Dry Ramming Mass Market Size, Share, Opportunities, And Trends By Type (Magnesia Based Ramming Mass, Silica Ramming Mass, Alumina Ramming Mass, Others), By Function (Patching, Lining, Repairing, Others), By Application (Electric Arc Furnace, Foundries, Blast Furnace, Non-Steel, Others), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2024 To 2029

  • Published : Jan 2024
  • Report Code : KSI061616573
  • Pages : 143

The dry ramming mass market is anticipated to expand at a high CAGR over the forecast period.

Dry ramming mass is a refractory material used in the construction and repair of furnaces and other high-temperature processing equipment. It is a dry, granular mixture composed of refractory aggregates, powders, and bonding agents. The term "ramming" refers to the method of installation, where the dry mix is manually or mechanically compacted (rammed) into place within the furnace lining or mold. Dry ramming mass is designed to withstand extreme temperatures and harsh conditions, providing thermal insulation and resistance to chemical and mechanical wear. It is commonly employed in industries such as steelmaking, foundries, and other metal-processing operations where maintaining stable and durable refractory linings is essential for efficient and reliable operations.

Market Drivers

  • The capability of alumina ramming mass to provide excellent resistance against corrosion and endure elevated thermal loads.

Alumina ramming mass is primarily composed of high-quality alumina aggregates and fines, mixed with refractory clay and suitable binders. Its application in the lining of induction furnaces contributes to improved longevity and performance. Alumina ramming mass is particularly advantageous in environments where high resistance to erosion and corrosion at elevated temperatures is essential, making it a preferred choice for the steel and iron industries. Magnesia ramming mass, also referred to as magnesite ramming mix, is a highly refractory material containing dead-burnt (sintered) magnesia, sometimes with the inclusion of graphite. Widely used in applications demanding excellent resistance to basic slags and iron-rich melts, it is a common selection for electric furnace linings and converters in the steelmaking process. Silica ramming mass, primarily consisting of high-purity silica, serves as a refractory lining material in induction furnaces used for melting steel, cast iron, and other non-ferrous metals. Its choice is driven by cost-effectiveness and outstanding volume stability at elevated temperatures.

  • The demand for dry ramming mixes exhibiting high-temperature performance in furnaces.

Boilers, particularly those employed in power generation, demand refractory materials capable of withstanding elevated temperatures and corrosive byproducts. Dry ramming mass proves highly effective in this context, providing superior resistance to thermal shock, corrosion, and abrasion. This durability contributes to an extended service life for the boiler, ensuring efficient thermal management. In the chemical and nuclear industries, containment vessels necessitate materials that exhibit robust performance against chemical attacks and radiation damage. Dry ramming masses, especially those rich in alumina content, are chosen for their exceptional mechanical strength and inertness in aggressive chemical environments. Ramming masses based on alumina or alumina-silica are commonly favoured for their capacity to maintain structural integrity when exposed to chemicals and high temperatures. Furnaces play a pivotal role in metalworking industries, including steel and aluminium production. The refractory lining in furnaces must resist metal and slag penetration, along with withstanding thermal shock. Silicon carbide or magnesia-based ramming masses are typically employed for their resilience against high temperatures and abrasive slags in furnace applications. Ladles used in metallurgical processes undergo severe thermal cycling and encounter impacts from molten metal. The ramming mass used in ladles must exhibit excellent thermal stability, and resistance to metal penetration, and should be easily installable and repairable. Additionally, the refractory material must remain non-reactive with the molten metal to prevent contamination.

Asia Pacific region is anticipated to hold a significant share of the dry ramming mass market

The Asia-Pacific (APAC) region takes the lead in consumption, primarily driven by its extensive steel production, notably in countries like China and India. The flourishing construction industry in this region contributes to the increased utilization of metallurgical processes. APAC emphasizes mass production to satisfy both local and global demands, with China and India playing crucial roles as key producers.

Company Products

  • Dry Alumina Ramming Mass- The Dry Alumina Ramming Mass, formulated with Corundum, is designed for the purpose of melting steel in Induction furnaces and Middle Frequency. This ramming mass is specifically characterized by being neutral and alumina spinel-based. It is identified by the brand name Alumina spinel ramming mass (Neutral ramming mass) with variations such as DE-86, DE-88, DE-90, and DE-TB, the latter being based on Tabular alumina. This ramming mass serves as a spinel-forming dry lining material tailored for unalloyed, alloyed, and investment steel casting applications.
  • NORRAM™-  NORRAM™ ready-to-use mixes are the preferred option for various applications, such as spout, top, ladle, or launder. They are suitable for both quick cold or hot repairs and complete supportive refractory linings. With a diverse product portfolio, there is always a corresponding product available to meet the requirements of different metal types and melting configurations.
  • Silica Dry Ramming Mass-  Silica Dry Ramming Mass is a type of refractory castable used in induction furnaces. It is produced by blending refractory aggregate, powder, binder, admixture, water, or another liquid of specific quality. This material finds extensive applications in various industries such as metallurgy, building materials, non-ferrous metal smelting, chemical manufacturing, machinery, and others.

Market Segmentation

  • By Type
    • Magnesia Based Ramming Mass
    • Silica Ramming Mass
    • Alumina Ramming Mass
    • Others
  • By Function
    • Patching
    • Lining
    • Repairing
    • Others
  • By Application
    • Electric Arc Furnace
    • Foundries
    • Blast Furnace
    • Non-Steel
    • Others
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • United States
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • United Kingdom
      • Germany
      • France
      • Italy
      • Spain  
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • Japan
      • China
      • India
      • South Korea
      • Taiwan
      • Thailand
      • Indonesia
      • Others


1.1. Market Overview

1.2. Market Definition

1.3. Scope of the Study

1.4. Market Segmentation

1.5. Currency

1.6. Assumptions

1.7. Base, and Forecast Years Timeline


2.1. Research Process

2.2. Research Data


3.1. Key Findings


4.1. Market Drivers

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Porter’s Five Forces Analysis

4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers

4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers

4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants

4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes

4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry

4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis


5.1. Introduction 

5.2. Magnesia Based Ramming Mass

5.3. Silica Ramming Mass

5.4. Alumina Ramming Mass

5.5. Others


6.1. Introduction

6.2. Patching

6.3. Lining

6.4. Repairing

6.5. Others


7.1. Introduction

7.2. Electric Arc Furnace

7.3. Foundries

7.4. Blast Furnace

7.5. Non-Steel

7.6. Others


8.1. Introduction

8.2. North America

8.2.1. United States

8.2.2. Canada

8.2.3. Mexico

8.3. South America

8.3.1. Brazil

8.3.2. Argentina

8.3.3. Others

8.4. Europe

8.4.1. United Kingdom

8.4.2. Germany

8.4.3. France

8.4.4. Italy

8.4.5. Spain

8.4.6. Others

8.5. Middle East and Africa

8.5.1. Saudi Arabia

8.5.2. UAE

8.5.3. Others

8.6. Asia Pacific

8.6.1. Japan

8.6.2. China

8.6.3. India

8.6.4. South Korea

8.6.5. Taiwan

8.6.6. Thailand

8.6.7. Indonesia

8.6.8. Others


9.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

9.2. Market Share Analysis

9.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations


10.1. Saint-Gobain

10.2. Shenghe Refractories

10.3. Dense Refractories Co Ltd  

10.4. RHI Magnesita N.V.

10.5. Vishva Vishal Refractory Limited

10.6. Karma Associates

10.7. Arora Refractories

10.8. Shree B.S. Mining Co.

10.9. City Cat International Ltd.



Shenghe Refractories

Dense Refractories Co Ltd  

RHI Magnesita N.V.

Vishva Vishal Refractory Limited

Karma Associates

Arora Refractories

Shree B.S. Mining Co.

City Cat International Ltd.