GVR Report cover Polyurea Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Polyurea Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Raw Material, By Product (Coating, Lining, Adhesives & Sealants), By Application (Construction, Industrial, Transportation), And Segment Forecasts, 2019 - 2025

  • Report ID: 978-1-68038-224-2
  • Number of Pages: 155
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)

Industry Insights

The global polyurea market size was valued at USD 777.9 million in 2018 and is projected to expand at a CAGR of 4.9% over the forecast period. The polymer is used in a host of applications, such as construction and transportation, owing to its unique characteristics including fast curing time, high thermal stability, pigment compatibility, and excellent water insensitivity.

Polyurea is derived from the reaction of isocyanate compounds and synthetic resin blended polymers through step-growth polymerization. This polymer is processed to manufacture coatings, lining systems, and adhesives and sealants.

U.S. polyurea market

Increasing use of protective coatings in automotive and construction applications on account of their rust prevention and high durability is expected to promote the usage of the polymer. However, presence of low cost coating substitutes including epoxy and polyurethane is expected to adversely impact growth over the forecast period.

Polyurea is added to adhesive and sealant formulations on account of its excellent adhesion to clean substrates, such as wood, concrete, bitumen, and blasted steel. Increasing application of adhesives and sealants as bonding agents in the automotive and construction industries is expected to play a crucial role in promoting industry growth in the near future.

Increasing expenditure on usage of lining systems for environment protection in practices, including landfill control, on account of stringent regulations aimed at mitigating the adverse effect of pollution is expected to fuel polyurea demand. However, increased usage of polyolefin-based lining systems, including HDPE and LDPE, in the construction and mining sectors on a global level is expected to remain a credible threat.

Raw Material Insights

Aromatic compounds accounted for majority of the global volume in 2018. They were extensively used in a wide array of applications as they possess good physical properties and easy processability. Majority of the market players use aromatic compounds such as methylene diisocyanate (MDI) prepolymers, polyoxypropylene amines, and aromatic amine to produce finished products on account of their low price as compared to aliphatic compounds.

Aliphatic compounds are used on account of their superior stability under ultraviolet light as compared to aromatic counterparts. However, high price of aliphatic compounds as compared to aromatics is expected to play a crucial role in limiting the formers’ growth.

Product Insights

Coatings dominated the polyurea market accounting for over 65.0% share of the overall revenue in 2018 and the trend is anticipated to continue over the forecast period. Coating formulations are used in construction, automotive, and healthcare industries on account of favourable properties, such as corrosion protection, abrasion resistance, waterproofing, and structural enhancement.

They are used majorly in landfills and waterproofing systems on account of their high chemical resistance against liquids and rapidly drying finishes. Rising importance of waterproofing membranes in the construction industry on account of their good sealing property is expected to have a favorable impact on the growth.

It is also used as a caulking agent and sealing material in expansion joints, control joints, and in floors and water reservoirs on account of its good crack-bridging properties, along with high elongation and tensile strength. Adhesives and sealants are expected to expand at a CAGR of 4.4% from 2019 to 2025 in terms of revenue.

Application Insights

Construction was the largest application segment, accounting for over 40% of the global volume in 2018. High reactivity and relative moisture insensitivity associated with polyurea are expected to promote its use in secondary containment structures, manhole and tunnels, and tank liners.

Global polyurea market

Shifting preference from breakdown maintenance to condition-based monitoring in the manufacturing sector is expected to promote the application of protective coatings and thus in turn, fuel demand for the polymer over the next few years.

Regional Insights

The market in North America accounted for almost 40.0% share of the overall volume in 2018. Robust presence of automotive manufacturing base in the U.S. and Mexico is expected to remain a favorable factor for the market growth. Moreover, infrastructure improvement in the U.S. on account of increasing number of residential structures is expected to increase the use of the polymer in the form of adhesives and coatings.

Asia Pacific is expected to register a CAGR of 6.2% from 2019 to 2025 in terms of volume on account of positive outlook for the construction industry in China and India. This is attributed to increasing expenditure on urban development and favorable home loan policies.

Polyurea Market Share Insights

Key industry participants include BASF; W.R. Grace; SWD Polyurethane; Nukote Coating Systems International; LINE-X Protective Coatings; PPG Industries; Specialty Products Inc.; and VersaFlex Inc. Nukote Coating Systems commenced production at its new manufacturing facility located in Dammam, Saudi Arabia. The new manufacturing facility has a capacity of producing 60-tons of polyurea and polyurethane per day.

Report Scope



Base year for estimation


Actual estimates/Historical data

2014 - 2017

Forecast period

2019 - 2025

Market representation

Volume in Kilo Tons, Revenue in USD Million & CAGR from 2019 to 2025

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Central & South America, and Middle East & Africa

Report coverage

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

Country Scope

U.S., Canada, Mexico, Germany, U.K., France, Italy, Spain, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Australia, Brazil, Argentina, and Saudi Arabia

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Segments Covered in the Report:

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2014 to 2025. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global polyurea market report on the basis of raw material, product, application, and region:

  • Raw Material Outlook (Volume, Kilo Tons; Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)

    • Aromatic

    • Aliphatic

  • Product Outlook (Volume, Kilo Tons; Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)

    • Coating

    • Lining

    • Adhesives & Sealants

    • Others

  • Application Outlook (Volume, Kilo Tons; Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)

    • Construction

    • Industrial

    • Transportation

    • Others

  • Regional Outlook (Volume, Kilo Tons; Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)

    • North America

      • The U.S.

      • Canada

      • Mexico

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • The U.K.

      • France

      • Italy

      • Spain

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

      • Japan

      • South Korea

      • Australia

    • Central & South America

      • Brazil

      • Argentina

    • Middle East & Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

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