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Acid proof lining are advanced coatings technology that is used to protect the materials such as plastic piping, fiberglass, concrete, and steel structures against strong acids, alkalis, and solvents. It also provides protection against elevated temperature and mechanical abuse. Acid proof lining products can be classified into ceramic carbon brick lining, brick lining, thermoplastics lining, tile lining, and fluoropolymer lining. Moreover, acid proof tiles and bricks are also available in different sizes. Acid proof lining finds application across chemicals, metallurgy, pharmaceuticals, water treatment & processing, power generation, marine, and automotive.

The Germany acid proof lining market was estimated to account for US$ 4.7 billion in terms of revenue in 2018 and is predicted to grow at a CAGR of 6.0% during the forecast period (2019 to 2027).

Drivers

Expanding chemical industry in Germany is projected to foster the market growth of acid proof lining. According to the Coherent Market Insights, with a share of over 27.0% in 2015, Germany is the fourth-largest chemicals market in the world, surpassed only by China, the U.S, and Japan in terms of revenue. The German chemicals industry has consolidated its leading role in Europe over the last few years. Moreover, growing metallurgy industry in Germany has also projected to propel the growth of acid proof lining. According to the Coherent Market Insights forecasts, the steel production in Germany to expected to grow by 1% in 2016 over that in 2015.

Market Opportunities

Growing usage of acid-proof lining product in the pharmaceutical industry on the site such as tanks, drains, floors, storage vessels, reaction & effluent treatment plants, etc. are expected to offer potential growth opportunity to the market of acid-proof lining. It ensures that tiles are clean and dry and ensure uniform coverage without the formation of any air pockets. Therefore, aforementioned emerging application across the pharmaceutical industry is augmenting market growth over the forecast period.

Market Restraints

High prices of raw materials that impact the production of acid proof lining products are expected to curb the market growth over the forecast timeframe. Titanium dioxide and cuprous oxide are the two common raw materials used in the production of the acid proof lining. According to the Coherent Market Insights, these chemicals commodities market has experienced an acute upward trend in terms of pricing of clay, feldspar, and quartz which has further led to an increase in prices of acid proof lining over the years. Therefore, high cost of raw materials used in the production of acid proof lining products is expected to hamper the market growth.

Key Takeaways

Among material type, ceramic brick lining dominated the Germany acid proof lining market in 2018 with a 33.9% of market share in terms of volume, followed by thermoplastic lining and tile lining, respectively.

Market Trends

Manufacturers engaged in the Germany acid proof lining market are currently adopting strategic collaborations, mergers and acquisitions to enhance its presence both in the local and international markets. Rising adoption of such growth opportunities are expected to augment market growth. For instance, in June 2016, Simona AG announced the setting up of a new manufacturing plant in Baden-Württemberg with the aim of meeting market requirements for customized fittings. The plant construction is expected to be completed by the 2017 end.

Germany based manufacturers of acid proof lining are focusing on increasing their product portfolio by introducing new product and innovation in order to gain a competitive edge and this is expected to fuel the market growth of acid proof lining over the forecast period. For instance, in March 2016, AGRU Kunststofftechnik GmbH announced the integration of a new product group “fluoropolymer products” into company’s semi-finished product segment. The new fluoropolymer product range was introduced in May 2016.

Competitive Section

Key players operating in the Germany acid proof lining market are Steuler-Kch GmbH, AGRU Kunststofftechnik GmbH, Simona AG, Nittel GmbH & Co. KG, Christen & Laudon, Hurner-Funken GmbH, SKO Säureschutz und Kunststoffbau GmbH, GBT-BÜCOLIT GmbH, Knapper Oberflächentechnik GmbH, and A-SPT Protective Solutions GmbH & Co. KG

Few Recent Developments

AGRU Kunststofftechnik GmbH

  • In March 2016, the company announced the integration of “fluoropolymer products”—a new product group—with the company’s semi-finished product segment and was available from May 2016

Market Taxonomy

By Material Type

  • Ceramic Brick Lining
  • Carbon Brick Lining
  • Tile Lining
  • Thermoplastics Lining
  • Fluoropolymer Lining

By End Use Industry

  • Power Generation
  • Chemicals
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Petrochemicals
  • Metallurgy
    • Steel Manufacturing
    • Aluminum Manufacturing
    • Others
  • Water Treatment & Processing
    • Sewage and Waste Water
    • Process Water
  • Others
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