Growing demand for seed treatment, brand differentiation, and high adoption of hybrid seeds are the major factors providing scope for the growth of the market. Rapid advancements in seed coating technologies is providing opportunities for the growth of the seed colorant market. Many acquisitions are happening in the seed colorant industry, with BASF acquiring Becker Underwood, a global market leader in seed enhancement technologies, and Milliken Chemicals acquiring Keystone Aniline Corporation.
The Major Growing Segment by Ingredient – Polymer
Polymers have the largest market share in the seed coating material market, accounting for 44.1% of the global market share. Use of polymers helps in providing sufficient oxygen to plants. By region, North America accounts for the largest market share followed by Europe and South America. The seed coating material market is relatively underdeveloped in Asia-Pacific countries, such as India and other countries. Growing awareness among farmers is the major factor for the high growth rates in the market. Among polymers, organic polymers account for a very minor portion of the market, as the market is dominated by synthetic polymers.
Use of Modern Farming Technologies in Developed Countries
With increasing disposable income, living standards, and growing awareness, the use of the modern technologies is increasing. The farmers in developing nations are sowing larger areas of fields, with increasing speed, using sowing machines. Use of sowing machines mixes up the seeds and results in planting two or more seeds in a single place, resulting in wastage. Use of seed coating helps seeds from sticking together. Additionally, seed coating with the right amount of binders ensures that the active ingredient stays on seeds ,and also helps in reducing dust emission. Seed coatings keep active ingredients and other inputs on the seed; and therefore, maximize the productivity of the seed and seedling active ingredients. Government of many countries have also invested in agricultural infrastructure, which helps in the usage of modern farming technologies.
Disposal of Coating Material
Many hazardous chemicals are used in coating of seeds, which leads to environmental concerns. Use of advanced technologies are required for the proper disposal of chemicals. Lack of proper awareness among the farming community, especially in the Asia-Pacific region, is causing damage to the environment and to the farms. Use of proper mechanisms are necessary for minimizing the environmental effects. Farmers are becoming conscious about the negative effects of seed coatings, which is restraining the market. There are stringent regulations in major countries in the world for the proper disposal of products. Increasing demand for organic products is also restraining the growth of the market. Many new technologies and bio-based products are being developed to overcome this challenge.
Key Developments of Global Seed Coating Material Market
- Dec 2016 - Polymers and polymer colorants dominated the seed coating materials market of India in financial year 2016.
- Dec 2016 – The research effort of industry is focussed on protective treatments, seed bulking, and embellishment for marketing purposes.
Bayer CropScience, BASF, Incotec Group, Chromatech Incorporated , Germains Seed Technology, Brett Young, Clariant International, Keystone Aniline Corporation, Precision Laboratories,Mahendra Overseas, list not exhaustive.
Global Seed Coating Material market offers latest trends, growth prospects, industry competitiveness, major players, regional market share and forecast to 2023.
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1.1 Market Definition
1.2 Key Findings of the Study
2. Research Scope & Methodology
2.1 Study Deliverables
2.2 Market Segmentation
2.3 Study Assumptions
2.4 Research Methodology
2.5 Research Phases
3. Market Dynamics
3.1.1 Adoption of new seed technologies (GM and hybird)
3.1.2 Use of modern farming technologies in Developing countries
3.1.3 Increasing demand for enhancing seed performance
3.2.1 Disposal of Coating Materials
3.2.2 Strict Government Regulations
4. Market Segmentation
4.1 By Ingredients
4.2 By Application
184.108.40.206 Grains and Cereals
220.127.116.11 Oil Seeds
18.104.22.168 Fruits and Vegetables
22.214.171.124 Turf and Ornamental
4.3 By Geography
4.3.1 North America
126.96.36.199 United States
188.8.131.52 United Kingdom
4.3.4 South America
184.108.40.206 South Africa
5. Competitive Landscape
5.1 Most Adopted Strategies
5.2 Most Active Companies
5.3 Market Share Analysis
6. Company Profiles
6.1 Bayer Crop Science
6.3 Incotec Group
6.4 Chromatec Incorporated
6.5 Germains Seed Technology
6.6 Brett Young
6.7 Clariant International Ltd.
6.8 Croda International PLC
6.9 Precision Laboratories
6.10 Mahendra Overseas
7. Future Outlook of the Market