Cement & Concrete Additives

Rising additive use fuels growth

Cement and concrete additive demand in the US will be energized by rising additive use per ton of concrete and continuing recovery in concrete demand following steep losses experienced during the housing market collapse and the Great Recession.

Most gains in additive demand will originate in the building construction market, fueled by growth in new housing starts and investments in nonresidential facilities. Rising use of technologically advanced forms of concrete that require high additive loadings and also a progression toward stronger, more durable concrete will promote growth and gradually shift the product mix toward high value additives.

Nonresidential market contributes most to additive gains

The nonresidential building construction market will be the largest contributor to overall gains in demand. On average, concrete used for nonresidential building construction contains twice the additives per volume as does concrete used for residential construction.

Supplementary cementitious materials (SCMs), particularly fly ash and slag cement, are continuing to gain favor in nonresidential building construction because of their ability to strengthen concrete and reduce its permeability, thereby rendering it less susceptible to such problems as corrosion. These materials are also increasingly ubiquitous in highway and street construction.

Architectural and decorative applications increase

The use of concrete for architectural and decorative purposes will continue to climb. Demand for specialty products used in these applications, such as coloring agents, white portland cement, white pozzolans, and glass fibers, will grow. The rising popularity of concrete flooring will support demand for fiber additives, particularly microfibers, which reduce shrinkage cracking and allow wider spacing of expansion joints. Industrial concrete flooring will provide growing demand for synthetic macrofiber and steel fiber, as these materials can replace steel mesh reinforcement while reducing labor costs. However, growth in the industrial market will be limited due to weakness in construction activity in that sector.

Study coverage

Cement & Concrete Additives presents historical demand data (2005, 2010, 2015) plus forecasts (2020, 2025) by type of additive (fiber, chemical, mineral) and market (nonresidential building, residential building, highway and street, other). The study also considers market environment factors, assesses the industry structure and evaluates company market share.

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  1. Cement & Concrete Additives

    $4,900.00

    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $253.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $307.00

      1. Table | CEMENT & CONCRETE ADDITIVE DEMAND

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $1,980.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 3.2 Macroeconomic Outlook

        $379.00

        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS

      3. 3.3 Construction Expenditures

        $1,542.00

        1. Table | CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES

        2. 3.3.1 Building Construction Expenditures

          $550.00

          1. Table | BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES

          2. Table | RESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES

          3. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES

        3. 3.3.2 Nonbuilding Construction Expenditures

          $579.00

          1. Table | NONBUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES

          2. Table | HIGHWAY & STREET EXPENDITURES

          3. Table | OTHER NONBUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES

        4. 3.3.3 Regional Construction Overview

          $228.00

          1. Table | CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION

    4. 4 CEMENT & CONCRETE OVERVIEW

      $1,524.00

      1. 4.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 4.2 Cement Outlook

        $988.00

        1. Table | CEMENT SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. 4.2.1 Production

          $197.00

        3. 4.2.2 Demand by Customer

          $204.00

          1. Table | CEMENT DEMAND BY CUSTOMER

          2. CHART III-1 CEMENT DEMAND BY CUSTOMER, 2015

        4. 4.2.3 Demand by Market

          $216.00

          1. Table | CEMENT DEMAND BY MARKET

        5. 4.2.4 Demand by Region

          $136.00

          1. Table | CEMENT DEMAND BY REGION

          2. CHART III-2 CEMENT DEMAND BY REGION, 2005-2025

      3. 4.3 Concrete Outlook

        $184.00

        1. Table | CONCRETE DEMAND BY CUSTOMER & MARKET

      4. 4.4 Technology

        $276.00

    5. 5 ADDITIVES OVERVIEW

      $1,193.00

      1. 5.1 Demand by Product

        $196.00

        1. Table | CEMENT & CONCRETE ADDITIVE DEMAND BY PRODUCT

        2. CHART IV-1 CEMENT & CONCRETE ADDITIVE DEMAND BY PRODUCT, 2015

      2. 5.2 Historical Market Trends

        $185.00

        1. Table | CEMENT & CONCRETE ADDITIVE MARKET, 2005-2015

        2. CHART IV-2 CEMENT & CONCRETE ADDITIVE MARKET, 2005-2015

      3. 5.3 Pricing & Product Mix

        $238.00

        1. Table | CEMENT & CONCRETE ADDITIVE PRICES

      4. 5.4 International Outlook

        $174.00

      5. 5.5 Foreign Trade

        $107.00

      6. 5.6 Regulatory & Environmental Issues

        $291.00

    6. 6 CHEMICAL ADDITIVES

      $2,919.00

      1. 6.1 General

        $232.00

        1. Table | CHEMICAL ADDITIVE DEMAND BY MARKET & TYPE

        2. CHART V-1 CHEMICAL ADDITIVE DEMAND BY TYPE, 2015

      2. 6.2 Water Reducers

        $571.00

        1. Table | SELECTED WATER REDUCING ADDITIVES

        2. Table | WATER REDUCER DEMAND

        3. 6.2.1 Standard & Mid-Range

          $193.00

          1. Table | STANDARD & MID-RANGE WATER REDUCER DEMAND

        4. 6.2.2 Superplasticizers

          $164.00

          1. Table | SUPERPLASTICIZER DEMAND

      3. 6.3 Set Controllers

        $449.00

        1. Table | SET CONTROLLER DEMAND

        2. 6.3.1 Set Accelerators

          $174.00

          1. Table | SET ACCELERATOR DEMAND

        3. 6.3.2 Set Retarders

          $175.00

          1. Table | SET RETARDER DEMAND

      4. 6.4 Coloring Agents

        $254.00

        1. Table | COLORING AGENT DEMAND

      5. 6.5 Air Entrainers

        $198.00

        1. Table | AIR ENTRAINER DEMAND

      6. 6.6 Other Chemical Additives

        $530.00

        1. Table | OTHER CHEMICAL ADDITIVES DEMAND

        2. 6.6.1 Air Detrainers

          $82.00

        3. 6.6.2 Alkali-Silica Reaction Controllers

          $82.00

        4. 6.6.3 Anti-Washout Agents

          $82.00

        5. 6.6.4 Corrosion Inhibitors

          $82.00

        6. 6.6.5 Shrinkage Reducing Additives

          $82.00

        7. 6.6.6 Viscosity Modifiers

          $82.00

        8. 6.6.7 Waterproofing Agents

          $82.00

        9. 6.6.8 All Other

          $82.00

      7. 6.7 Chemical Additives by Material

        $504.00

        1. Table | CHEMICAL ADDITIVE DEMAND BY MATERIAL

        2. 6.7.1 Surfactants & Dispersants

          $191.00

        3. 6.7.2 Iron Oxide

          $82.00

        4. 6.7.3 Calcium Chloride

          $82.00

        5. 6.7.4 Other Materials

          $82.00

      8. 6.8 Producers & Market Share

        $180.00

        1. CHART V-2 CHEMICAL ADDITIVE MARKET SHARE, 2015

    7. 7 MINERAL ADDITIVES

      $1,356.00

      1. 7.1 General

        $201.00

        1. Table | MINERAL ADDITIVE DEMAND BY MARKET & TYPE

        2. CHART VI-1 MINERAL ADDITIVE DEMAND BY TYPE, 2015

      2. 7.2 Fly Ash

        $337.00

        1. Table | FLY ASH DEMAND

      3. 7.3 Slag Cement

        $226.00

        1. Table | SLAG CEMENT DEMAND

      4. 7.4 Gypsum

        $111.00

        1. Table | GYPSUM DEMAND

      5. 7.5 Silica Fume

        $207.00

        1. Table | SILICA FUME DEMAND

      6. 7.6 Other Mineral Additives

        $179.00

        1. Table | OTHER MINERAL ADDITIVES DEMAND

      7. 7.7 Producers & Market Share

        $94.00

        1. CHART VI-2 MINERAL ADDITIVE MARKET SHARE, 2015

    8. 8 FIBER ADDITIVES

      $929.00

      1. 8.1 General

        $175.00

        1. Table | FIBER ADDITIVE DEMAND BY MARKET & TYPE

        2. CHART VII-1 FIBER ADDITIVE DEMAND BY TYPE, 2015

      2. 8.2 Steel Fiber

        $206.00

        1. Table | STEEL FIBER DEMAND

      3. 8.3 Synthetic Fiber

        $271.00

        1. Table | SYNTHETIC FIBER DEMAND

      4. 8.4 Other Fibers

        $167.00

        1. Table | OTHER FIBER ADDITIVES DEMAND

      5. 8.5 Producers & Market Share

        $108.00

        1. CHART VII-2 FIBER ADDITIVE MARKET SHARE, 2015

    9. 9 MARKETS

      $1,264.00

      1. 9.1 General

        $200.00

        1. Table | CEMENT & CONCRETE ADDITIVE DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. CHART VIII-1 CEMENT & CONCRETE ADDITIVE DEMAND BY MARKET, 2015

      2. 9.2 Building Construction

        $590.00

        1. Table | BUILDING CONSTRUCTION MARKET FOR CEMENT & CONCRETE ADDITIVES

        2. 9.2.1 Nonresidential Building Construction

          $250.00

          1. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING MARKET FOR CEMENT & CONCRETE ADDITIVES

        3. 9.2.2 Residential Building Construction

          $216.00

          1. Table | RESIDENTIAL BUILDING MARKET FOR CEMENT & CONCRETE ADDITIVES

      3. 9.3 Highways & Streets

        $304.00

        1. Table | HIGHWAY & STREET MARKET FOR CEMENT & CONCRETE ADDITIVES

      4. 9.4 Other Markets

        $169.00

        1. Table | OTHER MARKETS FOR CEMENT & CONCRETE ADDITIVES

    10. 10 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $2,011.00

      1. 10.1 General

        $253.00

        1. Table | US CEMENT & CONCRETE ADDITIVE SALES BY COMPANY, 2015

        2. CHART IX-1 CEMENT & CONCRETE ADDITIVE INDUSTRY FLOWCHART

      2. 10.2 Market Share

        $329.00

        1. CHART IX-2 CEMENT & CONCRETE ADDITIVE MARKET SHARE, 2015

      3. 10.3 Industry Restructuring

        $176.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      4. 10.4 Competitive Strategies

        $618.00

        1. 10.4.1 Product Differentiation

          $274.00

        2. 10.4.2 Market Focus

          $150.00

        3. 10.4.3 Low-Cost Leadership

          $90.00

        4. 10.4.4 Cooperative Agreements

          $87.00

          1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      5. 10.5 Research & Development

        $136.00

      6. 10.6 Marketing

        $120.00

      7. 10.7 Distribution

        $219.00

      8. 10.8 Participating Companies

        $158.00

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