Types of coatings: Architectural
The largest segment within this ‘types of coatings article’ is that of architectural coatings — including consumer paints — which make up more than half of the total volume of coatings produced annually in New Zealand. In 2015, the industry shipped 100M+ of architectural coatings.
These products are used to beautify and maintain the surfaces of homes, public buildings, offices and factories. About half are applied by “do-it-yourself” consumers, who recognize that paint is the most versatile, least costly and easiest to use of all home decorating products.
Types of coatings: Special Purpose
This industry segment includes a wide array of divergent coatings. The one unifying characteristic is that these coatings tend to be “field-applied,” as opposed to being applied in a factory setting. In 2015, industry shipped multiple millions of special purpose coatings.
Special purpose coatings represent the smallest of the three major classifications of coatings.
This segment can be divided into the following major sub-segments:
- Automotive Refinish Coatings
- Industrial Maintenance Coatings
- Traffic Marking Paint, used on roadways, parking lots and airport surfaces,
- Marine Paints, including both OEM (original equipment manufacturer) and refinish applications
Types of coatings: Industrial NZ
Coatings applied at the time of manufacture of products are known as industrial coatings. In 2015, billions of industrial coatings were sold to customer industries. Especially large in Wellington NZ.