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Antimicrobial Coatings Market Size By Product (Antimicrobial Powder Coatings [Silver, Copper], Surface Modifications and Coatings [E. Coli, Pseudomonas, Listeria), By Application (Indoor Air Quality, Antimicrobial Textiles, Mold Remediation, Construction, Food, Medical & Healthcare), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Price Trend, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2020 – 2026

  • Report ID: GMI726
  • Published Date: Apr 2020
  • Report Format: PDF

Industry Overview

Antimicrobial Coatings Market size exceeded USD 3.2 billion, globally in 2019 and is estimated to grow at over 10.4% CAGR between 2020 and 2026. Increasing prevalence of infections and rising demand for high quality antimicrobial coatings to reduce surface transmission will boost the market demand.

Antimicrobial coatings are microbe resistant coatings which contain antimicrobial agents inhibiting microbial contaminations. They have wide application usage in construction, food, and healthcare industry. They are applied to doors, glass panels, walls, doors, HVAC tents, and counters. Also, antimicrobial coatings are sprayed onto masks, textiles, gloves and carpeting. Increasing demand for high quality and quick reaction time coatings against wide variety of pathogens is likely to boost the antimicrobial coatings market.

Antimicrobial Coatings Market Outlook

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Increasing construction & renovation activities owing to rising living standards and easy availability of loans is likely to boost product demand. Antimicrobial coatings are widely used in public construction to coat walls, handles, and counters. Furthermore, increasing outbreak of diseases as COVID 19 and SARS is likely to encourage use owing to stringent regulations in construction industry to reduce the risk of touch contamination.

Increasing parental concerns and rising demand for safe environments at schools is likely to boost the product demand. Antimicrobial coatings are widely used on classroom & corridor walls, along with railings to reduce the spread of bacterial diseases. These coatings are safe and don’t leave toxic residue which makes it compatible for schools and nurseries which is likely to stimulate the antimicrobial coatings market share.

U.S. EPA regulations in 40 CFR 152.25 has approved the use of silver power for manufacturing antimicrobial coatings. This regulation will help industry players to introduce silver powders into their product portfolios & provide targeted solutions to construction and healthcare industry.

Rapid adoption of antimicrobial powder coatings in food service industry to reduce the spread of listeria is likely to boost product demand

Antimicrobial Coatings Market by Product

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On the basis of product, it is bifurcated into surface modification coatings and antimicrobial powder coatings. These coatings are widely utilized in food industry to reduce the propagation of listeria and other bacterial susceptibilities. Additionally, these coatings offer quick reaction time, high efficiency, and low toxic residual levels.

The market for antimicrobial powder coatings is likely to grow at a CAGR of over 10% by the end of 2026 owing to stringent regulations in food service industry. Increasing prevalence of bacterial infections along with cross contamination of ingredients is likely to boost product demand. These coatings are effective against wide variety of viruses, spores, & bacteria. Furthermore, their compatibility with various surfaces such as plastic containers, walls, and metal is likely to boost the high-performance antimicrobial coatings market share.

Increasing demand for antimicrobial coatings in healthcare industry is likely to boost product demand

Antimicrobial Coatings Market from Healthcare Industry

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Based on application it is bifurcated by medical/healthcare, indoor air remedy, mold remediation, food and construction industry. Market for antimicrobial coatings is likely to increase owing to rising cases of bacterial and viral infections in hospitals. These coatings reduce the propagation of harmful gram positive and gram-negative bacteria along with providing protection against viruses and spores. Furthermore, stringent regulations to protect patients and medical practitioners is likely to fuel the antimicrobial coatings market value.

Healthcare application segment is likely to surpass USD 1.9 billion by the end of 2026 owing to its quick reaction time and high-performance characteristics. These coatings reduce the propagation of harmful pathogens along with increasing protection against contaminants such as blood, water, and mucus. Furthermore, increasing prevalence of viral outbreaks such as SARS & COVID 19 is likely to boost the antimicrobial coatings market growth as government & private healthcare players are increasing investment to protect doctors and medical workers.

Increasing demand for mold remediation antimicrobial coatings owing to stringent winter weather conditions is likely to boost market share in North America

Antimicrobial Coatings Market by North America Mold Remediation

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North America is likely to witness growth at a CAGR of over 10.5% by the end of 2026 owing to increasing demand for high quality home mold remediation solutions. Tough winter climatic conditions in North America along with increasing concerns to reduce dampness and mold at homes is likely to boost product demand. These products limit the growth of mold even in snowy and moisture laden conditions.

Rising consumer awareness on adverse effects of mold specially in damp areas and changing outlook on aesthetic features in construction may foster market demand. Antimicrobial coatings in paints are widely used to stop the growth & spread of various types of mold, mildew & algae, such as Acremonium, Alternaria, Aspergillus, Aureobasidium and Chaetomium which is likely to trigger the antimicrobial coatings market revenue.

COVID 19 epidemic to accelerate the adoption of antimicrobial coatings in healthcare industry

Increasing government and private investment to reduce the propagation of COVID 19 is likely to encourage the adoption of antimicrobial coatings. The market is likely to witness growth as governments and private layers will increase spending to reduce the risk of surface contact propagation. Furthermore, increased expenditure on renovation of hospital facilities to reduce the prevalence of virus outbreaks and infections is likely to boost the antimicrobial coatings market.

In March 2020, researchers from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology announced development of new multilevel antimicrobial polymer (MAP -1) that can effectively counter viruses, bacteria, spores and the novel COVID 19. Industry players are rapidly increasing R&D expenditure in an attempt to develop products that can counter the novel COVID 19 virus in to capitalize on emerging trends in market, gain brand recognition.

New product development & partnerships remains pivotal market entry and brand recognition stratagem

Antimicrobial coatings industry is consolidated, and major industry players include Akzo Nobel N.V., BASF, DuPont, Diamond Vogel Paints, Nippon Paints, RPM international, Koninklijke DSM N.V., Sherwin – Williams Company, Sono-Tek Corporation, Trop Corporation, AK Steel, and Lonza. Industry players are rapidly developing new products along with offering resistance against wide variety of viruses, bacteria, and spores to gain brand recognition in market and broaden customer base.

In April 2018, Lonza launched Proxel Spektra Preservative which protects industrial products from yeast, mold ad bacterial degradation. This product launch expands the company’s methylisothiazolinone-free biocides product portfolio and attracts new customers.

In October 2015, Sherwin-Williams launched Paint Shield, an antimicrobial paint which is capable of eliminating tough pathogenic bacteria within two hours of exposure. This product launch enables BASF to improve its product offering to hospitals & healthcare institutions for controlling the spread of hospital-acquired infections.

In February 2015, Sono-Tek Corp. entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with food processor manufacturer provider Mercer Group Ltd. whereby the latter firm gains complete access to Sono-Tek’s antimicrobial spray coating systems. This allows Sono-Tek Corp. to achieve expansion of antimicrobial coatings market.

Antimicrobial coatings market report includes in-depth coverage of the industry, with estimates & forecast in terms of volume in kilo tons and revenue in USD from 2015 to 2026, for the following segments:

By Product

  • Antimicrobial Powder Coatings
    • Silver
    • Copper
    • Others
  • Surface Modification and Coatings
    • E. Coli
    • Listeria
    • Pseudomonas
    • Others

By Application

  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Antimicrobial Textiles
  • Mold Remediation
  • Construction Industry
  • Antimicrobial textiles Market
  • Food Industry
  • Medical & Healthcare
  • Others

The above information has been provided for the following regions:

By Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Russia
    • Poland
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Indonesia
    • Malaysia
    • Thailand
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
  • MEA
    • South Africa
    • UAE
    • Saudi Arabia


Authors: Kunal Ahuja, Sarita Bayas

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Industry share from antimicrobial powder coatings will expand at a CAGR of around 10% up to 2026 driven by the regulation of stringent regulations across the foodservice sector.

The healthcare applications could record more than USD 1.9 billion by 2026 owing to the rising occurrences of bacterial and viral infections in hospital settings.

North America will strike a CAGR of nearly 10.5% up to 2026 driven by the increasing need for high-quality home mold remediation solutions in the region.

Annual revenue of the antimicrobial coatings market had reached over USD 3.2 billion in 2019 and is slated to observe a 10.4% CAGR through 2026.

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  • Base Year: 2019
  • Companies covered: 12
  • Tables & Figures: 317
  • Countries covered: 19
  • Pages: 240

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