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Metallic Pigments Market Size, Share, Industry, Forecast and outlook (2023-2030)

Published: 2023 May 03
SKU : CH2326
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Global Metallic Pigments Market is segmented By Type (Aluminum, Zinc, Copper, Stainless Steel, Others), By Application (Paints & Coatings, Plastics, Personal Care, Printing Inks, Others), By Region (North America, Europe, South America, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa) – Share, Size, Outlook, and Opportunity Analysis, 2023-2030.

200 Pages report analyses the Global Metallic Pigments Market size, shares, recent trends, competitive intelligence, and future market outlook. Metallic Pigments usage in Paints & Coatings, Cosmetics is on the rise. Demand from chemicals in Asia Pacific is growing. Competitive rivalry intensifies with BASF SE, Clariant, Sun Chemical Corporation and others operating in the market.

Metallic pigments are special effect pigments made up of mica nanoparticles coated with a variety of organic and inorganic pigments to create pearlescent and iridescent effects.

Metallic Pigments Market Summary and Scope



Market CAGR


Segments Covered

By Type, By Application, and By Region

Report Insights Covered

Competitive Landscape Analysis, Company Profile Analysis, Market Size, Share, Growth, Demand, Recent Developments, Mergers and acquisitions, New Product Launches, Growth Strategies, Revenue Analysis, and Other key insights.

Fastest Growing Region

Asia Pacific

Largest Market Share 

North America


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Metallic Pigments Market Dynamics and Trends


Growth in the paints and coatings industry will boost the metallic pigments market.

Paints are a type of coating that can be used as a protective coating, a decorative, colorful coating, or both. They give the paint a gleaming and lustrous appearance. The pigments' type, amount, size, and color can be varied to produce a wide range of effects, gloss, and reflections, resulting in a glossier finish than any solid paint.

The increasing demand for paints and coatings is expected to boost the metallic pigments market. For example, Paint and coatings demand in the United States reached 1.4 billion gallons in 2019 of which over 50% of the demand was generated through architectural requirements, whose revenue generation was approximately 65 billion US dollars in 2018, and is expected to reach 82.4 billion US dollars by 2023. According to data provided by Statista, in 2019, the global paint and coatings market volume was nearly 10 billion gallons and is expected to be worth 179 billion dollars by 2025. Moreover, the global market value of industrial coatings was 15.87 billion US dollars in 2016, and it is also expected to rise by almost 49% by 2026.

With the help of these statistics and projections, we can expect the Metallic pigments market to be boosted by the increase in demands in the paints and coatings industry.

Increasing demand in the automobile industry will propel the metallic pigments market.

Metallic pigments are a crucial part of paints produced by manufacturers, who have a large catalog of metallic and pearl colors, and by users, who want to give their vehicles a unique look. These pigments provide a shine and gloss to the vehicles, making them more presentable and attractive. The increase in demand for all kinds of automobiles is expected to boost the metallic pigments market. Global automobile sales are expected to increase to just under 70 million units in 2021, up from an estimated 63.8 million units in 2020. The market value of the global automotive industry is estimated to grow by almost 9 trillion US dollars by 2030, as compared to the current 2020 market value.

The Global Metallic Pigments market is restrained by the strict environmental regulations for pigments in various countries.

Metallic Pigments Market Segmentation Analysis

The Global Metallic Pigments market is segmented by Type, Application, and Region.

Based on Type

The Global Metallic Pigments market is segmented by Type into, Aluminum, Zinc, Copper, Stainless Steel, and Others.

Of all the segments of metallic pigments based on type, Aluminum has dominated the market and is expected to do so during the forecast period. Aluminum pigments are used in a variety of applications, including graphic arts and inks, automotive paints, and protective coatings for bridges and buildings. Pigments are almost entirely manufactured using a wet-milling process from aluminum powder. Aluminum pigments appear colored because they absorb certain wavelengths of light more readily than others.

Based on Application

The Global Metallic Pigments market based on application is segmented into Paints & Coatings, Plastics, Personal Care, Printing Inks, Others.

Based on Region

The Global Metallic Pigments market based on region is segmented into North America, Europe, South America, Asia-Pacific, and Middle East & Africa.

Of the various segmented regions, the Asia-Pacific region holds the majority of the market share in the Metallic Pigments market. This can be explained due to a constant and huge increase in the population of the APAC countries. It is the most populated region in the entire world. According to data, APAC is expected to have the most urban population by 2050. In 2020, the Asia Pacific region's prime office leasing demand was 2.3 million square meters. This demand is expected to more than double by 2021, reaching 6.5 million square meters. Moreover, China's New Energy Vehicle production increased from around 17,500 units in 2013 to over 1.2 million units by 2020.

Europe follows APAC in terms of market share of Metallic Pigments; this is also due to large investments in infrastructure development as well as an increase in the urban population, which will increase demand for Metallic Pigments in residential construction. For example, statistics published by the National Records of Scotland, show the impact of changing demographics, with future household demand rising faster than population growth. Scotland's population is expected to grow by 9% by 2037, with a 17% increase in the number of households. The sales value for metallic pigments in England, after reaching its lowest point of 16.02 million British pounds in 2017, again grew to almost 21 million British pounds in 2019, a 31% increase in sales. Coincidentally, during this period, the population of the United Kingdom increased by almost 2%.

A growth in population means that the demands in the automobile and housing industries will increase. Therefore, the demand for metallic pigments, which are used in paints and coatings that are applied on cars and houses, will increase too.

Metallic Pigments Market Companies and Competitive Landscape

The Global Metallic Pigments market is fragmented with key players implementing strategies such as mergers, acquisitions, new product launches, and investments in Research & Developments to stand out. Benda Lutz® COMPAL PC, a highly concentrated aluminum preparation for powder coatings that comes in a groundbreaking pelletized form that virtually eliminates dusting, minimizes housekeeping, simplifies equipment clean-up, and improves worker exposure, was introduced in March 2019 by Sun Chemical Performance Pigments.

Key players in the market include Sun Chemical Corporation, Heubach, Toyal America, Altana, Schlenk AG, ECKART America Corporation, Clariant, and Toyo Aluminum K.K.

Company Profile: Schlenk AG

Company Overview: Schlenk AG was founded in 1879 and has its headquarters in Roth, near Nuremberg, in the Middle Franconian Barnsdorf. Schlenk employs approximately 900 people worldwide and is a leading international manufacturer of metal powders, pigments, and foils. Schlenk Metallic Pigments and Schlenk Metal Foils are its two divisions as a holding company.

Product Portfolio: The company specializes in manufacturing metal powders, pigments, foils, prints, graphics, coatings, building materials for the chemical and material industry.

Recent Developments: 1) In January 2020, Zenexo® GoldenShine WB 21 YY, a new effect pigment for automotive and waterborne coatings, was released by SCHLENK Metallic Pigments.

2) In May 2020, SCHLENK company acquired the Lawrence, Kansas-based industrial company "API Americas." for manufacturing vacuum metalized foils for production in Roth and Barnsdorf.

3) With effect from June 1, 2021, the company has imposed a product-related “procurement cost surcharge” ranging from EUR kg 0.10 to EUR /Kg 0.30.


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What is the Projected CAGR value of theMetallic Pigments Market ? .
Metallic Pigments Market is expected to grow at a CAGR of High during the forecasting period 2023-2030
Which region controlled the global market during 2022-2029?
North America region Controls the Metallic Pigments Market  during 2023-2030.
Which is the fastest growing region in the Metallic Pigments Market ?
Among all regions, Asia Pacific is the fastest growing market share during the forecast period.
Who are the key Players in Metallic Pigments Market ?
Key players in the market include Sun Chemical Corporation, Heubach, Toyal America, Altana, Schlenk AG, ECKART America Corporation, Clariant, and Toyo Aluminum K.K.
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