Calcined alumina powder, also known as aluminium oxide powder, is a fine white powder made by calcining aluminium hydroxide in rotary or multiple hearth furnaces. It has properties such as high purity, high compressive strength, corrosion resistance and electrical insulation which make it widely applicable across various industries especially in ceramics, abrasives, refractories amongst others. Ceramic products such as tiles, sanitary ware and tableware utilize calcined alumina as a critical raw material due to its ability to impart strength, durability and shine to finished goods. The global Calcined Alumina Powder Market is estimated to be valued at US$ 21405.49 Mn in 2023 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 5.8% over the forecast period 2023 to 2030, as highlighted in a new report published by Coherent Market Insights.
Market key trends:
One of the key trends in the calcined alumina powder market is the replacement of conventional alumina trihydrate and tabular alumina with the adoption of ultrafine calcined alumina. Ultrafine calcined alumina with particle size less than 1 microns possess properties like high purity, increased surface area and improved sinterability. They enhance densification during sintering and reduce firing temperatures in ceramic manufacturing. The finer particles allow for more homogenous mixing and dispersion in polymers and coating formulations. This drives continued substitution of conventional calcined powders across applications.
Threat of new entrants: Low barrier for new manufacturers to enter the calcined alumina powder market. However, established players have integrated supply chains and relationship with end-use industries.
Bargaining power of buyers: High as calcined alumina powder has many applications. Buyers can negotiate on pricing and quality standards. Presence of substitutes also gives them leverage in negotiations.
Bargaining power of suppliers: High as raw materials like aluminium hydroxide and aluminum oxide are produced by few manufacturers globally. Suppliers can influence prices.
Threat of new substitutes: Medium threat as silicon carbide and synthetic diamond find application as alternative abrasives. However, wide usage of calcined alumina makes substitution challenging.
Competitive rivalry: High among major players to gain market share and expand globally. Market consolidated with top players competing on pricing, quality and customer relationships.
The global calcined alumina powder market is expected to witness high growth.
Regional analysis: Europe holds the second largest share and is projected to grow at a steady pace during the forecast period. This is attributed to the presence of major end-use industries such as automotive and construction in countries like Germany.
Key players operating in the calcined alumina powder market are Almatis, Graystar LLC, Paradise Minerals, Lianyungang Zhong Ao aluminium Co., Ltd, Hindalco Industries Limited, Fujimi Corporation, Honeywell International Inc, Saint-Gobain Ceramic Materials, READE, Logitech, Fuji Kasei. Major players are focusing on capacity expansion plans and partnerships to increase market share in high growth regions.