Europe Antimicrobial Coatings Market size exceeded USD 890 Million in 2020 and is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of 9% from 2021 to 2027.
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Antimicrobial coatings are an application of a chemical agent on a surface that prevents the growth of disease-causing micro-organisms. These coatings improve the surface appearance, durability, resistance, and corrosion. These coatings provide infection control and eliminates the need of other cleaning agents. Antimicrobial coatings are used for several consumer and industrial applications such as Industrial, Commercial, Building products, outdoors, antimicrobial textiles and indoor air quality application.
Antimicrobial coatings are primarily used in medical & healthcare, food, and construction applications. The antimicrobial coatings help in reducing the spread of germs through common areas like switch, doorknobs to minimize the risk of infection during medical procedures. Rising prevalence of hospital acquired infections along with increased hygiene precaution after COVID 19 outbreak to prevent the risk of virus and disease should favor the Europe antimicrobial coatings market expansion.
Europe Market, By Type
The antimicrobial powder coatings market in Europe will showcase around 9.5% growth rate during the forecasted period. Silver ions are used as additive in antimicrobial coatings owing to its ability to prevent germs growth in many applications such as construction, food, and healthcare. The silver based durable coatings perform even when regularly exposed to water and cleaning. Growing construction industry along with increasing demand for products that can improve the hygiene should fuel product demand for building interior application.
Copper antimicrobial powder coatings provides bacteria resistance activity and significantly reduces the microbial burden of hospital surfaces owing to its ability to provide resistance to pathogens that can be harmful to human body. The copper based antimicrobial coatings should witness demand as it offers better antimicrobial activity than silver based antimicrobial powder coatings. Increasing demand for antimicrobial powder coatings from medical and healthcare industry along with increased concern for health, hygiene and safety is likely to create new growth opportunities for the coatings market in the region.
Europe Antimicrobial Coatings Market, By Application
The antimicrobial coatings are widely used in maintaining the indoor quality in air handling systems like air conditioning, ventilation, heating, ceilings, and fans. These coatings are effective in combating the mold growth and regrowth on surfaces of ceilings, walls, and automotive components. The need to tackle highly infectious disease and reduce the economic burden due to higher treatment cost will boost the market demand for indoor air quality application.
Increasing emission of air pollutants from large industrial sites in Europe along with climate change which can worsen the indoor air quality should create business opportunity for antimicrobial coatings. Increasing focus towards undertaking measures to limit pollution, save money in healthcare, improving the quality of life, protect the indoor environment and boost worker productivity will stimulate the industry demand for indoor air quality applications.
The Europe antimicrobial coatings market from food segment accounted over USD 105 million revenue in 2020. The antimicrobial coatings have use in food processing units, large scale production, dairy, and in the utensils and containers used in the production process. These coatings are applied on food contact surfaces and food packaging as a protective thin film. Strict regulation of European Commission to ensure high level of protection of human health regarding the food industry should proliferate antimicrobial coatings demand.
Competitive Industry Landscape
Prominent participants operating across the Europe antimicrobial coatings market include Akzonobel, Nippon Paint Company, Dow Chemical Company, PPG Industries, Sherwin Williams, BASF SE, Axalta Coating systems, RPM International, Lonza Group, and Royal DSM.
Companies are focusing on strategic initiatives such as acquisition, agreement, and merger to expand their presence into the market. In November 2020, the PPG Industries launched antibacterial matt paint which is used to restrict bacterial growth on wall. The product launch is for expanding the PPG’S hygiene paints and coatings portfolio.