Asia-Pacific dominates anti-corrosion coatings market

The infrastructure boom and rising urbanisation in Asia-Pacific have made it the largest and fastest-growing regional market for anti-corrosion coatings, with 54.7% of the revenue shares.

Research company Frost & Sullivan predict it could reach 57.9% in 2023, driven by the rapid growth of end-user industries such as water and wastewater, manufacturing and commercial architecture.

Most of the demand for anti-corrosion coatings in the region is expected from the developing economies of China, India and Southeast Asian countries such as Indonesia and Malaysia.

"The surge in the purchasing power of the citizens of Asia-Pacific accelerated the growth of its building and construction as well as infrastructure industries, stoking demand for anti-corrosion coatings," said Frost & Sullivan Visionary Science Research Analyst Christeena Thomas.

"Furthermore, Asia-Pacific's economic growth has attracted significant capital investments by large companies, which has aided the establishment of additional production and distribution facilities."

Meanwhile, there is a growing need for high-performance, anti-corrosion coatings in the water and wastewater segment, especially in the Middle East and Asia-Pacific.

Epoxy is the dominant chemistry used in this industry, although acrylics and hybrid chemistries are gaining prominence due to the intensifying need for environmental sustainability as well as lower-priced and effective corrosion coatings that are easy to apply.

"The lucrative manufacturing end-user market is also offering substantial opportunities for coatings manufacturers that can provide direct-to-metal, hybrid and low-cost formulations based on alkyds, epoxies and latexes," noted Thomas.

"The oil & gas sector is a particularly active segment, and coatings that can protect against harsh off-shore conditions and exposure to various chemicals will enjoy considerable success here."

Frost & Sullivan has released its report, ‘Global Anti-corrosion Coatings Market, Forecast to 2023’ as part of its Future of Chemicals & Materials in Infrastructure & Mobility Growth Partnership Subscription.

The research covers the end industries of oil and gas, manufacturing, water and wastewater, commercial architecture, infrastructure, marine and power generation.

It provides the unit shipment and revenue forecasts for each segment from 2013 to 2023, and at the sub-segment level, focuses on the major technologies, substrate types and chemistries used in the products.

It also presents the competitive structure and market share data at the primary and secondary tiers.


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