Seeds treated with color play a crucial role in agriculture. Seed coating is done either for seed enrichment or seed protection. Coating seeds with nutrients and protection products, allow optimal supply of nutrients and protection to them during their growing stage. Seed colorants are essential to demarcate the treated seeds, to avoid food adulteration. The agriculture industry has set requirements for ensuring the purity and quality of colorants that are being used. The colorants need to be registered according to the country-specific regulations. Hybrid and genetically modified seeds are high-value seeds. These seeds undergo various biological and chemical treatments for prevent losses. Colors are added to seeds for branding, identification, uniformity, and beautification. Hence, the use of seed colorants, dyes, and pigments is expected to increase due to the rise in adoption of hybrid and genetically modified seeds.
The global seed colorants market can be segmented based on form, crop type, and region. In terms of form, the seed colorants market can be classified into liquid form and powder form. The powder segment is projected to expand at a rapid pace during the forecast period. Powder form of seed colorants is majorly used in agriculture applications such as seed protection and to prevent losses. This is expected to boost the demand for seed colorants during the forecast period.
Based on crop type, the seed colorants market can be classified into grains & cereals, oil seeds, fruits & vegetables, and turf & ornamentals. The grains & cereals segment is projected to expand at a substantial pace during the forecast period. Major crops in this segment include corn, wheat, and rice. The grains & cereal segments is a major consumer of seed colorants globally. This, in turn, is estimated to drive the demand for seed colorants during the forecast period. Oilseeds extensively require seed colorants, as these seeds contain more protein, oil, and fiber, which are susceptible to pathogens and bacteria. Growth in the oilseed industry is anticipated to fuel the seed colorants market during the forecast period.
In terms of region, the global seed colorants market can be segmented into Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, North America, and Middle East & Africa. Asia Pacific is expected to dominate the global seed colorants market during the forecast period. Asia Pacific is estimated to account for a major share of the global seed colorants market during the forecast period. Increase in population, especial in India and China, is driving the demand for food. This, in turn, is increasing focus on modern farming activities such as hydroponics, rotary crops, and agroforestry practices, which is boosting the demand for seed colorants. The market in developed regions such as North America and Europe is likely to expand at a moderate pace owing to the rise in focus on organic foods. The seed colorants market in Africa is estimated to expand at sluggish pace due to infertile land and lack of technological advancement.
Seed colorants act as catalyst regeneration agent, innovated by Chromatech in India. And The Incotech will demonstrate seed enhancement products and technologies developed specially for the Chinese vegetable seeds market.
Small number of companies operate at the global and regional level, as the seed colorants market is consolidated. Major companies operating in the global seed colorants market include Sensient, BASF SE, Chromatech Incorporated ltd, Bayer co., Centor ltd., Germains Seeds Technology, Aakash Chemicals, and Matchless Dyes.
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