April 14, 2024

Automotive Refinish Segment (Ars) Is The Largest Segment Driving The Growth Of E-Coat Market

The global E-Coat Market is estimated to be valued at US$ 3.90 Bn in 2023 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 5.5% over the forecast period 2023 to 2030, as highlighted in a new report published by Coherent Market Insights.

Market Overview:
E-coat, also known as electrocoat or electro deposition coating, is a process of applying a protective, decorative and functional coating on metal substrates using electrical current. E-coat has excellent corrosion resistance, adhesion and weatherability properties. It is widely used for automotive parts, appliances, heavy-duty equipment, drums, pipes and other metal products requiring corrosion protection and finish coats.

Market key trends:
One of the key trends in the E-coat market is the development of environment-friendly and low-VOC coatings. Stringent environmental regulations regarding VOC emissions have spurred research towards developing sustainable E-coat technologies. Major players are focusing on reducing solvent content and switching to waterborne formulas that are durable as well as eco-friendly. This helps companies comply with government norms and also respond to consumer demand for green products.

Market key trends:
One of the major trends gained traction in the e-coat market is the increasing demand for eco-friendly coating solutions. Manufacturers are focusing on developing waterborne and powder-based e-coating technologies to reduce VOC emissions. Waterborne e-coats emit lower VOCs and produce a uniform finish. They also help in decreasing hazardous air pollutants and comply with stringent environmental regulations. Powder e-coats generate negligible VOCs and are 100% recyclable. They provide superior corrosion resistance, hardness, and gloss retention as compared to liquid-based variants.

SWOT Analysis
Strengths:
– Eco-friendly in nature with zero VOC emissions.
– Providing superior corrosion resistance, hardness and protective properties.

Weaknesses:
– High initial set up and equipment costs.
– Limited to relatively low film builds.

Opportunities:
– Growing automotive industry in emerging nations offers lucrative opportunities.
– Increasing demand for green and sustainable coating technologies.

Threats:
– Availability of substitutes like powder coatings and solvent-based paints.
– Stringent environmental regulations regarding VOC emissions.

Key Takeaways

The global e-coat market is expected to witness high growth, exhibiting CAGR of 5.5% over the forecast period, due to increasing demand from the automotive industry. E-coats provide improved corrosion protection and are increasingly being used for auto parts coating.

Regionally, Asia Pacific dominated the global e-coat market in 2023 and is expected to exhibit the fastest growth during the forecast period. China, India, and other developing nations are witnessing rapid industrialization and growth of the automotive sector which is driving the regional market.

Key players operating in the e-coat market are PPG Industries, Inc., Akzo Nobel N.V, NIPSEA Group, BASF SE, Axalta Coating Systems, Chugoku Marine Paints Ltd, The Valspar Corporation, and The Sherwin-Williams Company.