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U.S. Pigment Dispersion Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Type (Organic, Inorganic), By Application (Plastic, Paper & Paperboard, Inks), Competitive Landscape, And Segment Forecasts, 2018 - 2025

U.S. Pigment Dispersion Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Type (Organic, Inorganic), By Application (Plastic, Paper & Paperboard, Inks), Competitive Landscape, And Segment Forecasts, 2018 - 2025

The U.S. pigment dispersion market size is expected to reach USD 7.08 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc., exhibiting a CAGR of 4.6% during the forecast period. Pigment dispersions are insoluble coloring agents used to impart color to various materials and can be classified into organic and inorganic types. Various pigment dispersions are available in the market and their choice depends on specific applications desirable in end-use industries.

Pigment dispersions contain at least one chemical compound, which absorbs and reflects light in order to impart color to various substrates used. Inorganic pigments constitute titanium dioxide, iron oxide, chrome green, ultramarine blue, carbon black, and others. Inorganic pigments are the widely preferred in various end-use industries as they are abundantly available and inexpensive. However, some inorganic pigments such as lead chromate are considered hazardous upon consumption.

Among inorganic pigments, titanium dioxide is widely used for imparting white color to food packaging materials such as plastic, paper, and paperboard. Though titanium dioxide and iron oxide are synthetically produced, they are considered non-toxic in many food substance contact applications.

Demand for pigment dispersions is growing on account of increasing food processing industries for aesthetic packaging material as well as rising use of plastic, paper, and paperboard materials in food packaging.

To tap into the existing growth potential, various manufacturers such as BASF Corporation, The Chemours Company, and Tronox Limited have strengthened their presence in the market. Manufacturers such as Lanxess Corporation USA and BASF Corporation are offering a diverse range of pigments that impart yellow, red, and green color to plastic and paper packaging materials.

Further key findings from the report suggest:

  • Titanium dioxide is the most commonly used white inorganic pigment in U.S. It is a white powder used in various applications such as plastics, paints and coatings, paper, printing inks, and automotive products, which require brightness and high opacity properties. In terms of revenue, titanium dioxide is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 4.4% from 2017 to 2025
  • Iron oxide is the second largest segment, accounting for a volume share of 31.69% in 2016. Demand for the same is expected to continue increasing over the forecast period
  • Inorganic pigments are employed in food packaging applications, specifically in plastic and paper and paperboard packaging. Inorganic pigments in the plastic industry accounted for a revenue share of 27.22% in 2016
  • Optical properties such as high opacity, tinting strength, and color imparting are of key importance to pigments used in the paper industry. Standard papers require low opacity and whiteness, whereas decorative papers require high opacity and weathering properties.


Chapter 1. Methodology and Scope
1.1. Research methodology
1.2. Research scope & assumptions
1.2.1. Research Scope
1.2.2. Assumptions
1.3. List of data sources
Chapter 2. Executive Summary
2.1. Market snapshot
Chapter 3. U.S. Pigment Dispersion Market: Industry Outlook
3.1. Market segmentation & scope
3.2. Penetration & growth prospect mapping
3.3. Value chain analysis
3.3.1. Raw material outlook
3.4. Market dynamics
3.4.1. Market driver analysis
3.4.1.1. Increased consumer preference for brightly packaged food products
3.4.1.2. Growing use of plastic & paperboard materials for food packaging
3.4.2. Market restraint analysis
3.4.2.1. Stringent regulations on the use of inorganic pigments
3.5. Industry analysis: Porter’s
3.6. PESTEL Analysis
Chapter 4. U.S. Pigment Dispersion Market: Type Estimates & Trend Analysis
4.1. Pigment type movement analysis & market share, 2016 & 2025
4.2. Pigment type
4.2.1. Market estimates and forecasts, 2014 - 2025 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
4.2.2. Market estimates and forecasts, by pigment type, 2014 - 2025 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
4.2.3. Inorganic pigment sub-segments
4.2.3.1. Calcium carbonate
4.2.3.1.1. Market estimates and forecasts, by inorganic pigments, by calcium carbonate, 2014 - 2025 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
4.2.3.2. Titanium dioxide
4.2.3.2.1. Market estimates and forecasts, by inorganic pigments, by titanium dioxide, 2014 - 2025 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
4.2.3.3. Iron oxide
4.2.3.3.1. Market estimates and forecasts, by inorganic pigments, by iron oxide, 2014 - 2025 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
4.2.3.4. Carbon and vegetable black
4.2.3.4.1. Market estimates and forecasts, by inorganic pigments, by carbon and vegetable black, 2014 - 2025 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
4.2.3.5. Ultramarine blue
4.2.3.5.1. Market estimates and forecasts, by inorganic pigments, by ultramarine blue, 2014 - 2025 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
4.2.3.6. Chrome green
4.2.3.6.1. Market estimates and forecasts, by inorganic pigments, by chrome green, 2014 - 2025 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
Chapter 5. U.S. Pigment Dispersion Market: Application Estimates & Trend Analysis
5.1. Application movement analysis & market share, 2016 & 2025
5.2. Plastic
5.2.1. Market estimates and forecasts by application in plastic, 2014 - 2025 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
5.2.2. Plastic packaging sub-segments
5.2.2.1. Market estimates and forecasts by application, in plastic packaging sub-segments, 2014 - 2025 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
5.3. Paper & paperboard
5.3.1. Market estimates and forecasts by application, in paper & paperboard, 2014 - 2025 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
5.4. Inks
5.4.1. Market estimates and forecasts by application, in inks, 2014 - 2025 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
List of Tables
1. U.S. pigment dispersion market, 2014 - 2025 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
2. U.S. pigment dispersion market volume, by pigment type, 2014 - 2025 (Kilotons)
3. U.S. pigment dispersion market revenue, by pigment type, 2014 - 2025 (USD Million)
4. U.S. pigment dispersion market estimates and forecasts, by inorganic pigments, by calcium carbonate, 2014 - 2025 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
5. U.S. pigment dispersion market estimates and forecasts, by inorganic pigments, by titanium dioxide, 2014 - 2025 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
6. U.S. pigment dispersion market estimates and forecasts, by inorganic pigments, by iron oxide, 2014 - 2025 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
7. U.S. pigment dispersion market estimates and forecasts, by inorganic pigments, by carbon vege black, 2014 - 2025 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
8. U.S. pigment dispersion market estimates and forecasts, by inorganic pigments, by ultramarine blue, 2014 - 2025 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
9. U.S. pigment dispersion market estimates and forecasts, by inorganic pigments, by chrome green, 2014 - 2025 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
10. U.S. pigment dispersion market, by application, in plastic, 2014 - 2025 (Kilotons)
11. U.S. pigment dispersion market by application, in plastic, 2014 - 2025 (USD Million)
12. U.S. pigment dispersion market, by application, in plastic packaging sub-segments, 2014 - 2025 (Kilotons)
13. U.S. pigment dispersion market by application, in plastic packaging sub-segments, 2014 - 2025 (USD Million)
14. U.S. pigment dispersion market by application, in paper & paperboard, 2014 - 2025 (Kilotons)
15. U.S. pigment dispersion market by application, in paper & paperboard, 2014 - 2025 (USD Million)
16. U.S. pigment dispersion market estimates and forecasts, by application, in inks, 2014 - 2025 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
List of Figures
1. Market snapshot
2. Market segmentation and scope
3. Penetration & growth prospect mapping
4. Value chain analysis
5. Market dynamics
6. Market trends & outlook
7. Market driver relevance analysis (Current & future impact)
8. Global typeion capacities of bioplastics, by region, 2015
9. Porter’s five forces analysis
10. PESTEL analysis
11. U.S. pigment dispersion type market outlook: Key takeaways
12. U.S. pigment dispersion market: Type movement analysis, 2016 and 2025
13. Pigment dispersion application outlook: Key takeaways
14. U.S. pigment dispersion market: Application movement analysis, 2016 and 2025
15. U.S. pigment dispersion end-use market outlook: Key takeaways
16. U.S. pigment dispersion market: End-use movement analysis, 2016 and 2025
17. Strategy mapping of key market players

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