Global Concrete Canvas Market
Concrete canvas is the latest innovation in the concrete and cement market and is being used increasingly in the mining, civil infrastructure and petrochemicals market sectors.
Although the concept was created 10 years ago by engineers, Peter Brewin and Will Crawford whilst they were students at the Royal College of Art in London, Concrete Canvas is only now beginning to see mainstream use. The product is a fabric that is embedded with a specially-formulated concrete that hardens with exposure to water to form a waterproof and fireproof shelter. The engineers’ original idea for the use of this material was to quickly construct buildings in emergency situations, to quickly drop and assemble in disaster zones and areas of military conflict. Sold in large roles, the fabric can be manipulated into shape on the ground, on slopes and on existing concrete. Once water is applied to the shape, the structure is ready to use within 24 hours.
Concrete canvas (CC) is a unique proprietary material. It has a very wide range of applications throughout the building & civil engineering industry. Concrete canvas is a flexible cement impregnated fabric that hardens when hydrated to form a thin, durable, water & fireproof concrete layer. CC allows concrete construction without the need for plant or mixing equipment. Simply position the canvas & just add water. CC has a design life of above ten years and is significantly quicker and less expensive to install compared to conventional concrete. It is specially used, where the workmanship is very difficult. It is specially used in emergency works such as in the military.
CC consists of a 3-dimensional fiber matrix containing a specially formulated dry concrete mix. A PVC backing on one surface of the canvas ensures the material is completely waterproof, while hydrophilic fibers (Polyethylene and Polypropylene yarns) on the opposite surface aid hydration by drawing water into the mixture. The material can be hydrated either by spraying or by being fully immersed in water. It can be easily nailed, stapled through or coated with an adhesive for easy attachment to other surfaces. Once set, the fibers reinforce the concrete, preventing crack propagation & providing a safe plastic failure mode. Network Rail is now a major customer.
The Asia-Pacific region was the largest regional concrete and cement market in 2015, accounting for more than 50% of the global share, largely due to the urbanization and infrastructure redevelopment in growing economies including China, India, Japan and Indonesia. Indonesia is forecast to be the fastest-growing single nation in the concrete and cement market since the government launched their master plan for the acceleration and expansion of Indonesia's economic development, aiming to make the country a developed nation by the year 2025.
Although the global concrete and cement market growth slowed during the economic crisis as construction and subsequent demand for cement and concrete declined, the market has shown signs of improvement and is expected to record a 6% CAGR for the period 2015 - 2018. Products like concrete canvas are set to drive the market forward, offering quick and cost-effective construction solutions.
Compared to traditional concrete solutions, CC is faster, easier and, more cost effective to install and has the additional benefit of reducing the environmental impact of concreting works by up to 95%. Concrete canvas can be installed ten times faster than other methods of laying a thin layer of concrete. Because it can be supplied at around a tenth of the 100 to 150 mm thickness achieved with poured, pre-cast and sprayed concrete, it can also offer impressive savings on materials and consequent CO₂ emissions.
The study, besides estimating the concrete canvas market potential between 2016 and 2021, analyzes on who can be the market leaders and what partnerships would help them to capture the market share. The report gives an overview of the dynamics of the market, by discussing various aspects such as drivers, restraints, Porter’s five forces, value-chain, customer acceptance and investment scenario.
The study in brief deals with the product life cycle, comparing it to the relevant products from across industries that had already been commercialized. It approximates the time for innovation, in order for the industry to maintain a stable growth over a sustained period. The report also details the potential for various applications, discussing the recent product innovations and gives an overview on potential regional market shares.
Key Deliverables in the Study
Market analysis for the global concrete canvas market, with region-specific assessments and competition analysis on a global and regional scale.
Market definition along with the identification of key drivers and restraints.
Identification of factors instrumental in changing the market scenario, rising prospective opportunities, and identification of key companies that can influence this market on a global and regional scale.
Extensively researched competitive landscape section with profiles of major companies along with their market share.
Identification and analysis of the macro and micro factors that affect the global concrete canvas market on both global and regional scale.
A comprehensive list of key market players along with the analysis of their current strategic interests and key financial information.
A wide-ranging knowledge and insights about the major players in this industry and the key strategies adopted by them to sustain and grow in the studied market.
Insights into the major countries/regions where this industry is growing and also identify the regions that are still untapped.