The global thermal insulation coating market size was valued at USD 6,660.5 million in 2016. Recent developments in the manufacturing and automobile sectors is likely to drive the demand for the heat barrier coats in these application segments. Increasing use of environment-friendly and energy saving products is also expected to influence the market positively.
Ongoing research & developments in nanotechnology based thermal insulation coatings are likely to boost the market growth as they offer excellent strength and thermal resistance with lower thickness. Technological breakthroughs, innovations, and studies carried out for expanding the product’s application scope are projected to foster demand.
Global thermal insulation coatings market revenue by product, 2014 – 2025 (USD Million)
Rising utilization of heat insulation solutions in the defense, automotive, manufacturing, and aerospace sectors is anticipated to push manufacturers to backward integration in the value chain over the coming years. Greater participation in the value chain is likely to result in time reduction for transforming raw materials into finished products and in gaining cost advantage.
Insulation manufacturers are expanding in terms of production capacity and infrastructure with an aim to cater to the growing market requirements. Moreover, many of the product manufacturing companies are using acquisition and partnership strategies for procuring raw materials. Mergers and joint ventures are an integral part of this market and allow companies to expand their market position.
In terms of volume, acrylic emerged as the largest product segment and accounted for 34% of the market in 2016. Its properties such as light weight, high tensile strength, clarity for transparency, and low cost over other substitutes makes it suitable for various industries. The lighter weight of acrylic also results in ease of usage and transport.
On account of high thermal coefficient, low heat conductivity, and excellent shock resistance properties, yttria-stabilized zirconia (YSZ) acts as a suitable raw material for protective coatings. Thus increasing its use in gas turbines and engines running at high temperatures.
Epoxies are used in building & construction owing to properties such as excellent resistance to abrasion, heat, and UV light, toughness, and improved dimensional stability. It is free from volatile organic compounds (VOC), thereby making it suitable for energy-efficient buildings and indoor air quality improvement. Moreover, the rising demand for green buildings is expected to create a high growth potential for this product segment during the forecast period.
Manufacturing sector emerged as the largest application and accounted for over 32% of the market share in 2016. Growth in the manufacturing sector, owing to various government initiatives such as Make in India, One Belt One Road, Buy American Hire American is anticipated to propel the industry growth.
Equipment & machinery operating at different temperatures require heat barrier coatings to perform at optimum levels. Growing preference for products that are capable of sustaining in high-temperatures is expected to boost the growth of the manufacturing segment.
Increasing applications of insulation coating in the automotive and OEM sector is projected to create high demand for such products, as they help improve the overall performance of the vehicle by reducing heat loss and energy consumption.
Global thermal insulation coatings market revenue by application, 2016 (%)
Advancements in automobile technology coupled with increasing disposable income and standard of living are projected to drive the industry. These coatings are used for rooftops so as to control the cabin temperature and thus increase HVAC efficiency, which further translates into better fuel economy and reduced pollution. Insulation coatings are used in the aerospace & defense sector for various applications such as aerodynamic fairings, exhaust systems, heat shields, fire barriers, infrared suppression systems, and nacelle fire walls which operate on uneven temperatures.
These coatings are used to control the operating temperature which ensure reduced energy loss and increased performance. Furthermore, they are also significantly used in defense equipment owing to its characteristics of providing resistance from high temperature along with significant protection from corrosion under insulation.
Low-cost labor and raw materials coupled with the presence of various end-use industries in the Asia Pacific are driving demand in this region. China and India occupy significant shares in the global manufacturing sector and are also leading automotive producers.
Moreover, the price-sensitive products along with the presence of a vast number of players is likely to add to the market competition in the region. Developing economies such as India, Indonesia and China are expected to observer robust economic growth over the near future.
Growing automotive production and investments in defense & aerospace are projected to enhance demand for this technology across the globe. Huge investments in developing new ceramics (zirconates) as a substitute for yttria-stabilized zirconia (YSZ) on account of its unfavorable phase transformation property above 1200°C is expected to introduce new products to the industry.
Massive investments in developing the infrastructure, with emphasis on building & construction sectors in Europe and Asia Pacific, is expected to boost demand over the coming years. Green building initiatives, especially in Europe is anticipated to propel demand for VOC free epoxy coatings.
Most of the key players operating in the global thermal insulation coatings market have integrated their raw material production and distribution operations to maintain product quality and expand regional reach. This provides companies a competitive advantage in the form of cost benefits thus increasing the profit margin. Companies are undertaking research & development activities to develop new products to sustain market competition and changing end-user requirements.
Some of the popular technologies mainly include water based & powder coatings, UV reflective, and two-component systems. Contiline process technique is gaining popularity over conventional batch process owing to greater output and reduced production cost.
Research activities focused on new materials, which combine several properties, are projected to gain wide acceptance in this industry in the coming years. Some of the prominent companies manufacturing these products include PPG Industries, Nippon Paint Holdings Co., Mascoat, AkzoNobel N.V., Carboline Company, and Sherwin-Williams Company.
|Base year for estimation||2016|
|Actual estimates/Historical data||2014 – 2016|
|Forecast period||2017 – 2025|
|Market representation||Volume in Kilo Tons, revenue in USD Million and CAGR from 2017 to 2025|
|Regional scope||North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Central & South America, Middle East & Africa|
|Country scope||U.S., Germany, UK, France, China, Japan, India.|
|Report coverage||Volume & revenue forecast, company share, competitive landscape, growth factors and trends|
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Segments covered in the report
This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional & country levels and provides an analysis on the 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 thermal insulation coating market on the basis of product, application, and region:
- Product Outlook (Volume, Kilo Tons; Revenue, USD Million, 2014 – 2025)
- Yttria Stabilized Zirconia (YSZ)
- Application Outlook (Volume, Kilo Tons; Revenue, USD Million, 2014 – 2025)
- Building & Construction
- Automotive & Transportation
- Aerospace & Defense
- Regional Outlook (Volume, Kilo Tons; Revenue, USD Million, 2014 – 2025)
- North America
- Asia Pacific
- Central & South America
- Middle East & Africa
- North America