Aerospace Coatings Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The market is segmented by Resin Type (Epoxy, Acrylic, Polyurethane, and Others), Technology (Water-borne, Solvent-borne, and Others), End User (Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), and Maintenance Repair and Operations (MRO)), Aviation Type (Commercial Aviation, Military Aviation, and General Aviation), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, and Rest of the World)

Market Snapshot

Aerospace Coatings Market Overview
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: <4 %

Need a report that reflects how COVID-19 has impacted this market and its growth?

Market Overview

The market for aerospace coatings is valued at USD 631.62 million in 2020 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of less than 4% during the forecast period.

Many aerospace companies are facing overwhelming competitive challenges and unknown skies as they continue to respond to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The passenger demand is low, and the pandemic and its corresponding travel restrictions and economic recession have forced airlines to find ways to cut costs. Many cost-cutting measures arose from the cancellation or postponement of aircraft orders. According to Accenture's report, the total deliveries by Airbus and Boeing dropped by 58% in the first half of 2020. This is negatively affected the market in 2020.

  • In the short term, major factors driving the market studied are increasing government spending on defense in the United States and increasing demand for aircraft in Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. A rise in prices of raw materials and the flat growth of MRO in the United States is expected to hinder the growth of the market studied.
  • The epoxy segment dominated the market and is expected to grow during the forecast period, owing to the increasing demand from commercial aviation across the globe.
  • Expanding maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) activities in Asia-Pacific are likely to act as opportunities in the future.
  • North America dominated the market across the globe, with the largest consumption coming from the United States.

Scope of the Report

The aerospace coatings market is segmented based on resin type, technology, end-user, aviation type, and geography. By resin type, the market is segmented into Polyurethan,e, Epoxy, Acrylic, and others. By technology, the market is segmented into Water-borne, Solvent-borne, and others. By end user, the market is segmented into Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), and Maintenance Repair and Operations (MRO). By aviation type, the market is segmented into Commercial Aviation, Military Aviation, and General Aviation. The report also covers the market size and forecasts for the aerospace coatings market in 12 countries across major regions. For each segment, the market sizing and forecasts have been done on the basis of revenue (USD million).

Resin Type
Other Resin Types
Other Technologies (Powder, etc.)
End User
Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM)
Maintenance Repair and Operations (MRO)
Aviation Type
Commercial Aviation
Military Aviation
General Aviation
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Rest of the World
South America
Middle East & Africa

Report scope can be customized per your requirements. Click here.

Key Market Trends

Increasing Demand for the Epoxy Resins

  • The epoxy-based resins are reinforced polymers derived from petroleum sources, after a reaction process involving epoxide units. These resins help develop several properties, including strength, durability, and chemical resistance, in coatings.
  • Fast drying, toughness, outstanding adhesion, resistance to water, and good curing make it suitable for providing protection to metals and other surfaces. On the other hand, the paints and coatings derived from epoxy-based resins have limited gloss retention.
  • Glycidal amine epoxy resins are produced by reacting aromatic amines with epichlorohydrin, which results in crosslinkage. These resins have high reactivity, high thermal and chemical resistance, and outstanding mechanical properties.
  • The growing environmental concerns, worldwide, are forcing the producers to focus on bio-based epoxy resins.
  • An epoxy resin comprising biomass content of bis (2-methoxy-4-(oxiran-2-ylmethyl)phenyl)furan-2,5-dicarboxylate (EUFU-EP) as high as 93.3% by volume, and 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid and eugenol, has been developed.
  • The large biomass content and excellent properties, such as thermal, mechanical, and flame retarding performances, along with the need of sustainable environment, are likely to increase the demand for bio-based epoxy-based resins.
  • The aerospace industry primarily uses epoxy coatings as primers for corrosion protection, floor coatings, aerospace hangars, corporate aircraft hangars etc. Epoxy primers can withstand both cold and hot temperatures; however, operating temperatures upward of 140⁰C are not recommended. Epoxy is also used as topcoats. Epoxies are mostly preferred in interior applications, as they tend to change color under the exposure of light and extreme weather.
  • Major types of epoxy resins are Bisphenol A epoxy resins, Bisphenol F epoxy resins, Epoxy Novolacs, and Epoxy functional diluents and modifiers. For instance, Bisphenol A and F resins are used for enhance curing speed.
Aerospace Coatings Market - Segmentation Trends

North America Region to Dominate the Market

  • North America dominated the global market. With growing commercial aviation in countries like the United States and Canada, the consumption of aerospace coatings is increasing in the region.
  • According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the total commercial aircraft fleet is expected to reach 8,270 in 2037, owing to the growth in air cargo. Also, the US mainliner carrier fleet is expected to grow at a rate of 54 aircraft per year due to the existing fleet getting older.
  • In 2021, US defense budgets and revenues are probable to remain largely stable, on account of military programs which continue to be serious for national defense, especially in view of geopolitical tensions.
  • In 2020, the space investments persisted strong at USD 25.6 billion, and the thrust on investments is expected to remain consistent in 2021 as well. Space launch services are predicted to witness a strong growth rate in 2021, with the market estimated to see 15.7% growth year over year.
  • Strong exports of aerospace components to countries, such as France, China, and Germany, along with robust consumer spending in the United States, are driving the manufacturing activities in the aerospace industry.
  • Furthermore, Canada is the third-largest in civil aircraft production around the world, along with being the second in business aircraft production and third helicopter production around the world.
  • The increasing manufacturing activities from major players, such as Bombardier, Pratt and Whitney Canada, Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited, and ExelTech Aerospace, are augmenting the growth of revenues from the aerospace manufacturing sector.
  • Such aforementioned factors, coupled with government support, are contributing to the increasing demand for aerospace coatings consumption in the region during the forecast period.
Aerospace Coatings Market - Regional trends

Competitive Landscape

The global aerospace coatings market is concentrated, with the top three players accounting for over 60% of the market share in 2020. The major companies include The Sherwin-Williams Company, AkzoNobel NV, Mankiewicz Gebr & Co., Socomore, and PPG Industries Inc.

Recent Developments

  • In March 2021, SOCOMORE launched from its surface treatment range, an alkaline degreaser approved by major OEMs, such as AIRBUS and SAFRAN. The product would clean the part. Cleaning it means removing inks, oils, grease, etc. from the surface.
  • In November 2019, Akzo Nobel NV has completed the acquisition of French aerospace coatings manufacturer Mapaero, which will strengthen AkzoNobel’s global position in aerospace coatings.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Increasing Penetration of Composites in Aircraft Manufacturing

      2. 4.1.2 Recovering Demand for Aircraft in Asia-Pacific and the Middle East

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Flat Growth of MRO in the United States

      2. 4.2.2 Detrimental Impact of COVID-19

    3. 4.3 Industry Value-Chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services

      5. 4.4.5 Degree of Competition


    1. 5.1 Resin Type

      1. 5.1.1 Polyurethane

      2. 5.1.2 Epoxy

      3. 5.1.3 Acrylic

      4. 5.1.4 Other Resin Types

    2. 5.2 Technology

      1. 5.2.1 Water-borne

      2. 5.2.2 Solvent-borne

      3. 5.2.3 Other Technologies (Powder, etc.)

    3. 5.3 End User

      1. 5.3.1 Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM)

      2. 5.3.2 Maintenance Repair and Operations (MRO)

    4. 5.4 Aviation Type

      1. 5.4.1 Commercial Aviation

      2. 5.4.2 Military Aviation

      3. 5.4.3 General Aviation

    5. 5.5 Geography

      1. 5.5.1 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      2. 5.5.2 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      3. 5.5.3 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. France

        3. United Kingdom

        4. Italy

        5. Spain

        6. Rest of Europe

      4. 5.5.4 Rest of the World

        1. South America

        2. Middle East & Africa


    1. 6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis**/Ranking Analysis

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 AkzoNobel NV

      2. 6.4.2 Axalta Coating Systems LLC

      3. 6.4.3 BASF SE

      4. 6.4.4 BryCoat Inc.

      5. 6.4.5 Hentzen Coatings Inc.

      6. 6.4.6 Hohman Plating & Manufacturing LLC

      7. 6.4.7 IHI Ionbond AG

      8. 6.4.8 Mankiewicz Gebr. &Co.

      9. 6.4.9 PPG Industries Inc.

      10. 6.4.10 SOCOMORE

      11. 6.4.11 The Sherwin-Williams Company

      12. 6.4.12 Zircotec Ltd

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

**Subject to Availability

You can also purchase parts of this report. Do you want to check out a section wise price list?

Frequently Asked Questions

The Aerospace Coatings Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Aerospace Coatings Market is growing at a CAGR of <4% over the next 5 years.

The Aerospace Coatings Market is valued at 631 Million USD in 2016.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2020.

Mankiewicz Gebr. & Co., The Sherwin-Williams Company, PPG Industries, Inc., AkzoNobel NV are the major companies operating in Aerospace Coatings Market.

80% of our clients seek made-to-order reports. How do you want us to tailor yours?

Please enter a valid email id!

Please enter a valid message!