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Paper Pigments Market Size

  • Report ID: GMI8815
  • Published Date: Apr 2024
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Paper Pigments Market Size

Paper Pigments Market was valued at around USD 17.9 billion in 2023 and is anticipated to register a CAGR of over 5.5% between 2024 and 2032.


Paper pigments are minerals such as kaolin, calcium carbonate, and talc, incorporated into paper production to boost color, brightness, and opacity. Their presence elevates print quality and readability, enriching the visual appeal and functionality of different paper varieties. Paper producers are increasingly utilizing mineral stabilizers like talc, kaolin, and calcium carbonate to enhance paper brightness, whiteness, and opacity. This is especially vital for high-quality products like printed materials, books, and packaging. The market for these paper pigments is expected to grow and adapt as demand for premium papers persists.

The paper pigment industry is being propelled by two main factors such as thriving packaging sector and the enduring preference for uncoated paper. Firstly, the packaging industry is experiencing a surge due to online shopping, shifting consumer behaviors, and a shift away from plastic. As a result, paper manufacturers are required to produce visually appealing and high-quality packaging materials. Paper pigments play a crucial role in achieving this by enhancing the paper's brightness, whiteness, and opacity. Also, uncoated paper remains widely utilized for various purposes such as books, office supplies, and printing. Quality is paramount in these applications, and paper pigments ensure that the paper is easy to read, prints well, and has an overall appealing appearance.

With both the packaging and uncoated paper sectors maintaining their strength, the demand for paper pigments is expected to continue growing as manufacturers strive to meet the requirements of these essential industries.

Green concerns and unstable prices pose a double threat to the paper pigment sector.  The most important factor is the sector depends heavily on raw materials whose costs might fluctuate greatly, such as kaolin and calcium carbonate. This may complicate planning for manufacturers and may cause supply chain disruptions.  Moreover, there is an increasing push for environmentally friendly methods, and some individuals are concerned about how these minerals are mined and processed in terms of the environment.  The industry may face increased manufacturing costs, reduced competitiveness, and reputational harm if these issues are not resolved.

Authors: Kiran Pulidindi, Kunal Ahuja

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Industry size for paper pigments recorded USD 17.9 billion in 2023 and is expected to register over 5.5% CAGR from 2024 to 2032, due to the increasing demand for high-quality printing and packaging materials in sectors, such as publishing, packaging, and advertising.

Calcium carbonate paper pigments industry size was USD 8.8 billion in 2023 and is expected to depict substantial growth from 2024 to 2032, owing to the surging demand for high-quality paper for packaging, printing, and publishing.

Asia Pacific industry size was USD 6.1 billion in 2023 and is expected to expand at notable CAGR from 2024 to 2032, on account of the growing demand for better packing materials owing to e-commerce boom.

Ashland Global, BASF SE, Cabot Corporation, Clariant AG, Dow Chemical Company, Ecolab Inc., Flint Group, Huntsman Corporation, Imerys SA, Kemira Oyj, Solvay SA, Wacker Chemie AG are some of the major paper pigments companies worldwide.

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  • Base Year: 2023
  • Companies covered: 12
  • Tables & Figures: 530
  • Countries covered: 22
  • Pages: 350
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