Global Waterproofing Chemicals Market: Snapshot 

With the robust growth of the construction industry, the global market for waterproofing chemicals has gain substantial impetus across the world. Waterproofing chemicals are used for several purposes, such as, the protection of the buildings from seepage and leakage caused by water and moisture. The upswing in industrialization and the rise in urbanization have stimulated the demand for these chemicals considerably, which is likely to remain strong across the world on the grounds of new construction projects as well as projects managing refurbishment of existing buildings. The increasing costs raw materials and surge in labor wages is expected to drive this market further in the years to come. 

The rising construction of public infrastructure spaces, such as, tunnels, bridges pavements, and public utility centers, and roads, are also projected to add to the demand for waterproofing chemicals in the near future. 

In 2015, the overall opportunity in the global waterproofing chemicals market was US$7.6 bn. Analysts expect the market to remain positive with a CAGR of 5.10% over the period from 2016 to 2024 and reach a value of US$12.3 bn by the end of 2024. 

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Construction Industry to Remain Key Consumer for Waterproofing Chemicals 

Waterproofing chemicals find an extensive application in the infrastructure, textile and leather, automotive, and the construction sectors. Among these, the construction sector has surfaced as the leading consumer of these chemicals and is expected to remain dominant over the next few years. In construction activities, roofing has been exhibiting a considerable demand for these chemicals, thanks to a substantial increase in the government fund on the improvement of infrastructure across the world. 

PVC, polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), thermoplastic olefin (TPO), bitumen, silicone, and ethylene propylene diene terpolymer (EPDM) are the key products available in the global market for waterproofing products. Among these, bitumen holds the maximum amount of share in the global market, thanks to its high viscosity and exceptional binding properties. PVC and silicone also enjoy a strong demand and are anticipated to continue doing so over the forthcoming years. 

Asia Pacific to Remain Dominant Market for Waterproofing Chemicals 

The Middle East and Africa, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and North America have surfaced as the key regional markets for waterproofing chemicals. Among these, Asia Pacific has acquired the leading position and is anticipated to remain seated here over the forthcoming years. The significant rise in building and construction activities and the rising number of smart city projects in various countries, such as New Zealand, India, and Singapore are the main driving factors behind the growth of the Asia Pacific market for waterproofing chemicals. 

Among others, the Middle East and Africa region is emerging as the most promising market for waterproofing chemicals, thanks to the increasing expansion of the refining capacities of a number of refineries in the Middle East. 

The highly consolidated competitive landscape of waterproofing chemicals includes several established players, such as Liquipel LLC, RPM International Inc., MUHU (China) Construction Chemicals, Archroma Management LLC, Sibelco AG, Pidilite Industries Ltd., H.B. Fuller, W.R. Grace and Co., Sika AG, Evonik Industries, Akzo Nobel NV., Wacker Chemie AG, Mapei SpA, E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co., The Dow Chemical Co., and BASF SE. These partcipants are concentrating on their expansion in emerging economies in Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa.

Global Waterproofing Chemicals Market: Overview 

Waterproofing Chemicals are a class of fine/specialty chemicals which arrest or inhibit permeability of water or moisture to interior or exterior surfaces of wide range of materials e.g. cement/ concrete walls, fabrics, leather articles, paper, electronic goods etc.  It is applied mainly in form of sheet membranes, cementitious coating, liquid coating membranes, sprays and coatings etc. The major product types include bitumen, EPDM, TPO, PVC, PTFE and silicone, while the end use applications include Construction, Infrastructure, Automotive, Textile & Leather and others.

Global Waterproofing Chemicals Market: Scope of the Report

The report estimates and forecasts the waterproofing chemicals market on the global, regional, and country levels. The study provides forecast between 2016 and 2024 based on volume (Kilo Tons) and revenue (US$ Mn) with 2015 as the base year. The report comprises an exhaustive value chain analysis for each of the product, technology and end use segments highlighting the process and the key participants involved. Value chain analysis also offers detailed information about value addition and profit margins earned at each stage. The study includes market dynamics i.e. drivers, restraints, opportunities and trends for the waterproofing chemicals market along with their impact on demand during the forecast period. The study also provides key market indicators affecting the growth of the market. The report analyzes opportunities in the waterproofing chemicals market on the global and regional level. Drivers, restraints, and opportunities mentioned in the report are justified through quantitative and qualitative data. These have been verified through primary and secondary resources. Furthermore, the report includes waterproofing chemicals global average price trend analysis and regional market trend analysis as well. 

The report includes Porter’s Five Forces Model to determine the degree of competition in the waterproofing chemicals market. The report comprises a qualitative write-up on market attractiveness analysis, wherein end-users and countries have been analyzed based on attractiveness for each region. Growth rate, market size, profit margin, impact strength, technology, competition, end use applications and other factors (such as environmental and legal) have been evaluated in order to derive the general attractiveness of the market. The report comprises price trend analysis for waterproofing chemicals between 2016 and 2024. 

Global Waterproofing Chemicals Market: Segmentation

The study provides a comprehensive view of the waterproofing chemicals market by dividing it into product, technology, end-user and geography segments. The waterproofing chemicals market has been segmented into bitumen, TPO, EPDM, PVC, Silicone and PTFE based on product. Application segment have been analyzed based on historic, present, and future trends. 

Regional segmentation includes the current and forecast demand for waterproofing chemicals in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa (MEA). Additionally, the report comprises country-level market sizing in terms of volume and revenue under each respective region. Key countries such as the U.S., Germany, the U.K., Spain, GCC, India, China, South Africa, Mexico, Brazil, etc. have been included in the study. Market segmentation includes demand for individual applications in all the regions and countries. 

Global Waterproofing Chemicals Market: Competitive Dynamics

The report covers detailed competitive outlook that includes market share and profiles of key players operating in the global market. The companies included in this reports are major global/regional players which are catering to all types of end use markets such as Construction, Automotive, Leather, Textile, Electronics etc.  such as Archroma Management LLC in textiles and Liquipel LLC in electronics .

Key players profiled in the report include The Dow Chemical Company, BASF SE, E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, Akzo Nobel NV, Evonik Industries, Wacker Chemie GmbH, W.R. Grace and Company and Other major market players. Prominent regional company profiles have also been mentioned such as Pidilite Industries Limited, MUHU (China) Construction Materials, RPM International Inc. etc. The Company profiles include attributes such as company overview, number of employees, brand overview, key competitors, business overview, business strategies, recent/key developments, acquisitions, and financial overview (wherever applicable). Competitive Analysis as well as SWOT analysis of top companies have been provided in this report.

Global Waterproofing Chemicals Market: Research Methodology

Secondary research sources that were typically referred to include, but were not limited to company websites, financial reports, annual reports, investor presentations, broker reports, and SEC filings. Other sources such as internal and external proprietary databases, statistical databases and market reports, news articles, national government documents, and webcasts specific to companies operating in the market have also been referred for the report. 

The primary research sources consists of  key officials from the companies mentioned in competition landscape, other mid-small size company representatives, industry experts, volunteers from industrial associations etc. In-depth interviews and discussions with a wide range of key opinion leaders and industry participants were conducted to compile this research report. Primary research represents the bulk of research efforts, supplemented by extensive secondary research. Key players’ product literature, annual reports, press releases, and relevant documents were reviewed for competitive analysis and market understanding. This helped in validating and strengthening secondary research findings. Primary research further helped in developing the analysis team’s expertise and market understanding. 

The global waterproofing chemicals market has been segmented as follows:

Waterproofing chemicals Market – Product Analysis

  • Bitumen
  • TPO
  • EPDM
  • PVC
  • PTFE
  • Silicone 

Waterproofing chemicals Market – Technology Analysis

  • Sheet Membrane
  • Liquid Coated Membrane
  • Cementitious Waterproofing
  • Others

Waterproofing chemicals Market – End Use Analysis

  • Construction
  • Infrastructure
  • Automotive
  • Textile and Leather
  • Others

Waterproofing chemicals Market – Regional Analysis

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • U.K.
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • ASEAN
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa
    • GCC
    • Egypt
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America