The global white inorganic pigments market size is estimated at USD 22.7 billion in 2021 and is projected to reach USD 29.5 billion by 2026, at a CAGR of 5.4%, between 2021 and 2026. White inorganic pigments are opaque pigments used to provide opacity and lighten other colors are examples of inorganic pigments. Titanium dioxide is the most prominent member of the group. Calcium carbonate, calcium sulphate, diatomaceous silica (marine creature remnants), and china clays are all members of this category. Paints with white extender pigments are used to cut costs and improve the qualities of the paint. High light scattering power, a high degree of hiding power, good tinting strength, a high degree of brightness, a negligible undertone (ideally none), and a high degree of whiteness are all required from white inorganic pigments. The light scattering power is the most significant attribute, which is determined by the refractive index, particle size and distribution, and paint vehicle dispersion. pigments used to provide opacity and lighten other colours are examples of inorganic pigments.
The key players in the white inorganic pigments market Venator Materials PLC (UK), The Chemours Company (US), Tronox Holdings plc (US), LANXESS (Germany), Kronos Worldwide, Inc. (US). The white inorganic pigments market report analyzes the key growth strategies adopted by the leading market players, between 2017 and 2021, which include expansions, mergers & acquisitions, new product developments/launches, and collaborations.
Venator Materials PLC, the pigment division of Huntsman, has separated from its parent company in 2017 and become an independent specialist in TiO2 and performance additives. The major product lines of the company include TiO2, functional additives, color pigments, timber treatment, and water treatment products. It operates through 21 manufacturing facilities worldwide and serves customers in more than 120 countries. The company provides TiO2 pigments through the Titanium Dioxide segment and color pigments through the Performance Additives segment. These pigments are used in a variety of end markets, including construction materials, industrial coatings, architectural coatings, plastics, paper, and printing inks. It offers both anatase and rutile pigments through its TiO2 manufacturing business units. It is a member of Titanium Dioxide Manufacturers Association (TDMA).
The Chemours Company is one of the world’s leading providers of performance chemicals. The company started its independent operations in July 2015 after its spin-off from E. I. du Pont de Nemossurs and Company. It operates through three business segments, namely, titanium technologies, fluoroproducts, and chemical solutions. The company’s products serve various industries and applications such as automotive, energy, aerospace, agriculture, apparel, medical, consumer electronics, military, packaging, personal care, refrigeration, architectural coatings, and mining. It offers Ti-Pure TS-6300 for paints. It is an innovative product which can cover in one coat. It operates through 30 manufacturing sites and serves approximately 3,300 customers in approximately 120 countries. The company has 9 standalone labs across major regions of the world.