Cristobalite Market size is expected to be valued at USD 39.2 million in 2022 and is poised to grow at a significant CAGR of 4.4% over 2022–2028. Cristobalite is a mineral polymorph of silica that is formed at very high temperatures above 1470 degrees but can crystalize and persist metastability at lower temperatures. It has the same chemical formula as that of quartz but has a different crystal structure. It is used in dentistry as a component of alginate impression materials in dentistry for making teeth models. Stone varieties in color and pattern of cristobalite became more popular because of their enhanced appearance, transparency, and high durability. The global cristobalite market report analyses that it is growing at a significant rate due to the rising scope of its various application in the woodworking industry. The rapidly growing construction industry and the demand for cristobalite in paint and coating applications are the major drivers in the global cristobalite market. However, Low-cost quartz and other polymorphs having similar composition and properties can be used as a substitute for cristobalite. It is the major restrain of the global market. Also, exposure to high concentrations of silicon minerals can have long-lasting chronic health impacts and this remains a challenge for the global cristobalite market. Irrespective of all the restraints, the rapidly expanding manufacturing capacity, coupled with innovation, and the booming construction industry are anticipated to maintain the growth of the cristobalite market in the forecasted periods. The growth of the cristobalite market is attributed to the increase in demand for silica in various applications, especially in fiberglass and glass & clay production. Based on region, Asia specific is leading the global market and is expected to maintain the growth rate in upcoming years.
Recent Market Developments:
In Feb 2022, U.S. Silica Holdings announced that a portion of its industrial and specialty products business will increase prices for most of its non-contracted whole grain and ground cristobalite products.