Pretreatment Coatings Market Size, Share, Opportunities, COVID-19 Impact, And Trends By Product Type (Phosphate, Chromate, Chromate-Free, Blast Clean), By End-User Industry (Automotive & Transportation, Appliances, Construction), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2021 To 2026

  • Published : Nov 2021
  • Report Code : KSI061610937
  • Pages : 112

The pretreatment coatings market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.89% to reach US$5.298 billion by 2026, from US$3.793 billion in 2019. Pretreatment is the process through which a metal or any other surface is cleaned and prepared to be coated. This creates a surface that the coating can adapt to, whether the coating is liquid or powder, and also enhances the performance value of a coating, increasing its life and preventing and protecting it from environmental susceptibilities such as acid rain, snow, moisture, and the act of corrosion.

There are different ways in which this process of pretreatment takes place, mainly depending on the surface which is being coated, the end use of the coated part, or the size of the coating line. There are single-stage and multistage processes, automatic and manual, and some that are better for steel than aluminum.

Driving Factors

The growing use of pretreatment coating in various sectors of the industry and the development in the pretreatment coating technology will drive its growth in the forecast period. The growing demand for powder coating in the automotive and construction industry, especially the sales of passenger cars in developing economies is driving the demand for pretreatment coating. The rise in demand for pretreatment in automotive is because it improves the paint's appearance and adhesion and provides corrosion protection to the body of the car which overall improves the working life and reduces maintenance cost are likely to boost the segment growth in the market.

Companies that have been investing in the development of the zirconium-based chemical blend to offer a zirconium oxide conversion coating will also provide lucrative and immense growth opportunities in the coming years. Also, recently LumiShield’s new aluminum oxide-based surface preparation, Lumidize, has proved to be a new class of pretreatment that is environmentally friendly while maximizing the performance of paint and powder coating layers at a low cost. Lumidize is usually electrodeposited, making it adherent to many different types of metal, and shows an ideal surface for painting. These recent developments in the pretreatment coating industry have enhanced the process and have given a boost to the growth of this industry in the market shares.

Market Segmentation

By end-use industry, automotive and transportation, appliances, and construction industry are anticipated to grow at a high CAGR owing to the increasing use of pretreatment coating in these industries. The rising construction activates in different parts of the world have resulted in the escalated call for residential, commercial, and industrial infrastructure leading to the demand for pretreatment coating in this industry. Also, the pretreatment industry is experiencing strong expansion due to the increasing demand and sale of automotive and the escalating calls for powder coating in different sectors of the industry.

By product type, the pretreatment coating is segmented into phosphate, chromate, chromate-free, and blast clean. The chromate-free coatings are anticipated to have a large share of the market owing to its VOC- free emission properties providing a greater and environmentally friendly expansion opportunity for the overall pretreatment coating industry.

Geographically, the Asia Pacific region is anticipated to have maximum growth owing to the growth in the regional development in the area in terms of construction and automobiles which are the largest industry for the application of pretreatment coating. The widespread infrastructural development and construction as a result of rapid industrialization and urbanization have been the prime factor for the development in the region.

Growth Factors

  • Growing demand for smart appliances

One of the major reasons for the growth of this industry is the growing demand for smart appliances due to an increased number of connected device users and the rising penetration of internet connectivity. As pretreatment coating plays a vital role in the smart appliance industry and the technological developments in smart appliances have urged a surge in the requirement of pretreatment coating in this sector and have led to the overall growth of the industry.


  • Growing environmental concerns regarding chromate toxicity

The growing environmental concern regarding the toxicity of chromate may hamper or restrain the growth of the pretreatment coating industry. As chromate has many health hazards when exposed in the environment to humans as well as animals like renal effects, hepatic effects, gastrointestinal effects, cardiovascular effects, hematological affects reproductive and developmental effects, genotoxic and mutagenic effects and many others have sparked rising concerns against the use of chromate in the pretreatment coating process.

Impact of COVID–19 on the pretreatment coatings market

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a great impact on the world as a whole and has led to economic breakdown and loss of life. The impact of COVID-19 on the pretreatment coating market has been negative as due to the lockdown and travel and trade restrictions imposed by the governments, worldwide the manufacturing unit was forced to be shut due to which the production of pretreatment coating saw a sharp decline. The pandemic has disrupted the supply chain and decreased sales of pretreatment coating accounting for a negative impact on the industry. Furthermore, the end-user industries were forced to limit their production capacity, which impacted the demand for these coatings which overall impacted this industry. Also, these coatings are a vital element in the construction and automotive industry, due to the pandemic the construction and automotive industry were hugely hit leading to the impact on the pretreatment coating market.

Competitive Insights

The market leaders for the pretreatment coating market are Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, PPG Industries, Chemetall GmbH, Nihon Parkerizing Co. Ltd., AkzoNobel N.V., 3M Company, Nippon Paint Co., Ltd., Inprocoat.

Pretreatment Coatings Market Scope:

Report Metric Details
 Market size value in 2019  US$3.793 billion
 Market size value in 2026  US$5.298 billion
 Growth Rate  CAGR of 4.89% from 2019 to 2026
 Base year  2019
 Forecast period  2021–2026
 Forecast Unit (Value)  USD Billion
 Segments covered  Product Type, End-User Industry, And Geography
 Regions covered  North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific
 Companies covered  Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, PPG Industries, Chemetall GmbH, Nihon Parkerizing Co.,   Ltd.,  AkzoNobel N.V., 3M Company, Nippon Paint Co., Ltd., Inprocoat
 Customization scope  Free report customization with purchase


  • By Product Type
    • Phosphate
    • Chromate
    • Chromate-Free
    • Blast Clean
  • By End-User Industry
    • Automotive & Transportation
    • Appliances
    • Construction
  •  By Geography
    • North America
      • USA
      • Canadá
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • UK
      • Germany
      • France
      • Spain
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Israel
      • Saudi Arabia
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • Japan
      • India
      • South Korea
      • Taiwan
      • Thailand
      • Indonesia
      • Others

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1. What will be the pretreatment coating market size by 2026?
A1. The pretreatment coating market is projected to reach a market size of US$5.298 billion by 2026.

Q2. What is the size of the global pretreatment coating market?
A2. Pretreatment Coatings Market was valued at US$3.793 billion in 2019.

Q3. What are the growth prospects for the pretreatment coating market?
A3. The global pretreatment coating market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.89% over the forecast period.

Q4. What factors are anticipated to drive the pretreatment coating market?
A4. The growing use of pretreatment coating in various sectors of the industry and the development in the pretreatment coating technology will drive its growth in the forecast period. 

Q5. Which region holds the largest market share in the pretreatment coating market?
A5. The Asia Pacific region is anticipated to have maximum growth in the pretreatment coating market owing to the growth in the regional development in the area in terms of construction and automobiles.

1. Introduction
1.1. Market Definition
1.2. Market Segmentation

2. Research Methodology
2.1. Research Data
2.2. Assumptions

3. Executive Summary
3.1. Research Highlights

4. Market Dynamics
4.1. Market Drivers
4.2. Market Restraints
4.3. Porters Five Forces Analysis
4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers
4.3.3. The threat of New Entrants
4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes
4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Function
4.4. Function Value Chain Analysis

5. Pretreatment Coatings Market Analysis, By Product Type
5.1. Introduction
5.2. Phosphate 
5.3. Chromate
5.4. Chromate-Free
5.5. Blast Clean

6. Pretreatment Coatings Market Analysis, By End-User Industry
6.1. Introduction
6.2. Automotive & Transportation
6.3. Appliances 
6.4. Construction

7. Pretreatment Coatings Market Analysis, By Geography
7.1. Introduction
7.2. North America
7.2.1. United States
7.2.2. Canada
7.2.3. Mexico
7.3. South America
7.3.1. Brazil
7.3.2. Argentina
7.3.3. Others
7.4. Europe
7.4.1. UK
7.4.2. Germany
7.4.3. France 
7.4.4. Spain
7.4.5. Others
7.5. Middle East and Africa
7.5.1. Israel 
7.5.2. Saudi Arabia
7.5.3. Others
7.6. Asia Pacific
7.6.1. China
7.6.2. Japan
7.6.3. India
7.6.4. South Korea
7.6.5. Taiwan
7.6.6. Thailand
7.6.7. Indonesia
7.6.8. Others

8. Competitive Environment and Analysis
8.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis
8.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness
8.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations
8.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix

9. Company Profiles.
9.1. Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
9.2. PPG Industries
9.3. Chemetall GmbH
9.4. Nihon Parkerizing Co., Ltd.
9.5. AkzoNobel N.V. 
9.6. 3M Company
9.7. Nippon Paint Co., Ltd. 
9.8. Inprocoat

   Henkel AG & Co. KGaA

   PPG Industries

   Chemetall GmbH

   Nihon Parkerizing Co., Ltd.

   AkzoNobel N.V.

   3M Company

   Nippon Paint Co., Ltd.