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Stain Resistant Coatings Market

Stain Resistant Coatings Market

Stain Resistant Coatings Market By Technology (Solvent-based, Water-based), By Chemistry (Siloxane Copolymers, Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)), By Application (Architectural Coatings, Textile Softeners & Repellents, Transportation) & By Region - Global Insights to 2031

Stain Resistant Coatings Market

Market Outlook for Stain Resistant Coatings

Demand for stain resistant coatings has been following an upward curve since the past decade. While the COVID-19 pandemic has unprecedentedly taken a toll on market growth, recovery followed with the commencement of vaccination and adoption of the ‘new normal’. While requirement for stain resistant architectural coatings is majorly driving the market, increasing applications in textile softeners & repellents is expected to further boost sales.

A latest market study on stain resistant coatings by Fact.MR offers detailed insights of demand-supply trajectories, with special focus on key regions such as Asia Pacific, Europe, and North America for the forecast period of 2021 to 2031.

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Historical Vs. Future Outlook on Stain Resistant Coatings

Stain resistant coatings have gained wide popularity in the past years owing to their properties of resisting stains caused by abrasion, weather change, UV fading, and other factors. Rise in research & development (R&D) activities by manufacturers to bring in more efficient and affordable range of products has further positively impacted the industry during the last 5 years from 2016 to 2020.

High requirement from architecture, textile, and cookware industries is substantially raising the market value for stain resistant coatings.

Additionally, higher preference for water-based stain resistant coatings in textiles, medical, buildings, and healthcare is projected to fuel sales over the coming years. According to Fact.MR, the global stain resistant coatings market is projected to expand at close to 7% CAGR through 2031.

Why is there Growing Requirement for Stain Resistant Coatings from the Textile Industry?

Stain resistant coatings are extensively used in the textiles industry owing to their ability to resist staining or change in original pigmentation, opaqueness, and appearance of textile materials due to staining agents.

According to a report titled “Textiles Industry Spotlight”, published by Select USA, the United States textile and apparel industry is nearly a US$ 70 billion sector when measured by value of industry shipments in 2018.

As per the report, the U.S. textile industry is one of the most significant sectors of the manufacturing industry, and ranks among the top markets in the world by export value - US$ 23 billion in 2018. Despite facing decline in growth amidst the pandemic in 2020, the industry is likely to expand steadily, similar to other regional market, resulting in increase in demand for stain resistant coatings across the globe.

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What are the Key Challenges Faced by Stain Resistant Coating Manufacturers?

Stain resistant coating manufacturers often face hurdles due to the costly production procedure.

Also, this type of coating is often considered as a luxury and not a necessity in small residential and commercial architectural projects. Furthermore, a few negatives of stain resistant coatings make their adoption challenging among end users, such as-

  • Process cycle of stain resistant coatings emit harmful substances and impact the environment
  • Stain resistant coating materials are often non-degradable and may cause environmental hazards

However, overall advantages of using stain resistant coatings across diverse end-use sectors outpace their few negatives.

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Country-Wise Analysis

Why are Sales of Resistant Coatings Gaining Momentum in China?

China has emerged as the epicenter of the world’s fastest-growing stain resistant coatings market - Asia Pacific. Well-developed textiles and transportation industry and robust demand from the architecture industry are forecast to raise the revenue of players in China’s stain resistant coatings industry.

As stated by the China National Textile and Apparel Council, textile and garment sector exports in China grew by an annual rate of 7% from 2015 to 2020, and the export value of fiber products reached at US$ 400 billion in 2020.

As per data revealed by the China National Textile and Apparel Council, China is the world’s largest and biggest textile cloth manufacturer and exporter, which contributes 7% to China’s GDP. These statistics represent the lucrative opportunities awaiting stain resistant coating manufacturers in China.

What Makes Germany Dominate Europe’s Stain Resistant Coatings Industry?

Germany is leading in the world’s second-largest stain resistant coatings industry – Europe, and is predicted to sustain its position during the forecast period. Requirement for a variety of stain resistant coating materials such as PTFE, ETFE, and others, coupled with rising demand for architectural coatings, is spurring growth in the country.

According to a report titled “The Architectural Profession in Europe 2018- A Sector Study”, published by the Architects’ Council of Europe, the architecture industry in Europe is expanding steadily with the total number of architects having increased by 24% from 2008 to 2018, while Germany is among the top 5 dominating countries in this industry.

As per the report, out of 562,000 architects in Europe, 111,000 are from Germany, as of 2018. These figures imply the high demand for architectural stain resistant coatings in Germany.

Why is the U.S an Attractive market for Stain Resistant Coatings?

The United States, being the leader in North America, is expected to witness impressive growth in the near future. Backed by highly advanced manufacturing infrastructure and robust demand from the architecture and transportation industry, the U.S. is in the spotlight for key players.

As per a report titled “Logistics and Transportation Spotlight- The Logistics and Transportation Industry in the United States”, published by Select USA, the logistics and transportation industry in the U.S. is highly progressive, while international and domestic companies in this industry are flourishing on highly skilled workforce and relatively low costs.

As stated in the report, U.S. business logistics costs reached US$ 1.6 trillion in 2018, representing 8% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in that year. This gives a glimpse of the growing opportunities for stain resistant coatings in the U.S., as these are largely used for equipment coating purposes.

How are Manufacturers of Stain Resistant Coatings Capitalizing on High Potential in Japan?

Japan, having highly advanced architecture and transportation sectors, has emerged lucrative for stain resistant coating suppliers. With increase in demand for water-based stain resistant coatings across diverse end-use sectors, Japan is expected to exhibit significant growth in the sales of stain resistant coatings.

According to the Government of Japan, the architecture and construction industry is highly advanced and progressive in the country, while sustainable development goals have major contribution in strengthening Japan’s infrastructure. As per the report, some of the top factors driving architectural and infrastructural growth in Japan are-

  • Technologies for local needs
  • Co-creation
  • Long-term commitment
  • Lifecycle economic efficiency

This depicts high growth scope for stain resistant coating suppliers in Japan.

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Category-Wise Insights

Which Technology of Stain Resistant Coatings is Most Popular?

Presently, water-based stain resistant coatings witness the highest demand in terms of technology, and this segment is expected to remain in the limelight throughout the forecast period. Some of the properties of water-based stain resistant coatings that make them highly sought-after are-

  • Provide better resistance to abrasion and heat
  • More efficient in resisting UV fading
  • Low flammability and toxicity due to low VOC levels and HAP emissions
  • Provide excellent adhesion

Another key segment in this category aiding the growth of manufacturers is solvent-based stain resistant coatings.

Why are PTFE Stain Resistant Coatings Most Sought-after?

High demand for Polytetrafluoroethylene or PTFE has been boosting the growth of stain resistant coating suppliers since the past decade. Due to them being highly heat, cold & chemical resistant, and having excellent service life, PTFE stain resistant coatings see high demand across diverse end-use industries, starting from textiles to transportation.

Other key segments in this category are Siloxane Copolymers, Ethylene Tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE), Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF), and other chemistries.

Which Application of Stain Resistant Coatings Accounts for the Highest Sales?

Presently, architectural coatings is the leading application segment. Despite seeing temporary decline due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, high demand for stain resistant coatings in the architectural industry is propelling the growth of manufactures. As the number of residential, industrial, and commercial architectural projects are anticipated to rise further, application in this sector is expected to fuel the sales of suppliers.

Other key applications of stain resistant coatings are textile softeners & repellents, cookware & bakeware, and transportation.

Competitive Landscape

The global stain resistant coatings market is fragmented and highly competitive for key players. In order to secure their positions, key market players are emphasizing on the quality of their products, while launching new products more frequently. For instance,

  • Nanotex LLC launched its new extensive range of products such as Nanotex® Resist Spills, Nanotex® Release Stains, and others, during the last 5 years.
  • Crypton LLC launched its new range Crypton® Stain Resistant Fabric Solutions a couple of years back.

Report Scope



Forecast Period


Historical Data Available for


Market Analysis

USD Million for Value

Key Regions Covered

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • South Asia
  • East Asia
  • Middle East & Africa
  • Oceania

Key Countries Covered

  • US
  • Canada
  • Germany
  • U.K.
  • France
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Poland
  • Russia
  • China
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • India
  • Thailand
  • Malaysia
  • Vietnam
  • Indonesia
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • GCC Countries
  • Turkey
  • Northern Africa
  • South Africa

Key Segments Covered

  • Technology
  • Chemistry
  • Application
  • Region

Key Companies Profiled

  • 3M Company
  • Akzo Nobel N.V.
  • APV Engineered Coatings
  • Axalta Coating Systems, LLC
  • Crypton LLC
  • Nanotex LLC
  • ICL Phosphate Specialty
  • Nippon Paint Co., Ltd.
  • PPG Industries
  • Teijin Frontier Co., Ltd.
  • The Chemours Company
  • The Dow Chemical Company
  • The Sherwin-Williams Company

Report Coverage

  • Market Forecasts
  • Brand Share Analysis
  • Competition Intelligence
  • DROT Analysis
  • Market Dynamics and Challenges
  • Strategic Growth Initiatives

Segmentation by Category

  • Technology

    • Solvent-based
    • Water-based
    • Other Technologies
  • Chemistry

    • Siloxane Copolymers
    • Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)
    • Ethylene Tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE)
    • Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF)
    • Other Chemistries
  • Application

    • Architectural Coatings
    • Textile Softeners & Repellents
    • Cookware & Bakeware
    • Transportation
    • Other Applications
  • Region

    • North America
    • Latin America
    • Europe
    • Middle East and Africa (MEA)
    • East Asia
    • South Asia
    • Oceania

- FAQs -

Some of the top companies providing stain resistant coatings are 3M Company, Akzo Nobel N.V., APV Engineered Coatings, and The Chemours Company.

China, the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, Japan, Italy, France, and a few others are lucrative markets for stain resistant coatings, and are expected to dominate throughout the forecast period.

Presently, Siloxane Copolymers and PTFE are the mostly sought-after in terms of chemistry and material, and are expected to keep leading over the forecast period of 2021 to 2031.

Presently, key application area of stain resistant coatings are architectural coatings, textile softeners & repellents, and cookware & bakeware, which are expected to fuel sales over the coming years.

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