World Pigments and Dyes Market to Reach About US$30 Billion by 2010, According to New Report

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The world pigments and dyes market is witnessing a fundamental shift in the form of a move towards value-added, high performance metal-based inorganic pigments and away from solvent-based materials. High-performance pigments are one of the key segments driving growth in the overall pigments and dyes market. Volume sales of pigments and dyes is expected to reach 10030 thousand tons by 2010.

Pigments and Dyes: A Global Strategic Business Report

Demand for dyes and organic pigments reflect a contrasting trend. Dyes are widely used in markets such as China, South Korea, India and Taiwan while organic pigments find use in developed regions such as Western Europe, the US and Japan. China has emerged as a leader in the production of dyes. The global market for high-performance pigments is growing at a rapid rate owing to their outstanding performance and environmental friendly features. Growing requirements of heat, light, and thermal stability, low solubility, high lightfastness, regulatory compliance, and color are key demand drivers. Stringent and increasingly rigorous quality, performance, and environmental standards worldwide propel the market for these materials.

The pigments and dyes market responds to a wide variety of coloring needs of diverse end-use industries, ranging from paints and coatings to construction. Asia Pacific is the largest market estimated at 2490 thousand tons in 2007, followed by Europe and United States. Collectively, they account for close to 80 percent of the worldwide market. Titanium dioxide market, the largest segment in inorganic pigments market is expected to reach 5610 thousand tons by 2010. The dyes market is estimated at US$7.7 billion in 2007. Inorganic pigments market is expected to reach US$14.7 billion by 2010 while organic pigments market is estimated at US$5.6 billion in 2007.

The relatively fragmented market is characterized by the presence of large as well as small and medium-sized players. Global dye production is concentrated in Asia with China and India as the major producers, while pigment manufacture is dominated by European, Japanese and US companies. Key market participants include Altana Chemie, BASF, Bayer MaterialScience, Cathay Pigments, Ciba Specialty Chemicals, Clariant International, Dainippon Ink and Chemicals, Dainichiseika Color & Chemicals, Ferro Corp, Huntsman International, Kemira, Kronos, Lanxess, Merck, Millennium Chemicals, Shepherd Color Company, Toyo Ink, Tronox and others.

The report titled "Pigments and Dyes: A Global Strategic Business Report" provides a comprehensive review of market trends, drivers, challenges, product and end-use profile, players, competition, recent developments, mergers, acquisitions, and other strategic industry activities. Analysis is presented for major geographic markets such as United States, Japan, France, Germany, the UK, Italy, Spain, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. Value and Volume analytics are provided in terms of product segments including Dyes (Acid Dyes, Basic Dyes, Direct Dyes, Disperse Dyes, Fiber Reactive Dyes, Vat Dyes, Fluorescent Brighteners), Inorganic Pigments (Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides), and Organic Pigments.

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