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Powder Coatings Markets in North America 2004/2005-2015

Published on 2006-01-25. Author : SpecialChem

BRUSSELS, Belgium -- As one of the mature powder coatings markets, North America has struggled in recent years to maintain its momentum. Faced with a stagnant market since 2000, the North American powder coatings producers face many challenges to maintain growth and profitability in the period up to 2015.

Irfab has arrived at some striking conclusions in its much awaited North American study.

  • In 2004, the Powder Coatings market in North America (USA & Canada) was around 440 M lbs or 200,000 Tonnes, and valued at more than US $1 billion
  • Within the broader NAFTA region, Mexico is rapidly growing in importance for the powder coatings industry
  • There are about 60 suppliers of thermoset Powder Coatings in the USA and Canada, including all but one of the main global players
  • Polyester-epoxy hybrids and polyester-TGIC powders are the two main types used in the North American market, together representing nearly 60% of the market, followed by polyurethanes, epoxies, and acrylics
  • Average prices across the board vary considerably, from highs of approximately US $12.00 /kg down to US $3.60 /kg, and remain amongst the highest market prices for powder coatings world-wide.

Despite the sophisticated nature of US market intelligence, Irfab has revisited statistical claims made by other prominent sources and has corrected several anomalies, especially in sensitive areas of market shares and future projections. With Irfab's strengths and insight into global powder coatings market intelligence, it has used its rigorous methodology to obtain first-hand information on the North American market.

The result is an independent and unbiased inspection of the North American powder coatings marketplace from a fresh perspective.

The study includes:

  • Data on all three NAFTA countries
  • Market segmentation by chemistry
  • Market shares of market participants, both powder producers and selected resin suppliers
  • Market segmentation includes: appliances, architectural/building, automotive (OEM and accessories), general metal finishing, job coaters, lawn & garden, office furniture, functional
  • Details of resin consumption: hybrids, polyesters, epoxies, polyurethanes, acrylics
  • Key issues facing the market, and trends in the main application segments
  • Examination of the Architectural & Building sector, why powder coatings have not had the same success in this market as in Europe, and the prospects for the future
  • Specific end-user case studies
  • Growth rates up to 2015
  • Investigation of the potential for novel powder coating technologies such as UV and low temperature cure for temperature sensitive substrates
    • Production structures and degree of fragmentation
    • Profitability analysis
    • Profiles of more than 30 powder coatings manufacturers.
  • Provides information regarding global powder coatings markets by region, global market shares by region of the Top Ten powder coatings Players
  • Compares global and regional average powder coatings prices, powder coatings penetration and global market segmentation, hence this study places the North American powder coatings market, within both a regional and a global context.

The 200+ page report is a worthy document for corporate business planning and R&D decision makers and provides tools for strategic decision making to identify untapped opportunities. It is also available in PDF format.

Next in the series will be an update on the European (EU-25+) Powder Coatings market (Q4-2006).

Irfab Chemical Consultants is an international strategic marketing consultancy company covering global markets, that has been exclusively involved in highly specialised market assessment and long-term technology forecasting in the Paint and Coatings sector and related raw materials for more than 30 years.

Source: Irfab Chemical Consultants

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