According to the firm, global consumption of the five leading additives (dispersants, rheology modifiers, foam control, slip/rub and wetting agents) in coatings and inks in 2017 is a projected 2.7 billion pounds worth more than $5 billion.
The estimated 95 billion pounds of coatings produced worldwide in 2017 will consume 92% of the additive volume and the 8.4 billion pounds of ink the remainder.
Each additive is typically incorporated at about a% or less of a formulation but can dramatically improve the stability, application, appearance and/or performance properties.
Rheology modifiers are the leading additive type with 38% of the volume and 36% of the dollar value.Rheology modifiers include inorganic, synthetic and cellulose types.
Dispersants are next in size with one-fifth of the pounds and 18% of the dollars.They range from high volume types for titanium dioxide in architectural paints to highly specialized polymeric varieties for a specific pigment and coating or ink technology.
Foam control additives are third with 17% of the volume and value and vary from higher performance silicone, surfactant and polymer-based products to mineral oil types.
Slip/rub materials are 12% of the volume and 15% of the dollars with silicone and wax products employed.
Wetting agents are 12% of the pounds and 13% of the dollars and include high volume alkoxylated surfactants and the more specialized silicone, acrylic, acetylenic glycol derivatives and flurosurfactant kinds.
The above information is based upon Kusumgar, Nerlfi & Growney’s upcoming multi-client study, Global Coating & Ink Additives, 2017-2022 which is available through subscription.
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