Paper pigments are fine, inorganic particles added to fill, color or coat paper. Pigments such as, titanium dioxide, and calcium carbonate are used as fillers and coatings in papermaking. Paper pigments are applied in the presence of a binder, which helps in adhesion of pigment particles to paper fibers. Paper pigments can be primarily divided into black, white, and colored pigments, which are available in a variety of types.

Global Paper Pigments Market: Overview

Based on type, the paper pigments market has been segmented into calcium carbonate and kaolin. The calcium carbonate segment is estimated to lead the paper pigments market during the forecast period. Calcium carbonate is less expensive than kaoline. Based on application, the paper pigments market has been classified into coated paper and uncoated paper. Increase in use of coated as well as uncoated papers is fueling the paper pigments market. The coated paper segment is estimated to lead the paper pigments market from 2018 to 2026. The growth rate of the coated paper segment is higher than that of the uncoated paper segment of the market in Europe and North America. The loading percentage of paper pigments in coating applications is increasing. Due to growth of the packaging industry, the use of coated paper is increasing. Uncoated paper has significant applications newsprint, writing paper, and printing paper. This is driving the uncoated paper segment of the paper pigments market. Increasing demand for bright and bulk paper is also propelling the paper pigments market.

Global Paper Pigments Market: Trends & Developments

Increasing demand for paper in the packaging industry, high demand in developing countries, and sustained demand for uncoated paper are major factors likely to drive the paper pigments market during the forecast period. Environmental concerns related to recycling of paper and growing digitization affecting the paper industry are restraining factors for the paper pigments market. On the other hand, increasing need for superior-quality coated paper is presenting growth opportunities to the paper pigments market.

Global Paper Pigments Market: Regional Outlook

Based on region, the global paper pigments market can be segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. Asia Pacific is projected to be a major market for paper pigments between 2018 and 2026. The market in the region is projected to expand rapidly during the forecast period. The paper pigments market is experiencing strong growth as well as increasing investments to meet the demand from the paper industry in Asia Pacific. Due to low proliferation of technology and less stringent environmental regulations in the region, the paper pigments market in Asia Pacific is expanding rapidly. There has been sustained increase in the demand for paper in the region, despite reduction in the use of writing paper led by increasing adoption of electronic devices. Countries such as China, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, and India are major consumers of paper pigments. They also lead in terms of paper production.

Global Paper Pigments Market: Key Players

Key players operating in the global paper pigments market are Imerys, Omya AG, BASF SE, Ashapura Group, J.M. Huber Corporation, Kemira, The Chemours Company, and Thiele Kaolin Company.

The report offers a comprehensive evaluation of the market. It does so via in-depth qualitative insights, historical data, and verifiable projections about market size. The projections featured in the report have been derived using proven research methodologies and assumptions. By doing so, the research report serves as a repository of analysis and information for every facet of the market, including but not limited to: Regional markets, technology, types, and applications.

The study is a source of reliable data on:

  • Market segments and sub-segments
  • Market trends and dynamics
  • Supply and demand
  • Market size
  • Current trends/opportunities/challenges
  • Competitive landscape
  • Technological breakthroughs
  • Value chain and stakeholder analysis

The regional analysis covers:

  • North America (U.S. and Canada)
  • Latin America (Mexico, Brazil, Peru, Chile, and others)
  • Western Europe (Germany, U.K., France, Spain, Italy, Nordic countries, Belgium, Netherlands, and Luxembourg)
  • Eastern Europe (Poland and Russia)
  • Asia Pacific (China, India, Japan, ASEAN, Australia, and New Zealand)
  • Middle East and Africa (GCC, Southern Africa, and North Africa)

The report has been compiled through extensive primary research (through interviews, surveys, and observations of seasoned analysts) and secondary research (which entails reputable paid sources, trade journals, and industry body databases). The report also features a complete qualitative and quantitative assessment by analyzing data gathered from industry analysts and market participants across key points in the industry’s value chain.

A separate analysis of prevailing trends in the parent market, macro- and micro-economic indicators, and regulations and mandates is included under the purview of the study. By doing so, the report projects the attractiveness of each major segment over the forecast period.

Highlights of the report:

  • A complete backdrop analysis, which includes an assessment of the parent market
  • Important changes in market dynamics
  • Market segmentation up to the second or third level
  • Historical, current, and projected size of the market from the standpoint of both value and volume
  • Reporting and evaluation of recent industry developments
  • Market shares and strategies of key players
  • Emerging niche segments and regional markets
  • An objective assessment of the trajectory of the market
  • Recommendations to companies for strengthening their foothold in the market   

Note: Although care has been taken to maintain the highest levels of accuracy in TMR’s reports, recent market/vendor-specific changes may take time to reflect in the analysis.     

.