Europe Passive Fire Protection Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Europe Passive Fire Protection Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (Cementitious Materials, Intumescent Coatings), By End-use (Oil & Gas, Construction, Industrial), And Segment Forecast, 2020 - 2027

  • Published Date: Sep, 2020
  • Base Year for Estimate: 2019
  • Report ID: GVR-1-68038-003-3
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Data: 2016 - 2018
  • Number of Pages: 116

Report Overview

The Europe passive fire protection market size was valued at USD 1.0 billion in 2019 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.4% from 2020 to 2027. Favorable government regulations regarding fire safety and increasing awareness about the safety of residential, commercial, and industrial structures are expected to drive the regional market. The market is expected to witness substantial growth over the forecast period owing to the widespread use of these materials in the construction and manufacturing industries. Moreover, rising product demand from the steel and oil & gas industries is expected to augment the market growth in the region. The implementation of fire protection standards in building designs in Germany is certified by private fire experts and is assisted by building regulators. A building that is typically prone to the risk of fire hazards is regularly checked against fire protection safety standards. Such stringent regulations regarding fire safety are projected to bolster market growth in Germany.

Germany passive fire protection market size

Government agencies, such as the European Association for Passive Fire Protection (EAPFP), have laid down guidelines regarding fire safety for commercial and residential buildings. In addition, heavy investments in passive fire protection systems are expected to propel the market growth. Rising investments by oil & gas companies in exploration and production activities and stringent regulations to make the drilling sites fire-safe are also expected to have a positive impact on market growth.

The rising use of steel in the manufacturing and energy sectors for structure fabrication is expected to drive the market on account of increasing concerns regarding the prevention of structural damage in the event of a fire. Raw material prices have witnessed an upward surge owing to discontinuity in ammonium polyphosphate supply from China.

Product Insights

The cementitious material segment accounted for the largest revenue share of over 41% in 2019. The segment will expand further at a steady CAGR from 2020 to 2027 due to the wide usage of cementitious materials as passive fire protection products on account of their lower spray rebound and faster application time. Cementitious materials largely comprise the byproducts obtained from various industries including cement, thermal power, and iron, which makes the procurement of these materials inexpensive

Cellulosic intumescent coating is estimated to be the fastest-growing segment over the forecast years. These are thin-film coatings, which are suitable for indoor applications in commercial and residential buildings. Hydrocarbon intumescent coatings are manufactured from epoxy resins, whereas cellulosic coatings are manufactured using graphite and silicates. Cellulosic applications include using these coatings in the construction industry on account of their aesthetic appeal and passive fire protection characteristics.

Fire boards are sheets of non-combustible fireproof materials, fixed around beams, and columns in the buildings. Fireboards are coated with cementitious, a mineral fiber material, which can provide fire protection for two to four hours in the case of fire accidents. Pipe collars are used to stop the spread of fire and smoke along the pipes passing through compartment walls and floors. Growing demand for fire-safe buildings coupled with stringent fire safety norms in Europe is expected to drive the demand for passive fire products over the forecast period.

End-use Insights

The construction segment led the regional market in 2019 accounting for a revenue share of over 29%. The segment is expected to grow further at the fastest CAGR from 2020 to 2027. Increasing awareness regarding fire safety requirements in old structures and rising number of refurbishment projects are anticipated to drive the segment growth. Furthermore, rising demand for broader energy-efficient and fire-safe infrastructure in the region is expected to drive the product demand in this segment. Rising emphasis on the improvement of fire safety standards across all the end-use industries in the region is expected to boost the market growth further.

Extensive usage of steel in structure fabrication and rising concerns regarding the prevention of inventory loss are expected to drive product demand in the warehousing segment. Growing merger & acquisition activities by major companies to increase their market share and expand service portfolios are likely to drive the warehouse services segment.

Europe passive fire protection market share

Oil & gas is estimated to be the second-largest end-use segment over the forecast period. Rising demand for intumescent coatings in the oil & gas industry owing to the increasing investments in exploration & production activities is expected to propel segment growth. Moreover, the rising number of capacity expansion projects and setting up of new refining capacities in the region are expected to drive the segment.

Country Insights

Germany led the overall market in 2019 accounting for the largest revenue share of over 23%. However, France is expected to register the fastest CAGR over the forecast period. A gradual reduction in corporate tax coupled with favorable financing conditions is projected to boost business investments. This, in turn, is anticipated to drive the construction of commercial buildings in France, thereby augmenting the product demand.

The expanding residential construction sector in Italy owing to low-interest rates and improved mortgage lending to households is expected to drive construction activities. In addition, frequent incidents of earthquakes in the country are likely to propel renovation and rebuilding activities, in turn, augmenting the demand for passive fire protection products.

After the fire incident in the Winter Cherry mall complex located in Kemerovo in 2018, the government of Russia focused on increasing the level of fire safety in shopping centers across the country. This, in turn, is likely to propel the product demand augmenting the market growth in Russia. Spain is also estimated to register significant growth over the forecast period due to stringent fire-safety regulations by the European Union and high consumer awareness levels regarding the use of safety and protective products.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The industry participants focus more on R&D activities to develop new products and manufacturing technologies. Other business strategies adopted by companies include expansion of product portfolio and distribution network and M&A. For instance, in June 2020, Kingspan Insulation, a part of Kingspan Group, completed the acquisition of Fire-Us, a U.K.-based manufacturer and supplier of passive fire protection products, such as sealants, collars, pillows, wraps, and cavity barriers. This acquisition has further expanded the former’s high-performance solutions product portfolio. Some prominent players in the Europe passive fire protection market include:

  • RPM International Inc.

  • 3M

  • Hempel A/S

  • The Sherwin-Williams Company

  • Rudolf Hensel GmbH

  • Hilti

  • Etex Group

  • Daussan Group

  • Mercor Tecresa

  • Rolf Kuhn GmbH

Europe Passive Fire Protection Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2020

USD 1.0 billion

Revenue forecast in 2027

USD 1.3 billion

Growth Rate

CAGR of 3.4% from 2020 to 2027

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2016 - 2018

Forecast period

2020 - 2027

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2020 to 2027

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Product, end-use, country

Regional scope


Country Scope

Czech Republic; France; Germany; Italy; Poland; Romania; Russia; Spain; U.K.

Key companies profiled

RPM International Inc.; 3M; Hempel A/S; The Sherwin-Williams Company; Rudolf Hensel GmbH; Etex Group; Rolf Kuhn GmbH; Mercor Tecresa; Daussan Group; Hilti

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at regional and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2016 to 2027. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the Europe passive fire protection market report on the basis of product, end-use, and country:

  • Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)

    • Cementitious Materials

    • Intumescent Coatings

    • Fireproofing Cladding

    • Others

  • End-use Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)

    • Oil & Gas

    • Construction

    • Industrial

    • Warehousing

    • Others

  • Country Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)

    • France

    • Germany

    • Italy

    • Russia

    • Spain

    • The U.K.

    • Romania

    • Poland

    • Czech Republic

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