Global Pigment Dispersants Market Size, Trends, and Analysis- Forecasts to 2026 By Systems (Water-based, Solvent-based, High solids-based, 100% solids-based) By chain structure (Monomeric pigment dispersants, Polymeric pigment dispersants [Homopolymers & Copolymers]), By Product Form (Liquid pigment dispersants, Granular/Powder pigment dispersants), By type (Organic pigment dispersants, Inorganic pigment dispersants), By Application (Automotive coatings [Heavy commercial vehicle, Light commercial vehicle, Passenger vehicle, Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul], Industrial coatings [Can and Coils, Industrial Maintenance, Marine], Printing and packaging [Printing Inks, Adhesives, Plastics, Paper]), By Region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, MEA, and CSA)
The pigment dispersants market is a chemical-based industry, highly experiencing an upward growth trend since the last few years. Pigments are the advanced materials used in many industries during their daily production and manufacturing procedures. These pigment dispersants are tremendously in demand due to the growing hold of manufacturing, food & beverage, and construction industries.
The ancient dyeing culture has been replaced with pigment dispersants due to their long-lasting results. Pigment particles are stabilized by adding additives like a dispersant, thus making the whole dispersion process easier. These pigment dispersants provide an appropriate amount of viscosity, shade, and durability, subsequently producing high-quality outcomes.
Today, consumers prefer to have various options available to them when it comes to the application of these pigments. These pigment dispersants are chosen according to the required and preferred color and texture by the usual end consumers. Nowadays, industry players use titanium oxide, calcium carbonate, and other particles in pigments along with the right proportion of dispersant additives, for giving the customers a more satisfying result. These pigment dispersants guarantee increasing stability and high concentration within the paints or coatings, thus accelerating the demand for them from various industry players within the market.
Pigment dispersants are available in various forms, like Water-based, Solvent-based, High solids-based, and 100% solids-based. The end users majorly use water-based pigment dispersants for final application purposes. These water-based pigment dispersants provide opacity to the paints or coats used while final applications. The properties of these water-based pigments like high durability, good quality gloss, and immense tint strength make them the most preferred segment within the market.
Many manufacturers prefer low VOC levels which can be attained using water-based systems. These water-based dispersants also help the manufacturers to achieve the right tone or tint as required for their product.
The dispersion process requires additives like dispersants into the mixtures which have specific chain structures like Monomeric pigment dispersants, Polymeric pigment dispersants [Homopolymers & Copolymers]. Polymeric pigment dispersants are commonly used to bring more stability to the pigment. This polymeric solution helps in building higher concentration and density levels within the paints and coatings used by the end-users. These polymeric dispersants also give better dispersion results for organic and inorganic pigment compared to the monomeric pigment dispersants.
With the increasing application of pigments in the automotive, food & beverage, manufacturing, and garment industry, the usage of liquid pigment dispersants has risen compared to the granule/powdered pigment dispersants. The liquid pigment dispersants give easy solvency and make the application process easy for the manufacturers.
In the food & beverage industry and the garment industry, where color consistency and its shade/tint hold greater importance, the liquid pigment dispersants act as a beneficial additive to the whole pigment solution.
The pigment is usually made from various ingredients, which have different chemical ratios making them organic or inorganic pigment dispersants. Market till today has seen more demand for inorganic pigment dispersants. These inorganic pigment dispersants are again in great demand due to their durability and high tint quality. These inorganic pigment dispersants have a high concentration of titanium oxides. These inorganic pigment dispersants, irrespective of possible side effects have more brightness and are long-lasting, making them the most preferred in the market.
The organic pigment dispersants are made from natural resources, thus being the safer options. However, with more production costs, these organic-based pigment dispersants are costlier. These also give comparatively less brightness and have less durability compared to the inorganic ones. Industry players do not mainly prefer organic pigment dispersants for application purposes. Although, with increasing awareness about their positive impacts and eco-friendly nature, consumer have gradually started getting attracted more towards organic-based pigment dispersants
Pigment dispersants find their usage in wide applications such as Automotive coatings, Industrial coatings and Printing, and packaging among others. The printing & packaging industry register and occupy a major chunk of the market.
Consumers demand catchy colors with high-density gloss or mattified effects in paper, plastic, garment printing. The demand for good color packaging from the food and beverage industry also has driven a high growth rate into the printing and packaging segment. Along with printing and packaging, the automotive coating segment is also experiencing progress in the global market due to the increasing demand for protection and decorative purposes.
Asia Pacific region holds the largest share in the pigment dispersant market compared to the rest of the regions. Countries like China and India hold many end-user industries that propel significant demand within the pigment dispersant industry. The increasing population and increasing consumer preferences for attractive packaging and printing are resulting in a high growth rate within the APAC region for pigment dispersants. The countries in the APAC region being one of the largest hubs for the manufacturing and food & beverage industry, majorly demand inorganic pigment dispersants, propelling high growth within this market. The increased investments into the textile, construction, and infrastructure sector by the governments in the APAC region, ask for more printing and coating agents, which facilitate higher demand for pigment dispersants. Also, the rising awareness about eco-friendly pigment dispersants, are attracting more consumer based within the region.
Kao Corporation, ZSCHIMMER & SCHWARZ, BASF SE, Milliken Chemical, King Industries Inc., Palsgaard A/S, Elementis plc, The Lubrizol Corporation, Solvay S.A., The Dow Chemical Company, and Ethox Chemicals LLC. are some of the major competing industry players within the market.
Please note: This is not an exhaustive list of companies profiled in the report.
In March 2019, BASF partnered with Landa Labs and launched cosmic blue stir-in pigment. This pigment has cost-effective and less time-consuming advantages that can be used in the automotive industry.
In July 2018, Clariant partnered with Lintech International LLC to hold a monopoly role for pigment distribution in the whole U.S. market.
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The Global Pigment Dispersants Market has been studied from the year 2019 till 2026. However, the CAGR provided in the report is from the year 2021 to 2026. The research methodology involved three stages: Desk research, Primary research, and Analysis & Output from the entire research process.
The desk research involved a robust background study which meant referring to paid and unpaid databases to understand the market dynamics; mapping contracts from press releases; identifying the key players in the market, studying their product portfolio, competition level, annual reports/SEC filings & investor presentations; and learning the demand and supply-side analysis for the Pigment Dispersants Market.
The primary research activity included telephonic conversations with more than 50 tier 1 industry consultants, distributors, and end-use product manufacturers.
Finally, based on the above thorough research process, an in-depth analysis was carried out considering the following aspects: market attractiveness, current & future market trends, market share analysis, SWOT analysis of the company and customer analytics.
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