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Self-Healing Living Concrete

No matter how strong concrete is, it will get cracks over time due to wear and tear caused by heat, water, and weather. You must be thinking, then what we can also get it repaired by people, well yes you can get that done but that requires time and money. That’s why today we are going to discuss a technology that tackles this problem. Various techniques, methods, and materials are used to complete excellent, sustainable, and cost-effective concrete buildings. Self-healing living concrete technology has raised the status of construction principles in the modern era.

Today we are going to discuss “Self-Healing Living Concrete”. As the name suggests this is concrete that heals itself when it comes in contact with water. So, let’s discuss this in detail: 


What is Self-Healing Living Concrete? 

Self-Healing Concrete is a novel variety of concrete that replicates how the body heals itself of wounds by releasing some substance. Some unique components (such as fibers or capsules), which include some adhesive substances, are dispensed into the concrete mix to generate self-healing concrete. 

When fibers or capsules break, the liquid that is within immediately seals the crack and repairs it. It will take some time before it is used in the concrete business because it is in the initial stage of its research.


What are the applications of Self-Healing concrete? 

The applications of Self-Healing concrete are in the following areas of Marines Structures, Tunnel lining, Structural Basement, Concrete floors, Highway bridges & Walls of the building.

Information Patents on Self-Healing Concrete 

  • Microcapsule for self-healing concrete and preparation method thereof, and self-healing concrete and preparation method thereof – US20180072624A1
  • Self-healing concrete pole for centrifugal mold using self-healing inorganic binder paste and manufacturing method thereof – KR102074494B1
  • Permeability Test Method and Apparatus for Self-Healing Concrete – KR101453312B1
  • Microcapsules for self-healing concrete using microorganisms and method for producing same, and self-healing concrete composition containing microcapsules – WO2019172487A1
  • Electromagnetically-induced cement concrete crack self-healing di-isocyanate microcapsules and their preparation method – US11208351B2
  • The structure was stitched using a self-healing Concrete Filled road and bridge – CN207259954U
  • Concrete admixture, cement compound, and self-healing smart concrete using the same KR101303622B1

(Figure 1: Showing various concepts that various organizations are working on)

(Figure 2: Showing Legal Status of Patents in Self-Healing Living Concrete)

(Figure 3: Showing the market trend of Filing Patents in Self-Healing Living Concrete)

(Figure 4: Showing major markets of the Self-Healing Living Concrete)

Market Growth

By 2028, the market for self-healing concrete is projected to be worth USD 310 billion, growing at a CAGR of 34%. (2021 – 2028). 

Global Market Scope of Self-Healing Concrete 

The market for self-healing concrete is based on type, form, and end-user. The growth in these segments will help you measure growth segments of this industry and will provide a market overview and insights that will help in strategic decision-making and identification of core market applications.


The scope of Self-Healing living concrete based on the type is as follows: 

  • Sodium Silicate Based
  • Bacteria Based
  • Fungus Based
  • Biotic
  • Others


The scope of Self-Healing living concrete based on the Form is as follows: 

  • Vascular
  • Capsule Based
  • Extrinsic
  • Intrinsic



The scope of Self-Healing living concrete based on the End-user is as follows: 

  • Civil Infrastructure
  • Commercial 
  • Industrial
  • Residential


Major Drivers of Self-Healing Concrete Market  

  • Healing property of cracks in concrete 
  • Reduces the maintenance cost 
  • Significant expansion in the global construction industry.
  • Increasing demand for eco-friendly, reliable, and long-lasting construction 
  • Using vascular-based healing technology in contemporary building construction


Restraints/ Challenge

Restraining factors of the self-healing concrete market are as follows:

  • High Cost of Self-Healing Concrete
  • Lack of Project Results,
  • Effect On Strength of Self-Healing properties due to the presence of Bacteria  


Key Players

The key market players of Self-Healing Living concrete are:

  • Devan-Micropolis (Portugal)
  • Fescon (Finland)
  • Basilisk (Netherlands)
  • Sika AG (Switzerland)
  • Acciona S.A. (Spain)
  • Akzo Nobel N.V. (Netherlands)
  • CEMEX S.A.B. de C.V. (Mexico)



Self-Healing living concrete is one of the technologies that can reduce the maintenance of various properties. Yet, this is in its research stage, but soon it will be very helpful in the construction and building industry. This is one of the major emerging technology in the construction industry. 

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