Concrete Admixtures Market

Date: 2016-05

Admixtures are ingredients which are assorted with the concrete immediately prior or at the time of mixing. Concrete admixtures are used to develop the structure of concrete for unique applications in construction field. They are also used to amend the properties of concrete to accomplish anticipated functionality; low water cement ratio, to improve setting time of concrete for long duration transportation of concrete.

The global concrete admixtures market has been segmented on the basis of product type, end- applications and geography. The dispersants market is classified into types such as chemical admixtures and mineral admixtures. The scope of this market has rapidly expanded into new applications mainly driven by advancements in concrete technologies coupled with awareness in the construction industry regarding the benefits of concrete admixtures’ usage.

The major reasons for using admixtures are to reduce the cost of concrete construction, to achieve certain properties in concrete more effectively than by other means, to maintain the quality of concrete during the stages of mixing, transporting, placing, and curing in adverse weather conditions, to overcome certain emergencies during concreting operations. Residential constructions & commercial constructions are the major end use industries of concrete admixtures.

Asia-pacific (APAC) is the leading market for concrete admixtures in 2015 followed by North America and Europe and is forecast to have highest growth in the next few years with increase in number of manufacturers & growing demand for admixtures to achieve certain properties of concrete. APAC accounts to XX% of the global market for concrete admixtures.

The key players in this market are:
W.R. Grace Company (U.S.)
BASF SE (Germany)
RPM International (U.S.)
The Dow Chemical Company (U.S.)
Sika A.G. (Germany).

Mounting Construction Projects in Developing Economies to Drive the Use of Concrete Admixtures

Concrete is one of the prime essential construction materials for all types of construction projects, and serve the essential requirements of civil structures such as strength and durability of the final structure. The construction industry is fragmented, with a handful of major companies involved in the construction activities across all segments, medium-sized companies specializing in niche activities and small and medium contractors who work on the subcontractor basis and carry out the work in the field.

The growth of concrete admixtures is mainly driven by the growing requirements for housing and infrastructure in developing economies. With the increasing manufacturing & service sectors and construction of related facilities in developing economies especially in India, China and Brazil. To obtain concrete with certain desired characteristics such as high compressive strength, high workability, and high performance and durability parameters to meet the requirement of complexity of modern structures concrete admixtures are added. As concrete admixtures are an important component in construction industry, increasing investment in expanding construction capacity would drive the demand for concrete admixtures.

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