Masterbatches Market Report

 

Why complicate things when you can make them simple? Colorants and flavors for beverages are often not directly mixed with water and prefabricated, ready-to-use syrup concentrates are used instead. In the production of plastics, too, so-called masterbatches – granules with a high concentration of colorants, other additives, or fillers – are preferred to powders, pastes, or liquid additives.

Premixed concentrates with precisely defined properties facilitate processing and increase process reliability: color masterbatches contain pigments or dyes; additive masterbatches specifically modify other properties of plastics. A wide variety of additives can be combined, for example stabilizers, antioxidants, antistatics, or flame retardants.

Ceresana is now publishing the second, completely revised edition of its market study on masterbatches: the global demand for plastic masterbatches is expected to rise to almost 4.5 million tonnes by 2027. Around one third of today's revenues are generated in the region Asia-Pacific, North America accounts for almost 23% and 21% are generated in Western Europe.

White Sun Protection and Bright Colors

The top-selling type of masterbatch is currently white masterbatches. Global demand for this type has increased by an average of 2.1% p.a. over the last eight years. The most important product is titanium dioxide (TiO2): the plastics industry uses these white pigments to color toys, electrical appliances, automotive parts, furniture, and plastic films on a large scale. Titanium dioxide also absorbs UV rays and thus protects against harmful solar radiation. Color masterbatches with e.g. colorful inorganic, organic, and effect pigments follow in second place. The color black is usually achieved by using carbon black. It is often used for conductive packaging, films, fibers, molds, pipes, and cables. Another well-known end product is waste bags. Carbon Black offers many advantages in plastic applications, especially for technical polymers: it is very resistant to color changes and fading - even under extreme outdoor conditions.

Packaging Manufacturers are Main Customers

The demand for masterbatches follows the global market for plastics: the most important end applications are packaging, construction materials, transportation, electrical products and electronics, as well as other industrial goods. Packaging constituted the largest sales market in 2019, accounting for 36% of total demand. The construction industry ranked second by a considerable margin, followed by the segments industry and transportation. The category packaging includes all masterbatches for flexible plastic packaging, such as films, bags, and sacks, and for rigid packaging, e.g. yogurt cups, cans, bottles, and lids.


The Study in Brief:

Chapter 1 provides an overview and analysis of the global market for plastic masterbatches – including forecasts up to 2027: the development of demand (in tonnes) and revenues (in USD and EUR) is examined for each region of the world.
Demand is broken down into the different types of masterbatches: white, black, color, and additive masterbatches. The different application areas are also examined separately: packaging, construction industry, transportation, electrical goods and electronics, industry, and other applications.

Chapter 2 examines 16 different countries individually: Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Poland, Russia, Turkey, Canada, Mexico, the USA, Brazil. China, India, Japan, and South Korea. The study presents demand per country, per type of masterbatch (white, black, colors, additives) as well as revenues. Demand is also analyzed according to the individual application areas.

Chapter 3 offers a useful list of the 52 most important producers of plastic masterbatches. It is clearly arranged according to contact data, revenues, profit, product portfolio, production facilities, and profile summary. Some of the most important manufacturers are, for example, Alok Masterbatches Pvt. Ltd., Astra Polymers Compounding Co., Ltd., Avient Corporation, Americhem Inc., Ampacet Corporation, Cabot Corporation, Global Colors Group, Lehmann & Voss & Co. KG, Prayag Polytech Pvt. Ltd., and RTP Company.

1 Market Data: World and Regions

1.1 World
1.1.1 Demand
1.1.2 Revenues

1.1.3 Application Areas
1.1.3.1 Packaging
1.1.3.2 Construction Industry
1.1.3.3 Transportation
1.1.3.4 Electrical Goods and Electronics
1.1.3.5 Industry
1.1.3.6 Other Applications

1.1.4 Product Types
1.1.4.1 White Masterbatches
1.1.4.2 Black Masterbatches
1.1.4.3 Color Masterbatches
1.1.4.4 Additive Masterbatches

1.2 Western Europe
1.2.1 Demand
1.2.2 Revenues
1.2.3 Applications & Products

1.3 Eastern Europe
1.3.1 Demand
1.3.2 Revenues
1.3.3 Applications & Products

1.4 North America
1.4.1 Demand
1.4.2 Revenues
1.4.3 Applications & Products

1.5 South America
1.5.1 Demand
1.5.2 Revenues
1.5.3 Applications & Products

1.6 Asia-Pacific
1.6.1 Demand
1.6.2 Revenues
1.6.3 Applications & Products

1.7 Middle East
1.7.1 Demand
1.7.2 Revenues
1.7.3 Applications & Products

1.8 Africa
1.8.1 Demand
1.8.2 Revenues
1.8.3 Applications & Products

2 Market Data: Country Profiles

(For each country: revenues, demand split by applications & by types)
2.1 Western Europe
2.1.1 France
2.1.2 Germany
2.1.3 Italy
2.1.4 Spain
2.1.5 United Kingdom
2.1.6 Other Western Europe

2.2 Eastern Europe
2.2.1 Poland
2.2.2 Russia
2.2.3 Turkey
2.2.4 Other Eastern Europe

2.3 North America
2.3.1 Canada
2.3.2 Mexico
2.3.3 USA

2.4 South America
2.4.1 Brazil
2.4.2 Other South America

2.5 Asia-Pacific
2.5.1 China
2.5.2 India
2.5.3 Japan
2.5.4 South Korea
2.5.5 Other Asia-Pacific

3 Company Profiles*

3.1 Western Europe
Austria (1 Producer)
Denmark (1)
Germany (10)
Italy (1)
Spain (3)
Switzerland (1)
United Kingdom (1)

3.2 Eastern Europe
Greece (1)

3.3 North America
Canada (1)
Mexico (1)
USA (12)

3.4 South America
Brazil (1)

3.5 Asia-Pacific
China (4)
Hong Kong (2)
India (6)
Japan (2)
Vietnam (1)

3.6 Middle East
Israel (1)
Saudi Arabia (1)
Qatar (1)


*Note: The profiles are assigned to the country in which the company or holding is headquartered. Profiles also include JVs and subsidiaries.

Graph 1: Global demand for masterbatches from 2011 to 2027
Graph 2: Global demand for masterbatches from 2011 to 2027 – split by regions
Graph 3: Global revenues generated with masterbatches from 2011 to 2027 in billion USD and billion EUR
Graph 4: Global revenues generated with masterbatches from 2011 to 2027 in billion USD – split by regions
Graph 5: Global revenues generated with masterbatches from 2011 to 2027 in billion EUR – split by regions
Graph 6: Global demand for masterbatches from 2011 to 2027 – split by applications
Graph 7: Global demand for masterbatches in the segment packaging from 2011 to 2027 – split by regions
Graph 8: Global demand for masterbatches in the segment construction from 2011 to 2027 – split by regions
Graph 9: Global demand for masterbatches in the segment transportation from 2011 to 2027 – split by regions
Graph 10: Global demand for masterbatches in the segment electrical and electronics from 2011 to 2027 – split by regions
Graph 11: Global demand for masterbatches in the segment industry from 2011 to 2027 – split by regions
Graph 12: Global demand for masterbatches in the segment other applications from 2011 to 2027 – split by regions
Graph 13: Global demand for masterbatches from 2011 to 2027 – split by products
Graph 14: Global demand for white masterbatches from 2011 to 2027 – split by regions
Graph 15: Global demand for black masterbatches from 2011 to 2027 – split by regions
Graph 16: Global demand for color masterbatches from 2011 to 2027 – split by regions
Graph 17: Global demand for additive masterbatches from 2011 to 2027 – split by regions
Graph 18: Demand for masterbatches in Western Europe from 2011 to 2027
Graph 19: Revenues generated with masterbatches in Western Europe from 2011 to 2027 in billion USD and billion EUR
Graph 20: Demand for masterbatches in Western Europe from 2011 to 2027 – split by applications
Graph 21: Demand for masterbatches in Eastern Europe from 2011 to 2027
Graph 22: Revenues generated with masterbatches in Eastern Europe from 2011 to 2027 in billion USD and billion EUR
Graph 23: Demand for masterbatches in Eastern Europe from 2011 to 2027 – split by applications
Graph 24: Demand for masterbatches in North America from 2011 to 2027
Graph 25: Revenues generated with masterbatches in North America from 2011 to 2027 in billion USD and billion EUR
Graph 26: Demand for masterbatches in North America from 2011 to 2027 – split by applications
Graph 27: Demand for masterbatches in South America from 2011 to 2027
Graph 28: Revenues generated with masterbatches in South America from 2011 to 2027 in billion USD and billion EUR
Graph 29: Demand for masterbatches in South America from 2011 to 2027 – split by applications
Graph 30: Demand for masterbatches in Asia-Pacific from 2011 to 2027
Graph 31: Revenues generated with masterbatches in Asia-Pacific from 2011 to 2027 in billion USD and billion EUR
Graph 32: Demand for masterbatches in Asia-Pacific from 2011 to 2027 – split by applications
Graph 33: Demand for masterbatches in the Middle East from 2011 to 2027
Graph 34: Revenues generated with masterbatches in the Middle East from 2011 to 2027 in billion USD and billion EUR
Graph 35: Demand for masterbatches in the Middle East from 2011 to 2027 – split by applications
Graph 36: Demand for masterbatches in Africa from 2011 to 2027
Graph 37: Revenues generated with masterbatches in Africa from 2011 to 2027 in billion USD and billion EUR
Graph 38: Demand for masterbatches in Africa from 2011 to 2027 – split by applications
Graph 39: Demand for masterbatches in France from 2011 to 2027
Graph 40: Demand for masterbatches in Germany from 2011 to 2027
Graph 41: Demand for masterbatches in Italy from 2011 to 2027
Graph 42: Demand for masterbatches in Spain from 2011 to 2027
Graph 43: Demand for masterbatches in the United Kingdom from 2011 to 2027
Graph 44: Demand for masterbatches in the remaining countries of Western Europe from 2011 to 2027
Graph 45: Demand for masterbatches in Poland from 2011 to 2027
Graph 46: Demand for masterbatches in Russia from 2011 to 2027
Graph 47: Demand for masterbatches in Turkey from 2011 to 2027
Graph 48: Demand for masterbatches in the remaining countries of Eastern Europe from 2011 to 2027
Graph 49: Demand for masterbatches in Canada from 2011 to 2027
Graph 50: Demand for masterbatches in Mexico from 2011 to 2027
Graph 51: Demand for masterbatches in the USA from 2011 to 2027
Graph 52: Demand for masterbatches in Brazil from 2011 to 2027
Graph 53: Demand for masterbatches in the remaining countries of South America from 2011 to 2027
Graph 54: Demand for masterbatches in China from 2011 to 2027
Graph 55: Demand for masterbatches in India from 2011 to 2027
Graph 56: Demand for masterbatches in Japan from 2011 to 2027
Graph 57: Demand for masterbatches in South Korea from 2011 to 2027
Graph 58: Demand for masterbatches in the remaining countries of Asia-Pacific from 2011 to 2027

Table 1: Global demand for masterbatches from 2011 to 2027 – split by regions
Table 2: Global revenues generated with masterbatches from 2011 to 2027 in billion USD – split by regions
Table 3: Global revenues generated with masterbatches from 2011 to 2027 in billion EUR – split by regions
Table 4: Global demand for masterbatches from 2011 to 2027 – split by applications
Table 5: Global demand for masterbatches in the segment packaging from 2011 to 2027 – split by regions
Table 6: Global demand for masterbatches in the segment construction from 2011 to 2027 – split by regions
Table 7: Global demand for masterbatches in the segment transportation from 2011 to 2027 – split by regions
Table 8: Global demand for masterbatches in the segment electrical and electronics from 2011 to 2027 – split by regions
Table 9: Global demand for masterbatches in the segment industry from 2011 to 2027 – split by regions
Table 10: Global demand for masterbatches in the segment other applications from 2011 to 2027 – split by regions
Table 11: Global demand for masterbatches from 2011 to 2027 – split by products
Table 12: Global demand for white masterbatches from 2011 to 2027 – split by regions
Table 13: Global demand for black masterbatches from 2011 to 2027 – split by regions
Table 14: Global demand for color masterbatches from 2011 to 2027 – split by regions
Table 15: Global demand for additive masterbatches from 2011 to 2027 – split by regions
Table 16: Demand for masterbatches in Western Europe from 2011 to 2027 – split by major countries
Table 17: Revenues generated with masterbatches in Western Europe from 2011 to 2027 in million USD and million EUR
Table 18: Demand for masterbatches in Western Europe from 2011 to 2027 – split by applications
Table 19: Demand for masterbatches in Western Europe from 2011 to 2027 – split by products
Table 20: Demand for masterbatches in Eastern Europe from 2011 to 2027 – split by major countries
Table 21: Revenues generated with masterbatches in Eastern Europe from 2011 to 2027 in million USD and million EUR
Table 22: Demand for masterbatches in Eastern Europe from 2011 to 2027 – split by applications
Table 23: Demand for masterbatches in Eastern Europe from 2011 to 2027 – split by products
Table 24: Demand for masterbatches in North America from 2011 to 2027 – split by countries
Table 25: Revenues generated with masterbatches in North America from 2011 to 2027 in million USD and million EUR
Table 26: Demand for masterbatches in North America from 2011 to 2027 – split by applications
Table 27: Demand for masterbatches in North America from 2011 to 2027 – split by products
Table 28: Demand for masterbatches in South America from 2011 to 2027 – split by major countries
Table 29: Revenues generated with masterbatches in South America from 2011 to 2027 in million USD and million EUR
Table 30: Demand for masterbatches in South America from 2011 to 2027 – split by applications
Table 31: Demand for masterbatches in South America from 2011 to 2027 – split by products
Table 32: Demand for masterbatches in Asia-Pacific from 2011 to 2027 – split by major countries
Table 33: Revenues generated with masterbatches in Asia-Pacific from 2011 to 2027 in million USD and million EUR
Table 34: Demand for masterbatches in Asia-Pacific from 2011 to 2027 – split by applications
Table 35: Demand for masterbatches in Asia-Pacific from 2011 to 2027 – split by products
Table 36: Revenues generated with masterbatches in the Middle East from 2011 to 2027 in million USD and million EUR
Table 37: Demand for masterbatches in the Middle East from 2011 to 2027 – split by applications
Table 38: Demand for masterbatches in the Middle East from 2011 to 2027 – split by products
Table 39: Revenues generated with masterbatches in Africa from 2011 to 2027 in million USD and million EUR
Table 40: Demand for masterbatches in Africa from 2011 to 2027 – split by applications
Table 41: Demand for masterbatches in Africa from 2011 to 2027 – split by products
Table 42: Revenues generated with masterbatches in France from 2011 to 2027 in million USD and million EUR
Table 43: Demand for masterbatches in France from 2011 to 2027 – split by applications
Table 44: Demand for masterbatches in France from 2011 to 2027 – split by types of masterbatches
Table 45: Revenues generated with masterbatches in Germany from 2011 to 2027 in million USD and million EUR
Table 46: Demand for masterbatches in Germany from 2011 to 2027 – split by applications
Table 47: Demand for masterbatches in Germany from 2011 to 2027 – split by types of masterbatches
Table 48: Revenues generated with masterbatches in Italy from 2011 to 2027 in million USD and million EUR
Table 49: Demand for masterbatches in Italy from 2011 to 2027 – split by applications
Table 50: Demand for masterbatches in Italy from 2011 to 2027 – split by types of masterbatches
Table 51: Revenues generated with masterbatches in Spain from 2011 to 2027 in million USD and million EUR
Table 52: Demand for masterbatches in Spain from 2011 to 2027 – split by applications
Table 53: Demand for masterbatches in Spain from 2011 to 2027 – split by types of masterbatches
Table 54: Revenues generated with masterbatches in the United Kingdom from 2011 to 2027 in million USD and million EUR
Table 55: Demand for masterbatches in the United Kingdom from 2011 to 2027 – split by applications
Table 56: Demand for masterbatches in the United Kingdom from 2011 to 2027 – split by types of masterbatches
Table 57: Revenues generated with masterbatches in the remaining countries of Western Europe from 2011 to 2027 in million USD and million EUR
Table 58: Demand for masterbatches in the remaining countries of Western Europe from 2011 to 2027 – split by applications
Table 59: Demand for masterbatches in the remaining countries of Western Europe from 2011 to 2027 – split by types of masterbatches
Table 60: Revenues generated with masterbatches in Poland from 2011 to 2027 in million USD and million EUR
Table 61: Demand for masterbatches in Poland from 2011 to 2027 – split by applications
Table 62: Demand for masterbatches in Poland from 2011 to 2027 – split by types of masterbatches
Table 63: Revenues generated with masterbatches in Russia from 2011 to 2027 in million USD and million EUR
Table 64: Demand for masterbatches in Russia from 2011 to 2027 – split by applications
Table 65: Demand for masterbatches in Russia from 2011 to 2027 – split by types of masterbatches
Table 66: Revenues generated with masterbatches in Turkey from 2011 to 2027 in million USD and million EUR
Table 67: Demand for masterbatches in Turkey from 2011 to 2027 – split by applications
Table 68: Demand for masterbatches in Turkey from 2011 to 2027 – split by types of masterbatches
Table 69: Revenues generated with masterbatches in the remaining countries of Eastern Europe from 2011 to 2027 in billion USD and billion EUR
Table 70: Demand for masterbatches in the remaining countries of Eastern Europe from 2011 to 2027 – split by applications
Table 71: Demand for masterbatches in the remaining countries of Eastern Europe from 2011 to 2027 – split by types of masterbatches
Table 72: Revenues generated with masterbatches in Canada from 2011 to 2027 in million USD and million EUR
Table 73: Demand for masterbatches in Canada from 2011 to 2027 – split by applications
Table 74: Demand for masterbatches in Canada from 2011 to 2027 – split by types of masterbatches
Table 75: Revenues generated with masterbatches in Mexico from 2011 to 2027 in million USD and million EUR
Table 76: Demand for masterbatches in Mexico from 2011 to 2027 – split by applications
Table 77: Demand for masterbatches in Mexico from 2011 to 2027 – split by types of masterbatches
Table 78: Revenues generated with masterbatches in the USA from 2011 to 2027 in million USD and million EUR
Table 79: Demand for masterbatches in the USA from 2011 to 2027 – split by applications
Table 80: Demand for masterbatches in the USA from 2011 to 2027 – split by types of masterbatches
Table 81: Revenues generated with masterbatches in Brazil from 2011 to 2027 in million USD and million EUR
Table 82: Demand for masterbatches in Brazil from 2011 to 2027 – split by applications
Table 83: Demand for masterbatches in Brazil from 2011 to 2027 – split by types of masterbatches
Table 84: Revenues generated with masterbatches in the remaining countries of South America from 2011 to 2027 in million USD and million EUR
Table 85: Demand for masterbatches in the remaining countries of South America from 2011 to 2027 – split by applications
Table 86: Demand for masterbatches in the remaining countries of South America from 2011 to 2027 – split by types of masterbatches
Table 87: Revenues generated with masterbatches in China from 2011 to 2027 in million USD and million EUR
Table 88: Demand for masterbatches in China from 2011 to 2027 – split by applications
Table 89: Demand for masterbatches in China from 2011 to 2027 – split by types of masterbatches
Table 90: Revenues generated with masterbatches in India from 2011 to 2027 in million USD and million EUR
Table 91: Demand for masterbatches in India from 2011 to 2027 – split by applications
Table 92: Demand for masterbatches in India from 2011 to 2027 – split by types of masterbatches
Table 93: Revenues generated with masterbatches in Japan from 2011 to 2027 in million USD and million EUR
Table 94: Demand for masterbatches in Japan from 2011 to 2027 – split by applications
Table 95: Demand for masterbatches in Japan from 2011 to 2027 – split by types of masterbatches
Table 96: Revenues generated with masterbatches in South Korea from 2011 to 2027 in million USD and million EUR
Table 97: Demand for masterbatches in South Korea from 2011 to 2027 – split by applications
Table 98: Demand for masterbatches in South Korea from 2011 to 2027 – split by types of masterbatches
Table 99: Revenues generated with masterbatches in the remaining countries of Asia-Pacific from 2011 to 2027 in million USD and million EUR
Table 100: Demand for masterbatches in the remaining countries of Asia-Pacific from 2011 to 2027 – split by applications
Table 101: Demand for masterbatches in the remaining countries of Asia-Pacific from 2011 to 2027 – split by types of masterbatches