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Polymeric Sand Market

Polymeric Sand Market Size, Share, Competitive Landscape and Trend Analysis Report by Product Type, End-user Industry and Application : Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2021-2030

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Author's: | Sonia Mutreja
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The global polymeric sand market is experiencing significant growth and is expected to grow considerably in the next few years. Pavement around a building is a great way to make the building look more appealing. These pavements are made with many materials, such as pavers, bricks, and stone. To join these pavers together, polymeric sand is used, as it is easier to work with. It just needs to be spread over the stones, and since polymeric sand is a sand-like component, it fills itself between the gaps of stones. Water is added afterwards to seal the joints. Further, for the gaps smaller than one inch, polymeric sand is used, whereas for the larger and inconsistent gaps, polymeric dust is used. Due to this broad range of usage, polymeric sand is predominantly used in the construction of all kinds of paved surfaces, be it pool decks, parking spaces, and footpaths. Moreover, polymeric sand provides a water-proof joint between the paving stones, gives an aesthetic look to the surface, and helps it last longer. Major players in the polymeric sand industry adopt advanced technologies to increase the bonding capacity of their products to sustain the competition in the polymeric sand market.

Market Scope and Structure Analysis


Polymeric sand is especially prepared fine sand, mixed with some polymer additives. This is used for filling the small and large joint gaps between the paving stones and bricks. Additives that are mixed into the polymeric sand get activated when water is added, which then forms a strong bond between the sand particles and the paved stones.

COVID-19 Impact Analysis

  • The COVID-19 pandemic ceased the production of various products in the polymeric sand industry, which is attributed to the global lockdown. This has hampered the growth of polymeric sand market from the last two years and is likely to continue during first half of 2021.
  • The major demand for polymeric sand was previously noticed from giant developed and developing countries including the U.S., Germany, Italy, UK, and China, which are negatively affected by the spread of the coronavirus, thereby declining the demand for polymeric sand.
  • Further, long-term impact of the lockdown is currently vague and financial recovery of companies is totally based on their cash reserves. Polymeric sand manufacturers can afford a lockdown like situation only for a few months, after which the players have to modify their investment plans. For instance, various players in the market halted their production activities for several weeks to reduce their expenses. On the contrary, few players adopted employee lay-offs to sustain themselves during the COVID-19 health crisis
  • Polymeric sand manufacturers and application service industry is expected to focus on protecting their workforce, operations, and supply chains to respond to immediate crises and find new ways of working after COVID-19. For instance, provision of sanitizers, maintaining social distancing, as well as ensuring the vaccination of every employee in the company can assist in promoting the health & safety of the workforce.

Top Impacting Factors

Increase in urbanization across the world has significantly boosted the construction industry. This is anticipated to increase the demand for the polymeric sand market. The boost in public-private partnerships in many developing countries is driving the infrastructural development in those regions, and the surge in investments through private channels can assist in boosting the infrastructure industry, thereby driving the demand and growth of the polymeric sand market. Moreover, the excellent properties of polymeric sand, which make the paved surface water-resistant, durable, and slip-resistant, further boost their demand in the construction sector over the traditionally used ordinary sand. Furthermore, all types of facilities, whether industrial and residential, require paved surfaces around them, which contributes to the rise in demand in the polymeric sand market. However, the dearth of skilled labor for efficient application of polymeric sand is one of the restraining factors hindering the growth of the polymeric sand market. Contrarily, the ever-increase in demand for open spaces such as gardens and lawns with paved surfaces is anticipated to create lucrative opportunities for the growth of the polymeric sand market during the forecast period.

Market Trends

  • New products that contain improved capabilities are launched by leading market players. For instance, in January 2022, Techniseal launched a new brand, "NOCOSTORM". This new product is an all-weather permeable jointing compound that can be used in a wide range of weather conditions, including wet pavers with continuous water exposure. This product minimizes delays in completing residential paver installations. This product launch has enhanced the product offerings by the company to sustain the competition in the polymeric sand market.
  • Companies, after realizing the growth in the polymeric sand market, have adopted acquisition as their key developmental strategy to enter this market. For instance, in April 2019, Wynnchurch Capital, LLC based in the U.S. acquired Mirabel, Quebec-based Alliance Designer Products Inc. Alliance is one of the major manufacturers of polymeric sand and related installation products used in residential and commercial hardscaping projects.
  • Moreover, business expansion strategies assist in enhancing the geographic footprint of the company and help in gaining significant market share for polymeric sand products. For instance, in January 2021, Platinum Decking expanded their operations by opening a new branch as Platinum Patio & Pavers in Naperville, Illinois, U.S. The facility is expected to tap into the new market for paving stones and patios.

Key Benefits of the Report

  • This study presents the analytical depiction of the polymeric sand industry along with the current trends and future estimations to determine the future investment pockets.
  • The report presents information related to key drivers, restraints, and opportunities, along with detailed analysis of the polymeric sand market share.
  • The current market is quantitatively analyzed to highlight the polymeric sand market growth scenario.
  • Porter’s five forces analysis illustrates the potency of buyers & suppliers in the market.
  • The report provides a detailed polymeric sand market analysis based on competitive intensity and how the competition will take shape in coming years.      

Polymeric Sand Market Report Highlights

Aspects Details
By Product Type
  • Polymeric sand
  • Polymeric Dust
By Application Type
  • Pavements
  • Pool Deck
  • Parking Space
  • Auxiliary Building Spaces
  • Patio
  • Others
By End-user Industry
  • Construction
  • Infrastructure
  • Utility
By Region
  • North America  (U.S., Canada, Mexico)
  • Europe  (Germany, UK, France, Italy, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific   (China, Japan, India, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • LAMEA  (Latin America, Middle East, Africa)

Polymeric Sand Market

Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2021-2030