Chemical Surface Treatment Market Size, Share, Opportunities, And Trends By Product (Plating Chemicals, Conversion Coating, Activating Agents, Paint Strippers, Cleaners, Metal Working Fluids, Others), By Applications (Metals Coloring, Corrosion Inhibitors, Post Treatment, Pretreatments Cleaners, Pretreatment Conditioners, Decorative, Planting, Others), By End-Use (Building And Construction, Transportation, Aerospace And Defense, Household Appliances, Industrial Machinery, Electronics, Paints And Coatings, Others), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2023 To 2028

  • Published : Dec 2023
  • Report Code : KSI061615795
  • Pages : 143

The chemical surface treatment market was evaluated at US$3.974 billion in 2021 and will grow at a CAGR of 6.23% to be worth US$6.067 billion by 2028.

The chemical surface treatment market size is increasing as chemical surface treatment is utilised more frequently in industries such as packaging, transportation, industrial machinery, and construction. The need for industrial machinery will increase, which will increase the market for products that chemically treat surfaces. The market for chemical surface treatment is projected to be driven by rising auto demand as well as an increase in infrastructure projects across various emerging economies. The many advantages of chemical surface treatment, including electrical conductivity, corrosion resistance, wear resistance, and chemical resistance, are also significantly driving demand and driving the market's rapid expansion.

Increasing technological advancements

The main trend gaining traction in the chemical surface treatment market is technological advances. The cutting-edge surface coating technique offers protection from applications that are prone to wear. To increase line efficiency, they are designed to be wear-resistant, reduce abrasion, and protect from caustic/acidic ingredients and cleaning agents. To meet consumer demand, major businesses in the chemical surface treatment industry are concentrating on creating innovative technology solutions. For instance, the automation company ABB, based in Switzerland, introduced low-voltage flameproof actuators for explosive settings in January 2022. Low-voltage fireproof motors from ABB are resistant to even the most extreme environmental conditions thanks to their cutting-edge surface treatment.

High demand for plating chemicals

The suitability of plating chemicals for electronic parts and components because they increase electrical conductivity, corrosion resistance, and wear resistance of the component's solder. These chemicals involve the use of rhodium, copper, nickel, silver, and platinum as materials for finishing electronics components, which increases the chemical surface treatment market share. These chemicals are used in various fields in the electrical and electronics industry, such as capacitors, resistors, PCB, semiconductors, etc.

Increasing demand in the aerospace industry

Workers in the healthcare sector are more likely to experience severe allergic responses to latex. In the healthcare industry, about 1 in 10 workers have latex allergy or sensitivities. Hives, a runny or stuffy nose, and itching are some latex allergy symptoms. It may result in chest tightness, wheezing, and other asthma symptoms. The signs typically appear a minute after being exposed to latex products. Food allergies result from latex allergies. The allergic latex protein found in latex glove products might cause allergic skin issues when coming into direct touch with it. Many hospitals have moved to protective gloves to prevent these allergies, which can open up lucrative market potential.

Asia Pacific is projected to dominate the chemical surface treatment market

During the projected period, the Asia Pacific region is anticipated to lead the chemical surface treatment market due to the expanding industrial and manufacturing industries in China and India. The primary drivers of the need for chemical surface treatment in the region are the automotive, aerospace, and construction industries. The automotive sector has seen a significant increase in demand as disposable income has grown and the middle-class population has expanded in emerging countries. These two countries have become important hubs for the automobile industry as a result of several large international automakers setting up manufacturing plants there, which has raised the demand for chemical surface treatment.

High cost and strict government regulations

A barrier for the market for chemical surface treatment is considered to be the high chemical consumption brought on by the low-quality rises in operating costs. As a result, this will hinder the chemical surface treatment market growth. Additionally, additional chemicals are needed to treat corroded and rusted parts, which drives up overall costs and is anticipated to restrain the growth of the worldwide chemical surface treatment market. The market for chemical surface treatment will encounter challenges due to the strict government regulations addressing higher levels of volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions throughout the process.

Market Key Developments

  • In May 2023, B&BTM 3095 Aircraft Paint Remover, a highly thickened, low-odour hydrogen peroxide-activated paint remover, was introduced by Vantage, a top manufacturer and worldwide supplier of formulated cleaning solutions and coatings for the aerospace and defence market. It is effective at removing multiple paint layers as well as chromate and non-chromate primers and topcoats. This ready-to-use item has an 18-month shelf life and adheres to vertical and upside-down surfaces. The company also displayed its recently introduced surface preparation solutions, including the BTR-130 Belly Tape Remover, a pH-neutral, ready-to-use solution made of a thicker mixture of solvents designed to remove aircraft belly tape.
  • In February 2023, the dosage and application system Drizzling has been released by ALIT Technologies, they are a major producer of tools and supplies for metal surface treatment. Drizzling is the method of applying a treating chemical substance directly to the surface of metals using a complete dosing device that can automatically control the mixing of demineralized water from a feed tank with the correct amount of the product. The system can uniformly produce and disperse a fine and light mist of treating solution that completely covers the product, even in 7-meter vertical lines for aluminium profiles, due to the employment of specialized atomizing nozzles and compressed air.
  • On February 2022, PPG announced the acquisition of Arsonsisi's powder coatings segment. Arsonsisi is a well-known exporter of powder coatings for homes and businesses. PPG can now offer a wider range of powder coatings in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) thanks to the acquisition. It also covers metallic bonding, one of the powder coatings' fastest-growing applications, which is widely used in specialized treatments for domestic, industrial, and general-use applications.
  • In September 2022, Henkel displayed cutting-edge coating technology for the manufacture of electric vehicle (EV) batteries and aluminium pre-treatment for automobile exteriors at SURCAR 2021. The excellent corrosion resistance and thermoelectric conductivity of aluminium substantially facilitate recycling. Henkel, a leader in automotive adhesives, lubricants, and functional coatings, encourages greater use of aluminium for improved quality, environmental sustainability, and operational efficiency.


  • By Product
    • Plating Chemicals
    • Conversion Coating
    • Activating Agents
    • Paint Strippers
    • Cleaners
    • Metal Working Fluids
    • Others
  • By Application
    • Metals Coloring
    • Corrosion Inhibitors
    • Post Treatment
    • Pretreatments Cleaners
    • Pretreatment Conditioners
    • Decorative
    • Planting
    • Others
  • By End-Use
    • Building and Construction
    • Transportation
    • Aerospace and Defense
    • Household Appliances
    • Industrial Machinery
    • Electronics
    • Paints and Coatings
    • Others
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • United States
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • United Kingdom
      • Germany
      • France
      • Spain
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE
      • Israel
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • Japan
      • India
      • South Korea
      • Indonesia
      • Thailand
      • Others

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The chemical surface treatment market is expected to reach a total market size of US$6.067 billion in 2028.
The global chemical surface treatment market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.23% over the forecast period.
Chemical Surface Treatment Market was valued at US$3.974 billion in 2021.
Asia Pacific is projected to dominate the chemical surface treatment market.
The chemical surface treatment market size is increasing as chemical surface treatment is utilised more frequently in industries such as packaging, transportation, industrial machinery, and construction.


1.1. Market Overview

1.2. Market Definition

1.3. Scope of the Study

1.4. Market Segmentation

1.5. Currency

1.6. Assumptions

1.7. Base, and Forecast Years Timeline


2.1. Research Data

2.2. Assumptions


3.1. Research Highlights


4.1. Market Drivers

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Porter’s Five Force Analysis

4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers

4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers

4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants

4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes

4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry

4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis


5.1. Introduction

5.2. Plating Chemicals

5.3. Conversion Coating

5.4. Activating Agents

5.5. Paint Strippers

5.6. Cleaners

5.7. Metal Working Fluids

5.8. Others


6.1. Introduction

6.2. Metals Coloring

6.3. Corrosion Inhibitors

6.4. Post Treatment

6.5. Pretreatments Cleaners

6.6. Pretreatment Conditioners

6.7. Decorative

6.8. Planting

6.9. Others


7.1. Introduction

7.2. Building and Construction

7.3. Transportation

7.4. Aerospace and Defense

7.5. Household Appliances

7.6. Industrial Machinery

7.7. Electronics

7.8. Paints and Coatings

7.9. Others


8.1. Introduction 

8.2. North America

8.2.1. USA

8.2.2. Canada

8.2.3. Mexico

8.3. South America

8.3.1. Brazil

8.3.2. Argentina

8.3.3. Others

8.4. Europe

8.4.1. Germany

8.4.2. France

8.4.3. United Kingdom

8.4.4. Spain

8.4.5. Others

8.5. Middle East And Africa

8.5.1. Saudi Arabia

8.5.2. UAE

8.5.3. Israel

8.5.4. Others

8.6. Asia Pacific

8.6.1. China

8.6.2. Japan

8.6.3. India

8.6.4. South Korea

8.6.5. Indonesia

8.6.6. Taiwan

8.6.7. Others


9.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

9.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness

9.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations

9.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix


10.1. Chemtall (BASF)

10.2. Colombia Chemiclas

10.3. NOF Corporation

10.4. Atotech

10.5. Henkel AG & Co

10.6. PPG Industries Inc.

10.7. Nippon Paint Holdings Co. ltd

10.8. Solvay

10.9. OC Oerlikon Management AG

10.10. Nihon Parkerizing Co. Ltd. 

10.11. McGean-Rohco Inc.

Chemtall (BASF)

Colombia Chemiclas

NOF Corporation

Atotech, Henkel AG & Co

PPG Industries Inc.

Nippon Paint Holdings Co., ltd


OC Oerlikon Management AG

Nihon Parkerizing Co., Ltd.

McGean-Rohco Inc