The U.S. paints and coatings market in 2011 is estimated to be valued at $22.1 billion, according to research conducted by Global Information Inc (GII). Although growth from 2007 to 2011 was less than exciting, it is expected the market will benefit from the reviving U.S. economy, as well as a number of other factors, and will near $30 billion in 2021.
A push to go green has inspired a whole new breed of paints and coatings. Emerging environmentally friendly products include everything from VOC-free and allergy sensitive interior house paints to self-repairing automobile paints and exterior architectural paints that reflect sunlight. This greening trend will likely continue for some time, especially since these friendlier coatings often help to save money as well.