Authored By: Sarah
15 Jul 2024

 Cement Additives Market Size to grow by USD 10389.2 million between 2024-2028

According to a research report “ Cement Additives Market” by Type (Chemicals, Minerals, Fiber) End-user (Residential, Non-residential) Geography (APAC, Europe, North America, Middle East and Africa, South America)- Global Forecast to 2028 published by Technavio, the market size is estimated to grow by USD 10389.2 million, at a CAGR of  6.36% during the forecast period. In the cement industry, plasticizers such as sulfonated naphthalene formaldehyde, polycarboxylic acids, sulfonated melamine formaldehyde, and lignosulfonates play a crucial role as additives. These materials are incorporated into concrete to optimize water usage, thereby enhancing the workability of the mixture. The resulting improvement in paste quality leads to a significant increase in the compressive and flexural strength of the concrete, as well as enhanced resistance to weathering, reduced drying shrinkage, and improved bonding between concrete and reinforcement. Furthermore, the use of plasticizers lowers permeability, reduces shrinkage-induced cracking tendencies, and improves the overall performance of the concrete mixture. The Asia Pacific region, driven by major consumers like China, is experiencing a surging demand for plasticizers due to their numerous benefits and the region's substantial construction activity.

Browse market data tables, figures, and in-depth TOC on “Cement Additives Market” by Type (Chemicals, Minerals, Fiber) End-user (Residential, Non-residential) Geography (APAC, Europe, North America, Middle East and Africa, South America) Global Forecast to 2028. Download Free Sample


By Type, the Chemicals segment is projected to dominate the market size in 2024

The cement additives market is experiencing significant growth due to the increasing demand for enhanced cementitious properties and sustainable construction solutions. Key players in this industry are focusing on innovation and product development to cater to this demand. Market drivers include the need for improved workability, durability, and strength in concrete, as well as environmental concerns and regulatory requirements. Adhering to these trends, cement additives are becoming essential components in the construction industry's value chain.

By End-user, Residential  segment is expected to hold the largest market size for the year 2024

The cement additives market represents a significant growth opportunity for businesses, driven by the increasing demand for superior cement quality and productivity enhancements. Key players in this sector focus on developing innovative additives to address the needs of infrastructure projects, residential construction, and industrial applications. Market trends include the use of sustainable additives, such as fly ash and slag, to reduce carbon emissions and improve cement's environmental profile. Overall, the cement additives market is poised for robust expansion due to its ability to improve cement properties, reduce production costs, and enhance sustainability.

APAC is forecasted to hold the largest market size by region in 2024

The cement additives market is experiencing significant growth due to the increasing demand for superior quality and sustainable construction solutions. Key players in this industry are focusing on innovation and product development to cater to this demand. Admixtures, such as superplasticizers, water reducers, and air-entraining agents, are gaining popularity for their ability to enhance cement's workability and durability. Additionally, the use of fly ash and slag as cement additives is on the rise due to their environmental benefits and cost savings. Overall, the cement additives market is poised for continued expansion, driven by technological advancements and growing construction industries in developing economies.

The Cement Additives Market growth and forecasting report also includes detailed analyses of the competitive landscape of the market growth and forecasting and information about 20 market companies, including:

  • Ashland Inc.
  • Compagnie de Saint Gobain
  • Dow Chemical Co.
  • Elkem ASA
  • European Concrete Additives
  • Fosroc International Ltd.
  • Global Drilling Fluids and Chemicals Ltd.
  • Halliburton Co.
  • Knauf Digital GmbH
  • Mapei SpA
  • MR Bond Polychem
  • Nan Pao Resins Chemical Co. Ltd.
  • OMNOVA Solutions Inc.
  • Oscrete UK Ltd.
  • Sika AG
  • Solvay SA
  • Sterling Auxiliaries Pvt. Ltd.
  • UNISOL Inc.
  • Universal Drilling Fluids

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Research Analysis Overview

The cement additives market plays a crucial role in enhancing the performance of concrete in various construction applications. In the context of cement production and building, additives serve as production enhancers, strength enhancers, grinding aids, and performance enhancers. The global cement additives market has been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 lockdowns, affecting both domestic and international cement production and exportation. Sodium gluconate, rice husk ash, silica slag, fly ash, and mineral additives are some of the commonly used cement additives. These additives offer benefits such as improved workability, enhanced strength, and increased durability in concrete. Water reducers, retarders, plasticizers, fiber additives, and chemical additives are essential components of cement additives, providing benefits like waterproofing, retarding, water reduction, and friction control. In the infrastructure sector, cement additives are widely used in the production of concrete for building floors, roads, bridges, and other structures. Moreover, they are also used in the manufacturing of die casting tools, cement and stone industries, and various other applications. Overall, the cement additives market is expected to grow significantly in the coming years due to the increasing demand for high-performance concrete in construction and infrastructure projects.

Market Research Overview

Title: Cement Additives Market: Trends, Growth Drivers, and Challenges The cement additives market is witnessing significant growth due to the increasing demand for cost-effective solutions in various industries, including oilfield cementing and construction. Key cement additives include lignosulphonate, hematite, hydroxyethyl cellulose, and organic polymers. In the oilfield cement segment, lignosulfonate and cellulose derivatives are widely used as performance enhancers, strength enhancers, and fluid loss control agents. Hematite is used as an extender in cement to reduce the amount of cement required in drilling projects, thereby reducing energy consumption and costs. The onshore construction segment is another major consumer of cement additives, with residential construction being a significant contributor. White cement, Portland cement, and concrete are commonly used in building construction, with cement production being a significant contributor to global CO2 emissions. However, lockdown restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change have impacted the cement industry's production and exportation. Other cement additives include sodium gluconate, silica fume, gypsum, and mineral and chemical additives like bentonite, fly ash, rice husk ash, and silica slag. These additives are used for various purposes, including waterproofing, retarding, water reduction, friction control, and coloring. The infrastructure sector's urbanization and the federal budget's allocation towards infrastructure projects are expected to drive the cement additives market's growth. Additionally, the use of hybrids buildings, die casting tools, and cement and stone in construction is also increasing the demand for cement additives.


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