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Coating Additives Market

Coating Additives Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Formulation (Solvent-Borne, Water-Borne, Powder-Borne), By Function (Rheology Modification, Defoamer, Biocides Impact Modification, Wetting and Dispersion, Others), By Type (Acrylics, Fluoropolymers, Epoxy, Urethanes, Others), By End-User Industries (Automotive, Furniture, Construction, Industrial, Aerospace, Others) and By Region(North America, Europe, APAC, Middle East and Africa, LATAM) Forecasts, 2023-2031

Report Code: SRAM55147DR
Study Period 2019-2031 CAGR 5.21%
Historical Period 2019-2021 Forecast Period 2023-2031
Base Year 2022 Base Year Market Size USD 8.92 Billion
Forecast Year 2031 Forecast Year Market Size USD 14.08 Billion
Largest Market Asia Pacific Fastest Growing Market North America
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Market Overview

The global coating additives market size was valued at USD 8.92 billion in 2022. It is estimated to reach USD 14.08 billion by 2031, growing at a CAGR of 5.21% during the forecast period (2023–2031). A quiet revolution is happening in the paint and coatings industry, and it will have a big impact. Even though the sector has survived the current upheaval, a deeper examination indicates a hidden revolution in the additives business. The paint and coatings business has not yet fully stabilized after a dynamic and challenging phase that began in 2020, but additives are also about to enter better times. There is no longer any indication of residual uncertainty, even if the development potential is neither safe nor significant.

Coating additives are considered the unique element that improves the materials' operational performance by introducing good flow, leveling, and formulation sustainability. The additives are typically utilized to lessen issues related to the composition of the paint system in the manufacturing process. It is applied to enhance the substrate's resilience, efficacy, viscosity, durability, and general product-type quality. It is frequently used in construction, furniture, automobiles, and other industrial applications.

Market Dynamics

Coating Additives Market Drivers

Evolving Aerospace Market

According to a Boeing report, the global aerospace and defense market is expected to reach USD 8.7 trillion by 2027. Growth in the aerospace industry is surging the demand for coating additives. Air traffic is expected to grow by 4.0% by 2039, and the fleet will grow by 3.2% by 2029. This is expected to increase the demand for coating additives as they are applied to the exterior and interior of spacecraft to give airlines an aesthetic and glossy look and prevent airlines' environmental factors such as acid rain, corrosion, yellowing, and microbial contamination.

With increasing aircraft deliveries, the demand for coating additives will accelerate in the coming years. Growing air traffic, aircraft delivery, international trade, and investments in the aviation sector will drive the demand for coating additives in the aerospace industry. In addition, aircraft in the airline industry undergo periodic recoating as part of their maintenance procedures. Coatings protect aircraft from extreme weather conditions, dirt resistance, corrosion, thermal expansion, and contraction variances. The increase in commercial aircraft deliveries and the introduction of wide-body aircraft are expected to boost the demand for coating additives.

Growing Demand for Multifunctional Additives

Multifunctional additives are critical advances in the coating sector. They have formulated blends of ingredients that constitute deposit control additives, demulsifiers, anti-foam, diluent-solvents, antioxidants and metal deactivators, lubricity improvers, anti-static, anti-corrosion, and cold flow improvers. The demand for multifunctionality additives is growing rapidly because it provide multiple positive effects in a single product. It imparts excellent antiwear, extreme pressure, corrosion resistance, and antioxidant properties to industrial lubricants and grease.

They also represent a cost-effective and efficient way of delivering multiple benefits in a single additive treatment. Several players, such as BYK, King Industries, and Vanderbilt Chemicals, LLC, are offering the product due to the increasing demand for multifunctional additives. For instance, BYK launched new multifunctional additives, BYK-3520 and BYK-3521, which combine good flow and defoaming properties and help in eliminating surface defects. Such factors boost the market growth.

Coating Additives Market Restraint

Increasing Environmental Regulations

Volatile organic compounds are present in various products, such as coatings, adhesives, sealants, printing inks, organic solvents, and petroleum products. Using VOC-containing products releases VOC, a major cause of air pollution and smog. In order to regulate air quality, the government has adopted rules pertaining to the emission of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These regulations were passed by the governments of regions such as North America, Europe, and China to regulate the emission of VOCs. VOC regulations and emission standards challenge coating manufacturing companies, restricting market growth.

Coating Additives Market Opportunities

Increasing Demand for Eco-Friendly Coatings

The coating industry has been substantially impacted due to the stringent government regulations regarding emission norms, forcing manufacturers to shift from conventional coating to environment-friendly coating. Due to their harmful effect on health and the environment, VOC emissions are strictly regulated for coatings makers. In response to these emission regulations, manufacturers are making technological advances in coating additives and using water-borne coatings. Therefore, the demand for bio-based coatings is providing opportunities for coating manufacturers.

Additionally, manufacturers are making strategies to align with industry demands by expanding the production facilities for a sustainable and VOC-exempted market. Due to stringent government regulations that have resulted in the slow growth of traditional coating additives, North America and Europe are the two largest markets. Manufacturers are also making substantial investments in R&D activities to meet the requirement for low VOC content to meet the growing demand for environment-friendly additives.

Regional Analysis

Based on region, the global coating additives market is bifurcated into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa.

Asia Pacific Dominates the Global Market

Asia Pacific is the most significant global coating additives market shareholder and is anticipated to exhibit a CAGR of 5.79% over the forecast period. The primary elements contributing to the coating additives market growth in Asia-Pacific include rapid urbanization, increasing disposable income, and living standards that have significantly contributed to the growth of construction activities, demand for modern furniture, the growing trend for home-delivered food, and the presence of the automotive industry. Countries that largely contribute to the coating additives market in the Asia-Pacific are China, India, and Japan. The marine industry is also one of the major end-users of coating additives.

Additionally, the demand for coating additives in the marine industry is growing in Asia-Pacific due to the emergence of China as an influential player in the shipbuilding industry. India, Indonesia, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Vietnam are the major countries for shipbuilding in Asia-Pacific. With the presence of a 95,000 km coastline in Indonesia, the abundance of both renewable and non-renewable resources such as fisheries, offshore oil and gas, ports, and support from the government to boost the marine industry, coating additives vendors have a huge opportunity to flourish in the Indonesian market.

North America is estimated to exhibit a CAGR of 4.96% over the forecast period. The market for coating additives in North America is driven by increased construction, automotive, marine, and aerospace industries and demand for packaged food. In North America, the US is one of the largest construction markets. In the first quarter of 2020, the construction industry contributed more than USD 910 billion to the US economy and employed around 7.63 million people in February 2020. Upon the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, the industrial sector experienced a substantial decline, resulting in an approximate loss of USD 60.8 billion in gross domestic product (GDP). Some construction activities were exposed to COVID-19, such as hospitality and retail.

In contrast, a few projects experienced several challenges, such as delays, cancellations, and difficulty gaining permits. The end of the lockdown measures has consequently initiated the commencement of numerous projects that were previously in progress. Moreover, 1,881,000 units got approval for construction buildings, and 1,58,000 housing units were started in Jan 2021. Therefore, numerous ongoing residential and non-residential projects are expected to drive the need for greenhouses and government funding for non-residential construction initiatives, thereby increasing demand for coating additives.

Europe is widely recognized as one of the most significant and prosperous economic regions globally, with many highly developed nations such as the United Kingdom, France, Italy, and Spain. Europe has had significant growth in standard of life, per capita income, and the adoption of innovation and technology since the advent of the Industrial Revolution. This phenomenon has resulted in the establishment of globally renowned companies in the automotive, construction, furniture, and military sectors. Therefore, the demand for coating additives is expected to experience significant growth over the forecast period.

In Latin America, the construction, automotive, marine, and oil and gas industries drive the market for coating additives. Latin America is home to over 624 million people, and 80% of its population resides in cities. The demand for housing and hotels is accelerating the growth of the construction industry. There were about 228 buildings in the works in 2021, about 106 hotels expected to be finished by 2022, and another 55 hotels planned for 2023. Hence, with the existing opportunities in the construction industry, the market for coating additives will rise during the forecast period.

In the Middle East and Africa, the automotive, construction, and aerospace industries are major factors driving the demand for coating additives. Several residential and non-residential projects are under construction, such as the Red Sea Project, Riyadh Metro, Riyadh Rapid Bus Transit, Akoya by Damac, Dubai Frame, and Dubai Metro Expansion in Saudi Arabia, The UAE will lead the market for coating additives due to their application on walls to prevent corrosion, the formation of biofilm, and microbial contamination.

The key global coating additives market players are AkzoNobel NV, BASF, BYK, Evonik Industries, Arkema SA, Sherwin-Williams, King Industries, Inc., Eastman Chemical Company, DOW Chemical Company, The Lubrizol Corporation, Angus Chemical, Lonza Group, Cabot Corporation, Daikin Industries, Solvay Chemicals, and others.

Report Scope

Report Metric Details
By Formulation
  1. Solvent-Borne
  2. Water-Borne
  3. Powder-Borne
By Function
  1. Rheology Modification
  2. Defoamer
  3. Biocides Impact Modification
  4. Wetting and Dispersion
  5. Others
By Type
  1. Acrylics
  2. Fluoropolymers
  3. Epoxy
  4. Urethanes
  5. Others
By End-User Industries
  1. Automotive
  2. Furniture
  3. Construction
  4. Industrial
  5. Aerospace
  6. Others
Company Profiles AkzoNobel NV BASF BYK Evonik Industries Arkema SA Sherwin-Williams King Industries Inc. Eastman Chemical Company DOW Chemical Company The Lubrizol Corporation Angus Chemical Lonza Group Cabot Corporation Daikin Industries Solvay Chemicals
Geographies Covered
North America U.S. Canada
Europe U.K. Germany France Spain Italy Russia Nordic Benelux Rest of Europe
APAC China Korea Japan India Australia Singapore Taiwan South East Asia Rest of Asia-Pacific
Middle East and Africa UAE Turkey Saudi Arabia South Africa Egypt Nigeria Rest of MEA
LATAM Brazil Mexico Argentina Chile Colombia Rest of LATAM
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, Environment & Regulatory Landscape and Trends
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Segmental Analysis

The global coating additives market is segmented by formulation, function, type, and end-user industries.

Based on formulation, the global market is bifurcated into solvent-borne, water-borne, and powder-borne. 

The water-borne segment dominates the global market and is projected to exhibit a CAGR of 6.18% over the forecast period. Water-borne coatings are surface coatings that use water as a solvent to disperse the resins added to create coatings. They constitute 80% water and 20% solvents. The outer finish of water-borne coatings is almost like that of solvent-based coatings. The raw materials used to manufacture water-borne coatings is synthetic resins, pigments, surfactants, and additives.

In addition, the three types of water-borne coatings are water-soluble, water-dispersible coatings, and emulsions. Water-borne coatings are used in confined or poorly ventilated spaces because the evaporation of solvents can be uncomfortable to workers, cause fatal diseases and absorb flammable materials that build up in confined spaces. Hence, projects such as storage tanks and railroad tanks use water-borne coatings.

Based on function, the global market is segmented into rheology modification, defoamer, biocides impact modification, wetting and dispersion, and others. 

The rheology modification segment owns the highest coating additives market share and is estimated to exhibit a CAGR of 5.98% during the forecast period. Rheology modifiers are vital additives used in paints, coating, and ink to control fluid products' specific properties and characteristics. Rheology modifiers control the spattering of paint, coating, or ink in all directions. Otherwise, it would have been runny as water. Rheology modifiers are important ingredients that play a vital role in the success of painting at every stage, from manufacturing to storage and transportation. For instance, rheology modifiers control the sedimentation of the pigment in the formulation during the storage and transportation of paint. They are vital chemical additives that play an important role in developing high-performance coatings.

Based on type, the global market is divided into acrylic, fluoropolymer, epoxy, urethane, and others. 

The acrylic segment is the most significant contributor to the market and is predicted to exhibit a CAGR of 5.94% over the forecast period. Acrylic is the most widely used polymer in the coating industry. Acrylic additives are primarily based on acrylate and methacrylate monomers, providing good weather resistance, color and gloss retention, excellent durability, and remarkable resistance against water and UV rays. It is easy to apply, stable under extremely cold temperatures, and cost-effective compared to other materials. In addition, acrylic-based coating additives are used extensively in dispersants, anti-foaming, and wetting agents, providing properties such as glossy finish, glazing, and other properties. Acrylic paints are mainly used outdoors and are being largely replaced by water-based acrylic coatings due to environmental reasons.

Based on end-user industries, the global market is divided into automotive, construction, furniture, industrial, aerospace, and others. 

The construction segment is the largest revenue contributor to the market and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 5.69% over the forecast period. Coating additives have increased due to the number of construction projects in world regions, such as Asia-Pacific, Europe, and North America. Coating additives prevent corrosion and rust of metallic parts of tanks, radiators, fences, and metal furniture. It is also applied to wall paintings, sculptures, furniture, and wood flooring. It is applied on the exterior and interior of houses for a stronger aesthetic appeal, resilience to UV rays, and to prevent the building from microbial contamination as well exterior outlook from fading during rain and intense summer and winter seasons.

Furthermore, the utilization of water-based technology has exceeded that of solvent-based coatings within the building sector. The demand for water-borne coatings in architecture has been driven by stringent government restrictions and a growing awareness of the detrimental effects of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) on the environment.

Market Size By Formulation

Market Size By Formulation
  • Solvent-Borne
  • Water-Borne
  • Powder-Borne
  • Recent Developments

    • May 2023: Gerdau Graphene announced the commercial availability of NanoDUR and NanoLAV, two new additives developed particularly for the paint and coatings industry. The new additives, which are produced with the company's proprietary G2D technology, use graphene nanoplatelets to enhance the performance of water-based paints and coatings without modifying their pH levels.
    • March 2023: Perstorp, an innovator and supplier of specialty chemicals, announced the sale of its additives activities, predominantly serving the paints and coatings industry at its facility in Gent, Belgium, to Synthomer.

    Top Key Players

    Coating Additives Market Share of Key Players

    Coating Additives Market Share of Key Players
    AkzoNobel NV BASF BYK Evonik Industries Arkema SA Sherwin-Williams King Industries Inc. Eastman Chemical Company DOW Chemical Company The Lubrizol Corporation Angus Chemical Lonza Group Cabot Corporation Daikin Industries Solvay Chemicals Others

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    How big is the coating additives market?
    The global coating additives market size was valued at USD 8.92 billion in 2022. It is estimated to reach USD 14.08 billion by 2031, growing at a CAGR of 5.21% from 2023 to 2031.
    Asia Pacific region has the highest growth rate in the coating additives market.
    AkzoNobel NV, BASF, BYK, Evonik Industries, Arkema SA, Sherwin-Williams, King Industries Inc., Angus Chemical, Lonza Group, Cabot Corporation, Daikin Industries, Solvay Chemicals are the prominent players in the market.
    Water-borne segment is the leading segment for the market during forecast period.
    Evolving aerospace market, growing demand for multifunctional additives are the major growth factors of the coating additives market.

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