Surface Treatment Market

Global Surface Treatment Market Analysis and Opportunity Assessment by Chemical Type, Application, Region, and Country – Forecast 2022 – 2032

The market is expected to generate an incremental $ opportunity of US$ 10,437.8 Mn between 2022 and 2032

Category: Chemicals & Materials Published Date : October 2022 ID: CVC-00279 Format: PDF Pages: 290

Global Surface Treatment Market Size Analysis

According to a research survey conducted by ChemView Consulting, in 2022, the Global Surface Treatment Market was worth US$ 13,782.1 Mn and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.8% over the forecast period. While the historical CAGR is 4.9%, the market is expected to hit US$ 24,219.9 Mn by 2032 end.

Surface treatment is a procedure for improving the qualities of various surfaces, such as hardness, wear- and corrosion resistance, etc. Effective surface treatment techniques can provide products of exceptional quality and longevity. It has also been shown to be an effective way to stop metals from generating sludge while providing superior corrosion protection. Cleaning, activation, phosphating, and passivation are common steps in the procedure.

Market Dynamic


Due to rising consumer demand for environmentally friendly chemicals and rising investment in the chemical sector, the global surface treatment market is predicted to expand significantly during the projected period. Surface treatment is in high demand worldwide because of the rising need for products that are robust and resistant to wear. By 2031, rising industrial and infrastructure activity is anticipated to further fuel the expansion of the surface treatment market.


In some geographical markets, the sales volume of particular surface treatment chemicals is constrained by strict environmental emissions regulations.

Surface Treatment Market

Market Segments Covered in Report

By Chemical Type:

  • Anodizing chemicals
  • Alkaline Degreaser
  • Etchants and additives
  • Electrolytic coloring and brightening
  • Others
  • Cleaners
  • Paint Strippers
  • Passivation
  • Additives and Sealants
  • Corrosion Protection
  • Others (primers, coatings, etc.)

By Application:

  • Electronics and Electrical
  • Automotive and Transportation
  • Industrial machinery
  • Aerospace
  • Construction and infrastructure
  • Others

By Region and Country:

  • North America (U.S., Canada)
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Rest of Latin America)
  • Europe (Germany, Italy, France, UK, Spain, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, South Korea, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Australia & New Zealand, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • Middle East (Saudi Arabia, Turkey, UAE, Rest of Middle East)
  • Africa (South Africa, Nigeria, Egypt, Rest of Africa)

Segment-Wise Analysis

Why are Cleaners estimated to maintain their huge dominance during the forecast period?

With their widespread use in numerous applications and high volume production, cleaners are predicted to maintain their enormous market domination during the projection period. Traditional alkaline-based cleansers still have a significant market share, but low-temperature surfactants are also becoming more popular, along with sustainable products free of boron and phosphate.

Why is the Automotive & Transportation industry expected to remain the largest demand generator for surface treatment?

Throughout the forecast period, the surface treatment market is anticipated to continue to be driven primarily by the automotive industry. Some of the main reasons influencing the market expansion of the category include the widespread use of surface treatment chemicals on the body sections of cars, the size of the automotive fleet, and the anticipated recovery in vehicle manufacturing in the post-pandemic market trends. Additionally, there is a rise in demand for items resistant to wear and corrosion across various industry sectors, including automotive, steel, aluminum, metal processing, etc.

Region-Wise Analysis

The regions analyzed for the market include North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, and Africa.

  • With a market share of 51.6% throughout the forecast period, Asia-Pacific is well-endowed with lucrative growth potential as China and India are the two most important rising nations and are therefore gaining ground.
  • Sales volumes in Brazil and Mexico are anticipated to be quite high, with demand prospects coming from the infrastructure and construction application segment.

Competition Analysis

Several players are supplying the fragmented surface treatment market. The businesses’ main marketing methods include significant investments in R&D, portfolio expansions, new and innovative products, geographic expansions, collaborations, partnerships, and acquisitions to increase their consumer base.

The key developments in the Global Surface Treatment Market are:

  • In May 2020, for the food and beverage industry, the coating division of BASF, which operates under the Chemetall name in China, introduced FiSan, a full line of sanitization products, including cleaners, adhesives, and conveyer lubricants.
  • In July 2021, an antimicrobial surface treatment for paper products was introduced by Arjowiggins, a French firm, to proactively prevent the growth of hazardous microorganisms for the product’s intended lifetime or up to 10 years.

A list of some of the key suppliers present in the market are:

  • Atotech Deutschland GmbH
  • Curtis-Wright Corporation
  • Element Solution Inc.
  • Henkel Ag & Co.
  • Nippon Paint Co., Ltd
  • Nihon Parkerizing Co., Ltd
  • NOF Corporation
  • DUBOIS Chemicals
  • Surtec
  • PPG Industries
  • Quaker Chemical Corporation.
  • Arjowiggins

Global Surface Treatment Market 2022-2032: Report Coverage and Highlights

  • Assessment of the historical and current market size (2017-2021), market projections (2022-2032), and its contribution to the parent market
  • Key drivers, restraints, opportunities, and key emerging trends impacting market growth
  • Predictions on critical supply, demand, and technological trends and changes in consumer behavior
  • Value chain analysis (list of manufacturers, distributors, end-users, average profitability margins, etc.)
  • Segment-wise, country-wise, and region-wise market analysis
  • Competition mapping, market share analysis, key strategies adopted by top players, and competitive tactical intelligence
  • Key product innovations and regulatory framework
  • Covid-19 impact on the market and how to navigate
  • Strategic market analysis and recommendations on crucial winning strategies
Research ScopeDetails
Forecast period2022-2032
Historical data available for2017-2021
Market analysisUSD Million for Value and Tons for Volume, and CAGR from 2022 to 2030
Key regions coveredNorth America, Latin America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Africa
Key countries coveredUS, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Germany, Italy, France, UK, Spain, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, China, Japan, South Korea, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Australia & New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, UAE, South Africa, Nigeria, Egypt
Key segments coveredBy Chemical Type, Application, and Region
Customization scopeAvailable upon Request
Pricing and purchase optionsAvailable upon Request