Germany Acid Proof Lining Market 2017–2027
The acid proof lining is high-performance coatings that provide protection against chemicals, mechanical, and thermal stresses. They offer resistance to harsh chemicals such as gases, solvents, mixtures and phase separation, and dyes. The acid proof lining is ideal for enhancing the durability of the component and also increase visual appeals. Power generation, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, petrochemicals, metallurgy, steel manufacturing, aluminum manufacturing, water treatment & processing, sewage, and wastewater, and process water are some of the major end-user industries of the acid proof linings.
The Germany acid proof lining market is projected to reach US$ 8.0 billion by the end of 2027, in terms of revenue, growing at CAGR of 6.0% during the forecast period (2019 to 2027).
Growing demand for acid proof lining from various end-use industries across Germany region is expected to be a major driver factor fueling the growth of Germany acid proof lining. Additionally, entry for small manufacturers in the market and suppliers is easy in the country, since there is a lot of scopes for the vendors to differentiate their product offerings through the introduction of novel and advanced products. The aforementioned factors are expected to propel the market growth of acid proof lining are coatings over the forecast timeframe.
The growing water treatment and processing industry in Germany is expected to propel the market growth of acid proof lining. According to Coherent Market Insights analysis, there would be a number of sustainable investments in wastewater treatment & processing industry over the forecast period – as a result of the stringent legal requirements, such as the EU Water Framework Directive, and the swelling cost pressure owing to the rising energy costs.
On the basis of end use industry, chemicals dominated the Germany acid proof lining market in 2018, reporting 30.1% market share in terms of revenue, followed by power generation and water treatment & processing, respectively.
Figure 1. Germany Acid Proof Lining Market, Revenue Share (%), By Metallurgy, 2018
The availability of alternative solutions such as hard and soft rubber lining systems, including natural rubber, chlorobutyl, bromobutyl, and neoprene is expected to restrict the growth of Germany acid proof linings. Rubber lining systems offer excellent chemical resistance against organic solvents, strong acids and bases, and aqueous phases. Moreover, the availability of corrosion protective polymer coatings based on polyurethane, alkyd, acrylic, fluoropolymers, epoxy and vinyl ester is further anticipated to hinder the market growth of acid proof linings.
The acid proof lining has low threshold temperature and is ineffective if not applied over the entire surface of the materials. This factor is expected to hinder the growth of Germany acid proof lining. Moreover, acid lining treatment requires a clean surface in order to ensure complete adhesion of the acid proof lining, which is expected to hamper the market growth over the forecast period.
Rising application of acid proof lining across oilfield pipelines as this offer proper mechanism for moving petroleum and other volatile products on the oil & gas industry are expected to offer immense growth opportunity to the market of the acid proof lining. The various existing pipeline is being rapidly lined with acid-proof coatings to renovate the corroded pipeline and avoid the other damages in the pipe. Therefore, rising application across the oil & gas industry is expected to propel the market growth of acid proof lining.
Strict emission rules and regulations in Germany along with the rising demand for eco-friendly coatings technologies is expected to fuel the market growth of acid proof lining. Moreover, the growing quarrying and mining industry is projected to create potential opportunities for the Germany acid proof lining market. Furthermore, growing infrastructural expenditure along with the expanding automotive industry in Germany is further expected to propel the market growth of acid proof lining.
Figure 2. Germany Acid Proof Lining Market – Opportunity Analysis
Key players in the Germany acid proof lining market are engaged in offering turnkey solutions to customers for maintaining a competitive edge in the market. In this, all the required material for installation is supplied with the placing of the acid proof lining. Moreover, manufacturer in the Germany acid proof lining is providing turnkey solutions, which also includes estimation, consulting, lining, and maintenance. This trend is expected to accelerate the growth of Germany acid proof lining market.
The growing automotive industry in Germany is another major factor expected to propel the market growth of acid proof lining. The automotive sector in Germany country is one of the largest industries and is considered as the most competitive market in the world, and has the third-highest car production in the world. Therefore, Germany is the largest market of automotive in the world is expected to raise the demand for acid proofing and thus fueling market growth.
Figure 3. Germany Acid Proof Lining Market, Revenue Share (%), By Material Type, in 2018
On the basis of material type, in 2018, ceramic brick lining accounted the largest market share of 45.9% in terms of revenue, followed by carbon black lining and tile lining, respectively.
Figure 4. Germany Acid Proof Lining Market – Value Chain Analysis
Key players operating in the Germany acid proof lining market are Steuler-Kch GmbH, AGRU Kunststofftechnik GmbH, Simona AG, Nittel GmbH & Co. KG, Christen & Laudon, Hurner-Funken GmbH, SKO Säureschutz und Kunststoffbau GmbH, GBT-BÜCOLIT GmbH, Knapper Oberflächentechnik GmbH, and A-SPT Protective Solutions GmbH & Co. KG
Few Recent Developments
- In June 2016, Steuler-Kch GmbH was awarded by BASF SE for its outstanding performance and efforts in training its technicians, development, and improvement of its products and on-site inspections to ensure employee safety
- In February 2015, the company was awarded a project for a phosphoric acid plant in Saudi Arabia called “Ma’aden Umm Al Wu”. The scope of the project included 180 steel containers and dozens of concrete structures to be lined with rubber and acid-resistant stones to protect against corrosion.