Stealth Coating Market Size By Resin (Epoxy, Polyurethane, Polyimide), By Application (Aerospace & Defense, Computer & Tablet Screens, Phone Screens, Cars), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Application Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2020 – 2026

Published Date: Dec 2020  |  Report ID: GMI4876  |  Authors: Kiran Pulidindi, Hemant Pandey

Report Format: PDF   |   Pages: 165   |   Base Year: 2019

Summary Table of Contents Industry Coverage Methodology

Industry Trends

Stealth Coating Market size was valued at around USD 593 million in 2019 and will exhibit a growth rate of over 6.5% from 2020 to 2026. Rising applications of stealth coatings in military weapons, submarines, and vehicles are projected to offer new opportunities to the overall market growth.

Stealth coatings consist of high concentrations of iron powders in a polymer matrix. Thermoplastic materials, such as epoxy, polyimide, PEEK, PPS, PES, isocyanate, and polyetherimide, have become ideal materials for stealth coatings. Stealth coatings are used in aircraft and military weapons. Additionally, they are also applied to many other surfaces including phone screens, computer & tablet screens, and cars, among others.

Stealth Coating Market Outlook

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The increasing penetration of stealth coatings in various applications such as aircraft, military weapons, and vehicles, especially in countries including the U.S., China, India, Russia, and Spain, is anticipated to drive the overall stealth coatings market share. Furthermore, the surging smartphone production in countries, such as China, India, and the U.S., is likely to propel the consumption of stealth coatings in phone screens.

Additionally, the rapid demand for stealth technology in the aerospace industry for fighters & bombers, tanks, and helicopters will further support industry growth in the next few years. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic the aircraft manufacturers have reduced their aircraft production rates which is a major restraining factor for the global stealth coating market.

Stealth Coating Market Report Coverage
Report Coverage Details
Base Year:2019
Market Size in 2019:USD 593 Million
Forecast Period:2020 to 2026
Forecast Period 2020 to 2026 CAGR:6.5%
2026 Value Projection:USD 834 Million
Historical Data for:2016 to 2019
No. of Pages:165
Tables, Charts & Figures:161
Segments covered:Resin Type, Application, Region
Growth Drivers:
  • Rising demand for epoxy stealth coatings
  • Growing application of stealth coatings in aerospace & defense sector
  • Increasing consumption of product in the U.S.
Pitfalls & Challenges:
  • High product cost
  • Impact of COVID-19 on aircraft production

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Rising demand for epoxy stealth coatings

Stealth Coating Market by Resin Type

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Epoxy stealth coatings is projected to dominate the global stealth coating market and hold over 45% demand share in 2026 owing to their increasing applications in the aerospace industry and vehicles. These coatings offer several properties including durability, strength, and chemical resistance. Additionally, epoxy stealth coatings are more durable and have a very high heat deflection temperature.

These coatings provide a scratch and impact-resistant finish than any other stealth coatings. They also provide a high level of UV & water resistance and are easy to clean. Furthermore, polyurethane stealth coatings are expected to grow substantially in the coming years with surging applications in phone screens and cars.

Growing application of stealth coatings in the aerospace & defense industry will drive the overall market

Stealth Coating Market by Application

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The aerospace & defense segment dominated the overall industry and generated revenue of over USD 235 million in 2019. Stealth technology plays a vital role in next-generation military assets such as aircraft, weapon systems, submarines, ships, ground vehicles, and personnel. Stealth coatings make missiles, drones, planes, and other aircraft partially invisible to radar.

The increasing aircraft demand along with technological innovations is further anticipated to boost the overall stealth coating market growth. However, the Boeing Market Outlook (BMO) 2020 projects that the commercial aviation and services markets will face significant challenges due to the pandemic, while the global defense services market will remain stable.

Furthermore, rising applications of stealth coatings in cars for UV protection and protection from chips, scratches, road debris, & malicious damages are further projected to propel the industry growth. Increasing smartphone production across the globe is also expected to spur the demand for stealth coatings. Additionally, newer applications of stealth coatings in foods and drugs are anticipated to offer new growth opportunities to the global stealth coating market.

North America to witness significant growth throughout the assessment period

Stealth Coating Market by Region

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North America dominated the global stealth coating market and shall account close to 40% demand share in 2026 owing to the growing aircraft production, especially in the U.S., and rising consumption of stealth coatings in luxurious cars. To protect their manned and unmanned aircraft from enemy radar, the U.S. military and its allies are increasingly becoming dependent on stealth technology.

Additionally, the U.S. has more deliveries of jet fighters than China and Russia combined and owns fifth-generation stealth fighters. Furthermore, the surging applications of stealth coatings in military aircraft in European countries, especially in Russia, are further projected to boost the consumption of stealth coatings in the region.

Product expansion is one of the major strategic outlooks

Key players in the stealth coating industry are majorly focused on offering innovative products with enhanced functionalities. Major players are expanding their presence in emerging countries to cater to the increasing demand for stealth coatings in cars and the aerospace industry. The key manufacturers of stealth coatings include Intermat Defense, CFI Solutions, Hyper Stealth Technologies Pvt. Ltd., Stealth Coatings Inc., Micromag, Veil Corporation, and Stealth Veils, among others.

The stealth coating market report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of volume in tons & revenue in USD million from 2016 to 2026 for the following segments:

By Resin Type

  • Epoxy
  • Polyurethane
  • Polyimide
  • Others

By Application

  • Aerospace & defense
  • Computer & tablet screens
  • Phone screens
  • Cars
  • Others

By Region:

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

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market for stealth coatings had reached USD 593 million during 2019 and is expected to show over 6.5% CAGR up to 2026, owing to growing applications in submarines, military weapons and vehicles.
Epoxy stealth coatings could hold nearly 45% of the global share by 2026 with increased use in aerospace sector and key properties like durability and high heat deflection temperature.
The market share from aerospace and defense segment was valued at USD 235 million in 2019 due to the use of stealth coatings in advanced military products like weapon systems, aircraft, ships and submarines.
North America stealth coatings market will contribute over 40% of the global demand with increased aircraft production and higher deployment of the coatings in luxury vehicles across the U.S.

Premium Report Details

  • Published Date: Dec 2020
  • Pages: 165
  • Tables: 150
  • Charts / Figures: 11
  • Companies covered: 7
  • Countries covered: 19

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