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Global Optical Brighteners Market 2017-2021

About Optical Brighteners

Optical brighteners are chemical compounds that are used to enhance the appearance of paper, color or fabric leading to minimized yellowing of the products. The commonly used compounds with this property are coumarin, stilbene, diphenyl pyrazoline, cinnamic acid, and dicarboxylic acid. These chemical compounds are mainly used in various applications such as paper, fabrics, detergents and soaps, cosmetics, synthetics and plastics, and ceramics.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global optical brighteners market to grow at a CAGR of 8.95% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global optical brighteners market for 2017-2021. The report presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • North America
  • APAC
  • Europe
  • ROW
Technavio's report, Global Optical Brighteners Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Akzo Nobel
  • BASF
  • Deepak Nitrite
  • Eastman Chemical Company
  • Huntsman International
Other prominent vendors
  • Archroma
  • Aron Universal
  • Clariant
  • Mayzo
  • Milliken & Company
  • RPM International
  • First Source Worldwide
  • Teh Fong Min International
  • 3V Sigma
Market driver
  • Growing textile industries to provide essential growth opportunities
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Declining paper industry to hinder market growth
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Growing demand for bio-based surfactants
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Optical Brighteners Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global optical brighteners market: Akzo Nobel, BASF, Deepak Nitrite, Eastman Chemical Company, and Huntsman International.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Archroma, Aron Universal, Clariant, Mayzo, Milliken & Company, RPM International, First Source Worldwide, Teh Fong Min International, and 3V Sigma.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is Growing demand for bio-based surfactants. Synthetic surfactants are used in detergents and personal care products, owing to their low cost of production in comparison to bio-surfactants. However, synthetic surfactants are toxic and degrade over a long period. Optical brighteners used to manufacture these synthetic surfactants are harmful to marine life and human health. Due to sustainability issues, major companies are shifting to bio-surfactants, which are produced using renewable feedstock.”

According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is Growing textile industries to provide essential growth opportunities. The natural color of the textiles is usually present as an impurity in the fiber. They are decolorized by different bleaching methods to achieve the desired color of the fabric. However, even after bleaching, the fabric retains some of the colors. Thus, chemical treatments become essential to nullify the yellow tint of the textile fibers. The yellowing of the fabric is treated by using a blue dyeing agent, which removes the yellow part of the light spectrum and reflects blue through osmosis.

Further, the report states that one of the major factors hindering the growth of this market is Declining paper industry to hinder market growth. Paper, pulp, and paperboard mills contribute the maximum share to forest landowners. Reducing share of pulpwood through mills and declining trend in mill capacity pose a challenge to the global paper industry. Reducing mill capacity hampers the optical brighteners market that depends on the demand from mills.

Companies Mentioned

Akzo Nobel, BASF, Deepak Nitrite, Eastman Chemical Company, Huntsman International, Archroma, Aron Universal, Clariant, Mayzo, Milliken & Company, RPM International, First Source Worldwide, Teh Fong Min International, and 3V Sigma.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research Methodology
  • Introduction
    • Outlook
  • Market landscape
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global optical brighteners market 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Global optical brighteners market forecast 2016-2021
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by application
    • Overview: Global optical brighteners market by application
      • Table Global optical brighteners market by application 2016
      • Table Global optical brighteners market by application 2021
    • Global optical brighteners market for paper
      • Table Global optical brighteners market for paper 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global optical brighteners market for paper 2016-2021
    • Global optical brighteners market for fabrics
      • Table Global optical brighteners market for fabrics 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global optical brighteners market for fabrics 2016-2021
    • Global optical brighteners market for detergents and soaps
      • Table Global optical brighteners market for detergents and soaps 2016 and 2021 ($millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global optical brighteners market for detergents and soaps 2016-2021
    • Global optical brighteners market for synthetics and plastics
      • Table Global optical brighteners market for synthetics and plastics 2016 and 2021 ($millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global optical brighteners market for synthetics and plastics 2016-2021
    • Global optical brighteners market for other applications
      • Table Global optical brighteners market for other applications 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global optical brighteners market for other applications 2016-2021
  • Market segmentation by end user
    • Overview: Global optical brighteners market by end user
      • Table Global optical brighteners market by end user 2016
      • Table Global optical brighteners market by end user 2021
    • Global optical brighteners market for consumer products
      • Table Global optical brighteners market for consumer products 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global optical brighteners market for consumer products 2016-2021
    • Global optical brighteners market for security and safety
      • Table Global optical brighteners market for security and safety 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global optical brighteners market for security and safety 2016-2021
    • Global optical brighteners market for textiles and apparel
      • Table Global optical brighteners market for textiles and apparel 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global optical brighteners market for textiles and apparel 2016-2021
    • Global optical brighteners market for packaging
      • Table Global optical brighteners market for packaging 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global optical brighteners market for packaging 2016-2021
    • Global optical brighteners market for other endusers
      • Table Global optical brighteners market for other end-users 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global optical brighteners market for other end-users 2016-2021
  • Market segmentation by geography
    • Overview: Global optical brighteners market by geography
      • Table Global optical brighteners market by geography 2016
      • Table Global optical brighteners market by geography 2021
    • Optical brighteners market in Europe
      • Table Optical brighteners market in Europe 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Optical brighteners market in Europe 2016-2021
    • Optical brighteners market in APAC
      • Table Optical brighteners market in APAC 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Optical brighteners market in APAC 2016-2021
    • Optical brighteners market in North America
      • Table Optical brighteners market in North America 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Optical brighteners market in North America 2016-2021
    • Optical brighteners market in ROW
      • Table Optical brighteners market in ROW 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Optical brighteners market in ROW 2016-2021
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
      • Table Global personal care products market 2015-2021 ($ billions)
    • Market challenges
  • Market trends
    • Growing demand for bio-based surfactants
    • Shift in manufacturing facilities from west to east
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive landscape
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • Akzo Nobel
      • Table Akzo Nobel: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Akzo Nobel: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016
    • BASF
      • Table BASF: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table BASF: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016
    • Deepak Nitrite
      • Table Deepak Nitrite: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Deepak Nitrite: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016
    • Eastman Chemical Company
      • Table Eastman Chemical Company: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Eastman Chemical Company: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016
    • Huntsman International
      • Table Huntsman International: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Huntsman International: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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