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Construction Chemicals

Specialty Chemicals Update Program

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary 8
Summary 9
Introduction 12
Abbreviations 16
Overview of the construction industry 17
North America 17
Central and South America 22
Europe 23
Western Europe 24
Central and Eastern Europe 26
Middle East and Africa 28
Asia 30
Japan 30
China 32
Other Asia and Oceania –34
Overview of the construction chemicals industry 37
Mergers and acquisitions 38
Trends and opportunities 42
Critical factors for success 43
North America 44
Structure of the industry 44
Company profiles 46
RPM 46
Grace Construction and Packaging (GCP) 49
Carlisle Construction Materials 52
Operating characteristics 54
Research and development 54
Manufacturing and technology 55
Marketing 55
Cost structure 55
Profitability 56
Government regulations 56
Occupational health and safety 56
EPA 56
Energy Star program 57
Energy Policy Modernization Act 58
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) 59
State and local regulation 61
Material performance and approval 62
Central and South America 62
Structure of the industry 62
Western Europe 62
Structure of the industry 62
Company profiles 63
BASF 63
MAPEI 66
Sika 67
Operating characteristics 69
Research and development 70
Manufacturing and technology 70
Marketing 71
Cost structure 71
Profitability 72
Government regulations 73
Japan 74
Structure of the industry 74
Company profiles 74
Denka 74
Kao 75
Dyflex 76
Flowric 76
Operating characteristics 77
Research and development 78
Marketing 79
Cost structure 79
Profitability 79
Government regulations 79
China 80
Structure of the industry 80
Company/organization profiles 83
BASF 83
China Academy of Building Research 84
Zhejiang Wulong Chemical 87
Operating characteristics 88
Research and development 88
Cost structure 88
Profitability 88
Government regulations 89
Construction chemicals market by product type 92
Products and functions 92
Concrete admixtures 92
Plasticizers/superplasticizers 96
Accelerators 98
Air-entraining agents 98
Bonding 99
Retarders 101
Shrinkage reducers 101
Asphalt additives 101
Polymeric modifiers 103
Adhesion promoters 106
Bitumen emulsifiers 106
Adhesives 107
Polyurethanes 108
Epoxies 109
Other reactives 109
Starches 109
Polyvinyl acetate 109
Acrylics 109
Poly(vinyl acetate–ethylene) 110
Hot melt 110
Polychloroprene 110
Styrene-butadiene rubber 110
Butyl rubber 110
Natural rubber 111
Sealants 111
Silicones 113
Polyurethanes 114
Silyl-modified polymers 115
Polysulfides 115
Latex-acrylic (and polyvinyl acetate) 116
Oil-modified caulks 116
Butyl sealants 116
Other 116
Specialty coatings 116
Floor coatings 117
Roof coatings 122
Waterproofing/air barriers 125
Antigraffiti/easy-clean treatments 128
Insulation 129
North America 131
Consumption, market participants, and prices 131
Concrete admixtures 133
Asphalt additives 140
Adhesives and sealants 145
Epoxy adhesives 146
Polyurethane adhesives 147
Silicone sealants 147
Polyurethane sealants 147
Silyl-modified polymer sealants 148
Polysulfide sealants 148
Specialty coatings 151
Flooring 152
Roofing 154
Waterproofing 157
Antigraffiti/easy clean treatments 157
Insulation 158
Central and South America 160
Consumption and market participants 160
Concrete admixtures 161
Asphalt additives 163
Adhesives and sealants 165
Western Europe 165
Consumption, market participants, and prices 165
Concrete admixtures 167
Asphalt additives 173
Adhesives and sealants 177
Specialty coatings 183
Flooring 184
Roofing 186
Waterproofing 186
Antigraffiti/easy-clean treatments 187
Insulation 189
Central and Eastern Europe 190
Consumption and market participants 190
Concrete admixtures 191
Asphalt additives 193
Adhesives and sealants 193
Specialty coatings 194
Flooring 194
Waterproofing 195
Antigraffiti/easy-clean treatments 195
Insulation 195
Middle East and Africa 196
Concrete admixtures 199
Asphalt additives 201
Adhesives and sealants 201
Specialty coatings 202
Flooring 202
Waterproofing 202
Roofing 202
Insulation 202
Japan 203
Consumption, market participants, and prices 203
Concrete admixtures 204
Consumption and market size 205
Products and participants 207
Prices 212
Asphalt additives 213
Consumption and market size 215
Products and participants 216
Prices 218
Adhesives and sealants 218
Specialty coatings 224
Flooring 224
Roofing 226
Waterproofing 227
Antigraffiti/easy-clean coatings 230
Insulation 230
China 230
Consumption, market participants, and prices 230
Concrete admixtures 231
Consumption and market size 233
Products and participants 236
Prices 242
Asphalt additives 243
Adhesives and sealants 246
Specialty coatings 251
Flooring 252
Waterproofing 253
Insulation 254
Other Asia and Oceania 255
South Korea 257
Taiwan 259
Other 260
Revisions 264
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