Coating Resins Market – Snapshot

Coating resins, also known as binders, are polymer materials that hold a coating formulation together and provide adhesion to the substrate on which the coating is applied. Coating resins are polymers or polymer latex. A typical liquid coating formulation consists of several other components such as pigments, additives, and solvents. Coating resins bind the entire coating system together. Powder coating systems have a similar composition, except for the presence of solvents. The coating resins market is estimated to expand at a moderate pace during the forecast period due to the rise in consumption of paints and coatings globally owing to the expansion in end-use industries. Growth in construction, infrastructure, and automotive industries and wide adoption of newer coating technologies are likely to create growth opportunities for coating resins during the forecast period. Latin America and Asia Pacific are estimated to create lucrative opportunities in the coating resins market during the forecast period due to the growth in economic activities in these regions. These regions are implementing stringent VOC emission regulations. Awareness regarding the environmental impact of products is rising among consumers in these regions.

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Based on type, the global coating resins market has been segmented into epoxy, polyurethane, alkyd, acrylic, vinyl, amino, polyester, and others (polyaspartics, silicones, and fluoropolymers).  Acrylic was the dominant segment of the global coating resins market in 2017. The segment is projected to expand at a significant pace during the forecast period. Acrylic coatings can be formulated by water and solvent-based technologies and are extensively employed in architectural coatings. Market share of the alkyd segment is estimated to decline during the forecast period due to the high VOC content of the coatings formulated using alkyd resins. The others segment, which includes polyaspartics and fluoropolymers, is also projected to expand at a considerable pace during the forecast period.

Based on technology, the global coating resins market has been divided into solvent-based, water-based, high solids, UV cured, and others (including powder coatings). In terms of revenue and volume, the solvent-based segment accounted for major share of the global coating resins market in 2017. The segment is expected to expand at a sluggish pace due to the implementation of strict regulations on VOC emissions across the globe. The water-based segment constituted key share of the market in 2017. The segment is projected to expand at a considerable pace during the forecast period, as these coatings are environment-friendly. High solids and UV cured segments are also likely to create growth opportunities during the forecast period due to their low VOC content.

In terms of application, the global coating resins market can be segregated into architectural coatings, industrial coatings, automotive coatings, wood coatings, protective & marine coatings, and others (including can coatings and leather coatings). In terms of demand, the architectural coatings segment accounted for large share of the coating resins market in 2017. The segment is anticipated to expand at a significant pace during the forecast period. Protective & marine coatings and industrial coatings segments constituted significant share of the global coating resins market in 2017. These segments are estimated to provide lucrative opportunities to the coating resins market during the forecast period. The automotive coatings segment is projected to drive the coating resins market in the near future.

Based on region, the global coating resins market can be classified into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America. In terms of value and volume, Asia Pacific was the leading region of the global coating resins market in 2017. Asia Pacific is also the key manufacturer of paints and coatings products, which are produced from coating resins. The coating resins market in the region is likely to expand at a rapid pace in the next few years due to the significant increase in consumption of paints and coatings in the region. In terms of demand, North America and Europe were the other leading consumers of coating resins in 2017. The paints & coatings industry in these regions is vast and mature. The coatings resins market in Europe and North America is estimated to expand at a sluggish pace during the forecast period owing to the mature nature of end-user industries. North America and Europe are technologically advanced regions. The entire paints & coatings value chain is working toward developing innovative products that are sustainable, eco-friendly, and emit low VOC. The coating resins market in Latin America and Middle East & Africa is anticipated to expand at a considerable pace during the forecast period.

The global coating resins market is dominated by large-sized players. Presence of large numbers of small- and medium-sized players makes the market highly competitive. Key players operating in the market are BASF SE, Royal DSM N.V., Arkema S.A, Allenex Netherlands B.V., DosswDuPont, Lanxess, Celanese Corporation, and DIC Corporation. The coating resins market experiences competition from other industries such as adhesives and packaging, as coating resins are employed in these industries as well. 

Coating Resins Market - Overview

Coating resins, also known as binders, are polymer materials that hold a coating formulation together and provide adhesion to the substrate on which the coating is applied. Coating resins are polymers or polymer latex. A typical liquid coating formulation consists of several other components such as pigments, additives, and solvents. Coating resins bind the entire coating system together. Powder coating systems have similar composition, except for the presence of solvents. The coating resins market is estimated to expand at a moderate pace during the forecast period, led by the rise in consumption of paints and coatings across the globe due to the expansion in end-use industries.

Based on type, the global coating resins market has been segmented into epoxy, polyurethane, alkyd, acrylic, vinyl, amino, polyester and others (polyaspartics, silicones, and fluoropolymers). The acrylic segment dominated the global coating resins market in 2017. The segment is estimated to expand at a significant pace during the forecast period. Acrylic coatings are used in diverse forms. They can be formulated by water and solvent-based technology and are extensively employed in architectural coatings. Market share of the alkyd segment is estimated to decline during the forecast period owing to the high VOC content of coatings formulated using alkyd resins.

Based on technology, the global coating resins market has been divided into solvent-based, water-based, high solids, UV cured, and others (including powder coatings). The solvent-based segment constituted the dominant share of the global coating resins market in 2017. The water-based segment is projected to expand most rapidly during the forecast period owing to their low VOC content and stringent regulations on VOC emissions in coating products across the globe.

Based on application, the global coating resins market has been segregated into architectural coatings, industrial coatings, automotive coatings, wood coatings, protective & marine coatings, and others (including can coatings and leather coatings). In terms of demand, the architectural coatings segment held the dominant share of the coating resins market in 2017. This can be ascribed to the prominent use of paints and coatings for decorative purposes. The architectural coatings segment is anticipated to expand at a steady pace during the forecast period due to the stable growth in global construction and infrastructure industries. Rise in demand for automotive coatings and increase in automotive sales are boosting the consumption of coating resins in the automotive coatings segment.

Based on region, the global coating resins market has been classified into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America. In terms of value and volume, Asia Pacific was the leading region of the coating resins market in 2017. Asia Pacific is also a key manufacturer of paints and coating products, which extensively utilize coating resins. The coating resins market in Asia Pacific is likely to expand at a rapid pace in the next few years due to the rapid increase in consumption of paints and coatings in the region. In terms of demand, North America and Europe were the other prominent consumers of coating resins in 2017. The paints and coatings industry in these regions is vast and mature. The coatings resins market in Europe and North America is estimated to expand at a sluggish pace due to the mature nature of end-user industries. The coating resins market in Latin America and Middle East & Africa is anticipated to expand at a considerable pace during the forecast period.

The report analyzes and forecasts the coating resins market at the global and regional levels. The market has been projected in terms of volume (kilo tons) and revenue (US$ Mn) from 2018 to 2026. The study includes drivers and restraints of the global coating resins market. It also covers the expected impact of these drivers and restraints on the demand for coating resins during the forecast period. The report also highlights growth opportunities for the coating resins market at the global and regional levels.

The report comprises a detailed value chain analysis, which provides a comprehensive view of the global coating resins market. Porter’s Five Forces model for the coating resins market has also been included to help understand the competition landscape. The study encompasses market attractiveness analysis, wherein type, technology, and application segments have been benchmarked based on their market size, growth rate, and general attractiveness. 

The study provides a decisive view of the global coating resins market by segmenting it in terms of type, technology, application, and region. These segments have been analyzed based on present and future trends. Regional segmentation includes current and future demand for coating resins in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. The report also covers individual type, technology, and application segments of the market in all regions. 

The study includes profiles of major companies operating in the global coating resins market. The global coating resins market is dominated by large players. Key players operating in the market are BASF SE, Royal DSM N.V., Arkema S.A, Allenex Netherlands B.V., DowDuPont, Lanxess, Celanese Corporation, and DIC Corporation. Market players have been profiled in terms of company overview, business strategies, and recent developments. 

The report provides the estimated market size (in terms of value and volume) of the global coating resins market for the base year 2017 and forecast from 2018 to 2026. Market numbers have been estimated based on type, technology, application, and region. The market size and forecast for each type, technology, and application segment have been provided for the global and regional markets.

Key Takeaways

  • Extensive analysis of market trends from 2017 to 2026 to identify opportunities and market developments
  • Analysis of various types, technologies, and applications wherein coating resins are used
  • Identification of key factors responsible to build a roadmap for upcoming opportunities for the coating resins market at the global, regional, and country levels
  • Comprehensive analysis with respect to investments and regulatory scenario that would subsequently impact the outlook and forecast of the global coating resins market between 2018 and 2026
  • Detailed competition landscape of key players operating in the market to understand competition level
  • Porters’ Five Forces analysis to highlight the power of buyers and suppliers in the market

Type

  • Acrylic
  • Polyurethane
  • Alkyd
  • Epoxy
  • Vinyl
  • Amino
  • Polyester
  • Others (Polyaspartics, Silicones, and Fluoropolymers)

Technology

  • Water-based
  • Solvent-based
  • High Solids
  • UV cured
  • Others (including Powder Coatings)

Application

  • Architectural Coatings
  • Industrial Coatings
  • Automotive Coatings
  • Wood Coatings
  • Protective & Marine Coatings
  • Others (including Can Coatings and Leather Coatings)

Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • U.K.
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia & CIS
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • ASEAN
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • GCC
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa