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

The Organic Pigments Market is Segmented by Pigment Type (Azo, Phthalocyanine, Quinacridone, Anthraquinone, and Other Pigment Types), End-user Industry (Paints and Coatings, Plastics and Polymer, Printing and Packaging, Textile, and Other End-user Industries), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and the Middle East & Africa)

Market Snapshot

Organic Pigments Market Size
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: Asia Pacific
CAGR: >5 %
Organic Pigments Market Major Players

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Market Overview

The market for organic pigments is expected to register a CAGR of about 5%, globally, during the forecast period. Growing demand in the paints and coatings industry and an increase in the demand from the textile industry are driving the market. On the flip side, higher production costs due to stringent environmental regulations and superior performance of inorganic pigments to organic pigments are hindering the growth of the organic pigments market. 

  • The organic pigments market is expected to grow during the forecast period, owing to the increasing demand from the paints and coatings segment.
  • The Asia-Pacific region dominates the global organic pigments market, with the highest consumption rates being registered in China, India, and Japan.

Scope of the Report

The organic pigments market report includes:

Pigment Type
Other Pigment Types
End-user Industry
Paints and Coatings
Plastics and Polymer
Printing and Packaging
Other End-user Industries
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South America
Rest of South America
Middle East & Africa
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle East & Africa

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Key Market Trends

Increasing Application in the Paints and Coatings Industry

  • Organic pigments are extensively used in the paints & coatings industry and is expected to be the fastest-growing market during the forecast period.
  • Paints not only protects but also beautifies the surfaces from buildings to bridges to automotive to electronics. Organic pigments through fine pigmentation processing provide bright color, good dispersion, and high tinting strength.
  • Paints and coatings are used in the automotive industry for both interior and exterior parts for decorative as well as protective purposes. The coatings applied should protect the exteriors from UV radiation and provide resistance against heat, sunlight, scratches, water, alkaline, and acids.
  • In the construction industry, furniture and architectural coatings account for the largest consumption of paints. Paints and coatings protect furniture and wood from moisture and other spillages. The wood conveys naturalness, which unites traditional and modern aspects of architecture. Coatings provide decorative beauty and long lastingness for furniture.
  • The increase in demand for paints and coatings in the construction industry is expected to drive the organic pigments market.
Organic Pigments Market Analysis

Asia-Pacific Region to Dominate the Market

  • The Asia-Pacific region is expected to dominate the organic pigments market during the forecast period, due to the increase in demand from countries like India and China.
  • Some of the largest producers of organic pigments are located in the Asia-Pacific region. The companies operating in the market include Indian Chemical Industries, Sudarshan Chemical Industries Limited, Koel Colours Pvt Ltd, Hangzhou Han-Color Chemical Co. Ltd, Origo Chemical, and many others.
  • The Indian government has allocated USD 63 billion for the infrastructure sector in 2019-20 and is planning to spend USD 1.4 trillion over the next five years. The development of smart cities and other schemes like “household for all” are expected to increase the demand for paints and coatings.
  • The infrastructure and construction activities in India and China have been growing rapidly which increases the consumption of furniture. As per the world bank report, Indian furniture industry is expected to cross USD 32 billion by 2019 and is estimated to have a growth of 20% per annum over the next few years.
  • The growth in the automotive sector with initiatives like “Make in India” and the increase in investments in electric vehicles (EVs) is increasing the scope for organic pigments in paints and coatings.
  • Apart from paints and coatings, organic pigments offer a wide range of applications in the plastics industry due to their opacity and stability to heat. Organic pigments are preferred over dyes as they have no affinity to the substrate. Currently, organic pigments are mainly used in polyolefins.
  • Currently, Asia- Pacific accounts for 51% of total world plastics production. The demand for plastics is expected to grow as a result of innovations and improvements. The Organic Pigments Market has foreseen demand due to innovations and an increase in the use of plastic.
  • The aforementioned factors, coupled with government support, are contributing to the increasing demand for organic pigments market during the forecast period.
Azo Pigments Market Share

Competitive Landscape

The global organic pigments market is partially fragmented, with the major players accounting for a marginal share. A few key companies operating in the market include BASF SE, Sudarshan Chemical Industries Limited, DIC CORPORATION, COLORWEN INTERNATIONAL CORP., and Heubach GmbH.

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 the Paints and Coatings Industry

      2. 4.1.2 Increase in Demand from the Textile Industry

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Higher Production Costs Due to Stringent Environmental Regulations

      2. 4.2.2 Superior Performance of Inorganic Pigments to Organic Pigments

    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 Pigment Type

      1. 5.1.1 Azo

      2. 5.1.2 Phthalocyanine

      3. 5.1.3 Quinacridone

      4. 5.1.4 Anthraquinone

      5. 5.1.5 Other Pigment Types

    2. 5.2 End-user Industry

      1. 5.2.1 Paints and Coatings

      2. 5.2.2 Plastics and Polymer

      3. 5.2.3 Printing and Packaging

      4. 5.2.4 Textile

      5. 5.2.5 Other End-user Industries

    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 & Africa

        1. Saudi Arabia

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle East & Africa


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

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis**

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 BASF SE

      2. 6.4.2 Clariant


      4. 6.4.4 DIC CORPORATION

      5. 6.4.5 Hangzhou Han-Color Chemical CO. LTD

      6. 6.4.6 Heubach GmbH

      7. 6.4.7 Indian Chemical Industries

      8. 6.4.8 Koel Colours Pvt Ltd

      9. 6.4.9 Origo Chemical

      10. 6.4.10 Sudarshan Chemical Industries Limited

      11. 6.4.11 Trust Chem Co. Ltd


      13. 6.4.13 Vipul Organics Ltd

      14. 6.4.14 VOXCO India

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

The Organic Pigments Market is growing at a CAGR of >5% over the next 5 years.

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

Asia Pacific holds highest share in 2021.

BASF SE, Heubach GmbH , DIC CORPORATION , Sudarshan Chemical Industries Limited , COLORWEN INTERNATIONAL CORP are the major companies operating in Organic Pigments Market.

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