(PRWEB) July 15, 2012
The concrete admixtures are the chemical formulations added in particular quantity to cement or concrete to meet the functional, aesthetic, and design requirement of civil structures. The concrete admixtures/additives are nowadays widely used in the construction of residential, industrial, commercial, and infrastructure projects. The benefits derived from the use of admixtures include improved durability, strength, chemical resistance, color, reduction in water and cement requirement, and enhanced working properties of concrete. The two types of admixtures are mineral and chemical. Mineral admixtures include fly ash, silica slag, and rice husk ash while chemical admixtures include super plasticizers, normal plasticizers, accelerating agents, retarding agents, air entraining agents, waterproofing, and others such as corrosion inhibitors and coloring agents. The concrete admixtures and additives Market research report covers qualitative aspect of mineral admixtures and detailed volume (kilo tons) and value ($ Million) forecasts of chemical admixtures by types, geography, and applications.
The geographic segments include Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, Europe, North America, and South America. The application segments include residential, commercial, industrial, and infrastructure. The concrete admixtures market is derived by studying cement consumption trends, its use for manufacturing concrete, and average usage of these admixtures by weight for various grades of concrete across these aforesaid geography and application segments. The price trends of these chemicals have been analyzed from annual reports of major players.
Some of the drivers identified for concrete admixtures are improving quality of construction in developing economies, increasing demand for buildings, roads, bridges, tunnels, and water retention structures, reduction in water usage, and construction time. The growth in concrete additives market is resisted by increasing prices and lack of awareness about admixtures in unorganized sector of construction developers. The opportunities are cited in growing residential requirements and Middle East & Africa and high growing economies in Asia-Pacific region. Repair and maintenance applications will also provide opportunities, supported by favorable growth in residential improvement and repair spending, as well as the gradual aging of the housing stock and the fact many homeowners enjoy remodeling older homes.
The major players profiled in the report are Axim Italcementi Group (Italy), Ashland Inc. (U.S.), BASF (Germany), Cico Technologies Ltd. (India), The Dow Chemical Company (U.S.), Euclid Chemical (U.S.), Fosroc (U.A.E), Sika AG (Switzerland), LanYa Concrete Admixtures Co.,Ltd (China), and W.R. Grace & Co. (U.S.).
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