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Bubble Alumina Market Research Report Information By Type (0-0.5mm, 0.5-1mm, 1-2mm, 2-5mm, and Others), By Application (Refractories, Firing Beds, Abrasives, and Others) And By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, And Rest Of The World) –Market Forecast Till 2032

ID: MRFR/CnM/18745-HCR | 128 Pages | Author: Priya Nagrale| June 2024

Global Bubble Alumina Market Overview

Bubble Alumina market Size was valued at USD 105.00 billion in 2023. The Bubble Alumina Industry is projected to grow from USD 111.3 billion in 2024 to USD 177.39 billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.00% during the forecast period (2024 - 2032). Major drivers boosting market expansion include rising demand in the refractories sector and developments in manufacturing technologies.

Bubble Alumina Market Overview

Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

Bubble Alumina Market Trends

  • Increasing demand for high-purity grades is driving the market growth

High-purity bubble alumina is widely used in semiconductors and electronics for components and insulating materials. High-purity grades are becoming more and more necessary due to the growing demand for semiconductors and electrical gadgets brought on by technological developments. Industries needing materials with exceptionally low impurity levels include aerospace, defense, and medical equipment. These industries are known for their essential applications. Because high-purity bubble alumina satisfies these strict specifications, it can be used in vital parts and applications. High-purity materials are becoming more and more necessary in producing microelectronics and miniaturized components as electronic devices get smaller and more powerful. For these uses, high-purity bubble alumina works well.

Lightweight materials are used more often in the automotive industry to improve fuel economy and lower pollutants. In line with the automobile industry's emphasis on weight reduction, bubble alumina finds use in parts such as lightweight structural elements and brake linings. Materials with a high strength-to-weight ratio are given priority in the aerospace and aviation sectors. Because of its low weight, bubble alumina can be used in parts like aircraft frames, where weight reduction is essential for performance and fuel economy.

For instance, China's automobile sector has expanded, and the nation currently contributes to the global auto industry. China is among the nations that have embraced electric vehicles the most as they gain popularity. The China Passenger Car Association reports that the country sold 5.67 million EVs (electric vehicles) and plug-in hybrids in 2022 as consumers abandoned gas-guzzler models due to government subsidies and rising oil prices. Power electronics are expected to become increasingly in demand as the EV sector grows.

Industry 4.0 makes it easier to apply smart manufacturing techniques by allowing for real-time production process control and monitoring. This may increase productivity, decrease downtime, and improve quality control while producing bubble alumina. Utilizing Industry 4.0 technology to power predictive maintenance and data analytics, manufacturers may analyze enormous datasets to optimize manufacturing operations. This may lead to increased productivity overall, decreased waste, and better use of resources in the production of bubble alumina. Thus driving the Bubble Alumina market revenue.

Bubble Alumina Market Segment Insights

Bubble Alumina Type Insights

Based on type, the Bubble Alumina Market segmentation includes 0-0.5mm, 0.5-1mm, 1-2mm, 2-5mm, and others. The 1-2mm segment dominated the market. High-temperature insulating goods and refractory materials are frequently made using the 1-2mm bubble alumina. Its tolerance to high temperatures and lightweight design make it ideal for lining furnaces, kilns, and other high-heat industrial applications. Foundries use 1-2 mm bubble alumina as a refractory material throughout the casting and molding processes. It helps create cores and molds that resist high temperatures and function as insulation in metal casting applications.

The 0.5-1mm segment is expected to be the fastest-growing segment of the bubble alumina market during the forecast period. Bubble alumina is used in the ceramics industry to create lightweight, thermally insulating ceramic products. Because of its porous nature, ceramics with improved qualities may be produced. Depending on the needs, bubble alumina's special qualities may find use in various other industrial processes. This may involve applications in creating cutting-edge materials and specific lightweight composites.

Bubble Alumina Application Insights

Based on application, the Bubble Alumina Market segmentation includes refractories, firing beds, abrasives, and others. The refractories category has the largest market share. Furnaces, especially those running at high temperatures, are frequently lined with bubble alumina. Industrial boiler walls can be adequately insulated and safeguarded by it because of its low thermal conductivity and resilience to thermal stress. The linings of kilns used in the ceramics, cement, and metallurgy sectors frequently include bubble alumina. The insulating qualities and tolerance to high temperatures of the material add to the durability and efficiency of kiln structures.

Throughout the forecast period, the bubble alumina market’s firing beds segment is anticipated to grow at the quickest rate. Because bubble alumina can tolerate high temperatures, it is frequently used in firing beds in metal heat treatment operations. Processes like annealing, hardening, and tempering help heat metal components effectively and under control.

Figure 1: Bubble Alumina Market, by Application, 2022 & 2032 (USD Billion)

Bubble Alumina Market, by Application, 2022 & 2032

Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

Bubble Alumina Regional Insights

By region, the study provides market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World. The North American bubble alumina market will dominate this market, owing to North America's strong aerospace and defense industries. An important factor propelling the industry's growth is the usage of bubble alumina in high-strength, lightweight applications like aviation components. Technological innovation and research are highly valued in North America. Continued research activities and improvements in production techniques may lead to the creation of fresh uses for bubble alumina, which will propel market expansion.

Further, the major countries studied in the market report are The US, Canada, Germany, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.



Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

Europe's Bubble Alumina market accounts for the second-largest market share due to the adoption of renewable energy technologies that have led the way throughout Europe. Due to its chemical and thermal stability, bubble alumina may see a rise in use in solar power, energy storage, and other clean energy industries. Further, the Germany Bubble Alumina market held the largest market share, and the UK Bubble Alumina market was the fastest-growing market in the European region.

The Asia-Pacific Bubble Alumina Market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2023 to 2032. This is because the Asia Pacific area has seen tremendous infrastructure development and fast industrialization, especially in nations like China and India. Materials like bubble alumina may increase demand in the manufacturing and construction sectors. Moreover, China’s Bubble Alumina market held the largest market share, and the Indian Bubble Alumina market was the fastest-growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.

Bubble Alumina Key Market Players & Competitive Insights

Large corporations are propelling the bubble alumina market's expansion by making significant R&D investments to enhance their product offerings. Additionally, in an attempt to increase their global presence, market players are engaging in various strategic projects. New product launches, contracts, mergers and acquisitions, increased investment, and joint ventures with other businesses have all contributed to the industry's notable growth. In a market that is growing more competitive and increasing, the bubble alumina industry needs to provide fairly priced products to grow and thrive.

Local manufacturing is a primary strategy producers use in the globally bubble alumina sector to lower operating costs, better service consumers, and increase industry share. Some of the biggest medical advancements in recent years have been made possible by the bubble alumina industry. Major players in the Bubble Alumina market, including ZIRCAR, GNP Graystar, Zhengzhou YuLi Industrial, Alchemy Mineral, Panadyne, Niche Fused Alumina, Datong Refractory, Zhengzhou Rongsheng Kiln Refractory, Zhen Ya Industry, Bisley&Company., and others, are attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations.

Zhengzhou Yuli Non-Woven Co., Ltd. specializes in melt-blown filters, sound-absorbing, and oil spill-absorbent materials. It also produces thermal bonded non-woven wadding products. They started expanding the eisai production line this year, which includes non-woven materials in the grades SS, SMS, MM, and SCM. Located in Zhengzhou, the province of Henan, they have easy access to all major transportation hubs. They are one of the top Chinese manufacturers and the biggest provider of non-woven military equipment. Their enterprise is 150 acres, with state-of-the-art facilities that can produce 7000 tonnes of goods annually. With a trade license, they ship products to Australia, Southeast Asia, North America, Europe, and the Middle East. Both domestically and beyond, their products are highly praised. 1988 saw their entry into the non-woven materials sector, holding ISO9001:2008 and ISO14001:2004 certifications. Strict quality control is applied to all processes, including raw material and processing, testing, and packing. Their tagline is "First-class quality and service."

Niche Fused Alumina company commitment: To satisfy customer's needs. After more than 125 years of active existence, our La Bâthie, France, facility has strong roots. Their proficiency lies in producing superior White Fused Alumina (WFA). As members of Dada Holding, they operate in France, Italy, and the United Kingdom in Europe. Being the consumer's perfect partner for specialized and high-performance WFA-based products globally is their main goal at NICHE Fused Alumina (NFA). NFA is dedicated to offering the highest caliber white fused alumina available on the market, along with unique, on-demand, inventive items that are hard to come across.

Key Companies in the Bubble Alumina market include


  • GNP Graystar

  • Zhengzhou YuLi Industrial

  • Alchemy Mineral

  • Panadyne

  • Niche Fused Alumina

  • Datong Refractory

  • Zhengzhou Rongsheng Kiln Refractory

  • Zhen Ya Industry

  • Bisley

  • others

Bubble Alumina Industry Developments

November 2020: The Aluminium Corporation of China Ltd. (Chalco) alumina refinery in Huasheng, China, has started its second production line. With the help of the new manufacturing line, the company will produce more alumina, strengthening its position in the market.

Bubble Alumina Market Segmentation

Bubble Alumina Type Outlook

  • 0-0.5mm

  • 5-1mm

  • 1-2mm

  • 2-5mm

  • Others

Bubble Alumina Application Outlook

  • Refractories

  • Firing Beds

  • Abrasives

  • Others

Bubble Alumina Regional Outlook

  • North America

    • US

    • Canada

  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • Rest of the World

    • Middle East

    • Africa

    • Latin America

Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2023 USD 105.00 billion
Market Size 2024 USD 111.3 billion
Market Size 2032 USD 177.39 billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 6.00% (2024-2032)
Base Year 2023
Market Forecast Period 2024-2032
Historical Data 2018- 2022
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Type, Application, and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World
Countries Covered The US, Canada, Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled  ZIRCAR, GNP Graystar, Zhengzhou YuLi Industrial, Alchemy Mineral, Panadyne, Niche Fused Alumina, Datong Refractory, Zhengzhou Rongsheng Kiln Refractory, Zhen Ya Industry, Bisley&Company., and others
Key Market Opportunities ·       Expanding the electric vehicle (EV) sector and focusing on eco-friendly building materials
Key Market Dynamics ·       Increasing demand in the refractories industry and advancements in manufacturing technologies

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The Bubble Alumina Market size was valued at Significant Value in 2023.

The global market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 6.00% during the forecast period, 2024-2032.

North America had the largest share of the global market

The key players in the market are ZIRCAR, GNP Graystar, Zhengzhou YuLi Industrial, Alchemy Mineral, Panadyne, Niche Fused Alumina, Datong Refractory, Zhengzhou Rongsheng Kiln Refractory, Zhen Ya Industry, Bisley&Company., and others.

The 1-2mm category dominated the market in 2023.

The refractories had the largest share of the global market.

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