Lignosulfonates are nothing but anionic polyelectrolytes that are soluble in water. They are used in various applications like agrochemical, animal feed, oil and gas, construction, and gypsum board. Usually, lignosulfonate-based concrete admixtures are used as water reducing chemicals in the infrastructure industry. Water reducing chemicals reduce the actual requirement for water in concrete mixtures but the workability of the concrete is maintained.
One of the applications of lignosulfonates is pellets, which is an animal feed that is used widely. In the construction industry, it is used as plasticizers and superplasticizers. As plasticizers, lignosulfonates are gaining demand. Moreover, the development of the construction industry will help to boost the lignosulfonate-based concrete admixtures market. Superplasticizers are also expected to drive the demand of the market owing to their high water reducing ability. The growing construction business will boost the usage of water reducing chemicals, which will increase the demand of lignosulfonate-based concrete admixtures. Lignosulfonates are used in oil-well drilling muds and also as pesticide dispersant. However, the availability of the effective substitutes at reasonable prices may hinder the global market growth in future.
The lignosulfonate-based concrete admixtures market is segmented based on its functionality and regions. Based on the functionality, the global market is segmented into plasticizer and superplasticizer. Geographically, the lignosulfonate-based concrete admixtures market is segmented into Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin and North America, and the Middle East and Africa.
As plasticizers, lignosulfonates are used widely in regions such as Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East mainly due to growing construction industry. Asia Pacific dominates the global lignosulfonate-based concrete admixtures market. There are huge investments made in the infrastructure sector by countries like Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, and the UAE. Usage of lignosulfonate-based concrete admixtures during construction is driving the market in a positive way. Latin America is also following the same trend of using lignosulfonate-based concrete admixtures in its constructional works.
The key players in the lignosulfonate-based concrete admixtures market include BASF SE, Borregaard LignoTech, Sika AG, Tembec Inc., W.R. Grace Co-Conn., CICO Technologies Limited, Fosroc International, Pidilite Industries Limited, CEMEX S.A.B. de C.V., Sodamco-Weber, CHRYSO Group, and Mapei International.
Lignosulfonate-based Concrete Admixtures Market: Regional Segment Analysis
- North America
- Asia Pacific
- Latin America
- Middle East and Africa