Frost & Sullivan: Resin Suppliers and Coating Formulators Partner to Overcome Performance and Environmental Challenges Developing patented technologies for harsh environments will be key in determining future market success in North America and Europe
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Coating formulators are reducing solvent content to comply with more stringent environmental regulations on volatile organic compound emissions, constraining the performance of new protective and marine coatings. Leading participants believe novel coating solutions are required to overcome these challenges as scientists are beginning to encounter limitations with modifying the existing set of raw materials.
Frost & Sullivan's Chemicals, Materials & Food practice (www.chemicals.frost.com) finds that the protective and marine coatings market earned revenue of $2.03 billion in North America and $2.40 billion in Europe in 2013, and estimates this to reach $2.40 billion and $2.72 billion in 2017, respectively. Additionally, the resins for protective and marine coatings market earned $684 million in North America and $756 million in Europe in 2013, and this revenue is expected to respectfully reach $781.5 million and $826.5 million during the same forecast period.
View the video on Frost & Sullivan's Strategic Analysis of the Protective and Marine Coatings Market and the Resins Market and gain access to the online community- http://bit.ly/12VzkOB.
If you are interested in more information on this research, please send an email to Jeannette Garcia, Corporate Communications, at email@example.com, with your full name, company name, title, telephone number, company email address, company website, city, state and country.
Although growth in oil and gas is expected to have a positive feedback effect on the rest of the economy, the general economic downturn continues to produce a lag in the growth of coating maintenance and repair projects relative to gross domestic product (GDP) growth. Public debt in both regions also creates uncertainty for growth in all protective and marine coatings applications, given that governments have made investments in a number of different markets, including oil and gas, water treatment, power generation, and infrastructure.
Although technology has not made significant jumps, industry participants still maintain moderate growth expectations, which can roughly coincide with regional GDP growth. Both regions will experience a shift in the distribution of coatings across key applications, such as water treatment and power generation, because of the considerable expected growth of the oil and gas industry over the next few years.
"Overall, Europe is expected to experience lower growth than North America because of continued political and economic distress, lower infrastructure investment, and the impact of regulations such as the registration, authorization, and restriction of chemicals (REACH), which has completely changed the way US companies export into the European market," said Frost & Sullivan Industry Analyst Roland Heinze. "Revenue growth in both markets has been relatively stable over the last three years, with prices rising to compensate for higher raw material costs and unit shipments decreasing because of a reduction in the amount of coating projects."
Opportunities for innovation exist in crude overheads, offshore facilities, oilfields, and other extreme-temperature applications. Asset owners in these segments are more likely to try out new solutions as they are dealing with cutting-edge problems in the most aggressive environments for corrosion.
In fact, by offering high-quality products with greater return on investment for demanding applications, coatings formulators can not only increase their own margins but also those of companies further down the value chain. This will inevitably lead to greater demand for a company's products and services. To strengthen their value propositions, formulators often partner with universities and associations to conduct joint R&D projects and look to third parties for validation of product quality.
"Because hybrid coatings have considerable promise and are becoming a major area of interest for researchers, formulators prefer to work with multiple raw material suppliers to develop a wide range of coating systems," said Heinze. "However, it is important to note that asset owners in the marine, natural gas, and infrastructure markets suggest that they are more risk averse and less willing to experiment with new solutions. They are satisfied with their traditional coating selections and require companies with new products to provide strong value propositions that are backed by data and statistical evidence before attempting to use them in the field."
Strategic Analysis of the Protective and Marine Coatings Market and the Resins Market is part of the Chemicals, Materials & Food Growth Partnership Services program, which provides global Mega Trends, information on emerging markets and the latest technology innovations, market, economic, customer, competitive, and best practices research. This CEO 360 degree perspective will enable your company to effectively plan your strategies for growth. All research services included in subscriptions provide detailed market opportunities and industry trends that have been evaluated following extensive interviews with market participants.
About Frost & Sullivan
Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today's market participants.
Our "Growth Partnership" supports clients by addressing these opportunities and incorporating two key elements driving visionary innovation: The Integrated Value Proposition and The Partnership Infrastructure.
- The Integrated Value Proposition provides support to our clients throughout all phases of their journey to visionary innovation including: research, analysis, strategy, vision, innovation and implementation.
- The Partnership Infrastructure is entirely unique as it constructs the foundation upon which visionary innovation becomes possible. This includes our 360 degree research, comprehensive industry coverage, career best practices as well as our global footprint of more than 40 offices.
For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community. Is your organization prepared for the next profound wave of industry convergence, disruptive technologies, increasing competitive intensity, Mega Trends, breakthrough best practices, changing customer dynamics and emerging economies?
Strategic Analysis of the Protective and Marine Coatings Market and the Resins Market
Corporate Communications – North America
Join our Forum on LinkedIn: Future of Chemicals
SOURCE Frost & Sullivan