Breaking News

U.S. Pigment Demand To Reach $3.4 Billion in 2009

December 9, 2005

Demand in the U.S. for color pigments, including inorganic, organic and specialty types, is forecast to increase 5.2% per year to $3.4 billion in 2009, driven by above average gains in high performance organic pigments, and various specialty types. These and other trends are presented in Pigments: Inorganic, Organic & Specialty, a new study from The Freedonia Group, Inc., a Cleveland-based industrial market research firm.
Specialty pigments, such as pearlescent types, are projected to achieve the most rapid gains through 2009. Opportunities will arise from increased requirements for unique and novel eye-catching optical effects by manufacturers of such products as cosmetics, paints and coatings, printing inks, plastics and leather. Certain luminescent pigments, such as phosphorescent, will also achieve favorable gains, due to their use in anti-forgery, anti-counterfeiting and other security applications. Growth in organic pigments will continue to benefit from trends toward more expensive, high performance pigments and the displacement of heavy metal-based inorganic pigments. These colorants have a superior environmental profile in comparison to inorganic pigments and are also benefiting from the desire to produce more vivid colors, particularly in printing inks, a major outlet.
blog comments powered by Disqus
  • Active Agents

    Active Agents

    September 19, 2016
    On the surface, surfactants may seem staid, but the market, and the supplier activity driving it, is bubbling.

  • Jam On It!

    Jam On It!

    Melissa Meisel, Associate Editor||September 19, 2016
    Jamberry sees success in artsy nail accessories.

  • Expanding Erbaviva

    Expanding Erbaviva

    Christine Esposito, Associate Editor||September 13, 2016
    A farm-to-bottle organic brand celebrates its 20th anniversary with a new look, new products and plans to expand in the US.

  • Back to School

    Back to School

    Tom Branna, Editorial Director||September 1, 2016
    It may be September, but class was in session this summer during the Private Label Manufacturers Association’s Executive Educ

  • What

    What's In Your Formula?

    Christine Esposito, Associate Editor||September 1, 2016
    A look at the ingredients beauty brands are using to fuel their formulations and capture consumers’ attention.

  • A Sweet-Smelling Sanctuary

    A Sweet-Smelling Sanctuary

    Melissa Meisel, Associate Editor||September 1, 2016
    Home fragrance is enhanced by aromatic developments in delivery and components.