A color additive, is termed as any pigment, dye, or other substance that can impose color to a drug, food, or cosmetic or to the human body. Color additives are important constituents of many products, converting them into more appealing, more attractive, and more informative.
The textile has emerged as one of the leading application sector and is responsible for the growth of color additives market mainly attributable to the increase in consumer spending on clothing and garments. Furthermore, the rising demand for eco-friendly products is improving the use of dyes in the textile industry, leading to the growth in the overall revenues of coloring agents. The changing consumer preference toward new and innovative textile shades leading to high demand for dyes.
Food colorants has been an important part of food additives. The importance of food colorants additives has shown a significant growth in the past few decades with the latest methods of food processing. Consumer preference along with the growing demand for minimally processed foods are expected to thrust the natural colors market. The health improvement properties of natural colors, coupled with the organic properties in the natural products, is driving the demand of natural colors.
The regulatory bodies such as The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA), European Commission, and REACH provides immense expansion scope for the natural colorants market to grow steadily. It acts as a medium that assures the pigments are carefully and aptly used and such regulations have to be followed by the industry players compulsory.
Plastics are anticipated to augment colorant additives market growth
Plastics are anticipated to bolster colorant additives market. It is used in large number of applications such as construction, automotive, packaging, consumer goods, medical, textile, and agriculture among others. Plastics, especially engineering plastics, possess greater abrasion resistance, superior resistance to chemicals, higher electrical and mechanical properties, and other benefits compared to conventional materials such as paper, metals, glass, and ceramic. Continuous innovation and necessity for lighter material in several applications are encouraging the replacement of these conventional materials by plastics in numerous applications. Plastics bestows with ease and convenience over traditional packaging methods due to which the consumers’ preference has shifted towards plastic packaging.
Printing application segment is expected to boost the color additives market due to high utilization of printing colors and ink in numerous applications such as glass, plastics, wall coverings, paper, metals, ceramics, and fabrics. Moreover, inkjet colorants has in-built features such as resilience towards heat & bleeding and light and water fastness and are used in several applications like textile, leather, construction, plastics, paints & coatings, and paper.
Asia Pacific will lead the growth in this market
Emerging economies like China, India, and Japan are key growth countries for colorant additives. Main drivers for the growth of such market in this region are utilization of color additives in favourable economies, the increasing per capita income, along with the rising demand for pigments from many end-user industries such as textile, paper, textile, plastic, and coating. India and China are the leading players contributing towards the growing colorants industry in the Asia Pacific region.
Europe emerged as one of the dominant players in boosting the colorant additives market. Increasing preference for naturally derived color additives coupled with the favorable regulatory scenario is expected to steer colorants demand in personal care, textile, and food & beverages segment in the coming years. Additionally, European food colorants additives market is expected to capture the favourable market share, owing to the growing demand for health awareness and clean label foods.
Key Market Players
- Chr. Hansen Holding
- Sethness Products Company
- Sensient Technologies Corporation
- Jagson Colorchem Limited
- Penn Color
- Clariant International
- Lanxess AG
- GNT Group
- Symrise AG
- San-Ei Gen F.F.I., Inc.
- DD Williamson
- T.H. Glennon
- Pylam Products
- Teknor Apex Company
- ROHA JTT Group
Market Segments: Colorant Additives Market
- By Type
- Natural Colorants
- Artificial Colorants
- By End User
- Food & Beverages
- Personal Care
- Paints & Coatings
- By Region (tentative)
- North America
- Asia Pacific
- Central & South America
- Middle East & Africa
- North America
- Industry Associations
- Patent Websites
- Company Annual Reports
- Company Websites
- Key industry leaders
- Technology consultants
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