The global drymix mortar industry (Part 2)

Summary: Drymix mortar technology plays a vital role in the development of today’s global construction materials market. Not only are these mortars essential for the aesthetic finish of a building, in more and more cases they provide for thermal insulation and are essential for increasing construction efficiency. All around the world new applications are being developed to address the specific targets of the building industry, as well as those of the general public (e.  g. environmental issues). Since 2005 the new markets have been growing at a rate of over 20  % per year, this growth has hardly been impacted by the economic crisis, which mainly affected “old economic areas” and “boomtowns”, such as Dubai.

6 The areas of growth

Apart from the general contribution of substitution of traditional job site mixing and the growth which arises through this, there are a multitude of growth factors in existance globally. They can be summarized as follows

­– growing ratio of owners vs. tenants (rented property)

­– trend towards the use of attractive finishing materials (e.  g. tiles, parquet)

­– requirement for more precision and durability

­– legal requirements (e.  g. ban on job site mixing; EIFS)

 

6.1 New construction

Apart from the mega-projects (e.  g. Olympic Games in Beijing, developments in...

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