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  • Published In : Mar 2024
  • Code : CMI6811
  • Pages :140
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  • Industry : Advanced Materials

Market Size and Trends

The concrete sealer market is estimated to be valued at USD 2.06 Bn in 2024 and is expected to reach USD 3.20 Bn by 2031, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.5% from 2024 to 2031.

Concrete Sealer Market Key Factors

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The concrete sealer market is expected to witness significant growth over the forecast period. Increasing infrastructure development activities particularly in developing countries are expected to boost the demand for concrete sealers. Rapid urbanization and growth of the construction industry are some of the major factors driving the utilization of concrete sealers. Moreover, rising remodeling and renovation projects in developed nations will also contribute to the market growth. Additionally, the growing commercial real estate sector and increasing investments in public infrastructure are further expected to support the concrete sealer market growth during the forecast period. Wide application of concrete sealers in commercial, industrial, and residential buildings will continue to offer numerous growth opportunities for the players operating in the concrete sealer market in the coming years.

Rising Construction Activities

Worldwide construction activities have been booming over the past decade with rapid urbanization and growing population. As more infrastructure is built across both commercial and residential sectors, there is increasing application of concrete in constructions. Concrete being the most widely used construction material needs repeated protection from external elements. This is where concrete sealers play a crucial role in protecting the concrete surfaces and extending its lifespan. Whether it is preventing stains, dusting, cracks, or reinforcement corrosion, concrete sealers serve as an important maintenance product for structures made of concrete. As more buildings and structures are built globally, the demand for effective sealers to preserve concrete integrity will continue growing. Their protective and aesthetic benefits will drive more adoption among construction companies and building owners, therefore the growing construction sector is expected to drive the market growth. For instance, according to data by Invest India in 2022, the construction industry in India is expected to reach US$ 1.4 Tn by 2025.

Market Concentration and Competitive Landscape

Concrete Sealer Market Concentration By Players

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Demand for Decorative Concrete Finishing

Beyond the core utility, concrete surfaces are increasingly being creatively finished for decorative appeal both indoors and outdoors. Textured concrete floors are a popular choice for modern homes, while stamped and stained concrete are gaining popularity in commercial spaces. Integral color concrete is also widely gaining favor among architects. All such specialized concrete applications require reliable sealers for protecting the achieved aesthetic look over long run. Whether colored, stamped or polished, decorative concrete finishing treatments create intricate designs that need sealing care. As architectural styles embracing exposed concrete gain wider acceptability, there will be growing need to seal and maintain decorative concrete surfaces. This evolving trend is likely to stimulate further the concrete sealer market where sealers play a pivotal role in preserving the aesthetic value and appeal of decorative concrete surfaces.

Concrete Sealer Market Key Takeaways From Lead Analyst

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Market Challenges: Strict environmental regulations & competition in the market

The concrete sealer market faces several challenges. Concrete sealers must stand up to rigorous wear from foot traffic, weathering, and other environmental conditions over the long lifespans of structures. Creating durable, high-quality sealers that can protect concrete in all climates is difficult. Strict environmental regulations also challenge manufacturers to produce sealers using non-toxic, sustainable raw materials. Additionally, competition in the market is increasing as more companies enter the space. Maintaining brand loyalty and persuading customers to choose newer products requires significant marketing efforts.

 Market Opportunities: Growing infrastructure activities

As infrastructure around the world ages, the need for repair and protective sealers will rise. Protecting structures from water damage, chemicals and stains can save money in the long run. Expanding into commercial and industrial applications opens new markets.

Concrete Sealer Market By Type

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Insights, By Type: Pertaining Sealers Dominate Due to Wide Applications and Protection Benefits

The pertaining sealers segment contributes 35.5% share in the concrete sealer market owing to its wide range of applications and superior protective properties. Pertaining sealers form a chemical bond with concrete surfaces, filling pores and protecting against water, salt, and other contaminants. This makes them highly durable and long-lasting compared to other sealer types. Pertaining sealers are compatible with all types of concrete from older rough surfaces to freshly poured concrete. They can be applied both inside and outside, protecting concrete floors, walkways, driveways, pools, and more from weathering and damage. The chemical bonding process levels and refines concrete surfaces during sealing for an attractive, uniform appearance. This multi-purpose flexibility expands the scope of applications for pertaining sealers. Compared to other sealers, pertaining varieties offer the strongest moisture protection against rain, snow, ice melt, and flooding. By filling microscopic pores in concrete, they form an impenetrable barrier against water intrusion and chloride ion penetration from de-icing salts. This prevents corrosion of embedded rebar and delamination of concrete surfaces over the long run. The deep sealing action also protects against oil, gasoline, and other surface contaminants.

 Insights, By Application: Non-Residential Applications Drive Demand

The non-residential segment holds 61.2% share of the concrete sealer market due to higher utilization rates in commercial and industrial construction. Concrete sealing sees greater demand in high-traffic areas such as warehouses, factories, parking structures, garages, and offices compared to residential settings. Non-residential structures experience heavier usage and require sealers that deliver maximum protection from wear, weathering, chemicals, and corrosive contaminants. Only high-performance commercial-grade sealers can withstand the intensive demands of these applications. Pertaining varieties especially are preferred for their extreme durability suitable for high-traffic conditions. Aesthetic considerations are also important in non-residential projects where sealed concrete is prominently featured indoors and outdoors. Sealers enhance the appearance of floors, walls, and flatwork through uniform coloring and surface refinement. They provide glossy, easy-to-clean surfaces suitable for high-end commercial interior and exterior design. Growth in the non-residential construction industry serves as a driver for concrete sealer sales. Expanding sectors like e-commerce, warehousing, manufacturing, and healthcare contribute to rising demand. Infrastructure projects including roads, bridges, and parking also drive sealing requirements. Strict maintenance standards for non-residential facilities ensure regular reapplication of sealers over the building lifecycle.

Regional Insights

Concrete Sealer Market Regional Insights

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North America has established itself as the dominant region in the global concrete sealer market with 39.8% of the market share. The presence of key concrete sealer manufacturers, such as BASF SE, Sika Group, and Dow Chemicals, in the U.S. and Canada has enabled greater product accessibility and innovations. Additionally, advanced construction activities throughout the region have consistently generated the high demand for concrete sealers to protect and enhance building substrates. Regulatory standards that require application of penetrating concrete sealers on roads and infrastructure have further promoted market growth. Moreover, North America experiences tougher weather conditions compared to other regions, necessitating the need for protective sealants. With weather-resistance a top priority, concrete sealers have become an integral part of construction projects.

The Asia Pacific region has emerged as the fastest growing market for concrete sealers in recent years. Rapid urbanization and extensive infrastructure development initiatives across developing nations such as China, India, and Indonesia have boosted the construction of buildings, bridges, and roads. This has significantly increased the consumption of concrete, along with the requirement for protective sealers. Countries in Asia Pacific also recognize the importance of concrete sealing in improving aesthetics and extending the lifespan of structures. Additionally, growing foreign investments in various end-use industries have augmented the commercial and industrial construction activities. Being a lucrative opportunity, key global manufacturers are investing heavily in Asia Pacific to expand their presence and meet the rising product demand. This growing presence of international brands has made concrete sealers more accessible across the region over time.

Market Report Scope

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Report Coverage Details
Base Year: 2023 Market Size in 2024: US$ 2.06 Bn
Historical Data for: 2019 To 2023 Forecast Period: 2024 To 2031
Forecast Period 2024 to 2031 CAGR: 6.5% 2031 Value Projection: US$ 3.20 Bn
Geographies covered:
  • North America: U.S. and Canada
  • Latin America: Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America
  • Europe: Germany, U.K., Spain, France, Italy, Russia, and Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific: China, India, Japan, Australia, South Korea, ASEAN, and Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa : GCC Countries, Israel, and Rest of Middle East & Africa
Segments covered:
  • By Type: Pertaining Sealers, Acrylic, Epoxy, and Others (Polyurethane, etc.)
  • By Application: Residential and Non-residential 
Companies covered:

Curecrete Distribution Inc., BASF SE, PPG Industries, Inc., Evonik Industries AG, Valspar Corporation, Prosoco Corporation, Seal Source Inc., Omnova Solutions, Laticrete International, Inc., Sika AG, Concept Concrete Enterprises, Surie Polex, XETEX Industries, Surfkoat, Ugam Chemicals, W. R. Meadows, Inc.,, Mapei Corporation,, Prosoco Corporation, Valspar, and Royal Associates

Growth Drivers:
  • Rising construction activities
  • Demand for decorative concrete finishing 
Restraints & Challenges:
  • Strict environmental regulations & competition in the market
  • Requirement of specialized equipment and skilled labor

Key Developments

  • In 2023, Sherwin-Williams' acquisition of ProSoCo, Inc.'s concrete sealer business signifies a strategic move to expand its portfolio and strengthen its position in the specialty construction products market
  • In 2023, BASF SE introduced a novel concrete sealer designed to withstand the corrosive impact of de-icing salts, rendering it exceptionally suitable for applications in cold climates. This innovative product represents a significant advancement in construction technology, offering enhanced durability and longevity to concrete structures exposed to harsh winter conditions.
  • In 2023, Sika AG's introduction of a new range of environment-friendly concrete sealers crafted from bio-based materials marks a notable step towards sustainable construction practices. These innovative sealers offer a greener alternative for protecting concrete surfaces while reducing the environmental impact typically associated with traditional sealers.
  • *Definition: The concrete sealer market consists of companies manufacturing and distributing products to protect and beautify concrete surfaces such as driveways, patios, pool decks, and garage floors. Concrete sealers prevent damage from weather, chemicals, water, salt, and UV rays. They come in different formulations including solvent-based, water-based, or acrylic sealers to suit various climates and conditions. The sealers create a protective barrier while also enhancing the appearance of concrete.

Market Segmentation

  •  Type Insights (Revenue, USD Bn, 2019 - 2031)
    • Pertaining Sealers
    • Acrylic
    • Epoxy
    • Others (Polyurethane, etc.)
  •  Application Insights (Revenue, USD Bn, 2019 - 2031)
    • Residential
    • Non-residential
  • Regional Insights (Revenue, USD Bn, 2019 - 2031)
    • North America
      • U.S.
      • Canada
    • Latin America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Mexico
      • Rest of Latin America
    • Europe
      • Germany
      • U.K.
      • Spain
      • France
      • Italy
      • Russia
      • Rest of Europe
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • India
      • Japan
      • Australia
      • South Korea
      • ASEAN
      • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Middle East & Africa
      • GCC Countries
      • Israel
      • Rest of Middle East & Africa
  • Key Players Insights
    • Curecrete Distribution Inc.
    • BASF SE
    • PPG Industries, Inc.
    • Evonik Industries AG
    • Valspar Corporation
    • Prosoco Corporation
    • Seal Source Inc.
    • Omnova Solutions
    • Laticrete International, Inc.
    • Sika AG
    • Concept Concrete Enterprises
    • Surie Polex
    • XETEX Industries
    • Surfkoat
    • Ugam Chemicals
    • W. R. Meadows, Inc.,
    • Mapei Corporation,
    • Prosoco Corporation
    • Valspar
    • Royal Associates

Frequently Asked Questions

The CAGR of the concrete sealer market is projected to be 6.5% from 2024 to 2031.

Rising construction activities and demand for decorative concrete finishing are the major factors driving the growth of the concrete sealer market.

Strict environmental regulations & competition in the market and requirement of specialized equipment and skilled labor are the major factors hampering the growth of the concrete sealer market.  

In terms of type, pertaining sealers is estimated to dominate the market revenue share in 2024.

Curecrete Distribution Inc., BASF SE, PPG Industries, Inc., Evonik Industries AG, Valspar Corporation, Prosoco Corporation, Seal Source Inc., Omnova Solutions, Laticrete International, Inc., Sika AG, Concept Concrete Enterprises, Surie Polex, XETEX Industries, Surfkoat, Ugam Chemicals, W. R. Meadows, Inc., Mapei Corporation, Prosoco Corporation, Valspar, and Royal Associates are the major players operating in the market.

North America is expected to lead the concrete sealer market.

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