Whether in the residential and architectural sector or in the automotive and industrial production: Powder coatings have become extremely popular since its introduction more than 50 years ago and show continued growth worldwide. So by 2025, the global powder coatings market is projected to grow over USD 17.0 billion.
One of the most booming regional powder coatings markets is China. Growth drivers are, among others, the increasing automotive production and the rising construction expenditure. To give an example: In 2025, more than 900 million people are expected to live in cities. Housing is in demand and therewith also the need for easy to use, environmentally friendly and cost-effective coatings to protect metal parts of building facades and give them the desired aesthetic. Powder coatings offer the best option, even for temperature-sensitive substrates.
Not every powder coating technology is the same. As an alternative to traditional powder coating systems, polyurethanes (PU) enable the formulation of coatings which are superior durable, weatherable, light stable, chemical resistant, easy to use, and eco-friendly in one. Due to these qualities, polyurethane powder coatings fulfil highest demands coming from the coatings industry.
Always continuing to work on innovations, Evonik creates state-of-the-art solutions for high performance polyurethane powder coating systems. Among these innovations there are the blockin agent free VESTAGON® BF grades, developed by Evonik's Crosslinkers Business Line. VESTAGON® BF grades are internally blocked polyurethane crosslinkers, enabling the formulation of coatings with low emission values, superior light stability and brilliant mechanical properties like chemical, impact, and scratch resistance. Even flat matte is possible in one shot by using resins with dissimilar hydroxyl value in one coating.
Mechanical strength, durability, chemical resistance and excellent solubility and adhesion properties – Evonik´s business line Crosslinkers offers tailor-made solutions for customers all over the world. As a raw material supplier, we have a profound understanding of the needs of our customers and their markets. Our range of products and expertise generates added value in a number of areas: from coatings and adhesives to civil engineering, high-performance elastomers and composites.