Plastic Color Concentrates Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The market is segmented by Type (Solid Masterbatch and Liquid Concentrates), End-user Industry (Food and Beverage, Building and Construction, Automotive, Consumer Goods, and Other End-user Industries), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and Middle-East and Africa)

Plastic Color Concentrates Market Size

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Study Period: 2018 - 2028
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: Asia Pacific
CAGR: < 6 %

Major Players

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*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Plastic Color Concentrates Market Analysis

The market for plastic color concentrates is expected to witness a CAGR of around 6% during the forecast period. One of the major factor driving the growth of the market is the accelerating demand for plastics from various end-user industries.

  • However, stringent regulations regarding plastic usage and impact of COVID-19 pandemic are likley to hinder the growth of the market studied.
  • Asia-Pacific dominated the market with the largest consumption coming from China, ASEAN Countries, and India.

Plastic Color Concentrates Industry Segmentation

The plastic color concentrates market report includes:

Solid Masterbatch
Liquid Concentrates
End-user Industry
Food and Beverage
Building and Construction
Consumer Goods
Other End-user Industries
South Korea
ASEAN Countries
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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Plastic Color Concentrates Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Plastic Color Concentrates Market according to our research experts:

Automotive Segment to Drive the Market Growth

  • Color concentrates have been extensively used in numerous automotive applications. Some applications of plastic color concentrates are automotive airbags (due to their excellent balance of flexible design and ease of processing) and under-the-hood applications (due to their excellent thermal resistance, fatigue endurance, and wear resistance).
  • The automotive industry has seen slowdown from a couple of years. Asia, which is the largest automotive manufacturing hub, witnessed a decline of 6.4% in 2019. The major countries, like China, Japan, India, South Korea, Thailand, and Indonesia, registered negative growth in the production. This is majorly due to factors, like decline in domestic demand, increasing labor costs, and implementation of new vehicle norms (BS Stage 6 vehicles in India).
  • However, the development of electric vehicles is expected to continue to gain momentum in the future, especially in Europe and China, where many government programs are promoting the move away from fossil fuels, owing to the various environmental concerns.
  • The automotive industry, after suffering a slowdown in 2019, is suffering from another crisis due to the sudden outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic. The countries, like China, India, Italy, Germany, and Spain, have halted their production, and the factories have been shutdown.
  • Since plastic color concentrates are a key material in manufacturing of several automotive components, the halt in production is expected to hinder the market demand in the short run, but it likley to recover thorugh the forecast period.
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Asia-Pacific to Dominate the Market

  • Asia-Pacific is the largest consumer of plastic color concentrates with China being the largest market.
  • China is a hub for chemical processing, accounting for most of the chemical production, globally. With the growing global demand for various chemicals, the demand for intermediates, such as acetic acid from this sector, is expected to increase significantly during the forecast period
  • With 30% of the world’s supply of plastics, China continues to maintain its leading position after having doubled the amount of plastic that it manufactures, as compared to 2017.
  • Since 2013, China has been the world’s largest plastic producer, accounting for ~1/4th of the global plastics production. The plastics industry in China has witnessed increased production outputs over the years, due to the growing demand for plastics in many end-user industries, like automotive assembly and electronic manufacturing. There are over 15,000 plastic manufacturing companies in the country.
  • India’s plastics industry is one of the largest in the world, with an estimated market size of INR 1.8 trillion. The industry produces and exports a wide range of raw materials, plastic-molded extruded goods, polyester films, molded/ soft luggage items, writing instruments, plastic-woven sacks and bags, PVC, leather cloth and sheeting, packaging, consumer goods, sanitary fittings, electrical accessories, laboratory/medical-surgical ware, tarpaulins, laminates, fishnets, travel ware, and others.
  • With increasing demand for plastics from various applications including packaging, automotive, building and construction, and consumer goods, among others in different countries, the market for plastic color concentrates is likley to witness significant growth during the forecast period.
  • However, due the onset of COVID-19, the economic growth of China now seems to contract by a considerable extent in 2020. Many manufacturing and associated activities have already taken a hit in early 2020, and the economic situation is expected to remain dire, if the manufacturing activities are not set back on track by mid-2020.
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Plastic Color Concentrates Industry Overview

The global plastic color concentrates market is partially consolidated in nature, with the top ten players accounting for a major share of the global market. Some of the prominent players in the market include Clariant, BASF SE, A. Schulman, Inc. (LyondellBasell Industries Holdings B.V.), Cabot Corporation, and PolyOne Corporation, among others.

Plastic Color Concentrates Market Leaders

  1. Clariant

  2. A. Schulman, Inc. (LyondellBasell Industries Holdings B.V.)

  3. Cabot Corporation

  4. BASF SE

  5. PolyOne Corporation

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Clariant, A. Schulman, Inc. (LyondellBasell Industries Holdings B.V.), Cabot Corporation, BASF SE, PolyOne Corporation

Plastic Color Concentrates 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 Accelerating Demand for Plastics from Various End-user Industries

      2. 4.1.2 Other Drivers

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Stringent Regulations Regarding Plastic Usage

      2. 4.2.2 Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic

    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 Solid Masterbatch

      2. 5.1.2 Liquid Concentrates

    2. 5.2 End-user Industry

      1. 5.2.1 Food and Beverage

      2. 5.2.2 Building and Construction

      3. 5.2.3 Automotive

      4. 5.2.4 Consumer Goods

      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. ASEAN Countries

        6. 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 & 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 A. Schulman, Inc. (LyondellBasell Industries Holdings B.V.)

      2. 6.4.2 Ampacet Corporation

      3. 6.4.3 BASF SE

      4. 6.4.4 Cabot Corporation

      5. 6.4.5 Clariant

      6. 6.4.6 Cromex S/A

      7. 6.4.7 Ferro Corporation

      8. 6.4.8 Gabriel-Chemie

      9. 6.4.9 Hubron International

      10. 6.4.10 Jiangsu Pulaike Hongmei Masterbatch Co., Ltd.

      11. 6.4.11 Kunststof-Kemi Skandinavia A/S

      12. 6.4.12 Plastiblends

      13. 6.4.13 PLASTIKA KRITIS S.A.

      14. 6.4.14 PolyOne Corporation

      15. 6.4.15 Polyplast Muller GmbH

      16. 6.4.16 Tosaf Compounds Ltd.

      17. 6.4.17 TOYO INK SC HOLDINGS CO., LTD.

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Shifting Focus towards Organic Alternatives

    2. 7.2 Other Opportunities

**Subject to Availability
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Plastic Color Concentrates Market Research FAQs

The Plastic Color Concentrates Market is studied from 2018 - 2028.

The Plastic Color Concentrates Market is growing at a CAGR of <6% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2018 - 2028.

Asia Pacific holds highest share in 2021.

Clariant, A. Schulman, Inc. (LyondellBasell Industries Holdings B.V.), Cabot Corporation, BASF SE, PolyOne Corporation are the major companies operating in Plastic Color Concentrates Market.

Plastic Color Concentrates Industry Report

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