European Coatings Journal - 14.06.2019 | Annirban Bhattacharya | ADDITIVES MARKET REPORT


The consumption of coating additives in Asia Pacific was around 41 % in 2018, which was more than that in North America, in the same year (Figure 1). The major contributors to the market growth in the region are the fast-growing economies, including China, India, and South Korea that constituted more than 80 % of the total regional consumption in the same year. Additives are used in small quantities in solvent-borne, water-borne, and powder-based coatings. Additives constitute an average of 0.1- 5 % of a formulation's concentration, which controls properties like rheology, slip & ...
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