US cement and concrete additive demand will grow 6.2 percent annually through 2010, driven by healthy construction spending and a shift toward higher-value formulations. Chemical additives--led by superplasticizing water reducers--will remain dominant while mineral additives (e.g., fly ash, blast furnace slag) will grow the fastest.
This study analyzes the $1.7 billion US cement and concrete additives industry. It presents historical demand data for 1995, 2000 and 2005 and forecasts to 2010 and 2015 by product type (e.g., surfactants and dispersants, inorganic chemicals, organic chemicals, fly ash, blast furnace slag, gypsum, silica fume, synthetic fibers, steel fibers), by function (e.g., water reducers, set controllers, coloring agents, air entrainers) and by market.
The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 42 leading competitors including Degussa, Grace Construction Products, Propex Fabrics, Holcim, and Lafarge.