Industrial floor epoxy coatings to witness increased demand across various applications

Industrial floor epoxy coatings to witness increased demand across various applications

With the trend for VOC reduction gaining ground in the past several years, industrial floor coatings market share is geared for robust growth. Leading manufacturers, suppliers, distributors and traders will look to cash in on the upsides of floor coatings to protect concrete from wear and boost durability.

Contractors and facility managers are using flooring products for chemical-resistance, wear-resistance as they acknowledge flooring systems to be at the forefront of several technological advances.

Epoxy floor coatings have gained impetus in industrial and commercial flooring, with several industrial sites and warehouses counting on the compounds to maintain clean and safe conditions for employees, equipment and inventory.

With its resistance to a large number of chemicals and solvents, epoxy chemical resistant coatings have become invaluable to create gullies and falls in chemical stores and to rebuild floors of containment areas. According to an estimate, global industrial floor coatings market size will surpass US$7.01 billion by 2026.

Companies are leading from the front when it comes to the expansion of footfall of epoxy chemical coatings. For instance, PPG rolled out a comprehensive line of floor coatings in September 2020 for chemical, high traffic and outdoor work environments.

The company has added an epoxy siloxane gloss or satin topcoat in its chemical-resistant flooring. In a bid to surmount challenges in industrial environments, including quick return-to-service requirements and moisture issues, PPG has introduced polyaspartic coatings and moisture mitigating primer which allegedly work seamlessly with the flooring coating systems.

Dow Coating Materials and Univar B.V. have undertaken a new distribution agreement, authorizing Univar Solutions as the former’s distributor in Turkey for industrial coating application; and the U.K. and Ireland for all coating applications. The deal indicates a common trends of collaborations to expand global presence.

Of late, solvent-free epoxy coatings for concrete moisture control and protection have become the trend-setter in industrial floor coatings industry. In December 2020, for instance, the Euclid chemical company rolled out two new products to overcome challenges in the form of water-related damage and bolster concrete repair and protection.

One of its products is apparently a solvent-free modified epoxy coating meant to seal concrete surfaces and minimize moisture vapor emissions before applying a finished flooring system. The company asserts that it could be applied to new and existing slabs in industrial facilities, while its other product will potentially help to seal and repair cracks in concrete substrates.

With offerings like durability and easy to clean attributes, well-established companies are likely to further their business strategies. At a time when sustainability has been grabbing headlines, companies have upped their efforts to boost CRM (customer relationship management). Sika has launched what it calls a “next-gen range of primers and coatings” for durable products, keeping sustainability in mind. The epoxy floor coatings, they say, will provide tremendous blush resistance and a high gloss finish with a seamless touch.

The unique selling proposition for industrial floor coatings market players will be the combination of quick installation, slip resistance, aesthetics, durability, eco-friendliness, economy and moisture resistance.

Even though COVID-19 headwinds have had repercussions on the business outlook, industry experts are bullish of the post-pandemic scenario. They believe that steady growth in the aviation industry and manufacturing sector will underscore the penetration of industrial flooring materials and epoxy coatings globally.