Anti-microbial Coatings Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The market is segmented by Material (Silver, Copper, Polymeric, Organic, and Other Materials), and Application (Building and Construction, Food Processing, HVAC, Home Appliances, Healthcare, Marine, and Other Applications), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and Middle-East and Africa)

Market Snapshot

Study Period:

2016 - 2026

Base Year:


Fastest Growing Market:

Asia Pacific

Largest Market:

North America


5 %

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Market Overview

The market for anti-microbial coatings is expected to register a CAGR of around 5%, during the forecast period. Major factors driving the market studied are the growing demand for germ resistant durable goods and growing application in medical equipment manufacturing. On the flip side, lack of technological awareness in developing and under-developed nations, and volatility in raw material prices are expected to hinder the growth of the studied market.

  • Silver coatings dominated the global market and are expected to grow during the forecast period, owing to the growing application of anti-microbial coatings, especially in the medical industry.
  • In addition, increasing R&D activities, and development of multi-functional coatings are likely to provide opportunities for the studied market during the forecast period.
  • North America dominated the market across the world, with the largest consumption from the countries, such as the United States, and Canada.

Scope of the Report

The anti-microbial coatings market report includes:

Other Materials (includes Zinc-Oxide, Zirconium, Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Omadine)
Building and Construction
Food Processing
HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning)
Home Appliances
Other Applications
South Korea
ASEAN Countries
Rest of Asia-Pacific
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
North America
United States
South America
Rest of South America
Middle-East and Africa
South Africa
Saudi Arabia
United Arab Emirates
Rest of Middle-East and Africa

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Key Market Trends

Healthcare Segment to Dominate the Market

  • Healthcare is one of the major industries with maximum usage of anti-microbial smart coatings. These coatings are used majorly on surgical devices as they help in inhibiting the spread of germs and bacteria among patients, doctors, and caretakers. AMCs contain active ingredients that inhibit microorganisms’ ability to grow on a surface. This helps to form a toxic or non-toxic barrier for detrimental microorganisms.
  • Anti-microbial coatings are being customized to form a toxic or non-toxic barrier for detrimental microorganisms. This increases the widespread adoption of antimicrobial agents in medical applications. Moreover, the triggering mechanism in anti-microbial coatings, to turn on specific functionality, can be exploited to develop efficient drug-delivery systems.
  • In the healthcare industry, anti-microbial coatings are also used for surgical masks, gloves, bandages, wound dressing, and hospital textiles (woven, as well as non-woven) among others. Among the previously mentioned applications, medical textiles have a maximum usage of anti-microbial coatings.
  • The regions, such as North America and Europe, hold the largest market demand for anti-microbial coatings for healthcare applications, as these regions incur huge R&D investments and make continuous efforts for developing advanced medical devices and equipment.
  • United States has the largest share in the global healthcare market and rapid growth of the medical industry in the nation is expected to augment the demand for anti-microbial coatings.

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North America Region to Dominate the Market

  • The North American region dominated the global market share. Continuous innovation in the healthcare industry and increasing production of processed food have been majorly driving the growth of the studied market in the region.
  • United States stands to be the largest medical device market in the world, with the strongest and most advanced R&D medical facilities boosting the growth of the market.
  • The preference for anti-microbial coated medical equipment in the United States is increasing due to the various initiatives taken by the government as well as the hospitals in the country to prevent nosocomial infections.
  • The demand for medical devices & products has been increasing in the country due to the rising old population as well as an increase in the number of patients with chronic diseases such as cardiovascular & diabetes. With this, the hospitals must take excessive care related to hygiene, and infection control measures, which is further increasing the demand and application of anti-microbial coatings in the healthcare industry.
  • There is also an increase in the application of anti-microbial coatings in public and high-traffic areas, to inhibit the spread of pathogens that can cause diseases, which is further adding to the demand for anti-microbial coatings in the country.

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Competitive Landscape

The anti-microbial coatings market is a fragmented market, with numerous players holding a small share of market demand. Some of these major players include Akzo Nobel N.V., BASF SE, The Sherwin-Williams Company, PPG Industries, Inc., Lonza, and Royal DSM, among others. 

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Table Of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Augmented Use of Anti-microbial Coating in Medical Equipment Manufacturing

      2. 4.1.2 Increasing Demand for Germ Resistant Durable Goods

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Lack of Technological Awareness in Developing and Under-developed Nations

      2. 4.2.2 Other Restraints

    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 Consumers

      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

    5. 4.5 Raw Material Analysis


    1. 5.1 Material

      1. 5.1.1 Silver

      2. 5.1.2 Copper

      3. 5.1.3 Polymeric

      4. 5.1.4 Organic

      5. 5.1.5 Other Materials (includes Zinc-Oxide, Zirconium, Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Omadine)

    2. 5.2 Application

      1. 5.2.1 Building and Construction

      2. 5.2.2 Food Processing

      3. 5.2.3 HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning)

      4. 5.2.4 Home Appliances

      5. 5.2.5 Healthcare

      6. 5.2.6 Marine

      7. 5.2.7 Other Applications

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. ASEAN Countries

        6. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Italy

        5. Russia

        6. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      4. 5.3.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle-East and Africa

        1. South Africa

        2. Saudi Arabia

        3. United Arab Emirates

        4. Rest of Middle-East and Africa


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

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis**

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 AK Steel Corporation

      2. 6.4.2 Akzo Nobel N.V.

      3. 6.4.3 AST Products, Inc.

      4. 6.4.4 BASF SE

      5. 6.4.5 Biointeractions Ltd.

      6. 6.4.6 Covalon Technologies Ltd.

      7. 6.4.7 Dow

      8. 6.4.8 Hydromer

      9. 6.4.9 Lonza

      10. 6.4.10 Mankiewicz Gebr. & Co.

      11. 6.4.11 PPG Industries, Inc.

      12. 6.4.12 Royal DSM

      13. 6.4.13 RPM International Inc.

      14. 6.4.14 Sciessent LLC

      15. 6.4.15 The Sherwin-Williams Company

      16. 6.4.16 Sono-Tek Corporation

      17. 6.4.17 Specialty Coating Systems Inc.

      18. 6.4.18 Troy Corporation

  7. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Increasing R&D activities

    2. 7.2 Development of Multi-functional Coatings

** Subject to Availability

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