth rate and will contribute to the global market. Some of the prominent players that fuel the growth of the global market include Hunan Non-Ferrous Metals Corp. Ltd, FHBI, Materion Corporation, NGK Metals Corporation, Ulba Metallurgical Plant JSC, Starmet, and Advanced Industries International.
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