Cadmium Pigments Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Cadmium Pigments Market is segmented by Pigment Type (Cadmium Red, Cadmium Orange, Cadmium Yellow, and Other Types), Application (Plastics and Complex Polymers, Ceramics and Glass, Paints and Coatings, Rubber and Paper, and Other Applications) and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and Middle-East and Africa)

Cadmium Pigments Market Snapshot

Cadmium Pigments Market - Market Summary
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: Asia Pacific
CAGR: <4 %

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Market Overview

The market for cadmium pigments is expected to grow at a CAGR of approximately 4% globally during the forecast period.

  • Increasing usage of plastics and ceramics for various applications and growing demand for industrial paints are driving the market growth.
  • Cadmium pigments result in health problems and the associated environmental concerns are expected to hinder the market growth.

Scope of the Report

The Cadmium Pigments Market report include:

Pigment Type
Cadmium Red
Cadmium Orange
Cadmium Yellow
Other Types
Plastics and Complex Polymers
Ceramics and Glass
Paints and Coatings
Rubber and Paper
Other Applications
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South America
Rest of South America
Middle-East and Africa
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle-East and Africa

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Key Market Trends

Growing Demand from Plastics and Paints

  • Cadmium Pigmentsare inorganic coloring agents that are majorly being used in plastics. Cadmium Pigments find their application in industrial paints, ceramics and glasses, and coil coatings amongst others.
  • Cadmium pigments can give excellent coloring shades to plastics such as yellow, orange, red and maroon. These pigments disperse well in most polymers to give good coloring, high opacity, and tinting strength.
  • These pigments are insoluble in organic solvents, provide good thermal resistance and have good resistance to alkalis along with increasing the color life in plastics.
  • Due to their high-performance coloring properties, these pigments are preferred for industrial purposes and artist paints. Cadmium yellows and reds are the most widely used types for painting purposes.
  • These pigments can resist high temperatures (300°C) and are also used in coatings for process chemical and steam pipes.
  • Increasing usage and applications of plastics, rapid industrialization in Asia and Middle East are expected to drive the market for cadmium pigments through the years to come.
Cadmium Pigments  Volume Share

Asia-Pacific Region to Dominate the Market

  • Asia-Pacific is expected to dominate the global market owing to the highly developed painting and coatings industries in China, India, Japan, etc. Also, there is an increase in demand for high-temperature resistance plastics in developing countries.
  • In recent times, complex polymers such as high-density polyethylene, silicone resins, nylon, acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), polycarbonates, and other thermoplastic polymers have been using cadmium pigments because of their properties.
  • Properties of complex polymers include high-temperature resistance, more durability, chemical and heat stability, also can be used in chemically aggressive environments, weather fastness, and insoluble nature.
  • The bright colors of cadmium pigments are ideally suitable for ceramics, enamels for glass and porcelain enamels for iron and steel domestic products. Cadmium pigments also use in rubber, paper, and ink industries.
  • According to the PlasticsEurope (PEMRG), Asia-Pacific leads the global plastic materials production in recent times. Growing usage of heat-resistant plastics for various applications is one of the reasons that increased the demand for cadmium pigments.
  • Increasing applications in plastics and ceramics and paints various purposes, and even the increasing adoption of cadmium pigments in the paper and ink industries are expected to drive the market for cadmium pigments through the years to come.
Cadmium Pigments Market Regional Trends

Competitive Landscape

The global cadmium pigments market is partially consolidated in nature with a few major players occupying a significant portion of the market. Some of the major companies are Huntsman Corporation, James M. Brown Ltd, Johnson Matthey, Hunan Jufa Technology Co. Ltd, and Proquimac, among others.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Increasing Usage of Plastics and Ceramics

      2. 4.1.2 Growing Demand for Industrial Paints

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Associated Health Hazards

      2. 4.2.2 Other Restraints

    3. 4.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers

      3. 4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Degree of Competition


    1. 5.1 Pigment Type

      1. 5.1.1 Cadmium Red

      2. 5.1.2 Cadmium Orange

      3. 5.1.3 Cadmium Yellow

      4. 5.1.4 Other Types

    2. 5.2 Application

      1. 5.2.1 Plastics and Complex Polymers

      2. 5.2.2 Ceramics and Glass

      3. 5.2.3 Paints and Coatings

      4. 5.2.4 Rubber and Paper

      5. 5.2.5 Other Applications

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      2. 5.3.2 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      3. 5.3.3 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Italy

        5. Rest of Europe

      4. 5.3.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle-East and Africa

        1. Saudi Arabia

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle-East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

    2. 6.2 Market Share/Ranking Analysis**

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Dalian Great Fortune Chemical Co., Ltd

      2. 6.4.2 Henan Kingway Chemicals

      3. 6.4.3 Hunan Jufa Technology Co. Ltd

      4. 6.4.4 Huntsman Corporation

      5. 6.4.5 HUPC Chemical Co., Ltd

      6. 6.4.6 James M. Brown Ltd

      7. 6.4.7 Johnson Matthey

      8. 6.4.8 Proquimac

      9. 6.4.9 Rockwood Pigments NA Inc

      10. 6.4.10 Sudarshan Chemical Industries Limited

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Growing Demand from Complex Polymers

    2. 7.2 Other Opportunities

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Cadmium Pigments Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Cadmium Pigments Market is growing at a CAGR of <4% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

Asia Pacific holds highest share in 2020.

Huntsman Corporation , James M. Brown Ltd , Johnson Matthey , Hunan Jufa Technology Co. Ltd , Proquimac are the major companies operating in Cadmium Pigments Market.

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