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Polymer Concrete Market: Polyester Currently the Preferred Choice for Manufacturing Polymer Concrete Products: Global Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment, 2017-2027

Polymer Concrete Market: Polyester Currently the Preferred Choice for Manufacturing Polymer Concrete Products: Global Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment, 2017-2027

The global market for polymer concrete is estimated to be valued at US$ 322 Mn in the year 2017. By 2027, the market is expected to be valued at nearly US$ 692 Mn, registering a CAGR of 7.9% over the forecast period. The global polymer concrete market is expected to witness an incremental dollar opportunity of nearly US$ 370 Mn between 2017 and 2027, primarily driven by an increase in the requirement of materials with high durability, chemical resistance and corrosion resistance, both in industrial and municipal applications.

Superior characteristics of polymer concrete as compared to conventional concrete boosting the global market for polymer concrete

Polymer concrete products display higher compressive strength as well as impact strength as compared to other types of concrete products. This is due to the presence of a very low voids content in polymer concrete and due to the toughness of the polymer. Polymer concrete also displays a relatively higher resistance to freezing and thawing, as well as demonstrates high resistance to abrasion and chemical impact. In addition, polymer concrete displays superior resistance to corrosion, along with reduced permeability as compared to conventional concrete. All these characteristics of polymer concrete are widening its applications and boosting the global market.

Growing infrastructural activities in Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific excluding Japan and Latin America fuelling the polymer concrete market

The rapid rise in infrastructural activities on a worldwide scale has been driving the demand for specialised applications where polymer concrete could be used; for instance residential and commercial applications. To underscore this point, we can consider the example of Asia Pacific, where there has been a significant rise in demand for sewerage pipes. The increasing population has been necessitating the need for upgrade of sewerage systems to higher capacities, which is expected to drive the demand for polymer concrete products, which in turn would drive the global polymer concrete market in the near future. Also, the construction of new roads, dams, bridges and upgrade of sewerage systems in countries such as China and Latin American countries is expected to present an attractive opportunity for the growth of the polymer concrete market in these regions. In addition, in the Middle East, there has been a considerable use of polymer concrete in infrastructure building such as in the construction of buildings, solid surface countertops in home interiors, roadways, bridges, pipes, tunnel liners and in other civic infrastructure.

High cost of polymer concrete restraining market growth

Due to the relatively high cost of polymer concrete as compared with other materials, its end use has been restricted only for special needs. Also, end users prefer surface layer applications of polymer concrete over entire polymer concrete constructions due to the high costs associated with polymer concrete, and also due to the fact that the surface application servers the purpose of polymer concrete applications well. Also, specific types of plastics have been proving to be a cheaper alternative to polymer concrete. All these factors are restraining the market for polymer concrete across the globe.

Global Polymer Concrete Market Analysis by Material Type

Presently, polyester is the preferred choice for manufacturing polymer concrete products. The Polyester segment by material type is estimated to hold more than 25% of the global market share in 2017. This is primarily owing to the low cost benefit offered by polyester when compared to vinyl ester, epoxy and other resins. However, Future Market Insights estimates the Polyester material type segment to lose 90 BPS by the end of 2027. The Polyester segment is estimated to be valued at more than US$ 80 Mn by 2017 end and is projected to create an incremental $ opportunity of US$ 87.0 Mn between 2017 and 2027. The Others segment is expected to gain significant BPS due to ongoing research in the use of new and advanced ingredients such as Methyl Methacrylate, Polyurethane, and Urea Formaldehyde resin. However, the rate of adoption is expected to remain relatively low.

Rising industrial end uses of polymer concrete fuelling market growth

Polymer concrete is finding increasing industrial applications on account of improved properties such as rapid curing, ability to form complex shapes, and brilliant vibration damping properties. These advantages in applications across the industrial sphere are expected to drive the global polymer concrete market in the near future. For example, there has been an increase in industrial applications of polymer concrete such as in waste containers, pump bases, industrial flooring blocks, chemical containments and trench drains. In Europe, the energy and utilities, chemicals, metallurgy and pulp and paper industries have been extensively using polymer concrete in flooring applications as an effective means to resist chemical attack and prevent corrosive effect of chemicals.


1. Executive Summary
1.1. Overview
1.2. Quick Facts
1.3. Key Trends
1.4. Wheel of Fortune
2. Market Introduction
2.1. Market Definition
2.2. Market Taxonomy
2.3. Global Construction Material Market Overview
3. Global Polymer Concrete Analysis Scenario
3.1. Market Volume Analysis
3.1.1. Market Volume (Tons) & Y-o-Y Growth
3.2. Pricing Analysis
3.2.1. Price Projections Per Region
3.3. Market Value Analysis
3.3.1. Market Size (US$ Mn) & Y-o-Y Growth
3.3.2. Absolute $ Opportunity
3.4. Market Overview
3.4.1. Value Chain Analysis
3.4.2. Profitability Margins
3.4.3. List of Active Participants
3.4.4. Cost Tear Down Analysis
3.4.5. Manufacturing Process Overview
3.4.6. Polymer Concrete VS Conventional Concrete
4. Market Dynamics
4.1. Drivers
4.2. Restraints
4.3. Opportunity
4.4. Trends
4.5. Macro-economic & Forecast Factor Analysis
4.6. PEST Analysis
5. Global Polymer Concrete Market Analysis & Forecast By Material Type
5.1. Introduction
5.2. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis
5.3. Y-o-Y Growth Projection
5.4. Market Attractiveness Analysis
5.5. Market Value (US$ Mn) and Volume (Tons) Forecast By Material Type
5.5.1. Polyester
5.5.2. Vinyl Ester
5.5.3. Epoxy Based
5.5.4. Others
5.6. Prominent Trends
6. Global Polymer Concrete Market Analysis & Forecast By Binding Agent
6.1. Introduction
6.2. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis
6.3. Y-o-Y Growth Projection
6.4. Market Attractiveness Analysis
6.5. Market Value (US$ Mn) and Volume (Tons) Forecast By Binding Agent
6.5.1. Natural Resin
6.5.2. Synthetic Resin
6.6. Prominent Trends
7. Global Polymer Concrete Market Analysis & Forecast By Application
7.1. Introduction
7.2. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis
7.3. Y-o-Y Growth Projection
7.4. Market Attractiveness Analysis
7.5. Market Value (US$ Mn) and Volume (Tons) Forecast By Application
7.5.1. Solid Surface Countertops
7.5.2. Outdoor Seats & Benches
7.5.3. Waste Containers
7.5.4. Pump Bases
7.5.5. Flooring Blocks
7.5.6. Chemical Containments
7.5.7. Trench Drains
7.5.8. Others
7.6. Prominent Trends
8. Global Polymer Concrete Market Analysis & Forecast By End Use
8.1. Introduction
8.2. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis
8.3. Y-o-Y Growth Projection
8.4. Market Attractiveness Analysis
8.5. Market Value (US$ Mn) and Volume (Tons) Forecast By End Use
8.5.1. Industrial
8.5.1.1. Energy & Utilities
8.5.1.2. Pulp & Paper
8.5.1.3. Chemicals
8.5.1.4. Metallurgy
8.5.1.5. Food Processing
8.5.1.6. Automotive
8.5.1.7. Other Industrial
8.5.2. Residential & Municipal
8.5.2.1. Buildings
8.5.2.2. Roadways
8.5.2.3. Pipes & Tunnel Liners
8.5.2.4. Bridges
8.5.2.5. Other Civic Infrastructure
8.5.3. Commercial
8.5.3.1. Service Stations
8.5.3.2. Retail Spaces
8.5.3.3. Other Commercial Establishments
8.6. Prominent Trends
9. Global Polymer Concrete Market Analysis & Forecast By Region
9.1. Introduction
9.2. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis
9.3. Y-o-Y Growth Projection
9.4. Market Attractiveness Analysis
9.5. Market Value (US$ Mn) and Volume (Tons) Forecast By Region
9.5.1. North America
9.5.2. Latin America
9.5.3. Western Europe
9.5.4. Eastern Europe
9.5.5. APEJ
9.5.6. Japan
9.5.7. MEA
10. North America Polymer Concrete Analysis and Forecast
10.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By Country
10.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projection By Country
10.3. Absolute $ Opportunity By Country
10.4. Market Value (US$ Mn) and Volume (Tons) Forecast By Country
10.4.1. U.S.
10.4.2. Canada
10.5. Market Value (US$ Mn) and Volume (Tons) Forecast By Material Type
10.5.1. Polyester
10.5.2. Vinyl Ester
10.5.3. Epoxy Based
10.5.4. Others
10.6. Market Value (US$ Mn) and Volume (Tons) Forecast By Binding Agent
10.6.1. Natural Resin
10.6.2. Synthetic Resin
10.7. Market Value (US$ Mn) and Volume (Tons) Forecast By Application
10.7.1. Solid Surface Countertops
10.7.2. Outdoor Seats & Benches
10.7.3. Waste Containers
10.7.4. Pump Bases
10.7.5. Flooring Blocks
10.7.6. Chemical Containments
10.7.7. Trench Drains
10.7.8. Others
10.8. Market Value (US$ Mn) and Volume (Tons) Forecast By End Use
10.8.1. Industrial
10.8.1.1. Energy & Utilities
10.8.1.2. Pulp & Paper
10.8.1.3. Chemicals
10.8.1.4. Metallurgy
10.8.1.5. Food Processing
10.8.1.6. Automotive
10.8.1.7. Other Industrial
10.8.2. Residential & Municipal
10.8.2.1. Buildings
10.8.2.2. Roadways
10.8.2.3. Pipes & Tunnel Liners
10.8.2.4. Bridges
10.8.2.5. Other Civic Infrastructure
10.8.3. Commercial
10.8.3.1. Service Stations
10.8.3.2. Retail Spaces
10.8.3.3. Other Commercial Establishments
10.9. Market Attractiveness
10.9.1. By Country
10.9.2. Material Type
10.9.3. Binding Agent
10.9.4. Application
10.9.5. End Use
11. Latin America Polymer Concrete Analysis and Forecast
11.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By Country
11.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projection By Country
11.3. Absolute $ Opportunity By Country
11.4. Market Value (US$ Mn) and Volume (Tons) Forecast By Country
11.4.1. Brazil
11.4.2. Mexico
11.4.3. Rest of Latin America
11.5. Market Value (US$ Mn) and Volume (Tons) Forecast By Material Type
11.5.1. Polyester
11.5.2. Vinyl Ester
11.5.3. Epoxy Based
11.5.4. Others
11.6. Market Value (US$ Mn) and Volume (Tons) Foreca

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