Opacifiers: Oxides and Opaque Polymers, Characteristics, Applications and Markets

Publish Date: May 2019 | Category: Machinery & Equipment | Publisher: BCC Research | Status: Publish

The global market for opacifiers should grow from $15.3 billion in 2018 to reach $20.8 billion by 2023 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.3% for the period of 2018-2023.

Report Scope:

The scope of this report is broad and covers the entire market for opacifiers, which are used globally in various types of industry applications. The market is broken down by product types, industry applications and region. Revenue forecasts from 2018 to 2023 are presented for each product type, industry application and regional market. 

The report also includes a discussion of the major players in each of the regional markets for opacifiers. It explains the major market drivers of the global market for opacifiers, the current trends within the industry and the regional dynamics of the opacifiers market. The report concludes with a special focus on the vendor landscape. It includes detailed profiles of the major vendors in the global opacifiers industry.

Report Includes:

- 79 tables
- An overview of global market for opacifiers and their potential applications in paints and coatings, ceramics, personal care, paper, plastics, and glass industry
- Discussion on how opacifiers alter the visual appearance of certain products to make them more appealing to the consumers and deliver luster, shimmering effects, or opacity to a solution
- Information on titanium dioxide and discussion on why it is considered as the most common type of opacifier across industries
- Insight into government regulations regarding use of certain oxides
- Comprehensive company profiles of major players in the market, including BASF Group, Dowdupont, Evonik Industries AG, Omnova Solutions, Inc., and Tayca Corp.

Summary

An ideal opacifier is considered to be an additive that has the ability to actively prevent the transmission of light. For an opacifier to work efficiently, the refractive index of the opacifier (np) should be higher than the refractive index of the medium (nm) in which it is dispersed.1 Products that appear more transparent are usually associated with water by customers. Hence, they are often thought to be less efficient by the customers. By adding opacifiers to products during the production process, manufacturers can make their product opaquer and visually appealing to the customers.

Titanium dioxide is the most commonly used opacifier across various industries. Key end-use industries such as paints and coating, ceramics, plastics, and personal care are driving the demand for titanium dioxide. Among the various applications of opacifiers, the paints and coatings segment is expected to account for the majority of the market, followed by the ceramics industry. One of the main factors driving the paints and coatings segment is the increased growth of the construction industry in emerging economies, particularly in Asia-Pacific countries such as India and China.

Reasons for Doing This Study

The global opacifiers market is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 6.3% over the forecast period from 2018 to 2023. Titanium dioxide accounts for the highest share of opacifier products. Factors such as the growth of application segments like paints and coatings, personal care, and ceramics; technological advancements for delivering opaque polymers with better efficiency; and the production of titanium dioxide using nanotechnology are driving the demand of opacifiers across the world.

A comprehensive study on the different types of opacifiers is extremely important in understanding the crucial role played by opacifiers in different end-user industries.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction
Study Goals and Objectives
Reasons for Doing This Study
Intended Audience
Recent Developments
Scope of the Report
Information Sources
Methodology
Geographic Breakdown
North America
Europe
South America
ROW
Analyst's Credentials
BCC Custom Research
Related BCC Research Reports

Chapter 2 Summary and Highlights

Chapter 3 Market and Technology Background
Key Types of Opacifiers
Cerium Oxide (CeO2)
Tin Oxide (SnO2)
Titanium Dioxide (TiO2)
Zircon (ZrO2.SiO2)
Antimony Trioxide (Sb2O3)
Opaque Polymers
Zinc Oxide (ZnO)
Arsenic Trioxide (As2O3)
Key Application Segments of Opacifiers
Personal Care
Home Care
Paper
Paints and Coatings
Inks
Fibers
Glass
Ceramics
Plastics
Others

Chapter 4 Global Market for Opacifiers
Global Market for Opacifiers by Type
Global Market for Opacifiers by Application
Global Market for Opacifiers by Region
Global Market for Cerium Oxide Opacifiers by Application
Global Market for Tin Oxide Opacifiers by Application
Global Market for Titanium Dioxide Opacifiers by Application
Global Market for Zircon Opacifiers by Application
Global Market for Arsenic Trioxide Opacifiers by Application
Global Market for Opaque Polymers Opacifiers by Application
Global Market for Antimony Trioxide Opacifiers by Application
Global Market for Zinc Oxide Opacifiers by Application
Global Market for Cerium Oxide Opacifiers by Region
Global Market for Tin Oxide Opacifiers by Region
Global Market for Titanium Dioxide Opacifiers by Region
Global Market for Zircon Opacifiers by Region
Global Market for Arsenic Trioxide Opacifiers by Region
Global Market for Opaque Polymers Opacifiers by Region
Global Market for Antimony Trioxide Opacifiers by Region
Global Market for Zinc Oxide Opacifiers by Region
Global Market for Personal Care Industry Applications of Opacifiers by Region
Global Market for Home Care Industry Applications of Opacifiers by Region
Global Market for Paper Industry Applications of Opacifiers by Region
Global Market for Ink Industry Applications of Opacifiers by Region
Global Market for Paints and Coatings Industry Applications of Opacifiers by Region
Global Market for Fiber Industry Applications of Opacifiers by Region
Global Market for Glass Industry Applications of Opacifiers by Region
Global Market for Ceramics Industry Opacifiers by Region
Global Market for Plastics Industry Applications of Opacifiers by Region
Global Market for Other Industry Applications of Opacifiers by Region

Chapter 5 Global Market for Opacifiers, by Region and Country
North American Market for Opacifiers by Country
U.S. Market for Opacifiers by Application
Canadian Market for Opacifiers by Application
Mexican Market for Opacifiers by Application
European Market for Opacifiers by Country
German Market for Opacifiers by Application
Russian Market for Opacifiers by Application
U.K. Market for Opacifiers by Application
French Market for Opacifiers by Application
Italian Market for Opacifiers by Application
Rest of European Market for Opacifiers by Application
Asia-Pacific Market for Opacifiers by Country
Chinese Market for Opacifiers by Application
Indian Market for Opacifiers by Application
Japanese Market for Opacifiers by Application
Rest of Asia-Pacific Market for Opacifiers by Application
South American Market for Opacifiers by Country
Brazilian Market for Opacifiers by Application
Argentinean Market for Opacifiers by Application
Rest of South American Market for Opacifiers by Application
ROW Market for Opacifiers by Country
Middle Eastern Market for Opacifiers by Application
African Market for Opacifiers by Application

Chapter 6 Market Drivers and Challenges
Drivers
Growth of Application Segments
Technological Advancements Delivering Opaque Polymers with Better Efficiency
Production of Titanium Dioxide Using Nanotechnology
Challenges
Regulations Regarding Use of Certain Oxides: Titanium Dioxide and Antimony Trioxide

Chapter 7 Patent Review
Recent Patents

Chapter 8 Company Profiles
ALKANE RESOURCES LTD.
AMGEEN MINERALS
APOLLO COLORS, INC.
ARGEX TITANIUM, INC.
ARKEMA, INC.
ASHLAND GLOBAL SPECIALTY CHEMICALS, INC.
BASF GROUP
BERG + SCHMIDT GMBH & CO. KG
BRENNTAG AG
BRITEX ENTERPRISES
THE CHEMOURS CO.
CINKARNA CELJE, D. D.
CRISTAL
CRODA INTERNATIONAL PLC
DEWOLF CHEMICAL, INC.
DOWDUPONT
EN-TECH POLYMER CO. LTD.
EVONIK INDUSTRIES AG
GRUPA AZOTY S.A.
HANKUCK LATICES CO. LTD.
INDULOR CHEMIE GMBH
ISHIHARA SANGYO KAISHA LTD.
JUNNENG CHEMICALS CO., LTD.
KRONOS WORLDWIDE, INC.
LOMON BILLIONS GROUP
MATRIX GUANGZHOU CHEMICALS CORP.
OMNOVA SOLUTIONS, INC.
ORGANIK KIMYA SAN. VE TIC. A.S.
PRECHEZA A. S.
QUATERNIA S.L.
RAJPUROHIT GROUP OF ENTERPRISES
RUBY CERAMICS PVT. LTD.
SUKASO CERACOLORS PVT. LTD.
TAYCA CORP.
TORRECID S.A.
TRONOX LTD.
VENATOR MATERIALS PLC
VENUS ETHOXYETHERS PVT. LTD
VISEN INDUSTRIES LTD.
ZSCHIMMER & SCHWARZ HOLDING GMBH & CO KG

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