Hydrophobing Agents Market size to exceed $1.6bn by 2026

Hydrophobing Agents Market size is set to surpass USD 1.6 billion by 2026; according to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc.

The hydrophobing agents industry demand should witness significant growth from 2019 to 2026 due to increasing demand as additives in construction applications in concrete admixtures, plaster paints and wood composites. Hydrophobic impregnation lowers capillary water transportation in building materials such as concrete, natural stone, bricks and renders.  


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Water penetration in buildings moistens the building substance, dissolves inorganic salts and transports them to the surface. Waterproofing of textiles prevents the water seepage and its fibrous structure makes the substrate comfortable and breathable, driving the market outlook.

Proliferation of zinc stearates in industrial applications to accentuate hydrophobing agents industry growth

Zinc Stearate (Zn-55) is a neutral soap and a powerful mould release hydrophobing agent. Zinc Stearate exerts hydrophobicity and is highly soluble in hot ethanol, benzene, toluene, turpentine and other organic solvents. In the construction industry, use of hydrophobing agents in mortars and building plasters will surge market demand. The alkaline components of the plaster and the zinc stearate forms a suspension which is finely dispersed and imparts high water-repellency properties to the plaster which is projected to foster market growth by 2026.

Metallic Stearates Market size, 2018 & 2026 (USD Million)

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Excellent lubricating, release properties and capacity for gelation has spurred zinc stearate market demand among the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries. Zinc stearates are widely used in deodorants, fragrances and other beauty products. Increasing penetration in shampoos, lipsticks, sun protective lotions and eyeliners as suspension agents and increase water repellency opens up lucrative opportunities for the market expansion.

Browse key industry insights spread across 200 pages with 279 market data tables and 21 figures & charts from the report, “Hydrophobing Agents Market Size By Product (Metallic Stearates {Zinc, Aluminum, Calcium and Magnesium}, Hydrophobic Polymers, Silicone Polymers, Fatty Acid Polymers), By Application (Building & Construction {Plastering, Plaster and Fiber boards, Concretes}, Paints & Coatings, Personal Care, and Inks), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook (U.S., Canada, Mexico, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, Turkey, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Australia, Malaysia, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, UAE), Growth Potential, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2019 – 2026” in detail along with the table of contents:

Rising hydrophobic impregnation in buildings to boost hydrophobing agent market size

Hydrophobing agents market share is witnessing growth owing to its property of reducing maintenance and repair costs of building facades by lowering water absorption rates by almost 80% with weakening water-vapor permeability. This allows easy moisture escape from concrete structures, thereby maintaining healthy indoor climate. Rising application of silicone hydrophobic compounds for its water repellent property since it opens the pores of mineral construction materials without allowing water seepage is anticipated the surge product market growth. Subsequently, it inhibits the water seepage into capillaries and makes it a hydrophobic surface, thus enhancing overall market size.

Supportive infrastructure policies to boost hydrophobing agents market outlook in the North America

North America accounted for 20% industry share in 2018 and offers lucrative opportunities for the market. Developing infrastructure in U.S. with heavy investments in public and private sector will support the market trends. In U.S. and Canada large investments for upgrade and replacement of ageing infrastructure will drive market demand in this region. Increased regulations among market players laid down by federal, state and local political stakeholders pertaining to the use of water repellent chemicals in ongoing construction projects will drive product demand in this region.

Hydrophobing agents market is highly competitive and moderately fragmented with market players including Brillux GmbH & Co. KG, FACI S.P.A, Romonta GmbH, Wacker Chemie AG, Rudolf Group, Jowat S.E, Amsdorf, Baerlocher GmbH, Zschimmer & Schwarz, Peter Greven, Dow Corning, Kao Chemicals control a large overall market shares.      

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