Calcium silicate is the chemical compound Ca2SiO4, also known as calcium or the silicate and sometimes formulated 2CaO.SiO2. It is one of a group of compounds obtained by reacting calcium oxide and silica in various ratios e.g. 3CaO.SiO2, Ca3SiO5,2CaO.SiO2, Ca2.SiO4; 3CaO2.SiO2, Ca3Si2O7 and CaO.SiO2, CaSiO3. Calcium silicate is a white free-flowing powder derived from limestone and diatomaceous earth. It has a low bulk density and high physical water absorption.
Calcium silicate board is an asbestos-free thermal insulation product that can withstand continuous high operating temperatures. It is a lightweight, low thermal conductive, high strength, easy to install, reliable and durable product. Industrial grade piping and equipment insulation is often fabricated from calcium silicate. It is a white free-flowing powder obtained by reacting calcium oxide and silica. Calcium Silicate Board is manufactured from a mixture of portland cement, fine silica, special cellulose fibers and selected fillers to impart durability, toughness, fire and moisture resistance.
Active calcium silicate market size from fire protection applications should generate over USD 135 million in sales through to 2024. It is used in blast furnace, building walls, oil refinery, and electric arc furnace in blocks and boards forms. Growing high temperature insulation application scope in steel, glass and petrochemical industries should boost product demand.
Ceramic applications of active calcium silicate market may witness gains at over 3.5%, with tiles, false ceilings, plaster of Paris, and roof manufacturing being key uses. Frequent and widespread use plaster of Paris and false ceiling in construction projects will stimulate product penetration. Global Active Calcium Silicate Market generated over USD 100 million for 2015, with consumption slated to exceed 119 kilo tons by 2024. U.S. active calcium silicate market size, by application, 2013-2024 (USD Million) Positive indicator in construction spending along with increasing acoustic insulation and passive fire protection (PFP) demand across construction & residential projects should drive active calcium silicate market size growth.