Shotcrete Accelerators Market: Global Industry Analysis 2013-2017 and Opportunity Assessment 2018-2028


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The demand within the global shotcrete accelerators market is growing on account of advancements in the field of constructions and design. The need for ensuring timely spraying of concrete, and proper hardening of structures has given a thrust to the market growth. The voluminous investments that have flown into the constructions industry have led to the induction of cutting-edge technologies for hardening, stabilization, and spraying. Hence, sale of shotcrete accelerators has increased by leaps and bounds in recent times. The revenue index of the global shotcrete accelerators market is slated to improve in the years to follow. 

  • The global vendors in the shotcrete accelerators market have scaled their pricing according to prevailing landscape of various regions. Hence, the availability of affordable shotcrete accelerators has generated confidence amongst end users. Increased sale of shotcrete accelerators could lead to greater innovation in the industry. 
  • The pricing of shotcrete accelerators also depends on the customization and features offered in the product. Hence, innovative designs and improved technologies could play a decisive role in the growth of the global shotcrete accelerators market. 
  • On the basis of geography, the global shotcrete accelerators market can be segmented into North America, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa, Europe, and Asia Pacific. The shotcrete accelerators market in Asia Pacific could expand on account of the rapid pace of urbanization in India and Japan. 

The vendors in the global shotcrete accelerators market are making ardent efforts to expand their consumer base. The leading players are demonstrating the relevance of their products through online videos and ads.

Shotcrete accelerators are indispensable admixtures of shotcrete majorly used in mining and tunneling. Increasing mining activities across the world have propelled the use of shotcrete accelerators. The wet mix process is majorly used since it provides better quality to structures, requires less energy, low manpower and safe working conditions in comparison to the dry mix process.

For optimum performance, the temperature of concrete should be maintained between 21o C and 280 C for a better accelerator reaction and the temperature of the accelerator should be maintained above 210 C. When the accelerator is too cold it becomes too difficult to work with as it is viscous and hence, difficult to mix in a stream of concrete at the nozzle. Sodium silicate accelerators are cheap and thus, used in places where quick stiffing is needed, but the mist that blows back while spraying the mixture burns skins and eyes and hence, necessitates protection. Increased investments in research and development of new products are expected to drive the shotcrete accelerators market.

Shotcrete Accelerators Market: Dynamics

Liquid accelerators are expected to grow at a significant rate during the forecast period since they are more compatible and cause less pollution as compared to powdered accelerators and are relatively convenient for spraying of shotcrete. Growing mining activities and urbanization, which is leading to construction of new tunnels in emerging regions, such as China and India are expected to drive the overall shotcrete accelerator market globally. Alkali-free shotcrete accelerators are expected to grow at a rapid pace since they exhibit better mechanical properties, are non-hazardous, have better settling time, etc. as compared to alkaline aluminate and alkaline silicate accelerators. Asset misappropriation in the construction industry, coupled with unstable economic cycles, is estimated to act as an obstacle in the growth of the shotcrete accelerators industry.

Shotcrete Accelerators Market: Segmentation

The shotcrete accelerators market can be segmented on the basis of type as:

  • Alkali Free
  • Alkaline Aluminate
  • Alkaline Silicate

The shotcrete accelerators market can be segmented on the basis of grade as:

  • Liquid
  • Powdered

The shotcrete accelerators market can be segmented on the basis of process as:

  • Wet Mix Process
  • Dry Mix Process

The shotcrete accelerators market can be segmented on the basis of application as:

  • Mining
  • Tunneling
  • Construction Repair Works
  • Water Retaining Structures
  • Others (protective coatings, roof construction and free formed structures)

Shotcrete Accelerators Market: Regional Outlook

The shotcrete Accelerators market in Asia Pacific is expected to grow with a significant rate, due to the growing construction industry in the region, which is propelled by urbanization and the development of megacities. Increase in the number of megacities has led to the development of rail and underground tunnels, thereby leading growth of the shotcrete accelerators market. Increasing investments towards construction repairs in developed regions, such as North America and Europe are projected to drive the shotcrete accelerator market in these regions. The construction industry in Europe is technologically advanced and is expected to be one of the major drivers for shotcrete accelerators. The Middle East and Africa region, especially countries, such as the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar are witnessing the development of new cities, tunnels and rails, which is in turn expected to propel the overall shotcrete accelerators market in the region.

Shotcrete Accelerators Market: Market Participants

Examples of some of the market participants in the shotcrete accelerators market are:

  • BASF SE
  • Sika AG
  • Mapei Spa
  • GCP Applied Technologies Inc.
  • Normet Oy (Finland)
  • The Euclid Chemical Company
  • Denka Company Limited
  • Basalite Concrete Products LLC
  • Fosroc
  • Chryso SAS
  • Cico Group
  • Basalite Concrete Products LLC
  • Target Products Limited
  • Mc-Bauchemie
  • Draco Italiana SPA
  • Applied Concrete Solutions
  • Atek Fine Chemical Co., Ltd
  • Cormix International Limited
  • Gemite Group
  • Hardman Chemicals Pty. Ltd.
  • IQE Group
  • Mc-Bauchemie
  • Muhu Construction Materials Co., Ltd.
  • Polygon Chemicals
  • SI Powders
  • Shotcrete Technologies Inc.
  • Silkroad C & T Co., Ltd.

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