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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, 2023 – 2032

  • Report ID: GMI357
  • Published Date: Oct 2023
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Intumescent Coatings Market Size

Intumescent Coatings Market size was valued at around USD 1.06 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 6.9% between 2023 and 2032. Intumescent coatings offer versatile design options, combining fire protection with aesthetic appeal. Available in solvent-based, water-based, and epoxy-based technologies, these coatings cater to construction, oil & gas, and automotive sectors. They ensure safety and provide flexibility in achieving desired aesthetics, driving market growth.


Intumescent Coatings Market

Intumescent coatings offer cost-effective fire protection with technology choices like Solvent Based, Water Based, and Epoxy Based, serving various industries and applications.

Concerns regarding the quality of Intumescent Coatings have arisen, with potential issues related to durability, performance, and color retention. The highly competitive intumescent coatings market, characterized by various technologies (Solvent Based, Water Based, Epoxy Based), applications (Hydrocarbons, Cellulosic), and end-users (Construction, Oil & Gas, Automotive), may trigger price wars, squeezing profit margins for manufacturers and retailers. These challenges could, in turn, impede the widespread adoption of intumescent coatings and hinder overall market growth.

COVID-19 Impact

The intumescent coatings market faced challenges as manufacturing facilities experienced temporary closures and reduced production capacities due to safety concerns and workforce limitations, impacting supply. However, the declining number of COVID-19 cases and the implementation of governmental and non-governmental strategies are expected to bolster the market in the coming years.


Intumescent Coatings Market Trends

Intumescent coatings industry show a surge in demand driven by increased fire safety focus, especially in construction and automotive sectors. Water-based formulations gain momentum for their environmental friendliness, aligning with stricter regulations. Green building practices and global fire safety standards further propel market growth. Ongoing innovations ensure intumescent coatings remain relevant in this evolving landscape.

Intumescent Coatings Market Analysis

Intumescent Coatings Market Size, By Technology, 2021 - 2032 (USD Billion)

Based on technology, the intumescent coatings market is segmented as water based, solvent based, and epoxy based. Epoxy based held a majority market value of USD 0.51 billion in 2022. The growing adoption of Epoxy-based technology is primarily driven by the increasing demand for coatings that offer superior fire resistance and exceptional durability.


Intumescent Coatings Market Revenue Share, By Application, (2022)

Based on application, the intumescent coatings market is segmented as cellulosic, hydrocarbons. Hydrocarbons held a dominant market share of around 52% in 2022 and is expected to grow at a lucrative pace till 2032. The application of Intumescent Coatings in the protection of hydrocarbons is a critical aspect of the market, as it provides essential fire resistance for materials and structures in industries such as oil and gas. This application ensures the safety and integrity of hydrocarbon-related facilities, contributing to overall fire hazard mitigation and risk reduction.

Based on end use, the intumescent coatings market is segmented as construction, oil & gas, automotive, others. Construction held a dominant market share in 2022 and is anticipated to grow at 6.3% CAGR till 2032. This dominance is attributed to the crucial role of intumescent coatings in enhancing fire safety measures in building structures. The construction industry relies heavily on these coatings to meet stringent fire safety regulations and protect both residential and commercial developments.

U.S. Intumescent Coatings Market Size, 2020- 2032 (USD Billion)

U.S. dominated the North American region with majority intumescent coatings industry share and a revenue of USD 0.14 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to expand at a significant pace from 2023-2032. This commanding position is a result of stringent fire safety regulations and a thriving construction sector, which places a premium on cutting-edge fire protection solutions. The U.S. intumescent coatings market's prominence underscores its unwavering commitment to safety and its proactive approach to adopting advanced fire-resistant technologies.

Intumescent Coatings Market Share

  • 3M Company
  • AkzoNobel
  • Albi Protective Coatings
  • Bollom Fire Protection
  • Contego International
  • Carboline
  • Crown Paints Ltd
  • Firetherm
  • Flame Control Coatings
  • Hempel
  • Isolatek International
  • Jotun Group
  • No-Burn Inc
  • Nullifire Ltd
  • PPG Industries
  • Rudolf Hensel GmbH
  • Sherwin-Williams Company
  • Sika AG

These players focus on strategic partnerships, new product launch & commercialization for market expansion. Furthermore, these players are heavily investing in research that allows them to introduce innovative products and garner maximum revenue in the market.

Intumescent Coatings Industry News:

  • In 2021, AkzoNobel launched a new intumescent coating for structural steel, Interchar 931. It is a waterborne, single-component coating that provides up to 120 minutes of fire protection. It is easy to apply and dries quickly.
  • In 2023, Jotun AS, a Norwegian paint and coatings company, introduces Jotachar Ultra 300, a water-based intumescent coating offering 90 minutes of fire protection for structural steel in the marine industry, with chemical and corrosion resistance.

Intumescent Coatings market research report includes an in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD Million & Kilo Tons from 2018 to 2032, for the following segments:

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By Technology

  • Water based
  • Solvent based
  • Epoxy based

By Application

  • Cellulosic
  • Hydrocarbons

By End Use

  • Construction
  • Oil & Gas
  • Automotive
  • Others

The above information is provided for the following regions and countries:

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


Authors: Kiran Pulidindi, Kunal Ahuja

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Market size for intumescent coatings reached USD 1.06 billion in 2022 and may record USD 2.06 billion by the end of 2032 due to advantages, such as versatile design options, combined with fire protection and aesthetic appeal

Intumescent coatings industry share from the epoxy-based technology segment recorded USD 0.51 billion in 2022 driven by higher adoption to offer superior fire resistance and exceptional durability.

Demand for intumescent coatings in the U.S. reached USD 0.14 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to expand at significant pace from 2023-2032 owing to stringent fire safety regulations and thriving construction sector in the country

3M Company, AkzoNobel, Albi Protective Coatings, Bollom Fire Protection, Contego International, Carboline, Crown Paints Ltd, Firetherm, Flame Control Coatings, and Hempel are some of the major intumescent coating providers

Intumescent Coatings Market Scope

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  • Base Year: 2022
  • Companies covered: 18
  • Tables & Figures: 181
  • Countries covered: 19
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