Cement is the most commonly used material for construction works, which is composed of calcium silicates, calcium aluminoferrite and calcium aluminates mineral. Cement is generally used in the production of concrete. The increasing demand of housing, growing constructions and rapid urbanization are the factors driving the market for cement industry.
The growing need for improved strength, chemical resistance, enhancement of cement properties and reduction in the usage of chemical and water have increased the demand for cement and concrete additives. Cement additives are segmented into mineral additives, fibre additives and chemical additives. Chemical additives dominate the overall cement additives market. Chemical additives include normal plasticizers, super-plasticizers, waterproofing admixtures, retarding agents and other colouring agents. Mineral additives include silica slag, rice husk ash and fly ash whereas fibre additives include synthetic and steel fibres.
Rising environmental concerns and depleting fossil fuel reserves along with ever growing demand for cement have resulted in the emergence of green cement. Green cement are environment friendly as they require less natural resources, reduces water use in construction and releases less carbon dioxide. The green cement manufacturing process utilizes alternative fuels such as sewage sludge, filter cakes, animal meal, oils, foundry sands and fly ashes.
Asphalt is the refined residue obtained from distillation of crude petroleum oil. Asphalt is primarily used in road construction as a binding and filling material where it is mixed with rock, sand, gravel or slag to create asphalt concrete. Asphalt is also used in roofing and waterproof sealing. Asphalt is a cheap roofing product and in midst of rising building construction expenditure its demand is projected to grow. In addition, demand for asphalt emulsions, which are mixed with old pavement to repair damaged highway surfaces, is also forecasted to grow due to rise in usage of recycled asphalt pavements.
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