These products are used for product finishing application by original equipment manufacturers, as architectural coatings, and as special-purpose coatings. The acrylic surface coating market is projected to progress a significant pace in the years to come. Different substrates on which acrylic surface coating is done include metal, concrete, and plastic. The demand for these products is expected to increase considerably for plastic and concrete substrate in the coming years. Other than the construction industry, acrylic surface coating substrates find applications in furniture, automotive, and general industrial sectors. In terms of technology, there are three types of acrylic surface coatings, namely, powder, solvent borne, and waterborne.
Among these, the largest demand in the near future is projected to be created for waterborne acrylic surface coatings. This is ascribed to the rising environmental concerns which have resulted in the formulation of strict environmental regulations. Owing to this, there is a high demand for coatings which contain low levels of volatile organic compounds (VOC), as these compounds cause respiratory illnesses and cancer. Therefore, the governments of different countries are focusing on implementing laws regarding lowering the VOC emission levels, which is further compelling manufacturers to produce coatings which are environment friendly. Since waterborne coatings reduce the VOC emissions, they are widely being used in different industries.
In the coming years, the Asia-Pacific region is expected to emerge as the largest acrylic surface coating market instead of North America, which is due to the growing investments for the development of infrastructure, rising adoption of eco-friendly coatings, expanding automotive industry, and increasing spending power in the region. The demand for these coatings in China is projected to grow significantly, as the country is the world’s leading automotive industry. Apart from this, countries in Latin America and Eastern Europe are also predicted to make considerable use of acrylic surface coatings in the near future.
In conclusion, the expanding paints and coatings and construction industries are leading to a rising requirement for acrylic surface coatings.