Formulation Additives Market Research Report – Forecast to 2032

Formulation Additives Market Research Report Information By Type (Dispersing Agents, Rheology Agents, Wetting & Levelling Agents, Film Forming Agents), By End-Use Industry (Paints & Coatings, Construction, Automotive, Electronics), And By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, And Rest Of The World) –Market Forecast Till 2032

ID: MRFR/CnM/4878-HCR | 140 Pages | Author: Anshula Mandaokar | February 2024         

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Global Formulation Additives Market Overview


Formulation Additives Market Size was valued at USD 18.9 billion in 2022. The Formulation Additives industry is projected to grow from USD19.845 Billion in 2023 to USD 29.32010328 billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.00% during the forecast period (2023 - 2032). The key market drivers enhancing the market growth are the use of these additives in large industries such as paint and coating, construction, automotive electronics, printing, packaging, and furniture.


                        Formulation Additives Market


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review


Formulation Additives Market Trends



  • The rising use of formulation additives in the construction sector drives market growth.


Formulation additives are used at an increased rate for construction and reconstruction activities. They offer numerous advantages, such as anti-settling, better pigment dispersion, plasticizing, substrate wetting, and improved slip characteristics. The additives are used across the construction industry for multiple applications, including architectural coatings, building materials, etc. Formulation additives are also applied to optimize foam control and improve dispersion properties, which, in turn, are estimated to drive their sales in the construction industry. Consumers prefer attractive commercial spaces and homes, leading to the rising demand for formulation additives in the construction industry. These abovementioned factors are projected to stimulate demand for formulation additives Market CAGR.


Additionally, improved commitments by the manufacturers of formulation additives to deliver cost-effective solutions without compromising product quality are anticipated to fuel demand opportunities in the industry. This trend is predicted to generate growth in the market with expanded use of formulation additives by different sectors such as oil & gas, food & beverages, furniture & flooring, and others. Rising expenditures by key players in research and development operations and technological advances will create new opportunities for industry players. Moreover, expanded strategic deals and alliances by prominent players with a vision to grow their market share are estimated to generate a certain degree of business development. Paints and coatings are used in nearly all major industries, and demand for paint and coating additives drives business growth.


Furthermore, the significant increase in vehicle production and sales is anticipated to grow market growth. Furthermore, the rising demand for electronic devices such as laptops, game consoles, and smartphones is expected to increase product demand. This can be attributed to changing consumer lifestyles and high disposable income. Thus, driving the Formulation Additives market revenue.


Formulation Additives Market Segment Insights


Formulation Additives Type Insights


Based on type, the Formulation Additives market segmentation includes dispersing agents, rheology agents, wetting & leveling agents, and film-forming agents. The dispersing agents segment dominated the market because dispersing agents are used in various applications. Dispersants disperse pigments and other additives in paints and coatings. Ensuring consistency and achieving the desired properties are facilitated by following this approach. Also, dispersants are used in cosmetics to disperse pigments and other additives. This helps ensure the end product is uniform and has the desired color and texture. Dispensers distribute food additives and other ingredients in food and beverages.


Formulation Additives End-Use Industry Insights


The Formulation Additives market segmentation, based on End-Use Industry, includes paints & coatings, construction, automotive, and electronics. The paints & coatings segment dominated the market because paints & coatings are a major application for formulation additives, and they use a wide variety of additives to improve their performance. Paints & coatings use a wide range of additives to improve their performance, including dispersing agents, rheology agents, wetting &leveling agents, and film-forming agents. Furthermore, the paints & coatings market is expected to grow rapidly in the coming years due to the growing demand for protection from the elements and the growing demand for decorative finishes.


Figure1: Formulation Additives Market, by End–Use Industry, 2022 & 2032 (USD billion)


                    Formulation Additives Market Outlook


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Formulation Additives Regional Insights


Segmented by Region, the study provides market insights for North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World. The North American Formulation Additives market will dominate this market, owing to the high demand for formulation additives in the Region's automotive, electronics, and construction industries.


The market report focuses on several key countries, including the United States, Canada, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.


Figure2: FORMULATION ADDITIVES MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022 (%)


                      FORMULATION ADDITIVES MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review


Europe's Formulation Additives market accounts for the second-largest market share due to the Region's high production and sales of automotive parts. Further, the German Formulation Additives market held the largest market share, and the UK Formulation Additives market was the largest-growing market in the European Region.


The Asia-Pacific Formulation Additives Market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2023 to 2032. This is due to the high demand in major end-use industries. Fast-paced industrialization in emerging economies. Moreover, China’s Formulation Additives market held the largest market share, and the Indian Formulation Additives market was the largest-growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.


Formulation Additives Key Market Players& Competitive Insights


Leading market players are investing heavily in research and development to expand their product lines, which will help the Formulation Additives market grow even more. Market participants are also undertaking different strategic activities to expand their footprint, with important market developments including new product launches, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, higher investments, and collaboration with other organizations. To expand and survive in a more competitive and rising market climate, the Formulation Additives industry must offer cost-effective items.


Manufacturing locally to minimize operational costs is one of the key business tactics manufacturers use in the Formulation Additives industry to benefit clients and increase the market sector. In recent years, the Formulation Additives industry has offered some of the most significant advantages to medicine. Major players in the Key players in Formulation Additives market include BASF SE (Germany), Eastman Chemical Company (US), Evonik Industries AG (Germany), Altana (Germany), DowDuPont (US), Cabot Corporation (US), Allnex Group (Germany), Arkema (France). and others, are attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations.


BASF SE, an abbreviation and combination of formerly BadischeAnilin- und Soda-Fabrik, is a European multinational corporation and the world's largest chemical producer. Its headquarters are in Ludwigshafen, Germany.BASF is working with the University of Stuttgart in Germany to develop new explosives based on renewable resources. The chemical dispersant is designed to be more stable than the chemical dispersant and is expected to be available in 2024.


The Dow Jones Industrial Average, also known as the Dow Jones or simply the Dow, is an index that represents the performance of 30 prominent companies listed on the American stock exchange. The Dow is among the oldest and most widely tracked stock market indices. Recently, Dow Chemical announced its acquisition of Silcotek, a regulatory company specializing in rheology. This acquisition will enhance Dow's presence in the rheology modifier industry and enable the company to meet the growing demand for such modifiers across various applications.


Key Companies in the Formulation Additives market include



  • BASF SE (Germany)

  • Eastman Chemical Company (US)

  • Evonik Industries AG (Germany)

  • Altana (Germany)

  • DowDuPont (US)

  • Cabot Corporation (US)

  • Allnex Group (Germany)

  • Arkema (France)

  • Momentive (US)

  • Münzing Corporation (Germany)

  • Lanxess (Germany)

  • Honeywell International Inc.(US).


Formulation Additives Industry Developments


June 2022: Dow launched its new high-performance dispersants for construction applications. The dispersants are designed to improve the performance of concrete, mortar, and other building materials, making them more durable and easier to work with.


February 2023: BASF announced the launch of its new line of water-based dispersants for paints and coatings. The dispersants are designed to improve the performance of water-based paints and coatings, making them more durable and easier to apply.


Formulation Additives Market Segmentation


Formulation Additives Type Outlook



  • Dispersing Agents

  • Rheology Agents

  • Wetting & Levelling Agents

  • Film Forming Agents


Formulation Additives End-Use Industry Outlook



  • Paints & Coatings

  • Construction

  • Automotive

  • Electronics


Formulation Additives Regional Outlook



  • North America

    • US

    • Canada



  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe



  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific



  • Rest of the World

    • Middle East

    • Africa

    • Latin America



Report Scope:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size2022 USD 18.9billion
Market Size 2023 USD 19.845billion
Market Size2032 USD 29.32010328billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 5.00%(2023-2032)
Base Year 2022
Market Forecast Period 2023-2032
Historical Data 2018- 2022
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Type, End-Use Industry, and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, AsiaPacific, and the Rest of the World
Countries Covered USA, Canada, Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled  BASF SE (Germany), Eastman Chemical Company (US), Evonik Industries AG (Germany), Altana (Germany), DowDuPont (US), Cabot Corporation (US), Allnex Group (Germany), Arkema (France), Momentive (US).
Key Market Opportunities Rapid economic growth and urbanization in the new economy
Key Market Dynamics These additives are being utilized more and more in major sectors like paints and coatings, construction, automotive, electronics, printing and packaging, and furniture manufacturing.




Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The Formulation Additives market size was valued at USD 18.9 Billion in 2022.

The Formulation Additives Market is growing with a CAGR of 5.00% in the forecast period 2023-2032.

North America witnessed the largest share of the Formulation Additives Market

The key players in the market are Base SE (Germany), Eastman Chemical Company (US), Evonik Industries AG (Germany), Altana (Germany), DowDuPont (US), Cabot Corporation (US), and Allnex Group (Germany).

The Dispersing Agents category dominated the market in 2022.

The Paints & Coatings had the largest share in the Formulation Additives Market

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