Concrete Superplasticizer Market
Concrete Superplasticizer Market can be differentiated by Types like (SNF, SMF, MLS & PC), Application (Ready-Mix, Precast, Self-Compacting, High Performance, Shotcrete & Others), Forms (Liquid & Powder) & Geography – Regional Trends & Forecast to 2018. These individual superplasticizers have application specific demands which are distinguished by placement, cost and efficiency.
Naphthalene superplasticizers are more useful in ready-mix concrete applications to bridges, construct buildings, etc. The latest are the Polycarboxylic acids, an expensive superplasticizer particularly used in high-end constructions such as government infrastructure, airports, etc. The use of these superplasticizers increases their applications efficiency. For superplasticizers, ready-mix concrete is a major market.
Companies that offer Concrete Superplasticizer in the Market
There are numerous companies that offer superplasticizers and are actively involved for launching of the new products in the market through investment in R&D. Moreover, irrespective of the size of the company, all of the market participants are actively investing in the development of new products and even delivering them to the market.
Manufacturing companies are controlling the distribution networks of foremost companies by simply entering into some of the strategic supply other than distribution agreements. And this is the way companies could explore new markets and even enter the existing markets with exceedingly efficient products.
The superplasticizer market in 2012 had a consumption of 2,514 kilo tons. The highest consumption of share was held by Asia-Pacific (the largest consumer with major developments in India and China) and the Middle East & Africa (the second major consumer of superplasticizers globally) accounted for 72.7%. It is forecasted that Asia-Pacific will remain the major consumer by 2018, with high investments in construction due to growing demand and population.
From 2013 to 2018, the global market will grow at a CAGR of 5.9%, with the highest investment to be forecasted in Asia-Pacific. This is because of growing application market, availability of raw materials especially in China and low cost of production.
From 2013 to 2018, the Middle East & Africa are expected to have the highest growth of 6.9%. These two regions are expected to participate to lead the market by 2018, with advanced technological developments in superplasticizers for end-users.
By 2018, the North American and the European segments are likely to share together around 25.0% of the revenue growing at the rates of 6.1% and 5.6% respectively.
Some of the major companies that are actively involved in Concrete Superplasticizer
The companies that are major active players in the superplasticizers market are BASF SE (Germany), Air Products & Chemicals Inc. (U.S.), Sika AG (Switzerland), ARKEMA (France), Kao Corporation S.A. (Japan), MAPEI SPA (Italy), Grace Construction Products (U.S.) and The Euclid Chemical Company (U.S.). These are companies that showed the maximum strategy adoptions amid other players in the global superplasticizers market which accounted for 80.0% of the total market activities.
Other active players in the market development of superplasticizer are The Euclid Chemical Company and Air Products & Chemicals Inc. both of US.
With research and survey, it was seen that from the period of 2010 to 2013 an expansion was observed as a major growth strategy which is adopted by the superplasticizer companies and this accounted for a share of almost 45.5% overall. During the first half of 2011, SIKA AG of Switzerland almost acquired three admixture businesses of medium and small scale companies. Two other expansions were followed later by ARKEMA of France and BASF SE of Germany launched two products as well. Then there were other companies like Kao Corporation of Japan, W.R. Grace & Co. of US other than MAPEI SA of Italy who were the major participants in the development activities during this time.