Photographic Chemicals Market Size, Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2020 - 2026
Report ID: GMI3905
Photographic Chemicals Market size is expected to grow steadily during the forecast time span driven by increasing demand from outdoor advertising such as posters and billboards. Advertising agencies and major companies often use these platforms to create the awareness and communicate the message regarding product to consumers in order to attract their interests. Major advertising projects and huge spending patterns are likely to accelerate the pace of outdoor advertising thereby bolstering the demand of photographic chemicals within the forecast period. Moreover, the photographic chemicals will witness favorable trends due to increasing demand from professional photographers and photo processing labs as they incorporate photographic processing techniques on regular basis. Such trends will catapult the market demand between 2019 to 2025. The photographic chemicals market will be influenced by increasing R&D activities in this field. These research programs are being carried out to minimize the toxicity levels and improve the efficiency of these chemicals.
These photographic materials are subjected to toxicity and level of toxicity varies from one chemical to another. Long time exposure to these chemicals may cause various health hazards including irritation to the eyes and skin, respiratory system discomfort, liver damage, corrosive and other severe burns, vomiting, liver & kidney damage, etc. Several governments have formulated regulations regarding the usage and disposal of these chemicals. The growing trend of digitization and online marketing pose significant threat to photographic chemicals market. The aforementioned factors may hinder the market growth in near future.
There are various chemicals used in the photographic processing techniques such as black & white film processing and color film processing. Both of these processing techniques are much similar. In black & white photographic processing, chemicals are used as the developer, the stop bath and the fixer. When the image is captured on the film, developer is used to bring out the silver halides in the film. Dimezone, phenidone and hydroquinone are some of the common chemicals used as developing agents in this process. Additionally, sodium carbonate or sodium hydroxide is added in the developing mix to increase the acidity. In next phase, stop bath is used to prevent the overexposure and excess film development as it may ruin the film. When the film has been developed to proper extent, developer is replaced by soap bath. The most common chemical used as soap bath is acetic acid as it provides quicker and efficient action. It neutralizes the developer action and reduces the chances of film being overexposed. It basically removes the unexposed silver halides in the film and stops the film’s action with light and sensitive chemicals. Most common chemicals used as fixer are sodium thiosulfate and ammonium thiosulfate. In color processing, all these processes are carried out with the addition of chemical containing paraphenylene diamine in the developing stage. It exposes both of the silver halides and dye couplers.
The photographic chemicals market is divided on the basis of processing technique and applications. Based on processing technique, the market is segmented into black & white film processing and color film processing. Based on application, the market is classified into developer, stop bath and fixer.
North America will capture significant market share in photographic chemicals market due to flourishing advertising industry. It has experienced considerable growth in advertising spending over the past few years and it will continue to remain solid in future. Many major companies in this region effectively use outdoor advertising to increase the bottom line of the business. Increasing investments in this sector will positively influence the market by 2025. Asia Pacific photographic chemicals market will grow at steady rate owing to positive outlook of advertising sector in near future. Urbanization and favorable economy trends will support the growth of market. Europe will clutch considerable share in market during the forecast period.
Some of the key players in the photographic chemicals market are Fujifilm Corporation, Eastman Kodak Company, FOMA BOHEMIA spol s. r. o., Bostick & Sullivan, Hydrite Chemical. and others.
Photographic Chemicals Market, By Processing Technique, 2014-2025 (USD xx)
- Black & white film processing
- Color film processing
Photographic Chemicals Market, By Application, 2014-2025 (USD xx)
- Soap bath
The above information has been provided for the following regions and countries:
- North America
- South Korea
- Latin America
- Saudi Arabia
- South Africa
- Fujifilm Corporation
- Eastman Kodak Company
- FOMA BOHEMIA spol s. r. o. (Ltd.)
- Bostick & Sullivan, Inc.
- Hydrite Chemical Co.
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