GVR Report cover Polyurea Coating Market Size & Trend Report

Polyurea Coating Market Size & Trend Analysis By Raw Material (Aromatic, Aliphatic), By Product (Pure, Hybrid), By Technology (Spraying, Pouring), By Application (Building & Construction, Transportation), Region, And Segment Forecasts To 2024

  • Report ID: 978-1-68038-929-6
  • Number of Report Pages: 128
  • Format: PDF, Horizon Databook
  • Historical Data: 2013-2015
  • Forecast Period: 2016 - 2024 
  • Industry: Bulk Chemicals

Industry Insights

The global polyurea coating market size was estimated at USD 525.8 million in 2015, growing at a CAGR of 12.2% from 2016 to 2024. Increasing investment in infrastructure development coupled with significant growth in the paint & coatings industry across the globe is expected to have a positive impact on market growth over the forecast period.

Growing consumer awareness regarding the utilization of superior quality waterproofing coating in residential buildings is expected to propel growth over the next eight years. In addition, increasing utilization of containment solutions in mining and construction sectors on account of the focus on environmental protection is expected to augment demand over the projected period.

U.S. polyurea coatings market

In the U.S., the spraying segment accounted for the largest revenue share of 62.4% in 2015 and is expected to continue its dominance over the forecast period. The rising utilization of this technology in the construction industry is expected to propel demand in this region over the forecast period. ease of application and flexibility in coating complex surfaces is expected to be the major factor promoting industry growth over the next eight years.

The rising use of waterproofing membranes in the construction sector for providing excellent seal protection is expected to promote the usage of polyurea as a raw material for manufacturing finished products. Polyurea coatings are also being utilized increasingly on account of their high aesthetic value.

In addition, low manufacturing costs along with increasing application growth in construction and automotive industries are expected to open new market avenues for polyurea coatings over the next eight years. Volatile crude oil prices are expected to induce fluctuations in the prices of polyurea coatings.

High market penetration of polyurethane and polyaspartic coatings on account of their properties including long life & low wear & tear is expected to pose a credible threat to the polyurea coating industry over the forecast period. In addition, the predominant consumption of epoxy-based coatings on account of their low price as compared to their counterparts is expected to pose a challenge for the market over the coming years.

Technology Insights

Spraying is the most dominant technology used for polyurea coatings on account of the high level of efficiency, low labor requirement, and technological advancements in the equipment. Manufacturers have been increasingly working towards the development of portable and lightweight equipment for spraying which is expected to have a positive impact on demand over the forecast period.

This technology encompasses features like fast curing, water insensitivity, high mechanical strength, chemical resistance, and high durability. This technology works under high pressure of about 140 to 220 bar and high temperatures ranging from 68 °C to 90 °C. it is exclusively used for application in roofing, containment liners, decks, and bridges.

Hand mixing was the second-largest technology accounting for 23.7% of the total revenue share in 2015. This can be attributed to its rising use in floor coatings including decorative floors, antistatic flooring, and industrial floors. North America dominated the market with a share of 32.6% in terms of volume.

The pouring segment is expected to witness the fastest growth over the next eight years. The equipment is portable and suitable for small as well as large volume applications which is expected to augment demand over the forecast period. North America dominated the global polyurea coatings market for pouring with a share of 28.5% in terms of volume.

Raw Material Insights

The aromatic isocyanate-based polyurea coatings dominated the market, accounting for 62.6% of the total market share in 2015. These coatings have good physical properties and easy processability. Hence, aromatic systems are coated with aliphatic topcoats for desired color stability on exposure to UV light.

The aromatic polyurea coatings also have a high ability to retain their elastomeric physical properties which are likely to propel their demand over the forecast period. However, these coatings lack color stability on exposure to UV light or sunlight which is expected to restrain market growth over the forecast period.

The aliphatic isocyanate-based polyurea coatings are likely to witness the fastest growth over the forecast period on account of rapid technological advancement, and superior physical properties as compared to aromatic polyurea coatings. These coatings are manufactured using aliphatic compounds such as isophorone diisocyanate (IPDI) and hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDI).

Aliphatic compounds are light stable; however, they are more difficult to process and retail at a higher price as opposed to their counterparts. High demand across numerous application areas including wind energy, transportation, and mining industries is expected to drive the demand of the aliphatic compound.

Product Insights

Hybrid polyurea segment was emerged as a dominant segment in 2015, accounting for 51.97% of the total revenue share and is expected to continue its dominance over the forecast period. These coatings are being increasingly utilized for application in parking, decks, tanks, and water treatment which is expected to propel demand over the forecast period.

These coatings are expensive due to the addition of certain high-cost catalysts in order to attain the required properties. These are highly used in North America and Europe. It is produced by the reaction of an isocyanate prepolymer and a curative blend of hydroxyl & amine-terminated resins and chain extenders.

The pure polyurea segment is expected to gain traction over the coming years owing to its superior properties, increasing utilization in construction activities, and cost-efficient in comparison to hybrid coatings. These coatings have been preferred for utilization in spray coating over the past years on account of low sensitivity towards humidity.

High utilization of pure polyurea coatings in the automotive industry in the North American region is likely to boost demand over the next eight years. In addition, these are highly preferred in flooring, roofing, and containment applications which are expected to have a positive influence on industry demand.

Application Insights

Building & construction was the largest application accounting for 42.6% in 2015. Polyurea coatings are used in a variety of substrates such as concrete, metals, and wood across a range of temperature and humidity environments, and are ideal for use in many waterproofing, corrosion control, immersion, and lining applications.

These coatings are exclusively used for residential and commercial applications which are expected to have a positive impact on demand over the next eight years. The high humidity resistance of the product increases its application scope in roofing, membranes, containment liners, decks, car parking, bridges, and offshore, thereby augmenting demand.

Global polyurea coating market

Industrial was the second largest segment that accounted for 30.7% of the revenue share in 2015. Rapid industrialization in developing economies coupled with the growing necessity to protect equipment, infrastructure, machine parts, and tools in industries is expected to have a positive impact on the market over the forecast period.

The transportation segment is expected to witness the fastest growth rate over the projected period. polyurea coatings are exclusively used in boats, helicopters, freighters, ships, and trains on account of their properties such as corrosion control, blast resistance, and non-skid and ballistic mitigation. This is expected to boost industry demand over the forecast period.

Regional Insights

North America was the fastest-growing region, occupying a majority of the revenue share in 2015. Rising concern regarding environmental protection in the manufacturing and construction industries, mainly in Canada and Mexico is expected to fuel industry demand. In addition, the robust presence of extraction & production (E&P) sites in Canada and Mexico with abundant availability of minerals such as silver and gold are expected to promote the utilization of polyurea coating.

The Asia Pacific was the second largest region, occupying the majority of market revenue share in 2015. The market demand is propelled by the increasing manufacturing sector in the region. India is a lucrative market for polyurea coatings owing to increasing investment in infrastructure and the development of smart cities.

The polyurea coatings market in Europe is largely driven by growth in end applications such as building & construction, transportation, and industrial applications. The growth of the construction industry in Germany, France, and Italy is boosting the market growth of polyurea coatings in this region.

Latin America is a growing market for polyurea coatings. The growth in this market is driven by demand for green buildings and green coatings which have very low VOC emissions. The growing infrastructure investments coupled with industrial growth have made Latin America, an attractive regional market for polyurea coatings.

Polyurea Coating Market Share Insights

Vendors are offering a competitive cost structure as compared to other polyurethane-based systems, which is expected to widen application avenues, and thus have a positive impact on the industry. Rising concerns regarding greenhouse gas emissions aimed at reducing global warming are expected to force market players to increase R&D costs for the development of eco-friendly products.

Polyurea coating manufacturers serve their customers through direct supply agreements and third-party agreements with distributors. In addition, market participants also market their products to coating manufacturers. Increasing usage of e-commerce portals for procurement activities is expected to force polyurea coating manufacturers and distributors to form tie-ups with companies such as Alibaba and Made-In-China.

Report Scope



Base year for estimation


Actual estimates/Historical data

2013 to 2015

Forecast period

2016 - 2024

Market representation

Volume in Thousand Liters, Revenue in USD Million, and CAGR from 2016 to 2024

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East & Africa

Country scope

U.S., Germany, China, India, and Brazil

Report coverage

Volume and Revenue forecast, company share, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

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