Thermochromic Pigment Market – Drivers, Opportunities, Trends & Forecasts up to 2022

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  • Thermochromic pigments are classified under high-performance pigment that has the property of changing color with a change in temperature. Both the markets of thermochromic pigment and high-performance pigment can be related to economic development, disposable income, and our quality of life.

    The thermochromic pigments are used in paint & coating, ink printing, and plastic products to either show the temperature change or to increase aesthetics of the product. The usage of thermochromic pigment based ink can be usually seen in beer wrappers indicating the coldness of beer or sticker on the pizza delivery boxes indicating hotness of the pizza.

    Globally, the demand for thermochromic pigment is growing consistently, especially in Europe and North America markets. This growth is supported by increasing automotive coating & printing industries in these regions.

    Currently, North America is the global leader in the thermochromic pigment market. The US has built an advantage of having most of the ink printing market thus providing the maximum contribution in the global thermochromic pigment market. After the US, Canada is the major consumer of global thermochromic pigment market in North America. Asia Pacific will show high growth rate during the forecast period due to growing industrialization and increasing per capita income of people.

    Reversible thermochromic pigments are extensively popular for their reversible color changing property and make it usable for aesthetics in decorative products.

    Irreversible thermochromic pigment has relatively lower cost in comparison to reversible thermochromic pigment and only once it can change the color with a change in temperature. It has larger market share in volume in comparison with reversible, although relatively low market share in value.

    Both reversible and irreversible thermochromic pigments have unique color changing property, which makes them useful in various applications. Reversible thermochromic pigment has high cost and is the leading market used in thermochromic pigment in terms of value.

    The study of the global thermochromic pigment market provides the market size information and market trends along with the factors and parameters impacting it in both short and long term. The study ensures a 360° view, bringing out the complete key insights of the industry. These insights help the key decision makers to make better business plans and informed decisions for the future. In addition, the study helps the venture capitalist in understanding the companies better and take informed decisions.

    According to Infoholic Research, the global thermochromic pigment market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.3% during the forecast period 2016–2022 to reach $2,612.9 million by 2022. Ink printing application segment is expected to maintain global dominance in application segments, whereas China and Japan driven Asia Pacific is expected to contribute the highest growth in global thermochromic pigment. Some of the key players in thermochromic pigment are RPM International, DuPont, OliKrom, CTI and Flint Group.

    Report Scope:

    • Applications

    o Paint & Coating

    o Ink printing

    o Plastic

    o Others (such as Cosmetics)

    • Types

    o Reversible thermochromic pigment

    o Irreversible thermochromic pigment

    • Regions

    o Asia Pacific

    o Europe

    o North America

    o Rest of the World

    • Industry outlook: market trends and drivers, restraints, and opportunities


  • With tables and figures helping analyze worldwide Thermochromic Pigment market, this research provides key statistics on the state of the industry and is a valuable source of guidance and direction for companies and individuals interested in the market.

    1 Report Outline 12

    1.1 Introduction 12

    1.2 Report Scope 12

    1.3 Market Definition 12

    1.4 Research Methodology 13

    1.4.1 Data Collation & In-House Estimation 13
    1.4.2 Market Triangulation 14
    1.4.3 Forecasting 14

    1.5 Study Declarations 15

    1.6 Report Assumptions 15

    1.7 Stakeholders 15

    2 Executive Summary 16

    2.1 North America Continues to Dominate the Thermochromic Pigment Market 16

    2.2 Ink Printing Increasing its Lead with High Growth Coming from Developing Countries 16

    3 Market Positioning 18

    3.1 Total Addressable Market (TAM): High Performance Pigment 18

    3.1.1 Market Overview 18

    3.2 Segmented Addressable Market (SAM) 18

    3.3 Related Markets 19

    4 Market Outlook 20

    4.1 Overview 20

    4.2 Value Chain Analysis 20

    4.3 PESTLE Analysis 21

    4.4 Porter 5 (Five) Forces 22

    4.5 Patent Analysis 22

    5 Market Characteristics 24

    5.1 Market Segmentation 24

    5.2 Market Dynamics 24

    5.2.1 Drivers 25 Increasing utilization of thermochromic pigment products in quality detection systems, especially in FMCG, is driving the market demand 25 Increasing affordability of thermochromic products is expanding the potential opportunities 25
    5.2.2 Restraints 25 Low penetration in underdeveloped countries 25 Availability of premium substitutes in developed economies 26
    5.2.3 Opportunities 26 Large untapped market in developing and underdeveloped countries 26 Introduction and focus on novel application areas 26
    5.2.4 DRO – Impact Analysis 26

    6 Type: Market Size and Analysis 28

    6.1 Overview 28

    6.2 Reversible 29

    6.3 Irreversible 31

    6.4 Vendor Profiles 33

    6.4.1 RPM International 33
    6.4.2 Chromatic Technologies, Inc. (CTI) 39
    6.4.3 OliKrom 43
    6.4.4 E.I. du Pont 47
    6.4.5 Flint Group 53
    (Overview, Business Units, Geographic Revenues, Product Profile, Recent Developments, Business Focus, SWOT Analysis and Business Strategies have been covered for all vendors)

    7 Application: Market Size and Analysis 57

    7.1 Overview 57

    7.2 Paint & Coating Application 58

    7.3 Ink Printing 60

    7.4 Plastics Application 61

    7.5 Customer Profile 63

    7.5.1 Sherwin-Williams Co. 63
    7.5.2 NanoMatriX International Limited 68
    7.5.3 3M 72
    7.5.4 Hammer Packaging 78
    7.5.5 Quad/Graphics 82
    (Overview, Business Units, Geographic Revenues, Product Profile, Recent Developments, Business Focus, SWOT Analysis and Business Strategies have been covered for all customers)

    8 Regions: Market Size and Analysis 87

    8.1 Overview 87

    8.2 Asia Pacific 88

    8.2.1 Asia Pacific Market, By Countries 88
    8.2.2 Asia Pacific Market, By Application 90
    8.2.3 Asia Pacific Market, By Type 91

    8.3 Europe 93

    8.3.1 Europe Market, By Country 93
    8.3.2 Europe Market, By Application 94
    8.3.3 Europe Market, By Type 96

    8.4 North America 97

    8.4.1 North America Market, By Countries 97
    8.4.2 North America Market, By Application 99
    8.4.3 North America Market, By Type 100

    8.5 Rest of the World 102

    8.5.1 Rest of the World Market, By Application 103
    8.5.2 Rest of the World Market, By Type 105

    9 Companies to Watch for 107
    9.1 3M Company 107

    9.2 Clariant 107

    9.2.1 Overview 107
    9.2.2 Creation of New Product for Thermochromic Pigment 108

    10 Competitive Landscape 109

    10.1 Competitor Comparison Analysis 109

    10.2 Market Landscape 109

    10.2.1 Mergers, Acquisitions & Joint Ventures 110
    10.2.2 Expansion 112
    10.2.3 Exhibition & Product Launch 112
    10.2.4 Awards & Recognition 113
    10.2.5 Divestment & Divestiture 114

    11 Expert’s Views 115
    Annexure 116
     Abbreviations 116


  • The Thermochromic Pigment Market has been segregated into various crucial divisions including applications, types, and regions. Each market segment is intensively studied in the report contemplating its market acceptance, worthiness, demand, and growth prospects. The segmentation analysis will help the client to customize their marketing approach to have a better command of each segment and to identify the most prospective customer base.

    Report Objectives / Segmentation Covered :
    By Companies / players:
    • RPM International
    • Chromatic Technologies Inc
    • OliKrom
    • E.I.du Pont
    • Flint Group
    • Sherwin-Williams Co NanoMatriX International Ltd
    • 3M
    • Hammer Packaging
    • Quad/Graphics
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        Research objectives

        Where will all these developments take the industry in the long

        To study and analyze the global Market consumption (value & volume) by key regions/countries, product type and application, history data from 2015 to 2019, and forecast to 2025.

        What are the future opportunities in the market?

        To understand the structure of Market by identifying its various subsegments.

        What are the major driving forces expected to impact the development of the market market across different regions?

        To analyze the market with respect to individual growth trends, future prospects, and their contribution to the total market.

        Which industry trends are likely to shape the future of the industry during the forecast period 2020-2025?

        To project the consumption of market submarkets, with respect to key regions.

        Who are the major driving forces expected to decide the fate of the industry worldwide.

        To strategically profile the key players and comprehensively analyze their growth strategies.

        What are the key barriers and threats believed to hinder the development of the industry?

        To analyze competitive developments such as expansions,agreements, new product launches, and acquisitions in the market.

        Who are the prominent market players making a mark in the market with their winning strategies?

        To share detailed information about the key factors influencing the growth of the market

        What will be the growth rate and the market size of the industry for the forecast period 2020-2025?

        Focuses on the key global market Vendors, to define, describe and analyze the sales volume, value, market share, market competition landscape, SWOT analysis and development plans in next few years.

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