Masterbatch Market Analysis - Global Industry Size, Share, Trends and Forecast, 2014 - 2024

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Masterbatches are liquid or solid mixtures of pigments or additives mainly used for enhancing or coloring the other properties of polymers such as flame retardation, UV stabilizing, anti-locking and antistatic among others. Masterbatches can be widely used by various technological methods including blow, injection, spinning and others. Growth in the end user markets such as automobile, packaging and healthcare is a major factor fueling the demand for masterbatch. In addition, increasing demand for plastics, especially from luxury goods, packaging and construction industries are some other key aspects driving the global masterbatch market over the forecast period. Across the end user industries, packaging industry accounted for the largest share in the global masterbatch market in 2015 and is anticipated to maintain its dominance throughout the forecast period. Packaging industry employs almost all types of masterbatches wherein white and color masterbatch are the most prominent and commonly used ingredients.

Market Dynamics

The increasing demand for light weight vehicles across the globe is a key factor escalating the demand for masterbatches across the globe owing to the rising concerns of European Union for the reduction of greenhouse gases such as CO2 and ammonia. In addition, increasing number of plastic and composite contents in vehicles helps in reducing their overall weight as well as carbon emission and increases the overall fuel efficiency. This is leading to a wide array in the replacement of metal parts by plastic components in vehicles. As a result, the masterbatch market witnesses a bright growth prospect in near future. However, increasing crude oil prices coupled with stringent environmental norms and regulations related to the non-biodegradability of polymers are some major factors posing a significant challenge to the growth of polymers and plastic industries, which is in turn, is anticipated to hamper the growth of global masterbatch market over the forecast period.

Market Classification and Segment Overview

The global masterbatch market can be segmented on the basis of type, application and region. On the basis of type, the global masterbatch market can be segmented into black, white, color, filler and additives. On the basis of application, the global masterbatch market can be segmented into building & construction, packaging, automotive, consumer goods, textiles and others. On the basis of region, the global masterbatch market can be segmented into North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East & Africa (MEA) and Asia-Pacific. The robust demand in Asia-Pacific is expected to be the major driving factor for the growth of the global masterbatch market. China is anticipated to account for the largest share and lead the overall demand for masterbatch owing to the increasing industrial production over last few years. The markets in other developing countries such as Brazil, Russia, Poland, Indonesia, New Zealand, Argentina and India among others are also anticipated to grow rapidly throughout the forecast period.

Report Coverage


Global Masterbatch Market

Analysis Period

2014 – 2024

Historic Data

2014 – 2015

Base Year


Forecast Data

2017 – 2024

Market Stratification

Type, Application, Geography

Regional Scope

North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa (MEA)

Report Coverage

Market Trends, Drivers, Restraints, Porter's Five Forces Analysis, Competitive Analysis,

Player Profiling, Value Chain Analysis


Market Participants

Key players in the global masterbatch market are focusing on various key market strategies such as mergers and acquisitions to gain competitive advantage in the global market. Moreover, they are concentrating on other key strategies such as expansion and new product development. Some of the major players operating in the global masterbatch market include, Ampacet Corporation, A. Schulman Inc., PolyOne Corporation, Clariant International Ltd., Ferro Corporation, Americhem, Inc. and Gabriel-Chemie Group among others. Masterbatch market in Europe and North America is majorly consolidated while the masterbatch market in Asia-Pacific and LAMEA has a typically fragmented structure wherein China alone accounts for about 500 masterbatch manufacturers. Owing to the large number of acquisitions and mergers taking place across the globe, the rivalry in the global masterbatch market is anticipated to reduce over the forecasted period.

Market Segmentation

Market by Type

·         Black

·         White

·         Color

·         Filler

·         Additives

Market by Application

·         Building & construction

·         Packaging

·         Automotive

·         Consumer goods

·         Textiles

·         Others

Market by Geography

·         North America

o   US

o   Canada

o   Mexico

·         Europe

o   UK

o   Germany

o   France

o   Rest of Europe

·         Asia-Pacific

o   China

o   Japan

o   India

o   Philippines

o   Rest of Asia-Pacific

·         Latin America

o    Brazil

o   Chile

o   Rest of Latin America

·         Middle East and Africa (MEA)

o   South Africa

o   Saudi Arabia

o   Rest of MEA

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