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Water Repellent Agent Market Research Report Information By End Use (Textiles, Construction, Automotive, Medical, and Others), By Product Type (Polyurethane, Teflon and Silicones), By Technology (Water-Based, Solvent-Based, and Others), and By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, And Rest Of The World) –Market Forecast Till 2032


ID: MRFR/CnM/3602-HCR | 139 Pages | Author: Priya Nagrale| June 2024

Global Water Repellent Agent Market Overview


Water Repellent Agent Market Size was valued at USD 1.13 Billion in 2023. The water repellent agent industry is projected to grow from USD 1.17 Billion in 2024 to USD 1.50 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.15% during the forecast period (2024 - 2032). The market drivers that will contribute to the growth of the water repellent agents market include the rising demand for waterproofing components in the automotive industry, the rise of long-lasting water repellents that add value to finished textile products, and the expanding adoption in a variety of applications including medical equipment, fabrics, windscreens, and others.                                    Water Repellent Agent Market Share


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


Water Repellent Agent Market Trends




  • Increasing use of water-repellent technology in textiles and automobiles is driving the market growth




The demand for comfortable clothes and the low cost of fabrics made of water repellent agents have encouraged the usage of this technology in textile manufacturing. Tropical rainy climates are common in many nations. As a result, businesses need to know how to deal with moisture damage in order to remain competitive in the marketplace. Raincoats, umbrellas, and outerwear all use water repellent agents like Gore-Tex. They offer goods that are very breathable and pleasant. The auto industries have begun implementing this approach in windscreens in locations with a lot of rain, grimy roads, and congested highways. As a result, the market CAGR is anticipated to grow due to the increasing use of water repellent technology in textile and automobiles.


Furthermore, the cost of items like outdoor clothing, suits, coats, carpets, umbrellas, surgical gowns, car engine filters, cardboard, and other items goes up when water repellent agents are added. In order to provide great water repellency, water repellent is a processing agent that covers the surface of the fibre with a nanoparticle substance. To improve the quality and longevity of the items, this agent is applied, which raises the cost of the goods. People can now purchase expensive goods thanks to changing lifestyles and rising disposable income. This raises the requirement for apparel that is waterproof and breathable as well as water repellent agents with a hydrophobic coating. The market is anticipated to grow as people's disposable income increases in both established and emerging economies.


Additionally, a lucrative opportunity for market expansion is being created by the advent of environmentally friendly products, which is one of the key factors. For instance, a group of scientists from India, Switzerland, and Italy worked together to develop a biodegradable water repellent agents that was modeled after lotus leaves. The new substance is entirely organic and degrades naturally. It takes its design cues from lotus leaves, which use wax that has formed spontaneously to keep water from dripping down their cellulose-based surfaces. The leaves' surface is extremely water- and air-resistant, acting as a barrier. In this method, an entirely organic material that benefits automobiles and enables automobiles to withstand significant flooding is used. Water repellent agent manufacturers have plenty of profitable prospects to expand as the sector for electric vehicles continues to expand. Thus, driving the water repellent agent market revenue.


Water Repellent Agent Market Segment Insights


Water Repellent Agent End-Use Insights


The water-repellent agent market segmentation, based on end use includes Textiles, Construction, Automotive, Medical and Others. The textiles segment dominated the market due to the greatest jute production, which ranks second in the production of silk and cotton and has a market share in the apparel and textile industry. As a result, the textile business is expanding more quickly. Furthermore, a sizable market share is projected for the construction category. One of a building's most crucial applications is waterproofing. The endurance of many different construction surfaces is increased by waterproofing.


Water Repellent Agent Product Type Insights


The  water repellent agent market segmentation, based on product type, includes Polyurethane, Teflon and Silicones. The teflon category generated the most income due to the technology used in its non-fluorinated stain-repellent fabric. It is also utilised in fabrics to increase the fabric's durability and breathability. Furthermore, it is projected that the silicone category would expand significantly. Silicones are frequently used materials, mostly because of their mechanical characteristics. It is utilised in a number of industries, including construction, electronics, aerospace, health care, and transportation.


Water Repellent Agent Technology Insights


The  water repellent agent market segmentation, based on technology, includes Water-Based, Solvent-Based and Others. The solvent-based category generated the most income because they have qualities like rapid waterproofing and are unaffected by extremely cold temperatures. As a result, even during the harshest winter, this technique is used in cold climate countries like Europe. Whereas, water-based technology is less common because it gives surfaces a matte feel and lessens their shiny touch.


Figure 1: Water Repellent Agent Market, by Technology, 2023 & 2032 (USD Billion)                                  Water Repellent Agent Market, by Technology, 2022 & 2032


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


Water Repellent Agent Regional Insights


By region, the study provides the market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World. The North American water repellent agent market area will dominate this market because end-use industries in this area have a significant demand for water repellent substances. This market is expanding as a result of the expansion of the automotive and construction industries in North America. Additionally, customers' growing choice for affordable, comfortable apparel is boosting the market for textiles made with water repellent agents.


Further, the major countries studied in the market report are The US, Canada, German, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.


Figure 2: WATER REPELLENT AGENT MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2023 (USD Billion)                                   WATER REPELLENT AGENT MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022


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


Europe water repellent agent market accounts for the second-largest market share because consumer spending power is increasing and innovation costs are growing. Additionally, the market is expanding as a result of the presence of numerous sectors like the construction, textile, and automotive industries. Further, the German water repellent agent market held the largest market share, and the UK water repellent agent market was the fastest growing market in the European region


The Asia-Pacific Water repellent agent Market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2023 to 2032 due to the existence of high-end sectors in China, such the textile, automotive, and other. Furthermore, by incorporating water repellent technology into textile production, the demand for materials has been boosted due to the region's consumers' preference for comfortable apparel at reasonable prices. Moreover, China’s water repellent agent market held the largest market share, and the Indian water repellent agent market was the fastest growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.


Water Repellent Agent Key Market Players & Competitive Insights


Leading market players are investing heavily in research and development in order to expand their product lines, which will help the water repellent agent market, grow even more. Market participants are also undertaking a variety of 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, water repellent agent industry must offer cost-effective items.


Manufacturing locally to minimize operational costs is one of the key business tactics used by manufacturers in the  water repellent agent industry to benefit clients and increase the market sector. In recent years, the water repellent agent industry has offered some of the most significant advantages to market. Major players in the water repellent agent market attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations include Silitex SRL (Italy),Elkem Silicones (US),Rudolf GmbH (Germany),Wacker Chemie AG (Germany), NICCA CHEMICAL CO. LTD (Japan), BASF SE (Germany), Daikin Industries, Ltd (Japan), Momentive (US), 3M Company (US), Evonik Industries AG (Germany), Aculon (US), The Dow Chemical Company (US), Huntsman Corporation (UK), The Chemours Company (US), and Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd. (Japan).


Manufacturer of refrigerants and air conditioners is Daikin Industries Ltd. It offers a huge selection of goods and innovations in the fields of electronics, air conditioning, refrigeration, oil hydraulics, defence, and other fields. Residential, commercial, and industrial sectors frequently use the company's air conditioners. Additionally, it provides fine chemical goods, chemical engineering machines, fluorocarbons, and fluoroplastics. The business sells mobile hydraulic equipment, industrial hydraulic machinery, guided missile componentry, oxygen therapy equipment, and hydraulic equipment for industrial use.


Developing, producing, and distributing surgical instruments and equipment is the business of Rudolf Medical GmbH + Co KG (Rudolf Medical). Products from the business are available for both open and minimally invasive procedures. The company sells a variety of items, such as arthroscopy scissors, endoscopes, dressing forceps, and satinsky/de bakey clamps. Additionally, the business provides maintenance and repair services for endoscopes, breathing systems, surgical motor systems, dental, microsurgical, and flexible and elastic equipment.


Key Companies in the water-repellent agent market include



  • Silitex SRL (Italy)

  • Elkem Silicones (US)

  • Rudolf GmbH (Germany)

  • Wacker Chemie AG (Germany)


  • NICCA CHEMICAL CO. LTD (Japan)

  • BASF SE (Germany)

  • Daikin Industries, Ltd (Japan)


  • Momentive (US)

  • 3M Company (US)

  • Evonik Industries AG (Germany)

  • Aculon (US)

  • The Dow Chemical Company (US)

  • Huntsman Corporation (UK)

  • The Chemours Company (US)

  • Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd. (Japan)


Water Repellent Agent Industry Developments


January 2022: With two innovative Durable Water Repellent (DWR) technologies, the German firm Rudolf Group is pushing the boundaries of research and development by heavily relying on natural resources. The new developments are based on prior 'firsts', such the fluorine-free DWR technology in the RUCO-DRY product line, and the pioneering spirit of Rudolf Group.


February 2021: For packaging, Hubergroup Print Solutions is proposing a barrier layer that is water-resistant. According to the company, lamination of PE film as a water barrier is no longer necessary after implementing a new formulation of water-based coating binding agents. The company claims that switching from laminate structures to mono-material paper is made easier by employing the HYDRO-X GA Water Barrier Coating. One additional accessible inking unit is necessary for coating application. The packaging industry, particularly for the packaging of moisture-sensitive goods like sugar, flour, and dry animal feed, is where Hubergroup believes the technology is best suited for use.


Water Repellent Agent Market Segmentation


Water Repellent Agent End-Use Outlook (USD Billion, 2018-2032)



  • Textiles

  • Construction

  • Automotive

  • Medical

  • Others


Water Repellent Agent Product Type Outlook (USD Billion, 2018-2032)



  • Polyurethane

  • Teflon

  • Silicones


Water Repellent Agent Technology Outlook (USD Billion, 2018-2032)



  • Water-Based

  • Solvent-Based

  • Others


Water Repellent Agent Regional Outlook (USD Billion, 2018-2032)



  • 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 Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2023 USD 1.13 Billion
Market Size 2024 USD 1.17 Billion
Market Size 2032 USD 1.50 Billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 3.15% (2024-2032)
Base Year 2023
Market Forecast Period 2024-2032
Historical Data 2018- 2022
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered End Use, Product Type, Technology, and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World
Countries Covered The US, Canada, German, France, UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled Silitex SRL (Italy),Elkem Silicones (US),Rudolf GmbH (Germany),Wacker Chemie AG (Germany), NICCA CHEMICAL CO. LTD (Japan), BASF SE (Germany), Daikin Industries, Ltd (Japan), Momentive (US), 3M Company (US), Evonik Industries AG (Germany), Aculon (US), The Dow Chemical Company (US), Huntsman Corporation (UK), The Chemours Company (US), and Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Key Market Opportunities The construction sector's expansion has increased the market's need for water repellent agents
Key Market Dynamics The demand for water repellent agents has increased as the textile industry is expanding quickly


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The water repellent agent market size was valued at USD 1.13 Billion in 2023.

The market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 3.15% during the forecast period, 2024-2032.

North America had the largest share in the Water Repellant Agent Market

The key players in the market are Silitex SRL (Italy),Elkem Silicones (US),Rudolf GmbH (Germany),Wacker Chemie AG (Germany), NICCA CHEMICAL CO. LTD (Japan), BASF SE (Germany), Daikin Industries, Ltd (Japan), Momentive (US), 3M Company (US), Evonik Industries AG (Germany), Aculon (US), The Dow Chemical Company (US), Huntsman Corporation (UK), The Chemours Company (US), and Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd. (Japan).

The Teflon category dominated the Water Repellant Agent Market in 2023.

The solvent-based category had the largest share in the Water Repellant Agent Market

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