Autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC) is a green prefabricated building material that existed in the global market for many years and widely used in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings.
AAC is an environmentally friendly building material made of natural raw materials such as sand (or fly ash), cement, lime, gypsum, aluminum powder, and water. This mixture forms aerated concrete. It is a lightweight product that has thermal insulation, load-bearing, and fire resistance properties.
The global autoclaved aerated concrete market expected to increase by USD 28.65 billion, with spurring CAGR in the forecast period from 2020-2027. The main growth drivers of the autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC) market are the porous nature of the material, and aerated concrete has excellent sound insulation, noise reduction, thermal insulation, and energy-saving properties.
Autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC) is a lightweight pre-formed concrete building material that exerts structural formation, sound insulation, fire resistance, and mildew resistance. The unique structure with many air bubbles inside makes it easy to be compacted and used as a block or plate material.
Moreover, various manufacturing companies are using new building material autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC), which particularly suitable for the construction of houses and high-rise buildings, and reduces the essential cost of construction. Also, the use of autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC) building material provides a lighter and cheaper hollow brick that can replace traditional concrete used in the construction of tall buildings and houses.
Furthermore, autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC) board is the most advantageous new type of building structural envelope material. Its production process control directly affects the product quality and production cost and bears the company’s economic benefits. Therefore, the production enterprise considered strengthening the production process control of the board products as its long-term and primary task.
Besides, AAC board manufacturers have the advantages of sound insulation, fire resistance, earthquake resistance, better processability, convenient and fast construction, etc. Therefore, the AAC board’s application is relatively wide and used in the construction of schools, hospitals, office buildings, and other internal and external walls, roofs, partitions, and other parts.
Additionally, increasing construction activities due to emerging industrialization in the developing countries is fuelling the market share of the autoclaved aerated concrete market. The rise in investment in infrastructure and transportation projects by the government will likely bolster the market value of autoclaved aerated concrete in the forecast period.
The increasing urbanization in developing countries propels the use of autoclaved aerated concrete due to its characteristics, such as lightweight blocks that provide high strength to the building. It can also effectively reduce the building’s self-weight, minimize the investment of foundation and structure, and is very suitable for the frame structure of various industrial and civil buildings.
Autoclaved aerated concrete is a new type of environmentally friendly product with better functionality. The application of this type of product dramatically improves the construction speed. It offers environmental protection performance owing to its non-combustible inorganic material with excellent fire resistance properties. Moreover, during the production of the autoclaved lightweight concrete board, which is a type of high performance autoclaved aerated concrete, it does not produce any wastage of water. It exhausts no emission as the material has an excellent thermal insulation effect, which plays an energy-saving effect.
Based on the elements, the global autoclaved aerated concrete market segmented into Blocks, Beams & Lintels, Cladding Panels, Roof Panels, Wall Panels, Floor Elements, Others. The block segment is dominating with maximum share in the global autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC) market in the forecast period. The emphasis on using fire-retardant building materials expected to provide opportunities for the future growth of the market. Moreover, the features of AAC blocks have a unique and rare type of building material owes to its superheat, fire, and sound resistance quality. In addition, AAC blocks are lightweight and provide ultimate workability, flexibility, and durability in the construction process.
Based on the end-user, the global autoclaved aerated concrete market classified into Residential, Non-residential. The residential segment dominates the market share for the global autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC) market. The aerated construction system has a unique advantage in residential applications. The use of AAC is increasing for high-rise buildings due to its characteristics of lightweight, high strength and precise size, the use of internal wall partition plates, and external wall decorative plates that significantly increase the speed of construction. Besides, the use of aerated concrete greatly reduces the building’s weight, thereby further saving the building’s structure (steel or concrete) and foundation construction. Aerated concrete external wall panels can also perfectly complement existing building structures, such as steel or wooden frame structures. The aerated board is used as a fire insulation panel to provide a more comfortable and safer environment for the living environment.
Based on geography, the global autoclaved aerated concrete market segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa. Asia Pacific is the world’s fastest-growing global autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC) market, accounting for the largest share. It is mainly due to the rising industrialization, with the increased importance of LEED ratings fueling demand in the Asia Pacific region.
Companies such as Buildmate Projects Pvt. Ltd., Biltech Building Elements Limited, AKG Gazbeton, Aercon Florida Llc, Solbet Sp Z.O.O., UAL Industries Ltd, H+H International A/S, JK Lakshmi Cement, Xella Group, CSR Ltd., UltraTech Cement Ltd., Quinn Building Products, Bauroc International AS, Wehrhahn GmbH and others are key players for global autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC) market.