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Global Light Transmitting Concrete Market

  • Published Date: 05 Jul 2018
  • Number of Pages: 176
  • Category: Industrial
  • Country: Global
With over seven billion cubic meters produced every year, concrete is the most widely used material used in construction all over the world. Despite all of this popularity, the aesthetic values of concrete leave much to be desired. However, with the introduction of light transmitting concrete, the negative perception about the aesthetic reputation of concrete is fading away.

Light transmitting concrete consists of two materials: Concrete and optical glass fibers. They are used in the ratio of 24:1 by weight. Despite the seemingly low content of glass fibers in the final composition, light is led between the two sides of a given block. Due to the parallel position of the glass fibers, there is a visible display of shadows on the other side of the wall. Light transmitting concrete is also a great insulating material which makes it an excellent compromise for weather in extreme conditions.

End-user/Technology

Light transmitting concrete is used in the architectural construction sector both indoors and outdoors as decorative building elements. Since this type of concrete cant be produced on construction site like traditional concrete, their production is slow and the concrete only comes in fixed sizes. Only a selected few companies use light transmitting concrete and the process involves low use of technology.

Market Dynamics

Owing to its versatility, light transmitting concrete has been gaining popularity in the developed nations. With an increase in the focus of green buildings in developed nations, demand for translucent concrete is increasing because of its ability to illuminate a room with natural sunlight. Their popularity is increasing in areas with extreme weather conditions due to their high insulating properties. Since they save both electricity and money while providing a beautiful finish, the possibilities for future for the light transmitting concrete is rather appealing.

On the other hand, light transmitting concrete is costly because of the use of optical fibers. Extremely skilled workforce is required to cast these translucent concrete blocks. These factors are proving to be a hindrance to the growth of light transmitting concrete market.

Market Segmentation

Light transmitting concrete market is segmented on the basis of the type of optical fiber used. They are: -

--> Multimode graded-index fiber
--> Multimode step-index fiber
--> Single-mode step-index fiber

Regional/Geographic Analysis

Light transmitting concrete is used in many parts of the world including USA, Europe, and many Asian countries. Because of its use in increasing the aesthetic beauty of earlier dull objects, it is finding widespread use all over the globe.

Opportunities

The biggest hurdle in the growth of light transmitting concrete is its high cost. Hence, light transmitting concrete producing companies are trying to create more affordable translucent concrete products through licensing deals and large-scale production. Furthermore, light transmitting concrete uses in the external world is increasing rapidly as shown by its use in traffic lights and other products. Hence the future is full of opportunities even after a slow start.

Key Players

Some of the key players in the market are Florak Bauunternehmung, LBM EFO, LiTraCon, and LUCEM.

Report Contents:

> Market segments
> Market Drivers, Restraints and Opportunities
> Market Size & Forecast 2016 to 2022
> Supply & Demand Value Chain
> 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 Western Europe


> Eastern Europe

>> Russia
>> Poland
>> Rest of Eastern 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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