Middle-East Paints and Coatings Additives Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The market is segmented by Type (Biocides, Dispersants and Wetting Agents, Defoamers and Deaerators, Rheology Modifiers, Surface Modifiers, Stabilizers, Flow and Leveling Additives, and Other Types), End-user (Architectural, Wood, Transportation, Protective, and Other End-users), and Geography (Saudi Arabia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, and Rest of Middle-East)

Middle-East Paints & Coatings Additives Market Size

MIddle-East Paints and Coatings Market - Market Summary
Study Period: 2018 - 2028
CAGR: > 5 %

Major Players


*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Middle-East Paints & Coatings Additives Market Analysis

The Middle-East paints and coatings additives market was expected to witness a healthy growth, by revenue, at an estimated CAGR of greater than 5% over the forecast period. One of the major factors driving the growth of the market is the increased focus on tourism and construction in the Middle-Eastern region.

  • Saudi Arabia dominated the market studied with a share of more than 45% of the total Middle-East Market.
  • By type, rheology modifiers had the largest share and occupied almost 25% of the market, and is also the likely to expand at a fastest rate.
  • The architectural segment accounted for the largest market share of more than 65%

Middle-East Paints & Coatings Additives Industry Segmentation

The Middle-East paint and coatings additives market report includes:

Dispersants & Wetting Agents
Defoamers and Deaerators
Rheology modifiers
Surface Modifiers
Flow and Leveling Additives
Other Types
Other End-users
Saudi Arabia
United Arab Emirates
Rest of Middle-East

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Middle-East Paints & Coatings Additives Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Middle-East Paints & Coatings Additives Market according to our research experts:

Rheology Modifiers - A Huge Growth Potential

  • Rheology modifiers are the largest type of additives by function, owing to many reasons, especially the ability to adjust the flow behavior of paints and coatings.
  • They help in the reduction of spattering and dripping of paints while applying, and help in smooth and uniform applications, thus increasing the hiding power and shelf life of the paint.
  • Additionally, during transportation and storage of paints and coatings, rheology modifiers help in preventing sedimentation of pigments.
  • Rheology modifiers can be further classified into organic and inorganic rheology modifiers. These modifiers also act as thickeners.
  • Inorganic modifiers help improve anti-settling, anti-spattering, and anti-sag properties of the coating. Organic modifiers help in stabilization against settling and low sagging.
  • Thickeners are the commonly used rheology modifiers for water-borne coatings, and comprise of hydroxyethyl cellulose, hydroxypropyl cellulose, etc. Similarly, the commonly used rheology modifiers for solvent-borne coatings include organoclays, organic thixotropes, fumed silica, and over-based calcium sulfonate.
  • Rheology modifiers are used primarily in architectural, industrial, automotive, and protective coatings.
  • The commonly used rheology modifier types include WB synthetics, cellulosics, organoclays, fumed silicas, SB synthetics, and other inorganic types.
  • Some of the manufacturers of rheology modifiers include Ashland, Cabot Corporation, Solvay, Elementis PLC, etc.
Middle-East Paints and Coatings Additives Market Revenue Share

Saudi Arabia to Dominate the Market

  • Saudi Arabia is aiming for the development of its paints and coatings sector, and is on the way to become the center for paints and coatings supply chain in the Middle-Eastern region, leveraging its easy access to key feedstock, production of basic molecules, and access to the regional market.
  • Saudi Arabia has a persistent expedition in making some of the tallest, largest, and biggest structures. The paints and coatings industry in the country is expected to register steady growth in the coming years, as the construction industry is poised to witness sturdy growth in the forthcoming years, in turn, augmenting the demand for coating additives.
  • The building activities in Saudi Arabia took place amid increased construction, especially in the industrial and commercial sectors in the local market, in keeping with the goals of the National Transformation Program 2020 and Saudi Vision 2030.
  • In 2019, a new project worth USD 22 billion has been launched in Riyadh, by the King of the Saudi Arabia. The project focuses on the enhancement of infrastructure, amenities, and education in the region. The project includes 15 housing projects, Islamic museum, sports cities, seven medical cities and 16 educational projects.
  • Additionally, the increasing foreign investments in various end-user industries, such as education, healthcare, hospitality, etc., are driving the growth of the market studied in the region.
Middle-East Paints and Coatings Additives Country Share

Middle-East Paints & Coatings Additives Industry Overview

The Middle-Eastern coating additives market is partially concentrated, with the top five players accounting for around 40% of the market share. The region is primarily dominated by global players, and the local manufacturers are relatively low, when compared to global players. Major players in the market include Dow, Solvay, Altana Group (BYK), Ashland, and Elementis, among others.

Middle-East Paints & Coatings Additives Market Leaders

  1. Solvay

  2. Altana Group (BYK)

  3. Ashland

  4. DOW

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


Middle-East Paints & Coatings Additives Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Increased Focus on Tourism and Construction in the Middle Eastern Region

      2. 4.1.2 Other Drivers

    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


    1. 5.1 Type

      1. 5.1.1 Biocides

      2. 5.1.2 Dispersants & Wetting Agents

      3. 5.1.3 Defoamers and Deaerators

      4. 5.1.4 Rheology modifiers

      5. 5.1.5 Surface Modifiers

      6. 5.1.6 Stabilizers

      7. 5.1.7 Flow and Leveling Additives

      8. 5.1.8 Other Types

    2. 5.2 End-user

      1. 5.2.1 Architectural

      2. 5.2.2 Wood

      3. 5.2.3 Transportation

      4. 5.2.4 Protective

      5. 5.2.5 Other End-users

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 Saudi Arabia

      2. 5.3.2 Qatar

      3. 5.3.3 United Arab Emirates

      4. 5.3.4 Rest of Middle-East


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

    2. 6.2 Market Ranking Analysis

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 ALTANA

      2. 6.4.2 Arkema Group

      3. 6.4.3 Ashland

      4. 6.4.4 BASF SE

      5. 6.4.5 Cabot Corporation

      6. 6.4.6 Daikin Industries Ltd

      7. 6.4.7 Dow

      8. 6.4.8 Elementis PLC

      9. 6.4.9 Evonik Industries AG

      10. 6.4.10 Nouryon

      11. 6.4.11 Solvay

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Plans for New Luxury Real Estate Projects in Qatar

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Middle-East Paints & Coatings Additives Market Research FAQs

The Middle-East Paints and Coatings Additives Market is studied from 2018 - 2028.

The Middle-East Paints and Coatings Additives Market is growing at a CAGR of >5% over the next 5 years.

Solvay, Altana Group (BYK), Ashland, DOW are the major companies operating in Middle-East Paints and Coatings Additives Market.

Middle-East Paints and Coatings Additives Industry Report

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