Pretreatment Coatings Market Size, Share, Industry & Forecast 2026

Pretreatment Coatings Market Size, Share, Industry & Forecast 2026

Projections based on a recent research study by Global Market Insights, Inc., show that the global market for pretreatment coatings could reach an annual valuation of over US$15.5 billion by 2026.

Despite the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on factory operations and the workforce, the automotive and aerospace sectors are expected to perform positively in the coming years, bringing promising growth opportunities for the pretreatment coatings industry. 

Over the years, pretreatment coatings have become a staple of various end-users. These formulations help achieve metal finishing, corrosion inhibition, scale removal, and many other industrial requirements. Anti-corrosive coatings, pre-paint conversion coatings, metalworking fluids, final seals, and cleaners are among the different types of coatings used for pretreatment.

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The automotive industry, both in developed countries and emerging ones, has experienced explosive growth over the past decade or so. Changing vehicle ownership trends, thanks to the rise in people’s household income levels, has been a key factor behind the rise in vehicle production worldwide.

Automotive sector to remain a key end-user for pretreatment coatings

Automakers in the U.S. alone sold more than 17 million vehicles during 2019. Although vehicles sales took a dive during a major part of 2020 due to COVID-19 related disruptions, the auto industry is well set for a rebound in the near future.

Growth in vehicle ownership globally, especially in the passenger vehicle segment, could positively impact pretreatment coatings industry dynamics. The automotive sector being a key end-user for these coatings, manufacturers are constantly working on developing formulations suited for automotive applications.

Recently in April 2021, for instance, Chemcoaters, a leading provider of corrosion inhibition coatings, announced that its InterCoat ChemGuard line of anti-corrosion coatings has passed BIW (Body in White) testing. Customers can now utilize these products in the automotive supply chain for BIW applications. Chemcoaters’ range of corrosion inhibiting coatings are designed to extend zinc life and protect galvanized steels from rusting.

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Aerospace sector to create substantial demand for pretreatment coatings

The commercial aviation sector took a major hit during 2020 due to a dramatic reduction in air passenger traffic and a weakened aircraft demand. Investments in military aircraft meanwhile kept the aerospace industry on its feet.

However, despite 2020 being a difficult year, the industry is expected to begin to recover in the next few years. Aircraft manufacturers are beginning to receive new aircraft orders, ending a months-long streak during which cancellations outnumbered orders.

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