Paper Dyes Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Paper Dyes Market is segmented by Form (Powder, Liquid), by Type (Acidic, Basic and Direct), Origin (Organic, Synthetic), Application (Printing and writing, Packaging, Specialty, Others), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, South America, Europe, and Middle-East and Africa)

Paper Dyes Market Snapshot

Paper Dyes Market Size
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: Asia Pacific
CAGR: <5 %
Paper Dyes Market Key Players

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Market Overview

The market for paper dyes is expected to grow at a CAGR of approximately 5% globally during the forecast period.

  • Major factors driving the market studied is the banning/limiting plastic use in packaging applications around the world.
  • Major restraint is the harmful amines in dyes that when exposed over the years are found to have been carcinogenic agents. Also, different paperless green initiatives that have the main aim to preserve the environment and opting for digital media is also expected to hinder the market growth.

Scope of the Report

The Paper Dyes Market report includes: 

Printing & Writing
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

Packaging Segment to be the Largest Application

  • Paper-based packaging is a cost-effective method for transportation and preservation of a variety of items. It is engineered to be sturdy, yet lightweight, and is customizable to meet product- or customer-specific needs. Paper based packaging includes corrugated contain board, paperboard packages, paper bags and paper shipping sacks, with increasing concerns regarding single use plastic a wide variety of paper packaging comes in different colors and designs. Therefore, paper dyes are extensively used in these.
  • 57% of the Global consumption of paper by category was occupied by packaging industry, the next biggest segment was writing and printing occupying 26%.
  • The worldwide paper sales from 2010-2018 experienced a steady growth. The industrial packaging segment had about 12,700 metric tons of sales in 2010, in 2014 it increased to 16,700 metric tons and 17,100 metric tons in 2018.
  • Also, production capacity of paper and paperboard which are significantly used in packaging industry is expected to grow in the future. Right now, in 2018 the production capacity was approximately 267,355 kilo metric tons, it is estimated to reach 268,598 kilo metric tons in 2019 and forecasted to reach 278,247 kilo metric tons by 2023.
Paper Dyes Market Share

Asia Pacific Region to Dominate the Market

  • Asia Pacific region has been the forefront of the criticism by the environmental community for the use of single use plastics. The amount of single used plastics dumped in the Pacific Ocean has resulted in a patch larger than the area of France floating in East Pacific Ocean full of plastic.
  • Other than this, countries like India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka has been facing hygiene problems due to disease borne mosquitos breeding in water clogged in drainages because of plastics.
  • Hence, various governments in this region has taken stringent policy to ban or limit the use of plastics, thereby paper being preferred for packaging.
  • Asia Pacific lead both the paper production and consumption worldwide. 45% of the total production was from Asia Pacific, Europe a distant second with 25%.
  • Asia Pacific is also the largest market for the flexible packaging industry worldwide. 40% of the market share was occupied by Asia Pacific.
  • Therefore, by various government measures, and growing demand from various industries, the Asia Pacific is the region that dominates the paper dyes market.
Paper Dyes Market Analysis

Competitive Landscape

The Global Paper Dyes Market is fragmented in the market with the presence of number of companies eyeing for share in the market. The major companies are BASF SE, Celanese Corporation, Standard Colors, Inc, Archroma, and Cromatos among others. 

Major Players

  1. BASF SE

  2. Celanese Corporation

  3. Standard Colors, Inc

  4. Archroma

  5. Cromatos

BASF SE, Celanese Corporation, Standard Colors, Inc, Archroma, Cromatos

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Banning/ Limiting Use of Plastics used in packaging applications

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Harmful Amines in Dyes

      2. 4.2.2 Paperless Green Initiatives

    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 Form

      1. 5.1.1 Powder

      2. 5.1.2 Liquid

    2. 5.2 Type

      1. 5.2.1 Acidic

      2. 5.2.2 Basic

      3. 5.2.3 Direct

    3. 5.3 Origin

      1. 5.3.1 Organic

      2. 5.3.2 Synthetic

    4. 5.4 Applications

      1. 5.4.1 Printing & Writing

      2. 5.4.2 Packaging

      3. 5.4.3 Specialty

      4. 5.4.4 Others

    5. 5.5 Geography

      1. 5.5.1 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      2. 5.5.2 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      3. 5.5.3 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Italy

        5. Rest of Europe

      4. 5.5.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.5.5 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 Archroma

      2. 6.4.2 Ashok Alco-chem

      3. 6.4.3 Atul Ltd.

      4. 6.4.4 Axyntis Group

      5. 6.4.5 BASF SE

      6. 6.4.6 Celanese Corporation

      7. 6.4.7 Cromatos

      8. 6.4.8 DyStar

      9. 6.4.9 Eastman Chemical Company

      10. 6.4.10 KEMIRA OYJ

      11. 6.4.11 Keystone Aniline

      12. 6.4.12 LCY Chemical

      13. 6.4.13 Lonza

      14. 6.4.14 Merck KGaA Sumitomo

      15. 6.4.15 Organic Dyes and Pigments

      16. 6.4.16 Setkab

      17. 6.4.17 Showa Denko Jubilant Life Sciences

      18. 6.4.18 Standard Colors

      19. 6.4.19 Synthesia

      20. 6.4.20 Thermax

      21. 6.4.21 Vipul Organics

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Demand for Eco-friendly Dyes

**Subject to Availability
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Frequently Asked Questions

The Paper Dyes Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Paper Dyes 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, Celanese Corporation, Standard Colors, Inc, Archroma, Cromatos are the major companies operating in Paper Dyes Market.

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