Electrocoating (E-Coat) Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The market is segmented by Type (Cathodic and Anodic), Technology (Epoxy Coating Technology and Acrylic Coating Technology), Application (Passenger Cars, Commercial Vehicles, Automotive Parts and Accessories, Heavy-duty Equipment, Appliances, and Other Applications), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and Middle-East and Africa)

Market Snapshot

Electrocoating (E-Coat) Market - Market Summary
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
Fastest Growing Market: South America
Largest Market: Asia Pacific
CAGR: <5 %

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Market Overview

The market for electrocoating (E-Coat) is expected to witness a CAGR of around 5% over the forecast period. The major factors driving the growth of the market studied are the growing demand for e-coat in the automotive industry and the growing environmental regulations in developing countries. On the flip side, high initial capital investment and performance restraints related to e-coat are likely to hinder the growth of the studied market.

  • Technological advancement, growing agricultural equipment industry, and evolving applications in the marine and mid-stream sectors are likely to provide opportunities for the studied market, during the forecast period.
  • Asia-Pacific dominated the global market, which was fueled by high demand from the agricultural sector adapting to modern equipment.

Scope of the Report

The global electrocoating (E-Coat) market report includes:

Epoxy Coating Technology
Acrylic Coating Technology
Passenger Cars
Commercial Vehicles
Automotive Parts and Accessories
Heavy Duty Equipment
Other Applications
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South America
Rest of South America
Middle-East and Africa
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle-East and Africa

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Key Market Trends

Cathodic Segment to Witness Strong Growth

  • Cathodic type e-coat offers high chemical and corrosion resistance and is mostly used in the automotive and appliance industries. These types of coatings are generally preferred for the complex ware packages or parts with cavities or hidden portions that require coating.
  • Their availability in a wide range of colors and gloss makes them an ideal choice for exterior one-coat final finishes.
  • Cathodic epoxy is the traditional type of electrocoating used to provide corrosion resistance. Cathodic epoxy e-coating is extensively used in the automotive industry as it provides resistance to humidity and cyclic corrosion. Most of the automakers employ this e-coating for under the hood applications and as a prime coat.
  • Similarly, cathodic acrylic e-coat is used in applications where, both, UV durability and corrosion protection on ferrous substrates (steel) are required. Cathodic acrylic electrocoating materials lend themselves to topcoat applications owing to their very good resistance to the ultraviolet rays from sunlight.
  • Acrylic cathodic coat type is used as a one-coat finish for agricultural implements, garden equipment, appliances, and exterior HVAC, as only one coat of acrylic cathodic e-coat is enough for providing protection against UV rays and corrosion.
  • All the aforementioned factors, in turn, are expected to increase the demand for the market, during the forecast period.
Electrocoating (E-Coat) Market Volume Share

Asia-Pacific Region to Dominate the Market

  • Asia-Pacific region dominated the global market share. Some of the major factors driving the demand for the e-coating market in the Asia-Pacific region are increasing automotive production, growing adoption of modern agricultural equipment by the farmers, and growing industrial sector. 
  • China continues to be the world’s largest automotive producer. The performance of the automotive industry was affected by the economic shifts and China's trade war with the United States.
  • However, China is majorly focusing on increasing the production and sale of electric vehicles in the country. To achieve this, the country has planned to increase the production of electric vehicles (EVs) to 2 million a year by 2020, and 7 million a year by 2025. The target, if achieved, will increase the share of electric vehicles to 20% of the total new car production for China by 2025, which is likely to increase the demand for e-coat in the coming years.
  • India has been witnessing huge investments in the automotive industry, which are further expected to increase production in the country. For instance, in 2018, Hyundai planned an investment of USD 1 billion in India by 2020. SAIC Motor has also announced its decision to invest USD 500 million in India by 2020. 
  • Hence, all such favorable trends and investments are expected to drive the demand for e-coat over the forecast period.
Electrocoating (E-Coat) Market Regional Trends

Competitive Landscape

The electrocoating (E-Coat) market is consolidated, where few players account for a significant portion of the market demand. Some of the major players in the market include BASF SE, Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, PPG Industries Inc., Dymax Corporation, and Axalta Coating Systems LLC, amongst others.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Growing Environmental Regulations in Developing Countries

      2. 4.1.2 Other Drivers

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 High Initial Capital Investment

      2. 4.2.2 Performance 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


    1. 5.1 Type

      1. 5.1.1 Cathodic

      2. 5.1.2 Anodic

    2. 5.2 Technology

      1. 5.2.1 Epoxy Coating Technology

      2. 5.2.2 Acrylic Coating Technology

    3. 5.3 Application

      1. 5.3.1 Passenger Cars

      2. 5.3.2 Commercial Vehicles

      3. 5.3.3 Automotive Parts and Accessories

      4. 5.3.4 Heavy Duty Equipment

      5. 5.3.5 Appliances

      6. 5.3.6 Other Applications

    4. 5.4 Geography

      1. 5.4.1 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      2. 5.4.2 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      3. 5.4.3 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. Italy

        4. France

        5. Rest of Europe

      4. 5.4.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.4.5 Middle-East and Africa

        1. Saudi Arabia

        2. South Africa

        3. 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 Axalta Coating Systems

      2. 6.4.2 B.L DOWNEY Company LLC

      3. 6.4.3 BASF SE

      4. 6.4.4 Burkard Industries

      5. 6.4.5 Dymax Corporation

      6. 6.4.6 Electro coatings Inc.

      7. 6.4.7 Greenkote

      8. 6.4.8 H.E. Orr Company

      9. 6.4.9 Hawking Electrotechnology Limited

      10. 6.4.10 Henkel AG & Co. KGaA

      11. 6.4.11 Lippert components Inc.

      12. 6.4.12 PPG Industries Inc.

      13. 6.4.13 The Sherwin-Williams Company

      14. 6.4.14 Valmont Industries Inc.

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Active Technological Advancements by Key Players

    2. 7.2 Growing Agricultural Equipment Industry

    3. 7.3 Evolving Prospects from Marine and Mid-Stream Sector

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Electrocoating (E-coat) Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Electrocoating (E-coat) Market is growing at a CAGR of <5% over the next 5 years.

South America is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

Asia Pacific holds highest share in 2020.

BASF SE, Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, PPG Industries Inc., Dymax Corporation, Axalta Coating Systems LLC are the major companies operating in Electrocoating (E-coat) Market.

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