Hull Coatings Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2019 - 2024)

The market is segmented by Coating Type (Self-Polishing Coatings, Fouling Release Coatings, and Others), and Application (Vessels and Rigs), and Geography

Market Snapshot

Hull Coatings Market - Market Summary
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Fastest Growing Market:

Asia Pacific

Largest Market:

Asia Pacific

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Market Overview

The hull coatings market is expected to grow at a CAGR of around 7% during the forecast period of 2019 – 2024. One of the major factors driving the growth of the market studied is the increasing oil & gas activities across the globe. On the flipside, stringent government regulation serve as one of the major stumbling blocks in growth of the studied market.

  • Vessels segment dominated the market in 2018 and is likely to grow during the forecast period, with the growing ship building industry in the Asia-Pacific region, along with the increasing production rates of leisure boats and cruise ships around the world.
  • Innovation & development of eco-friendly hull coatings is likely to provide opportunities for the studied market during the forecast period.
  • Asia-Pacific dominated the market across the globe, where the growth is majorly driven by the growing demand from the ship-building industry.

Scope of the Report

The hull coatings market report includes:

Coating Type
Self-Polishing Coatings (SPCs)
Fouling Release Coatings (FRC)
By Application
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South America
Rest of South America
Middle East & Africa
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle East & Africa

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Key Market Trends

Vessels Segment to Dominate the Market Demand

  • Hull coatings, which are also referred to as “anti- fouling”, are essential for marine ships. They exhibit properties like anti-corrosive and anti-fouling, which can increase the ships working life cycle.
  • High-performance anti-fouling provides lifelong benefits, including extended dry-dock intervals and reduced time in dry-dock, lower future maintenance costs and reduced greenhouse gas emissions through lower fuel consumption.
  • Hence, hull coatings play a key role in reducing the overall operational and commercial costs of a vessel.
  • With recovery prices in oil & gas industry, the exploration & production has started increasing across the globe. The major increase in oil & gas offshore exploration activities is noticed in North Sea, North America, and Middle Eastern regions.
  • With this, the demand for vessels is also increasing in these regions.
  • Besides, the demand for passenger, bulk containers, and container vessels is also increasing with growing population, and growing trade between nations.
  • Such trends across the globe have been leading to the growth of production in ship building industry, which is further driving the demand for hull coatings for application in vessels.
Hull Coatings Market - Segmentation

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Asia-Pacific Region to Dominate the Market

  • Asia-Pacific region dominated the global market share in 2018. Asia-Pacific is the world largest ship producing region in the world, which caters to the demand for various types of vessels, ranging from ferries, small boats, fishing vessels, tow & tug boats to oil industry vessels, cargo ships, passenger ships, bulk carriers, and container ships.
  • In Asia-Pacific, countries, such as China, Japan, and South Korea, are the leading producers of vessels, while large shipyards also exist in various other nations of the region.
  • Ships are mainly built after procuring projects and according to the customer requirements. It takes a minimum of 2 years to complete the production of a ship. Currently, such countries have been receiving bulk orders for vessels.
  • For instance, in November 2018, three South Korean yards, namely Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME), Hyundai Heavy Industries, and Samsung Heavy Industries won more than 50 orders for new large-scale LNG tankers which have to be delivered in the next three years. Besides, China holds a contract to build 24 vessels, Japan 15 vessels, and Singapore 1 vessel.
  • Hence, such bulk orders in line for production are projected to drive the demand for hull coatings from the shipbuilding industry in the region during the forecast period.
Hull Coatings Market - Regional Trends

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Competitive Landscape

The hull coatings market is a consolidated market, where few players account for significant share of the market demand. Some of the major players in the market include AkzoNobel N.V., PPG Industries Inc., Jotun, Hempel, BASF SE, amongst others.

Major Players

  1. AkzoNobel
  2. PPG
  3. Jotun
  4. Hempel
  5. BASF SE

* Complete list of players covered available in the table of contents below

Hull Coatings Market - Market Concentration

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Increasing Oil & Gas Exploration Activities

      2. 4.1.2 Increased Orders for Vessels

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Strict Government Regulations

    3. 4.3 Industry Value-Chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Porters 5 Force Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services

      5. 4.4.5 Degree of Competition


    1. 5.1 Coating Type

      1. 5.1.1 Self-Polishing Coatings (SPCs)

      2. 5.1.2 Fouling Release Coatings (FRC)

      3. 5.1.3 Others

    2. 5.2 By Application

      1. 5.2.1 Vessels

      2. 5.2.2 Rigs

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      2. 5.3.2 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      3. 5.3.3 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Italy

        5. Rest of Europe

      4. 5.3.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle East & Africa

        1. Saudi Arabia

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle East & Africa


    1. 6.1 Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis**

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Axalta Coating Systems

      2. 6.4.2 AkzoNobel N.V.

      3. 6.4.3 PPG Industries

      4. 6.4.4 Jotun

      5. 6.4.5 Hempel A/S

      6. 6.4.6 Chugoku Marine Paints, Ltd

      7. 6.4.7 BASF SE

      8. 6.4.8 Boero Bartolomeo SpA

      9. 6.4.9 Sherwin-Williams

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Innovation & Development of Eco-friendly Hull Coatings

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