New study on Asian coatings
additives reveals China to be
the largest consumer of coatings additives in Asia, followed by Japan.
Figure 1. Asian Coatings Additives by Country ($MM)
Figure 2. Coating Additives by Type in Asia ($MM)
Figure 2 shows additive consumption by type
in Asia. Biocides are the largest type, with
28% of the additive value. Most biocides are consumed in marine anti-fouling
coatings, with architectural in-can preservatives and dry film fungicides the
other major outlet. Rheology modifiers are the second largest type, with 23% of
the dollars. Cellulosics, WB synthetic, and organoclays. are among the numerous
rheology-modifier types. Dispersants are next in value, with 13% of total
dollars. Dispersing titanium dioxide and fillers in architectural paints is a
large-volume outlet. More sophisticated dispersants are used for the
specialized pigments found in industrial coatings.
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