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Construction Chemicals Market Report - UK 2017-2021 Analysis

Published: 31/05/2017 / Number of Pages: 85 / Price: £795.00

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Introduction and Overview

The 6th edition of the 'Construction Chemicals Market Report - UK 2017-2021 Analysis' incorporates original research and provides a comprehensive and up-to-date review of the market, defined in this report as covering the following applications; buildings, civils structures and home improvement / housing RMI. The market is expected to progress positively, driven in particular by growth in the infrastructure sector which will in turn drive growth in admixtures, sealants, protective coatings etc.

Key issues covered in the report:

  • Concrete & mortar admixtures.
  • Adhesives - DIY, trade and structural.
  • Sealants and caulks - DIY, trade and structural.
  • Fillers - decorators, wood and foam.
  • Protective coatings - e.g. structural waterproofing.
  • Resin flooring systems.

Areas of particular interest include:

  • Market sizes and forecasts by value for key product groups, through to 2021.
  • Product mixes within key product categories where relevant.
  • End-user and distribution mixes for key product groups.
  • Reviews of suppliers for key product groups. Extensive section on company profiles including - RPM International, Arkema Group, Henkel, Sika Group, Saint Gobain Weber, Artex Group, Instarmac, Mapei and many more.

Some of the companies included:

3M Scotchkote, Adshead Ratcliffe, Akzo Nobel, Apollo Chemicals, Ardex Ltd, Arkema SA, Bartoline, BASF Construction Chemicals UK, Bostik, Building Adhesives Ltd, Chemence, Chemfix Products, Chemique Adhesives & Sealants, Conren, F Ball and Co, Flowcrete, Fosroc, Gorilla Glue Europe Kommerling, Grace Construction Products Ltd, Henkel Ltd, Hodgson Sealants, Instarmac Group PLC, John L Lord, Kilwaughter Chemical Company, Larsen (Manufacturing), Mapei (UK), Normet UK, Norcros Adhesives, Oscrete, Palace Chemicals, Parex, Power Adhesives, Ronacrete, RPM International Inc, Rust Oleum, Saint Gobain Weber UK, Seal It Services, Sherwin Williams Diversified Brands, Sika Ltd, Siroflex, Soudal UK, Sovereign Chemicals, Stirling Lloyd Polychem, Sto, Tor Coatings, Tremco Illbruck, Watco UK, Wetherby Building Systems, Uzin


Overview of Market for Construction Chemicals

  • Total market size at manufacturers' sales prices 2012-2016 and forecasts 2017-2021.
  • Key drivers e.g. housebuilding and commercial new build, home improvement activity, infrastructure, non-residential RMI etc.
  • Mix of construction chemicals by type by value.

Adhesives / Mastic Sealants, Putties and Caulks

  • Market size at MSP 2012-2016 & forecasts 2017-2021, with key drivers.
  • Market mix by product type by value e.g. tiling, structural, roofing etc.
  • Market mix by broad end-use mix by value i.e. housebuilding, contract, DIY/'GSI'.
  • Supply & distribution overview e.g. DIY stores, builders' merchants, specialists etc.

Fillers / Concrete and Mortar Admixtures

  • Market size at MSP 2012-2016 & forecasts 2017-2021, with key drivers.
  • Market mix by product type by value. Fillers - decorators, wood, expanding foam. Concrete and mortar admixtures - plasticizers, water repellents etc.
  • Market mix by broad end-use mix by value & volume. Fillers - trade, DIY. Concrete and mortar admixtures - ready mix concrete manufacturers.
  • Supply & distribution overview. Fillers - DIY stores, builders' merchants, specialists etc. Concrete and mortar admixtures - direct sales, chemicals distributors.

Protective Coatings / Resin Flooring Systems

  • Market size at MSP 2012-2016 & forecasts 2017-2021, with key drivers.
  • Protective coatings - market mix by broad end-use by value. Supply and distribution overview - direct sales, chemicals distributors.
  • Resin flooring systems - market mix by product type e.g. epoxy resin, polyurethane etc.
  • Overview of major suppliers - Alto Flooring, Flowcrete, John L Lord etc.

Supplier Review

  • Estimated market shares.
  • Overview of leading manufacturers and suppliers - latest UK turnovers, products supplied etc - RPM International, Akzo Nobel, Bostik, Henkel, Sika, Ardex, Instarmac, Mapei, Apollo Chemicals, Bartoline, Altro Flooring, F Ball & Co etc.

Report Summary

This report focuses on liquid, spray, foam, mastic and powdered chemical products used by tradesmen, sub-contractors and homeowners. Also included are concrete and mortar additives that are used in both factory production and in the on-site production of concrete products and mortars. Product sectors covered in this report include; adhesives; sealants, caulks & putties; fillers; concrete & mortar admixtures; protective coatings and resin flooring systems. Adhesives constitute the largest product group.

Annual growth rates vary between some of the product sub-sectors, due to differing trends within key end user markets, but overall growth has been slow and steady in this market over the past five years or so. Despite the outcome of the vote to leave the EU, there have been steadily growing levels of home improvement and housebuilding output, leading to greater usage of sealants and adhesives, with bright prospects also in the infrastructure sector.

The key manufacturers and suppliers are mainly subsidiaries or divisions of trans-national chemical product manufacturers. These typically have extensive product ranges for applications other than construction, that will often include manufacturing, offshore and transport.

Medium term growth prospects for the overall market appear steady but modest, particularly for products mostly supplied to the home improvement and trade sectors for use on residential RMI and refurbishment. There is likely to be a period of significant uncertainty over the next 2-3 years as the formal EU departure looms closer and the UK has to renegotiate trade deals. Risks also include changes to legislation affecting the construction chemicals market.


List of Report Contents

  1. Content Listing
  2. 1. INTRODUCTION 7
  3. 1.1 BACKGROUND 7
  4. 1.2 SOURCES OF INFORMATION 7
  5. 2. SUMMARY 9
  6. 2.1 MARKET SITUATION 9
  7. 2.2 MARKET PROSPECTS 10
  8. 3. ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT 12
  9. 3.1 GDP 12
  10. 3.2 INFLATION & INTEREST RATES 14
  11. 3.3 UNEMPLOYMENT 15
  12. 3.4 HOUSEHOLD CONSUMPTION 16
  13. 3.5 HOUSING & CONSTRUCTION 16
  14. 3.6 STERLING 17
  15. 3.7 POPULATION PROFILE 18
  16. 3.8 CONCLUSIONS 18
  17. 4. UK CONSTRUCTION CHEMICALS MARKET OVERVIEW 20
  18. 4.1 DEFINITIONS 20
  19. 4.2 OVERVIEW OF MARKET SIZE AND TRENDS 20
  20. 4.3 KEY MARKET DRIVERS 23
  21. 4.3.1 Home Improvement 23
  22. 4.3.2 Non Residential RMI 25
  23. 4.3.3 Housebuilding 27
  24. 4.3.4 Non-Residential New Construction 29
  25. 5. ADHESIVES 36
  26. 5.1 DEFINITION 36
  27. 5.2 MARKET SIZE FOR TRADE & DIY AND CONSTRUCTION ADHESIVES 36
  28. 5.3 MARKET MIX FOR ADHESIVES 38
  29. 5.3.1 Overview 38
  30. 5.3.2 Floor & Wall Tile Adhesives & Grouts 38
  31. 5.3.3 Market Shares 41
  32. 5.3.4 Structural Adhesives 42
  33. 5.3.5 Floorcovering Adhesives 42
  34. 5.3.6 Roofing Adhesives 45
  35. 5.3.7 Wallcovering Adhesives 46
  36. 5.4 DISTRIBUTION OF CONSTRUCTION ADHESIVES 47
  37. 5.5 MAJOR SUPPLIERS 48
  38. 6. SEALANTS, CAULKS AND PUTTIES 50
  39. 6.1 DEFINITION 50
  40. 6.2 MARKET SIZE AND TRENDS FOR SEALANTS, CAULKS AND PUTTIES 51
  41. 6.3 MARKET MIX FOR SEALANTS, CAULKS AND PUTTIES 52
  42. 6.3.1 Product Mix for Specialist /Structural Sealants 52
  43. 6.3.2 Market for DIY & Trade Sealants, Caulks & Putties 53
  44. 6.4 SUPPLY CHAIN AND DISTRIBUTION FOR SEALANTS, CAULKS AND PUTTIES 53
  45. 6.5 MAJOR SUPPLIERS OF SEALANTS, CAULKS & PUTTIES 55
  46. 7. FILLERS 57
  47. 7.1 DEFINITION 57
  48. 7.2 MARKET SIZE AND TRENDS FOR FILLERS 57
  49. 7.3 MARKET MIX FOR FILLERS 58
  50. 7.4 DISTRIBUTION FOR FILLERS 59
  51. 8. CONCRETE, MORTARS AND CEMENT ADMIXTURES 62
  52. 8.1 DEFINITION 62
  53. 8.2 MARKET SIZE, TRENDS FOR CONCRETE, CEMENT AND MORTARS ADMIXTURES 63
  54. 8.3 MARKET MIX FOR CONCRETE, CEMENT AND MORTARS ADMIXTURES 65
  55. 8.4 DISTRIBUTION FOR CONCRETE, CEMENT AND MORTARS ADMIXTURES 66
  56. 9. PROTECTIVE COATINGS 67
  57. 9.1 DEFINITION 67
  58. 9.2 MARKET OVERVIEW PROTECTIVE COATINGS 67
  59. 9.3 WATERPROOFING CHEMICALS 68
  60. 9.4 FIRE PROTECTION CHEMICALS 69
  61. 9.5 DISTRIBUTION AND SUPPLY FOR PROTECTIVE COATINGS 69
  62. 10. RESIN FLOORING SYSTEMS 72
  63. 10.1 DEFINITION 72
  64. 10.2 MARKET SIZE AND TRENDS FOR RESIN FLOORING SYSTEMS 72
  65. 10.3 MARKET MIXES FOR RESIN FLOORING SYSTEMS 73
  66. 10.4 SUPPLY FOR INDUSTRIAL RESIN FLOORING 74
  67. 11. SUPPLIERS 76
  68. 11.1 MARKET SHARES 76
  69. 11.2 COMPANY PROFILES 76
  70. Appendix 84
  1. Tables & Charts
  2. CHART 1: UK CONSTRUCTION & HOME IMPROVEMENT MARKET FOR CHEMICAL PRODUCTS 2012-2021 9
  3. TABLE 2: GDP DATA - 2013-2017 - KEY CONSTITUENT ELEMENTS 13
  4. CHART 3: INTEREST RATES AND INFLATION (CPI) FROM 2000-2021 15
  5. CHART 4: PDI & SAVINGS RATIO AT CURRENT PRICES 2000-2021 16
  6. TABLE 5: EXCHANGE RATE FLUCTUATIONS 2012-2019 - STERLING TO THE DOLLAR, AND THE EURO, SPOT RATES 18
  7. CHART 6: UK CONSTRUCTION & HOME IMPROVEMENT MARKET SIZE FOR CHEMICAL PRODUCTS £M MSP 2011 -2021 21
  8. CHART 7: APPROXIMATE MIX OF CONSTRUCTION & HOME IMPROVEMENT CHEMICALS PRODUCTS (ADHESIVES, FILLERS, SEALANTS, ADMIXTURES, COATINGS, RESIN ETC) 2016 22
  9. TABLE 8: UK RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS VALUED AT £40K OR ABOVE 2012-2021 23
  10. TABLE 9: HOUSEHOLD SPENDING ON DIY GOODS & TRADE SERVICES £BN (AT 2014 PRICES) 2010 -2016 24
  11. TABLE 10: NON-HOUSING RMI CONTRACTORS OUTPUT £ BILLION 2011-2021 25
  12. TABLE 11: UK CONSTRUCTION RMI CONTRACTORS OUTPUT BY BROAD END USE SECTOR (INFRASTRUCTURE, COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL, PUBLIC SECTOR NON-HOUSING) 2016 26
  13. CHART 12: UK CONSTRUCTION RMI CONTRACTORS OUTPUT BY KEY ACTIVITY (ELECTRICAL, PLUMBING, GLAZING, ROAD REPAIRS ETC) 2016 27
  14. TABLE 13: HOUSEBUILDING STARTS & COMPLETIONS ('000 DWELLINGS) 2012- 2021 28
  15. CHART 14: NON-RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION SECTOR - NEW WORK AND RMI OUTPUT AND NEW ORDERS 2006 TO 2016 - BY VALUE (£ BILLION AT CURRENT PRICES) 30
  16. CHART 15: VALUE OF NON-HOUSING NEW WORK OUTPUT BY SECTOR % MIX BY VALUE 2015 AND 2016 31
  17. TABLE 16: UK ADHESIVES IN THE CONSTRUCTION & HOME IMPROVEMENT MARKET (£M MSP) 2012 -2021 37
  18. CHART 17: ESTIMATED BROAD PRODUCT MIX BY VALUE FOR ADHESIVES (TILING, STRUCTURAL, ROOFING, FLOORING, WALLPAPER) 38
  19. TABLE 18: UK MARKET SIZE AND FORECASTS FOR WALL & FLOOR TILE ADHESIVES & GROUTS BY VALUE (£M MSP) 2012 - 2021 39
  20. CHART 19: UK MARKET FOR WALL & FLOOR TILES BY VOLUME ('000 M2) 2012-2021 40
  21. CHART 20: TILE ADHESIVES & GROUTS MANUFACTURERS, BRANDS AND ESTIMATED MARKET SHARES 41
  22. CHART 21: UK MARKET FOR FLOORCOVERINGS BY VOLUME (MILLION M2) 2011-2016 43
  23. CHART 22: UK FLOORCOVERINGS MARKET (CARPET, WOOD, VINYL & OTHERS) % MIX BY VOLUME 2016 44
  24. CHART 23: UK MARKET FOR VINYL FLOORCOVERINGS BY VOLUME (MILLION M2) 2011-2016 44
  25. CHART 24: UK MARKET FOR FLAT ROOFING SYSTEMS BY AREA OF WATERPROOFING MEMBRANES INSTALLED (MILLION M2) 2012-18 45
  26. CHART 25: UK WALLPAPER MARKET END USER MIX (DIY, TRADE DOMESTIC, TRADE COMMERCIAL) % BY VALUE 47
  27. CHART 26: DISTRIBUTION MIX FOR CONSTRUCTION, TRADE & DIY ADHESIVES BY VALUE 48
  28. TABLE 27: UK CONSTRUCTION & HOME IMPROVEMENT MARKET FOR SEALANTS, CAULKS & PUTTIES BY VALUE (£M MSP) 2012-2021 51
  29. CHART 28: UK MARKET FOR SPECIALIST SEALANTS BY POLYMER TYPE BY VOLUME 53
  30. CHART 29: DISTRIBUTION MIX FOR SPECIALIST SEALANTS USED FOR STRUCTURES, UTILITIES & OTHER CIVILS APPLICATIONS BY VALUE 54
  31. CHART 30: DISTRIBUTION MIX FOR TRADE & DIY SEALANTS BY VALUE 54
  32. TABLE 31: UK MARKET FOR FILLERS BY VALUE (£M MSP) 2012-2021 58
  33. CHART 32: UK DEMAND FOR FILLERS BY TYPE (DECORATORS FILLERS, EXPANDING FOAMS, WOOD FILLERS) BY VALUE 59
  34. TABLE 33: KEY CHANNELS OF DISTRIBUTION FOR FILLERS - ESTIMATED % SHARES BY VALUE 60
  35. CHART 34: FILLERS - BROAD MARKET SHARES BY BRAND BY VALUE (POLYCELL, MERCHANTS OWN LABEL ETC) 60
  36. CHART 35: ESTIMATED MARKET MIX FOR CONCRETE, CEMENT AND MORTARS ADMIXTURES - BY KEY APPLICATIONS (RMC, CONCRETE BLOCKS ETC) BY VOLUME (TONNES) 63
  37. TABLE 36: UK MARKET FOR CONCRETE, CEMENT & MORTARS ADMIXTURES BY VALUE (£M MSP) 2012-2021 64
  38. CHART 37: UK MARKET TRENDS FOR KEY PRODUCT APPLICATIONS FOR ADMIXTURES (RMC, CONCRETE BLOCKS, PORTLAND CEMENT ETC) 2011 - 2016 65
  39. CHART 38: UK MARKET FOR CONCRETE, CEMENT AND MORTARS ADMIXTURES - APPROXIMATE PRODUCT MIX BY TYPE (E.G. PLASTICIZERS ETC) BY VOLUME 66
  40. TABLE 39: UK CONSTRUCTION MARKET FOR FIREPROOFING, WATERPROOFING & OTHER PROTECTION CHEMICALS (£M MSP) 2012-2021 67
  41. CHART 40: UK MARKET FOR RESIN FLOORING SYSTEMS 2012 -2021 72
  42. CHART 41: UK MARKET FOR RESIN FLOORING SYSTEMS BY TYPE OF COATING BY VALUE (£M MSP) 73
  43. CHART 42: UK CONSTRUCTION & HOME IMPROVEMENTS CHEMICALS MARKET SUPPLIERS SHARES 2015/16 76

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