Global Aerospace Coatings Market: Snapshot

Aerospace coatings are extensively used to cover aircraft’s outer as well as inner surfaces to imbibe aesthetic and functional properties to the machine. These coatings are also plastered onto various important components of an aircraft such as the wing frame, fuselage frame, and tail frame. Acrylate, epoxy, and polyurethane are the widely-used aerospace coatings, which further need to be mixed with special additives and pigments.

The global aerospace coatings market is mainly being by driven by an increasing number of aircrafts being manufactured from a global perspective. Protection of aircrafts’ surface from being harmed by external conditions is possible by applying a cover of aerospace coatings to the surfaces. Such a need for providing protection has been significantly responsible for increasing the uptake of aerospace coatings, thereby boosting the market’s growth.

The global aerospace coatings market had gained revenue worth US$1.53 bn in 2016, which is further expected to rise up to US$2.53 bn until 2025. This growth is expected to occur at a healthy CAGR of 5.80% from 2017 to 2025.

Military and Defense Sector to Witness Immense Growth

The global aerospace coatings market is segmented on the basis of resin, technology, user, end-user, and region. Under resin type, the market consists of polyurethane, epoxy, acrylics, and others as prime segments. From a technological perspective, water-based, solvent-based, and others, are chief segments that comprise the global aerospace coatings market. Under this category, water-based coatings are expected to perform better than the others, mainly due to the easier associated workability. By user, the market is divided into two segments: OEM and MRO. Under end-user, the coatings are primarily utilized in three sectors – helicopters, military & space, and commercial & business aircraft. In this context, commercial and business aircraft segment has held a leading spot in terms of maximum aerospace coatings utilization. However, the military and defense sector is not far behind aircraft segment in terms if use of the coatings. Rather, the forthcoming years are expected to showcase a voluminous use of the coatings in the latter segment.

Asia Pacific to Follow North America in Terms of Market Expansion in Future

Geography-wise, the global aerospace coatings market covers Latin America, the Middle East and Africa, North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific. A widespread use of aerospace coatings in military and defense sector in North America has made this region surpass all others in terms of revenue gained. The same reason has been applicable regarding the market’s presence in Europe and neighboring regions.

However, leading countries such as China and India from Asia Pacific are expected to depict a massive rise in aircraft production and an expansion of defense forces in the forthcoming years. Thus, the worldwide aerospace coatings market is anticipated to gain a mammoth revenue in this region during the upcoming years. Countries from the Latin American region such as Brazil and Columbia, and even Mexico are projected to portray a significant advancement in aerospace technology, thereby propelling the worldwide aerospace coatings market.

Although a handful of major players exist in the global aerospace coatings market, it depicts the presence of a highly intense vendor landscape. Most players are focusing on geographical expansions, especially as emerging economies the key to become successful in the market. The competition is expected to get tougher with every passing year, as per expert analysts. PPG Industries, Inc, The Sherwin-Williams Company, Akzo Nobel N.V, Hentzen Coatings Inc, Mankiewicz Gebr. & Co. are few key companies operating in the global aerospace coatings market.

Global Aerospace Coatings Market: Overview

Aerospace Coatings are used to coat the interior and external structural components of aircraft. Innovative technologies and industry friendly regulations implemented by various governments fuel the expansion of aerospace coatings market. Expansion of the aerospace coatings market can be ascribed to the advancements made in the defense and space sector. However, commercial and business aircraft is the key factor driving the global aerospace coatings market.

Increasing air passenger traffic, emerging economies and growing number of low cost carriers are expected to boost the aerospace coatings market in the future. Recent trend of spending heavily on military and space programs are expected to fuel the growth of the aerospace market in near future.

Aerospace coatings are primarily used in aircraft parts such as horizontal stabilizers, vertical fins, wings fairings, and engine cowlings. In the military application segment, coatings are employed in radar panels, avionic racking and rotor blade boxes. Fleet expansion activities, increased competition among global aircraft leaders such as Boeing, expansion of low cost carriers and clause relaxation are the key drivers of the aerospace coatings market. The commonly used resins in the aerospace coating applications include polyurethane, epoxy, acrylics and other resins such as fluoropolymers and polyesters. Among the various technologies, water-based technologies are anticipated to surpass the solvent-based technology in the upcoming years. Aerospace coatings market is heavily dependent on both OEM and MRO segments. With the introduction of new aircraft, OEM is gaining popularity across the globe. The lion’s share of the aerospace coatings market is consumed by the commercial & business aircraft. However, increased spending on the military sector is anticipated to propel the expansion of aerospace coatings market in the near future.

The study provides comprehensive view of the Aerospace Coatings market by dividing it into resin type, technology, user, end-user and geography.

Global Aerospace Coatings Market: Scope of the Study

The report estimates and forecasts the Aerospace Coatings market on the global, regional, and country levels. The study provides forecast between 2017 and 2025 based on volume (tons) and revenue (US$ Mn) with 2016 as the base year. The report comprises an exhaustive value chain analysis for each of the product segments. It provides a comprehensive view of the market. Value chain analysis also offers detailed information about value addition at each stage. The study includes drivers and restraints for the Aerospace Coatings market along with their impact on demand during the forecast period. The study also provides key market indicators affecting the growth of the market. The report analyzes opportunities in the Aerospace Coatings market on the global and regional level. Drivers, restraints, and opportunities mentioned in the report are justified through quantitative and qualitative data. These have been verified through primary and secondary resources. Furthermore, the report analyzes substitute analysis of Aerospace Coatings market and global average price trend analysis.

The report includes Porter’s Five Forces Model to determine the degree of competition in the Aerospace Coatings market. It comprises qualitative write-up on market attractiveness analysis, wherein products, processes, applications and countries have been analyzed based on attractiveness for each region. Growth rate, market size, raw Process availability, profit margin, impact strength, Application, competition, and other factors (such as environmental and legal) have been evaluated in order to derive the general attractiveness of the market. The report comprises price trend analysis for Aerospace Coatings between 2017 and 2025.

Global Aerospace Coatings Market: Research Methodology

Secondary research sources that were typically referred to include, but were not limited to company websites, financial reports, annual reports, investor presentations, broker reports, and SEC filings. Other sources such as internal and external proprietary databases, statistical databases and market reports, news articles, national government documents, and webcasts specific to companies operating in the market have also been referred for the report.

In-depth interviews and discussions with wide range of key opinion leaders and industry participants were conducted to compile this research report. Primary research represents the bulk of research efforts, supplemented by extensive secondary research. Key players’ product literature, annual reports, press releases, and relevant documents were reviewed for competitive analysis and market understanding. This helped in validating and strengthening secondary research findings. Primary research further helped in developing the analysis team’s expertise and market understanding.

Global Aerospace Coatings Market: Regional Outlook

Regional segmentation includes the current and forecast of Aerospace Coatings in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa (MEA). Key countries such as the U.S., France, Germany, the U.K., China, India, ASEAN, South Africa, Mexico, and Brazil have been included in the study. Market segmentation includes amount of Aerospace Coatings consumed by product, process, and application in all the regions and countries.

Global Aerospace Coatings Market: Competitive Outlook

The report covers detailed competitive outlook that includes market share and profiles of key players operating in the global market. Key players in the aerospace coatings market include PPG Industries, Inc, The Sherwin-Williams Company, Akzo Nobel N.V, Hentzen Coatings Inc, Mankiewicz Gebr. & Co etc. Company profiles include attributes such as company overview, number of employees, brand overview, key competitors, business overview, business strategies, recent/key developments, acquisitions, and financial overview (wherever applicable).

The Aerospace Coatings Market has been divided into the following segments.

Aerospace Coatings Market – Resin Analysis

  • Polyurethane
  • Epoxy
  • Acrylics
  • Others

Aerospace Coatings Market – Technology Analysis

  • Water-based
  • Solvent-based
  • Others

Aerospace Coatings Market – User Analysis

  • OEM 
  • MRO

Aerospace Coatings Market – End User Analysis

  • Commercial & Business Aircraft
  • Military & Space
  • Helicopters

Aerospace Coatings Market – Regional Analysis

North America

  • U.S.
  • Canada

Latin America

  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Rest of Latin America


  • Germany
  • France
  • U.K.
  • Spain
  • Italy
  • Rest of Europe

Asia Pacific

  • China
  • Japan
  • India
  • Rest of Asia Pacific

Middle East & Africa

  • GCC
  • South Africa
  • Rest of Middle East & Africa