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Cement & Concrete Additives

Cement & Concrete Additives

Growth in the US cement and concrete additives market will total 7.0% annually through 2020, reaching $4.0 billion. Advances will be driven by rising levels of building construction activity, which will 

This report segments the cement and concrete additives industry by product and market. Chemical additives are also segmented by raw material. Cement and concrete additive data are provided in dollars with selected data also provided in pounds or tons. Additionally, the study segments concrete demand by customer and market, and cement demand by customer, market, and region. Data for cement and concrete are provided in tons.

Cement and concrete additives include:
Chemical Additives -- Air Entrainers; Coloring Agents; Water Reducers; Superplasticizers; Set Accelerators; Set Retarders
Mineral Additives -- Fly Ash; Gypsum; Slag Cement (GGBFS); Silica Fume
Fiber Additives -- Steel Fiber; Synthetic Fiber; Other Fibers

Chemical additives will remain the largest of these through 2020, accounting for 49% of the market.  Fastest growth will be for fiber additives due to growing awareness of their potential performance benefits.

Raw materials used in the production of chemical additives include:
Surfactants & Dispersants -- Lignosulfonates; Other
Iron Oxide
Calcium Chloride

Surfactants and dispersants are the largest category of raw materials used in chemical additives. High value, advanced products in this category, such as polycarboxylates, will experience the strongest gains.

Major markets for cement and concrete additives are:
Building Construction -- Residential; Nonresidential
Highway & Street Construction
Other Markets

Building construction was the leading outlet in 2015, accounting for 50% of demand.  The most rapid gains through 2020 are forecast for the residential construction market, fueled by a surge in single family housing starts.

To a large extent, producers of chemical, mineral, and fiber additives are distinct from one another. They include chemical and construction product manufacturers, cement manufacturers, and companies specializing in fiber additive production. Sales figures are provided for significant producers, such as BASF, Boral, Buzzi Unicem, GCP Applied Technologies (formerly Grace Construction Products, a division of Grace), Headwaters, LafargeHolcim, Propex, Euclid Chemical, and Sika.


  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table CEMENT & CONCRETE ADDITIVE DEMAND
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • Macroeconomic Outlook
      • Table MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS
    • Construction Expenditures
      • Table CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES
      • Building Construction Expenditures
        • Table BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES
        • Table RESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES
        • Table NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES
      • Nonbuilding Construction Expenditures
        • Table NONBUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES
        • Table HIGHWAY & STREET EXPENDITURES
        • Table OTHER NONBUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES
      • Regional Construction Overview
        • Table CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION
  • CEMENT & CONCRETE OVERVIEW
    • General
    • Cement Outlook
      • Table CEMENT SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Production
      • Demand by Customer
        • Table CEMENT DEMAND BY CUSTOMER
        • Table CHART III-1 CEMENT DEMAND BY CUSTOMER, 2015
      • Demand by Market
        • Table CEMENT DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Demand by Region
        • Table CEMENT DEMAND BY REGION
        • Table CHART III-2 CEMENT DEMAND BY REGION, 2005-2025
    • Concrete Outlook
      • Table CONCRETE DEMAND BY CUSTOMER & MARKET
    • Technology
  • ADDITIVES OVERVIEW
    • Demand by Product
      • Table CEMENT & CONCRETE ADDITIVE DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Table CHART IV-1 CEMENT & CONCRETE ADDITIVE DEMAND BY PRODUCT, 2015
    • Historical Market Trends
      • Table CEMENT & CONCRETE ADDITIVE MARKET, 2005-2015
      • Table CHART IV-2 CEMENT & CONCRETE ADDITIVE MARKET, 2005-2015
    • Pricing & Product Mix
      • Table CEMENT & CONCRETE ADDITIVE PRICES
    • International Outlook
    • Foreign Trade
    • Regulatory & Environmental Issues
  • CHEMICAL ADDITIVES
    • General
      • Table CHEMICAL ADDITIVE DEMAND BY MARKET & TYPE
      • Table CHART V-1 CHEMICAL ADDITIVE DEMAND BY TYPE, 2015
    • Water Reducers
      • Table SELECTED WATER REDUCING ADDITIVES
      • Table WATER REDUCER DEMAND
      • Standard & Mid-Range
        • Table STANDARD & MID-RANGE WATER REDUCER DEMAND
      • Superplasticizers
        • Table SUPERPLASTICIZER DEMAND
    • Set Controllers
      • Table SET CONTROLLER DEMAND
      • Set Accelerators
        • Table SET ACCELERATOR DEMAND
      • Set Retarders
        • Table SET RETARDER DEMAND
    • Coloring Agents
      • Table COLORING AGENT DEMAND
    • Air Entrainers
      • Table AIR ENTRAINER DEMAND
    • Other Chemical Additives
      • Table OTHER CHEMICAL ADDITIVES DEMAND
      • Air Detrainers
      • Alkali-Silica Reaction Controllers
      • Anti-Washout Agents
      • Corrosion Inhibitors
      • Shrinkage Reducing Additives
      • Viscosity Modifiers
      • Waterproofing Agents
      • All Other
    • Chemical Additives by Material
      • Table CHEMICAL ADDITIVE DEMAND BY MATERIAL
      • Surfactants & Dispersants
      • Iron Oxide
      • Calcium Chloride
      • Other Materials
    • Producers & Market Share
      • Table CHART V-2 CHEMICAL ADDITIVE MARKET SHARE, 2015
  • MINERAL ADDITIVES
    • General
      • Table MINERAL ADDITIVE DEMAND BY MARKET & TYPE
      • Table CHART VI-1 MINERAL ADDITIVE DEMAND BY TYPE, 2015
    • Fly Ash
      • Table FLY ASH DEMAND
    • Slag Cement
      • Table SLAG CEMENT DEMAND
    • Gypsum
      • Table GYPSUM DEMAND
    • Silica Fume
      • Table SILICA FUME DEMAND
    • Other Mineral Additives
      • Table OTHER MINERAL ADDITIVES DEMAND
    • Producers & Market Share
      • Table CHART VI-2 MINERAL ADDITIVE MARKET SHARE, 2015
  • FIBER ADDITIVES
    • General
      • Table FIBER ADDITIVE DEMAND BY MARKET & TYPE
      • Table CHART VII-1 FIBER ADDITIVE DEMAND BY TYPE, 2015
    • Steel Fiber
      • Table STEEL FIBER DEMAND
    • Synthetic Fiber
      • Table SYNTHETIC FIBER DEMAND
    • Other Fibers
      • Table OTHER FIBER ADDITIVES DEMAND
    • Producers & Market Share
      • Table CHART VII-2 FIBER ADDITIVE MARKET SHARE, 2015
  • MARKETS
    • General
      • Table CEMENT & CONCRETE ADDITIVE DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Table CHART VIII-1 CEMENT & CONCRETE ADDITIVE DEMAND BY MARKET, 2015
    • Building Construction
      • Table BUILDING CONSTRUCTION MARKET FOR CEMENT & CONCRETE ADDITIVES
      • Nonresidential Building Construction
        • Table NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING MARKET FOR CEMENT & CONCRETE ADDITIVES
      • Residential Building Construction
        • Table RESIDENTIAL BUILDING MARKET FOR CEMENT & CONCRETE ADDITIVES
    • Highways & Streets
      • Table HIGHWAY & STREET MARKET FOR CEMENT & CONCRETE ADDITIVES
    • Other Markets
      • Table OTHER MARKETS FOR CEMENT & CONCRETE ADDITIVES
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
      • Table US CEMENT & CONCRETE ADDITIVE SALES BY COMPANY, 2015
      • Table CHART IX-1 CEMENT & CONCRETE ADDITIVE INDUSTRY FLOWCHART
    • Market Share
      • Table CHART IX-2 CEMENT & CONCRETE ADDITIVE MARKET SHARE, 2015
    • Industry Restructuring
      • Table SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES
    • Competitive Strategies
      • Product Differentiation
      • Market Focus
      • Low-Cost Leadership
      • Cooperative Agreements
        • Table SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS
    • Research & Development
    • Marketing
    • Distribution
    • Participating Companies

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