# Antimicrobial Coatings: Advancements and Innovations in a Post-Pandemic World According to a research report titled “Antimicrobial Coatings Market, 2020-2027” by Fortune Business Insights™, the global antimicrobial coatings market size was USD 3,690.0 million in 2019 and is expected to reach USD 8,650.7 million by 2027, exhibiting a CAGR of 11.5% during the forecast period. Information Source - https://www.fortunebusinessinsights.com/antimicrobial-coatings-market-102784 The rise can be attributed to the increasing use of antimicrobial coatings by paint manufacturers to inhibit the growth of pathogens. The coatings contain additives that offer long-lasting and adequate protection against fungi, bacteria, and mold. The market is segmented into metallic and non-metallic types. The metallic segment is fragmented into copper, silver, and others, with the silver sub-segment holding a major share in the industry. The market is also divided based on application into mold remediation, medical & healthcare, food & beverage, building & construction, textile, and others. The medical & healthcare segment is expected to record commendable growth over the estimated period due to the rising product usage in medical appliances, products, and surfaces for preventing the spread of infection. Drivers and Restraints: The report provides an overview of the crucial steps taken by major industry participants to sustain their industry position, after extensive research and engagements with prominent industry stakeholders. The rising awareness regarding healthcare-related infections (HCAI) and an increase in efforts toward their prevention are the major drivers of market growth. However, the use of these products can lead to substantial changes in the emission levels of toxic agents into the environment, which is anticipated to hamper market expansion to some extent. Regional Insights: North America is expected to emerge as a key region driven by escalating demand from medical applications, surging government healthcare expenditure, and high standards of living in the U.S. The Asia Pacific region is also anticipated to record substantial escalation over the forecast period, attributed to the expansion of the food & beverage, pharmaceuticals, and construction industries. List of Key Players Mentioned in the Report: Prominent market players are focusing on the adoption of various initiatives such as mergers, acquisitions, and research activities for enabling the development of superior antimicrobial coatings. Some of the key players mentioned in the report include Nippon Paint (India) Company Limited, PPG Industrial Coatings, Diamond Vogel, Akzo Nobel N.V., DuPont, Axalta Coating Systems, DSM, and The Sherwin-Williams Company.