Antimicrobial Coatings Market Size to Rise USD 34.83 Bn By 2032

Published Date : 01 Apr 2024

The global antimicrobial coatings market size surpassed USD 11.78 billion in 2023 and is expected to rise around USD 34.83 billion by 2032, expanding at a CAGR of 12.80% during the forecast period from 2023 to 2032.

Antimicrobial Coatings Market Size and Growth Rate From 2023 to 2032

Market Overview

The antimicrobial coatings market deals with the innovation, production, and distribution of coating materials that protect things from various microorganisms such as bacteria, mildew, mold, and so on. The market is anticipated to grow during the forecast period due to the high demand for antibiotic coatings for cleanliness in several industries. Antimicrobial coatings are chemicals that are applied on the surface. This application is useful in avoiding the growth of several microorganisms that are harmful to the human body.

Antimicrobial coatings are used in food and beverages, construction, healthcare, automotive and textile industries. Most industries follow the regulatory standards established by the Environmental Protection Agency to produce new coatings with various formulations that have anti-odor and antibacterial properties. Increasing the requirement for such coatings due to the increase in the number of diseases will enhance the market's growth.

Regional Snapshot

North America region dominated the antimicrobial coatings market in 2023. The existence of various producers of antimicrobial coatings is one of the reasons for the growth of the market in North America. In North America, the United States holds the biggest share of the antimicrobial coatings market, and it has the most expanding market. There is expected to be a high requirement for advanced healthcare services due to the availability of developed healthcare infrastructure and refund coverage in the country, which in turn is considered to increase demand for medical devices. This is expected to enhance the demand for antimicrobial coatings over the forecast period. Canada is also a significant player in the market and conducts a lot of research and development to provide better materials.

  • For instance, in the U.S. and Canada, PPG meets the demand for antimicrobial coatings. Kyle Mooney, the director of product management, demands Architectural Coatings business.
  • In Canada, according to the European Cleaning Journal, researchers at the university have developed a novel antimicrobial coating. The coatings collected copper nanoparticles and ionic fluids.

Antimicrobial Coatings Market Report Scope

Report Coverage Details
Market Revenue in 2023 USD 11.78 Billion
Projected Forecast Revenue by 2032 USD 34.83 Billion
Growth Rate from 2023 to 2032 CAGR of 12.80%
Largest Market North America
Base Year 2022
Forecast Period 2023 to 2032
Regions Covered North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa

Market Dynamics


Increasing medical coating demand

Increasing public awareness, the rising elderly population, and the high level of infections caused by insufficient healthcare all contribute to the growth of the antimicrobial coatings market. Many consumers are becoming more interested in antimicrobial and antibacterial wallpapers. The upsurge in medical-acquired diseases has put global health at risk. Medical implants, being the major source of development of medical implants with antimicrobial coatings, have attracted the attention of huge groups of researchers.

The use of medical appliances is on a consistent increase as they have become important elements of the advanced healthcare sector. Implanted medical devices are used worldwide to improve the quality of life for many patients. There are also non-implanted medical devices, such as contact lenses, orthopedic fixation screws, and catheters, which are added for the development of patient life quality. These factors may drive the growth of the antimicrobial coatings market.

  • For instance, RepelaCOAT liberated the ion-exchange mechanism. It is a virus-resistant medical appliance coating. Unlike many antimicrobial coatings that have only initial spike activity. RepelaCOAT can be tailored to have a managed, initial “peak release” followed by a sustained liberation of anti-microbial agents in the appearance of urine or blood.

Growing health concerns

The complication of Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs) has been present for many years and remains a constant challenge for healthcare facilities all over the globe. HAIs are conditions for patients to receive healthcare benefits while receiving treatment. HAIs have become a common problem of hospitalization and pose a specific threat to high-risk groups, including patients undergoing surgery, HIV patients, children, and patients coming to hospitals with open wounds.

Antimicrobial materials aim to supply validated security over several microbial attacks by restraining the growth of undesirable microbes that can cause infections of the product. These microbial coatings can also supply protection against fungi, which is a major feature for distinct outdoor applications. Therefore, these antimicrobial coatings in the healthcare industry are driving demand in the antimicrobial coatings market.


Emission of active ingredients

Despite all the beneficial impacts of antimicrobials, their establishment in the healthcare industry, along with several cleaning methods, can cause crucial changes in the harmful agent emissions into the environment, which may restrain the antimicrobial coatings market. Active ingredients released from the coatings are likely to reach the environment slowly, contributing to microbiota exposure in livestock and humans. The growing usage of antimicrobial coatings needs to be addressed to risk-benefit analysis. Biocidal products are needed to avoid increasing species toxic to animal and human health. The biocidal products are potentially harmful; that is, they show toxic effects on several types of cells due to the ban of target cells, such as pathogenic bacteria.


Development of new innovative antimicrobial coatings

There is increasing demand for antimicrobial coatings that are long-lasting, more effective, and safer than traditional products. In recent years, various businesses like ZAGG Inc., Droom, and many others have taken the initiative to add antimicrobial coatings to their products.

  • To protect against several illnesses, an IIT Madras start-up began to produce fabrics coated in antimicrobial substances.
  • For instance, in the UK, the biomaterial technology company “BioInteractions” has launched TridAnt. It is a new coating technology for medical appliances that protects against a wide range of pathogens.

Recent Developments

  • In November 2023, leading aerospace company Boeing initiated a project at Kennedy Space Center to utilize SpaceX's 29th Commercial Resupply Services to reach the International Space Station (ISS). The experiment, funded by the International Space Station laboratory, would evaluate the resilience and efficacy of a novel antibacterial covering in space.
  • In September 2023, International Microban launched its advanced technology, Ascera. It was designed for use in solvent-based coatings and olefinic polymers. This copyrighted antimicrobial technology uses an active ingredient influenced by nature.
  • In May 2022, at Microban International, the microbiology team was interviewed for an article that announced their recently developed system for testing the effectiveness of odor-reduction treatments in athletic apparel.
  • In March 2022, in Italy, Milan, PPG Industries, Inc., introduced the opening of a Research and Development Center. This development and research center developed innovative technologies for powder coatings.
  • In February 2022, The Sherwin-Williams Company announced an agreement with the state of Iredell County and North Carolina to extend the manufacturing capability of architectural coatings. This includes the construction of an 800,000-square-foot distribution, the addition of 4 new rail spurs, a 36,000-square-foot expansion, and a fleet transportation center.

Key Market Players

  • AkzoNobel (Netherlands)
  • BASF SE (Germany)
  • Burke Industrial Coatings LLC (US)
  • DuPont de Nemours (US)
  • RPM International Inc. (Japan)
  • The Sherwin-Williams Company (US)
  • Axalta Coating Systems (US)
  • PPG Industries (US)
  • Nippon Paint Holdings (Japan)
  • Diamond Vogel Paint Company (US)

Segments Covered

By Product

  • Antimicrobial Powder Coatings
    • Silver
    • Copper
    • Chitosan
    • Titanium Dioxide
    • Aluminum
    • Copper
    • Zinc
    • Gallium
    • Other
  • Surface Modifications & Coatings
    • E. Coli
    • Listeria
    • Pseudomonas
    • Others

By Application

  • Medical devices
  • Construction
  • Air conditioning and ventilation
  • Food processing and packaging
  • Antimicrobial textiles
  • Sanitary facilities and kitchen

By Material

  • Graphene Materials
  • Silver Nanoparticles
  • Polycationic Hydrogel
  • Polymer Brushes
  • Dendrimers
  • Others

By Resin Type

  • Epoxy
  • Acrylic
  • Polyurethane
  • Polyester
  • Others

By Form

  • Liquid
  • Powder
  • Aerosol

By End-Users

  • Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Paints and Coatings Market
  • Packaging Industry
  • Textiles Industry
  • Electronics Industry
  • Metal Industry
  • Water Treatment Industry
  • Others

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