Self-consolidating Concrete (SCC) Market - Global Industry Analysis
Global Self-consolidating Concrete (SCC) Market: Overview
Self-consolidating or self-compacting concrete, also known as SCC, is a mix of concrete
which has a moderate viscosity, high segregation resistance, high deformability, and low
yield stress. Self-consolidating concrete is a highly fluid mix and has distinctive features
such as it sets in the shape of the texture of the mold very closely, does not require
tamping post pouring, is closely attached to self-levelling, and can easily flow through
obstructions and the formwork. Moreover, pouring self-consolidating concrete is
comparatively less labor intensive than conventional concrete mixes. Self-consolidating
concrete helps in the removal of vibration related problems as it is designed for that
purpose and is also the possible source for quality and technical control issues.
The self-consolidating concrete was developed almost 25 years ago and since then has
been gaining prominence among architect and contractors in the emerging economies.
Self-consolidating concrete is basically used in repairing and precast applications.
Moreover, its use has also intensified in the construction sector. Self-consolidating
concrete also has the ability to easily flow and settle in the most clogged crevices and
yet to be reinforced areas completely based on self-weight. The above said feature is
known for reducing the requirement for a vibration equipment and a significant labor
force. As a result, it leads to a less time consuming and noise free construction
environment. This type of concrete is also extensively used in countries in North America
and Europe for construction related activities. The chief applications of self-consolidating
concrete are likely to be infrastructure, residential, architectural, and precast concrete.
Precast concrete is expected to gain traction across consumers. The other segments of
the market are anticipated to be admixtures, aggregates, and cement.