A superplasticizer manufacturer is an organization that manufactures and markets concrete admixtures. These admixtures improve the workability of wet concrete and enable it to have low water-cement ratio requirements. They also enable high strength concrete to be formulated and made by using less cement.
The global concrete superplasticizers market is anticipated to grow during the forecast period, due to an increase in construction activities. The major drivers are the increasing number of residential & commercial buildings and infrastructure projects, such as roads, bridges, tunnels, and airports.
Ready-mix concrete application is expected to dominate the concrete superplasticizers market. This segment is expected to grow at a significant rate over the forecast period.
Concrete superplasticizers can be added to the mix during transport by truck, or through an automated slump management system. This allows concrete producers to maintain slump until discharge without compromising concrete quality or cost.
Despite the benefits, the use of superplasticizers can result in a range of finishing problems. These include a proportionately large volume of mixed mortar, which can be difficult to trowel out in high-slump mixes. The most common remedy is to delay finishing the concrete until it is fully cured and dry.
The global concrete superplasticizers market is dominated by the Asia-Pacific region. Europe is expected to be the second largest market over the forecast period. In addition, North America is expected to grow at a rapid pace over the next few years.