Fire Protection Materials Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The market is segmented by Material Type (Coatings, Sealants and Fillers, Mortar, Sheets/Boards, Sprays, Putty, Preformed Devices, and Other Material Types), Application (Commercial, Industrial/Institutional, and Residential), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and Middle-East and Africa)

Market Snapshot

Fire Protection Materials-Market Summary
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
Fastest Growing Market: North America
Largest Market: Asia Pacific
CAGR: >8 %

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Market Overview

The market for fire protection materials is expected to grow at a CAGR of greater than 8% during the forecast period. The major factors driving the growth of the market studied are increasing demand for passive fire protective materials and strict government regulations. On the flip-side, technical challenges of passive fire protection products are expected to hinder the growth of the market studied.

  • Upcoming developments and investments in the construction sector is likely to provide a major growth opportunity for the market studied during the forecast period.
  • The coatings segment accounted for the largest share, holding around 23% of the total market share.

Scope of the report

The fire protection materials market report include:

Material Type
Sealants and Fillers
Gypsum Boards
Perlite Boards
Proplex Sheets
Calcium Silicate
Sodium Silicate
Potassium Silicate
Preformed Devices
Cast-in Devices
Other Material Types (Carbon Foam, etc.)
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
United Arab Emirates
Rest of Middle-East and Africa

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Key Market Trends

Soaring Demand for Coatings

  • Fire protection coatings are coating systems that are required to be applied on structural elements in building and construction, across various industries, to provide an adequate rescue and evacuation time during fire accidents. 
  • Stringent fire safety norms and regulations by governments, as well as insurance companies, and rapid urbanization have resulted in an increase in the use of fire protection coatings in building and construction projects.
  • Mostly, fireproofing coatings are two-layer coatings consisting of the active layer, which acts like a shield when exposed to the rise in temperature, and a top coat that not only protects the first layer from water spill and scratches, but also provides an attractive matte finish to the wooden surface.
  • Basically, there are two types of fire protection coatings: cementitious and intumescent coatings or passive fire protection coatings. 
  • Two key aspects of fire performance are fire-resistance and reaction-to-fire. Fire-resistance refers to the ability of a material or system to withstand exposure to high temperatures based on thermal insulation and mechanical integrity evaluations.
  • Silicone-based flame retardant coatings are convenient and effective to decrease the flammability of the substrate materials. 
  • All the aforementioned factors may help the market studied to flourish during the forecast period.
Fire Protection Materials Market - Application Share

North America to Witness Fastest Growth

  • North America holds a share of more than 20% and is expected to witness a fastest rate during the forecast period.
  • The US construction industry is one of largest industries worldwide. The construction industry has been witnessing a steady growth in the recent growth. The industry is projected to continue to register a growth rate of 4.5% through 2020.
  • With the growing trend of multi-family building and rise in migration to cities, the US Census Bureau has been providing more permits for the construction of new residential buildings. These construction activities are expected to augment the demand for fire protection materials in the country during the forecast period.
  • The oil and gas drilling and production activities in the United States increased after the drastic fall in 2016. This can be attributed to factors, including the rising crude oil prices, the increase in the exploration of shale resources, and increasing natural gas exports by the country. In 2019, Exxon Mobil Corporation started construction in its Beaumont refinery. The expansion is expected to the make the facility the largest in the United States.
  • These aforementioned factors are anticipated to drive the demand for fire protection materials during the forecast period.
Fire Protection Materials Market Regional Trends

Competitive Landscape

Despite the availability of a decent mix of small, medium, and large enterprises in the global market, the global fire protection materials market is partially consolidated at the top. For instance, in tier one, 3M, BASF, Sika, AkzoNobel, and WR Grace, among other players, have brand recognition, geographical presence, and supply chain foothold. These factors give an added benefit to these companies to generate more traction for their products.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Report




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Increasing Demand for Passive Fire Protectant Materials

      2. 4.1.2 Strict Government Regulations

    2. 4.2 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 Patent Analysis


    1. 5.1 Material Type

      1. 5.1.1 Coatings

      2. 5.1.2 Sealants and Fillers

      3. 5.1.3 Mortar

      4. 5.1.4 Sheets/Boards

        1. Gypsum Boards

        2. Perlite Boards

        3. Proplex Sheets

        4. Calcium Silicate

        5. Sodium Silicate

        6. Potassium Silicate

      5. 5.1.5 Sprays

      6. 5.1.6 Putty

      7. 5.1.7 Preformed Devices

        1. Pillow

        2. Wrap-strips

        3. Collars

        4. PU-brick

        5. Cast-in Devices

      8. 5.1.8 Other Material Types (Carbon Foam, etc.)

    2. 5.2 Application

      1. 5.2.1 Commercial

      2. 5.2.2 Industrial/Institutional

      3. 5.2.3 Residential

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      2. 5.3.2 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      3. 5.3.3 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. Netherlands

        4. France

        5. Rest of Europe

      4. 5.3.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle-East and Africa

        1. Saudi Arabia

        2. United Arab Emirates

        3. Rest of Middle-East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Vendor Tier Analysis

    2. 6.2 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 3M

      2. 6.3.2 AkzoNobel NV

      3. 6.3.3 BASF SE

      4. 6.3.4 Contego International Inc.

      5. 6.3.5 ETEX SA

      6. 6.3.6 Fire Protection Coatings Limited

      7. 6.3.7 Hempel A/S

      8. 6.3.8 Isolatek International

      9. 6.3.9 Morgan Advanced Materials

      10. 6.3.10 PPG Industries Inc.

      11. 6.3.11 RectorSeal Corporation

      12. 6.3.12 Rolf Kunh GmbH

      13. 6.3.13 Sika AG

      14. 6.3.14 Tenmat Ltd

      15. 6.3.15 The Hilti Group

      16. 6.3.16 The Sherwin-Williams Company

      17. 6.3.17 Tremco Incorporated

      18. 6.3.18 USG Corporation

      19. 6.3.19 W.R. Grace & Co.

    4. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Upcoming Developments and Investments in the Construction Sector

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Fire Protection Materials Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Fire Protection Materials Market is growing at a CAGR of >8% over the next 5 years.

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

Asia Pacific holds highest share in 2020.

3M, Akzo Nobel N.V., BASF SE, Hempel A/S are the major companies operating in Fire Protection Materials Market.

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