DALLAS, October 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Global and China Germanium Industry Report and Global and China Zirconium Industry Report with forecasts for the period 2013-2016 are now available in the Chemicals category of the online market research and intelligence library of MarketReportsOnline.com.
According to Global and China Germanium Industry Report, 2013-2016, Germanium is a typical rare and dispersed element, associating with lignite, lead-zinc deposit and copper ore. Global proven recoverable deposits of germanium amount to 8,600 metal metric tons (MMT), which are mainly distributed in United States, China and Canada, with the first two accounting for 45.1% and 40.9% of the world's recoverable germanium reserves, respectively.
In spite of abundant germanium reserves, America's germanium output makes up only 2.6% of the world's total, due to limited exploitation. By contrast, China, because of its massive exploitation, has become one of large germanium producing countries, with output hitting 87 tonnes in 2013, up 8.8% from a year earlier, accounting for 57.6% of global total output.
In order to protect germanium resources, China has taken multiple measures in recent years, including purchase and storage of germanium by the country and increase in tariffs, which resulted in significant decline in export of germanium and products thereof, falling by 21.8% year on year to about 25.8 tonnes in 2013, according to data from China Customs.
Currently, most of China's germanium and its products are exported to United States, Germany and Japan, of which America is the largest export market for China's germanium, making up 62.7% of China's total exports in 2013.
In recent years, germanium price has been on the rise, thus promoting steady development of germanium industry. Combined with bright prospects for downstream application, germanium producers have increased their investments. For example, Yunnan Lincang Xinyuan Germanium Industry Co., Ltd. works on extending industry chain, and Yunnan Chihong Zinc and Germanium Co., Ltd. and China Germanium Co., Ltd. primarily expand production capacity. Order a copy of the 2014 germanium industry report on global and China markets at http://www.marketreportsonline.com/contacts/purchase.php?name=342334 .
Yunnan Lincang Xinyuan Germanium Industrial Co., Ltd.: Actively extend to downstream application of germanium. In April 2013, the company's production line of 30 t/a germanic chloride for optical fiber was put into operation. In addition, the company's infrared night-vision viewer (mainly applied in automobile and military sectors) is under development.
Yunnan Chihong Zinc and Germanium Co., Ltd.: The company plans to expand its germanium products capacity to 40 tonnes by 2015. High-end applications, such as 9-12N germanic chloride for optical fiber, infrared optical Ge lens and monocrystalline germanium slice for solar cell, will be the focus of the company to invest and develop.
China Germanium Co., Ltd.: In December 2013, the company launched 400,000 monocrystalline germanium slices for energy saving and environment-friendly efficient and multi-junction solar cell substrate project. Once put into operation, the project can produce 300,000 pieces of 4-inch wafer, and 100,000 pieces of 6-inch wafer.
The Global and China Zirconium Industry Report, 2013-2016 market research says Zirconium resources are highly concentrated across the globe. A overwhelming majority of zirconium ore reserves are in the hands of Austrilia and South Africa which made up 80.96% of the global total in 2013. In 2013, the gross reserves of zirconium ore resources in China hit 500,000 tons, standing at less than 1% of the world's total, largely spreading in Southeasten coastal regions like Hainan, Guangdong and Guangxi as well as Southwesten regions such as Sichuan and Yunnan. In recent years, China has made continuous efforts in launching uhligite exploitation projects in overseas countries such as Mozambique and Indonesia progressively.
Zirconium is widely applied in such fields as ceramics, chemicals, casting and CRT TV kinescope glass. In 2013, the demand for zirconium for ceramics use accounted for 54%, while the demand for chemicals and casting use made up 28% all together. Zirconium chemicals find wide application in chemical engineering, textile, papermaking, cosmetics and electronics industries. China, as a manufacturing hub in the world, is fueld by the robust development of aforementioned sectors.
China boasts the world's largest processing base of primary zirconium. In 2013, 90% zirconium oxychloride and zirconium silicate in the world were produced and processed in China, of which, above 85% were exported to the United States, Japan and Europe for the production of ceramics, zirconium dioxide products and nuclear-grade zirconium sponge.
There are a host of zirconium products enterprises in China, with the most competitive including Guangdong Orient Zirconic Ind Sci & Tech Co., Ltd.,Asia Zirconium Limited, Zhejiang Shenghua Biok Biology, JIANGXI KINGAN HI-TECH.CO, LTD.
In 2013, the total zirconium product capacity of Guangdong Orient Zirconic Ind Sci & Tech Co., Ltd., surpassed 70,000 tons, involving 18,000 tons of zirconium silicate, 35,000 tons of zirconium oxychloride, and 7,000 tons of zirconium dioxide. And the annual output value of Zirconia structural ceramics outnumbered RMB100 million. All this made the company become one among the industrial players with strongest core competitiveness. In the same year, Zhejiang Zr-Valley Science & Technology Co Ltd, a holding subsidary under Zhejiang Shenghua Biok Biology, realized the capaicty of 30,000 tons-plus zirconium series products, of which, 90% were marketed in the overseas market. Order a copy of this 2014 zirconium industry report for global and China markets at http://www.marketreportsonline.com/contacts/purchase.php?name=323170 .
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