Welcome Guest to Coatings World    Login || Register
Last Updated Friday, October 9 2015

Coatings & Ink Additives Report

Published March 12, 2009
Related Searches: Market Trends & Forecast
Coatings & Ink Additives Report
According to the consulting firm Kusumgar, Nerlfi & Growney, worldwide consumption of five leading additives for coatings and inks was 1.4 million pounds worth $3.1 billion in 2008. Coatings took some 80% of the value and inks the remainder. In the recent past, growth registered a five to six percent annual rate of increase with the emerging economies in Asia leading the way. In 2009, minimal worldwide growth is expected; recovery is expected thereafter.
Asia is the largest outlet for coating and ink additives taking 40% of the dollars. Japan and China are the leading consumers and highlight the growth variances between mature and developing economies. Japan has seen only slight growth in the recent past, while in China consumption has been expanding at double-digit rates. Europe and North America each consume about one-quarter of the additives with usage in these regions projected to be down in 2009. Improved performance and environmental advantages are emphasized in North America and Europe. The rest of the world takes some ten percent of the additive value.
Rheology modifiers are the largest additives in coatings and inks with about one-third of the global dollar value and dispersants are second capturing some 22% of the value. Foam control additives represent 17% of the dollars; wetting agents 15%; and slip and rub materials 12%.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Receive free Coatings World emails
Sign up now to receive the weekly newsletter, and more!

Enter your email address:
Company Spotlight
Siltech Corporation
225 Wicksteed Avenue
Toronto, ON, M4H 1G5
View Profile
18F, No.85, Sec. 1, Chung-Shiao E. Rd.
Taipei, Taiwan, 100
View Profile
Sunin Machine Co., Ltd.
No.96, Chiao Ho Rd ,Chungho Dist
New Taipei City, Taiwan , 235
Taiwan Roc
View Profile
BASF Corporation
100 Campus Drive
Florham Park, NJ, 07932
View Profile
Micro Powders, Inc.
580 White Plains Rd.
Tarrytown, NY, 10591
View Profile
Houchi Chemical Co., Ltd
No.56, Fu Chow Street
Taipei, Taipei, 100
View Profile
AZ Electronic Materials Co., Ltd.
No. 458-6, Sinsing Road Hu Kou Township Hsinchu Country 303, Taiwan
Hsinchu Country, Taiwan, 303
View Profile
Follow Coatings World On