GVR Report cover Conformal Coatings Market Size, Share & Trend Report

Conformal Coatings Market Size, Share & Trend Analysis Report By Product, By Application (Consumer Electronics, Automotive, Medical, Aerospace & Defense), and Segment Forecasts, 2018 - 2024

  • Published Date: Mar, 2018
  • Base Year for Estimate: 2017
  • Report ID: GVR-1-68038-110-8
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Data: 2014-2016
  • Number of Pages: 100

Industry Insights

The global conformal coatings market size was estimated at USD 10.2 billion in 2016, growing at a CAGR of 5.6% over the forecast period. Growing product demand from the consumer electronics industry, in order to protect printed circuit boards from dust, moisture, heating, and other environmental impacts is expected to propel the market growth over the forecast period.

Major industry players are focusing on integrating their operations by venturing into raw material manufacturing and distribution sectors to gain a competitive edge in the market. Companies such as Dow Corning Corporation and Shin Etsu Chemical Company, have entered into the distribution sector in order to cut down costs spent on third-party intermediaries.

U.S. Conformal Coatings market

The product demand in the U.S. is valued at USD 2.15 billion in 2016. The high market share of the country is attributed to the presence of well-established automotive, aerospace & defense, and electronics industry. Growing demand for durable coatings with superior corrosion resistance is expected to drive industry growth.

H.B. Fuller, Chase Corporation, MG Chemicals, Dow Corning are some of the leading companies involved in the manufacturing and supply of conformal coatings. Most of these key players procure the raw materials from established players in the chemicals market including BASF SE, and Aditya Birla Chemicals through short term partnerships.

The market is highly competitive owing to the presence of a large number of established manufacturers and suppliers and new entrants in the market. The rapid growth of the industry has led many key players such as Henkel AG & Company, KGaA, Chemtronics, and others to adopt the merger & acquisition strategy to strengthen their presence and expand industry share.

The demand for conformal coating is driven by the growing demand for reliable electronic devices and equipment coupled with the increasing automation platforms across end-use industries. The advent of advanced manufacturing technologies for the product has led to a decrease in the product cost. As a result, the product penetration has increased across various industries including automotive and medical, thus, promoting the market growth.

The acrylic conformal coating is expected to register substantial growth owing to its rapid drying property as compared to its counterpart. This property enables its use in a wide range of applications in automotive and electronics industries. In addition, the heat emitted by acrylics during the curing process eliminates the potential risk of damaging heat-sensitive components, thus, promoting the market growth.

The global conformal coating market has been segmented on the basis of product, application, and region. The product segment comprises acrylic, urethane, epoxy, silicone, and parylene. Based on application, the market has been segmented into consumer electronics, automotive, medical, aerospace & defense, and others. The market has been categorized on the basis of region into North America (U.S.), Europe (Germany, UK), Asia Pacific (China, Japan, India), Latin America (Brazil), and the Middle East & Africa.

Product Insights

Acrylic is anticipated to be the fastest growing product segment, progressing at a CAGR of 6.0%. The high growth rate of the segment is attributed to its superior properties such as moisture resistance, easy application, and removal for reworking, which make acrylic the preferred choice for employment in end-use applications.

Epoxy conformal coatings are highly resistant to solvents and possess dielectric properties, which are suitable for applications in electronic devices on printed circuit boards. These coatings are rigid and resistant to abrasion owing to which they are utilized in the manufacturing of home appliances and circuit boards.

Application Insights

Conformal coatings are utilized in the manufacturing of automotive electronics, as they assist in alleviating the vibrations and mechanical stress. Growing automotive sector especially in Asia Pacific and rising consumer demand for enhanced driving experience is likely to augment the product demand for automotive electronic devices over the forecast period.

Global Conformal Coatings market

The product demand in medical application is anticipated to ascend at an estimated CAGR of 5.7% over the forecast period. The segment is expected to be benefitted by the rising demand conformal coatings based devices such as therapeutics, respiratory care, and imaging systems.

Regional Insights

Asia Pacific is anticipated to be the fastest growing regional market, progressing at a CAGR of 7.2% over the forecast period. High investments in the electronics sector in Taiwan, China, Japan, and South Korea is expected to propel product demand. Furthermore, rapid growth of the automotive and consumer electronics manufacturing sector in India is likely to drive product growth in the region.

North America accounted for 26% of the global conformal coatings industry in 2016 and is likely to grow at a CAGR of 3.5% over the forecast period. The growing demand for advanced electronics including GPS systems and other related products in the automotive industry is expected to augment product demand over the forecast period.

Conformal Coatings Market Share Insights

The global conformal coating market is highly fragmented with the presence of numerous manufacturers. Major participants in the industry including, Henkel AG & Company, KGaA, Chemtronics, and Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd., are investing in R&D activities to come up with innovative environment-friendly coatings.

Several government and federal agencies including, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Occupational and Health Administration (OSHA), and The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) have implemented legislations and regulations regarding VOC emissions into the environment. These stringent regulations are expected to pose a challenge for industry participants.

Report Scope



Base year for estimation


Actual estimates/Historical data

2014 - 2016

Forecast period

2017 - 2024

Market representation

Revenue in USD Million & CAGR from 2016 to 2024

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, competitive landscape, growth factors and trends

Country Scope

U.S., Germany, UK, China, Japan, India, Brazil

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