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APAC self-compacting concrete market to witness remarkable proceeds over 2017-2024, construction sector to drive the application landscape

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The competitive matrix of self-compacting concrete market is all inclusive of top notch companies that have been heavily investing in strong alliances to come up with innovative solutions that are not only efficient but also environmentally viable. For instance, Tarmac, one of the most acclaimed U.K. based sustainable material group, recently acquired the remaining 50% share of Scottish Power, under the long-standing ScotAsh joint venture. Reportedly, through the deal, the self-compacting concrete market giant would get full proprietorship of ScotAsh. Experts claim this agreement to be highly strategic from Tarmac’s end, given its long term plan of widening its customer base with cutting-edge products, tapping the superfluity of expertise from both the organizations. The pipeline of such innovative projects on-board has undoubtedly sent out waves of expectations in self-compacting concrete industry.

U.S. self-compacting concrete market size, by application, 2013 – 2024 (USD Million)
U.S. self-compacting concrete market size, by application, 2013 - 2024 (USD Million)

Self-consolidating concrete has lately become an indispensable component in modern construction activities, pertaining to some of its exceptional beneficiary features such as high segregation resistance and flowability. It is therefore quite indisputable that the growth in construction domain will leave a perpetual impact on self-compacting concrete market trends. As per estimates, the overall construction spending is forecast to cross USD 13 trillion by 2023, almost double than what is recorded in 2015 (USD 7 trillion). The humungous figure, itself is enough to draw a picture of the growth opportunity of self-compacting concrete industry over the forthcoming period.

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With increasing deployment of self-compacting concrete in constructional activities, the necessity of R&D investments to exploit the material’s fullest potential has become even more crucial. In fact, market giants have been showcasing a great deal of interest in diversifying their product portfolio in sync with the sustainability trends. For instance, an absolutely fresh of the boat concept, dubbed as Eco-friendly self-compacting concrete or Eco-SCC has been introduced in APAC and Europe self-compacting concrete market that is claimed to possess lower cement content. Allegedly, the product is already gaining a mass popularity across the construction domain, pertaining to the fact that Eco-SCC is manufactured by aggregate gradation. In parallel to this, a plethora of driving factors including spreading awareness about sustainable buildings, green certification, and governmental standardization, collectively depicts that Eco-SCC, in all likeliness, would prove to be the next disruptive trend in self-compacting concrete industry space.

Asia Pacific is slated to be one of the most lucrative avenues for self-compacting concrete industry growth, given the strong pipeline of constructional projects across major countries like China. Statistics depict, with China at the forefront, APAC belt is forecast to account for almost 60% of the overall construction expenditure by 2025. Furthermore, Asia Pacific self-compacting concrete market is governed by a stringent regulatory frame of reference enforced by authorized bodies that have implemented favorable policies under the structural reform plan. Pertaining to the massive industrialization and urbanization across the continent, APAC self-compacting concrete market pegged a valuation of USD 14 billion in 2016 and is likely to record a decent growth pace over 2017-2024.

High raw materials price trends compared to its conventional counterparts along with limited utilization of the product in the infrastructural domain are claimed to be the two major constraints deterring self-compacting concrete market penetration across some of the geographies. Nonetheless, renowned biggies are set to explore various opportunities and challenges of the business fraternity in the ensuing years by investing in advanced technologies that not only ensures improved functionality but also competitive pricing. Driven by the considerable developments on the product front in tandem with expansive application landscape, the self-compacting concrete industry is forecast to exceed a valuation of USD 30 billion by 2024.

Author Name : Satarupa De

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Active calcium silicate market to witness massive demand from construction industry, Asia Pacific to prominently drive the global demand

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Strong growth in the infrastructural spending has carved a profitable growth map for the global Active Calcium Silicate Market. Active calcium silicate finds extensive application in the construction industry, owing to its properties such as high-temperature stability and sound absorption. Active calcium silicate market offers a wide product availability in the form of powder, boards, blocks and is used for fire protection, in Portland cement, acoustic insulation, ceramics, and paints & coatings. Active calcium silicate industry has witnessed an upsurge with rising demand from the construction projects including airports, flyovers, highways, fire stations, and other commercial complexes. As per statistics, the global construction spending in 2015 exceeded USD 7 trillion and is projected to record over USD 15.5 trillion by 2024, expanding at 7.5% CAGR over 2016-2024. Within the global construction expenditure, Asia Pacific held for more than 20% in 2015, owing to rapid infrastructural growth in the emerging economies.

U.S. active calcium silicate market size, by application, 2013-2024 (USD Million)
U.S. active calcium silicate market size, by application, 2013-2024 (USD Million)  

China is witnessing significant government initiatives toward installing fire protection in commercial and residential buildings, which in turn is stimulating the regional active calcium silicate market. Moreover, presence of huge industries including plastics, paint & coatings, rubber, and cements manufacturing units have accelerated the product deployment for high temperature insulation applications. This has boosted the product demand in China and the regional active calcium silicate market is projected to surpass 15 kilo tons in term of volume by 2024.

The global active calcium silicate industry is set to garner huge profit from its fire protection applications. The product is widely used in boards & blocks form in oil refinery, blast furnace, building walls, and electric arc furnace. Active calcium silicate market share from the fire protection application is estimated to generate sales of USD 135 million by 2024. The EAPFP (European Association for Passive Fire Protection) has imposed regulations and guidelines regarding the harmonization of fire safety standards for the commercial and residential buildings. Properties of active calcium silicate which includes adhesiveness, intumescent, and fire resistance have broadened the application scope to acoustic tiles and wallboards.

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Supportive regulations by ASTM in the United States to formulate, direct, and regulate fire safety standards and to conduct test methods on acoustic and thermal insulations have significantly favored the regional market growth. U.S. active calcium silicate industry, owing to such favorable support, is expected to grow at 3.5% CAGR over the period of 2016-2024. Apart from US, these test methods and quality standards are also heavily regulated across Germany, Italy, and France.

Another strong application trend of active calcium silicate is in Ceramic Tiles Market, which is anticipated to grow at a rate of 9% over 2016-2024. The overall active calcium silicate market from ceramic application is likely to register a growth rate of 3.5% from 2016-2024, owing to growing application in false ceiling, plaster of Paris, tiles, and roof manufacturing products as it possesses properties such as hardness, high melting point, corrosion resistance, and light weight.

These advantages of ceramics have propelled its heavy demand in replacement of tiles for improved aesthetic appearance. Brazil active calcium silicate market is poised to see a consumption exceeding 90 tons by 2024, owing to growing trend toward high quality ceramic tiles as a substitute for conventional walls and floors.

According to Global Market Insights, Inc., active calcium silicate market is projected to generate revenue worth USD 215 million with the global consumption target of 119 kilo tons by 2024. The global active calcium silicate market is also witnessing an upliftment with surging trade statistics. South Africa, UAE, and Saudi Arabia may witness product shortfall and can thus increase its product import. However, this scenario can provide a fair opportunity for the regional manufacturers to boost their manufacturing activities to balance the regional demand. The global market experiences a fierce competition among the industry players. Prominent active calcium silicate industry players include Promat International, Ramco Industries, American Elements, Imerys Filtration Minerals, 2K Technologies, Anglitemp, and HIL Limited.

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UK electrostatic precipitator market to observe a notable growth rate over 2016-2024, rising implementation of power projects to spur the regional industry

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The global aim to control pollutant emissions occurring due to the rapid industrialization will tend to electrostatic precipitator market gaining considerable traction in the years to come. Leading providers of electrostatic precipitators are constantly attempting to improvise on the product offering to combat the rising carbon footprints in the atmosphere. For instance, recently GE Power India received a contract worth more than USD 2.37 billion from GE Power AG, to supply electrostatic precipitator components and CFB boiler of capacity 150 MW. Strict government directives imposed on industries to control the pollutant emission levels will act as a major driver for global electrostatic precipitator industry.

High consumer spending capacity in the emerging economies is likely to boost the growth of the construction and infrastructural sector in the region, which in turn will fuel electrostatic precipitator market. The high demand for uninterrupted power supply has led to the implementation of myriad power projects. However, the growing awareness regarding the harmful inhalation of Sulphur trioxide and other pollutants has also prompted power companies to look out for measures to control these emissions, which will drive electrostatic precipitator industry trends. Global Market Insights, Inc., states that electrostatic precipitator market size is slated to surpass USD 8 billion, growing at a y-o-y rate of 5% over 2016-2024.

U.S. Electrostatic Precipitators (ESP) Market Size, by application 2013-2024 (USD Million)
U.S. Electrostatic Precipitators (ESP) Market Size, by application 2013-2024 (USD Million)

Developing economies such as India and China are powerhouses for the growth of the construction and industrial sectors. This in itself is a strong driver for APAC electrostatic precipitator industry. Speaking of APAC, China held 3% of the regional share in 2015 and is anticipated to grow significantly over the period of 2016-2024, primarily driven by the rising implementation of coal fired power plant projects. To fulfill the demand for power supply, China plans to increase its electricity manufacturing capacity by 19% over the coming five years, which will claim the establishment of more power plants. This in turn, will stimulate the demand for precipitators, thereby fueling China electrostatic precipitator market.

Chile has begun to endorse mining activities for the development of the regional metal industry, which prompts the usage of electrostatic precipitators to absorb dust particles and metal shrapnel. Having held a value of over USD 30 million in 2015, Chile electrostatic precipitator market is expected to grow steadily over 2016-2024.

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With a contribution of more than 60% toward the regional share to boast of, U.S. electrostatic precipitator industry is projected to observe a reasonable growth over the years. The key factors that will account for this growth include the existence of strong market players in the region and the high demand for renovation projects.

Prime participants of electrostatic precipitator industry include Fujian Longking Co., Ltd., Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Mechatronics Systems, Siemens AG, GEECO Enercon Pvt. Ltd, Total Air Pollution Control Pvt. Ltd., Blacke-Durr GmbH, Trion Inc., Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Ducon Technologies Inc., Clean Tunnel Air International AS, Thermax Ltd., and Hamon Corporation. These companies aim to efficiently control the rising pollution levels by improving the product standards.

With reference to the products, electrostatic precipitators are mainly bifurcated as wet and dry. As the name implies, wet products are utilized to draw out wet, sticky, and highly flammable particles. These products make use of electrostatic forces to remove arsenic and lead particles, VOCs, or Sulphur trioxide fumes. With a filtering potential of 90%, wet products are applied in the textile, paper, and cement industries, owing to which electrostatic precipitator market from cement applications will observe a CAGR of 4% over 2016-2024.

Dry electrostatic precipitator industry was valued at USD 4 billion in 2015. These products filter out dry pollutants with more than 99% efficiency and possess the benefits of low cost and reduced maintenance. Increased usage of dry products in power plants and metal industries will spur dry electrostatic precipitator market, set to observe a CAGR of 5% over 2016-2024.

Global power demand is anticipated to increase by 45% by 2040. Growing demand for electricity and the subsequent installation of power plants will propel electrostatic precipitator industry from power plant applications, set to grow considerably from 2016-2024, with an initial valuation of USD 1 billion in 2015.

The ever-rising requirement for petroleum products such as LPG, asphalt, and diesel will push electrostatic precipitator market from chemical & petrochemical applications, which contributed to 20% of the overall share in 2015.

With the governments across the globe working in tandem to eliminate harmful pollutant emissions, global electrostatic industry is bound to witness an upsurge. Constant efforts by market players to introduce efficient ESPs will also change the market dynamics over the coming seven years.

 

Author Name :Saipriya Iyer

Industrial Air Filtration Market outlook: Europe to lead the regional landscape over 2015 to 2022

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The growing urbanization and industrialization across the globe will generate lucrative opportunities for industrial air filtration market over the coming period of 2015 to 2022. Stringent government norms and growing awareness about air pollution will fuel the industry growth considerably over the coming years. The air filter improves the air quality before its release into the atmosphere, thereby curbing the air pollution to a high extent. According to Global Market Insights, Inc., “Worldwide Industrial Air Filtration market is projected to record a revenue of 7.12 billion by 2022”.

U.S. industrial air filtration market size by product, 2012-2022 (USD Million)

U.S. industrial air filtration market size by product, 2012-2022 (USD Million)

Considering applications, Industrial air filtration industry is divided into metal, power, pharmaceutical, food, and cement sector. The power application accounted 15% of overall market share in 2014 and is expected to show attractive growth rate over the coming years. The growing requirement of air filters in the various units of the nuclear power plants such as power generation, nuclear energy research facilities, and fuel processing installation & waste management will stimulate the industrial air filtration market growth.  The metal application segment will exhibit a lucrative annual growth rate of more than 8.5% over the coming five years, owing to the surging demand from evolving industrialization.

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Dust collectors, baghouse filters, HEPA filters, cartridge collectors & filters, and mist collectors are some of the key products of the industrial air filtration market. Mist collectors registered more than 20% of the total revenue share in 2014 and is anticipated to grow significantly over the coming timeframe, driven by its escalating need across food processing industry. In addition, these filters eliminate coolant mist, oil mist, steam, and fumes in food & beverage manufacturing processes.

Dust collectors industrial air filtration industry size is projected to register an annual growth rate of 8.7% over the coming period of 2015 to 2022, owing to its growing demand because of its significant benefits such as improved worker health & safety, less maintenance, and cheap operating cost.

Taking into account the regional outlook, Europe industrial air filtration market size will collect a revenue of USD 1.9 billion by 2022, owing to the strict government regulations regarding emission control.

U.S. will lead the North America industrial air filtration industry share by surpassing a revenue of USD 1.35 billion in 2022.

Asia Pacific industrial air filtration industry size is predicted to register an annual growth rate of more than 9% over the coming five years, driven by its mounting demand from end-users. Additionally, growing investment in the air filter industry across this region will impact considerably on APAC industrial air filtration industry. India and China will contribute significantly towards the regional growth.

Market players are focusing on market strategies such as mergers & acquisition to grow their business over the coming period of 2015 to 2022. Clarcor, Pall corporation, Camfil, Donaldson, AAF International, Flanders Corporation, SPX Corporation, Cummins Filtration, and Freudenberg Group are some of the key industry participants in the industrial air filtration market.


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