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Cement and Concrete Additives (US Market & Forecast)

Abstract

US demand to reach $2.8 billion by 2014

US demand for cement and concrete additives is forecast to increase at nearly double-digit rates through 2014 to $2.8 billion. A rebound in the housing market will promote growth, as will solid levels of highway and street spending. Demand will also benefit from a rising utilization of industrial byproducts in concrete for economic and environmental reasons, as well as a greater focus on the production of durable concrete structures through the use of chemical and fiber additives.

Chemical additive products to remain largest segment

Chemical additives will remain the largest product segment, comprising 46 percent of total market value. Growth will be supported by overall increases in the use of chemical additives per ton of concrete, as users more frequently turn to high performance, easy-to-place concrete made possible by chemical augmentation. Superplasticizers are finding additional use in concrete production based on their ability to provide more workable concrete with uncompromised performance standards. Gains will also be boosted by a shift in the product mix favoring higher value formulations at the expense of commodity products such as lignosulfonates, calcium chloride and vinsol resins.

Mineral additives will benefit as waste materials -- such as coal fly ash and blast furnace slag -- are increasingly used as a partial replacement for portland cement in concrete. Demand will be boosted by the positive environmental profile of these types of additives, both as recycled materials and through their ability to reduce pollution and energy consumption associated with cement production.

Demand for fiber additives will be driven by a greater acceptance of these products among concrete producers. Synthetic fibers, for instance, will benefit from their expanded use as secondary reinforcement, as these are used in much higher dosages per cubic yard of concrete. Synthetic fibers are being promoted for their ability to combat shrinkage-induced cracking in concrete.

Residential building market to exhibit strongest growth

Highways and streets were the largest outlet for cement and concrete additives in 2009, consuming about one-third of total demand. Gains will benefit as it is expected that federal funding for transportation projects will remain strong through 2014. In the short term, for instance, some road construction will be funded via the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

The residential building market will offer the strongest opportunities for growth. Cement and concrete additives will see increases as new residential construction expenditures come off of a depressed 2009 base and new single-family homes experience a rebound through 2014. Nonetheless, additive use in the residential market will remain less widespread than in other markets, as concrete is subjected to less demanding environments than in bridges, roads and nonresidential applications.

Growth in the nonresidential building market will achieve the slowest growth through 2014. Demand gains will be checked by lower construction spending in the industrial sector and a slowdown in the lodging sector, including such cement and concrete-intensive businesses as manufacturing plants, warehouses, refineries and hotels. However, solid construction spending in the institutional sector will offset declines, as more hospitals, nursing homes and schools are built.

Study coverage

Cement & Concrete Additives is a new Freedonia industry study presents historical demand data (1999, 2004 and 2009) plus forecasts for 2014 and 2019 by product and market. The study also considers market environment factors, evaluates company market share and profiles 38 US industry competitors.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT

  • General
  • Macroeconomic Environment
  • Construction Outlook
    • Building Construction Trends
      • Residential Building Construction
      • Nonresidential Building Construction
    • Nonbuilding Construction Trends
      • Highways & Streets
      • Other Nonbuilding Construction
    • Regional Outlook
  • Market Trends
  • Price & Product Mix
  • International Outlook
  • Foreign Trade
  • Legal & Regulatory Environment

III. CEMENT & CONCRETE OUTLOOK

  • General
  • Cement Outlook
    • Production
    • Demand by Customer
    • Demand by Market
    • Demand by Region
  • Concrete Outlook
  • Technology

IV. PRODUCTS

  • General
  • Chemical Additives
    • Functions
      • Water Reducers
      • Standard & Mid-Range Types
      • Superplasticizers
    • Set Controllers
      • Accelerators
      • Retarders
    • Coloring Agents
    • Air Entrainers
    • Other Chemical Additives
      • Air Detrainers
      • Alkali-Silica Reaction Controllers
      • Anti-Washout Agents
      • Corrosion Inhibitors
      • Shrinkage Reducing Admixtures
      • Viscosity Modifiers
      • Waterproofing Agents
      • All Other
    • Types
      • Surfactants & Dispersants
      • Inorganic Chemicals
      • Other Chemicals
    • Market Share
  • Mineral Additives
    • Types
      • Fly Ash
      • Blast Furnace Slag
      • Gypsum
      • Silica Fume
      • Other Mineral Additives
        • Ceramic Spheres
        • High-Reactivity Metakaolin
        • Rice Hull Ash
    • Market Share
  • Fiber Additives
    • Types
      • Synthetic Fibers
      • Steel Fibers
      • Other Fibers
    • Market Share

V. MARKETS

  • General
  • Building Construction
    • Nonresidential Building Construction
      • Office & Commercial
      • Institutional
      • Industrial & Other
    • Residential Building Construction
  • Highways & Streets
    • Bridges
    • Road Repair & Maintenance
  • Other Markets

VI. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

  • General
  • Market Share
  • Industry Restructuring
  • Competitive Strategies
    • Product Differentiation
    • Cooperative Agreements
    • Market Focus
    • Low-Cost Leadership
  • Research & Development
  • Marketing & Distribution

COMPANY PROFILES

  • Akzo Nobel NV
  • Arkema SA
  • Axim Concrete Technologies, see Italcementi
  • BASF SE
  • Bekaert (NV) SA
  • Boral Limited
  • CEMEX SAB de CV
  • Conspec, see Dayton Superior Corporation
  • Davis Colors Incorporated, see Rockwood Holdings
  • Dayton Superior Corporation
  • Dow Chemical Company
  • Dow Corning Corporation
  • Dryvit Systems Incorporated, see RPM International
  • Elementis plc
  • Elkem AS, see Orkla
  • Elotex AG, see Akzo Nobel
  • Essroc Cement Corporation, see Italcementi
  • Euclid Chemical Company, see RPM International
  • FORTA Corporation
  • Fox Industries Incorporated
  • Fritz-Pak Corporation
  • General Resource Technology Incorporated
  • GEO Specialty Chemicals Incorporated
  • Globe Specialty Metals Incorporated
  • Grace (WR) & Company
  • Headwaters Incorporated
  • Hill Brothers Chemical Company
  • Holcim Limited
  • Interstar Materials Incorporated
  • Italcementi SpA
  • Kuraray Company Limited
  • Lafarge SA
  • LANXESS AG
  • Mineral Resource Technologies, see CEMEX
  • Nippon Electric Glass Company Limited
  • Norchem Incorporated, see Globe Specialty Metals
  • Nycon Corporation, see Patterson (AL)
  • Orkla ASA
  • Patterson (AL) Incorporated
  • Propex Operating Company LLC
  • Pure Earth Incorporated
  • Reichhold Incorporated
  • Rockwood Holdings Incorporated
  • RPM International Incorporated
  • Separation Technologies LLC, see Titan Cement
  • Sika AG
  • SIMCALA Incorporated, see Dow Corning
  • Southern Color NA, see Rockwood Holdings
  • Specco Industries Incorporated
  • Titan Cement Company SA
  • UCAR Emulsion Systems, see Arkema
  • United States Gypsum Company, see USG
  • USG Corporation
  • Votorantim Participacoes SA
  • Additional Companies Mentioned in Study

LIST OF TABLES

SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  • Summary Table

SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT

  • 1 Macroeconomic Indicators
  • 2 Construction Expenditures
  • 3 Building Construction Expenditures
  • 4 Residential Building Construction Expenditures
  • 5 Nonresidential Building Construction Expenditures
  • 6 Nonbuilding Construction Expenditures
  • 7 Highway & Street Expenditures
  • 8 Other Nonbuilding Construction Expenditures
  • 9 Construction Expenditures by Region
  • 10 Cement & Concrete Additives Market, 1999-2009
  • 11 Cement & Concrete Additive Prices

SECTION III -- CEMENT & CONCRETE OUTLOOK

  • 1 Cement Supply & Demand
  • 2 Cement Demand by Customer
  • 3 Cement Demand by Market
  • 4 Cement Demand by Region
  • 5 Concrete Demand by Customer & Market

SECTION IV -- PRODUCTS

  • 1 Cement & Concrete Additives Demand by Product
  • 2 Chemical Additives Demand in Cement & Concrete by Market
  • 3 Chemical Additives Demand in Cement & Concrete by Function
  • 4 Water Reducers Demand
  • 5 Standard & Mid-Range Water Reducers Demand
  • 6 Superplasticizers Demand
  • 7 Set Controllers Demand
  • 8 Set Accelerators Demand
  • 9 Set Retarders Demand
  • 10 Coloring Agents Demand
  • 11 Air Entrainers Demand
  • 12 Other Chemical Additives Markets
  • 13 Chemical Additives Demand in Cement & Concrete by Type
  • 14 Surfactant & Dispersant-Based Additives Demand
  • in Cement & Concrete
  • 15 Inorganic Chemical-Based Additives Demand in Cement & Concrete
  • 16 Other Chemical Additives Demand in Cement & Concrete
  • 17 Mineral Additives Demand in Cement & Concrete by Market
  • 18 Mineral Additives Demand in Cement & Concrete by Type
  • 19 Fly Ash Demand in Cement & Concrete
  • 20 Blast Furnace Slag Demand in Cement & Concrete
  • 21 Gypsum Demand in Cement
  • 22 Silica Fume Demand in Cement & Concrete
  • 23 Other Minerals Demand in Cement & Concrete
  • 24 Fiber Additives Demand in Cement & Concrete by Market
  • 25 Fiber Additives Demand in Cement & Concrete by Type
  • 26 Synthetic Fibers Demand in Cement & Concrete
  • 27 Steel Fibers Demand in Cement & Concrete
  • 28 Other Fibers Demand in Cement & Concrete

SECTION V -- MARKETS

  • 1 Cement & Concrete Additives Demand by Market
  • 2 Building Construction Markets for Cement & Concrete Additives
  • 3 Nonresidential Building Market for Cement & Concrete Additives
  • 4 Residential Building Market for Cement & Concrete Additives
  • 5 Highway & Street Market for Cement & Concrete Additives
  • 6 Other Markets for Cement & Concrete Additives

SECTION VI -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

  • 1 US Cement & Concrete Additives Sales by Company, 2009
  • 2 Selected Cooperative Agreements

LIST OF CHARTS

SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT

  • 1 Cement & Concrete Additives Market, 1999-2009

SECTION III -- CEMENT & CONCRETE OUTLOOK

  • 1 Cement Demand by Customer, 2009
  • 2 Cement Demand by Region, 2009

SECTION IV -- PRODUCTS

  • 1 Cement & Concrete Additives Demand by Product, 2009
  • 2 Chemical Additives Demand in Cement & Concrete by Function, 2009
  • 3 Cement & Concrete Chemical Additives Market Share, 2009
  • 4 Mineral Additives Demand in Cement & Concrete by Type, 2009
  • 5 Cement & Concrete Mineral Additives Market Share, 2009
  • 6 Fiber Additives Demand in Cement & Concrete by Type, 2009
  • 7 Cement & Concrete Fiber Additives Market Share, 2009

SECTION V -- MARKETS

  • 1 Cement & Concrete Additives Demand by Market, 2009

SECTION VI -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

  • 1 Cement & Concrete Additives Industry Flowchart
  • 2 Cement & Concrete Additives Market Share, 2009
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