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The Global Market for Bio-based Coatings 2023-2033

  • Report

  • 288 Pages
  • June 2023
  • Region: Global
  • Future Markets, Inc
  • ID: 5793133

The most widely used commercial coatings are based on petroleum derivatives (resins, solvents). Due to consumer and environmental concerns, coupled with regulation, manufacturers and formulators are developing bio-based alternatives to synthetic products, identifying safer materials with a low environmental impact for protective coatings.

Over the past decade, the coatings industry has increasingly introduced eco-friendly technologies, such as processes involving UV-cure, treatments with less or no solvents, waterborne products, hyperbranched, and high solid coatings to achieve high-performance coatings. This is now being supplemented by the production of coatings centred on bio-based materials in order to obtain a treatment that is sustainable from both the point of view of the production process and the raw materials used. Many producers have introduced bio-based alternatives in product formulations, replacing fossil-based compounds that possess similar properties, and also potentially have wider applications.

Growing pressure to comply with stringent health and safety legislation and demonstrate a reduced environmental impact is also compelling manufacturers to progressively introduce bio-derived alternatives to traditional chemicals. All ten of the top ten coatings companies by global sales now offer eco-friendly products with low-VOC emissions, and the reduction or replacement of traditional solvents, resins and pigments is now a high priority.

Report contents include:

  • Market drivers and trends in bio-based coatings
  • Analysis of types of fully or partly bio-based paints and coatings. Types covered include biobased versions of Alkyd resins, Polyurethanes, Epoxy resins, Acrylic resins and Poly (lactic acid) (PLA) coatings, Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) coatings, Cellulose-based coatings, Lignin coatings, Rosins, Bio-based carbon black, edible coatings, algal coatings, protein coatings and nanocoatings
  • Government policy & regulations
  • Global revenues, by coating type and market, historical and forecast to 2033
  • Competitive landscape for bio-based coatings
  • 158 company profiles. Companies profiled include Danimer Scientific, Earthodic, Ecoat, Kelpi, Melodea, NXTLEVVEL Biochem, Orineo, Relement, Slibio Coating, Stora Enso, Sufresca and Traceless

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Table of Contents

1 Research Methodology
2 Executive Summary
2.1 The global paints and coatings market
2.2 Bio-based coatings
2.2.1 Drop-in replacements
2.2.2 Bio-based resins
2.2.3 Reducing carbon footprint in industrial and protective coatings
2.3 Market drivers
2.4 Challenges using bio-based coatings

3 Types of Bio-based Coatings and Materials
3.1 Eco-friendly coatings technologies
3.1.1 UV-cure
3.1.2 Waterborne coatings
3.1.3 Treatments with less or no solvents
3.1.4 Hyperbranched polymers for coatings
3.1.5 Powder coatings
3.1.6 High solid (HS) coatings
3.1.7 Use of bio-based materials in coatings Biopolymers Coatings based on agricultural waste Vegetable oils and fatty acids Proteins Cellulose Plant-Based wax coatings
3.2 Barrier coatings
3.2.1 Polysaccharides Chitin Chitosan Starch
3.2.2 Poly(lactic acid) (PLA)
3.2.3 Poly(butylene Succinate
3.2.4 Functional Lipid and Proteins Based Coatings
3.3 Alkyd coatings
3.3.1 Alkyd resin properties
3.3.2 Bio-based alkyd coatings
3.3.3 Products
3.4 Polyurethane coatings
3.4.1 Properties
3.4.2 Bio-based polyurethane coatings Bio-based polyols Non-isocyanate polyurethane (NIPU)
3.4.3 Products
3.5 Epoxy coatings
3.5.1 Properties
3.5.2 Bio-based epoxy coatings
3.5.3 Products
3.6 Acrylate resins
3.6.1 Properties
3.6.2 Bio-based acrylates
3.6.3 Products
3.7 Polylactic acid (Bio-PLA)
3.7.1 Properties
3.7.2 Bio-PLA coatings and films
3.8 Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA)
3.8.1 Properties
3.8.2 PHA coatings
3.8.3 Commercially available PHAs
3.9 Cellulose
3.9.1 Microfibrillated cellulose (MFC) Properties Applications in coatings
3.9.2 Cellulose nanofibers Properties Applications in coatings
3.9.3 Cellulose nanocrystals
3.9.4 Bacterial Nanocellulose (BNC)
3.10 Rosins
3.11 Bio-based carbon black
3.11.1 Lignin-based
3.11.2 Algae-based
3.12 Lignin
3.12.1 Lignin structure
3.12.2 Types of lignin Sulfur containing lignin Sulfur-free lignin from biorefinery process
3.12.3 Properties
3.12.4 The lignocellulose biorefinery
3.12.5 Applications
3.12.6 Challenges for using lignin
3.12.7 Lignosulphonates
3.12.8 Kraft Lignin
3.12.9 Soda lignin
3.12.10 Biorefinery lignin
3.12.11 Organosolv lignins
3.12.12 Application in coatings
3.13 Edible films and coatings
3.14 Antimicrobial films and agents
3.14.1 Natural
3.14.2 Inorganic nanoparticles
3.14.3 Biopolymers
3.15 Nanocoatings
3.16 Protein-based biomaterials for coatings
3.16.1 Plant derived proteins
3.16.2 Animal origin proteins
3.17 Algal coatings
3.18 Polypeptides

4 Global Revenues for Bio-based Coatings
4.1 Global market revenues to 2033, total
4.2 Global market revenues to 2033, by market

5 Company Profiles (158 Company Profiles)6 References
List of Tables
Table 1. Market drivers and trends in bio-based and sustainable coatings
Table 2. Example environmentally friendly coatings, advantages and disadvantages
Table 3. Plant Waxes
Table 4. Types of alkyd resins and properties
Table 5. Market summary for bio-based alkyd coatings-raw materials, advantages, disadvantages, applications and producers
Table 6. Bio-based alkyd coating products
Table 7. Types of polyols
Table 8. Polyol producers
Table 9. Bio-based polyurethane coating products
Table 10. Market summary for bio-based epoxy resins
Table 11. Bio-based polyurethane coating products
Table 12. Bio-based acrylate resin products
Table 13. Polylactic acid (PLA) market analysis
Table 14. PLA producers and production capacities
Table 15. Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) market analysis
Table 16. Types of PHAs and properties
Table 17. Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) producers
Table 18. Commercially available PHAs
Table 19. Properties of micro/nanocellulose, by type
Table 20: Types of nanocellulose
Table 21: Microfibrillated Cellulose (MFC) production capacities in metric tons and production process, by producer, metric tons
Table 22. Commercially available Microfibrillated Cellulose products
Table 23. Market overview for cellulose nanofibers in paints and coatings
Table 24. Market assessment for cellulose nanofibers in paints and coatings-application, key benefits and motivation for use, megatrends, market drivers, technology drawbacks, competing materials, material loading, main global paints and coatings OEMs
Table 25. Companies developing CNF products in paints and coatings, applications targeted and stage of commercialization
Table 26. CNC properties
Table 27: Cellulose nanocrystal capacities (by type, wet or dry) and production process, by producer, metric tonnes
Table 28. Applications of bacterial nanocellulose (BNC)
Table 29. Technical lignin types and applications
Table 30. Classification of technical lignins
Table 31. Lignin content of selected biomass
Table 32. Properties of lignins and their applications
Table 33. Example markets and applications for lignin
Table 34. Application of lignin in binders, emulsifiers and dispersants
Table 35. Biorefinery feedstocks
Table 36. Comparison of pulping and biorefinery lignins
Table 37. Edible films and coatings market summary
Table 38. Types of protein based-biomaterials, applications and companies
Table 39. Overview of algal coatings-description, properties, application and market size
Table 40. Companies developing algal-based plastics
Table 41. Global market revenues for bio-based coatings, 2018-2033 (billions USD)
Table 42. Market revenues for bio-based coatings, 2018-2033 (billions USD), conservative estimate
Table 43. Market revenues for bio-based paints and coatings, 2018-2033 (billions USD), high estimate
Table 44. Lactips plastic pellets
Table 45. Oji Holdings CNF products

List of Figures
Figure 1. Paints and coatings industry by market segmentation 2019-2020
Figure 2. Schematic of production of powder coatings
Figure 3. Organization and morphology of cellulose synthesizing terminal complexes (TCs) in different organisms
Figure 4. PHA family
Figure 5: Schematic diagram of partial molecular structure of cellulose chain with numbering for carbon atoms and n= number of cellobiose repeating unit
Figure 6: Scale of cellulose materials
Figure 7. Nanocellulose preparation methods and resulting materials
Figure 8: Relationship between different kinds of nanocelluloses
Figure 9. SEM image of microfibrillated cellulose
Figure 10. Applications of cellulose nanofibers in paints and coatings
Figure 11: CNC slurry
Figure 12. High purity lignin
Figure 13. Lignocellulose architecture
Figure 14. Extraction processes to separate lignin from lignocellulosic biomass and corresponding technical lignins
Figure 15. The lignocellulose biorefinery
Figure 16. Schematic of a biorefinery for production of carriers and chemicals
Figure 17. Types of bio-based materials used for antimicrobial food packaging application
Figure 18. BLOOM masterbatch from Algix
Figure 19. Global market revenues for bio-based coatings, 2018-2033 (billions USD)
Figure 20. Market revenues for bio-based coatings, 2018-2033 (billions USD), conservative estimate
Figure 21. Market revenues for bio-based paints and coatings, 2018-2033 (billions USD), high
Figure 22. Dulux Better Living Air Clean Bio-based
Figure 23. NCCTM Process
Figure 24. CNC produced at Tech Futures’ pilot plant; cloudy suspension (1 wt.%), gel-like (10 wt.%), flake-like crystals, and very fine powder
Figure 25. Cellugy materials
Figure 26. EcoLine® 3690 (left) vs Solvent-Based Competitor Coating (right)
Figure 27. Rheocrysta spray
Figure 28. DKS CNF products
Figure 29. Domsjö process
Figure 30. CNF gel
Figure 31. Block nanocellulose material
Figure 32. CNF products developed by Hokuetsu
Figure 33. BioFlex process
Figure 34. Marusumi Paper cellulose nanofiber products
Figure 35. Melodea CNC barrier coating packaging
Figure 36. Fluorene cellulose ® powder
Figure 37. XCNF
Figure 38. Plantrose process
Figure 39. Spider silk production
Figure 40. CNF dispersion and powder from Starlite
Figure 41. 2 wt.% CNF suspension
Figure 42. BiNFi-s Dry Powder
Figure 43. BiNFi-s Dry Powder and Propylene (PP) Complex Pellet
Figure 44. Silk nanofiber (right) and cocoon of raw material
Figure 45. traceless® hooks
Figure 46. HefCel-coated wood (left) and untreated wood (right) after 30 seconds flame test
Figure 47. Bio-based barrier bags prepared from Tempo-CNF coated bio-HDPE film
Figure 48. Bioalkyd products

Companies Mentioned (Partial List)

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes, but is not limited to:

  • Advanced Biochemical (Thailand) Co. Ltd. (ABT)
  • Aekyung Chemical Co. Ltd.
  • AkzoNobel N.V.
  • Alberdingk Boley GmbH
  • Alfa Kimya SA
  • Algix
  • Algreen
  • allnex GmbH
  • Altropol Kunststoff GmbH
  • AMSilk GmbH
  • Amyris, Inc.
  • Apeel Sciences
  • Applied Graphene Materials
  • Aquapak Polymers Ltd.
  • Archroma
  • Arkema SA
  • AVA Biochem AG
  • Avantium B.V.
  • Baril Coatings B.V.
  • BiNFi-s
  • Biome Bioplastics
  • Borregaard Chemcell
  • Brightplus Oy
  • BYK-Chemie GmbH
  • CalAlSil®
  • Cargill Corporation
  • Celanese Corporation
  • Cellicon B.V.
  • Cellucomp Ltd.
  • Celluforce, Inc.
  • Cellugy
  • Chemical Process Services Ltd. (Bitrez)
  • Chemol Company (Seydel)
  • Clariant AG
  • Corbion N.V.
  • Cortec Corporation
  • Cosun Beet Company
  • Covestro AG
  • Croda International plc
  • Daily Polymer
  • Danimer Scientific
  • DKS Co. Ltd.
  • Domsjö Fabriker AB
  • Dow Chemical Company
  • DuPont Tate & Lyle, LLC
  • Earthodic
  • Eastman Chemical Company
  • Eco Safety Products
  • Ecoat SAS
  • EcoSynthetix, Inc.
  • Elementis plc
  • Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc.
  • Emery Oleochemicals LLC
  • Esbottle Oy
  • Essential Polymers
  • Ethox Chemicals LLC
  • Evonik Industries AG
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC
  • Futurity Bio-Ventures Ltd.
  • Gen Corporation
  • GEON Performance Solutions
  • GFBiochemicals
  • Grafren
  • Grand Rise Technology Co. Ltd.
  • Green Lizard Technologies Ltd.
  • HefCel
  • Hokuetsu Toyo Fibre Co. Ltd.
  • Holmen Iggesund
  • Imerys SA
  • India Glycol
  • Ingevity
  • Itaconix
  • IUV Srl
  • JRS Rettenmaier & Sohne GmbH
  • Kane Biotech, Inc.
  • Kelpi
  • KH Neochem
  • Kraton Corporation
  • Labema® Laboratories
  • Lactips
  • Lanxess AG
  • LEUNA-Harze GmbH
  • LipCoat BV
  • Living Ink Technologies
  • Lixea
  • LOTTE Chemical Corporation
  • Marusumi Paper Company Limited
  • Melodea Ltd.
  • Michelman
  • Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
  • Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
  • Mondi
  • mori
  • Mussel Polymers
  • Nabaco, Inc.
  • Natural Fiber Welding, Inc.
  • Nature Coatings, Inc.
  • NatureWorks
  • Nfinite Nanotechnology
  • Nippon Paper Industries
  • Novamont S.p.A.
  • NXTLEVVEL Biochem
  • Oji Holdings Corporation
  • Oji Paper Company
  • Omya
  • OrganoClick AB
  • Orineo
  • Osaka Gas Group
  • Paraexcel Global
  • Perstorp AB
  • Pili
  • Plantrose
  • Polaris Renewables LLC
  • Polyferm
  • PPG
  • PTT MCC Biochem Co. Ltd.
  • RAW Paints
  • Relement BV
  • Rengo Co. Ltd.
  • Roquette SA
  • RWDC Industries
  • S-EnPol Co. Ltd.
  • Sappi
  • Seevix Material Sciences Ltd.
  • Sharp Chemical Ind. Co. Ltd.
  • Shenzhen Ecomann Biotechnology Co. Ltd.
  • SICOMIN Epoxy Systems
  • Slibio Coating
  • Solvay SA
  • Spidey Tek
  • Spolchemie
  • Starlite Co. Ltd.
  • Stora Enso Oyj
  • Sufresca
  • Sugino Machine Limited
  • Sulapac Oy
  • Sun Chemical Corporation
  • Synthopol Chemie
  • Take Cite Co. Ltd.
  • Tech Futures
  • The Lubrizol Corporation
  • Toyo Ink Group
  • Traceless Materials
  • Vencorex® Chemicals
  • Vertec BioSolvents
  • VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd.
  • Wacker Chemie AG
  • Wanhua Chemical Group Co. Ltd.
  • WeylChem International GmbH
  • Worlée-Chemie GmbH
  • Zolpan SAS