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The demand for advanced admixtures will propel the construction chemicals segment

The demand for advanced admixtures will propel the construction chemicals segment



A CASE for growth

Maintaining growth trajectory through 2020 uncertainties, the buoyant chemicals market – including adhesives and sealants – is estimated to reach $3,716.5 billion by the end of 2020, says Frost & Sullivan

June 2020

Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis, Global Outlook for Chemicals in the Plastics and Composites, and Construction Industries, 2020, finds that the market of coatings, adhesives, sealants, and elastomers (CASE), plastics and composites, and construction chemicals will be driven by new supply chain optimisation concepts, digital transformation, and circularity in products, processes, and packaging. Under the conditions of Covid-19, the global chemicals and materials market is expected to reach $3,716.5 billion by the end of 2020. 

“Despite the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic across industries, the demand for modular building materials and advanced admixtures will propel the construction chemicals segment,” said Christeena Thomas, Chemicals, Materials & Nutrition Industry Analyst at Frost & Sullivan.

“Additionally, increasing demand for lightweighting of parts, especially in the automotive and transportation industry, will trigger growth in the plastics and composites segment, whereas sustainability and bio-based chemicals and materials will strongly boost the need for research and development in the CASE industry.”

Thomas added: “Regionally, with increasing urbanisation, large population, and a drive for local production by governments-Asia Pacific is likely to become a growth engine for the global chemicals and materials industry. Further, India will register the highest growth due to rising investments in building and construction, infrastructure, and healthcare sector.”

In China, the chemicals and materials industry is in a state of rapid transition. Manufacturers are expected to focus more on products and services that reflect consumer demand trends. For North America and Europe, a host of uncertainties related to international trade, downturns in manufacturing and economic stability will result in slower growth. 

 




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