Global Precipitated Calcium Carbonate (PCC) Market 2017-2021

Global Precipitated Calcium Carbonate (PCC) Market 2017-2021

About Precipitated Calcium Carbonate (PCC)

PCC is processed from limestone by purifying the high-quality calcium carbonate and removing waste rock particles such as heavy metals, and silicaceous minerals. Carbon dioxide reacts with calcium carbonate to produce PCC. PCC is one the widely used mineral compounds. It is a cost-effective mineral generally used as filler material. It offers a large spectrum of advantages in papermaking such as brightness, gloss, whiteness, opacity, and viscosity.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global precipitated calcium carbonate market to grow at a CAGR of 5.63% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global precipitated calcium carbonate market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, 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:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • Europe
  • ROW
Technavio's report, Global Precipitated Calcium Carbonate (PCC) 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
  • Imerys
  • OKUTAMA KOGYO
  • Omya
  • Mississippi Lime Company
  • Schaefer Kalk
Other prominent vendors
  • Calchem
  • Cales de Llierca
  • CARMEUSE
  • Lhoist
  • Minerals Technologies
Market driver
  • Increasing consumption in paints industry
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Environmental hazards
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Increasing popularity of NPCC
  • 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?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Precipitated Calcium Carbonate (PCC) Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global precipitated calcium carbonate market: Imerys, OKUTAMA KOGYO, Omya, Mississippi Lime Company, and Schaefer Kalk.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Calchem, Cales de Llierca, CARMEUSE, Lhoist, and Minerals Technologies.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One trend in the market is increasing popularity of NPCC. PCC is synthesized in various crystal shapes and sizes. A distinct category of ultrafine PCC is NPCC. Commonly, NPCC is less than 0.1 microns or 100 nanometers in size. It is predominantly used in the manufacturing of automotive and construction sealants.”

According to the report, one driver in the market is increasing consumption in paints industry. The consumption of PCC in the paints and coatings industry is growing and expected to grow at a considerable pace over the forecast period. PCC is used as an extender agent to enhance the porosity and opacity of paints, coatings, and inks and also improve their hiding power. PCC helps in reducing the cost by improving the quality and covering the surface in gravure, flexographic, lithographic, and silk screen printing inks. Most commonly it is used as an extender for titanium dioxide.

Further, the report states that one challenge in the market is environmental hazards. Limestone is an alkaline sedimentary rock, generally found as deposits. These rocks can be present over the ground or underground and spread over a large area. Limestone is generally mined and then processed as per the product requirement. There are several environmental hazards associated with limestone mining that largely affect the natural habitat. Limestone mining disturbs the ground and surface water reserves and water conditions.

Companies Mentioned

Imerys, OKUTAMA KOGYO, Omya, Mississippi Lime Company, Schaefer Kalk, Calchem, Cales de Llierca, CARMEUSE, Lhoist, and Minerals Technologies.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research Methodology
  • Introduction
    • Market outline
      • Table Functional pattern of PCC in end-user industries
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Global PCC market
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global PCC market 2016 and 2021 (thousand metric tons)
      • Table Market forecast: Global PCC market 2016-2021
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by end-user
    • Global PCC market by end user
      • Table Global PCC market by end user 2016
      • Table Global PCC market by end user 2021
    • Global PCC market for paper
      • Table Global PCC market for paper 2016 and 2021 (thousand metric tons)
      • Table Market forecast: Global PCC market for paper 2016-2021
    • Global PCC market for plastic
      • Table Global PCC market for plastic 2016 and 2021 (thousand metric tons)
      • Table Market forecast: Global PCC market for plastic 2016-2021
    • Global PCC market for paint
      • Table Global PCC market for paint 2016 and 2021 (thousand metric tons)
      • Table Market forecast: Global PCC market for paint 2016-2021
    • Global PCC market for adhesive and sealant
      • Table Global PCC market for adhesive and sealant 2016 and 2021 (thousand metric tons)
      • Table Market forecast: Global PCC market for adhesive and sealant 2016-2021
    • Global PCC market for others
      • Table Global PCC market for others 2016 and 2021 (thousand metric tons)
      • Table Market forecast: Global PCC market for others 2016-2021
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Global PCC market for geography
      • Table Global PCC market by geography 2016
      • Table Global PCC market by geography 2021
    • PCC market in APAC
      • Table PCC market in APAC 2016 and 2021 (thousand metric tons)
      • Table Market forecast: PCC market in APAC 2016-2021
    • PCC market in Americas
      • Table PCC market in Americas 2016 and 2021 (thousand metric tons)
      • Table Market forecast: PCC market in Americas 2016-2021
    • PCC market in Europe
      • Table PCC market in Europe 2016 and 2021 (thousand metric tons)
      • Table Market forecast: PCC market in Europe 2016-2021
    • PCC market in ROW
      • Table PCC market in ROW 2016 and 2021 (thousand metric tons)
      • Table Market forecast: PCC market in ROW 2016-2021
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
      • Table GDP growth rate for major countries in APAC 2014-2015 (% share)
      • Table Prime applications and functions of PCC
    • Market challenges
  • Market trends
    • Increasing popularity of NPCC
    • Growing demand from pharmaceutical industry
    • PCC as a substitute to kaolin in paper industry
      • Table Comparison of kaolin, GCC, and PCC in papermaking
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
      • Table Key vendors in global PCC market
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • Imerys
      • Table Imerys: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Imerys: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016
    • OKUTAMA KOGYO
      • Table OKUTAMA KOGYO: Business segmentation
    • Omya
      • Table Omya: Business segmentation
    • Mississippi Lime Company
      • Table Mississippi Lime Company: Business segmentation
    • Schaefer Kalk
      • Table Schaefer Kalk: Business segmentation
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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