Kaolin is rich in kaolinite and is a fine clay utilized in paper making, ceramics, etc. On the other hand, metakaolin is derived from kaolin and is a dehydroxylated form of kaolinite. The utilization of metakaolin in cement helps in the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions in the surrounding area and thus it is an eco-friendly substitute.
This research study provides an extensive analysis of the market for kaolin and metakaolin. It describes the market’s growth in valuation along with market forecasts from 2012 to 2019. Both primary as well as secondary research has been done in order to gather the information collated in this report.
The report also uses various analytical tools such as Porters’ five forces analysis to highlight the bargaining power of buyers and suppliers. In addition, the report segments the kaolin and metakaolin market on the basis of applications and geography and the segments have been evaluated and forecasted on the basis of revenue and volume.
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Overview of the Kaolin and Metakaolin Market
In its natural state, kaolin is white in color and usually comprises varying amounts of different minerals such as quartz, muscovite, anatase, and feldspar. Apart from its application in the ceramic industry, kaolin is also utilized in filling rubber for improving the mechanical strength and abrasion resistance of rubber. It is also utilized as a flattening agent and extender in plants. Metakaolin was conventionally used for manufacturing porcelain and nowadays is utilized in mortar, shotcrete, and concrete applications
On the basis of application, the kaolin market is segmented into ceramics, paper, paints and adhesives, rubber, fiberglass, cement, and others, including waste water treatment, organic farming, refractories, etc. Amongst these, the segment of paper led the market in 2012 and held a share of more than 40% in the market.
On the basis of application, the metakaolin market is segmented into mortar, concrete, and others including geopolymers, shortcrete, etc. Amongst these, concrete was the biggest application segment in 2012 in the metakaolin market and constituted a share of more than 50% of the market.
The expansion in activities of construction across numerous regions in the world is predicted to accelerate the global demand for kaolin. The rise in demand for cement within mortar and concrete will stimulate the market for metakaolin. On the other hand, the increasing use of calcium carbonate over kaolin within paper applications, along with the rising cost of kaolin, may inhibit the global market for kaolin and metakaolin in the forthcoming years.
On the basis of geography, the market is segmented into Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, and Rest of the World (RoW). Amongst these, Asia Pacific led the market in 2012 and constituted a share of more than 35% in the market. On the other hand, North America will experience a steady growth curve in the forecast horizon
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Key players in the Kaolin and Metakaolin Market
The major players dominant in the market for kaolin and metakalin include Imerys, BASF,Kaolin AD, Quarzwerke, and Thiele Kaolin Company, among others.
Major geographies analyzed under this research report are:
- North America
- Asia Pacific
- The Middle East
- Rest of the World(RoW)
This report gives you access to decisive data such as:
- Market growth drivers
- Factors limiting market growth
- Current market trends
- Market structure
- Market projections for the coming years
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