Zero Friction Coatings Market Size & Share, by Type (Polytetrafluoroethylene, Molybdenum Disulphide); Formulation Outlook (Solvent-Based Coatings, Water-Based Coatings, Powder Coatings); End-user (Aerospace, Automobile, General Engineering, Food & Healthcare, Energy) - Global Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2024-2036

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  • Published Date: Sep 28, 2023
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Global Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2024 - 2036

Zero Friction Coatings Market size is predicted to cross USD 2 Billion by the end of 2036, expanding around 6% CAGR during the forecast period, i.e., 2023 – 2036. In the year 2023, the industry size of zero friction coatings was over USD 880 million. The growth of the market can be attributed to the growing need to increase the life of components across various industries. The increased demand for zero friction coatings can be owed to their greasing and corrosion-protecting characteristics. The product allows surfaces to come into contact with each other, resulting in less component degradation. It extends component wear life in industries such as automotive, energy, and aerospace.

In addition to these, the factor that is believed to fuel the market growth of zero friction coatings is rising manufacturing and industrialization. Growing industrialization has resulted in the growing need for machinery equipment in all sectors, such as manufacturing, aerospace, energy, and others. This has boosted the importance of productivity, durability, and efficiency of these machines. Zero friction coatings addressed all these requirements by minimizing the friction between the components of the machines.

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Zero Friction Coatings Sector: Growth Drivers and Challenges

Growth Drivers

  • Rising Demand for Low Friction Coating in Healthcare– The medical business makes use of zero friction coatings in a variety of ways. These coatings prevent matter accumulation on tools ranging from catheters to guide wires to surgical instruments. When it relates to catheters, the sanitization of the catheter, as well as the patient's safety and ease of use, are critical. Low-friction hydrophilic catheter coatings are critical since it prevent friction and keep bacteria at bay. Moreover, it is equally important to sterile the surgical equipment to avoid friction between two objects.
  • Increasing Production of Automobiles – As per the data from the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association, 79.1 million motor cars have been manufactured worldwide in 2021, a 1.3% increase over 2020. Zero friction coating is applied in various ways in the automobile industry, such as reduced friction will lead to higher fuel efficiency and reduce the chances of wear and tear of the engine thus expanding the life of the engine.
  • Growing Use of PTFE-based Low Friction Coatings– Nonstick applications or any application that requires a food-grade coating are among the most common applications for PTFE coatings. The PTFE nonstick fluoropolymer coating has excellent escape characteristics and can resist temperatures as high as 500°F, which is more extreme than any other fluoropolymer. This coating is commonly used in applications that require a smooth, low-friction, immune-to-corrosion coating.


  • High Coefficient of Friction Under Humidity – A rise in humidity results in the high absorption of water molecules by some zero friction coatings. As a consequence, it increases in size and reduces the efficacy of the coatings as a lubricant. This results in a rise in the friction levels, which affects the one purpose of zero friction coatings and thus hampers the market growth. Apart from this, the coating also becomes prone to corrosion, especially when applied to metals under high humidity.
  • Fluctuating prices of raw materials used in making the coatings
  • Occurrence of high friction at lower load

Zero Friction Coatings Market: Key Insights

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Base Year Market Size (2023)

~ USD 880 Million

Forecast Year Market Size (2036)

~ USD 2 Billion

Regional Scope

  • North America (U.S., and Canada)
  • Latin America (Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
  • Asia-Pacific (Japan, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, NORDIC, Rest of Europe)
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC North Africa, South Africa, Rest of the Middle East and Africa)
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Zero Friction Coatings Segmentation

Type (Polytetrafluoroethylene, Molybdenum Disulphide)

The molybdenum disulphide segment is estimated to hold 60% share of the global zero friction coatings market in the year 2036. The growth of the segment can be attributed to the enhanced capacity of the molybdenum disulphide to carry a heavy load and even these types of coatings have better adherence properties. MoS2 has a friction coefficient of around and it is a dry film lubricant that restricts fretting and improves the wear life at even high ranges of temperatures from -350 F to +500 F. Besides this, the growing use of MoS2 in automobiles and industrial machinery has further stimulated the segment’s growth. MoS2 do not react with corrosive chemicals and is thus used as an anti-corrosive in essential machinery components

End User (Aerospace, Automobile, General Engineering, Food & Healthcare, Energy)

Zero friction coatings market from the automobile segment is expected to garner a significant share of around 40% in the year 2036. The segment's growth can be linked to their capacity to minimize noise, which makes them perfect for automotive applications where they are utilized to reduce compartment noise, which is a necessity in cars these days. The advent of new electric vehicles has boosted the demand for zero friction coatings because these vehicles are extremely silent and have zero tailpipe noise which is beneficial for the environment. Therefore, the rising use of electric vehicles is going to drive the segment’s growth. The worldwide electric vehicle fleet is predicted to have 77 million passenger vehicles by 2025, an increase from around 20 million units in mid-year 2022.

Our in-depth analysis of the global zero friction coatings market includes the following segments:


  • Polytetrafluoroethylene
  • Molybdenum Disulphide

     Formulation Outlook

     End User

  • Aerospace
  • Automobile
  • General Engineering
  • Food & Healthcare
  • Energy

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Zero Friction Coatings Industry- Regional Synopsis

APAC Market Forecast

The zero friction coatings market in Asia Pacific is projected to be the largest with a share of about 37% by the end of 2036. The growth of the market can be attributed majorly to the rising automotive industry in countries, such as China and India. There is growing need for zero friction coatings to improve fuel efficiency, reduce emissions, and extend the life of engine components.  China's automotive sector is expected to generate around 23.8 million passenger cars in 2022. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations is the world's seventh-biggest automotive manufacturing hub, delivering around 3.5 million vehicles in 2021. Moreover, the region has some established automakers, such as Honda, BMW, Toyota, Maruti Suzuki, and others.

Europe Market Statistics

The European zero friction coatings market is estimated to be the second largest, registering a share of about 26% by the end of 2036. The growth of the market can be attributed majorly to the growing adoption of renewable energy sources, such as wind turbines and solar panels. Zero friction coatings are important in these systems to avoid energy losses. It increases the overall efficiency of renewable energy systems. Europe had 255 gigatonnes (GW) of installed wind capacity as of 2023. Moreover, in 2017, around 15, 700 MW of capacity of wind power was added in Europe, which accounted for around 55% of all the new power capacity. It was enough to suffice the power generation for the entire Europe. Furthermore, the presence of great automobile manufacturers is also expected to augment the market growth in the region.

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Companies Dominating the Zero Friction Coatings Landscape

    • PPG Industries, Inc.
      • Company Overview
      • Business Strategy
      • Key Product Offerings
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Performance Indicators
      • Risk Analysis
      • Recent Development
      • Regional Presence
      • SWOT Analysis
    • The FUCHS Group
    • Peoton Industries
    • Endura Coatings
    • DuPont
    • ASV Multichemie Private Limited
    • GMM Coatings Private Limited
    • IKV Tribology Ltd.
    • Carl Bechem GmbH

In the News

  • April 2022: PPG Industries, Inc. has announced the complete acquisition of complete manufacturing business of poweder coatings of Arsonsisi, an Milan-based company. The purchase will offer PPG with a completely computerised powder manufacturing factory in Verbania, Italy, ready for generating small and big batches. PPG will also have metal bonding capabilities across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). This will greatly benefit the PPG since the power sales of Arsonsisi was around USD 15 million in 2021.
  • June 2022: The FUCHS Group, a leading international lubricants company, has reached an agreement to acquire Gleitmo Technik AB's lubricants business in Kungsbacka, Sweden, and merge it into its subsidiary FUCHS LUBRICANTS SWEDEN AB. Through a Share Purchase arrangement, FUCHS buys 100% of the stocks in Gleitmo Technik AB, which entails the client base, its line of products, its staff, and the rental arrangement for the Gleitmo office and warehouse in Kungsbacka.

Author Credits:  Abhishek Verma

  • Report ID: 5277
  • Published Date: Sep 28, 2023
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Increasing demand for new automobiles and the rising need to improve the efficiency of industrial machinery are the major factors driving the market growth.

The market size of zero friction coatings is anticipated to attain a CAGR of ~6% over the forecast period, i.e., 2024 – 2036.

The major players in the market are PPG Industries, Inc., The FUCHS Group, Peoton Industries, Endura Coatings, DuPont, VITRACOAT, ASV Multichemie Private Limited, GMM Coatings Private Limited, IKV Tribology Ltd., and Carl Bechem GmbH.

The molybdenum disulphide segment is anticipated to garner the largest market size by the end of 2036 and display significant growth opportunities.

The market in the Asia Pacific region is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2036 and provide more business opportunities in the future.
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