Organic Pigments Market

Organic Pigments Market Study by Azo Pigments, Phthalocyanine Pigments, and High-Performance Pigments from 2023 to 2033

Analysis of Organic Pigments market covering 30+ Countries Including Analysis of US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Nordics, GCC countries, Japan, Korea and many more

Organic Pigments Market Outlook (2023-2033)

The global organic pigments market to grow from US$ 4.3 billion in 2023 to US$ 6.5 billion in 2033. This represents a CAGR of over 4.0% from 2023 to 2033.

Natural pigments are gaining traction, they are sustainable and comply with environmental regulations for use in a variety of applications. In addition, prolonged exposure these does not pose any health hazards for humans.

Report Attributes


Organic Pigments Market Size (2022A)

US$ 4.2 Billion

Estimated Market Value (2023E)

US$ 4.3 Billion

Forecasted Market Value (2033F)

US$ 6.5 Billion

Global Market Growth Rate (2023-2033)

4.0% CAGR

East Asia Market Share (2022)


Key Companies Profiled

  • Clariant AG
  • Dominion Colour Corporation
  • Ferro Corporation
  • Heubach GmbH
  • Sudarshan Chemical Industries Ltd.
  • Sun Chemical Corporation
  • DIC Corporation
  • Pidilite Industries Ltd.
  • Toyocolor Co. Ltd.
  • Sensient Technologies Corporation
  • Trust Chem Co. Ltd.

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Market Dynamics Analysis in Projected Timeframe

Demand for high-performance organic pigments will rise as consumers become more environmentally conscious. Organic pigments are extensively used in niche applications like the production of advertising and packaging leaflets and catalogs due to their ability to produce vivid colors that can be targeted strategically to ensure growth.

The high-performance pigments market category of organic pigments is projected to have favorable growth as end users require coloring agents with more specialized qualities including transparency, color strength, and photosensitivity.

  • Growth Factors for Short Term (2023-2026): Natural dyes are a one-stop solution for both producers as well as regional governments to reach the goals of sustainability and pollution free. Thus, the demand is expected to surge at a high pace.
  • Factors for Medium-Term Growth (2026-2029): The dyeing industry is slowly/gradually moving towards procuring natural ingredients to reduce the dependency on synthetic ingredients. This is primarily due to a change in consumer inclination toward purchasing eco-dyeing wear.
  • Long-Term Growth Opportunities (2029-2033): Rising demand for packaged food across the globe and an increase in urbanization have led to a boost in demand for confectionaries across the globe. This has induced the demand for the pigments used in food and beverage packaging applications.

According to Fact.MR, the market for organic pigments has grown at a CAGR of 3.0% from 2018 to 2022 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.0% from 2023 to 2033

Factor’s contributing to Organic Pigments Market Expansion

“Burgeoning Demand from Paint & Coating Manufacturers

With the rapid increase in urbanization, industries belonging to various domains have faced unmatchable growth in terms of quality and quantity. Paint and coating business opportunities that occurred in past have relatively increased the demand for industrial-grade organic dyes and pigments.

Therefore, various well-established and newly grown chemical manufacturers got clear insights from the aforementioned factors that in the upcoming decade organic pigments and dyes are going to face stupendous growth raised by local and international players in the paint and coating hub.

The reason behind such an upsurge is truly based on resentment shown by government entities and environment-based organizations towards pollution created during the manufacturing process and the usage of synthetic dyes or pigments in various end-use industries.

“Shift towards Natural and Organic Dyes to Drive Organic Pigment Market”

With trends followed in the past 5 years, clear factors came up in the domain of pigments and dyes which explained why the transition phase came across from synthetic to organic-based coloring products. Around 70.0% of synthetic dyes manufactured worldwide comprise harmful chemicals and elements such as chromium, mercury, lead, and others.

The excessive usage of synthetic pigments and dyes in the textile industry for the last so many years led to a situation where skin cancers became more frequent among that percentage of the population that use jeans and denim-based clothes in a continuous manner.

This excessive contact between synthetic dye and sensitive skin led to skin cancer, therefore it negatively impacted the demand and supply chain of synthetic dyes. This transposition in consumer behavior towards synthetic dye proved to be a boon for natural and bio-based dye.

“Risk Exposed Raw Material Sourcing Channels Might Create a Roadblock”

Synthetic and organic pigments differ in terms of cost and time allocated to their production. Ingredients included in the production of natural and bio-based pigments are costly compared to metal composites used in synthetic pigment production.

In context to production time, few bio-based pigments require some sort of fermentation process which led to excessive time consumption when compared with synthetic colorants.

Moreover, less margin in terms of profit is incurred when it comes to the sale of organic pigments. The biggest restrain faced in this business is that the existing average price of bio-based pigment is high such that no further margin can be included in it. Therefore, if the production to selling cost of organic dyes and pigments is not managed properly, then growth in this segmental pigment business will be burdensome.

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Country-wise Insights for Organic Pigments Market

What is the Outlook for Demand for Organic Pigments in the U.S.?

In 2022, the U.S. market valuation exceeded US$ 1.5 billion. The high demand for organic pigments in the United States is due to strict regulations governing the use of metallic pigments in applications involving food contact materials. The market is expected to expand at a moderate pace over the forecast period.

Increased investment in organic pigment development across the value chain by natural organic pigment manufacturers is expected to have a positive impact on the growth of the anthraquinone pigment market during the forecast period.

The U.S., which aims for self-sufficiency, has a high market growth rate. Leading manufacturers of high-performance organic pigments in the U.S. are making heavy investments in R&D along with working towards product innovation. Increased use of triarylcarbonium pigments in the country has further boosted sales of organic pigments.

What are the Growth Opportunities for Organic Pigment Suppliers Across China?

By 2033, China's market size is expected to be around US$ 1.8 billion. Infrastructure and construction activities in China are growing rapidly, increasing the consumption of decorative coatings. Innovations and improvements are expected to increase the demand for plastics.

The Chinese market is anticipated to expand quickly. This is because of the growing emphasis on product design and development to satisfy the constantly shifting needs of developing technology and the growing number of quinophthalone pigment producers in the nation.

The above factors, coupled with government support, have contributed to the growing demand for organic pigments in China.

Category-wise Insights

How will Azo Pigments Stimulate Market Growth?

Diazine derivative pigments are another name for azo pigments. Azo pigments are those that impart colors like red, yellow, and orange, which are when oxidized with hydrazine. These pigments are essentially colorless earth clay minerals that transmit colors when treated with azo compounds

Pigment carriers have a significant impact on the lightfastness of azo pigments. It is anticipated that the paints and coatings industry will be the largest market for azo pigments due to the unparalleled demand from the worldwide construction industry.

Organic pigment producers anticipate that azo pigments will continue to be a significant market. Major azo pigment manufacturers anticipate revenue opportunities from the growing use of azo pigments in coatings and inks.

Recent color trends in the automotive and decorative coatings industry are driving the use of organic pigments, leading the market toward a profitable future.

Why are Organic Pigments Becoming Increasingly Popular in the Paints and Coatings Sector?

The paints and coatings industry, which is expected to grow at the fastest rate during the forecast period, uses organic pigments a lot.

Paints not only provide protection, but they also enhance the appearance of automobiles, electronics, buildings, and other surfaces. Through fine pigmentation, organic pigments impart bright color, excellent dispersion, and high tinting strength.

The automotive industry employs paints and coatings for both interior and exterior parts for decorative and protective purposes. The exteriors should be shielded from ultraviolet light and protected from heat, sunlight, scratches, water, alkaline solutions, and acids by the coatings that are applied.

Paints are used most frequently in the construction industry for furniture and architectural coatings. Furniture and wood are shielded from moisture and other spills by paints and coatings. Wood conveys naturalism, bringing together traditional and contemporary architectural styles. Coatings make furniture look beautiful and last for a long time.

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Key Strategies Followed by Key Manufacturers

Prominent organic pigments manufacturers are BASF SE, Clariant AG, Dominion Colour Corporation, DIC Corporation, Pidilite Industries Ltd., and many more.

Manufacturers positioned in US and Europe is focusing on lowering the cost of production and enhancing their product portfolio while on the other hand, Asia Pacific players are trying to augment their sales by channeling their products to tier-1 end-users.

Fact.MR has provided detailed information about the price points of key manufacturers of organic pigments positioned across regions, sales growth, production capacity, and speculative technological expansion, in the recently published report.

Segmentation of Organic Pigments Industry Research

  • By Type :

    • Azo Pigments
    • Phthalocyanine Pigments
    • High-Performance Pigments
  • By Application :

    • Printing Inks
    • Paints & Coatings
    • Textiles
    • Decorative Coatings
    • Plastics & Rubber
  • By Region :

    • North America
    • Latin America
    • Europe
    • East Asia
    • South Asia & Oceania
    • MEA

- FAQs -

What is the Organic Pigments Market Estimated to Reach in 2023?

The market is expected to reach a valuation of around US$ 4.3 billion by 2023.

What is the Projected CAGR for the Organic Pigments Market from 2023 to 2033?

The market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.0% by the end of the forecast period.

What is the Primary Use of Organic Pigments?

40.0% of organic pigments are used in paints & coatings.

Who are the Leading Producers of Organic Pigment?

Clairant AG, Ferro Corporation, BASF SE, Sun Chemical Corporation, LANXESS AG are the key manufacturers of organic pigments, as per ratings on the basis of market share.

What was the Global Organic Pigments Market Size Reported by Fact.MR for 2022?

In 2022, the global market for organic pigments was worth US$ 4.2 billion.

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