Construction Chemicals Market

How Is Urbanization Amplifying Construction Chemical Sales?

Construction Chemicals Market

A range of chemicals are added to concrete, cement, and other construction materials to keep everything intact and increase the strength of the final mixture. These are used in large quantities in the civil repair and construction sectors. Therefore, the surging rate of urbanization in emerging economies has led to the large-scale consumption of such chemicals in these countries, as they make buildings more durable. Moreover, the rising need for infrastructure development in developing nations on account of the booming population will amplify the consumption of construction chemicals market.

People in emerging economies are migrating from rural to urban areas in search of better employment opportunities and standard of life. Owing to the economic, social, and environmental changes brought about by urbanization, it becomes difficult to meet the requirements of the growing urban population, especially in the areas of housing, transportation, and energy. To meet the rising needs, developing nations are focusing on the construction of new buildings.

Green buildings fueling consumption of chemicals

Moreover, the rising number of green buildings has fueled the consumption of such chemicals, as they have the potential to reduce carbon emissions. These chemicals increase the overall durability of buildings and offer them protection against environmental hazards. Apart from this, they also help in reducing the volume of water and cement consumed during the construction process. Hence, the rising awareness about energy conservation and environmental sustainability has led to the large-scale consumption of such chemicals.

The construction sector uses adhesives, concrete admixtures, flame retardants, protective coatings, sealants, flooring chemicals, and asphalt modifiers to increase the durability of structures and offer protection from environmental factors. In the coming years, a significant volume of concrete admixtures will be utilized for the construction of complex modern structures because they offer high workability, durability, and compressive strength, excellent wear resistance, and a better finish. Moreover, concrete admixtures make the structures watertight.

In 2017, the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region consumed the highest volume of construction chemicals due to the rapid growth of the construction sector in India, Japan, and China. Additionally, the rapid advance of the residential real estate sector, owing to the burgeoning population of middle-class people, resulted in the high-volume consumption of such chemicals in APAC. Moreover, several government initiatives directed at promoting infrastructure development boost the adoption of construction chemicals during the building of new commercial and residential spaces.

According to P&S Intelligence

According to P&S Intelligence, APAC will register the fastest growth in the construction chemicals market due to the mounting need for these chemicals in the emerging economies of China and India. China is regarded as the construction capital of the world. The huge government investments in infrastructure projects will boost the requirement for construction chemicals in the country in the coming years, especially in its major cities, such as Shanghai, Hong Kong, Macau, Guangzhou, Chengdu, and Beijing.

With the increasing urbanization rate, especially in developing countries such as India, South Africa, Brazil, and China, on account of the rapid migration of people from rural areas to urban areas for better employment opportunities and a higher standard of life, the demand for construction chemicals is surging sharply. This is attributed to the fact that the soaring population of people in urban areas is positively impacting the demand for new buildings, offices, and factories, which is, in turn, fueling the launch of many large-scale construction projects.

Moreover, many private companies are making huge investments in the construction industry in order to meet the rising need for infrastructure, which is also generating lucrative growth opportunities for construction chemical producing companies across the world. As per the Council on Foreign Relations, the construction industry in Mexico surged by 2.0% from 2015 to 2016, on account of the huge investments that were made by private companies in commercial and residential real estate projects in the country.

Green buildings

Additionally, the rapid construction of green buildings, on account of the increasing concerns being raised over the escalating pollution levels and the burgeoning requirement for energy conservation in buildings, is also driving the sales of construction chemicals, thereby causing the expansion of the construction chemicals market. Moreover, green building materials can massively reduce the emission of harmful gases, which further boosts their popularity across the world. Additionally, these chemicals have the ability to improve the durability of buildings and provide protection against various environmental hazards.

Adhesives, protective coatings, concrete admixtures, sealants, asphalt modifiers, and others such as flooring chemicals and flame retardants are the most widely used types of construction chemicals across the world. Out of these, the demand for concrete admixtures was found to be the highest in 2017. This was because of the extensive use of admixtures, owing to their ability to reduce the cost of construction by modifying the traits of the hardened concrete. For instance, the addition of admixtures to water can reduce water requirement by 5–10%.


Geographically, the sales of construction chemicals are predicted to rise at the fastest pace in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region in the coming years. This is ascribed to the burgeoning demand for construction chemicals in regional countries such as China and India. China is widely considered as the world’s construction capital and the country is witnessing the launch of several construction projects. Moreover, the government is also making huge investments in infrastructure projects, which is also boosting the sales of construction chemicals in the country.

Thus, the demand for construction chemicals is certain to explode in the forthcoming years, primarily because of the increasing construction and infrastructural development activities, on account of the surging population of urban people, and rapid construction of green buildings across the world.

Thus, the mushrooming focus on enhancing the durability of buildings and growing number of green buildings will accelerate the usage of construction chemicals in the immediate future.

Table of content

Chapter 1. Research Background

1.1 Research Objectives

1.2 Market Definition

1.3 Research Scope

1.3.1 Market Segmentation by Type

1.3.2 Market Segmentation by Geography

1.3.3 Analysis Period

1.3.4 Market Data Reporting Unit Value Volume

1.4 Key Stakeholders

Chapter 2. Research Methodology

2.1 Secondary Research

2.2 Primary Research

2.2.1 Breakdown of Primary Research Respondents By region By industry participant By company type

2.3 Market Size Estimation

2.4 Data Triangulation

2.5 Assumptions for the Study

Chapter 3. Executive Summary

Chapter 4. Introduction

4.1 Definition of Market Segments

4.1.1 By Type Concrete admixtures Adhesives Sealants Protective coatings Asphalt modifiers Others

4.2 Value Chain Analysis

4.3 Market Dynamics

4.3.1 Trends Increasing usage of construction chemicals in developing economies

4.3.2 Drivers Growing industrialization and urbanization Growing awareness of green buildings Impact analysis of drivers on market forecast

4.3.3 Restraints Mature construction industry of developed economies Impact analysis of restraints on market forecast

4.3.4 Opportunities Increasing private investment in the construction industry

Chapter 5. Global Market Size and Forecast

5.1 By Type

5.2 By Region

Chapter 6. North America Market Size and Forecast

6.1 By Type

6.2 By Country

Chapter 7. Europe Market Size and Forecast

7.1 By Type

7.2 By Country

Chapter 8. APAC Market Size and Forecast

8.1 By Type

8.2 By Country

Chapter 9. LATAM Market Size and Forecast

9.1 By Type

9.2 By Country

Chapter 10. MEA Market Size and Forecast

10.1 By Type

10.2 By Country

Chapter 11. Competitive Landscape

11.1 Market Share Analysis of Key Players

11.2 Competitive Benchmarking of Key Players

11.3 Global Strategic Developments of Key Players

11.3.1 Mergers and Acquisitions

11.3.2 Product Launches

11.3.3 Geographic Expansions

11.3.4 Facility Expansions

Chapter 12. Company Profiles

12.1 Ashland Global Holdings Inc.

12.1.1 Business Overview

12.1.2 Product and Service Offerings

12.1.3 Key Financial Summary

12.2 Fosroc International Ltd.

12.2.1 Business Overview

12.2.2 Product and Service Offerings

12.3 Arkema Group

12.3.1 Business Overview

12.3.2 Product and Service Offerings

12.3.3 Key Financial Summary

12.4 W. R. Grace & Co.

12.4.1 Business Overview

12.4.2 Product and Service Offerings

12.4.3 Key Financial Summary

12.5 Mapei S.p.A

12.5.1 Business Overview

12.5.2 Product and Service Offerings

12.5.3 Key Financial Summary

12.6 Pidilite Industries Limited

12.6.1 Business Overview

12.6.2 Product and Service Offerings

12.6.3 Key Financial Summary

12.7 BASF SE

12.7.1 Business Overview

12.7.2 Product and Service Offerings

12.7.3 Key Financial Summary

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12.8 Sika AG

12.8.1 Business Overview

12.8.2 Product and Service Offerings

12.8.3 Key Financial Summary

12.9 SOPREMA Group

12.9.1 Business Overview

12.9.2 Product and Service Offerings

12.10 asia mortar

12.10.1 Business Overview

12.10.2 Product and Service Offerings

12.11 Dayton Superior Corporation

12.11.1 Business Overview

12.11.2 Product and Service Offerings

12.12 Dahsin Waterproofing Co. Ltd.

12.12.1 Business Overview

12.12.2 Product and Service Offerings

12.13 Bostik SA

12.13.1 Business Overview

12.13.2 Product and Service Offerings

12.14 Saint-Gobain S.A.

12.14.1 Business Overview

12.14.2 Product and Service Offerings

12.14.3 Key Financial Summary

12.15 SKK (S) Pte. Ltd.

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12.15.1 Business Overview

12.15.2 Product and Service Offerings

12.16 DowDuPont Inc.

12.16.1 Business Overview

12.16.2 Product and Service Offerings

12.16.3 Key Financial Summary

12.17 H.B. Fuller Company

12.17.1 Business Overview

12.17.2 Product and Service Offerings

12.17.3 Key Financial Summary

Chapter 13. Appendix

13.1 Abbreviations

13.2 Sources and References

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