1 INTRODUCTION 17
1.1 OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY 17
1.2 MARKET DEFINITION 17
1.3 MARKET SCOPE 18
1.3.1 REGIONS COVERED 18
1.3.2 YEARS CONSIDERED FOR THE STUDY 19
1.4 CURRENCY 19
1.5 UNIT CONSIDERED 19
1.6 LIMITATIONS 19
1.7 STAKEHOLDERS 19

2 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 20
2.1 RESEARCH DATA 20
2.1.1 SECONDARY DATA 21
2.1.1.1 Key data from secondary sources 21
2.1.2 PRIMARY DATA 22
2.1.2.1 Key data from primary sources 22
2.1.2.2 Key industry insights 23
2.1.2.3 Breakdown of primary interviews 23
2.2 MARKET SIZE ESTIMATION 24
2.2.1 BOTTOM-UP APPROACH 24
2.2.2 TOP-DOWN APPROACH 24
2.3 DATA TRIANGULATION 25
2.3.1 INORGANIC PIGMENTS MARKET ANALYSIS THROUGH PRIMARY INTERVIEWS 26
2.3.2 INORGANIC PIGMENTS MARKET ANALYSIS THROUGH SECONDARY SOURCES 26
2.4 RESEARCH LIMITATIONS 27
2.5 ASSUMPTIONS 27

3 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 28
3.1 INTRODUCTION 28

4 PREMIUM INSIGHTS 31
4.1 ATTRACTIVE OPPORTUNITIES IN THE INORGANIC PIGMENTS MARKET 31
4.2 INORGANIC PIGMENTS MARKET, BY PIGMENT TYPE 31
4.3 INORGANIC PIGMENTS MARKET, BY APPLICATION 32
4.4 INORGANIC PIGMENTS MARKET, BY END-USE INDUSTRY 32
4.5 INORGANIC PIGMENTS MARKET, BY REGION 33
4.6 APAC INORGANIC PIGMENTS MARKET, BY END-USE INDUSTRY AND COUNTRY 33

5 MARKET OVERVIEW 34
5.1 INTRODUCTION 34
5.2 MARKET DYNAMICS 34
5.2.1 DRIVERS 35
5.2.1.1 Growth of global construction sector 35
5.2.1.2 Increasing significance of aesthetics in packaging industry 36
5.2.2 RESTRAINTS 36
5.2.2.1 Stringent regulations related to cadmium and chromium-based pigments 36
5.2.2.2 Raw material price fluctuation 37
5.2.3 OPPORTUNITIES 38
5.2.3.1 Rapid industrialization in emerging economies 38
5.2.4 CHALLENGES 39
5.2.4.1 Regulations related to plastic recycling 39
5.3 PORTER’S FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS 39
5.3.1 BARGAINING POWER OF BUYERS 40
5.3.2 BARGAINING POWER OF SUPPLIERS 40
5.3.3 THREAT OF NEW ENTRANTS 40
5.3.4 THREAT OF SUBSTITUTES 40
5.3.5 INTENSITY OF COMPETITIVE RIVALRY 40
5.4 MACROECONOMIC INDICATOR 41
5.4.1 GLOBAL GDP TRENDS AND FORECASTS 41
5.4.2 TRENDS IN PLASTICS INDUSTRY 42
5.4.3 TRENDS IN AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY 42

6 INORGANIC PIGMENTS MARKET, BY PIGMENT TYPE 44
6.1 INTRODUCTION 45
6.2 TITANIUM DIOXIDE 46
6.2.1 TITANIUM DIOXIDE IS THE MOST-WIDELY CONSUMED INORGANIC PIGMENT 46
6.3 IRON OXIDE 47
6.3.1 INCREASING DEMAND FROM CONSTRUCTION SECTOR AND RAPID URBANIZATION TO DRIVE THE DEMAND FOR IRON OXIDE 47
6.4 CARBON BLACK 47
6.4.1 CARBON BLACK MOSTLY USED FOR ITS GOOD TINTING STRENGTH, UV PROTECTION, AND THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY 47
6.5 OTHERS 47

7 INORGANIC PIGMENTS MARKET, BY APPLICATION 49
7.1 INTRODUCTION 50
7.2 PAINTS & COATINGS 51
7.2.1 GROWTH OF CONSTRUCTION AND AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRIES TO FUEL CONSUMPTION OF INORGANIC PIGMENTS 51
7.3 PLASTICS 51
7.3.1 DEMAND FOR BETTER AESTHETICS IN PLASTICS DRIVING CONSUMPTION OF INORGANIC PIGMENTS 51
7.4 INKS 52
7.4.1 DIGITAL PRINTING INDUSTRY TO DRIVE THE DEMAND FOR INORGANIC PIGMENT IN INKS APPLICATION 52
7.5 OTHERS 52

8 INORGANIC PIGMENTS MARKET, BY END-USE INDUSTRY 53
8.1 INTRODUCTION 54
8.2 BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION 55
8.2.1 GROWING PREFERENCE FOR GOOD AESTHETICS IN BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY TO DRIVE THE DEMAND 55
8.3 AUTOMOTIVE 56
8.3.1 GROWTH OF AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY TO DRIVE THE DEMAND FOR INORGANIC PIGMENT IN AUTOMOTIVE COATING 56
8.4 PACKAGING 57
8.4.1 INCREASING SIGNIFICANCE OF AESTHETICS IN PACKAGING INDUSTRY TO DRIVE THE DEMAND 57
8.5 PAPER & PRINTING 58
8.5.1 DEVELOPING COUNTRIES WITNESSING INCREASING DEMAND FOR PAPER 58
8.6 TEXTILE 59
8.6.1 CHANGING FASHION TREND FUELING CONSUMPTION OF INORGANIC PIGMENTS 59
8.7 OTHERS 60

9 INORGANIC PIGMENTS MARKET, BY REGION 62
9.1 INTRODUCTION 63
9.2 APAC 65
9.2.1 CHINA 67
9.2.1.1 Growing demand for paints & coatings to have positive impact on inorganic pigments market 67
9.2.2 INDIA 68
9.2.2.1 Growing construction industry will propel the inorganic pigments market 68
9.2.3 JAPAN 69
9.2.3.1 Increasing automobiles production expected to boost the market 69
9.2.4 SOUTH KOREA 70
9.2.4.1 Increased demand from the construction industry is driving the market 70
9.2.5 INDONESIA 71
9.2.5.1 Steady economic growth of the country to drive the demand for inorganic pigments 71
9.2.6 THAILAND 72
9.2.6.1 Developing industries are expected to drive the market in Thailand 72
9.2.7 REST OF APAC 73
9.3 EUROPE 74
9.3.1 GERMANY 77
9.3.1.1 Presence of strong industrial base likely to drive inorganic pigments market in Germany 77
9.3.2 FRANCE 78
9.3.2.1 Increasing paints & coatings application expected to boost the market growth 78
9.3.3 UK 79
9.3.3.1 Growth of construction sector to spur the demand for inorganic pigments 79
9.3.4 ITALY 80
9.3.4.1 Construction and packaging industries of Italy to fuel the inorganic pigments market 80
9.3.5 SPAIN 81
9.3.5.1 Growth of various industries will drive the inorganic pigments market 81
9.3.6 RUSSIA 82
9.3.6.1 Automotive and construction sectors likely to drive the inorganic pigments market 82
9.3.7 REST OF EUROPE 83
9.4 NORTH AMERICA 84
9.4.1 US 86
9.4.1.1 Automotive and construction industries will drive the inorganic pigments market in US 86
9.4.2 CANADA 87
9.4.2.1 Recovery of country’s economy favorable for market growth 87
9.4.3 MEXICO 88
9.4.3.1 Growing demand for plastics in Mexico is expected to fuel consumption of inorganic pigments 88
9.5 SOUTH AMERICA 89
9.5.1 BRAZIL 91
9.5.1.1 With a growing industrial sector, Brazil is a lucrative market for inorganic pigments 91
9.5.2 ARGENTINA 92
9.5.2.1 Shrinking economy impacting inorganic pigments market in Argentina 92
9.5.3 CHILE 93
9.5.3.1 Strong growth of construction sector expected to increase consumption of inorganic pigments 93
9.5.4 REST OF SOUTH AMERICA 94
9.6 MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA 95
9.6.1 SAUDI ARABIA 97
9.6.1.1 Increasing investment in infrastructure expected to spur the demand for inorganic pigments 97
9.6.2 SOUTH AFRICA 98
9.6.2.1 Increased investment in construction industry boosting the market 98
9.6.3 UAE 99
9.6.3.1 UAE’s growing infrastructure will drive the inorganic pigments demand 99
9.6.4 TURKEY 100
9.6.4.1 Increasing investment in industrial sector expected to lead the growth of inorganic pigments market 100
9.6.5 REST OF MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA 101

10 COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE 102
10.1 OVERVIEW 102
10.2 COMPETITIVE LEADERSHIP MAPPING, 2018 103
10.2.1 VISIONARY LEADERS 103
10.2.2 INNOVATORS 103
10.2.3 DYNAMIC DIFFERENTIATORS 103
10.2.4 EMERGING PLAYERS 103
10.2.5 STRENGTH OF PRODUCT PORTFOLIO 105
10.2.6 BUSINESS STRATEGY EXCELLENCE 106
10.3 RANKING OF KEY PLAYERS 107
10.3.1 VENATOR 107
10.3.2 THE CHEMOURS COMPANY 107
10.3.3 TRONOX LIMITED 107
10.3.4 LANXESS 107
10.3.5 KRONOS WORLDWIDE, INC. 107
10.4 COMPETITIVE SCENARIO 108
10.4.1 INVESTMENT & EXPANSION 108
10.4.2 NEW PRODUCT LAUNCH 109
10.4.3 MERGER & ACQUISITION 110
11 COMPANY PROFILES 111
(Business overview, Products offered, Recent Developments, SWOT Analysis, MNM view)*
11.1 VENATOR 111
11.2 THE CHEMOURS COMPANY 114
11.3 TRONOX LIMITED 117
11.4 LANXESS 120
11.5 KRONOS WORLDWIDE, INC. 123
11.6 CATHAY INDUSTRIES 125
11.7 CLARIANT 127
11.8 FERRO CORPORATION 129
11.9 HEUBACH GMBH 131
11.10 LOMON BILLIONS 132
11.11 OTHER COMPANIES 134
11.11.1 ALABAMA PIGMENTS COMPANY 134
11.11.2 CABOT CORPORATION 134
11.11.3 CARL SCHLENK AG 134
11.11.4 DOMINION COLOUR CORPORATION 134
11.11.5 DYSTAR 134
11.11.6 ECKART GMBH 134
11.11.7 HABICH GMBH 135
11.11.8 INEOS PIGMENTS 135
11.11.9 JIANGSU YUXING INDUSTRY & TRADE CO., LTD. 135
11.11.10 MATAPEL CHEMICALS 135
11.11.11 NATIONAL INDUSTRIALIZATION COMPANY (TASNEE) 135
11.11.12 SUDARSHAN CHEMICALS 135
11.11.13 SUN CHEMICAL 136
11.11.14 TATA PIGMENTS 136
11.11.15 ZHEJIANG HUAYUAN PIGMENT CO., LTD. 136
*Details on Business overview, Products offered, Recent Developments, SWOT Analysis, MNM view might not be captured in case of unlisted companies.
12 APPENDIX 137
12.1 DISCUSSION GUIDE 137
12.2 KNOWLEDGE STORE 141
12.3 AVAILABLE CUSTOMIZATIONS 143
12.4 RELATED REPORTS 143
12.5 AUTHOR DETAILS 144