Foam Concrete Market, By Material (Synthetic foaming agent, Protein foaming agent) By Application (Residential, Infrastructure, Industrial and others) and Geography – Drivers, Opportunities, Trends, and Forecasts Up to 2022

  • April, 2017
  • Domain: Chemicals, Materials & Food - Specialty Chemicals
Pages: 130
Tables: 68
Charts: 64
Regions/Countries: 4/9
Companies: 10
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Foam concrete is classified under lightweight aerated concrete, which is a slurry of cement with minimum 20% of foam entrained. It is used in construction material due to the cheap price and suitable insulation property. It also helps to reduce weight and cost of construction due to a lighter density. Continuous economic development and improving our quality of life are the key parameters driving the lightweight concrete and foam concrete markets.

Research Methodology

The foam concrete market has been analyzed by utilizing the optimum combination of secondary sources and in-house methodology along with an irreplaceable blend of primary insights. The real-time assessment of the market is an integral part of our market sizing and forecasting methodology, wherein our industry experts and panel of primary participants helped in compiling the best quality with realistic parametric estimations. Further, the participation share of different categories of primary participants is given below:

Foam Concrete Market

Key Market Insights

Globally, the demand for foam concrete is growing consistently, especially in Asia Pacific and Europe. This growth is supported by increasing residential and construction industries in these regions. Currently, Asia Pacific is the global leader in the foam concrete market. China and India have built an advantage of having most of the manufacturing and infrastructure market, thus providing the maximum contribution in the regional and global market. Europe is the second major consumer of global foam concrete market owing to high residential demand. APAC along with Middle East & African countries is expected to witness high growth rate during the forecast period due to growing industrialization.

Chemical foaming agents are leading the market with better properties and cost effectiveness. Foam concrete based on protein/organic foaming agent, which contains animal by-products, is facing problems of shelf-life and odor. Some of the modern and recently developed technologies such as synthetic-enzyme based foaming agents have improved the stability of the foam concrete.

Both synthetic foaming agent based and protein foaming agent based foam concrete have a unique property, which makes them useful across their specific application areas. Synthetic foaming agent based foam concrete has low cost and high insulation properties, thereby leading the market.

The study of foam concrete market provides the market size information and market trends along with the factors and parameters impacting it in both short and long term. The study ensures a 360° view, bringing out the complete key insights of the industry. These insights help the business decision makers to make better business plans and informed decisions for the future business. In addition, the study helps the venture capitalist in understanding the companies better and take informed decisions.

According to Infoholic Research, the global foam concrete market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.4% during the forecast period 2016–2022 to reach $458.1 million by 2022. Residential segment is expected to maintain market dominance in application segments, driven by China and Japan. Asia Pacific and Middle East African countries are expected to contribute higher growth in global foam concrete market. Some of the key players of it are LafargeHolicim, CEMEX, CNBM, EUROCEMENT and VOTORANTIM Group, etc.

Report Scope:

  • Applications

    • Residential

    • Infrastructure

    • Industrial

    • Others (such as garden, pavements)


  • Materials

    • Synthetic foaming agent

    • Protein foaming agent


  • Regions

    • Asia Pacific

    • Europe

    • North America

    • Rest of the World


  • Industry outlook: market trends and drivers, restraints, and opportunities



1     Report Outline  

1.1        Introduction

1.2        Report Scope

1.3        Market Definition

1.4        Research Methodology

1.4.1     Data Collation & In-House Estimation

1.4.2     Market Triangulation

1.4.3     Forecasting

1.5        Study Declarations

1.6        Report Assumptions

1.7        Stakeholders

2     Executive Summary  

2.1        Asia pacific continue to dominate the foam concrete market

2.2        Residential industry is increasing its Lead with High Growth Coming from Developing Countries

3     Market Positioning  

3.1        Total Addressable Market (TAM): Aerated Concrete

3.1.1     Market Overview

3.1.2     Major Trends

3.2        Segmented Addressable Market (SAM)

3.3        Related Markets

4     Market Outlook  

4.1        Overview

4.2        Value Chain Analysis

4.3        PESTLE Analysis

4.4        Porter 5 (Five) Forces

4.5        Patent Analysis

5     Market Characteristics 

5.1        Market Segmentation

5.2        Market Dynamics

5.2.1     Drivers    Increasing degree of urbanization in growing economies and the resurgence of the construction sector post global economic slowdown, driving the market demand    Increasing affordability and high performance properties such as superior insulation and ecofriendly behavior is expanding the potential opportunities

5.2.2     Restraints    Conventional processing technology    Availability of additives & substitutes in the market

5.2.3     Opportunities    Potential large market in developed countries    Introduction & focus on novel application areas

5.2.4     DRO – Impact Analysis

6     Type of Foaming Agent: Market Size and Analysis 

6.1        Overview

6.2        Synthetic foaming agent

6.3        Protein foaming agent

6.4        Vendor Profiles

6.4.1     Lafarge-Holicim

6.4.2     CEMEX

6.4.3     China National Building Material Co. (CNBM)

6.4.4     Votorantim Group

6.4.5     Euro Cement

(Overview,Business unit,Geographic revenue, Product profile, Recent developments,Business focus, SWOT analysis and Business strategy have been covered for all the vendors)

7     Application: Market Size and Analysis 

7.1        Overview

7.2        Residential Application

7.3        Infrastructure

7.4        Industrial Application

7.5        Customer Profile

7.5.1     ACS Group

7.5.2     BECHTEL

7.5.3     STRABAG S.E.

7.5.4     SKANSKA AB

7.5.5     VINCI

(Overview,Business unit,Geographic revenue, Product profile, Recent developments,Business focus, SWOT analysis and Business strategy have been covered for all the customers)

8     Regions: Market Size and Analysis

8.1        Overview

8.2        Asia Pacific

8.2.1     Asia Pacific Market, By Countries

8.2.2     Asia Pacific Market, By Application

8.2.3     Asia Pacific Market, By Type of Foaming Agent

8.3        Europe

8.3.1     Europe Market, By Country

8.3.2     Europe Market, By Application

8.3.3     Europe Market, By Type of Foaming Agent

8.4        North America

8.4.1     North America Market, By Countries

8.4.2     North America Market, By Application

8.4.3     North America Market, By Type of Foaming Agent

8.5        Rest of the World

8.5.1     Rest of the World Market, By Application

8.5.2     Rest of the World Market, By Type of Foaming Agent

9     Companies to Watch for 

9.1        LafargeHolicim

9.2        Saint-Gobain

9.2.1     Overview

9.2.2     Creation of New product for Foam Concrete

10   Competitive Landscape  

10.1     Competitor Comparison Analysis

10.2     Market Landscape

10.2.1  Mergers, Acquisitions & Joint Ventures

10.2.2  Exhibition & Product Launch

10.2.3  Awards & Recognition

10.2.4  Divestment & Divestiture

10.2.5  Agreement & Collaborations

10.2.6  Expansion

10.2.7  Restructure & Repositioning

11   Expert’s Views 





Research Framework

Infoholic research works on a holistic 360° approach in order to deliver high quality, validated and reliable information in our market reports. The Market estimation and forecasting involves following steps:

  • Data Collation (Primary & Secondary)
  • In-house Estimation (Based on proprietary data bases and Models)
  • Market Triangulation
  • Forecasting

Market related information is congregated from both primary and secondary sources.

Primary sources

involved participants from all global stakeholders such as Solution providers, service providers, Industry associations, thought leaders etc. across levels such as CXOs, VPs and managers. Plus, our in-house industry experts having decades of industry experience contribute their consulting and advisory services.

Secondary sources

include public sources such as regulatory frameworks, government IT spending, government demographic indicators, industry association statistics, and company publications along with paid sources such as Factiva, OneSource, Bloomberg among others.

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