Concrete Superplasticizers Market

Concrete Superplasticizers Market by Type (PC, SNF, SMF, MLF), Application (Ready-Mix Concrete, Precast Concrete, High Performance Concrete), and Region (North America, APAC, Europe, South America, the Middle East & Africa) - Global Forecast to 2024

Report Code: CH 2214 Nov, 2019, by

[135 Pages Report] The global concrete superplasticizers market size is estimated to be USD 5.1 billion in 2019 and is projected to reach USD 7.3 billion by 2024, at a CAGR of 7.4%. The growing demand for the concrete superplasticizers can be attributed to the growing consumption of the concrete, globally. The majority of the concrete demand is generated from emerging economies of APAC.

Concrete Superplasticizers Market

The PC segment dominated the concrete superplasticizers market in 2018 and is also expected to be the fastest-growing segment during the forecast period.

The PC-based superplasticizers can achieve water reduction of up to 40.0% at very low dosage rates compared to their counterparts. Excellent water reduction capability and dispersibility are expected to drive the demand for PC-based concrete superplasticizers in the next five years. Polycarboxylate superplasticizers are used as high-range water reducers in high performance concrete, high-strength concrete, high volume fly ash/slag concrete, cement grouting, and dry mortar. Therefore, it is estimated that PC segment will be the fastest-growing segment during forecast period.

The ready-mix concrete segment accounted for the largest market share in 2018

Ready-mix concrete is the largest manufactured concrete, globally, owing to its ease in transportation and a wide range of applications across residential, commercial, and industrial constructions. The major demand driver for the growing ready-mix concrete consumption is shortage of labor and space limitation at construction sites. Also, it is very convenient for construction companies to reduce the inventory and labor cost by opting for the ready-mix concrete instead of site-mixed concrete. Owing to these factors, ready-mix concrete is projected to be largest segment of the concrete superplasticizers market.

Concrete Superplasticizers Market

APAC is expected to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period.

APAC is projected to be the largest market for concrete superplasticizers. This dominant market size and highest growth rate are owing to the high consumption of concrete by the APAC region. APAC is the largest producer and consumer of the concrete accounting for more than 50% of the global consumption of concrete. Growing urbanization trend across emerging economies of APAC drives the concrete superplasticizers market. APAC countries namely China, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, and India are among the top 20 consumers of cement. Owing to the high consumption of cement and demographics, the APAC region is projected to be the largest consumer of the concrete superplasticizers.

Key Market Players

Arkema (France), Sika (Switzerland), BASF (Germany), GCP Applied Technologies (US), Mapei (Italy), Kao Corporation (Japan), Enaspol (Czech Republic), Concrete Additives and Chemicals (India), Rhein-Chemotechnik (Germany), and Rain Carbon (US) are the key players operating in the concrete superplasticizers market.

These companies have adopted various organic as well as inorganic growth strategies between 2015 and 2019 to strengthen their positions in the market. Expansion is the key growth strategy adopted by these leading players to enhance regional presence and develop product portfolios to meet the growing demand for concrete superplasticizers from emerging economies.

Scope of the Report:

Report Metric


Years considered for the study


Base year considered


Forecast period


Units considered

Volume (Kiloton) and Value (USD)


Type, Form, Application, and Region


North America, APAC, Europe, South America, and the Middle East & Africa


Arkema (France), Sika (Switzerland), BASF (Germany), GCP Applied Technologies (US), Mapei (Italy), Kao Corporation (Japan), Enaspol (Czech Republic), Concrete Additives and Chemicals (India), Rhein-Chemotechnik (Germany), and Rain Carbon (US).

This research report categorizes the concrete superplasticizers market based on type, form, application, and region.

By Type:

  • PC
  • SNF
  • SMF
  • MLS
  • Others

By Form

  • Liquid
  • Powder

By Application:

  • Ready-Mix Concrete
  • Precast Concrete
  • High Performance Concrete
  • Others

By Region:

  • North America
  • APAC
  • Europe
  • South America
  • The Middle East & Africa

The concrete superplasticizers market has been further analyzed based on key countries in each of these regions.

Recent Developments

  • In September 2019, Arkema launched a new superplasticizer, namely, Ethacryl DM, which will cater to the dry mix concrete application. This will allow the company to cater to the dry mix mortar segment of the market.
  • In March 2019, BASF launched Melflux SELECT 4411 F superplasticizer. It is polycarboxylate ester-based superplasticizer. It comes in powder form, which enables long duration slump retention. This new product will cater to the dry mix concrete consumers.
  • In May 2018, BASF established a manufacturing plant in Myanmar. This plant produces a range of construction chemicals for the local market. This strategy aligns the company with its objective to establish itself in the emerging economies of APAC.

Critical Questions the Report Answers:

  • What are the upcoming hot bets for the concrete superplasticizers market?
  • What are the various forms of concrete superplasticizers? What are the market dynamics for different types of concrete superplasticizers?
  • What are the major applications of concrete superplasticizers?
  • Who are the major manufacturers of concrete superplasticizers? What are the latest developments in the concrete superplasticizers market?
  • What are the factors driving the concrete superplasticizers market in each region?

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Table of Contents:

1 Introduction
    1.1 Objectives of the Study
    1.2 Market Definition
    1.3 Market Scope
           1.3.1 Years Considered for the Study
    1.4 Currency
    1.5 Package Size
    1.6 Limitations
    1.7 Stakeholders

2 Research Methodology
    2.1 Research Data
           2.1.1 Secondary Data
           Key Data From Secondary Sources
           2.1.2 Primary Data
           Key Data From Primary Sources
           Breakdown of Primary Interviews
    2.2 Market Size Estimation
           2.2.1 Bottom-Up Approach
           2.2.2 Top-Down Approach
    2.3 Data Triangulation
    2.4 Assumptions
    2.5 Limitations

3 Executive Summary

4 Premium Insights
    4.1 Attractive Opportunities in the Liquid Filtration Market
    4.2 Concrete Superplasticizers Market, By Type
    4.3 Concrete Superplasticizers Market, By Form
    4.4 Concrete Superplasticizers Market, By Application
    4.5 Concrete Superplasticizers Market, By Region

5 Market Overview
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Market Dynamics
           5.2.1 Drivers
           5.2.2 Restraints
           5.2.3 Opportunities
           5.2.4 Challenges
    5.3 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
           5.3.1 Threat of New Entrants
           5.3.2 Threat of Substitutes
           5.3.3 Bargaining Power of Buyers
           5.3.4 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
           5.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
    5.4 Raw Material Analysis
           5.4.1 Napthalene Sulfonate
           5.4.2 Melamine Sulfonate
           5.4.3 Formaldehyde
           5.4.4 Sulphonic Acid
           5.4.5 Polyethylene Gycol
           5.4.6 Carboxylate
    5.5 Price Analysis
    5.6 Value Chain Analysis
    5.7 Connected Market Analysis
    5.8 Adjacent Market Analysis

6 Concrete Superplasticizers Market, By Type
    6.1 Introduction
    6.2 Sulfonated Naphthalene Formaldehydes (SNF)
    6.3 Sulfonated Melamine Formaldehydes (SMF)
    6.4 Modified Lignosulfonates (MLS)
    6.5 Polycarboxylate Derivatives (PC)
           6.5.1 Polycarboxylic Ether Based (PCE)
           6.5.2 Polycarboxylic Ester Based
           6.5.3 Polycarboxylic Acid Based (PCA)
    6.6 Others

7 Concrete Superplasticizers Market, By Form
    7.1 Introduction
    7.2 Liquid
    7.3 Powder

8 Concrete Superplasticizers Market, By Application
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 Ready Mix Concrete
    8.3 Precast Concrete
    8.4 High-Performance Concrete
    8.5 Shotcrete
    8.6 Self-Compacting Concrete
    8.7 Fly Ash Concrete
    8.8 Others

9 Concrete Superplasticizers Market, By Region
    9.1 Introduction
    9.2 North America
           9.2.1 US
           9.2.2 Canada
           9.2.3 Mexico
    9.3 Asia-Pacific
           9.3.1 China
           9.3.2 Japan
           9.3.3 South Korea
           9.3.4 India
           9.3.5 Rest of Asia-Pacific
    9.4 Europe
           9.4.1 Germany
           9.4.2 France
           9.4.3 UK.
           9.4.4 Italy
           9.4.5 Spain
           9.4.6 Russia
           9.4.7 Rest of Europe
    9.5 the Middle East & Africa (RoW)
           9.5.1 Saudi Arabia
           9.5.2 Rest of the Middle East & Africa Rest
    9.6 South America
           9.6.1  Brazil
           9.6.2 Rest of South America

10 Competitive Landscape
     10.1 Introduction
     10.2 Competitive Leadership Mapping
             10.2.1 Visionary Leaders
             10.2.2 Innovators
             10.2.3 Emerging Companies
             10.2.3 Dynamic Differentiator
     10.3 Competitive Benchmarking
             10.3.1 Strength of Product Portfolio
             10.3.2 Business Strategy Excellence
     10.4 Market Ranking of Key Players
             10.4.1  Investment & Expansion
             10.4.2 Merger & Acquisition
             10.4.3 New Product Launch

11 Company Profiles
(Business Overview, Products Offered, Strength of Product Portfolio, Business Strategy Excellence, and Recent Developments)*
     11.1 Arkema SA
     11.2 BASF SE
     11.3 Asahi Glass Co., Ltd.
     11.4 KAO Corporation
     11.5 Sika AG
     11.6 W. R. Grace & Company
     11.7 Enaspol as
     11.8 Mapei S.P.A.
     11.9 Muhu (China) Construction Materials Co. Ltd.
     11.10 Sure Chemicals
     11.11 CAC Pvt Ltd.
     11.12 Other Companies
               11.12.1 Enaspol A.S.
               11.12.2 Fritz-Pak Corporation
               11.12.3 Fuclear Technologies Inc.
               11.12.4 HA-BE Betonchemie GmbH & Co. Kg
               11.12.5 Hangzhou Lans Concrete Admixture
               11.12.6 Lafarge
               11.12.7 Lanya Concrete Admixture
               11.12.8 R.T. Vanderbilt Holding Company Inc.
               11.12.9 Fuclear Technologies Inc.
               11.12.10 HA-BE Betonchemie GmbH & Co. Kg
               11.12.11 Rhein-Chemotechnik GmbH
               11.12.12 Ruetgers Polymer Ltd.
               11.12.13 Sakshi Chem Sciences Pvt. Ltd.
               11.12.14 Shandong Wanshan Chemical Co. Ltd.
               11.12.15 Air Products & Chemicals

12 Appendix
     12.1 Insights From Industry Experts
     12.2 Discussion Guide
     12.3 Introducing RT: Real-Time Market Intelligence
     12.4 Available Customizations
     12.5 Related Reports
     12.6 Author Details

The study involved four major activities in estimating the current market size for concrete superplasticizers. Exhaustive secondary research was conducted to collect information on the market, peer market, and parent market. The next step was to validate these findings, assumptions, and sizing with industry experts across the value chain through primary research. Both top-down and bottom-up approaches were employed to estimate the complete market size. After that, the market breakdown and data triangulation methodologies were used to estimate the market size of segments and subsegments.

Secondary Research

In the secondary research process, various secondary sources such as Factiva, Zauba, Hoovers, and Bloomberg BusinessWeek were referred to for identifying and collecting information for this study. These secondary sources included annual reports, press releases & investor presentations of companies, white papers, certified publications, articles by recognized authors, concrete associations, cement association, regulatory bodies, and databases.

Primary Research

The concrete superplasticizers market comprises several stakeholders, such as raw material suppliers, distributors of concrete superplasticizers, end-product manufacturers, and regulatory organizations in the supply chain. The demand side of this market consists of automotive OEM, compounders, manufacturer of consumer households, and electronics equipment manufacturer. Various primary sources from both the supply and demand sides of the market were interviewed to obtain qualitative and quantitative information.

Following is the breakdown of primary respondents

Concrete Superplasticizers Market

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Market Size Estimation

Both top-down and bottom-up approaches were used to estimate and validate the total size of the concrete superplasticizers market. These methods were also used extensively to estimate the size of various subsegments in the market. The research methodology used to estimate the market size includes the following:

  • The key players in the industry and markets were identified through extensive secondary research.
  • The industry’s supply chain and market size, in terms of value and volume, were determined through primary and secondary research processes.
  • All percentage shares, splits, and breakdowns were determined using secondary sources and verified through primary sources.

Data Triangulation

After arriving at the overall market size—using the market size estimation process explained above—the market was split into several segments and sub-segments. In order to complete the overall market engineering process and arrive at the exact statistics of each market segment and sub-segment, the data triangulation, and market breakdown procedures were employed, wherever applicable. The data was triangulated by studying various factors and trends from both the demand and supply of concrete superplasticizers and their applications.

Objectives of the Study:

  • To define, describe, and forecast the concrete superplasticizers market, in terms of value and volume
  • To provide detailed information about the key factors (drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges) influencing the market growth
  • To analyze and forecast the market by type, form, and application
  • To forecast the size of the market with respect to five regions, namely, APAC, Europe, North America, South America, and the Middle East & Africa along with their key countries
  • To strategically analyze micromarkets1 with respect to individual growth trends, prospects, and contribution to the total market
  • To analyze the opportunities in the market for stakeholders and provide a competitive landscape for market leaders
  • To analyze competitive developments, such as new product launch, acquisition, and expansion undertaken in the market
  • To strategically profile key players and comprehensively analyze their market ranking and core competencies2

Notes: Micro markets1 are the subsegments of the concrete superplasticizers market included in the report.
Core competencies2 of companies are determined in terms of their key developments, SWOT analysis, and key strategies adopted by them to sustain in the market.

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  • Detailed analysis and profiling of additional market players
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