Opacifiers Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The market is segmented by Type (Titanium Dioxide, Opaque Polymers, Zinc Oxide, Cerium Oxide, and Other), Application (Ceramics, Paints & Coatings, Paper, Personal Care, Plastics, and Others), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and Middle-East and Africa)

Opacifiers Market Size

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Study Period 2019 - 2029
Base Year For Estimation 2023
CAGR > 4.00 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia Pacific
Largest Market Asia Pacific
Market Concentration Low

Major Players

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*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Opacifiers Market Analysis

The global market for opacifiers is expected to register a CAGR of over 4% during the forecast period. The major factor driving the market studied is a growing demand from various applications. On the flip side, stringent environmental regulations and unfavorable conditions arising due to the COVID-19 outbreak are hindering the growth of the market.

  • Applications of opacifiers in personal care are expected to grow at a considerable rate over the forecast period.
  • The Asia-Pacific region represents the largest market and is also expected to be the fastest-growing market over the forecast period, owing to the increasing consumption from countries, such as China, India, and Japan.

Opacifiers Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Opacifiers Market according to our research experts:

Increasing Demand for Personal Care Application

  • The personal care segment accounted for one of the largest shares, in terms of applications of the opacifiers market in 2019.
  • Opacifiers are additives and are used in shampoos and bath and shower gels, among others. They mainly offer dense, milky, or creamy appearances.
  • Opacifiers, such as titanium dioxide, provide brightness and whiteness in surfactant-based formulations.
  • Globally, the personal care market has been growing continuously with significant growth. Many companies are launching a new range of hair and body care products, as well as reintroducing some of their products in a new formula, which is attracting more consumers.
  • Asia-Pacific represents the largest market for personal care products, due to its increasing population and growing awareness about wellness. In the Asia-Pacific region, countries, such as China, Japan, India, account for the major market for personal care.
  • Additionally, the personal care market is growing at a positive rate in European countries, such as Germany, the United Kingdom, and Italy, among others. Germany represents the largest market for personal care and cosmetics in Europe. The country is also one of the major exporters of cosmetics and personal care products across the world.
  • Additionally, the hair and skin care industry in Italy has shown promising growth over the years and is expected to remain positive over the forecast year as well.
  • Therefore, the growing personal care sector is expected to boost the demand for opacifiers during the forecast period.
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Asia-Pacific Region to Dominate the Market

  • The Asia-Pacific region accounts for the largest market for opacifiers during the forecast period.
  • The growth from the personal care segment is majorly due to the increasing skin- and hair-related problems, like acne, rosacea, ichthyosis, dry hair, scalp diseases, grey hair, dandruff, and premature baldness, among others. This is likely to lead to a growth in demand for personal care products, and consequently, to the growth of the opacifiers market, across the region.
  • Currently, the Asia-Pacific region accounted for more than 30% of the global beauty and personal care marketplace. Owing to the South Korean and Japanese innovation, coupled with the growing demand from China, the production of personal care products in the region is likely to increase in the coming years.
  • The emerging economies, such as China, India, Indonesia, Vietnam, and the Philippines, in the Asia-Pacific region, have been witnessing a robust growth in construction activities. This is expected to considerably increase the growth for ceramics, plastics, and paints and coatings, among others.
  • In Asia-Pacific, the construction sector has been witnessing robust growth, fueled by the increasing manufacturing and service sector infrastructure, increasing housing construction, and noticeable government spending on public constructions.
  • Hence, with such trends, the demand for opacifiers in the Asia-Pacific region is expected to grow during the forecast period.
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Opacifiers Industry Overview

The global opacifiers market is partially fragmented. The major companies of the market studied include Dow, Arkema SA, Ashland, Tronox Holdings plc, and KRONOS Worldwide, Inc. among others.

Opacifiers Market Leaders

  1. Dow

  2. Arkema S.A.

  3. Ashland

  4. Tronox Holdings plc

  5. KRONOS Worldwide, Inc.

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Dow, Arkema SA, Ashland, Tronox Holdings plc, and KRONOS Worldwide, Inc.
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Opacifiers Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Growing Demand from Various Applications

      2. 4.1.2 Other Drivers

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Stringent Government Regulations

      2. 4.2.2 Unfavorable Conditions Arising Due to the COVID-19 Outbreak

    3. 4.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services

      5. 4.4.5 Degree of Competition


    1. 5.1 Type

      1. 5.1.1 Titanium Dioxide

      2. 5.1.2 Opaque Polymers

      3. 5.1.3 Zinc Oxide

      4. 5.1.4 Cerium Oxide

      5. 5.1.5 Others

    2. 5.2 Application

      1. 5.2.1 Ceramics

      2. 5.2.2 Paints and Coatings

      3. 5.2.3 Paper

      4. 5.2.4 Personal Care

      5. 5.2.5 Plastics

      6. 5.2.6 Others

    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. Italy

        4. France

        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 AMGEEN MINERALS

      2. 6.4.2 Arkema Group

      3. 6.4.3 Ashland

      4. 6.4.4 Dow

      5. 6.4.5 Indulor Chemie GmbH

      6. 6.4.6 KRONOS Worldwide, Inc.

      7. 6.4.7 OMNOVA Solutions Inc.

      8. 6.4.8 Tronox Holdings Plc

      9. 6.4.9 Venator Materials PLC

      10. 6.4.10 Quaternia

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

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Opacifiers Industry Segmentation

The opacifiers market report includes:

Titanium Dioxide
Opaque Polymers
Zinc Oxide
Cerium Oxide
Paints and Coatings
Personal Care
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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Opacifiers Market Research FAQs

The Opacifiers Market is projected to register a CAGR of greater than 4% during the forecast period (2024-2029)

Dow, Arkema S.A., Ashland , Tronox Holdings plc and KRONOS Worldwide, Inc. are the major companies operating in the Opacifiers Market.

Asia Pacific is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2024-2029).

In 2024, the Asia Pacific accounts for the largest market share in Opacifiers Market.

The report covers the Opacifiers Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Opacifiers Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

Opacifiers Industry Report

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Opacifiers Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)