Cement Grinding Aids Market Size Share, by Product Type (Amine-Based Grinding Aids, Alcohol-Based Grinding Aids, Ether-Based Grinding Aids); Cement Type (Blended Type, Hydraulic Cement, Portland Cement); Application (Ball Mills, Vertical Mills, Ground-Granulated Blast Furnace Slag [GGBS] Grinding); End Use Industry (Construction, Home Decoration)-Global Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2024-2036

  • Report ID: 5927
  • Published Date: Mar 27, 2024
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Global Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2024-2036

Cement Grinding Aids Market size is expected to reach USD 9 billion by the end of 2036, growing at a CAGR of 6% during the forecast period, i.e., 2024-2036. In the year 2023, the industry size of cement grinding aids was USD 2 billion. This growth of the market is set to be encouraged by growing construction activities. Across the globe, there were estimated to be close to 794,431 built-up areas (BUAs) in the year 2016. By 2022, this number was predicted to observe growth to over 849,406 residents. Further, by 2050 approximately 2 million buildings are projected to be constructed. Hence, the demand for cement grinding aids is also estimated to experience a surge.

Furthermore, significant investment has been made by various key players in the construction industry in research & development to boost the launch of new and innovative products. For instance, the innovations made recently in chemical formulations and the production of enhanced additives are providing enriched grinding efficiency, high compatibility with different cement types, and great cement performance.

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Cement Grinding Aids Market: Growth Drivers and Challenges

Growth Drivers

  • Growing Need to Reduce Energy Consumption in the Cement Industry - The production of cement is known to be one of the significant energy-intensive manufacturing industries, and the cement plants’ milling circuit exhausts over 3% of the electrical energy production of the world in a year.  Hence, to replace this situation, a large number of cement plants have embraced the easy and adequate procedure of including grinding aids. The utilization of grinding aids enhances the material fluidity in the mill and boosts the efficiency of grinding, which further limits energy consumption. Moreover, there are various other types of grinding aids utilized in cement plants across the world. The major components of each product are in large numbers and varied, and the results are also uneven. 
  • Rising Urban Population - The urban population share was estimated to have rose close to 55 percent in 2022. It is commonly large in developed countries (over 78 percent in 2022) in contrast to the developing world (approximately 51 percent). The major factor affecting the growth of the urban population is the rising migration of people owing to jobs and education opportunities available in cities. However, to accommodate this growing number of people the construction is projected to be surging.
  • Surging Digitalization to Enhance Grinding Process - In current years, digital technologies have enhanced innovation for industrial procedures. This innovation is frequently known as Industry 4.0. To boost the success of business Industry 4.0 has become a key element and this further guide cement industries to improve process & equipment performance, and augment O&M cost enabling a secured and safer manufacturing embracing the physical assets. Hence, with this, the adoption of IoT is also projected to rise in the cement industry. The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) enables machines to communicate with people along with each other. It has the ability to collect data, examining and advising best practices obtained from the data gathered in the past. It may be utilized in cement production to understand the format and study the ideal situations from operating process data and operator actions in contrast to the performance.


  • Existence of Impurities in Cement Grinding Aids - Cement additives composed of organic compounds, however, may also dwell few inorganic salts including chlorides.  The most economic qualities may comprise solid and liquid impurities that influence cement grinding or the finished product negatively. Some of the consequences include damage to the dosing component, decomposition, and instability which may lead to an offensive odor of the grinding aids and also of the produced cement, and others. As a result, this factor is predicted to hinder the cement grinding aids market expansion for cement grinding aids.
  • Strict Regulatory Standards
  • Fluctuation in Price of Raw Materials - The raw material used in manufacturing cement may incur volatility in its availability and price. Therefore, this may affect the probability of the organization which might further hinder the cement grinding aids market growth.

Cement Grinding Aids Market: Key Insights

Base Year


Forecast Year




Base Year Market Size (2023)

~USD 2 Billion

Forecast Year Market Size (2036)

~ USD 9 Billion

Regional Scope

  • North America (U.S., and Canada)
  • Latin America (Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
  • Asia-Pacific (Japan, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, NORDIC, Rest of Europe)
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC North Africa, South Africa, Rest of the Middle East and Africa)
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Cement Grinding Aids Segmentation

Application (Ball Mills, Vertical Mills, Ground-Granulated Blast Furnace Slag [GGBS] Grinding)

 The ball mills segment is predicted to account for 50% share of the global cement grinding aids market during the forecast period. The utilization of bill mills has significantly risen for grinding the raw materials and clicker of the cement plant, and additionally for grinding different ores in chemical, metallurgical, and electric power enterprises. It adapts the attribute of strong compliance to materials, uninterrupted manufacturing, a large crushing ratio, and affability to align with the fineness of grinding products. Furthermore, the cement ball mill may be utilized not only in dry method cement manufacturing lines but, also in wet procedure cement production lines. Additionally, it may comprehend concurrent drying and grinding, which is the necessary equipment for cement grinding. Therefore, this segment is observing notable growth in its share.  

End Use Industry (Construction, Home Decoration)

The construction segment is predicted to account for 60% share of the global cement grinding aids market during the forecast period. The major factor in encouraging the growth of this segment is the growing demand for smart cities. It is estimated that close to 69% of the population in the globe will be residing in smart cities by the year 2050.  Hence, this is further estimated to encourage the construction industry. Furthermore, the government is launching various initiatives in order to boost the development of infrastructure such as roads, bridges, and more on account of the growing demand for connectivity, trade, and economic development. Furthermore, the construction sector has driven considerable foreign direct investment (FDI). This is because foreign investors have identified the importance of growth and returns in the construction market. Further, this FDI in construction is predicted to show a positive effect on infrastructure development. As a result, the construction segment is poised to grow which is further estimated to encourage cement grinding aids market

Our in-depth analysis of the global cement grinding aids market includes the following segments:

           Product Type

  • Amine-Based Grinding Aids
  • Alcohol-Based Grinding Aids
  • Ether-Based Grinding Aids

            Cement Type

  • Blended Type
  • Hydraulic Cement
  • Portland Cement


  • Ball Mills
  • Vertical Mills
  • Ground-Granulated Blast Furnace Slag [GGBS] Grinding

            End Use Industry

  • Construction
  • Home Decoration

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Cement Grinding Aids Industry- Regional Synopsis

North American Market Forecast

The North America cement grinding aids market is predicted to generate the highest revenue share 35% during the forecast period. This growth is set to be encouraged by rising renovation in this region. Americans invested over USD 362 billion on renovations, home improvements, and repairs in 2020 and close to 405 billion in the year 2021 which indicates growth.  Additionally, the government in this region is imposing strict regulations to eradicate carbon emissions and save energy. Consequently, this factor is projected to dominate the adoption of cement grinding aids in the region. Moreover, cement grinding facilitates the utilization of substitute raw materials, including fly ash, slag, and natural pozzolans, in the production of cement. Hence, this has reduced the reliance on traditional clinker along with contributing to the circular economy by diverting waste from landfills. As a result, the North American region is poised to observe a significant rise in demand for cement grinding aids.  

APAC Market Analysis

The Asia Pacific cement grinding aids market is also set to have notable growth in the revenue during the forecast period. This growth of the market is poised to be encouraged by the rising population in this region. Additionally, the investment in Industry 4.0 has also risen significantly by the government which is why the market for cement grinding aids is expected to experience a surge in this region. Moreover, this region also has well well-established construction industry which is further set to encourage cement grinding aids market expansion.

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Companies Dominating the Cement Grinding Aids Market

    • Ashtech India
      • Company Overview
      • Business Strategy
      • Key Product Offerings
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Performance Indicators
      • Risk Analysis
      • Recent Development
      • Regional Presence
      • SWOT Analysis
      • CHRYSO Inc
    • The Dow Chemical Company
    • Fosroc, Inc.
    • Mapei S.p.A.
    • PT Penta Chemicals Indonesia
    • Sika AG
    • Thermax Limited
    • GCP Applied Technologies Inc.


In The News

  • CHRYSO Inc. launched a novel technology known as CHRYSO ICARE. This launch is predicted to improve the process of grinding performance and cement reactivity.
  • Berger Fosroc Ltd, an alliance between Berger Paints Bangladesh and Fosroc International Ltd, has launched a construction chemicals factory, to satisfy the rising domestic demand for construction chemical materials and solutions in Bangladesh. 

Author Credits:  Smruti Ranjan, Rajrani Baghel

  • Report ID: 5927
  • Published Date: Mar 27, 2024
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The major factors driving the growth of the market are growing need to reduce energy consumption in the cement industry, rising urban population, and surging digitalization to enhance grinding process.

The market size of cement grinding aids is anticipated to attain a CAGR of 6% over the forecast period, i.e., 2024-2036.

The major players in the market are Ashtech India, CHRYSO Inc, The Dow Chemical Company, Fosroc, Inc., and others.

The construction segment is anticipated to garner the largest market size by the end of 2036 and display significant growth opportunities.

The market in the North America region is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2036 and provide more business opportunities in the future.
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