Concrete Products

JUL 2019

Concrete Products covers the issues that attract producers of ready mixed and manufactured concrete focusing on equipment and material technology, market development and management topics.

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30 • July 2019 Applications 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027 2028 2029 Anti-Corrosion Coating Asphalt Additives Bicycle Tire Cement Additives Concrete Additives Conductive 3D Printing Filaments Early Prototype Semi Commercial Prototype Commercial Prototype Early Market Launch Market Growth Maturity GRAPHENE PRODUCT COMMERCIALIZATION PHASES SOURCE: IDTechEx Research NEWS SCOPE MATERIALS A new article from Boston-based IDTechEX Research, "Graphene: The evolving applica- tion landscape," projects early prototype and semi commercial prototype phases over the next eight to 10 years for concrete, cement and asphalt additives bearing graphene or carbon nanotubes. That observation is con- sistent with lab or field demonstrations by a handful of admixture developers eyeing per- formance properties attainable in finished concrete through dosages of nano-scale cyl- inders with wall thicknesses the diameter of a single carbon atom. The ability to approach elements or compounds at the atomic scale has enabled researchers in construction materials and other industries to accumulate significant experience with graphene over the past decade. IDTechEX Research Director Dr. Khasha Ghaffarzadeh and article author notes how nanotechnology stakeholders have arrived at "a set of applications in which graphene immediately makes commercial sense. In the early years, the industry was in a divergent exploratory phase in which players pursued numerous opportunities across diverse and often unrelated markets. We are now at a more convergent and focused phase during which a Admixture prospects help graphene's gradual emergence realistic application pipeline is established." "The industry at first overestimated the value proposition of graphene to different sectors," he adds. "It is now more realistic about segment-specific prospects although some recalibration of expectations as well as segment-specific value propositions is still ongoing. The building of this commercial application know-how is an important and indispensable part of the learning curve of the industry and represents a source of com- petitive advantage." Dr. Ghaffarzadeh's article is based on a new IDTechEX report, "Graphene, 2D Materials and Carbon Nanotubes: Markets, Technologies and Opportunities 2019-2029." It offers detailed analyses of technological and commercial progress and market forecasts for graphene segmented by more than 20 applications. — PERFORMANCE AND PRICE NOT A PIPE DREAM ANYMORE visit 855.394.4885 / 309.852.2384 ® Registered trademark of Martin Engineering Company in the US and other select locations. © 2018 Martin Engineering Company. Additional information can be obtained at and A GLOBAL FAMILY MB36-3000 Optimally-Sized Heavy-Duty Precast Vibrators ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ Next-day Shipping Now CSA Certifi ed New Lower Price 3-Year Warranty Fully interchangeable OEM retrofi ts for major manufacturers. Factory Direct Prices & Next-Day Shipping Call Today for the Best Prices & Fastest Shipping on Concrete Form Vibrators

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