Global demand for cement and concrete additives will rise six percent yearly through 2012. Gains will be driven by more penetration of chemical and fiber additives in concrete construction, in both emerging markets in Asia and Eastern Europe as well as the more mature cement industry in North America.
This study analyzes the $12.1 billion world cement and concrete additive industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1997, 2002 and 2007, and forecasts for 2012 and 2017 by type (e.g., blast furnace slag, fly ash, gypsum, silica fume, water reducers, set controllers, coloring agents, air entrainers, fibers), market (e.g., buildings, highways and streets), world region and for 26 countries.
The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 34 industry players, including BASF, Sika and Grace.