Authored By: Sarah
15 Jul 2024

 Automotive Paints and Coatings Market Size to grow by USD 4.02 billion between 2024-2028

According to a research report “ Automotive Paints and Coatings Market” by Application (Passenger cars, Commercial vehicles, Heavy commercial vehicles) Product (Solvent-based products, Water-based products, Other technology-based products) Geography (APAC, Europe, North America, South America, Middle East and Africa)- Global Forecast to 2028 published by Technavio, the market size is estimated to grow by USD 4.02 billion, at a CAGR of over 3.88% during the forecast period. In the automotive industry, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) are prioritizing cost-saving measures, including the procurement of affordable coatings and enhancing manufacturing efficiency. Coating manufacturers are responding by offering innovative color schemes for luxury vehicle segments, granting OEMs the ability to increase car prices. The coatings market presents various product lines, such as electrocoats, basecoats, primers, and clear coats, as well as advanced technologies, including UV-curable and nanotechnology-based paints and coatings. Notably, PPG Industries Inc offers lead-free, low Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), and low Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs) cathodic epoxy-based coatings. Modern automotive vehicles employ high-tech polymer-based coatings, applied using air guns and high-volume, low-pressure guns.

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By Application, the Passenger cars segment is projected to dominate the market size in 2024

In the automotive industry, solvent-based coatings are valued for their robust adhesion properties, enabling them to form a strong bond with diverse substrates, including metals, plastics, and composite materials. This feature ensures a durable and long-lasting finish, even under harsh environmental conditions. Solvent-based coatings exhibit superior resistance to chemicals, solvents, fuels, and abrasion, making them ideal for applications where durability and protection are paramount, such as automotive exteriors and underbody components. These coatings provide a tenacious and resilient shield against environmental factors and road debris. Additionally, they boast a longer shelf life compared to water-based paints due to their resistance to microbial contamination and degradation over time.

By Product, Solvent-based products  segment is expected to hold the largest market size for the year 2024

In the automotive industry, paints and coatings play a pivotal role in enhancing the visual appeal and value of passenger cars. Manufacturers provide an extensive array of color options, including solid, metallic, pearl, and custom finishes, enabling consumers to personalize their vehicles. Brands often differentiate themselves through distinctive paint colors and designs. Furthermore, specialized coatings, such as clearcoats and protective film, are applied to safeguard the exterior against minor damages, preserving the vehicle's appearance and resale value. These advanced coatings provide an extra layer of protection against scratches, stone chips, and road debris.

APAC is forecasted to hold the largest market size by region in 2024

The automotive industry's robust expansion in key Asian markets, including China, India, Japan, and South Korea, driven by factors such as rising disposable incomes, urbanization, and infrastructure development, has significantly boosted the demand for automotive paints and coatings. With China and India emerging as major manufacturing hubs for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), both domestic and international companies are investing heavily in these markets. The increasing production of passenger cars, commercial vehicles, and two-wheelers in the region has resulted in a corresponding surge in the consumption of paints and coatings for vehicle assembly and finishing. Furthermore, the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) is gaining momentum in the APAC region as governments and consumers prioritize sustainability and reduce reliance on fossil fuels, presenting new opportunities for automotive paints and coatings manufacturers.

The Automotive Paints and Coatings Market growth and forecasting report also includes detailed analyses of the competitive landscape of the market growth and forecasting and information about 20 market companies, including:

  • 3M Co.
  • Akzo Nobel NV
  • Arkema Group
  • Axalta Coating Systems Ltd.
  • Clariant International Ltd.
  • Colors Co. for Paints
  • Covestro AG
  • Diamond Vogel
  • Durr AG
  • Jotun AS
  • Kansai Paint Co. Ltd.
  • KCC Co. Ltd.
  • Nippon Paint Holdings Co. Ltd.
  • PPG Industries Inc.
  • RPM International Inc.
  • Sika AG
  • The Sherwin Williams Co.
  • WEG Equipamentos Eletricos S.A.
  • Henkel AG and Co. KGaA

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Research Analysis Overview

The automotive paints and coatings market is experiencing significant growth due to the increasing demand for vehicles, particularly in the light commercial vehicle segment. However, the industry faces challenges from external factors such as dust, acid rains, and changing temperatures. Automotive Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and refinish industries are responding to these challenges by developing advanced coatings that offer superior color retention, UV protection, and resistance to environmental conditions. Auto manufacturers are focusing on VOC regulations to reduce emissions during automotive production. Coating types such as Automotive clearcoats and waterborne paints are gaining popularity due to their low VOC emissions. Technology advancements in the form of Chemetall's Surface Treatment Solutions are enabling better adhesion and corrosion protection. Autonomous technologies and the rise of Electric Vehicles (EVs) are also influencing the market. Powder coating is gaining popularity for its eco-friendliness and suitability for EVs. The market is expected to continue growing, driven by the increasing demand for passenger cars and the need for coatings that offer superior protection against air pollution and UV radiation.

Market Research Overview

The Automotive Paints and Coatings Market is experiencing significant growth due to the rising automotive production and demand for sustainable refinish services. Companies like Eastman Chemical are providing training and digital color-matching solutions to meet the increasing demand for high-quality, longer-lasting coatings. The market is witnessing a shift towards water-borne coatings, which offer improved performance, aesthetics, and reduced environmental impact. Coatings types include resin coatings such as polyester-based and acrylic-based, epoxy resin systems, and polyurethane resin systems. Automotive OEMs, including auto manufacturers like Chemetell, are adopting advanced technologies like electrocoats and automotive clearcoats for their luxury and advanced vehicles. The refinish industries are also embracing sustainable practices, with waterborne paint becoming increasingly popular due to its lower VOC emissions and reduced impact on the environment. Companies like Berger Paints, Sherwin-Williams, AkzoNobel, and Axalta are leading the way in this area. However, the market faces challenges such as road accidents, air pollution, and VOC regulations. Innovations like powder coating and the growing popularity of electric vehicles (EVs) are expected to shape the future of the automotive paints and coatings market. The exterior appearance of vehicles remains a priority, with consumers seeking high-gloss finishes and improved color retention, as well as UV protection. The market is expected to continue growing, driven by the increasing production of passenger cars and light commercial vehicles.


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