Seed Coating Materials Market Size, Share, Opportunities, And Trends By Ingredient (Binders, Polymers, Seed Planting Lubricants, Fertilizers, Adjuvants, Colorants), By Crop Type (Grain And Cereal, Oilseed, Fruit And Vegetable, Other Crop Types), By Coating Type (Bio-based Coating, Synthetic Coating), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2023 To 2028

  • Published : Jun 2023
  • Report Code : KSI061615540
  • Pages : 149

The seed coating materials market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 7.83% during the forecast period.

The seed coating materials market is anticipated to grow at a steady pace throughout the forecast period. Seed coating materials promote sustainable agriculture through reduced crop losses and improved nutritional value in the final harvest. Seed dressing, film coating, and pelleting are the main types of seed coatings in the market. The technological advancements coupled with enhanced yield and nutritional crop demand contribute positively to the seed coating materials market.

Efficient Germination and agricultural product growth

Seed coating materials provide the benefits from the sowing of seeds till the final harvest. It increases the density of the final agricultural harvest and at the time of germination by producing healthy roots and young shoots thereby increasing the establishment percentage. As per the reports of the research by the University of Tennessee, the coated seed flowed at a higher rate as compared to the uncoated seed with the same drill setting. There was 59.9% emergence of seed planted through coated seed as compared to just 41% through uncoated seed. This result and similar studies prove the benefit of seed coating material thus it is estimated that the seed coating material market will grow exponentially during the forecast period.

Increasing world population and food demand

The world population is growing at a bottleneck speed with a current population of 8 billion+ individuals. As per the projections of the United Nations, the world population will increase to 9.15 billion by 2050. The increasing population calls for more agricultural production to feed the growing population with more sustainable and advanced agricultural technology. The demand for cereals is estimated to reach around 3 billion tonnes by 2050 as per the UN Food and Agriculture Organization. Seed coating will prove of immense help to cope with the increasing demand by reducing crop loss and increasing the agricultural yield. Thus the growing population is predicted to impact positively the seed coating materials market size.

Opportunities in the seed coating materials market

The key market players in seed coating material are coming up with product innovations and ways to counter climate changes in the agriculture sector. Climate change is affecting the environment at an alarming level. For instance, climate change is affecting rainfall patterns with global warming levels crossing 1.5º in the next decades as per the reports of the IPCC. Seed coating has come up with hydro-absorbers as a technology to overcome the water problems in drought-affected areas. Seed Coating helps to wet the seed roots thereby increasing the survival rate. The hydro-absorber coated seed shows 75% greater growth compared to the uncoated seed as per the National Library of Medicine. Furthermore, the constant innovation along with climate change paves the way for new entrants in the seed coating materials market. 

North America is the largest market

According to the estimates of Activate Ag Labs, North America is estimated to grow at 7% annually in the seed coating market size. The North American seed coating market contributes almost 40% of the global market. Technological advancements and the early adoption of farming technologies are significant market drivers for seed coating materials. Moreover, there is an increasing environmental concern and more urbanization which drives the need for seed coating materials thereby increasing the market size.

Seed Coating Products

  • Polyselect®, seed coating polymer is available in 100, 300, and 500 series with different usage and properties. This range is a premix of polymer binder, opacifier, and dispersed pigment color. This provides the flexibility of dilution with increased shelf life and reduced water usage thus reducing storage and transportation costs.
  • Ceridust 2020 TP, a micronized synthetic wax is best suited for solvent-based coatings and powder coating applications. It enables good slip and gloss control for all kinds of coatings.
  • Vision Special Pepper, developed by Incotec is a film coating enabled with film coating formulations and priming. It provides uniform coverage and low dust release with little weight increase.

Market Key Developments

  • In February 2022, Xampla entered into a partnership with Croda International to develop microplastic-free and biodegradable seed coating. This project was backed by the UK government and the national institute of agricultural botany with an estimated £640,000 in funding. This project will enable the development of completely natural coatings with no residue as the seeds grow.
  • In March 2022, Germains Seed Technology introduced spinach goseed in the European market. It is a nutrient-rich coating technology developed with zero chemical pesticides and enabled with bio-stimulants to cope with abiotic stress.
  • In October 2021, Activate Ag Labs, an Australian company launched a new independent seed coating technology company to improve seed planting and processing, and seed coating materials and improve sustainable agricultural practices.

Seed Coating Materials Market Scope: 

Report Metric Details
Growth Rate CAGR of 7.83% from 2021 to 2028
Base Year 2021
Forecast Period 2023 – 2028
Forecast Unit (Value) USD Billion
Segments Covered Ingredient, Crop Type, Coating Type, and Geography
Regions Covered North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific
Companies Covered Bayer CropScience AG, BASF SE, Clariant International, Croda International, Incotec Group, Chromatech Incorporated, Germains Seed Technology, Brett Young, Precision Laboratories
Customization Scope Free report customization with purchase



  • By Ingredient
    • Binders
    • Polymers
    • Seed Planting Lubricants
    • Fertilizers
    • Adjuvants
    • Colorants
  • By Crop Type
    • Grain and Cereal
    • Oilseed
    • Fruit and Vegetable
    • Other Crop Types
  • By Coating Type
    • Bio-based Coating
    • Synthetic Coating
  • 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
      • Japan
      • China
      • India
      • South Korea
      • Indonesia
      • Thailand
      • Others

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The global seed coating materials market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 7.83% during the forecast period.
Prominent key market players in the seed coating materials market include Bayer CropScience AG, BASF SE, Clariant International, Croda International, and Incotec Group, among others.
The seed coating materials market has been segmented by ingredient, crop type, coating type, and geography.
Efficient germination and agricultural product growth are the major factors driving the seed coating materials market growth.
North America accounted for a significant share of the seed coating materials market.


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. The 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. Binders

5.3. Polymers

5.4. Seed Planting Lubricants

5.5. Fertilizers

5.6. Adjuvants

5.7. Colorants


6.1. Introduction

6.2. Grain and Cereal

6.3. Oilseed

6.4. Fruit and Vegetable

6.5. Other Crop Types


7.1. Introduction

7.2. Bio-based Coating

7.3. Synthetic Coating


8.1. Introduction

8.2. North America

8.2.1. United States

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. United Kingdom

8.4.2. Germany

8.4.3. France

8.4.4. Spain

8.4.5. Others

8.5. The 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. Japan

8.6.2. China

8.6.3. India

8.6.4. South Korea

8.6.5. Indonesia

8.6.6. Thailand

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. Bayer CropScience AG

10.2. BASF SE

10.3. Clariant International

10.4. Croda International

10.5. Incotec Group

10.6. Chromatech Incorporated

10.7. Germains Seed Technology

10.8. Brett Young

10.9. Precision Laboratories

Bayer CropScience AG


Clariant International

Croda International

Incotec Group

Chromatech Incorporated

Germains Seed Technology

Brett Young

Precision Laboratories