COVID-19 Economic Impact Report: Global Construction Chemicals

The global construction chemicals industry is facing a number of challenges as it deals with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. How has the macroeconomic environment changed and what does it mean for the global construction chemicals industry going forward?

Construction Chemicals

COVID-19 Economic Impact Report: Global Construction Chemicals looks at how the expected impact of the pandemic on the current macroeconomic environment compares to other major events since 2000, including the bursting of technology bubble, the SARS outbreak, the 2009 global downturn, and the European financial crisis. It also provides a historical view of global industry sales since 2000, a look at how the industry is being currently impacted, and estimates for global industry sales through 2023.

Chemical types considered are:

  • protective coatings and sealers; non-pigmented products used as a base coat, over which additional coating layers are applied, or applied as a protective finish/topcoat; and topical liquid preservatives
  • caulks and adhesives, including polyurethane, bituminous, elastomeric, silicone, acrylic, and epoxy
  • cement and concrete additives used in concrete that is poured and cured at the job site and manufacturing plants used for the production of concrete products
  • polymer flooring (also known as monolithic or seamless flooring)
  • grouts and mortars
  • asphalt additives, including:
    • elastomeric polymer modifiers – styrene-butadiene block copolymers (styrene-butadiene-styrene, styrene-ethylene/butadiene-styrene), and rubber latex
    • plastomeric polymer modifiers – ethylene copolymers and polyethylenes
    • chemical modifiers
    • solvents
    • surfactants
  • sprayed polyurethane foam (SPF)

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