Hydrophilic Coatings Market Research Report - Forecast to 2030

Hydrophilic Coatings Market Information: by Substrate (Polymers, Glass & Ceramics, Metals, Nanoparticles, and Others), by Application (Medical Devices & Equipment, Automotive, Marine, Optical and Others), and Region - Forecast till 2030

ID: MRFR/CnM/4379-HCR | February 2021 | Region: Global | 100 pages

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Hydrophilic Coatings Market Overview

Hydrophilic Coatings Market is anticipated to grow at average CAGR 6.80% during the forecast period 2021-2030.

Hydrophilic coatings reduce surface friction and enhance lubricity. This coating acts like a microscopic sponge and water provides excellent low friction characteristics as long as the coating remains wet.

The Hydrophilic Coatings Market is primarily driven by the increasing demand for controlled lubricity of medical devices surface. Hydrophilic coatings can be used in guidewires, catheters, and cannulas and reduce the occurrences of inflammation and damage caused by these devices when used on a patient. These coatings react with water and form a hydrogel material, which reduces insertion force and avoids possible puncture damage and makes it suitable for biological interactions. They exhibit antimicrobial properties and are biocompatible in nature thus preventing any chances of infections. The use of hydrophilic coatings as an anti-fog agent in automotive parts such as windshields and rear-view mirrors is likely to fuel the market growth further. These coatings are also used in ophthalmology for placing intraocular lenses (IOLs) devices to reduce the catastrophic bursting incidences and incision size. They are also used in optical devices such as camera windows, outdoor surveillance, and others. The demand for these coatings is rising in the marine industry as they reduce the kinematic friction between the coated boats and water surfaces. However, stringent regulation from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for 510K Clearance is likely to challenge the Hydrophilic Coatings Market Growth. Nevertheless, the opportunities and development trends that can offer better growth are observed in the market include the drug delivery and biological interactions of hydrophilic coatings. In October 2016, Surmodics, Inc. announced the launch of a single coat formulation Serene Solutions, which meets the challenge of achieving the right balance of lubricity and durability of intravascular products. Other instance of the development of the market is the merger of AdvanSource Biomaterials Corp. with Medibrane, Ltd. in January 2017.

Hydrophilic Coatings Market, by Application (%):

 Hydrophilic Coatings

Source: MRFR analysis

Regional Analysis

The Hydrophilic Coatings Market is segmented into five regions of Asia Pacific, North America, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa.

Asia Pacific is the fastest emerging region in the Hydrophilic Coatings Market on account of the high production and sales of automotive and medical devices in the region. The emerging medical devices and equipment market is expected to reach USD 88.6 million by 2020. The growing automotive industry in India and China is likely to drive the global market further. The growing marine industry in China and Japan is another driver of the market.

The North American regional Hydrophilic Coatings Market is growing on account of the high production and exports of medical devices and reviving the automotive industry.

Increasing expenditure on better medical & healthcare facilities in Europe is expected to drive the Hydrophilic Coatings Market. The increasing production and exportation of automotive parts in Germany, the U.K, and other countries is anticipated to further fuel the market growth.

The increasing production and sales of automotive in Brazil is the major factor driving the Hydrophilic Coatings Market in the Latin American region.


The Hydrophilic Coatings Market is segmented on the basis of the substrate, application, and region.

The Hydrophilic Coatings Market is segmented on the basis of the substrate as polymers, glass & ceramics, metals, nanoparticles, and others.

By the Application, the Hydrophilic Coatings Market is segmented into medical devices & equipment, automotive, marine, optical, and others.

Geographically, the Hydrophilic Coatings Market is spanned across five regions namely Asia Pacific, North America, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa.

Key Players

Some of the manufacturers operating in the Hydrophilic Coatings Market are Hydromer Inc. (U.S.), Abbott (U.S.), Corning Incorporated (U.S.), Harland Medical Systems (U.S.), Surmodics, Inc. (U.S.), DSM (Netherlands), Biocoat Incorporated (U.S.), Aculon (U.S.), AST Products, Inc. (U.S.), and AdvanSource Biomaterials Corp (U.S.).

Recent Development

September 2021 – A specialty provider of hydrophilic biomaterial coatings for medical devices, Biocoat, Inc., revealed that it had extended its on-site ISO-certified, full-service agreement coating service unit to include the capacity to treat through ultraviolet (UV) light, coupled with the ability to plasma treat interventional medical devices. The company’s announcement overlaps with its 30th anniversary of coating service excellence.
Biocoat is the only coating supplier to provide industry-leading performance for both Thermal and UV cure hydrophilic coatings. The extension of UV contract coating services enables development companies to test, modify and launch their products devoid of experiencing the cost or expertise needed to coat their products properly.

November 2021 - Transcontinental Advanced Coatings has happily announced the introduction of the Total Care product portfolio of medical components utilized in the production of medical antimicrobial hard coats, patient monitoring devices, ostomy devices, advanced wound care dressings, IV, and consumer & cosmetic dressings. The latest, technically higher portfolio offers prominent tailored solutions that help the highest brand confidence, healing, care, and comfort.
The Total Care line is a thorough medical product portfolio comprised of the newly enhanced and trusted inspire® product range of ultra-thin polyurethane films and innovative medical-grade adhesives for advanced wound care. Moreover, the company has added the latest complementing silicone adhesives and hydrophilic foams utilized in bi- and tri-laminate constructions and wound dressings.

Intended Audience

  • Hydrophilic Coatings Manufacturers

  • Traders and distributors of hydrophilic coatings

  • Research and development institutes

  • Potential investors

  • Raw material suppliers

  • Nationalized laboratory

Report Scope:
Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   2030 : Significant Value
  CAGR   6.80% 2030
  Base Year   2021
  Forecast Period   2021-2030
  Historical Data   2019 & 2020
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Million)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   Substrate, Application
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   Hydromer Inc. (U.S.), Abbott (U.S.), Corning Incorporated (U.S.), Harland Medical Systems (U.S.), Surmodics, Inc. (U.S.), DSM (Netherlands), Biocoat Incorporated (U.S.), Aculon (U.S.), AST Products, Inc. (U.S.), and AdvanSource Biomaterials Corp (U.S.).
  Key Market Opportunities   growing automotive industry
  Key Market Drivers   increasing demand for controlled lubricity of medical devices surface

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Hydrophilic coatings are an important accessory in reducing surface friction and inducing smooth lubrication.

Major applications of hydrophilic coatings include medical devices, automotive, optical, and marine.

Growing demand from the medical devices and automotive industries is the major driver for the hydrophilic coatings market.

Asia Pacific is the most prominent regional market due to the growing industrialization in the region.

Leading market players in the hydrophilic coatings market include Hydromer, Abbott, and Corning Inc., among others.