Boral, Brenntag SE, and Lhoist Group dominated the Global Quicklime Market in 2020

Global Quicklime Market is expected to grow with the CAGR of 4.2% in the forecast period of 2022 to 2029. The years considered for study are as mentioned below.

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Global quicklime market is a highly consolidated market, which includes specific number of key players as well as local players. The market has witnessed increased strategic developments owing to favorable market scenario.

The major players dealing in the global quicklime market are introducing a wide range of product portfolio. This helps companies to maximize the sales with enhanced product portfolio.

For instance,

  • In May 2018, Adelaide Brighton singed a contract with BHP Billiton Limited to continue supplying cement and lime for BHP’s Olympic Dam mine. This has in turn increased the supply of lime in various regions.
  • In 2014, Graymont Limited entered into an agreement with Holcim to acquire the assets of Taylor’s Lime from the company.  This acquisition reflects Graymont’s confidence in the long-term growth prospects for the New Zealand economy and the region. This acquisition is subject to obtaining all the usual regulatory approvals. It is anticipated that the process related to the acquisition will be completed by the year 2015.

Quicklime Market Boral

Boral, headquartered in Sydney, Australia and founded in 1946 as public ownership, is engaged in manufacturing and commercializing of a wide range of construction materials. The company has business segments including concrete, asphalt, fly ash, roofing, quarry products, light building products, stone, cement, windows, concrete placing, and others, out of which cement focused business is the market focused segment. It offers product categories including asphalt, cement & lime, concrete, pavers & retaining walls, quarry materials, and roof tiles out of which cement & lime is the market focused category. The company has global presence across Asia-Pacific and North America. In addition, it has various subsidiaries including Boral Industries Inc. (U.S.), Meridian Brick Canada Ltd. (Canada), Boral Resources Ltd (Australia), Gypsum Resources Australia Pty Ltd (Australia), and others.

  • In 2021 July, Boral entered into an agreement with Allied Natural Wood Enterprises Pty Limited to sell its Australian hardwood and softwood timber business. This activity was undertaken to build a stronger core business that delivers improved results.

Brenntag SE

Brenntag SE is headquartered in Essen, Germany and was founded in 1874 as public ownership. The company works in production and distribution of chemicals and ingredients. It has business segments including Brenntag Essentials, Brenntag Specialties, and all other segments out of which Brenntag Essentials is focused segment. In addition, the company offers wide range of product categories including Acetic Acid (Food-Grade), Acetone Acrylic Resins and Binders Calcium, Oxide Quicklime (High Calcium), Phosphate, Urea, White Mineral Oil, and Xylene out of which the market focused product category is Quicklime (High Calcium). The company has global presence across Europe, Middle East and Africa, North America, South America, and Asia-Pacific. It has various subsidiaries including Brenntag North America, Inc (U.S.), Brenntag UK Limited (U.K.); and Brenntag SA (France) among others.

  • In 2021 August, Brenntag announced that it had acquired North American acetone specialist matrix chemical. The company is a solvents distributor and the largest distributor of acetone in North America. After this acquisition company expanded its business and generated adequate revenue.

Lhoist Group

Lhoist Group is headquartered in Limelette, Belgium and was founded in 1889 as private ownership. The company is engaged in manufacturing of lime and minerals and develops customized solutions and specialty products. It offers a wide range of product categories including Industry, Construction & civil engineering, Environment, and Agriculture under which industry is market focused category. The company has presence in North America, Europe, Latin America, and Asia.

  • In 2021 July, Lhoist North America and Maerz Ofenbau AG have started up a new lime kiln in Montevallo, USA. Lhoist North America has expanded its dolomitic quicklime production at Marble Falls, Texas, and a new lime kiln at its New Braunfels, Texas facility. With this expansion, the company can tap the untapped market areas.