Thermochromic Pigment Market: By Type (Reversible and Irreversible) & By Application (Paint & Coating, Ink Printing, Plastic) - Global Trends and Forecast to 2022

  • April, 2017
  • Domain: Chemicals, Materials & Food - Paints & Coatings/Inks & Pigments
Pages: 124
Tables: 66
Charts: 65
Regions/Countries: 5/11
Companies: 10
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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.

Research Methodology

The thermochromic pigment market has been analyzed by utilizing the optimum combination of secondary sources and in-house methodology along with an irreplaceable blend of primary insights. The real-time assessment of the market is an integral part of our market sizing and forecasting methodology, wherein our industry experts and panel of primary participants helped in compiling the best quality with realistic parametric estimations. Further, the participation share of different categories of primary participants is given below:

Thermochromic Pigment market

Key Market Insights

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

    • Paint & Coating

    • Ink printing

    • Plastic

    • Others (such as Cosmetics)


  • Types

    • Reversible thermochromic pigment

    • Irreversible thermochromic pigment


  • Regions

    • Asia Pacific

    • Europe

    • North America

    • Rest of the World





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



1     Report Outline 

1.1        Introduction

1.2        Report Scope

1.3        Market Definition

1.4        Research Methodology

1.4.1     Data Collation & In-House Estimation

1.4.2     Market Triangulation

1.4.3     Forecasting

1.5        Study Declarations

1.6        Report Assumptions

1.7        Stakeholders

2     Executive Summary 

2.1        North America Continues to Dominate the Thermochromic Pigment Market

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

3     Market Positioning 

3.1        Total Addressable Market (TAM): High Performance Pigment

3.1.1     Market Overview

3.2        Segmented Addressable Market (SAM)

3.3        Related Markets

4     Market Outlook 

4.1        Overview

4.2        Value Chain Analysis

4.3        PESTLE Analysis

4.4        Porter 5 (Five) Forces

4.5        Patent Analysis

5     Market Characteristics

5.1        Market Segmentation

5.2        Market Dynamics

5.2.1     Drivers    Increasing utilization of thermochromic pigment products in quality detection systems, especially in FMCG, is driving the market demand    Increasing affordability of thermochromic products is expanding the potential opportunities

5.2.2     Restraints    Low penetration in underdeveloped countries    Availability of premium substitutes in developed economies

5.2.3     Opportunities    Large untapped market in developing and underdeveloped countries    Introduction and focus on novel application areas

5.2.4     DRO – Impact Analysis

6     Type: Market Size and Analysis

6.1        Overview

6.2        Reversible

6.3        Irreversible

6.4        Vendor Profiles

6.4.1     RPM International

6.4.2     Chromatic Technologies, Inc. (CTI)

6.4.3     OliKrom

6.4.4     E.I. du Pont

6.4.5     Flint Group

(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 

7.1        Overview

7.2        Paint & Coating Application

7.3        Ink Printing

7.4        Plastics Application

7.5        Customer Profile

7.5.1     Sherwin-Williams Co.

7.5.2     NanoMatriX International Limited

7.5.3     3M

7.5.4     Hammer Packaging

7.5.5     Quad/Graphics

(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 

8.1        Overview

8.2        Asia Pacific

8.2.1     Asia Pacific Market, By Countries

8.2.2     Asia Pacific Market, By Application

8.2.3     Asia Pacific Market, By Type

8.3        Europe

8.3.1     Europe Market, By Country

8.3.2     Europe Market, By Application

8.3.3     Europe Market, By Type

8.4        North America

8.4.1     North America Market, By Countries

8.4.2     North America Market, By Application

8.4.3     North America Market, By Type

8.5        Rest of the World

8.5.1     Rest of the World Market, By Application

8.5.2     Rest of the World Market, By Type

9     Companies to Watch for 

9.1        3M Company

9.2        Clariant

9.2.1     Overview

9.2.2     Creation of New Product for Thermochromic Pigment

10   Competitive Landscape  

10.1     Competitor Comparison Analysis

10.2     Market Landscape

10.2.1  Mergers, Acquisitions & Joint Ventures

10.2.2  Expansion

10.2.3  Exhibition & Product Launch

10.2.4  Awards & Recognition

10.2.5  Divestment & Divestiture

11   Expert’s Views 





Research Framework

Infoholic research works on a holistic 360° approach in order to deliver high quality, validated and reliable information in our market reports. The Market estimation and forecasting involves following steps:

  • Data Collation (Primary & Secondary)
  • In-house Estimation (Based on proprietary data bases and Models)
  • Market Triangulation
  • Forecasting

Market related information is congregated from both primary and secondary sources.

Primary sources

involved participants from all global stakeholders such as Solution providers, service providers, Industry associations, thought leaders etc. across levels such as CXOs, VPs and managers. Plus, our in-house industry experts having decades of industry experience contribute their consulting and advisory services.

Secondary sources

include public sources such as regulatory frameworks, government IT spending, government demographic indicators, industry association statistics, and company publications along with paid sources such as Factiva, OneSource, Bloomberg among others.

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