is a thick layer of pigmented resin designed to provide a protective layer and high quality finish on the surface of fiber-reinforced composite. Gelcoat is used to color and to improve surface properties of the composite to which it is applied like corrosion resistance, water resistance, heat resistance and appearance. This report on global Gelcoat market
gives detailed information about the product value chain right from the beginning which contains raw materials till end-use. The global gelcoat market has been analyzed with respect to different parameters such as demand, supply, end-users and providers of gelcoat. The report explains the gelcoat market on the basis of type, industry and geography. On the basis of type, epoxy resins and polyester resins are the main sub-segments. The industries considered in the report include marine, transportation, construction, wind energy and others. All the segments have been further broken down to give in-depth analysis of the market.
The overall market is also presented from the perspective of different geographic regions and the key countries in each region. The market is dominated by Americas which holds more then one-third of the market share in 2015. This trend is because North America has the largest number of end user industries for gelcoat market which is now saturated with marine industries. Gelcoat market in 2015 was dominated by five major companies, namely:
- HK Research Corporation (U.S.)
- AOC, LLC (U.S.)
- Ashland Inc. (U.S.)
- Büfa Composite Systems GmbH & Co. KG. (Germany)
- Nuplex Industries Ltd. (Australia)
These companies have significant presence in the gelcoat market with wide product mix and considerable brand image:
- Interplastic Corporation (U.S.)
- Poliya Composites Resins and Polymers Inc. (Turkey)
- Polynt S.p.A (U.S.)
- Reichhold LLC (U.S.)
- Scott Bader Company Limited (U.K.).