US demand for color pigments will grow 5.2 percent annually through 2009 driven by above average gains in high performance organic pigments and various specialty types (e.g., pearlescent, luminescent). Printing inks will pace the three largest markets based on metallic pigments used in promotional graphics and phosphorescent types in security applications.
This study analyzes the $2.6 billion US color pigment industry. It presents historical demand data for 1994, 1999 and 2004 and forecasts to 2009 and 2014 by pigment type (e.g., special carbon black, iron oxide, complex inorganic, ultramarine, chromium oxide, chromate, cadmium, azo, phthalocyanine, quinacridone, metallic, daylight fluorescent, transparent); and by market (e.g., paints and coatings, printing inks, plastics, ceramics, glass and minerals, textiles and leather, toner, cosmetics and toiletries, paper and paperboard).
The study also considers market environment indicators, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 39 major industry competitors including Sun Chemical, Ciba Specialty Chemicals, Clariant, BASF, and LANXESS.