Development trend of China refractories industry
Green sustainable development
In recent two years, environmental inspection has already be one of the previous issue of China government, environmental inspectors and backward-looking operations have been launched many times in broad areas. Refractory industry(brown aluminum oxide, white aluminum oxide, silicon carbide, calcined bauxite, Fused Magnesia based refractory material ) , as a very serious pollution emission industry, is the key governance object. And a series of relevant standards were published by national or province government.
This is helpful for the whole industry, eliminate backward production capacity and shut down some low quality firms, leave more market place to outstanding enterprises. The efficient utilization and recycling of resources, clean production is the future development direction.
Industrial concentration to increase gradually
China's refractory production enterprises(brown aluminum oxide, white aluminum oxide, silicon carbide, calcined bauxite, Fused Magnesia based refractory material ) are numerous and highly dispersed, which is the main factor causing vicious competition in the industry.
At present, the market is transforming into a direction of gradual standardization, and various factors are conducive to promoting the concentration of the industry. First, some small and medium-sized enterprises stopped production or exit due to factors such as market, capital and environmental protection， raw material bauxite shortage, etc. Second, the transformation of the business model of the refractory market led to the market shift to large-scale advantageous enterprises.
Technological progress and industrial upgrading
As a global refractory production and consumption country, despite the large capacity of refractory products(brown aluminum oxide, white aluminum oxide, silicon carbide, calcined bauxite, Fused Magnesia based refractory material ), there are fewer varieties of high-tech content, and the proportion of “Green & New” refractory products is low. In the face of international markets with high potential, high-grade, high-tech content, and high value-added products are not many; the proportion of common products is high, while the proportion of monolithic refractories is low. In addition, the overall level of technological innovation and cleaner production in China's refractory industry is also lower than the international advanced level. With the continuous improvement of the use of refractory products by downstream enterprises, refractories companies must be forced to re-examine their products and technologies. The development of high-temperature industries will promotes technological progress and industrial upgrading in the refractory industry.
In short, aiming at promoting the sustainable and healthy development of China's refractories industry, China's refractories industry strives to achieve five significant improvements: the overall quality of industrial development is significantly improved; the capacity for independent innovation has been significantly improved; the level of technical equipment has been significantly improved; the comprehensive utilization of resources has been significantly improved; the effectiveness of energy saving and emission reduction has been significantly improved.