Coating is widely used in the construction, furniture, automotive industry, etc, and
plays a significant role in surface protection, decoration, and many other specific
Classification of Coatings
different applications, coating can be divided into construction coating,
industrial coating, general coating and auxiliaries.
In terms of
coating functions, coating can be classified in to anticorrosive coating,
fire-resistant coating, waterproof coating, insulation coating, etc.
Based on the
different shape, it can be divided into solvent-based coating, water-based
coating, powder coating, etc.
Industrial Chain of the Coating Industry
sector includes raw materials for the coating products, such as pigment,
dispersant, filler, auxiliaries, etc, while the downstream covers various
aspects of our life, such as buildings, automobiles, machineries, etc.
Coating Applications in 2017
According to the
downstream applications, 40% of the global coating are used in architecture,19%
used in anticorrosion, 13% used in automobiles, and 7% used in wood.
Coating Industry in China vs. World
Coating is a
necessary sector for the national economy. According to the statistics from World
Paint & Coatings Industry Association( WPCIA), the coating output in
the world in 2017 is about 71.44 million MT with the value of 192.9 billion
USD. Meanwhile, the coating output in China in the same year is about 20.36
million MT with the value of 64 billion USD, accounting for nearly one third of
the world value.