Polyurethane Microspheres Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The Polyurethane Microspheres market is segmented by Application (Encapsulation, Paints and Coatings, Adhesives, Cosmetics, and Others), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and Middle-East and Africa)

Polyurethane Microspheres Market Size

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Polyurethane Microspheres Market -Market Summary
Study Period 2019 - 2029
Base Year For Estimation 2023
CAGR > 4.00 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia Pacific
Largest Market Asia Pacific
Market Concentration Medium

Major Players

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*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Polyurethane Microspheres Market Analysis

The market for Polyurethane Microspheres is expected to grow at a CAGR greater than 4% globally during the forecast period. An increase in demand from the paints and coatings industry is driving the market growth. On the flip side, higher production costs associated with the production of polyurethane microspheres are hindering the growth of the market.

  • Paints & Coatings application is forecasted to dominate the market over the forecast period.
  • Asia-Pacific region is forecasted to dominate the market across the globe with the largest consumption from countries such as China, India, and Japan.

Polyurethane Microspheres Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Polyurethane Microspheres Market according to our research experts:

Increasing demand from the Paints and Coatings Industry

  • Polyurethane microspheres are widely used in the paints and coatings industry and is expected to grow rapidly during the forecast period. 
  • The condensation polymerization technique is used for the preparation of polyurethane microspheres of uniform shape and particle size. The particle size distribution may range from 1 to 100 microns.
  • Polyurethane microspheres are used in water and solvent-based topcoat finishing and are produced in transparent to various colors as well as in various sizes. Depending on the effect that is required to achieve and based on the application, different particle sizes and colors of polyurethane microspheres are used.
  • Polyurethane microspheres provide matting efficiency, absence of polishing, scratch resistance, soft touch, no haze, and multi-color effect and provide aesthetic beauty to the surface. Polyurethane microspheres are used in coatings for wood, natural and artificial leather, plastics, vinyl floor and wall decorative coatings.
  • Aesthetics provide natural as well as beauty to modern architecture. The increase in demand for aesthetics in the paints and coatings industry drives the growth of the polyurethane microspheres market.
Polyurethane Microspheres Market Revenue Share

Asia-Pacific Region to Dominate the Market

  • Asia-Pacific region is expected to dominate the market for polyurethane microspheres during the forecast period as a result of the increase in demand from various end-user industries in countries like China, India, and Japan.
  • Polyurethane microspheres are widely used in the paints and coatings industry. The increase in demand for paints and coatings in the building and construction is expected to drive the market.
  • According to the National Development and Reform Commission, China, the Chinese government approved 26 infrastructure projects at an estimated investment of about USD 142 billion in 2019. Furthermore, the Indian government has allocated USD 63 billion for the infrastructure sector in 2019-20 and is planning to spend USD 1.4 trillion over the next five years. The development of smart cities and other schemes like 'housing for all' are expected to increase the demand for paints and coatings.
  • Polyurethane microspheres are used as encapsulants in the pharmaceutical, agricultural and automobile industry. Encapsulants help in controlled drug releases and long-term fertilizers benefit from encapsulation due to the slow release of nutrients.
  • The fertilizer consumption in India, during the period 2018-19, stood at around 27.3 million metric tons. With the increase in population and to increase productivity the use of fertilizers is expected to increase during the forecast period. The increase in consumption of fertilizers from the agricultural sector is expected to drive the market for the polyurethane microsphere encapsulants during the forecast period.
  • The aforementioned factors, coupled with government support, are contributing to the increasing demand for polyurethane microspheres market during the forecast period.
Polyurethane Microspheres Market Regional Trends

Polyurethane Microspheres Industry Overview

The global polyurethane microspheres market is partially fragmented with players accounting for a marginal share of the market. Few companies include Supercolori S.p.A., SANYO CHEMICAL, LTD., MICROCHEM, Chase Corp and HOS-Technik Vertriebs- und Produktions-GmbH.

Polyurethane Microspheres Market Leaders

  1. Supercolori S.p.A.



  4. Chase Corp

  5. HOS-Technik Vertriebs- und Produktions-GmbH

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

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Polyurethane Microspheres 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 Increasing Demand from Paints and Coatings Industry

      2. 4.1.2 Other Drivers

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 High Production Costs

      2. 4.2.2 Other Restraints

    3. 4.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Porters 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 Application

      1. 5.1.1 Encapsulation

      2. 5.1.2 Paints and Coatings

      3. 5.1.3 Adhesives

      4. 5.1.4 Cosmetics

      5. 5.1.5 Others

    2. 5.2 Geography

      1. 5.2.1 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      2. 5.2.2 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      3. 5.2.3 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. Italy

        4. France

        5. Rest of Europe

      4. 5.2.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.2.5 Middle-East and Africa

        1. Saudi Arabia

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle-East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Mergers & 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 Chase Corp

      2. 6.4.2 Covestro AG

      3. 6.4.3 HEYO ENTERPRISES CO., LTD

      4. 6.4.4 HOS-Technik Vertriebs- und Produktions-GmbH

      5. 6.4.5 Koehler Innovative Solutions

      6. 6.4.6 Kolon Industries, Inc.

      7. 6.4.7 MICROCHEM

      8. 6.4.8 SANYO CHEMICAL, LTD.

      9. 6.4.9 Supercolori S.p.A.

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Growing Developments in Bio-Based Polyurethane Microspheres

    2. 7.2 Other Opportunities

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Polyurethane Microspheres Industry Segmentation

The Polyurethane Microspheres Market report include:

Paints and Coatings
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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Polyurethane Microspheres Market Research FAQs

The Polyurethane Microspheres Market is projected to register a CAGR of greater than 4% during the forecast period (2024-2029)

Supercolori S.p.A., SANYO CHEMICAL, LTD., MICROCHEM, Chase Corp and HOS-Technik Vertriebs- und Produktions-GmbH are the major companies operating in the Polyurethane Microspheres Market.

Asia Pacific is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2024-2029).

In 2024, the Asia Pacific accounts for the largest market share in Polyurethane Microspheres Market.

The report covers the Polyurethane Microspheres Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Polyurethane Microspheres Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

Polyurethane Microspheres Industry Report

Statistics for the 2024 Polyurethane Microspheres market share, size and revenue growth rate, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. Polyurethane Microspheres analysis includes a market forecast outlook to 2029 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry analysis as a free report PDF download.

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Polyurethane Microspheres Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)