New Product Developments, Acquisitions, and Collaboration to Enhance their Position in the Asphalt Additive Market
The asphalt additive market is projected to grow from USD 3.6 billion in 2019 to USD 4.6 billion by 2024, at a CAGR of 5.1% from 2019 to 2024. Increase in infrastructure development and road construction projects is one of the key factors driving the growth of the asphalt additive market across the globe.
Nouryon (Netherlands), DowDuPont (US), Arkema SA (France), Honeywell International Inc. (US), Evonik Industries (Germany), Huntsman Corporation (US), Kraton Corporation (US), Sasol Limited (South Africa), Ingevity Corporation (US), Arrmaz (US), BASF SE (Germany), and Kao Corporation (Japan) are some of the leading players operating in the asphalt additive market. These players have adopted the strategies of expansions, new product developments, acquisitions, and collaboration to enhance their position in the market.
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The Asia-Pacific region was the largest market for asphalt additives in 2018, owing to the increasing demand for asphalt additives products in developing economies, such as India and China. China is the leading consumer of asphalt additives products in the Asia-Pacific region. The considerable growth and innovation, along with industry consolidations, is expected to drive the growth of the Asia-Pacific asphalt additives market.
In February 2018, Sasol Limited (South Africa) celebrated the completion of the expansion of USD 1.13 billion Fischer-Tropsch Wax Expansion Project (FTWEP) in South Africa. The plant is operated under Sasol Performance Chemicals which manufactures hard waxes, medium waxes, liquid paraffin, and waxy oils for various industrial applications, including hot-melt adhesives, polyvinyl chloride processing, and asphalt applications. The plant is expected to have a production capacity of 137,000 tons per year. This expansion aims at strengthening the position of the company in the South Africa asphalt additive market.
In February 2019, a subsidiary of Arrmaz (US), RoadScience launched a new asphalt emulsifier, ArrTekk. This product is used to provide the required viscidity across asphalts for efficient and cost-effective chip sealing. These products provide better rutting resistance, high cold-temperature performance, and are water resistant. This development helped the company to enhance the depth of its product line.
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