Concrete Admixtures Market Research Report - Forecast to 2030

Concrete Admixtures Market Information - by Function (Plasticizers, Super Plasticizers, Air Entrainers, Accelerators, Retarders, Waterproofing Admixtures and others), by Application (Residential, Non-Residential and Infrastructure) and by Region - Forecast to 2030

ID: MRFR/CnM/1462-HCR | February 2021 | Region: Global | 136 pages

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Concrete Admixtures Market Overview


Concrete Admixtures are manufactured or natural chemicals added during the mixing of concrete to enhance certain specific properties of the hardened or fresh concrete. These properties uplift the workability, early as well as final strength and durability of the concrete. Along with that, it adds chemical stability and causes water reduction in the mix. The admixtures for concrete provide protection from corrosion and also prevent cracking or shrinking. Moreover, the admixtures not only benefit in water reduction but also aids in slowing down the setting rate of concrete. Thus, it reduces the overload of workers while constructing the structures.


The main functions of these admixtures are that they are plasticizers, air entrainers, best for waterproofing, accelerators as well as retarders. As a plasticizer, the concrete admixtures provide immense workability by reducing water content, and as air entrainers, it allows air bubbles in cement paste while mixing to elevate its resistance to freezing or thawing. In addition, accelerators and retarders admixtures reduce the time for the concrete mix to set. The waterproofing admixtures have the ability to absorb not only water but also waterborne contaminants as it is porous. All these beneficial features of admixtures are boosting the global concrete admixtures market demand.


Over the years, the rising demand for infrastructure in developing nations has escalated the need for the concrete admixtures market. Moreover, the increase in income of the middle class and rapid urbanization has created a demand for residential and industrial construction to a whole new level. Thus, this higher requirements of people and inclination for better construction has propelled the global concrete admixtures market growth. Even the government policies for better infrastructure standards and required reduction in water usage during construction are certain concerns that can be resolved by the effective usage of admixtures.


The report focuses on the in-depth analysis of the concrete admixtures market structure along with the overall growth aspects of the market. Along with that, it includes the impact of COVID19 on the market. It describes the several factors of the market, including opportunities and restraints related to its market growth. Different segments of the market and the players progressing the market are also mentioned. Analysis of several geographies is also included in the report. As the demand for the global concrete admixtures market is surging at a rapid pace, the market valuation and growth is expected to have a substantial rise during the forecast period from 2020 to 2027.


COVID19 Analysis


The sudden surge of the COVID19 pandemic has critically impacted the entire world in terms of health and economy. The growth rate of the economy stooped down to lower rates, and globally, people faced heavy financial losses. Due to the lockdown restrictions, industrial operations and manufacturing units were restricted. The supply chain was highly disturbed by the pandemic, and the gap between supply-demand kept widening. Many projects got postponed for an indefinite time period, and all these have affected the global concrete admixtures market. In the pandemic, there was a decrease in construction activities, and the consumption pattern was reshaped, which affected the expansion of concrete admixtures market size.


However, the demand for better infrastructure and the growing pace of urbanization will boost the growth of the global concrete admixtures market. The continuous effort of market players in providing better products and increased R&D is helping to make the growth of the market stable again. In the post-pandemic phase, the demand for the concrete admixtures will rise to a greater extent resulting in the progression of the market.


Market Dynamics



  • Major Drivers of The Market


In recent times, the developing economies are demanding better infrastructures more and more, which is a prominent driving force of the global concrete admixtures market growth. It is true that the admixtures have become a necessary application in both commercial and residential buildings. Almost around 75 percent of commercial buildings select admixtures for concrete to avoid leveraging maintenance cost. The newly developed standards for constructions ad building codes are also prompting the potential of the market. Increased income of the middle class and rapid urbanization in today’s day and age will be the factors for fuelling the growth of the market in the near future.


The government policies for enhanced infrastructure standards are also responsible for growing the demand for concrete admixtures. The ability of admixtures to handle rigorous environmental conditions is raising the global concrete admixtures market demand to optimum levels.



  • Significant Opportunities for The Market


With the advantageous features of the admixtures like protection from corrosion, durability, workability, and many more, the demand for the concrete admixtures market is escalating. The rising need for a reduction in water usage during the time of construction is a major concern that can be easily addressed by the effective utilization of admixtures. This results in creating opportunities for the global concrete admixtures market growth.


The efficient application practice of concrete admixtures and the inception of innovative technologies are also expected to raise the demand of the global concrete admixtures market. In addition, the increased research and new developments by the market players will evolve the concrete admixture application in the upcoming years.



  • Market Restraints


The global concrete admixtures market was highly affected by the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. In the lockdown, industrial operations and production processes were put at a halt. Several projects were delayed for an uncertain time. However, the efforts of the market players and the demand for infrastructure have helped in restoring the concrete admixture market value.



  • Market Growth Challenges


Although the global concrete admixtures market has numerous opportunities to progress, there are certain challenges that can hamper growth. The less resistance to sulfate attack and the higher cost of the admixtures may be the reason for restricting the expansion of concrete admixtures market size.



  • Cumulative Growth Analysis


As the demand of the concrete admixture market is emerging at a faster rate, it is expected that the market value will surpass all the previous historical growth. In the coming years, the market can reach its maximum momentum as the market players are finding new solutions to tackle the limitations. The elevating development will take the market growth to stupendous heights in the forecast period.


Segment Overview


The global concrete admixtures market is bifurcated into certain segments based on application, function, and region.



  • By Application: The market segmentation based on application comprises infrastructure, residential and non-residential constructions.

  • By Function: In this segment, the global concrete admixtures market consists of superplasticizers, retarders, accelerators, plasticizers, waterproofing admixtures, air entrainers, and many more.

  • By Region: The concrete admixture market segmentation on the basis of region includes Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, and other regions of the world.


Regional Analysis


The concrete admixtures market is studied on different geographies such as North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, and the remaining parts of the world. According to the analysis, the Asia-Pacific region is having major global concrete admixtures market share and is leading both in terms of volume and value. The developing economies like Brazil, India, and China are demanding for increased admixtures to bloom the civil structures. Policy changes in FDI and the rising demand for residences due to the growing population will also help in the growth of the market in forecast years. Europe and North America will have slow growth due to the saturation in the construction industry.


Competitive Landscape


The prominent key players of the global concrete admixtures market are:



  • Fosroc International

  • Dow Chemical Company

  • Chryso SAS

  • BASF SE

  • Ashland Inc

  • Sika AG

  • CICO Technologies Ltd

  • W.R. Grace & Co

  • RPM International

  • Pidilite Industries


Recent Developments


October 2021- Sika, a Swiss chemical company, has developed a concrete admixture in collaboration with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, leveraging the Limestone Calcined Clay Cement (LC3) technology, reducing CO2 emissions. The technology focuses on easing the manufacturing of performant and sustainable cement with less clinker.

November 2021 – A prominent leader in the manufacturing of concrete and masonry construction products, Euclid Chemical has disclosed that the company has acquired the business of Brett Admixtures that has wholly manufactured and commercially promoted Euclid solutions since 1998. Euclid Chemical believes that the acquisition will help expand its combined geographic footprint and boost its production and distribution operations.
The president of Euclid Americas, Tom Gairing, said that principally serving Canada's Manitoba province and the upper Midwest of the U.S., Brett Admixtures has thorough information regarding Euclid's product line parallel business philosophy and culture, and several long-term customers gained over its unwavering commitment to service. He further added that the deal serves as a chance for the firm to record higher growth in the business while continuing to offer the same exceptional products and services that Euclid's customers have come to expect.

The subsidiary of CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V., had an agreement in January 2020 for the sale of some assets to Breedon Group, and the assets divested included ready-mix plants, depots, aggregate quarries, cement terminals, and concrete products operations.


BASF and an affiliate of Lone Star in December 2019 signed a purchase agreement for acquiring the construction chemicals business of BASF.


July 2019
Sika has posted a strong single-digit sales growth in the first half of the year with the achievement of a new sales record of CHF 3,732.4 million. The profits made were directed towards effective merger and acquisitions with the company engaging in production capacities expansion. The company also significantly increased its global production capacity in Senegal, Egypt, and Qatar, with new plants opened for the manufacture of concrete admixtures and mortar.


Report Overview



  • The report provides insights into the global concrete admixtures market and shows the growth aspects of the market.

  • It mentions the COVID19 analysis of the admixtures of concrete industry and reflects the pandemic impact on the business.

  • A brief description is provided about the market segments and the regional analysis of the market.

  • The report mentions the competitive landscape along with the recent developments in the field.



Report Scope:
Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   2030: Significant value
  CAGR   2022–2030: Substantial CAGR
  Base Year   2021
  Forecast Period   2022-2030
  Historical Data   2019-2020
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Million)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   By Function, By Application and By Region
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   The Dow Chemical Company, BASF SE, Sika AG, W.R. Grace & Co, Pidilite Industries, RPM International, CICO Technologies Ltd, Ashland Inc, Chryso SAS, Fosroc International
  Key Market Opportunities   Properties of concrete enhances strength, durability and with admixture adds chemical stability with reduction in water usage.
  Key Market Drivers   Factors like developing economies, rapid urbanization, increasing middle-class income are going to inspire growth for the concrete admixtures market.


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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The global concrete admixtures market is skyrocketing due to rapid urbanization, infrastructure need of developing economies, and increasing income of the middle-class.

The Asia-Pacific region has the maximum growth in the global concrete admixtures market and is expected to grow rapidly in the forecast years.

The countries like Brazil, India, and China are quite notable regions in the consumption of the concrete admixture market.

The global concrete admixtures market is rising due to its properties like chemical stability, strength, durability, and workability.