Zirconium is a hard and greyish-white metal, and is derived from zirconium silicate mineral or zircon. Its materials are broadly classified as chemical zirconia, fused zirconia, and zirconium chemicals. Zirconium is used in numerous commercial and industrial sectors, owing to its corrosion resistance, thermal stability, high melting point, high refractive index, low wettability to molten metals, and other advanced properties, such as low solubility in glass, and the ability to create glossy white surfaces, which do not fade.
The global zirconium market is being driven by numerous factors, such as the rise in nuclear power stations in Asia-Pacific region, and growing usage of zirconium in surface coatings. However, the market faces certain drawbacks, such as high cost association and reducing dependence on zircon to produce zirconium. Thus, the aforementioned factors act as a hindrance for the growth of the market.
The global zirconium market has been segmented by the basis of type and application. Based on type, the market has been segmented into zircon, zirconia, and others (zirconium metal). In 2015, the XX segment dominated the market, with a market share of XX%. Based on application, thave the market can be further segmented into foundry sand, ceramics, refractories, and others (electronics, healthcare, chemical plants, coatings, automotive catalysts, etc.). Additionally, we have geographically analyzed the market based on production (Australia, South Africa, China, Indonesia, Ukraine, France, Brazil, and Others) and consumption scenarios (China, United States, Japan, European Union, India, Russia, and Others).
The growing usage and applications in healthcare sector (especially in orthopedic implants) and Australia becoming the new growth hub, is expected to offer numerous opportunities for the growth of the global zirconium market. Some major companies dominating the market include:
1.2 Research Methodology
2. Executive Summary
3. Zirconium Market
3.1 Industry Value Chain Analysis
3.2 Industry Attractiveness - Porters Five Forces
3.2.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
3.2.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
3.2.3 Threat of New Entrants
3.2.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
3.2.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
4. Market Dynamics
4.1. Consistent Growth in Foundries and Refractories
4.1.2 Growth of Nuclear Power Stations in the Asia-Pacific Region
4.1.3 Accelerating Usage in Surface Coatings
4.2.1 Cost Pressure
4.2.2 Reducing Dependence on Zircon
4.2.1 Australia: New Growth Hub
4.3.2 Stringent Emission Norms In Automotive
4.3.3 Growing Usage in Healthcare sector, especially Orthopedic Implants
5. Market Segmentation and Analysis
5.1 By Type
5.1.3 Others (Includes Zirconium Metal)
5.2 By Application
5.2.1 Foundry Sand
5.2.5 Other Applications (Electronics, Healthcare, Chemical Plants, Coatings, Automotive Catalyst etc.)
6. Regional Market Analysis (Market Size, Growth and Forecast)
6.1 Production Market (Capacities and Production)
6.1.2 South Africa
6.2 Consumption Market (Demand and Supply)
6.2.2 United States
6.2.4 European Union
6.3 Import and Export
6.4 Price Analysis
7. Competitor Analysis
7.1 Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations and Agreements
7.2 Market Shares of Leading Global Players
7.3 Strategies Adopted By Leading Global Players
8. Company Profiles
8.1 3M Company
8.2 Alkane Resources Ltd.
8.3 Allegheny Technologies Incorporated
8.4 Asia Zirconium Limited
8.5 Astron Ltd.
8.6 Australian Zircon NL
8.7 Cristal Mining Australia Ltd.
8.8 DuBois Chemicals Inc
8.9 E.l DuPont de Nemours & Co.
8.10 Exxaro Resources Ltd.
8.11 Flexovit USA, Inc.
8.12 Foskor (Pty) Ltd.
8.13 Guangdong Orient Zirconic Sic & Tech Co Ltd
8.14 Gunson Resources Ltd.
8.15 Hermes Abrasives Ltd.
8.16 Iluka Resources
8.17 Inner Mongolia Western Zirconium Industry Co. Ltd
8.18 Jiangxi Kingan Hi-Tech. Co, Ltd.
8.19 Luxfer Group Ltd
8.20 Neo Material Technologies, Inc. (Molycorp Inc)
8.21 PPG Industries
8.22 Rio Tinto Group plc
8.23 Shanghai Jiabao Industry & Commerce Group Co., Ltd.
8.24 Sino Dragon New Energy Holdings Limited
8.25 The Tyrolit Group
8.26 Titanium Corporation
8.27 Tosoh Corporation
8.28 Tronox Limited
8.29 VSM AG
8.30 Wah Chang Corporation
8.31 Washington Mills North Grafton, Inc.
8.32 Western Metal Materials Co., Ltd.
8.33 Zhejiang Shenghua Biok Biology Co., Ltd.
8.34 Zircomet Ltd.
8.36 Kenmare Resources plc