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Global Geopolymer Market

  • Published Date: 30 Aug 2018
  • Number of Pages: 199
  • Category: Chemicals
  • Country: Global
Conventional cement production is highly energy intensive, the large-scale production of which consumes a significant amount of natural resources. With the increasing global infrastructure developments, the demand for production of cement concrete is also increasing, calling for a need of alternative binder to make concrete. The recently developed geopolymer based cementitious binder not only helps in reduction of usage of natural resources but also helps in reducing global warming due to tp emission of carbon dioxide from cement plants.

The word geopolymer, coined by Joseph Davidovits, has been named so because rocks of geological origin are used as the raw materials in the synthesis of silicon-based polymers. Applications of geopolymers can be extended to various fields namely medicinal applications, fire- and heat-resistant coatings and adhesives, toxic and radioactive waste encapsulation, new binders for fire-resistant fiber composites, high-temperature ceramics, new cements for concrete and other disciplines like modern inorganic chemistry, mineralogy, physical chemistry, geology, colloid chemistry, etc.

Geopolymers can be classified into two major groups? namely pure inorganic geopolymers and organic containing geopolymers, synthetic analogues of naturally occurring macromolecules. A geopolymer is essentially a chemical compound consisting of repeating units, for instance, silicon-oxide (-Si-O-Si-O-), silico-aluminate (-Si-O-Al-O-), Ferro-silico-aluminate (-Fe-O-Si-O-Al-O-) or alumino-phosphate (-Al-O-P-O-), created through a process of geopolymerization. The microstructure of geopolymers is essentially temperature dependent, being X-Ray amorphous at room temperature and crystalline matrix at temperatures above 500 ?C.

Market Dynamics

Market drivers

o Used as a viable alternative to conventional Portland cement
o Rising number of R&D activities
o Sustainability and Cost Benefits
o Higher Projected Output for Coal and Iron
o Environmental Regulations and Emission Strain on Cement Industry
o Higher Demand from the Repair and Rehabilitation Market

Constraints

o Moderate growth of European construction industry
o Risk Aversion Attitude of Construction Industry
o Questionable Potential of Carbon-dioxide Reduction
o Lack of Similar Concrete Standards and Specifications

Opportunities

o Increased prominence of EU ETS
o Rising number of applications
o Heat and fire resistance
o Booming construction industry in developing economies

Market Segmentation

By Type:Geopolymer cement, Geopolymer binder and Others

By Applications: Automotive and Aerospace Industries, Building Materials, Transportation and Others

Key vendors

Some of the key players in the market are: BASF, CORNING, Dow Chemicals, Nu-core, Schlumberger Limited, Wagner Global, AIRBUS, ASK Chemicals, Milliken and Company, PYROMERAL Systems and Zeobond

Report Contents:

> Global Market segments
> Global Market Drivers, Restraints and Opportunities
> Global Market Size & Forecast 2016 to 2022
> Supply & Demand Value Chain
> Global Market - Current Trends
> Competition & Major Companies
> Technology and R&D Status
> Porters Five Force Analysis
> Strategic and Critical Success Factor Analysis of Key Players

Regional Analysis:

> North America

>>US and Canada


> Latin America

>> Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and Rest of Latin America


> Western Europe

>> EU5 (Germany, France, Italy, Spain, U.K.)
>> Nordic Countries (Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden)
>> Benelux (Belgium, The Netherlands, and Luxembourg)
>> Rest of Westren Europe


> Eastern Europe

>> Russia
>> Poland
>> Rest of Eastren Europe


> Asia Pacific

>> China
>> India
>> Japan
>> Australia and New Zealand
>> Rest of Asia Pacific


> Middle East and Africa

>> GCC countries (Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, UAE and Kuwait)
>> South Africa
>> North Africa
>> Rest of Middle East and Africa



This report is an elaborate aggregation of primary inputs from industry experts and participants across the supply chain. It provides details on market segmentation which is derived from several product mapping exercises, macroeconomic parameters and other qualitative and quantitative insights. The impact of all such factors is delivered across multiple market segments and geographies.

Report Highlights:

> Detailed Historical Overview (Market Origins, Product Launch Timeline, etc.)
> Consumer and Pricing Analysis
> Market dynamics of the industry
> Market Segmentation
> Estimated Market Sizing in terms of volume and value
> Recent trends in market and impact
> Research Status and Technology Overview
> Extensive Industry Structure Coverage

Publisher Name : Market Litmus

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