Americas Coating Additives Market Size & Growth Report, 2032
Americas Coating Additives Market Size, Share Analysis Report, 2023-2032

Americas Coating Additives Market Share, Size, Trends, Industry Analysis Report, By Formulation (Water Based, Solvent Based, Powder Based, and Other Formulation); By Additive Type; By End-Use Industry; By Country; Segment Forecast, 2023 - 2032

  • Published Date:Jul-2023
  • Pages: 116
  • Format: PDF
  • Report ID: PM1196
  • Base Year: 2022
  • Historical Data: 2019-2021

Report Outlook

The americas coating additives market was valued at USD 3.26 billion in 2022 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.2% during the forecast period. Paints may be made to perform better and to be of higher quality by adding coating additives to the mix. Coating additives are used to improve product qualities and remove or decrease problems arising during the formulation and production of paint systems due to advancements in coating additive technology.

Americas Coating Additives Market Size

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Technologically sophisticated coatings have complicated formulations comprising thickeners, dispersants, emulsifiers, defoamers, pigments, leveling agents, curing catalysts, photo-stabilizers, and other additives. These additions enhance the resin's characteristics. Biocides shield paint films against microbial deterioration from pollution or humid settings, such as fungi and algae growth. Reduced surface deformation in sheets, packing films, and other materials are the primary goal of impact modification. These additives serve various purposes, including leveling, anti-settling, drying, anti-sagging, and surface modification.

Market growth is also fueled by increased demand for coating additives from various end-use industries. For instance, several end-user industries, including the automotive, architectural, and industrial sectors, employ solventless coatings as premium coatings.

Due to supply chain disruptions brought on by the COVID- 19 lockdown measures, the industrial and automotive sectors have been significantly impacted, temporarily reducing demand for coating additives.

Industry Dynamics

Growth Drivers
Paints can benefit from coating additives such as solids dispersion, anti-chipping, wetting, foam reduction, anti-catering, gloss management, and UV protection to enhance their quality and performance. The ability to withstand greater temperatures, abrasion, moisture, biocides, and chemical resistance are also helped by them. These characteristics are what drive the demand for coating additives.

The automotive, building, and construction sectors are expected to develop throughout forecasting, boosting americas coating additives market expansion. Environmental regulations imposed for coating additives to reduce VOC content to minimize environmental dangers are also anticipated to substantially influence the market for coating additives during the projected period.

The American economy benefits significantly from the building sector. The US economy is supported by a vast infrastructure network ranging from bridges and roads to freight trains and ports, electricity grids, and internet connectivity. Rising residential building costs and greater demand for repurposing older structures are the main drivers of the nation's paint additives market.

Report Segmentation

The market is primarily segmented based on formulation, additive type, end-use industry, and country.

By Formulation

By Additive Type

By End-Use Industry

By Country

  • Water Based
  • Solvent Based
  • Powder Based
  • Other Formulation


  • Wetting and Dispersing Additives
    • Polymeric Agents
    • Conventional Agents
    • Other Agents
  • Defoamers
    • Non-Siloxane Polymeric
    • Siloxane
    • Mineral Oil
    • Vegetable Oil
    • Others
  • Rheology Modifiers
    • For Waterborne Paints
      • Cellulose
      • Acrylates
      • Associative Thickeners
      • Clays
      • Others
    • For Solvent Based Paints
      • Organoclays
      • Hydrogenated Castor Oil (HCO)
      • Polyamides
      • Fumed Silicates
      • Others
  • Biocides
  • Anti-Foaming
  • Surfactants
  • Other Additive Types
  • Transportation
  • Industrial
  • Building and Construction
  • U.S
  • Canada
  • Mexico

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Water Based formulation segment accounted for the highest market share in 2022

Compared to solvent-borne coatings, Waterborne coatings take longer to cure and dry. High humidity conditions make it difficult for water to evaporate, negatively impacting treatment outcomes and efficacy. The freezing point may also affect waterborne coatings, and many become useless after the freezing point. The segment’s growth is driven by significant replacement of solvent-borne counterparts in several applications including furniture & interiors and general industrial manufacturing.

The rheology segment held a significant market revenue share in 2022

The market for coating additives in America dominated the rheology modifiers category. Rheology modifiers are one group of chemical additions that are essential in the creation of high-performance paints. Rheology modifiers are necessary for application properties because they may change the rheology of stains, which can impact processing and color performance. Rheology modifiers stop paint from leaking and spattering when applied with a roller or brush. Additionally, a quick but controlled increase in viscosity strengthens the sag resistance following application.

Furthermore, rheology modifiers consistently prevent the sedimentation of pigments during paint storage and transit. These additives also aid in keeping an eye on the paint shelf's consistency, application simplicity, and available time/wet edge.

The building and construction industry segment holds the largest share.

The building and construction sector held America's most significant market share for coating additives. In the paint & coatings sector, paint additives are often utilized. As they improve the characteristics of paints while changing the rheology properties, they are widely used on the inside and exterior walls of residential buildings, including independent homes, dwelling houses, and more. Separate dwellings are always painted since paints enhance aesthetic value and beautify building sites. And since they provide different properties and features, paint additives are frequently an essential component of colors. The government is spending extensively in the building sector since it is the ideal fiscal stimulus for the American countries, where it is thriving.

The United States dominated the Americas market in 2022

The protection of a wide range of applications, including architectural, construction, and automotive, requires the use of coatings. The construction industry contributes significantly to the U.S. economy, and the market for coating additives is projected to experience similar growth.

The massive infrastructure of the United States, including its bridges, highways, freight trains, ports, and electrical grids, is also being developed and renovated, increasing demand in the market. Rising investment in the residential building sector and the need to renovate aged structures drive demand for coating additives.

Competitive Insight

Major players include BASF, Dynea AS, Dow Chemicals, AkzoNobel NV, Evonik Industries, The Lubrizol Corporation, Elementis PLC, The Eastman Chemical Company, Ashland, and BYK-Chemie GmbH.

Recent Developments

  • In December 2021, Ashland funded and approved the plans to construct a new nonionic synthetic associative thickener (NSAT) facility in Calvert City, KY, North America. The expansion strengthens the company's regional growth plan for rheology modifiers. The project is anticipated to be finished and put into service in 2024.
  • In November 2021, Evonik's Coating Additives Business Line introduced the ACEMATT OK 390, ACEMATT HK 390, and ACEMATT HK 520 new matting agents. A combination of practical, ultra-deep matting, high transparency, and pleasing surface haptics define the three novel additives based on precipitated silica. All three matting agents are interchangeable in clear and colored formulations and water and solvent-based systems.

Americas Coating Additives Market Report Scope

Report Attributes


Market size value in 2023

USD 3.43 billion

Revenue forecast in 2032

USD 5.41 billion


5.2% from 2023 – 2032

Base year


Historical data

2019 – 2021

Forecast period

2023 – 2032

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD billion and CAGR from 2023 to 2032

Segments Covered

By Formulation, By Additive Type, By End-Use Industry, By Country

Country scope

U.S, Canada, Mexico

Key Companies

BASF, Dynea AS, Dow Chemicals, AkzoNobel NV, Evonik Industries, The Lubrizol Corporation, Elementis PLC, The Eastman Chemical Company, Ashland, and BYK-Chemie GmbH.

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The americas coating additives market report covering key segments are formulation, additive type, end-use industry, and country.

Americas Coating Additives Market Size Worth $5.41 billion By 2032.

The americas coating additives market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.2% during the forecast period.

key driving factors in americas coating additives market are development of the construction industry in the U.S.

Key players in the americas coating additives market are BASF, Dynea AS, Dow Chemicals, AkzoNobel NV, Evonik Industries, The Lubrizol Corporation, Elementis PLC.