Global Construction Chemicals

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This study covers the global market for construction chemicals. Chemical types are:

  • protective coatings and sealers; non-pigmented products used as base coats, 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 types
  • cement and concrete additives used in:
    • concrete that is poured and cured at the job site, regardless of where the chemicals are added, including inorganic materials, surfactants, dispersants, corrosion inhibitors, grinding aids, and viscosity modifiers
    • manufacturing plants for the production of concrete products (e.g., block)
  • 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)
  • other construction chemicals such as putties used as sealers or fillers on wooden substrates or to create watertight seals in plumbing, strippers and bonding agents for concrete substrates, floor hardeners, and specialized cleaning products designed for use in immediate post-construction cleaning operations, such as those used to clean tools and other equipment
Construction Chemicals

Excluded from the study are:

  • house paints, decorative stains, and other products that are primarily decorative, as are factory applied coatings such as those used on metal building or bridge components, prefabricated housing materials, woodwork, or furniture
  • adhesives that are used in the manufacturing of construction materials

In addition, demand is analyzed by market:

  • residential building construction, which includes single-family, multifamily, and manufactured housing
  • nonresidential building construction, including office and commercial buildings (e.g., lodging facilities, shopping malls), institutions (e.g., schools, healthcare facilities), industrial buildings (e.g., manufacturing plants, warehouses), and any other buildings (e.g., sports facilities, transportation terminals)
  • roads and bridges, excluding parking lots, access roads, and paths that are associated with residential or nonresidential buildings, which are included in those markets
  • other nonbuilding construction such as freestanding parking structures, airport runways, dams, railroads, racetracks, bike paths, tennis and basketball courts, running tracks, playgrounds, and industrial uses (port container yards, timber yards, rail transfer yards, coal storage pads, and other weight-bearing surfaces)

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