Concrete Superplasticizers Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Concrete Superplasticizers Market is segmented by Type (Polycarboxylic Ether, Sulphonated Melamine Formaldehyde, Sulphonated Naphthalene Formaldehyde, Lignosulphonates, and Other Types), Application (Ready-mix Concrete, Pre-cast Concrete, High-performance Concrete, Self-compacting Concrete, and Other Applications), End-use Sector (Residential, Commercial, Infrastructure, and Other End-use Sectors), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and Middle-East and Africa).

Market Snapshot

concrete superplasticizer market size
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: Asia Pacific
CAGR: >6 %
concrete superplasticizer market major players

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Market Overview

The concrete superplasticizers market is expected to register a CAGR of over 6% during the forecast period. The growing trend of high-rise residential and commercial buildings and increasing government investment on infrastructure development projects are driving the demand for concrete superplasticizers. On the flip side, unfavorable conditions arising due to the COVID-19 outbreak is expected to hinder the growth of the studied market.

  • The development of new phosphonate-based superplasticizers is expected to offer various opportunities for the growth of the concrete superplasticizers market over the forecast period.
  • Ready-mix concrete application is expected to dominate the concrete superplasticizers market over the forecast period.
  • The Asia-Pacific region is the largest market, and it is also expected to be the fastest-growing market over the forecast period, owing to the increasing consumption from countries, such as China, India, and Japan.

Scope of the Report

The concrete superplasticizers market report includes:

Polycarboxylic Ether (PCE)
Sulphonated Melamine Formaldehyde (SMF)
Sulphonated Naphthalene Formaldehyde (SNF)
Lignosulphonates (LS)
Other Types
Ready-mix Concrete
Pre-cast Concrete
High Performance Concrete
Self-Compacting Concrete
Other Applications
End-use Sector
Other End-use Sectors
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South America
Rest of South America
Middle-East and Africa
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle-East and Africa

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Key Market Trends

Ready-mix Concrete Segment to Dominate the Market

  • Among applications, ready-mix concrete dominates the demand for concrete superplasticizers. Besides, it is also expected to witness the highest growth over the forecast period.
  • Ready-mix concrete is a mixture of various materials, such as Portland cement, fine sand, water, and coarse aggregates.
  • It is produced in a cement factory or batched plants, from where it is transported in specific proportions through transit-mixer to the construction sites.
  • Ready-mix concrete has a consistent quality because it is produced under controlled conditions. On the other hand, normal site concrete has low consistency in quality.
  • The ready mixed concrete exhibits more comprehensive strength compared to that of normal concrete in the same intervals. This property leads to the higher mechanical strength of ready-mix concrete compared to normal concrete.
  • Some of the major ready-mix concrete manufacturers include CEMEX SAB de CV, LafargeHolcim, HeidelbergCementAG, UtraTechCement, BuzziUnicemSpA, and Vicatn SA.
  • Hence, such benefits of ready-mix concrete have been driving its demand, and this, in turn, is increasing the consumption of superplasticizers.
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Asia-Pacific Region to Dominate the Market

  • The Asia-Pacific region is projected to dominate the market for concrete superplasticizers, owing to the growing number of residential, commercial, and infrastructure construction projects in the region.
  • The Asia-Pacific region has the largest low-cost housing construction segment, led by China, India, and various Southeast Asian countries. With this, the housing construction market has been expanding in these countries at a rapid rate, and this is further fueling the demand for concrete.
  • Countries, such as China, India, Indonesia, and Malaysia, have numerous malls under the planning or development phase.
  • For instance, in India, over 65 million square feet of new mall spaces are expected to be constructed by the end of 2022. In November 2019, the construction of 124 new hotel construction projects began in Indonesia. Besides, China is likely to witness the construction of 7,000 more shopping-centers, which were estimated to be opened by 2025.
  • However, with China being already affected by COVID-19 on a large scale and countries, such as India, Indonesia, and Malaysia, are witnessing continuously increasing cases of the coronavirus, the construction growth is expected to notably slow down in these countries during the short run.
  • Hence, all such projects and planned investments are expected to provide growth in the demand for concrete, as well as superplasticizers used in the consumption of concrete, over the forecast period.
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Competitive Landscape

The concrete superplasticizers market is partially consolidated in nature. Some of the key players in the market include Arkema, BASF SE, Sika AG, Mapei SpA, and W. R. Grace & Co. Conn. (GCP Applied Technologies Inc.).

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Report




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Growing Trend of High-rise Residential and Commercial Buildings

      2. 4.1.2 Increasing Government Investment on Infrastructure Development Projects

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Unfavorable Conditions Arising Due to the COVID-19 Outbreak

      2. 4.2.2 Other Restraints

    3. 4.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services

      5. 4.4.5 Degree of Competition


    1. 5.1 Type

      1. 5.1.1 Polycarboxylic Ether (PCE)

      2. 5.1.2 Sulphonated Melamine Formaldehyde (SMF)

      3. 5.1.3 Sulphonated Naphthalene Formaldehyde (SNF)

      4. 5.1.4 Lignosulphonates (LS)

      5. 5.1.5 Other Types

    2. 5.2 Application

      1. 5.2.1 Ready-mix Concrete

      2. 5.2.2 Pre-cast Concrete

      3. 5.2.3 High Performance Concrete

      4. 5.2.4 Self-Compacting Concrete

      5. 5.2.5 Other Applications

    3. 5.3 End-use Sector

      1. 5.3.1 Residential

      2. 5.3.2 Commercial

      3. 5.3.3 Infrastructure

      4. 5.3.4 Other End-use Sectors

    4. 5.4 Geography

      1. 5.4.1 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      2. 5.4.2 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      3. 5.4.3 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. Italy

        4. France

        5. Rest of Europe

      4. 5.4.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.4.5 Middle-East and Africa

        1. Saudi Arabia

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle-East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

    2. 6.2 Market Share/Ranking Analysis**

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Arkema

      2. 6.4.2 BASF SE

      3. 6.4.3 Fosroc Inc.

      4. 6.4.4 Kao Corporation

      5. 6.4.5 Mapei SpA

      6. 6.4.6 Shandong Wanshan Chemical Co. Ltd

      7. 6.4.7 Sika AG

      8. 6.4.8 The Euclid Chemical Company

      9. 6.4.9 W. R. Grace & Co.-Conn. (GCP Applied Technologies Inc.)

      10. 6.4.10 ZheJiang LanYa Concrete Admixture Inc.

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Development of New Phosphonate-based Superplasticizers

    2. 7.2 Other Opportunities

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Concrete Superplasticizers Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Concrete Superplasticizers Market is growing at a CAGR of >6% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

Asia Pacific holds highest share in 2020.

BASF SE, Sika AG, Mapei S.P.A., Arkema Group, W. R. Grace & Co.-Conn. (GCP Applied Technologies Inc.) are the major companies operating in Concrete Superplasticizers Market.

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