Global Anti-Icing Coating Market Size, Trends, and Analysis - Forecasts To 2026 By Substrate (Metals, Glass, Concrete & Ceramics), By End-User (Automotive & Transportation, Renewable Energy, Communication Equipment, Construction, Others), By Region (North America, Asia Pacific, CSA, Europe, and the Middle East and Africa); End-User Landscape, Company Market Share Analysis & Competitor Analysis
Anti-icing coatings are coatings that are applied onto the surface of the substrate to inhibit the collection of ice on the substrate. During winters, in areas that experience temperatures below the freezing point of water equipment or machinery that are placed in the open often end up developing a thin coating of ice on its surface especially if they are made of metals. This coating often interferes with the working of the machinery. The presence of ice causes the equipment can lead to increased energy consumption to compensate for the ice, create workplace hazards through slippage, and reduce the working efficiency of the machinery. Anti-icing coatings prevent the collection of ice by reducing the adhesion between ice and the exposed surface. Advancements in nanotechnology have created anti-icing coatings that are durable for long periods, very good anti-adhesive properties, and thin coatings that do not interfere with the working or aesthetic features of the machinery or equipment. The market is driven by the increasing application of anti-icing in various industries like automobiles, renewable energy generation, communications, construction, and aerospace. Anti-icing coatings improve the technical output of the machinery, reduce energy costs, and make the product more desirable. The rising instances of ice formation, government regulations regarding workplace safety, and the growing technological advancements in the field of thin-film technology are also major drivers of the anti-icing coatings market. Growing extreme weather conditions due to global warming have increased the instances of ice formations having a severe impact on the working of machinery in areas that have historically never faced issues with ice formation. Anti-icing coatings also reduce the labor costs and time involved in clearing ice formations in various industries. The market is restrained by the presence of de-icing liquids that are cheaper, small market areas, the volatility of raw material prices that can inhibit the production of raw materials that are not available during production, and the growing environmental regulations advocating the usage of sustainable materials in production.
Based on the substrate onto which the coating is applied, the anti-icing coating market can be segmented into glass, metals, ceramics &concrete. The market is witnessing the dominance of the metal segment. The formation of ice on machinery and equipment is of huge concern to industries, the presence of ice can cause overheating of equipment as the ice formations can cause blockages that can harm the machinery, they increase the energy requirement as energy has to expend to remove the ice formations which can drive up energy costs, and can also make the surfaces more susceptible to slippage which can cause various accidents that can cause serious damage to the equipment and the workers. Metals will allow heat to quickly escape from the machinery thereby increasing the energy needed to maintain a certain temperature and promote the formation of ice on the surface faster.
Based on the end-user, the anti-icing market can be segmented into renewable energy,construction, automotive & transportation, communication equipment, and others. The market is witnessing the dominance of the automotivesegment. Automobile bodies are usually made from metals or alloys and as ice forms quicker on metals as they are good conductors of heat, the automotive industry is the major customer for anti-icing coatings. Automobile parts are also made from metals and the formation of ice increases the energy expended to maintain temperature requirements. Thus this trend makes the automobile and transportation segment the largest shareholder from 2021 to 2026. Ice formations on wind turbines can increase the weight of the turbines and damage the rotors when they are running. Ice formations can also reduce the efficiency of the generators and reduce power generation. Wind turbines are often placed at a height making physical removal of ice formations difficult. Anti-icing coatings are preferred in the wind power sector as these coatings are durable and reduce the cost of maintenance and ensure smooth running during heavy winters.
The dominant market segment is held by the European region. Europe has a lot of countries that experience weather conditions during winters especially the Nordic region. Europe is a major promoter of wind energy and other renewable energy sources. The formation of ice on energy generation equipment is detrimental to the efficient generation of power during winters. Machinery, automobiles, and outdoor equipment produced in the region have to be able to prevent ice formation as they are detrimental to their working and cause damage. The region is a major hub for scientific advancements especially in the field of nanotechnology, which has increased the demand for anti-icing coatings in the region. The APAC region will have the highest value in terms of CAGR. Growing global warming concerns have increased the instances of extreme winters where ice formation can occur during nights in the region. Hence, this will help to raise demand for anti-icing-based products in this region.Developing countries like China and India are major producers of automobiles for the global market, the rising production of automobiles and their parts are expected to increase the demand for anti-icing coatings in the production processes in the region. The region also manufactures various other products for the global market like wind turbines which are all expected to have a positive impact on the growth of the anti-icing market in the region.
NeverWet (US), DowDuPont (US), PPG (US), Fraunhofer (Germany), CG2 Nanocoatings (Canada), Battelle (US), Aerospace & Advanced Composites (Austria), NEI Corporation (US), Nanosonic (US), Cytonix (US), among others, are the major vendors competing in the anti-icing coating market.
Please note: This is not an exhaustive list of companies profiled in the report.
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The Global Anti-Icing Coating Market has been studied from the year 2019 till 2026. However, the CAGR provided in the report is from the year 2021 to 2026. The research methodology involved three stages: Desk research, Primary research, and Analysis & Output from the entire research process.
The desk research involved a robust background study which meant referring to paid and unpaid databases to understand the market dynamics; mapping contracts from press releases; identifying the key players in the market, studying their product portfolio, competition level, annual reports/SEC filings & investor presentations; and learning the demand and supply-side analysis for the Anti-Icing Coating Market.
The primary research activity included telephonic conversations with more than 50 tier 1 industry consultants, distributors, and end-use product manufacturers.
Finally, based on the above thorough research process, an in-depth analysis was carried out considering the following aspects: market attractiveness, current & future market trends, market share analysis, SWOT analysis of the company and customer analytics.
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