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

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), Application (Architectural, Wood, Transportation, Protective, and Other Applications), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and Middle-East & Africa). For each segment, the market sizing and forecasts have been done on the basis of revenue (USD million).

Market Snapshot

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Study Period: 2017-2027
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: Asia Pacific
CAGR: >3.5 %
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Market Overview

The paints and coatings additives market is expected to witness a CAGR of more than 3.5% during the forecast period (2022-2027).

COVID-19 had negatively impacted the market for paints and coatings additives in 2020. However, with the resumption of work in major end-user industries, the market has now been estimated to grow steadily in the coming years.

  • The major factor driving the market studied is the increased demand for architectural coatings.
  • Increasing demand for rheology modifiers in various industries is likely to act as an opportunity in the future.
  • Asia-Pacific dominated the market across the world, with the largest consumption in China and India.

Scope of the Report

Additives are a small number of raw materials added to paints or coatings for enhancement of properties. The market is segmented by Type and Application. By type, the market is segmented into Biocides, Dispersants and Wetting Agents, Defoamers and Deaerators, Rheology Modifiers, Surface Modifiers, Stabilizers, Flow and Leveling Additives, and Other Types. In terms of application, the market is segmented into Architectural, Wood, Transportation, Protective, and Other Applications. The report also covers the size and forecasts for the paints and coatings additives market in 15 countries across major regions. For each segment, the market sizing and forecasts have been done on the basis of revenue (USD million).

Dispersants and Wetting Agents
Defoamers and Deaerators
Rheology Modifiers
Surface Modifiers
Flow and Leveling Additives
Other Types
Architectural Paints and Coatings
Wood Paints and Coatings
Transportation Paints and Coatings
Protective Paints and Coatings
Others 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

Architectural Segment to Dominate the Market

  • The architectural segment includes additives used in coatings for commercial purposes, such as office buildings, warehouses, retail convenience stores, shopping malls, and residential buildings.
  • Some of the majorly used additives for architectural coatings include rheological modifiers, defoamers, dispersants, and wetting agents.
  • In general, the additives used for architectural coatings help in enhancing surface properties, stabilizing pigment, enhancing wetting, dispersing, and defoaming properties, etc.
  • The increasing demand for decorative coatings in houses for greater aesthetics is estimated to boost the demand for paint and coating additives in architectural coatings at a significant rate in the next few years.
  • China is forecasted to spend nearly USD 13 trillion in the construction industry by the end of 2030.​​ However, the Evergrande debt crisis may affect the building and construction industry in the country.
  • By 2022, India is expected to contribute about ~USD 640 billion to the construction industry, owing to government initiatives in infrastructure development and affordable housing, such as Housing to All and the smart city plan.
  • Thus, the architectural segment to dominate the market in the forecast period.
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Saudi Arabia to Dominate the Middle East & Africa Region

  • Saudi Arabia is aiming for the development of its paints and coatings sector and is on the way to becoming the center of the 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.
  • According to the Major Building Expo in Riyadh, the Saudi construction industry is poised for tremendous growth over the next five years, with 700 new projects set to be launched in the coming next months and targeted for completion by 2022.
  • Saudi Build took place amid increased construction activities, 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 residential units, the city will comprise commercial and retail centers and health and educational services. The city will also have modern transportation links, including its own private airport and seaport.
  • Such initiatives by the government are expected to rapidly boost the construction industry, further boosting the consumption of coating and, in turn, coating additives in the construction sector.
  • The aforementioned factors are expected to make Saudi Arabia the dominant one in the Middle East & African region during the forecast period.
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Competitive Landscape

The paints and coatings additives market is partially consolidated. The major companies (in no particular order) include Dow, BASF SE, Altana Group (BYK), Evonik, and Elementis PLC.

Recent Development

  • In December 2021, BASF increased prices for its additives for the paint and coatings industry globally.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Increased Demand for Architectural Coatings

    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 and 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 Application

      1. 5.2.1 Architectural Paints and Coatings

      2. 5.2.2 Wood Paints and Coatings

      3. 5.2.3 Transportation Paints and Coatings

      4. 5.2.4 Protective Paints and Coatings

      5. 5.2.5 Others Applications

    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. Italy

        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. 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(%)**/Ranking Analysis

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 AGC Inc.

      2. 6.4.2 ALTANA

      3. 6.4.3 Arkema Group

      4. 6.4.4 Ashland

      5. 6.4.5 BASF SE

      6. 6.4.6 Cabot Corporation

      7. 6.4.7 DAIKIN INDUSTRIES Ltd

      8. 6.4.8 Dow

      9. 6.4.9 Dynea AS

      10. 6.4.10 Eastman Chemical Company

      11. 6.4.11 Elementis PLC

      12. 6.4.12 Evonik Industries AG

      13. 6.4.13 K-Tech (India) Limited

      14. 6.4.14 Momentive

      15. 6.4.15 Nouryon

      16. 6.4.16 Solvay

      17. 6.4.17 The Lubrizol Corporation

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Increasing Demand for Rheology Modifiers in Various Industries

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Paints and Coatings Additives Market market is studied from 2017 - 2027.

The Paints and Coatings Additives Market is growing at a CAGR of >3.5% over the next 5 years.

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

Asia Pacific holds highest share in 2021.

Dow, ALTANA, Elementis PLC, Evonik Industries AG, BASF SE are the major companies operating in Paints and Coatings Additives Market.

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