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Kaolin Market, By Application (Paper, Fiber Glass, Ceramic, and Paint) and by Geography (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Rest of the World) – Analysis, Share, Trends, Size, & Forecast from 2014 – 2025

185 Pages | Published Date : March 2019 | Report Code: AV239 | Report Format: PDF

REPORT HIGHLIGHT

The kaolin market was valued at USD 4.98 billion by 2017, growing with 8.5% CAGR during the forecast period, 2018-2025

Market Dynamics

Kaolin, also well known as China clay, has been creating a buzz in various industries due to its flexibility in product characteristic, making it ideal for various applications. The key features of this product are whiteness & smoothness it imparts to the end product. It promises endless potential in terms of the multitude uses because it is an indispensable raw material in the manufacturing of products like paper, paints, ceramics and also concrete. Some interesting factors that have been charging this industry forward are the growth of the construction industry, the reduction of raw material costs and energy saving. Based on data published by the Global Construction Perspectives and Oxford Economics, stated that the global construction is growing an impressive growth rate. The industry will witness a growth of over 4.0 %/year to 2030. Based on its application in the construction industry, it is safe to say that there is a definite growth expected in the industry.

On the flip side, a threat is considered to be the growing demand for its alternative, calcium carbonate. This is because calcium carbonate is known to be whiter than this chemical and hence consumer’s preference is inclined towards calcium carbonate. This could jeopardize the growth of the Kaolin market across the globe.

Application Takeaway

The major application areas are; Paper, Fiber Glass, Ceramics, Paint, Rubber and others. It is used most widely in the paper-making industry. Based on the highlights of a study on use of fillers in paper and paperboard grades by Tampere University of Applied Sciences, suggested, that Kaolin is used a little less than 40% in the paper-making formulation. This quaintly is a significantly high amount based on the volume or bulk preparation of paper and the percentage of the product used in the formulation. This product is also used in applications such as toilet bowls, washbasins, and bathtubs, shower plates. The USP of the product is its corrosive resistant, and abrasive resistant behavior. Fibre-glass uses this chemical due to its requirement in the production of a lightweight product.

Among the rather new & experimental applications of Kaolin is in aerospace and even fibreglass applications. In accordance to the data published in the American Elements website, the refractory strength required in the aerospace has created new avenues for growth of ceramics in this field. Furthermore, based on an article in the Business Insider, 2017, fiberglass industry is appraised to generate revenues worth USD 600 million by 2025. These facts would in turn surge in demand for kaolin products, driving the industry growth.

Regional Takeaway

In terms of regional perspective, Asia Pacific region accounted for the highest revenue share and is anticipated to grow with promising growth rate during the study period. Growth is majorly attributed to the rising focus of government on education sector which will boost the demand for paper & thus demand for kaolin will go significantly higher. An article in the Business World (March 2019) stated that in India, the business education sector will grow at 7.5% by 2020.  In addition, reports published by DMG Events India suggested that the construction sector in countries like India is projected to grow by 7-8% in next 5-6 years. On contrary, regions such as North America and Europe captured significant revenue share.

Key Vendor Takeaway

Key players in the industry are Imerys S.A., AKW Ukrainian Kaolin Company, Kaolin AD, SCR-Sibelco N.V, Thiele Kaolin, KaMin LLC, LB Minerals S.R.O, BASF SE. The company, Imerys S.A is the leading producer of kaolin. Not only, the company is among the oldest manufacturers, but also globally present in regions like Brazil, Sweden, U.S., UK and France. In terms of the recent merger & acquisitions, in 2017, SCR-Sibelco N.V acquired the U.S. frac sand mine Fairmount Santrol Holdings, Inc., with the intent to improve its product portfolio further. Increased product portfolio increases the customer base for pitching products, therefore fishing in more customers for Kaolin as well.

The market size and forecast for each segment and sub-segments has been considered as below:

  • Historical Year – 2014 & 2016
  • Base Year – 2017
  • Estimated Year – 2018
  • Projected Year – 2025

TARGET AUDIENCE

  • Traders, Distributors, and Suppliers
  • Manufacturers
  • Government and Regional Agencies and Research Organizations
  • Consultants
  • Distributors

SCOPE OF THE REPORT

The scope of this report covers the market by its major segments, which include as follows:

MARKET, BY APPLICATION

  • Paper
  • Fiber Glass
  • Ceramics
  • Paint
  • Rubber
  • Others

MARKET, BY REGION

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • India
    • China
    • Rest of APAC
  • Rest of the World
    • Middle East and Africa
    • Latin America

TABLE OF CONTENT

1. KAOLIN MARKET OVERVIEW
1.1. Study Scope
1.2. Assumption and Methodology
2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
2.1. Key Market Facts
2.2. Geographical Scenario
2.3. Companies in the Market
3. KAOLIN KEY MARKET TRENDS
3.1. Market Drivers
3.1.1. Impact Analysis of Market Drivers
3.2. Market Restraints
3.2.1. Impact Analysis of Market Restraints
3.3. Market Opportunities
3.4. Market Future Trends
4. KAOLIN INDUSTRY STUDY
4.1. Porter’s Analysis
4.2. Market Attractiveness Analysis
4.3. Regulatory Framework Analysis
5. KAOLIN MARKET LANDSCAPE
5.1. Market Share Analysis
6. KAOLIN MARKET – BY APPLICATION
6.1. Overview
6.2. Paper
6.2.1. Overview
6.2.2. Market Analysis, Forecast, and Y-O-Y Growth Rate, 2014 – 2025, (US$ Billion)
6.3. Fiber Glass
6.3.1. Overview
6.3.2. Market Analysis, Forecast, and Y-O-Y Growth Rate, 2014 – 2025, (US$ Billion)
6.4. Ceramics
6.4.1. Overview
6.4.2. Market Analysis, Forecast, and Y-O-Y Growth Rate, 2014 – 2025, (US$ Billion)
6.5. Paint
6.5.1. Overview
6.5.2. Market Analysis, Forecast, and Y-O-Y Growth Rate, 2014 – 2025, (US$ Billion)
6.6. Rubber
6.6.1. Overview
6.6.2. Market Analysis, Forecast, and Y-O-Y Growth Rate, 2014 – 2025, (US$ Billion)
6.7. Others
6.7.1. Overview
6.7.2. Market Analysis, Forecast, and Y-O-Y Growth Rate, 2014 – 2025, (US$ Billion)
7. KAOLIN MARKET– BY GEOGRAPHY
7.1. Introduction
7.2. North America
7.2.1. Overview
7.2.2. Market Analysis, Forecast, and Y-O-Y Growth Rate, 2014 – 2025, (US$ Billion)
7.2.3. U.S.
7.2.3.1. Overview
7.2.3.2. Market Analysis, Forecast, and Y-O-Y Growth Rate, 2014 – 2025, (US$ Billion)
7.2.4. Canada
7.2.4.1. Overview
7.2.4.2. Market Analysis, Forecast, and Y-O-Y Growth Rate, 2014 – 2025, (US$ Billion)
7.3. Europe
7.3.1. Overview
7.3.2. Market Analysis, Forecast, and Y-O-Y Growth Rate, 2014 – 2025, (US$ Billion)
7.3.3. France
7.3.3.1. Overview
7.3.3.2. Market Analysis, Forecast, and Y-O-Y Growth Rate, 2014 – 2025, (US$ Billion)
7.3.4. Germany
7.3.4.1. Overview
7.3.4.2. Market Analysis, Forecast, and Y-O-Y Growth Rate, 2014 – 2025, (US$ Billion)
7.3.5. Rest of Europe
7.3.5.1. Overview
7.3.5.2. Market Analysis, Forecast, and Y-O-Y Growth Rate, 2014 – 2025, (US$ Billion)
7.4. Asia Pacific (APAC)
7.4.1. Overview
7.4.2. Market Analysis, Forecast, and Y-O-Y Growth Rate, 2014 – 2025, (US$ Billion)
7.4.3. China
7.4.3.1. Overview
7.4.3.2. Market Analysis, Forecast, and Y-O-Y Growth Rate, 2014 – 2025, (US$ Billion)
7.4.4. India
7.4.4.1. Overview
7.4.4.2. Market Analysis, Forecast, and Y-O-Y Growth Rate, 2014 – 2025, (US$ Billion)
7.4.5. Rest of APAC
7.4.5.1. Overview
7.4.5.2. Market Analysis, Forecast, and Y-O-Y Growth Rate, 2014 – 2025, (US$ Billion)
7.5. Rest of the World
7.5.1. Overview
7.5.2. Market Analysis, Forecast, and Y-O-Y Growth Rate, 2014 – 2025, (US$ Billion)
7.5.3. Latin America
7.5.3.1. Overview
7.5.3.2. Market Analysis, Forecast, and Y-O-Y Growth Rate, 2014 – 2025, (US$ Billion)
7.5.4. Middle East and Africa
7.5.4.1. Overview
7.5.4.2. Market Analysis, Forecast, and Y-O-Y Growth Rate, 2014 – 2025, (US$ Billion)
8. KEY VENDOR ANALYSIS
8.1. Imerys S.A.
8.1.1. Company Overview
8.1.2. SWOT Analysis
8.1.3. Key Developments
8.2. AKW Ukrainian Kaolin Company
8.2.1. Company Overview
8.2.2. SWOT Analysis
8.2.3. Key Developments
8.3. Kaolin AD
8.3.1. Company Overview
8.3.2. SWOT Analysis
8.3.3. Key Developments
8.4. SCR-Sibelco N.V
8.4.1. Company Overview
8.4.2. SWOT Analysis
8.4.3. Key Developments
8.5. Thiele Kaolin
8.5.1. Company Overview
8.5.2. SWOT Analysis
8.5.3. Key Developments
8.6. KaMin LLC
8.6.1. Company Overview
8.6.2. SWOT Analysis
8.6.3. Key Developments
8.7. LB Minerals S.R.O
8.7.1. Company Overview
8.7.2. SWOT Analysis
8.7.3. Key Developments
8.8. BASF SE
8.8.1. Company Overview
8.8.2. SWOT Analysis
8.8.3. Key Developments
9. 360 DEGREE ANALYSTVIEW
10. APPENDIX
10.1. Research Methodology
10.2. Abbreviations
10.3. Disclaimer
10.4. Contact Us

List of Tables
Table 1 List of Acronyms
Table 2 Key Market Facts, 2014 – 2025
Table 3 Market Drivers: Impact Analysis
Table 4 Market Restraint: Impact Analysis
Table 5 Market Opportunity: Impact Analysis
Table 6 PEST Analysis
Table 7 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
Table 8 Company Market Share Analysis
Table 9 Global Kaolin Market Analysis, Forecast, and Y-O-Y Growth Rate, 2014 – 2025, (US$ Billion)
Table 10 Kaolin Market, by Application, 2014 – 2025 (USD Billion)
Table 11 Kaolin Market, by Geography, 2014 – 2025 (USD Billion)
Table 12 North America Kaolin Market, 2014 – 2025 (USD Billion)
Table 13 U.S. Kaolin Market, 2014 – 2025 (USD Billion)
Table 14 Canada Kaolin Market, 2014 – 2025 (USD Billion)
Table 15 Europe Kaolin Market, 2014 – 2025 (USD Billion)
Table 16 France Kaolin Market, 2014 – 2025 (USD Billion)
Table 17 Germany Kaolin Market, 2014 – 2025 (USD Billion)
Table 18 Asia Pacific Kaolin Market, 2014 – 2025 (USD Billion)
Table 19 China Kaolin Market, 2014 – 2025 (USD Billion)
Table 20 India Kaolin Market, 2014 – 2025 (USD Billion)
Table 21 Latin America Kaolin Market, 2014 – 2025 (USD Billion)
Table 22 MEA Kaolin Market, 2014 – 2025 (USD Billion)

List of Figures
Figure 1 Research Methodology
Figure 2 Research Process Flow Chart
Figure 3 Comparative Analysis, by Geography, 2016-2025 (Value %)
Figure 4 Regulatory Framework Analysis
Figure 5 Kaolin Market, by Application, 2014 – 2025 (USD Billion)
Figure 6 Kaolin Market, by Geography, 2014 – 2025 (USD Billion)

SCOPE AND OBJECTIVES
The objective of this report is to describe the market trends and revenue forecasts for the market for the upcoming years. The report focuses on defining and describing the key influencing factors for the growth of the market. It also offers an in-depth analysis of the market size (revenue), market share, major market segments, different geographic regions, key market players, and premium industry trends.
The report tracks the major market events including product launches, technological developments, mergers & acquisitions, and the innovative business strategies opted by key market players. Along with strategically analysing the key micro markets, the report also focuses on industry-specific drivers, restraints, opportunities and challenges in the market. The scope of this report covers the market by its major segments.

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