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South Africa Construction Chemicals Market To Be Dominated By Growing Preference Towards Sustainability Of Chemicals Through 2028

Initiatives taken by government to support the production of construction chemicals are the major drivers for the South Africa Construction Chemicals Market.

According to TechSci Research report, “South Africa Construction Chemicals Market – Industry Size, Share, Trends, Competition, Opportunity and Forecast, 2018-2028”, the South Africa Construction Chemicals Market is anticipated to register a high CAGR during the forecast period. This can be ascribed to collaborations and partnerships among leading companies with a diverse approach to merge the expertise of individual companies and to strengthen their position in the market.

Sustainability has become a key focus in urban planning and development. South Africa is no exception, with a growing emphasis on sustainable construction practices in urban areas. Construction chemicals that promote energy efficiency, reduce environmental impact, and enhance the sustainability of buildings are in high demand. Green construction chemicals, such as low VOC products, eco-friendly coatings, and energy-efficient insulation materials. Moreover, Urbanization goes beyond infrastructure and includes the development of aesthetically pleasing and functional spaces. From public parks and recreational areas to commercial complexes and shopping centers, urban environments require construction chemicals that enhance the aesthetics and functionality of these spaces. Decorative coatings, flooring systems, adhesives, and sealants are used to create visually appealing surfaces while providing durability and functionality.

The demand for construction chemicals that can transform urban spaces into attractive and functional areas has increased as urbanization progresses in South Africa. For instance, a.b.e. Construction Chemicals (Pty) Ltd introduced abe. cote WD 337 tough epoxy paint that produces a durable and smooth floor coating that are used at motor workshops and shopping centres.  Additionally, the government has prioritized the improvement and expansion of transportation networks, energy facilities, and public infrastructure projects. Construction chemicals play a vital role in these initiatives, providing solutions for concrete strengthening, waterproofing, corrosion protection, and specialty coatings. As South Africa government invests in the development of its infrastructure, the demand for construction chemicals continues to rise. For instance, according to budget 2023, the South African government planned to spend USD 18.90 billion on transport and logistics, this includes expenditure by the South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) to improve the road infrastructure network. South Africa's construction chemicals market is currently undergoing a transformative phase, driven by a dynamic and interconnected ecosystem of collaborations and partnerships.

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With the country embarking on ambitious infrastructure projects, the significance of harnessing collective expertise, resources, and innovation through strategic alliances has become increasingly apparent. Strategic alliances between construction chemicals suppliers and distributors streamline the supply chain, ensuring timely availability of materials. This efficiency minimizes project delays, enhances customer satisfaction, and contributes to the overall competitiveness of the industry. Partnerships forged between manufacturers of construction chemicals and academic institutions are yielding innovative solutions. Notably, collaborations with engineering departments have resulted in the creation of cutting-edge concrete admixtures that significantly improve both strength and durability. A recent collaboration in South Africa based on construction chemicals involves Sasol Chemicals and Holiferm Limited. The two companies have partnered to jointly develop new biosurfactants, which are chemicals used in various construction applications. This collaboration aims to enable the broad use of sustainable and environmentally friendly solutions in the construction industry.

However, fluctuations in prices of raw materials and shortage of skilled labor are expected to slow down the growth of the market in the coming years.

Some of the major companies operating in the South Africa Construction Chemicals Market include:

  • Sika South Africa Pvt. Ltd.
  • BASF Construction Chemicals South Africa (Pty.) Ltd.
  • StonCor Africa (Pty) Ltd.
  • Technical Finishes SA (Pty) Ltd.
  • b.e. Construction Chemicals (Pty) Ltd.
  • AShakConstruction Chemicals Pty Ltd.
  • Multi Construction Chemicals (Pty) Ltd.
  • Verni Speciality Construction Products (Pty) Ltd.
  • MAPEI South Africa (Pty) Ltd.
  • Penetron Africa (Pty) Ltd.

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“Certain regions of South Africa, particularly Western Cape, are projected to exert significant demand for construction chemicals in the country. The growth in the competitive landscape and the presence of well-established companies in the market, committed to enhancing their productivity of construction chemicals each year, are expected to contribute to a remarkable growth of the South Africa Construction Chemicals Market in the forecast period," said Mr. Karan Chechi, Research Director with TechSci Research, a research-based Global management consulting firm.

South Africa Construction Chemicals Market- Industry Size, Share, Trends, Opportunity, and Forecast, 2018-2028 Segmented By Product Type (Concrete Admixtures, Waterproof Chemicals, Construction Adhesives & Sealants, Protective Coatings, Others), By Application (Residential, Industrial/Commercial, Infrastructure, Repair Structures), By Region and Competition
has evaluated the future growth potential of South Africa Construction Chemicals Market and provides statistics & information on market size, structure, and future market growth. The report intends to provide innovative market intelligence and help decision makers take sound investment decisions. Besides, the report also identifies and analyzes the emerging trends along with essential drivers, challenges, and opportunities in South Africa Construction Chemicals Market.


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