PUNE, India, November 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The report " Hard Coatings Market by Material Type (Nitrides, Oxides), Application (Cutting Tools, Decorative Coatings), Deposition Technique (PVD and CVD), End-Use Industry (General Manufacturing, Transportation), and by Region - Global Forecast to 2026", published by MarketsandMarkets, the market is projected to reach USD 1,351.3 Million by 2026, registering a CAGR of 8.0% from 2016 to 2026. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160303/792302 ) Browse 92 market data Tables and 58 Figures spread through 187 Pages and in-depth TOC on " Hard CoatingsMarket" http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/hard-coating-market-186290567.html Early buyers will receive 10% customization on this report. The application of hard coatings has increased in transportation and general manufacturing industries of Asia-Pacific and the Middle East & Africa regions, owing to the growing awareness about the benefits of hard coatings. In addition to this, the demand for hard coatings has also grown globally due to their efficiency and low maintenance cost. Borides segment estimated to be the largest material type segment of the market in terms of value The borides segment is estimated to be the largest segment of the hard coatings market, by material type, in terms of value. Diborides of transition metals (ex. Ti, Cr, Mo V) are some of the key types of boride coatings. Economic expansion in developing countries of Asia-Pacific will increase the demand for hard coatings, especially in automotive and general manufacturing industries. Boride coatings are relatively less explored and are therefore costlier than the other coatings. PVD to register the highest growth rate during the forecast period Hard coatings can be used in various industries. Hard coating materials can be deposited by various deposition techniques, such as physical vapor deposition (PVD) and chemical vapor deposition (CVD). PVD is the most widely used technique, as it is less time intensive and durable. Other techniques involve dipping, sol gel, micro-oxidation, packed diffusion, ionic beam surface treatment, and laser assisted techniques.