Availability and cost of key raw materials, increasing regulatory pressure are among the concerns suppliers are facing.
David Savastano, Editor03.15.19
Colorants, of course, bring the color to printing. Whether it is organic or inorganic pigments, dyes, metallics, fluorescents or special effects, colorants supply the brilliant hues that consumers look for in packages and publications. From Coke Red to Tide Orange to countless numbers of shades, from carbon black to the whites from titanium dioxide, colorants are everywhere we look.
It is also a sizable market. MarketsandMarkets’ report, “Dyes & Pigments Market by Type (Dyes (Reactive, Disperse, Vat, Acid), Pigments (Titanium Dioxide, Inorganic, Organic), Application (Textile, Leather, Paper, Paints & Coatings, Plastics, Construction) - Global Forecast to 2021,” placed the global dyes and pigments market at $32.86 billion in 2016. MarketsandMarkets estimates that the demand for dyes and pigments will reach $42 billion by 2021, with a CAGR of 5%.
On the pigments side, titanium dioxide (TiO2) is expected to hold the largest share.
“The global pigm
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