The global intumescent coatings market size was estimated at USD 812.9 million in 2015 and are likely to witness rapid growth over the forecast period owing to increasing expenditure on construction by the consumers in Asia Pacific. In addition, growing urbanization in the region coupled with rising adoption of passive fire protection is expected to drive growth.
The industry is expected to exhibit growth on account of rising shale gas exploration activities driven by the development of advanced technologies including hydraulic and horizontal drilling. In addition, growth in the industrial application of shale gas in industries including manufacturing, oil & gas, power is expected to benefit the global intumescent coatings market.
U.S. intumescent coatings market, by end-use, 2014 - 2025 (USD Million)
Growth of aerospace and automotive industry coupled with increasing demand for fire proof residential and commercial structures is expected to have positive impact on the market in the U.S. In addition, increasing investments for shale gas exploration in the economy is likely to propel the demand over the next nine years.
The demand for the intumescent coatings is expected to be driven by the imposition of the stringent fire safety regulations across the globe. In addition, the introduction of the advanced thin film, light-weight intumescent coatings by a major manufacturer is expected to benefit the market globally.
The industry exhibits low threat of substitution by alternatives such as vermiculite fire protection on account of superior properties of the intumescent coatings such as lower weight and improved aesthetic appeal. In addition, increasing spending of the consumers towards fireproofing of residential buildings is likely to drive the market growth over the forecast period.
Water based intumescent coatings industry size was estimated at over 39% of the global consumption volume in 2015 on account of growing demand in interior applications driven by superior flame retardant characteristics. In addition, rising demand for the product on account of the absence of VOCs, superior finish of the coating and faster drying time is likely to drive the market growth over the forecast period.
The demand for solvent-based intumescent coatings is driven by use in off-site applications where heat and humidity resistance form primary parameters for the choice of coatings. However, unfavorable properties of the products such as higher cost and high VOC content is expected to limit the market growth over the next nine years.
The use of the intumescent coatings in construction industry accounted for over 35% of the global revenue in 2015 on account of rapid infrastructural development in the developing economies. In addition, growing awareness regarding personal safety among consumers coupled with the growing emphasis by regulatory bodies to implement fire protection systems in buildings is expected to benefit the market growth.
The global revenue demand for the product by automotive industry is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 4% from 2016 to 2025, driven by increasing adoption of the product by major car manufacturers. The increasing use of the product for coating structural materials such as composites in premium vehicles is expected to drive the market growth over the forecast period.
The use of the product for protection against cellulosic fires is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 5% from 2016 to 2025 on account of the growth of the construction industry, primarily in Asia Pacific. The demand for such coatings is from industrial and commercial establishments is likely to emerge as the major growth driver over the forecast period.
Global intumescent coatings market share, by application, 2015 (%)
Stringent fire safety norms mandated by various regulatory organizations is expected to drive the demand for the product over the next nine years. In addition, use of hydrocarbon intumescent coatings as a fire retardant in oil & gas exploration and refinery plants prior to the commencement of operations is expected to drive market growth.
The market in Asia Pacific is expected to register high growth on account of the rapid development of the oil & gas industry in the region. In addition, increasing construction in the developing economies such as India and China is expected to lead to a high demand for the product leading to growth.
The industry volume demand in China is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 6% from 2016 to 2025 on account of high demand from the growing construction industry. In addition, the growth of the aerospace and automotive industry in the economy is also expected to bolster growth.
The industry in Europe is expected to exhibit a limited growth on account of high market maturity. However, the development of advanced products coupled with rising affinity of the automotive manufacturers towards the use of the product is expected to drive the market growth.
The intumescent coatings industry is characterized by the presence of major multinationals operating their business through strategies such as mergers & acquisitions, and new product development. The companies also lay high emphasis on price discrimination as a major strategy employed in a bid to increase market share.
The industry exhibits a high degree of integration across the value chain with the companies integrated backward to the production of raw materials and forward to the supply and distribution of the product to the end-use industries.
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2016 - 2025
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