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Intumescent Coatings Market - By Technology (Solvent-Based, Water-Based, Epoxy-Based), By Application (Hydrocarbons, Cellulosic), By End-User (Construction, Oil & Gas, Automotive) & Forecast, 2022-2028

  • Report ID: GMI357
  • Published Date: Mar 2022
  • Report Format: PDF

Industry Overview

Intumescent Coatings Market size exceeded USD 995 million in 2021 and is estimated to grow at over 6.5% CAGR between 2022 and 2028 owing to increasing investments from private & government sector to develop public infrastructure and multiple beneficial properties such as it is easy to apply and offer optimum fire protection for passive fire properties.

Global Intumescent Coatings Market

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Intumescent coating creates a layer of protective substance which works by chemical reaction and forms an insulating layer on the surface. Intumescent coatings are commonly used and tested for protecting buildings and applied to structural membranes as an aesthetically fireproofing product. They are often referred as intumescent paint which are used in buildings as passive fire retardant measure.

Positive application outlook in construction, automotive, and oil & gas industries should drive intumescent coatings market share. Increasing investments from private and government sector to develop public infrastructure such as roads, railways and transportation modes is likely to boost construction spending. Intumescent coatings are used in stopping cellulosic fires which occur mostly in buildings. These coatings are applied on steel and timber surfaces in buildings to stop spread of fire for at least one hour.

Manufacturing operations in the intumescent coatings market were significantly hampered due to the complete shutdown of manufacturing units and factories in 2020 due to COVID-19. As the supply of raw materials was disrupted, the overall production of intumescent coating products was affected, further leading to increased production & product costs.

The shutdown and temporary closer of various end-use industries, owing to stringent lockdown rules such as stay-at-home orders and social distancing requirements, has also affected the intumescent coatings demand and supply.

Various regulation and standard specification for the quality, labelling, transportation, and storage of intumescent coating for efficient fire protection is anticipated to hinder the market growth at some extend. For instance, EN 16623 applies to reactive coatings intended for the fire protection of steel and other ferrous substrates used as structural elements. This European draft standard provides guidelines for the production, storage, application, maintenance, and repair of the reactive coating system as well as the final inspection of the plant that may restricts its market growth.

Rising demand for ecofriendly products in construction, automotive & oil & gas industries is expected to drive the demand for water-based intumescent coating

Global Water-based Intumescent Coatings Market Size

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Water-based intumescent coating market surpassed USD 245 million in 2021 and is anticipated to demonstrate growth at over 7% CAGR over the forecast period. Water-based intumescent coating is categorized under ecofriendly fire proofing material owing to low VOC content. Stringent government regulatory guidelines regarding emission along with increasing environmental concerns is likely to drive industry landscape.

Additionally, it has faster drying time, high build capability, resistance to humidity, good weather ability and reduced over coating intervals. Water based coatings are widely used for cellulosic application such as for paper, wood and textiles prominently associated with building and infrastructure. The advantage of water-based intumescent coating include that they are less expensive, produces less chemical odor which will propel product demand.

Growing demand for decorative furniture and interior designing led to propel the growth of intumescent coating in the cellulosic application

Intumescent Coatings Market Size By Cellulosic Application

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Cellulosic application segment accounts for significant growth and is anticipated to reach over USD 765 million by 2028. Cellulosic intumescent coating has Class 1 fire rating and are applied on timber surfaces to retard the fire. These coatings are applied as they can control the spread of fire in houses and buildings.

Increase in decorative furniture and interior designing in buildings owing to change in lifestyle and rise in disposable income is anticipated to drive cellulosic intumescent coating demand. Structural steel work is one of the leading materials in designing of global infrastructure projects such as airports, sports stadiums, shopping malls and multi-story office blocks which will fuel product demand for cellulosic application.

Increasing government investment in infrastructure led to fuel the construction industry growth and anticipated the drive of intumescent coating demand in construction end-use

Intumescent Coatings Market Size By Construction End-Use

Construction end-use from intumescent coatings market exceeded USD 290 million in 2021 and is poised register over 7% CAGR through 2028. Intumescent coatings provide a beautiful finish that does not negotiate with shapes and designs created from the steel and allow for on-site & easy off- application during construction.

Increase in construction of buildings owing to rising government investments in infrastructure should propel overall market statistics. Additionally, stringent government regulations regarding fireproofing and fire safety across civil structures accompanied with growing residential and commercial projects mainly in India and China is anticipated to have positive influence on regional industry scenario.

Growing industrialization in the Asia Pacific region should propel the intumescent coatings industry expansion

Asia Pacific Intumescent Coatings Market Size

Asia Pacific intumescent coatings market is anticipated to cross USD 590 million by 2028. Increasing growth in construction of commercial and residential structures in India, China, Japan, and Korea during the projected timeframe should drive the regional demand for fire proofing and other safety services.

Additionally, stringent government regulations implemented across the China, India, and other countries have made adoption of intumescent coating compulsory to reduce the burden of fire mortality will favor business growth. Expansion of oil & gas exploration activities in India and China along with emphasis on fire safety measures has increased demand for intumescent coating which will fuel product demand. Also, high demand for electric vehicles in China will further stimulate the regional market forecasts.

Strategic mergers & acquisitions among industry participants are set to accelerate the Intumescent Coatings Market competitiveness

The global intumescent coatings industry is consolidated in nature with the large shares are being hold by key players in the market. Manufacturers include in the market are, Sherwin-Williams, Jotun, Carboline, AkzoNobel, Albi Manufacturing. Hempel, PPG Industries Inc., Null Fire, Contego International, Flame Control, Albi Manufacturing, 3M, Crown Paints, Rudolf Hensel, and Leighs Paints.

Several key market participants are working on mergers & acquisitions along with capacity expansion as their key strategies to expand footholds in the industry. Also, players resort to supply chain agreements with dealers and distributors to ensure efficient flow of their products across all regions.

In January 2021, StanChem Polymers completed the acquisition of Dux Paint and its sister companies, Hawthorne Coating and Hood Products. Dux was a New Jersey based company that offered industrial protective coating solutions for refinish, wood, automotive and direct-to-metal applications. The strategic acquisition was aimed to enhance the company’s technical capabilities and expansion of the fire-retardant and intumescent product segment into the wider industrial protecting coatings market.

In September 2021, No-Burn Inc and Huntsman Building Solutions announced a partnership which allows Huntsman Building Solutions to offer a range of No-Burn’s intumescent coatings for buying by contractor customers across the US. The partnership would allow customers (contractors) gain easy access to No-Burn’s fire protective coating solutions.

The global intumescent coatings market report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of volume in kilo tons & revenue in USD million from 2022 to 2028 for the following segments

By Technology

  • Water-based
  • Solvent-based
  • Epoxy-based

By Application

  • Cellulosic
  • Hydrocarbons

By End-Use

  • Construction
  • Oil & Gas
  • Automotive
  • Others

The above information has been provided for the following region:

By Region

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


Authors: Kunal Ahuja, Sarita Bayas

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The global intumescent coatings market share crossed USD 995 million in 2021 and is poised to record a 6.5% CAGR between 2022 and 2028 driven by the rising number of investments from the private & government sectors.

Intumescent coating or paint is applied to structural membranes for creating a layer of protective substance which works through a chemical reaction to form an insulating layer.

The intumescent coatings market revenue from the construction end-use segment had reached over USD 290 million in 2021 and is poised to depict a 7% CAGR through 2028 owing to government-led infrastructure investments.

The intumescent coatings industry size in the Asia Pacific will exceed a valuation of over USD 590 million by 2028 owing to the fast-growing construction of commercial as well as residential structures in India, China, Japan, and Korea.

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