The global non-stick coatings market size was valued at USD 1,475.42 million in 2022. It is projected to reach USD 2,720.47 million by 2031, growing at a CAGR of 5.72% during the forecast period (2023-2031).
The non-stick coating is a surface treatment that makes removing food from cookware and bakeware easy. It also provides an ultra-smooth, nonporous cooking surface for the healthier preparation of certain foods. Materials' adhesive properties are decreased by using non-stick coatings. Cookware with non-stick coatings allows for proper cooking and prevents food from sticking to the pan's bottom. Non-stick coatings are specialized chemical substances that lessen the substrates' ability to adhere. The non-stick coatings market value is anticipated to increase due to the high adoption rate of non-stick cookware worldwide.
Additionally, the growing demand for non-stick coatings for various industrial machinery applications will drive market value growth because of features like scratch resistance, heat distribution, water and oil repellency, and low friction coefficient. Growing emphasis on non-stick coating manufacturing technology development will open up more lucrative growth opportunities for the non-stick coatings market.
The fluoropolymer-free, mixed-material Sol-gel non-stick coatings demonstrate the strength of silica, have an excellent release, and are exceptionally smooth. Sol-gel coatings have built-in non-stick qualities and can be used on various surfaces, including metals and glass. Sol-gel technology creates high gloss coatings that are more heat resistant than traditional coatings, giving cookware a better appearance and more functionality. These coatings can be purchased commercially in various hues, including red, green, blue, and white. Even at greater temperatures, the coatings retain their color.
Due to its qualities, such as rapid curing, drying, superior hardness, and abrasion resistance, UV-cured technology has applications in plastics, wood, and metal coatings, which are significant drivers for the non-stick coatings industry. UV-cured sol-gel coatings are enhanced by their minimal VOC emissions and superb mechanical and chemical resilience. Solvent-free UV-cured sol-gel coating produces little waste, which is then disposed of as regular garbage. It aids in lowering energy usage. Several government laws supported the market for radiation-cured coating.
The chemical compound perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), usually called C8, is used to create Teflon, a nonstick cookware component. PFOA may have harmful health consequences and contribute to the developing of several diseases in people, including liver tumors, breast and prostate cancer, and impaired fertility. The health hazards related to the coating significantly decreased after PFOA was banned from being used in the production of Teflon. Cookware with ceramic or porcelain enamel coatings may release cadmium and lead if not produced properly. Their inferior durability may hamper ceramics' market penetration to Teflon and the non-reactive coatings' lifespan of one year with moderate use. Low-grade silicone's harmful fillers may impact food quality.
Additionally, the use of plastic fillers in silicon-based nonstick cookware can be harmful to your health. The coating on seasoned cast iron is free of toxic substances, including PTFE, PFOA, cadmium, and lead. However, iron sensitivity sufferers may be harmed by the cookware used to prepare acidic meals, like tomato sauce, since it may leach iron. As a result, the market may be threatened by the health risks indicated above that result from Teflon-based nonstick cookware overheating.
Cooking using non-stick cookware is effortless and uses less oil. From households to food and retail chains, the global food market has observed consumption patterns of healthy cooking methods. Numerous national and international players created new Teflon designs and qualities for mass production in response to the rising demand for environmentally friendly substitutes and the influence of the developments above. PFA is a better option for coating cookware and bakeware because of its non-stick properties, superior purity, and chemical inertness. PFA lining and parts increase uptime and throughput, lower maintenance costs, and protect product purity. Conveyor belts, baking liners, commercial bakeware, non-stick metal coatings, dispensers, and containers are all examples of items that use PFA in the food processing sector.
Due to PFA's resistance to corrosion, it is coated on cookware, bakeware, and other items used in the food processing industry. The usage of high-quality items is favored despite their relatively higher cost than steel- and iron-based cookware due to the rising standard of living in nations like Finland, Canada, Denmark, Australia, Switzerland, ASEAN countries, India, Sweden, and Norway, among others.
The global non-stick coatings market is segmented by type and application.
Based on type, the global market is bifurcated into fluoropolymer, ceramic silicone, and other types.
The fluoropolymer segment is the highest contributor to the market and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 5.74% during the forecast period. Due to its exceptional qualities, including chemical inertness, a low coefficient of friction (less than 0.1), and non-stick characteristics over an extensive temperature range, fluoropolymer coating is widely utilized. A component with a PTFE coating has outstanding non-stick qualities and is very simple to clean. This coating is frequently used in the bakeries, confectioneries, food processing, and cookware industries because it prevents both hot and cold products from adhering to the substrate.
The packaging, heat-sealing, molding, automotive, aerospace, chemical, and pharmaceutical industries utilize PTFE coatings to make objects non-stick. These coatings may also be employed on plastic/elastomer sealing, and extrusion dies when other treatments can induce material degradation or clog. Due to its chemical resistance and insulating qualities, FEP coatings are frequently used for wire and cable insulation in the electrical and electronics industries. Due to FEP's superior dielectric qualities, wires coated with FEP are protected from high voltage. As a result, they are thinner than conventional high-voltage cables.
In non-stick cookware, ceramic is a more recent material and is primarily regarded as the safest and greenest choice. It uses a covering comprised of minerals, including silica (a component of sand), oxygen, binders, colors, and strengthening compounds. Pans with a ceramic spray coating are constructed with an aluminum base. The estimated lifespan of this spray coating, which may also contain pigment, is up to five years. Older ceramic cookware had a glossy finish thanks to the use of either lead or cadmium. Reputable manufacturers have subsequently moved to ceramic-coated cookware, abiding by FDA regulations to ensure safe cooking because these compounds harm health.
Ceramic-coated cookware is safe because it is made of inorganic material, is heat resistant up to 450°C, and does not leach chemicals or emit poisonous gases into food or the environment. Most PTFE-based non-stick coatings need to be applied three times minimum. For ceramic coatings, as few as one layers is necessary. Additionally, they require less time to cure than PTFE-based products, which reduces oven time, conserves energy, and produces 50% less carbon dioxide. Sol-gel technique is used to apply the majority of ceramic non-stick coatings.
Based on application, the global market is bifurcated into cookware, food processing, fabrics and carpets, medical, electrical and electronics, industrial machinery, automotive, and other applications.
The cookware segment owns the highest market and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 5.82% during the forecast period. Cookware with nonstick coatings has been around for more than 50 years. While some bakeware is constructed of flexible silicone, most cookware is made of stainless steel, aluminum, cast iron, glass, program, and ceramic. Cookware, such as pots and pans, are among the several food-grade nonstick applications that are popular due to the superior characteristics of nonstick coatings. According to a survey by NTP Group, 39.9% of US customers plan to buy aluminum nonstick cookware. The low-end of the cookware market is made up of conventional PTFE pans.
In contrast, the high-end green side of the market, which offers ostensibly healthier alternatives but is inferior to their PTFE counterparts, comprises non-PFOA coatings, ceramics, and silicone-based coatings. The industry is gradually favoring the green pans market, which is essential for growing the nonstick coatings market. The low-end of the cookware market is made up of conventional PTFE pans. In contrast, the high-end green side of the market, which offers ostensibly healthier alternatives but is inferior to their PTFE counterparts, comprises non-PFOA coatings, ceramics, and silicone-based coatings.
The better mechanical qualities of woven fabric are combined with the desirable properties of PTFE fluoropolymers in PTFE-coated fabrics. Many of the most demanding high-temperature and high-impact applications can be addressed by the variety of designs and fabrics available. These materials can create endless belts for gaskets and seals for the automotive industry and self-lubricating bearing retainers for the most demanding military applications. These retainers can work in liquid nitrogen and oxygen, as well as at elevated temperatures up to 550°F. Most carpet cleaners include a nonstick solution to aid in fast removing stains from fabrics. Without these tools, replacing soiled household fabrics on floors, sofas, and other furniture might be expensive. The production of stain-resistant fabrics and goods uses PFOA, a crucial processing chemical used to create nonstick and stain-resistant materials.
The global non-stick coatings market is divided into four regions: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA.
Asia-Pacific is the most significant revenue contributor and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.86% during the forecast period. Cookware is in greater demand in China, particularly when most residents are going through a complete shift. As a result, more cookware items, including electric hot pots, induction cookers, non-stick cookers, pressure cookers made of various materials, and other products, are being used. This is good news for the nation's non-stick coatings market. One of the crucial industries in the government is the textile and carpet business. The National Bureau of Statistics of China reports that the country's exports of carpets have significantly increased in recent years. The need for non-stick coatings in medical applications is anticipated to rise.
Additionally, the 13th five-year plan of the nation places a strong emphasis on innovation and health, which is predicted to boost spending in the medical device manufacturing industry throughout the projected period. In turn, this is anticipated to increase the nation's manufacturing of cutting-edge medical equipment to cure degenerative and age-related ailments, which is expected to further increase the demand for non-stick coatings in the ensuing years. Hawkins Cookers Limited, Nirlep Appliances Private Limited, Stove Kraft Pigeon, TTK Prestige Limited, Usha Shriram Enterprises Pvt. Ltd, Havells India Limited, Vinod Intelligent Cookware, etc., are a few of India's top manufacturers of non-stick cookware. One of India's largest sectors, the food processing sector, is anticipated to produce USD 535 billion in output by 2025–2026. This industry is in the top five regarding production, consumption, and exports. With increased disposable income levels, urbanization, a younger population, and nuclear families, the demand for processed foods is growing.
Europe is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.84% during the forecast period. With manufacturing making up over 79% of all industrial production, Germany's most significant sector is manufacturing. The largest manufacturing segments are machinery and equipment, automotive, primary metals and fabricated metal products, computers, electronic and electrical equipment, and primary metals. The second-largest and most creative sector in Germany is machinery and equipment. The nation represents 16% of the worldwide equipment market. The country is home to 6,500 businesses, roughly 90% of which are small manufacturers along the value chain. A sizable textile business complements Germany's food and beverage industry. The German textile industry prioritized quantity over quality for generations. However, in recent decades, the emphasis has switched to rate, and the nation has emerged as a significant player in the fashion industry. Germany's second-largest consumer goods industry is the textile and apparel sector. The market in this region is anticipated to be significantly driven by the rising demand for technical fabrics.
Italy's culinary and pastry industries are well-known around the world. The nation is home to some of the best cookware companies, including River SpA, I.L.L.A. SpA, RISOL SRL via Ruca, and Floral. The increasing middle-class desire for a variety of beautiful cooking and serving utensils is anticipated to boost demand for cookware and, by extension, non-stick coatings throughout the forecast period.
The U.S. electronics market is the biggest in the world in terms of scale. Due to the use of cutting-edge technology, an increase in the number of R&D facilities, and rising consumer demand, it is also anticipated that it will continue to be the largest market throughout the projection period. Due to the electronics industry's quick speed of innovation, technological improvement, and R&D operations, there is a huge need for newer and faster electronic devices. The emphasis on creating high-end products has led to significant growth in the number of manufacturing facilities and development hubs in the United States. Over the projection period, this is anticipated to increase demand for non-stick coatings in the electronics industry. Recently, imports of steel and aluminum were subject to taxes by the government to concentrate and boost domestic production. The shale gas revolution has increased exploration and production activities in the U.S. Every process step, from oil discovery and production through transportation, storage, and processing, is complex and carried out in harsh conditions. Because the machinery and equipment used in the oil and gas industry are expensive, they require routine maintenance to ensure extended life.
The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) projects that Canada's oil production will reach 5.4 billion barrels per day in 2030, with oil sands estimated to make up 70.7% of the total. The majority of the hydrocarbon reserves in the country are mostly oil sands, which are accessible to private enterprises and not under the authority of the national oil companies, providing enormous growth prospects for businesses. The oil and gas business has grown thanks significantly in large part to the transparency in this sector.
Brazil is also the second-largest exporter of processed foods in terms of volume and fifth in terms of value, with plenty of resources and a solid installed capacity. To fulfill its role as one of the world's major food producers, the nation is demanding technologies for food processing. Additionally, the government is the third-largest agricultural producer in the globe. Due to the domestic policy framework contradictions, reduced commodity prices, weak external demand, and the devaluation of the peso's value, Argentina has been experiencing sluggish economic growth during the past few years. In contrast, due to the new liberalization agenda, trade- and investment-friendly policies are anticipated to help the Argentine economy in the medium and long term.
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