Self Compacting Concrete Market Research Report—Global Forecast till 2028

Self Compacting Concrete Market Research Report: Information By Type (Powder Type, Viscosity Agent Type, Combination Type) End Use (Infrastructure, Oil & Gas, Building & Construction) Forecast till 2028

ID: MRFR/CnM/9277-HCR | February 2023 | Region: Global | 100 Pages         

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Self Compacting Concrete Market

The global self compacting concrete market is expected to reach a value of over USD 13 billion by 2028, with a CAGR of around 8%.

Segmentation
By Type Powder Type Viscosity Agent Type Combination Type
End User Infrastructure Oil & Gas Building & Construction
Key Players
Companies Profiled   Cemex S.A.B De C.V. (Mexico)    ACC Limited (India)    Sika AG (Switzerland)    Lafargeholcim Ltd. (Switzerland)    BASF SE (Germany)    Tarmac (UK)    Kilsaran (Ireland)    Heidelbergcement AG (Germany)    Unibeton Ready Mix (UAE)    Ultratech Cement Limited (India)    Breedon Group PLC (UK)    Firth Concrete (New Zealand)
Drivers
Market Driving Forces   Demand for Vibration-free Process for Laying Concrete
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Self Compacting Concrete Market Overview


According to MRFR analysis, the global self compacting concrete market is expected to reach a value of over USD 13 billion by 2028, with a CAGR of around 8%.


Self compacting concrete is made out of a mix of concrete with a moderate viscosity, high deformability, strong segregation resistance, and low yield stress. Self compacting concrete is a very fluid mix with unique characteristics such as a close fit in the mould, no need for tamping after pouring, and the ability to flow freely around impediments and formwork. Self compacting concrete is mostly employed in the precast and repair industries. Furthermore, its application in the building industry has increased. Self compacting concrete has the capacity to flow freely and settle in even the most crowded cracks, as well as set to be reinforced sections that are totally self-weighted.


Because it saves labour, speeds project deadlines, minimises noise, tackles environmental problems, and assures less equipment wear and tear, the use of self compacting concrete results in lower maintenance, repair, and overhauling costs.


Covid Impact on Self Compacting Concrete Market:


As a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic slowing in several nations, the sector has seen a drop in demand for its products, resulting in overcapacity. Although the cement industry is projected to weather the storm, long-term viability and competitiveness must be addressed. Companies must cut carbon emissions for long-term profitability; with the cement sector accounting for 7 to 8% of global greenhouse gas emissions, pressure is mounting for the industry to become carbon neutral.


Operations at industrial factories and construction sites came to a standstill as a result of worldwide lockdowns to prevent the spread of the virus, resulting in a drastic decline in concrete output and consumption. Even in countries where construction was not on the list of banned economic activities during the lockdown, a reduction in cement demand occurred in the first quarter of 2020 due to the economic slump and poor consumer confidence. 


Self Compacting Concrete Market Dynamics:


Drivers:

  • Demand for Vibration-free Process for Laying Concrete


The growing demand for a non-vibrating process for laying concrete, as well as lower MRO costs, improved air quality, and less negative environmental impact in self-consolidating concrete based repair and construction activities, can all be attributed to the growth of the self compacting concrete market.


Moreover, the placement of self compacting concrete is faster and requires less labour. The appearance (surface finish), mechanical performance and durability of self compacting concrete can be considerably better than traditional concrete.



  • Use in Construction of Drilled Shafts and Oil Pipelines


Self compacting concrete is frequently used in the building of drilled shafts in the oil and gas sector. Drilled shafts are deep foundation systems that dig cylindrical shafts into the earth and fill them with concrete to support structures with enormous axial and lateral stresses. Rising investment in oil & gas industry across the globe is expected to drive the demand for self compacting concrete market.  


Restraints:

  • Fluctuating Raw Material Prices


Cement, coarse aggregrates, and admixtures are used for production of self compacting concrete. Limestone, clay, and marl are the most major raw materials used in cement production. Blasting or tearing with heavy gear are used to remove them from quarries. Their availability is determined by a variety of reasons, including geological considerations, mining capacity, and political considerations. Raw material costs fluctuate unexpectedly due to a number of factors, including the supply-demand imbalance, global and regional economic conditions, commodities markets, and stocks. When there is a surplus of raw materials available, there is more supply than demand, resulting in a price drop. When a scenario like this arises, raw material supply is decreased, resulting in a price increase. Furthermore, any mining interruptions in a given location might have a big impact on worldwide pricing.


Opportunity:

  • Adoption of Green Cement in the Construction Industry


Green cement is a type of cement made using a "carbon-negative production technique." Green cement, in other words, is cement manufactured as the end result of a technologically sophisticated process that minimises emissions throughout unit activities such as clinker generation. For each tonne of ordinary Portland cement, green cement saves greenhouse gas emissions by more than 60%. By enhancing the reflectivity of concrete, it also minimises the urban heat island effect. Green cement production minimises cement consumption by using discarded industrial wastes such as blast furnace slag and fly ash as raw materials. Hybrid green cements are specialized types of green cement with desirable characteristics such as excellent long-term strengths and ductility. The amount of carbon dioxide released during the manufacturing process of green cement is greatly decreased.


Regulatory Framework


ASTM C1758 covers procedures for fabricating test specimens in the laboratory or field using a representative sample of fresh self-consolidating concrete. This practice is applicable to self compacting concrete with a nominal maximum aggregate size up to 25 mm [1 in.] and a slump flow of 500 mm or greater. If the slump flow is less than 500 mm follow the fabrication procedures described in the standard for which the test specimen is required.


ISO 1920-13:2018 specifies procedures for testing fresh self compacting concrete. It specifies the following test methods: determination of consistence (slump flow test), V funnel test, L box test, sieve segregation test, J-ring test and self-compactability test.


The Building Products Regulation (CPR) establishes harmonized marketing guidelines for construction products in the European Union. The Regulation establishes a uniform technical vocabulary for evaluating construction product performance. It ensures that professionals, government officials, and consumers have access to credible information so that they may compare the performance of products from different manufacturers in different nations.


The production of self compacting concrete requires cement, which is manufacturing using limestone. An extensive regulatory system has been developed to govern mining operations across the globe. Mining poses significant environmental challenges. It generates large volumes of waste rock, tailings, acid mine drainage, airborne dust, and other contaminants, which are deposited on land and in the air and water. For these reasons, there are several stringent environmental regulations on mining activities. Some of the federal laws that regulate mining in the US are National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Clean Air Act (CAA), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Clean Water Act (CWA), Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA).


Supply Chain Analysis:


The supply chain analysis is the process of evaluating every stage and step taken by stakeholders involved throughout the production and distribution of self compacting concrete. The supply chain includes raw materials and suppliers, self compacting concrete producers, distribution channels, and end-use industries. The distribution channel in this self compacting concrete market comprises distributors, wholesalers, and e-commerce merchants.


Segment Overview:


By Type



  • Powder Type: The powder type self compacting concrete is made by increasing the powder content in it. Powder type self compacting concrete can be made into high strength concrete, due to the low water-binder ratio. An ideal powder mixture should be composed of components with different fineness, so that the voids among coarse particles can be filled with finer particles.

  • Viscosity Agent Type:Viscosity agent self compacting concrete is made using a viscosity modified mixture. The primary purpose of a viscosity modifying additive in a concrete mix is to change the rheological characteristics of concrete, particularly the plastic viscosity of freshly laid concrete. The addition of visocity modified agent to concrete enhances the plastic viscosity of the concrete and raises the yield point somewhat.

  • Combination Type:Combination type self compacting concrete is made by increasing the powder content and adding viscosity modified agent. The addition of powder content or viscosity agent is in consideration of structural conditions, constructional conditions, available material, restrictions in concrete production plant etc.


By End Use



  • Infrastructure: Self compacting concrete is used in the construction of various structures such as bridges, tunnels, foundations, viaducts, and in many more. The infrastructure projects are large, complex, and robust, necessitating complex formwork and reinforcement detailing, which necessitates managing field constraints, better concreting conditions, and concrete that flows easily around reinforcement and into all corners and junctions of formwork without mechanical compaction (vibrators). The use of self compacting concrete will prevent the creation of voids or honeycombing, as well as save a significant amount of time, money, and energy as well as the workforce.

  • Oil & Gas:Due to inaccessibility and massive reinforcing cages restricting concrete flow from the interior to the exterior of the drilled shaft, drilled shaft construction has long been prone to poor concrete consolidation. Because the concrete in the shaft is never exposed for visual examination, these flaws might go undiscovered. These are extensively used for construction of drilled wells in the oil & gas industry.

  • Building & Construction:It is extensively used in residential construction on account of several advantages, including lower labour and equipment costs, increased ease of building, and improved quality, durability, and dependability. The use of self compacting concrete minimizes both the construction tie and the permeability of the structure. The noise generated by vibrator equipment is minimised, resulting in the elimination of hand-arm vibration syndrome and hearing loss.


Regional Analysis:


The global self compacting concrete market is studied for five key regions: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa. The significant population expansion in the Asia-Pacific region is expected to drive the predicted growth in the use of self compacting concrete in infrastructure maintenance during the forecast period. Rapid industrial development in emerging economies such as India, South Korea, and Thailand is a prime driver of the regional self compacting concrete market growth.


The self compacting concrete market in North America is expected to witness a strong demand for self compacting concrete on account of its high investment in infrastructural development.


Competitive Landscape:


Some of the key companies profiled in the global self compacting concrete market include Cemex S.A.B De C.V. (Mexico), ACC Limited (India), Sika AG (Switzerland), Lafargeholcim Ltd. (Switzerland), BASF SE (Germany), Tarmac (UK), Kilsaran (Ireland), Heidelbergcement AG (Germany), Unibeton Ready Mix (UAE), Ultratech Cement Limited (India), Breedon Group PLC (UK), Firth Concrete (New Zealand), and Buzzi Unicem S.P.A. (Italy).


Intended Audience



  • Construction Companies

  • Construction Services Companies

  • Infrastructural Associations

  • Oil & Gas Industry

  • Research Institutes

  • Academic Institutes

  • Government Organizations



Report Scope:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   2028: Over USD 13 Billion
  CAGR   Around 8% CAGR (2021-2028)
  Base Year   2020
  Forecast Period    2021-2028
  Historical Data    2019
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Million)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered    Type, End Use
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa
  Key Vendors   Cemex S.A.B De C.V. (Mexico), ACC Limited (India), Sika AG (Switzerland), Lafargeholcim Ltd. (Switzerland), BASF SE (Germany), Tarmac (UK), Kilsaran (Ireland), Heidelbergcement AG (Germany), Unibeton Ready Mix (UAE), Ultratech Cement Limited (India), Breedon Group PLC (UK), Firth Concrete (New Zealand), and Buzzi Unicem S.P.A. (Italy).
  Key Market Opportunities   â€¢ Adoption of Green Cement in the Construction Industry
  Key Market Drivers   â€¢ Demand for Vibration-free Process for Laying Concrete • Use in Construction of Drilled Shafts and Oil Pipelines


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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The global self compacting concrete market would register a growth of 8%.

The Asia-Pacific self compacting concrete market would enjoy the upper hand in the self compacting concrete market.