Paper Pigments Market Research Report - Global Forecast till 2030

Paper Pigments Market: Information by Type (Calcium Carbonate, Kaolin, and Others), Application (Coated (Satin-Coated, Gloss-Coated, and Dull-Coated), Uncoated (Woven or Smooth Uncoated Paper, Laid Uncoated Paper)), and Region - Global Forecast till 2030

ID: MRFR/CnM/5556-HCR | September 2022 | Region: Global | 140 Pages         

Paper Pigments Market

Paper Pigments Market is projected to be worth USD 49.10 Billion by 2027, registering a CAGR of 5.75% during the forecast period (2020 - 2027).


Type Calcium Carbonate Kaolin
Application Coated Satin Coated Gloss Coated Dull Coated
Uncoated Woven Or Smooth Uncoated Paper Laid Uncoated Paper

Key Players

  • Omya AG (Switzerland)
  • Kemira Oyj (France)
  • The Chemours Company (US)
  • Imerys (France)
  • Minerals Technologies (US)
  • BASF SE (Germany)
  • Ashapura Group (India)
  • M. Huber Corporation (US)
  • Thiele Kaolin Company (US)
  • KaMin LLC. / CADAM (US)


  • Increasing demand for better quality packaging of FMCG products coupled with the rising inclination towards the ready-to-eat food.
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Paper Pigments Market Overview

Paper pigments are inorganic particles used as fillers and coatings in the paper-making process. The main purpose of paper pigments is to fill and coat paper. This process improves the quality and is considered cost-effective hence, it is preferred by various industrial verticals. It is specially used in premium white-coated boards, high-quality label papers, thin printing papers, high-speed inkjet papers, and tipping papers. Due to these wide usages, the Paper Pigments Market is growing rapidly. The most common pigments used are calcium carbonate, clay, and titanium dioxide. All these pigments are widely used in industrial verticals.

The Paper Pigments Market is highly propelling due to the major demand from the packaging sector. This sector is primarily driving the market due to various factors such as rapid urbanization, advancement in technology and developing economies. The rise in environmental concern encourages the usage of paper rather than other materials in the packaging industry. Paper packaging plays a crucial role in the packaging industry, and the market’s demand in this sector is relatively high compared to other sectors. 

The concern and importance of using eco-friendly products are highly increased in the packaging industry due to their bio-degradable properties. Hence, this has led to using recyclable and sustainable packaging materials, for example, paper. The further paper recycling process is not complex, and it saves landfill space, reduces waste disposal issues, and helpful to the environment and prevents pollution. Therefore, these factors are accelerating the Paper Pigments Market Size.

Furthermore, the improvements and developments of the market players are letting the Paper Pigments Market Value significantly grow. Hence, due to the growth factors and demands, the market is estimated to witness a higher growth rate with a substantial CAGR percent by 2030.

COVID-19 Analysis

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Paper Pigments Market faced economic loss when almost all industrial verticals remained closed due to the lockdown. The market received most of its demand from the packaging sector, which was shut down for a longer period, leading to revenue loss. The demand for paper pigments was eventually reduced, affecting the supply chain process. 

In the further days, when the lockdown was lifted, the market received demands from the industrial verticals, especially from the packaging sector. The demand is expected to remain consistent in the coming years. Hence, this will let the Paper Pigments Market Forecast obtain a strong CAGR value.

Chief Factors Existing In The Market

Key Market Drivers

The presence of major drivers of the Paper Pigments Market is accelerating its growth at the global level. The manufacturers are also getting huge opportunities due to the market drivers. The drivers are focused on achieving the market’s goal. The rise in demand for paper in the packaging sector is one of the chief drivers of the market. The growing need for high-quality packaging of FMCG products is the main reason. The inclination shift of the customers toward ready-to-eat food is driving the Paper Pigments Market Value. Other major drivers of the market are the rising demand for paper pigments in developing countries, especially in populated regions is highly driving the market. The consistent demand for uncoated paper is another crucial market driver.

Market Challenges

The Paper Pigments Market is facing various challenges during the growth factors due to the restricting factors. The challenges play a negative role in the market’s developments, due to which the manufacturers don’t move forward for the further process. Inefficiency in paper recycling is one of the challenging factors in the market. The players observe the challenges and plan strategies to overcome the issues.

Market Opportunities

The growth opportunities present in the Paper Pigments Market help the market to propel with higher demands. The manufacturers highly focus on the opportunities to demonstrate the market to attain its estimated compound annual growth rate. The higher demand for superior quality coated paper in various industrial verticals is accelerating the market’s demand. The growing demand and necessity for bio-based products with bio-degradable properties are propelling the market. The higher need for lightweight packaging materials in different end-use industries is also fueling the market’s demand.

Market Restraints

The growth restraining factors of the Paper Pigments Market are hampering its growth rate, which directly impacts the global market. Many market constraints are hindering its growth, such as the growing concern among the public for the paper recycling process. Rapid digitalization is affecting the paper industry’s production. The risk factors associated with the expensive costs of raw materials are likely to hamper Paper Pigments Market Growth during the forecast period.

Cumulative Evaluation Of The Market

The evaluation report of the Paper Pigments Market proves that it will acquire a substantial CAGR during the forecast period. Due to the presence of growth factors such as the drivers and opportunities, the market is expected to obtain its estimated growth rate. Despite the presence of growth restricting factors, the market will successfully reach its goal. The pandemic has negatively impacted the market, but it will be recovered, and significant growth will be obtained in the future. The market overview report states that it will reach a significant USD value by 2030.

Market Segmentation

The Paper Pigments Market is segmented into type and application.

By Type

The type segment of the market is categorized into calcium carbonate, kaolin, and others. The calcium carbonate segment is segmented into ground calcium carbonate (GCC) and precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC). And the Kaolin segment is divided into hydrous and calcinated. 

By Application

The application segment is fragmented into coated and uncoated paper. The coated paper is further divided into satin-coated paper, dull-coated paper, gloss-coated paper, matte-coated paper, and cast-coated paper. The uncoated paper is bifurcated into laid uncoated paper, woven or smooth uncoated paper, and linen uncoated paper.

Regional Analysis

According to the geographical analysis, the Paper Pigments Market covers five prominent regions: North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa.

The Asia-Pacific has been the dominating segment in past years due to the higher demand for paper pigments in the packaging industry for industrial verticals like electronics, pharmaceuticals, food and beverage, and others. The regional growth is propelled because of the easy availability of raw materials, resulting in the higher production rate of paper and pulp.

North America is considered the second-largest market region in terms of share as it occupies a good share value of the Paper Pigments Market Share due to higher demand for paper pigments from end-user industries like electronics, food & beverage, pharmaceuticals etc. in the region.

The European region is chiefly driven due to the demand in pharmaceuticals industries, especially in the Western Europe region.

Competitive Intensity Within The Industry 

The chief industrial players of the Paper Pigments Market are boosting the market’s performance at the global level. The presence of players in prominent countries is driving the market. The frequent launch of products keeps them updated with innovation and advancements. Other developmental activities like mergers, partnerships, collaboration are letting the Paper Pigments Market Trends flourish worldwide. Due to their efforts and strategies, the market is established in a good position. Here are the names of the top players in the market.

  • Omya AG (Switzerland)

  • Kemira Oyj (France)

  • The Chemours Company (US)

  • Imerys (France)

  • Minerals Technologies (US)

  • BASF SE (Germany)

  • Ashapura Group (India)

  • M. Huber Corporation (US)

  • Thiele Kaolin Company (US)

  • KaMin LLC. / CADAM (US)

Recent Market Developments

January 2022: Omya International AG, a leading manufacturer of paper pigments in Switzerland, introduced OmyaPET, a new product family of functionalized calcium carbonates for PET applications. The market entry will commence in Europe and will be expanded to additional regions in the future. OmyaPET is a cost-effective opacifier for the manufacture of white opaque PET bottles or white opaque BOPET film, according to the business, and ensures a lower environmental footprint in applications such as UHT milk bottles. OmyaPET, the business stated, reduces bottle manufacturing costs without sacrificing mechanical or optical qualities.

Omya is a global manufacturer and distributor of industrial minerals, primarily calcium carbonate, dolomite, and perlite. The company delivers products that help its customers improve their competitiveness and productivity in a variety of industries, including construction, paper & board, polymers, food, and personal & home care. Additionally, Omya delivers environmental solutions to the agriculture, water, and energy sectors.

Report Overview

The overall report of the Paper Pigments Market Analysis shows the valuation and the growth factors aiding the market. The market dynamic’s impact was studied in the report, along with their affecting factors. The COVID-19 report states about the market’s performance and struggles in the tough situation. Segmentation analysis was mentioned where the major segments and their sub-segments were discussed. The geographical data of the Paper Pigments Market Outlook has shown the regions covered by it. The presence of various key players and their magnificent role was stated in detail. The developments propelling the market’s demand were also mentioned. Based on the report, the Paper Pigments Market is estimated to project a strong CAGR during the forecast period.

Key Industrial Segments

By Type

  • Calcium Carbonate

  • Ground Calcium Carbonate (GCC) 

  • Precipitated Calcium Carbonate (PCC)

  • Kaolin

  • Hydrous 

  • Calcinated

By Application

  • Coated Paper

  • Satin-Coated Paper

  • Dull-Coated Paper

  • Gloss-Coated Paper

  • Matte-Coated Paper

  • Cast-Coated Paper

  • Uncoated Paper

  • Laid Uncoated Paper

  • Woven or Smooth Uncoated Paper

  • Linen Uncoated Paper

Report Scope:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   2030: Significant Value
  CAGR   Substantial CAGR (2022-2030)
  Base Year   2021
  Forecast Period   2022-2030
  Historical Data   2019 & 2020
  Forecast Units   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   Basis of Type, Application, and Region.
  Geographies Covered   Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa
  Key Vendors   Omya AG (Switzerland), Imerys (France), Minerals Technologies (US), BASF SE (Germany), Ashapura Group (India), J.M. Huber Corporation (US), Kemira Oyj (France), The Chemours Company (US), Thiele Kaolin Company (US), and KaMin LLC. / CADAM (US).
  Key Market Opportunities   The rising demand for bio-degradable, bio-based, and lightweight packaging materials in various end-use industries
  Key Market Drivers   Increasing demand for better quality packaging of FMCG products coupled with the rising inclination towards the ready-to-eat food.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The outlook of the global paper pigments market looks very promising.

Paper pigments are majorly used in packaging applications.

Increasing demand from the packaging industry, Rapidly growing e-commerce sector across the globe.

Asia Pacific holds the largest share in the global paper pigments market, followed by North America and Europe, respectively.

Imerys (France), Omya AG (Switzerland), Minerals Technologies (US), Ashapura Group (India), BASF SE (Germany), J.M. Huber Corporation (US), The Chemours Company (US), Kemira Oyj (France), KaMin LLC. / CADAM (US), and Thiele Kaolin Company (US), are some of the major players operating in the paper pigments market.