GVR Report cover Passive Fire Protection Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Passive Fire Protection Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (Intumescent Coatings, Cementitious Materials), By Application (Construction, Warehousing), And Segment Forecasts, 2020 - 2027

  • Report ID: 978-1-68038-813-8
  • Number of Pages: 115
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)

Report Overview

The global passive fire protection market size was valued at USD 3.83 billion in 2019 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.7% from 2020 to 2027. Increasing investments in the exploration and production activities by oil and gas companies, coupled with technological advancements in the sector, are expected to fuel the market growth over the forecast period. The passive fire protection systems facilitate the protection of steel structures against fire by providing high strength and durability to the structure. The safety of any passive fire protection system is dependent on the type of fire, duration, substrate type and material, and environmental conditions. The penetration of passive fire protection products in the U.S. is high owing to the stringent regulatory scenario and growing awareness regarding fire safety among the end-users.

The U.S. passive fire protection market size

An increasing number of large-scale infrastructure investment projects, including hotels and hospitals, in New York, Missouri, and Los Angeles, is expected to boost the growth of the construction industry, thereby driving the demand for passive fire protection products. Rising consumer awareness regarding fire safety and growing demand for the fire-safe building have augmented the investments in terms of installation of a passive fire protection system in the construction sector. The majority of the economies are emphasizing improving the passive fire safety aspects of existing and upcoming infrastructure owing to rising fire accidents and loss of life and asset.

Governments of both developed and developing regions are working in collaboration with law enforcement agencies, including the EAPFP, NFPA, and USFA, to ensure industries comply with fire safety norms and regulations. The rapid growth of the construction sector in developing economies and large-scale infrastructure developments in India and Indonesia are expected to facilitate a favorable scenario for the market over the forecast period.

The global passive fire protection 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. Rising demand for fire protection in the steel, oil & gas, and construction sectors is expected to be a key factor for market growth.

Product Insights

Cementitious materials led the market and accounted for 41.9% share of the global revenue in 2019. The growing use of cementitious materials to increase the fire safety of steel structures and prevent damages in manufacturing facilities is expected to be a key factor contributing to the segment growth. In addition, the ability of the product to aid acoustic insulation is expected to propel the segment growth over the forecast period.

The increasing adoption of thin-film intumescent coatings owing to their anti-corrosive nature and superior weather resistance is expected to fuel the growth over the forecast period. Water-based coatings are widely used in the construction industry owing to their environment-friendly and low VOC content characteristics.

Intumescent coatings are likely to expand at the fastest CAGR of 5.2% from 2020 to 2027 owing to their properties, including durability and aesthetic appeal, making them suitable for application in warehousing and construction. Rising oil and gas explorations and upcoming shale gas explorations globally are expected to further fuel the demand for hydrocarbon intumescent coatings over the forecast period.

Fireproofing cladding includes passive fire safety products, such as fire boards, fire curtains, seal bags, putty pads, pipe collars, pipe wraps, foams, and cable coatings. These materials are used to restore the fire rating of the buildings by sealing the openings and gaps arising out of the various wall and floor penetrations, such as cable and pipes.

Application Insights

The construction application segment led the market and accounted for 33.9% share of the global revenue in 2019. Increasing demand to build megacities on account of the rapid shift of consumers in the emerging economies, including China, India, Africa, and Brazil, is expected to boost the growth of the construction industry over the forecast period, thereby positively impacting the segment growth.

Increasing utilization of gas in the energy mix and growing investments in shelf deep-water technology are expected to drive the growth of the oil and gas industry. Rising demand for intumescent coatings in the oil and gas industry owing to increasing investments by oil & gas companies in the exploration and production activities is expected to drive the market growth over the forecast period.

Global passive fire protection market share

 The warehousing application segment is estimated to expand at a CAGR of 4.2% from 2020 to 2027 on account of the rising adoption of steel in structure fabrication and growing concerns to prevent structural damage and inventory loss. Growing merger & acquisition activities among the firms to increase customer base and expand their portfolios are expected to boost the segment growth.

Varying demand for commercial transportation leads to an increase in cost, thus impacting the efficiency and productivity of any firm. This, in turn, has resulted in an increased demand for outsourcing of warehouse services and efficient inventory management, thus leading to the construction of warehouses for the storage of inventory.

Regional Insights

Asia Pacific dominated the market and accounted for 35.7% share of the global revenue in 2019 owing to rising demand for the product from industries, including construction, industrial, and warehousing, particularly in China and India. Increasing demand for fire-safe infrastructure, including commercial and residential buildings, coupled with growing awareness among consumers, is expected to propel the demand for passive fire protection over the forecast period.

North America held a significant share in the market in 2019 on account of rising demand for multifamily housing projects and growing consumer awareness regarding fire safety. The rising spending capability of consumers and the increasing emphasis of the government and regulatory bodies to improve the overall fire safety standard of the buildings in the region are expected to drive the demand for passive fire protection.

Rising awareness about fire safety and an increasing number of policies by the U.K. government, including the HSE business plan, are anticipated to drive the demand for passive fire protection. Furthermore, increasing standardization and inspection in industrial facilities, along with severe actions taken by the government against failure to comply with the standards, are expected to complement market growth.

Saudi Arabia is estimated to expand at a CAGR of 4.8% from 2020 to 2027 owing to rising investments in transportation infrastructure and increased spending by the government on improving the ports. Continued exploration activities in Saudi Arabia to secure its global market share are expected to drive the demand for passive fire protection products over the forecast period.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The market has been characterized by the presence of a wide array of large-scale and small scale manufacturers, thereby resulting in a significant level of concentration. The competition in the market is intense and characterized by the demand for advanced and reliable fire protection systems. Strategies adopted by the companies in the market usually include product portfolio expansions, product development, and distribution network expansion. For instance, 3M markets its products through numerous distribution channels, including offering its products directly to users and through wholesalers, retailers, distributors, and dealers in various trades. Some of the prominent players in the passive fire protection market include:

  • 3M

  • PPG Industries, Inc.

  • Etex

  • The Sherwin-Williams Company

  • Rotarex

  • Specified Technologies, Inc.

  • Marioff Corporation

  • Consilium AB Publ.

  • Contego International, Inc.

  • Tecresa Protection Passive

Passive Fire Protection Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2020

USD 3.98 billion

Revenue forecast in 2027

USD 5.51 billion

Growth Rate

CAGR of 4.7% 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, application, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Central & South America; Middle East & Africa

Country scope

The U.S.; Canada; Mexico; France; Germany; Italy; Russia; Spain; The U.K.; China; India; Japan; South Korea; Thailand; Malaysia; Argentina; Brazil; Saudi Arabia; UAE

Key companies profiled

3M; PPG Industries, Inc.; Etex; The Sherwin-Williams Company; Rotarex; Specified Technologies, Inc.; Marioff Corporation; Consilium AB Publ.; Contego International, Inc.; Tecresa Protection Passive

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Segments Covered in the Report

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

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

    • Cementitious Materials

    • Intumescent Coatings

    • Fireproofing Cladding

    • Others

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

    • Oil & Gas

    • Construction

    • Industrial

    • Warehousing

    • Others

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

    • North America

      • The U.S.

      • Canada

      • Mexico

    • Europe

      • France

      • Germany

      • Italy

      • Russia

      • Spain

      • The U.K.

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

      • Japan

      • South Korea

      • Thailand

      • Malaysia

    • Central & South America

      • Argentina

      • Brazil

    • Middle East & Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

      • United Arab Emirates

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