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Polyurethane Coatings Market Trends

ID: MRFR//2190-HCR | 140 Pages | Author: Chitranshi Jaiswal| July 2024

Global Polyurethane Coatings Market Overview

The Polyurethane Coatings Market Size was valued at USD 18.55 Billion in 2022. The Polyurethane Coatings industry is projected to grow from USD 19.69 Billion in 2023 to USD 27.67 Billion by 2030, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.13% during the forecast period (2023 - 2030). Polyurethanes are produced from the reaction of polyols with polyisocyanates such as methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) and toluene diisocyanate (TDI). In polyurethane coatings, polyols are converted to stock coatings and mixed with polyisocyanates in a cross-link before processing, thus providing a two-component system. The properties of the PU coating could be accustomed to the polyol used during the production process and the crosslinker selected. Polyurethane coatings offer numerous properties which include high-performance coatings with excellent abrasion and corrosion resistance, low-temperature curing, higher durability, high flexibility, good weathering features, and high optical properties. Polyurethane coatings are a flexible, robust, modified type of coating, specifically designed for the protection of electronic circuits. Polyurethane coatings have excellent mechanical and dielectric properties; it has high abrasion resistance, which is widely useful in robust coating. Owing to these factors, the polyurethane coatings market is expected to gain significant traction during the forecast period.Polyurethane Coatings Market OverviewSource: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review

Polyurethane Coatings Market Trends

High Usage of Polyurethane coating due to unique properties

Polyurethane coatings are highly sought-after because of their distinctive qualities, including high elongation, UV resistance, abrasion resistance, impact resistance, low odor, low-temperature flexibility, water resistance, mar-resistance, non-flammability, alkali resistance, high tensile strength, chemical resistance, and low VOCs. As a result, the demand for polyurethane coatings in various industries, including automotive & transportation, aerospace, wood & furniture, construction, industrial, textile, electrical & electronics, and others, is anticipated to fuel the market's growth rate throughout the forecast period.

A rise in the demand for polyurethane coating in the marine industry

Due to strict legislation mandating the use of polyurethane coating to improve operational efficiency and conserve energy, the maritime sector is predicted to dominate its respective markets. Due to its benefits, including energy-saving potential, high thermal coefficient, and low thermal conductivity, polyurethane coating is mostly employed on maritime equipment to shield it from the elements. As a result, it is projected that increased demand for polyurethane coating would fuel sales growth.

Polyurethane Coatings Market Segment Insights

Polyurethane Coatings Technology Insights

The market segmentation, based on Technology, includes Solvent-Borne, Water-Borne, and Spray. The Solvent-Borne segment may dominate the market. Due to its superior performance properties and cost-effectiveness. Solvent-borne coatings offer excellent durability, chemical resistance, and weather ability, making them suitable for a wide range of applications, including automotive, aerospace, and industrial coatings.

Polyurethane Coatings End-user Insights

Based on End-user, the market segmentation includes Automotive, Aerospace, Household, Construction, and Electronics. The Automotive application is holding the largest market share. Polyurethane coatings are also used in protective coatings for automotive components, such as underbody coatings and bed liners. These coatings offer excellent corrosion resistance and impact resistance, helping to protect the vehicle from damage.

Figure 2: Polyurethane Coatings Market, by Technology, 2022 & 2030 (USD Billion)Polyurethane Coatings Market, by Technology, 2022 & 2030Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review

Polyurethane Coatings Regional Insights

By region, the study provides market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World. Asia-Pacific is the largest market of polyurethane coatings due to demand in various applications such as automotive, aerospace, electrical, and construction industries, especially in China, and India followed by Japan.

Moreover, growing demand in the construction industry in developing countries such as India, Indonesia, and Thailand is expected to further fuel the demand for the market in the region during the forecast period. The increasing growth in industrialization and the growing government spending in the construction sector are expected to further boost the market share for the Asia-Pacific region. The growth of PU coating in the Asia Pacific region is also augmented by the growth of electric cars in China, coupled with the growth of the overall automotive industry in the region. Owing to these factors, the market in Asia-Pacific is expected to grow in terms of both value and volume during the review period.

Figure 3: POLYURETHANE COATINGS MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022 (%)POLYURETHANE COATINGS MARKET SHARE BY REGIONSource: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review

North America is the second-largest market in the market after Asia-Pacific. The US is leading the market in this region, which is attributed to massive growth in the construction and automotive industry. Europe is another significant region in the market. Major contributors to the regional market are the UK, France, Germany, and Switzerland, although the region is anticipated to witness moderate growth during the forecast period due to sluggish growth of end users and economic slowdown. Latin America is estimated to register a significant CAGR owing to the reviving economy and high growth potential of Brazil and Mexico. In coming years, the Middle East & Africa region is set to grow at a considerable CAGR on account of the substantial growth opportunities offered by the construction sector.

Polyurethane Coatings Key Market Players & Competitive Insights

The major market players are investing a lot of money in R&D to expand their product lines, which will spur further market growth. With significant market development like new product releases, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, increased investments, and collaboration with other organizations, market participants are also undertaking various strategic activities to expand their presence. To grow and thrive in a market climate that is becoming more competitive and growing, competitors in the Polyurethane Coatings industry must offer affordable products.

Manufacturing locally to cut operating costs is one of the main business tactics manufacturers use in the Polyurethane Coatings industry to benefit customers and expand the market sector. Major market players, including Akzo Nobel, Valspar Corporation, Sherwin-Williams Company, PPG Industries, and others are attempting to increase market demand by funding R&D initiatives.

Akzo Nobel is a Dutch multinational company that specializes in the manufacturing and distribution of paints, coatings, and specialty chemicals. Akzo Nobel's product portfolio includes a wide range of coatings, including decorative paints, industrial coatings, and powder coatings, as well as specialty chemicals such as surfactants, polymers, and adhesives. The company serves a variety of markets, including automotive, aerospace, construction, and marine, among others. Akzo Nobel operates through several business units, including Decorative Paints, Performance Coatings, and Specialty Chemicals. Its Decorative Paints business unit produces and markets decorative paints, while the Performance Coatings business unit produces coatings for industrial, automotive, and aerospace applications. The Specialty Chemicals business unit produces chemicals for a variety of applications, including personal care, agrochemicals, and electronics.

Valspar Corporation is an American company that produces and distributes a variety of coatings, paints, and related products. Its product portfolio includes a range of coatings and paints for various applications, including architectural coatings, industrial coatings, packaging coatings, and automotive coatings. The company also produces specialty coatings for the construction, transportation, and consumer products industries. The company operates through several business units, including Coil and Extrusion Coatings, General Industrial Coatings, Packaging Coatings, and Wood Coatings. The Coil and Extrusion Coatings business unit produces coatings for metal products used in the construction, transportation, and appliance industries. The General Industrial Coatings business unit produces coatings for a variety of industrial applications, including automotive and heavy equipment. The Packaging Coatings business unit produces coatings for food and beverage packaging, and the Wood Coatings business unit produces coatings for wood products used in construction and furniture.

Key Companies in the Polyurethane Coatings market include

Polyurethane Coatings Industry Developments

Feb 2021: PPG Industries, Inc. announced that the company has completed the acquisition of VersaFlex from DalFort Capital Partners. VersaFlex provides polyurethane, and other coatings for different applications including water and wastewater infrastructure, transportation, industrial, and others.

Feb 2021: The Sherwin-Williams Company acquired Tennant Coatings, the coating business of Tennant Company, which offers indoor and outdoor coatings systems for various applications and different end-user industries., thereby has enhanced the company’s coatings business.

Feb 2021: The Sherwin-Williams Company signed an agreement to divest Wattyl, a paint and coatings manufacturer of the company based in Australia and New Zealand, to Hempel A/S, thereby expected to enhance the coatings business of Hempel A/S.

Polyurethane Coatings Market Segmentation

Polyurethane Coatings Technology Outlook

  • Solvent-Borne

  • Water-Borne

  • Spray

Polyurethane Coatings End-user Outlook

  • Automotive

  • Aerospace

  • Household

  • Construction

  • Electronics

Polyurethane Coatings 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

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