Rising Demand for Self-Healing Construction Materials

Self-healing materials have the ability to repair damages on their own due to their mechanical friction. The molecules of these materials readjust to replicate the original material. These materials correct these damages with or without human intervention.

The global self-healing materials market is expected to reach $4.1 billion by 2025. Rising demand for high-quality construction materials due to increased infrastructure projects and urbanization is projected to steer the market growth in the near future.

The concrete segment dominated the market with revenue exceeding $25 million in 2016. Self-healing materials minimize the maintenance cost required for repairing damages, which is expected to be a critical factor for market growth. These specialty products also extend the life span of the material as well as the base layer or product on which they are applied. The growth of the market is expected to escalate due to unique properties of the products yielding long-term financial benefits as compared to conventional composites.

Manufacturers are involved in developing materials that can withstand physical deformation and naturally repair themselves without any external influence, such as flexible conductors, dielectrics, and others.

Increased purchasing power and rise in demand for advanced construction materials in Canada and Mexico have increased preference for the use of self-healing composites. The rise of this market will lead to newer construction methods on the jobsite.

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