US color pigment demand will grow 4.4 percent annually through 2011 driven by a shift toward high-performance organic pigments and specialty types. Metallic, pearlescent and other specialty pigments will lead gains based on the need for more novel| eye-catching optical effects in automotive coatings| printing inks| plastics| cosmetics and toiletries.
This study analyzes the $3 billion US pigments industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1996| 2001 and 2006 with forecasts for 2011 and 2016 by type (e.g.| special carbon black| complex inorganic| iron oxide| ultramarine| chromium oxide| chromate| cadmium| azo| phthalocyanine| quinacridone| metallic| luminescent| pearlescent| transparent); and by market (e.g.| paints and coatings| printing inks| plastics).
The study also considers market environment factors| details industry structure| evaluates company market share and profiles 35 major players including Sun Chemical| BASF| Ciba Specialty Chemicals| Clariant| and LANXESS.