Special Effect Pigments Market, By Effect (Pearlescent, Fluorescent, Phosphorescent, Others), By Typ

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The Special Effect Pigments Market is expected to promise high growth owing to the increasing demand for product differentiation and improved appearance in recent years. Increasing demand from applications including paints & coatings, printing inks, plastics, cosmetics, and others are expected to drive the growth of the market.

Special effect pigments are the materials which are capable of changing the color of light when light is reflected and transmitted through these materials. Its various features and properties such as corrosion inhibition, electromagnetic, are the reasons due to which, these materials are widely used in various applications such as paint and coating, printing inks, plastics, and others.

Segment Insights

The global special effect pigment is segmented into effect, type, and application. On the basis of effect, it is segmented into pearlescent, fluorescent, phosphorescent, others. There has been a growing demand for the pearlescent segment as they possess optical effects which are not only used for decorative purposes but also other important functional roles like security printing and optical filters.

On the basis of type, it is divided into metallic pigments, pearlescent pigments, others. The metallic pigments are further segmented into aluminum, bronze, chrome, gold, and silver. The pearlescent pigments are further segregated into the mica base and titanium dioxide. There has been an increase in the demand for pearlescent pigments due to the increasing consumption of cosmetic products and the rising disposable incomes of consumers.

By application, it is divided into paint and coating, printing inks, plastics, cosmetics, and others. The special effect pigments are widely used in paint and coating and the increasing urbanization, as well as industrialization, has majorly impacted the growth of this market

Key Factors Impacting Market Growth:

  • The increasing demand for product differentiation and improved appearance
  • The constantly rising demand from the cosmetics and personal care sector
  • Increasing Urbanization and growth of paints and coatings as well as plastic industries

Regional Analysis

On the basis of the region, the special effect pigment market has been segmented by North America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, & Rest of the World. North America and Western Europe are some of the major markets that are also traditional suppliers of chemicals such as specialty chemicals, bulk chemicals, and so on. Major companies in this market are headquartered in North America and Western Europe.  This region has been witnessing a number of transitions in terms of productions of chemicals and respective applications by end-use industries. The preference towards bio-based feedstock has been instrumental in the development of the green alternatives in these regions. Moreover, regulatory authorities have imposed strict guidelines with regard to environmental concerns and potential health hazards due to exposures. This has been more instrumental in the Western Europe region competitively. Some of the major economies in these regions include the US, Germany, UK, France, Canada, Italy, Spain, and so on.

The Asia Pacific and the Middle East are expected to register substantial growth in the special effect pigment market during the forecast period. This demand is with regard to the growth of major applications such as paints & coatings, printing inks, plastics, cosmetics, and others. Major countries in the Asia Pacific region include China, South Korea, Japan, India, Australia, and so on. Middle East includes the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Israel, Egypt, and so on. Eastern Europe has been largely dominated by Russia and Turkey with operations of major chemical giants in the region.  Rest the World that includes South America and Africa has a strong potential for the special effect pigment market. There has been an increasing number of investments by global companies in these regions to strengthen their presence and tap the potential market. Major economies in these regions for the special effect pigment market include Brazil, South Africa, Nigeria, Argentina, Colombia, and others.

Market Segmentation:

By Effect:

  • Pearlescent
  • Fluorescent
  • Phosphorescent
  • Others 

By Type:

  • Metallic Pigments
  • Aluminum
    • Bronze
    • Chrome
    • Gold
    • Silver
  • Pearlescent Pigments
    • Mica Base
    • Titanium Dioxide
  • Others

By Application:

  • Paints & Coatings
  • Printing Inks
  • Plastics
  • Cosmetics
  • Others

By Region:

  • North America
    • By Country (US, Canada, Mexico)
    • By Effect
    • By Type
    • By Application
  • Western Europe
    • By Country (Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Rest of Western Europe)
    • By Effect
    • By Type
    • By Application
  • Eastern Europe
    • By Country (Russia, Turkey, Rest of Eastern Europe)
    • By Effect
    • By Type
    • By Application
  • Asia Pacific
    • By Country (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Rest of Asia Pacific)
    • By Effect
    • By Type
    • By Application
  • Middle East
    • By Country (UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Iran, Rest of Middle East)
    • By Effect
    • By Type
    • By Application
  • Rest of the World
    • By Region (South America, Africa)
    • By Effect
    • By Type
    • By Application

Companies Covered:  BASF SE, Clariant AG, Huntsman Corporation, Altana AG, Merck KGaA, Sudarshan Chemical Industries, Dic Corporation, Sensient Industrial Colours, Geotech International B.V., Kolortek Co. Ltd….

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