The Future of Ferrous Slag to 2025

The Future of Ferrous Slag to 2025 provides statistics for the size of the global ferrous slag market segmented by technology, end-use and region. The report analyses the impact of economic trends, process and production technologies and regulatory issues to identify key drivers of regional and global markets for the period 2015–2025.

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Product type: Market report
Date of publication: 01 Jun 2015
Product format: Digital Copy, Hard Copy
Number of pages: 134
Number of tables: 37
Number of figures: 25
Forecast range: 2015-2025

Key Findings:

  • The ferrous slag market in 2014 was worth an estimated $30 billion. It is forecast to grow to $36 billion by 2025, which represents an average annual growth rate of 1.6%.
  • The steel industry is continually developing ways to reduce its environmental impact. Thanks to exciting advances in processing, this by-product of the steel industry is increasingly valued for making positive contributions to the reduction of pollution and a decrease in the emission of greenhouse gases.
  • Impact of economic trends, process and production technologies and regulatory issues to identify key drivers of regional and global markets for the period 2015–2025.

Description

OUR EXCLUSIVES:

  • Market sizes and ten-year forecasts by process technology, end-use and region
  • Comprehensive analysis of market development factors and economic influences
  • The key regulatory issues and their expected impact on the industry
  • Over 80 tables and figures providing market sizes and growth rates for ferrous slag

METHODOLOGY

The Future of Ferrous Slag to 2025 is based on extensive primary and secondary research gathered from multiple resources. Primary research consisted of interviews with industry experts across the supply chain, including representatives from leading companies in the field. Secondary research was based on analysis of data from international trade associations and statistics, including trends in raw materials, process and production technologies and iron and steel output forecasts from major producing countries.

WHAT WILL YOU DISCOVER?

  • Qualitative and quantitative forecasts by process technology, end-use and region
  • Expert analysis of market development factors and broad economic influences on the ferrous slag industry to identify key drivers of growth
  • Exclusive intelligence regarding the structure and strategies of leading industry players to help you understand the competitive environment
  • Understand the impact of regulatory developments favouring ferrous slag use

WHO SHOULD BUY THIS REPORT?

  • Ferrous slag end-use industries
  • Process equipment manufacturers
  • National and international environmental regulatory agencies and NGOs
  • National industrial policymaking bodies and advocates
  • Steel companies
  • Consultants and analysts

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE PRICE?

  • An electronic version of the report in PDF format. You may add a hardcopy version (mailed to you); see the order form for details
  • 10-year market forecasts
  • Analyses of key trends, strategic market forecasts and extensive tables and figures

Table of Contents

Executive summary

Introduction and Methodology

  • Objectives of the report
  • Methodology
  • Report scope
  • Geographical coverage

Types of slag

  • Steelmaking – alternative routes
  • Blast furnace slag
    •  Composition and forms
  • BOF steel slag
    •  Composition and forms
  • EAF steel slag
    •  Composition and forms
  • Other ironmaking processes
  • Slag recovered from old sources
  • Slag treatments
    •  Conventional
    •  New BF slag methods
    •  New steel slag treatments

Industry dynamics

  • Key user sectors
    •  Internal recycling
    •  Cement
    •  Road stone and ballast
    •  Aggregate for concrete
    •  Land reclamation and soil improvement
    •  Filter media
    •  Insulation
    •  Land fill
  • Supply considerations
    •  Determinants of steel developments
    •  Environmental impact of steelmaking
    •  Cycles of iron and steel production
    •  Locations of iron- and steelworks
    •  Possible limits to supply
    •  Economic influences – slag value and operating locations
    •  Economic influences – process costs (granulation and other)
    •  Pricing
  • Demand considerations
    •  Cement – performance of slag cements
    •  Aggregate – performance comparisons
    •  Other end use performance comparisons
  • Potential markets
  • Cost and price expectations

Regulatory issues – developments favouring slag use

  • EU regulatory systems
    •  The emissions trading system EU-ETS
    •  EU Waste Framework Directive
    •  EU REACH – control of chemical substances
    •  EU Construction Products Regulation
    •  EU standards and national standards
    •  EU standards for granulated slag and aggregates
    •  Building regulations and public procurement
    •  Landfill and quarrying – taxes and licensing
  • US
    • Industry and state codes
  • CIS
  • Japan
  • China
  • Other areas

Technology forecasts

  •  Trends in iron- and steelmaking
  •  Trends in processing BF slag – dry granulation
  •  Trends in processing steel slags
  •  Slag recycling
  •  Quality and chemical control
  •  New applications

Main industry players

  • Recovery, quarrying and cement companies
    •  Lafarge-Holcim
    •  Lehigh Cement/Hanson
    •  Ash Grove Cement
    •  St Mary’s Cement Inc
    •  Argos USA
    •  Harsco
    •  Tube City
    •  Edward C Levy
    •  Stein Inc
    •  Phoenix Services
  • US
    • Slag treatment by contractors
  • EU
    • Slag treatment by steelmakers
    • Others
  • Japan
    • Slag treatment by steelmakers
    • Others
  • China
    • Slag treatment by steelmakers
  • India
    • Slag treatment by steelmakers
    • Others

Slag supply trends – Iron & steel industry scenarios

  • Slag production
    •  Slag ratios by region/country
    •  Output by type and region
    •  Analysis by main countries
  • Projections of world iron and steel output to 2025
    •  Alternative assumptions for iron- and steelmaking
    •  Implied slag rates
    •  Alternative market projections
    •  Slag forecast ranges

Trade in slags and aggregates

  •  Main flows
  •  Trends

Market forecasts to 2025

  • The issues facing the market for slags
  • Forecasts:
    • North America
    • Other Americas
    • EU and other Europe
    • CIS
    • Japan and other eastern Asia
    • China
    • India
  • Summary of forecasts – by slag type

Tables and Figures

  • Composition of slags
  • Comparisons of slag properties and alternatives
  • GGBFS and OPC production
  • Vitrification results: alternative measures
  • Slag yields compared BF
  • Slag yields compared BOF
  • Slag yields compared EAF
  • Slag production shares by process Europe
  • Slag production tonnages – Germany
  • Slag production tonnages – France
  • Slag production tonnages – Japan
  • Slag trade – tonnages and value – leading importers
  • Slag trade – tonnages and value – leading exporters
  • Uses of ferrous slag US
  • Uses of ferrous slag EU
  • Uses of ferrous slag Germany
  • Uses of ferrous slag France
  • Uses of ferrous slag Japan
  • Uses of ferrous slag Russia
  • Forecast world steel output by process route 2015–2025 Regional (million tonnes)
  • Forecast world steel output by process route 2015–2025 Leading producers (million tonnes)
  • Implied ranges of slag production 2015–2025 Regional (million tonnes)
  • Sensitivity of results to steel output projections
  • Implied ranges of slag production 2015–2025 Leading producers (million tonnes)
  • Markets for slag in the US 2010–2025 (million tonnes)
  • Markets for slag in Europe 2010–2025 (million tonnes)
  • Markets for slag in Germany 2010–2025 (million tonnes)
  • Markets for slag in France 2010–2025 (million tonnes)
  • Markets for slag the CIS 2010– 2025 (million tonnes)
  • Markets for slag in Japan 2010– 2025 (million tonnes)
  • Markets for slag in China 2010– 2025 (million tonnes)
  • World markets, regional summary 2010–2025 (million tonnes)
  • Estimates of future slag market values 2010–2025 ($ million)
  • Alternative market projections 2010–2025
  • Implied market values 2010– 2025 ($ million)
  • Steelmaking – regional breakdown BF-BOF and EAF (Million annual tonnes)
  • Composition of slags
  • Comparisons of properties of slags and alternatives: aggregates; cement; limestone
  • Granulated BF slag production and OPC production
  • Trends and likely impact of technology changes
  • New slag treatment results
  • Slag treatment contractors in the US: BF-BOF slag, EAF slag
  •  Slag industry associations:
  • US
  • EU
  • Japan
  • Others
  •  Developments in slag treatment in China
  • Slag yields compared: BF
  • Slag yields compared: BOF
  • Slag yields compared: EAF
  • Estimates of average slag yields by route/country
  • Slag production Europe (2010–2014 million tonnes)
  • Slag production Germany (2010–2014 million tonnes)
  • Slag production France (2010–2014 million tonnes)
  • Slag production Japan (2010–2014 million tonnes)
  • International trade in slag and aggregates: imports (million tonnes)
  • International trade in slag and aggregates: exports (million tonnes)
  • Leading countries in slag and aggregate trades: imports – tonnage and value
  • International trade in slag and aggregates: exports – tonnage and value
  • International trade in slag and aggregates: imports – tonnage and value
  • International trade in slag and aggregates: exports – tonnage and value
  • Uses of ferrous slag: Europe
  • Uses of ferrous slag: Germany
  • Uses of ferrous slag: France
  • Uses of ferrous slag: Japan
  • Uses of ferrous slag: Russia
  • Prospective structure of Chinese steel capacity (million tonnes)
  • Alternative forecasts of world steel output by process route
  • Regional summaries (million tonnes)
  • Alternative forecasts of world steel output by process route
  • Leading countries (million tonnes)
  • Forecast rates of slag yields by route and country
  • Implied ranges of slag production by route, region and slag type (million tonnes)
  • Implied ranges of slag production in leading steelmaking countries by route, region and slag type (million tonnes)
  • Markets for slag in the US 2010–2025 ($ million)
  • Markets for slag in Europe 2010–2025 ($ million)
  • Markets for slag in Germany 2010–2025 ($ million)
  • Markets for slag in France 2010–2025 ($ million)
  • Markets for slag in Japan 2010–2025 ($ million)
  • Markets for slag by type and use 2010–2025 ($ million)
  • Estimates of value ranges of markets fo