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Overview of the global coating and ink additives market

overview of the global coating and ink additives market

April 2, 2019

additives are the key components in the successful formulation of coatings and inks today. Many additives are used in coatings and inks; This paper focuses on five main types, including rheological modifiers, dispersants, foam control agents, slip/wear agents and wetting agents. The consumption of these five additives in 2017 was 1.15 million tons, worth 4.38 billion euros for Chinese coatings. They account for 70% of the total use of additives in paints and inks and 60% of the total sales. Other types of additives include fungicides, dry materials, flame retardants, light stabilizers, plasticizers, etc

coating and ink industry

in 2017, the global consumption of coating was 43million tons, worth 115.26 billion euros, while the demand for ink was close to 4million tons, worth 15.37 billion dollars. The annual growth rate of coatings is 4%, while the annual growth rate of ink production is expected to be 2%. Water based coatings account for 55% of the output of coatings, of which 85% of the output (in tons) is architectural coatings, and the rest is industrial coatings. On the contrary, the proportion of water-based ink in ink production is only 15%. The annual growth rate of water-based coatings is 5%, while that of water-based inks is 3%. Solvent based coatings account for 38% of the total output of coatings (in tons), and solvent based inks account for 1/3 of the total amount of inks. Oil based inks (hydrocarbons, vegetable oils, etc.) used to be the leading ink products, accounting for 48% of the output. About 30% of solvent based coatings are architectural coatings, with an annual growth rate of 2%, while 70% are industrial coatings, with an annual growth rate of 3%. The annual growth rate of solvent based and oil-based inks is only 1%. 100% solid coating technology includes radiation curing coatings, powder coatings and other 100% solid liquid coatings, while inks are mainly radiation curing inks. The use of 100% solid paint is still subject to many restrictions, 7%, and 100% solid ink accounts for 3%

types of additives

although only five main types of additives are summarized in this paper, they include more than 20 broad chemical and product categories, with thousands of products. Although there are some types of additives with large output, there are also many very special additives that can improve the performance of each coating or ink formula. Premium will be implemented for the additives with small output but very special

the usage of these five main additives is roughly the same as that of coatings and inks, of which 92% is used in coatings and the rest is used in inks. Table 1 summarizes the consumption of additives by type and industry in 2017. Rheological modifiers bear the brunt, accounting for nearly 40% of the output of additives (in tons, the same later) and 36% of the output value (in dollars, the same later). There are many kinds of rheological modifiers, including synthetic water. In the field wear test, the samples made of parts are installed on the machine. The properties (output accounts for 46%, water), inorganic (25%), cellulose (17%) and other solvent based synthetic (11%). A variety of rheological modifiers are used in some products to obtain the best stability and construction performance

the second category is dispersants, whose output accounts for 20% and output value accounts for 18%. Dispersants are used to stabilize and optimize the appearance of 5.5 million tons of pigments and a small amount of fillers used in paints and inks. There are many types of them, among which the type of polyacrylic acid with large output is mainly used to stabilize TiO2 pigments in architectural coatings, and there are many dispersants with special polymer structure, whose output value accounts for more than 55% of the total output value

foam control agent accounts for 16% of the output and output value of additives. The technologies used range from high-yield and older mineral oil products to surfactants, polymers or silicone products. More than 3/4 of the foam control additive output is used in the water-based formula to ensure the safe placement of its equipment

slip increasing/wear-resisting agents are used to change the wear resistance, slip increasing, adhesion resistance and release of coatings or inks. They account for 12% of the output of additives and 16% of the output value. Wax based products account for 87% of the total output, and silicone products with higher prices account for 13%. Silicone and wax can be combined to optimize the formula. Wax based products can be added in the form of micro powder or aqueous or solvent dispersant/lotion. About 2/3 of the wax additives used are polyolefin type, among which polyethylene wax is mainly used. Other large wax products include Fischer Tropsch wax, PTFE wax and petroleum wax. Wetting agents account for 12% of the output of additives and 14% of the output value. They are a class of surfactants that help to reduce surface tension, solve the wettability on pigments and substrates, improve flow and leveling properties, and help to improve other properties. About 55% of the output of wetting agents are alkoxy surfactants, such as alkylphenol ethoxylates, alcohol ethoxylates, etc. These surfactants are usually added during pigment grinding. Other wetting agents include alkyndiol derivatives, organosilicon, acrylic polymers and fluorosurfactants. 78% of the wetting agent is used in the aqueous formula

additives (by technology)

as shown in Figure 1, the total amount of five types of additives used in waterborne coatings is 797000 tons, accounting for 69% of the total. The annual growth rate of waterborne coating additives is 5%. The amount of water-based coating additives in architectural coatings accounts for 84%, and the rest are additives used in industrial coatings. The cost of additives for industrial coatings is usually high, of which 1/4 are water-based coating additives, with an output value of $3billion. In the field of industrial waterborne coatings, such as automotive OEM and repair coatings, printing varnish, wood furniture coatings, etc., more professional additives are usually used. Solvent based coatings use 1/5 additives, of which 80% are used for industrial coatings and the rest for architectural coatings. Because high-performance additives are needed in terminal applications such as automobiles, the value of solvent based coating additives accounts for about 1/4 of the total output value. The annual growth rate of solvent based coating additives is expected to be 3%

among the consumption of additives, 5% is used for oil-based and solvent based inks, and 3% is used for water-based inks. Both used a total of 10% of the total consumption of additives. More than half of the ink additives are slippery/wear-resistant agents. Rheological modifiers and dispersants are the second largest production additives for inks. The annual growth rate of oil-based and solvent based ink additives is expected to be only 1%, while the annual growth rate of water-based additives is expected to be 3%. Powder coatings, radiation curing coatings and other 100% solid liquid coatings and inks account for 2% and 5% of the output of coatings and ink additives. The annual growth rate of additives used in 100% solid separation technology is 5%

additives (by Region)

in 2017, the Asia Pacific region consumed 40% of additives, accounting for 38% of the total value. China ranked first, accounting for 57% of the consumption in the Asia Pacific region. The annual growth rate of auxiliary consumption in this region is 7%, and that in China is 8%. India accounts for only 5.5% of the total consumption of additives in the Asia Pacific region, but its annual growth rate is 11%. Consumption in Japan and South Korea accounted for 17% in total, but the growth was slow

Europe accounts for 28% of the total amount of additives in the world and 29% of the total output value. Europe is a mature consumer market for coatings and inks, and its additives are expected to grow at an annual rate of 2%. The output and output value of additives in North America account for 23% - 24%. Like Europe, North America has a mature growth prospect. However, despite the slow growth in Europe and North America, the competition between various auxiliary chemicals is becoming increasingly fierce, and new products are changing with each passing day

countries in South and Central America account for 5% of the consumption of additives. The economic recession in Brazil has hindered the growth of auxiliary consumption in the region. Now, the annual growth rate of additives is expected to be 3%

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