World Dyes & Organic Pigments
Demand By Type & Region/Country (million US dollars) Item 1994 1999 2004 Dyes & Organic Pigment
Demand 9331 11064 14225 United States 2425 2590 3060 Western Europe 1872 2223 2785 China 985 1405 2050 Japan 1280 1285 1430 Other Asia/Pacific 1465 1983 2780 Rest of World 1304 1578 2120 % Annual Growth Item 99/94 04/99 Dyes & Organic Pigment
Demand 3.5 5.2 United States 1.3 3.4 Western Europe 3.5 4.6 China 7.4 7.8 Japan neg 2.2 Other Asia/Pacific 6.2 7.0 Rest of World 3.9 6.1
Expansion of the middle class, particularly in the Asia/Pacific and Africa/Mideast regions, will help drive an acceleration in global consumer spending that will benefit important dye and organic pigment
markets such as textiles and plastic products.
Sartomer notes that it also provides a neutral-pH option for existing SMA applications, such as organic pigment
dispersions and overprint varnish emulsions.
"Prices rises are inevitable," said Phillip Myles, director and general manager of Union Colours, Stockport, UK, the international branch of Longyu Pigment and Chemical Corp., one of the largest organic pigment
producers in China.
As the coatings market and end use customers recover from the recession and return to a period of growth, organic pigment
manufacturers are focused on improving their production processes and developing ever more durable high performance pigments.
Currently, there are more than 100 organic pigment
factories in China, which have a total estimated capacity of 35,000 tons, growing at a rate of about 10% a year.
"This acquisition strengthens our color solutions business by facilitating our expansion into the high-performance, specialty organic pigment
market and complementing our inorganic pigment portfolio," said Peter Thomas, chairman, president and CEO of Ferro Corporation.
"Being the fourth biggest organic pigment
producer in the world, we have established a good position: at the smaller and medium-sized customers in Europe, but the potential is there to develop further through optimal service, technical support, quality products and seamless supply to our customers," Henk Loonstra, director at Trust Chem Europe BV, said.
The Asia/Pacific region will see an increase in its share of the global dye and organic pigment
market--it will represent one-half of the total world demand in 2013, up from 37% in 1998.
He has 20 years of experience in the organic pigment
and dispersion industry.
ZetaSperse 2500 reportedly works well with "problematic pigments" such as metal salt reds and other organic pigment
types prone to dispersion rheology challenges.
Trust Chem USA is a new organic pigment
supplier to the USA market, and is part of the Trust Chem organization, which is the largest exporter of pigment from China for sale around the world.