Global Anti Fingerprint Coating Market

Global Anti-Fingerprint Coating Market, By Technology and Specification (Vacuum Deposition, Sol Gel, Others), By Application (Consumer Goods, Building and Construction, Automotive, Stainless Steel, Others),By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific (APAC), Latin America (LATAM), Middle-East & Africa (MEA) Trend Analysis, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2017-2027

  • Published Date: September 2021
  • Report ID: BWC2166
  • Available Format: PDF
  • Page: 189

Report Overview

The global anti-fingerprint coating market is gaining significant traction because of the increasing demand for various consumer goods such as smartphones, wearables, laptops and tablets, etc. Additionally, advancements made in chemical technologies is also driving market growth.

The global anti-fingerprint coating market was worth USD 680.3 million in 2020 and is further projected to reach USD 983.4 million by the year 2027, growing at the CAGR of 5.5% during the forecast period. The market is gaining significant traction because of the increasing demand for various consumer goods, such as smartphones, wearables, laptops, and tablets, etc. Furthermore, the growing application of the anti-fingerprint coating in the automotive and construction industry is expected to create abundant growth opportunities for the global anti-fingerprint coating market. Also, the growth of the anti-fingerprint coating industry has been fueled by the increased production of ceramic sanitaryware.

Anti Fingerprint Coating Market

Source: BlueWeave Consulting

Global Anti-Fingerprint Coating Market- Overview

Anti-fingerprint coatings are used to prevent the surface of wood, glass, metals, and other materials from fingerprints. Among the many benefits of anti-fingerprint coatings is their anti-smudge capability. The fingerprints on surfaces coated with anti-fingerprint coatings are either not visible to the naked eye or are only very slightly visible. These kinds of coatings are made up of lipophilic chemicals such as fluorocarbons. Because a growing number of glass buildings are being constructed in developed and developing countries, anti-finger coatings are becoming more popular.

Global Anti-Fingerprint Coating Market Forecast and Trends

Growth Drivers

Increasing Adoption of Anti-Fingerprint Coating in Consumer Goods Industry

The anti-finger coating application in the consumer goods industry is growing rapidly. The increasing demand for smartphones, tablets, and wearables in emerging markets such as China and India is driving the growth of the anti-fingerprint coating market. For instance, Xiaomi recently launched Mi Band 6 which is protected by an anti-fingerprint coated tempered glass. Likewise, Nubia, a Chinese smartphone manufacturing company also released MFi-certified co-branded USB Type C lightning cable with an anti-fingerprint coating. Additionally, anti-fingerprint coatings are increasingly being used by electronic manufacturers, thereby contributing to the market's growth.

Advancements in Anti-Fingerprint Coatings

Due to the chemical composition of anti-fingerprint coatings, its manufacturers are increasingly focusing on R&D to make their formula more effective against external factors. As a result, its application is expanding beyond the traditional end-user industries. For instance, Samsung recently patented an anti-fingerprint compound that also carries self-healing properties. Additionally, a new anti-fingerprint nano-coating developed by Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Material IFAM can render a fingerprint almost invisible. Such advancements in anti-fingerprint coatings enable their adoption in various industries, thereby driving the growth of the global anti-fingerprint coating market.

Restraints

Available only in a standardized form

Although the application of the anti-fingerprint coating is highly wasteful in several end-user industries, the availability of such coatings which can cater to the specific needs of the industries is still limited. For instance, automobile industries can apply any kind of anti-fingerprint coating of their choice; however, most touch-based displays like smartphones and tablets can suffer from fingerprinting issues because of anti-fingerprint coating. The global anti-fingerprint coating market growth has been hindered by this issue.

Impact of COVID-19 on the Global Anti-Fingerprint Coating Market

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a severe impact on the global anti-fingerprint coating market as the operations of several end-user industries such as automobile, construction, and smartphone manufacturing came to a halt, which significantly declined the demand for anti-fingerprint coating. Furthermore, nationwide lockdown imposed by different countries also halted the growth of anti-fingerprint coatings as a result of which manufacturers had to face severe losses. However, the market is expected to catch its pace again as the manufacturing activities resume in the post-COVID-19 period.

Global Anti-Fingerprint Coating Market - By Technology and Specification

Based on technology and specifications, the global anti-fingerprint coating market is segmented into vacuum deposition, sol-gel, and others. The vacuum deposition segment holds a major share in the market. This technique is very popular in the automobile and construction industry as well as in consumer goods because the vacuum applied anti-finger coatings improve the optical quality of the display of the product and also improves the visual acuity. Therefore, smartphone manufacturers often prefer vacuum deposition for applying anti-finger coatings, which propels its market growth.

Global Anti-Fingerprint Coating Market - By Application

Based on application, the global anti-fingerprint coating market is categorized into consumer goods, building and construction, automotive, stainless steel, and others. The building and construction industry accounts for the largest market share in the global anti-fingerprint coating market. This segment is further classified into an architectural glass and ceramic sanitaryware. The use of architectural glass is becoming very common in the building of various architectures such as offices, museums, academic buildings, etc. Architectural glass gives an aesthetic look to the building while also absorbing, refracting, or transmitting light. Therefore, the anti-fingerprint coating market is surging to prevent the glass from dust and oil particles.

Global Anti-Fingerprint Coating Market - Regional Insights

Geographically, the global anti-fingerprint coating market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle-East & Africa. North America dominates the market because of the high disposable income which increases the market penetration of goods such as smartphones, tablets, wearables, etc. The Asia-Pacific region is expected to witness the highest CAGR during the forecast period. The expanding construction activities and flourishing automobile industry are some of the biggest factors influencing the growth of the anti-fingerprint coating market in this region.

Regional Insights

Source: BlueWeave Consulting

Competitive Landscape

The leading market players in the global anti-fingerprint coating market are AGC Inc., Taiwan Fluoro Technology Co., Ltd., Cytonix LLC, Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd., Daikin Industries Ltd., PPG Industries, Inc., Essilor International S.A., Nippon Paint Surf Chemicals Co., Ltd, Harves Co., Ltd., Natoco Co., Ltd., Izovac Ltd., Leader Optronics Technology Co. Ltd., NanoSlic Smart Coatings, NAGASE & CO., LTD., Nanokote Pty Ltd., Kriya Materials, Carl Zeiss Limited, Bühler AG, Plasmatreat GmbH, and other prominent players.

The global anti-fingerprint coating market is competitive as well as consolidated with the presence of several industry players. The market players have been consistently focusing on launching a wide range of products for various applications with effective lipophilic properties. Furthermore, the adoption of competitive strategies like mergers, acquisitions, collaborations, partnerships, etc., is also very prominent among the industry players for gaining a competitive edge.

Recent Developments

  • In January 2021, BGZ brands, a US-based cell phone accessory company, and NBD Nano, a surface coating company, announced the launch of InvisiPrint MBED, an anti-fingerprint coating with embedded antimicrobial protection on the line up of screen protectors from BodyGuardz.
  • In November 2019, MetaShield, an advanced material technology company, announced the launch of NANOPRINT, an anti-fingerprint nanotechnology-based coating that reduces the appearance of fingerprints and smudges.

Scope of the Report

Attributes

Details

Years Considered

Historical data – 2017-2020

Base Year – 2020

Forecast – 2021 – 2027

Facts Covered

Revenue in USD Million

Market Coverage

The United States of America Canada, Germany, The United Kingdom, France, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Mexico, Japan, South Korea, China, India, United Arab Emirates, South Africa, Saudi Arabia

Product Service/Segmentation

By Technology and Specification, By Application, By Region

Key Players

AGC Inc.,Taiwan Fluoro Technology Co., Ltd., Cytonix LLC, Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd., Daikin Industries Ltd., PPG Industries, Inc., Essilor International S.A., Nippon Paint Surf Chemicals Co., Ltd, Harves Co., Ltd., Natoco Co., Ltd., Izovac Ltd., Leader Optronics Technology Co. Ltd., NanoSlic Smart Coatings, NAGASE & CO., LTD., Nanokote Pty Ltd., Kriya Materials, Carl Zeiss Limited, Bühler AG, Plasmatreat GmbH, and other prominent players.

 

By Technology and Specification

  • Vacuum Deposition
  • Sol Gel
  • Others

By Application

  • Consumer Goods

Smartphones

Television and Monitors

Laptops and Tablets

Wearables

Others

  • Building and Construction

Architectural Glass

Ceramic Sanitaryware

  • Automotive
  • Stainless Steel
  • Others

By Region

  • North America
  • Europe
  • The Asia-Pacific
  • Latin America
  • The Middle East & Africa

Frequently Asked Questions:

Ans: The global anti-fingerprint coating market reached USD 680.3 million in 2020.
Ans: The major factors driving the growth of the global anti-fingerprint coating market are the increasing adoption of anti-fingerprint coating in the consumer goods industry and advancements in anti-fingerprint coatings.
Ans: The key players in the global anti-fingerprint coating market are: AGC Inc., Taiwan Fluoro Technology Co., Ltd., Cytonix LLC, Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd., Daikin Industries Ltd., PPG Industries, Inc., Essilor International S.A., Nippon Paint Surf Chemicals Co., Ltd, Harves Co., Ltd., Natoco Co., Ltd., Izovac Ltd., Leader Optronics Technology Co. Ltd., NanoSlic Smart Coatings, NAGASE & CO., LTD., Nanokote Pty Ltd., Kriya Materials, Carl Zeiss Limited, Bühler AG, Plasmatreat GmbH, and other prominent players.
Ans: The consumer goods segment accounted for the largest share in the global Anti-Fingerprint Coating market.
Ans: North America has the largest share in the global Anti-Fingerprint Coating market.