Color masterbatches are additives or pigments compressed during the heat process for creating carrier resins. They are processed to raw color polymer during the plastic manufacturing process. The Middle East and Africa (MEA) color masterbatch market report prepared by Market Research Future (MRFR) comprehensively analyzes and outlines drivers, challenges, and opportunities for masterbatch manufacturers for the period of 2016 to 2027 (forecast period).
Polyplast Müller, Ampacet Corporation, A Schulman, Hubron, Cabot Plastics International, Ferro Corporation, Polyone Corporation, TOSAF Compounds, Clariant Masterbatches, and Astra Polymers are key players of the Middle East & Africa color masterbatch market. Agreements and partnerships are major strategies of the players in the market. They have invested in facilities to expand their production capacity to keep up with the demand and export it to developed regions for better yields.
The Middle East and Africa (MEA) color masterbatch market is predicted to exhibit 6.35% CAGR during the forecast period. It can reach a valuation of USD 413.2 million by 2027. High demand for plastics in industries of packaging, consumer goods, building & construction, and automotive is one of the biggest drivers of the market. Offerings of these chemicals in a variety of colors will be attractive to end-users of plastics. The move by small and medium scale producers of goods to the region will be a vital influence on the market growth.
The constant demand for lightweight materials and replacement of metal components in the automotive industry will fuel the MEA color masterbatch market. Benefits of plastics as compared to metals such as sustainability, safety, and design will create opportunities for manufacturers in the region. High demand for consumer goods such as kitchen appliances, footwear, toys, and household product require color masterbatches for enhancing the appeal of products.
However, environmental regulations can pose a challenge to the market.
Region-wise, the market looks at the Middle East and Africa. In the Middle East, Israel, Turkey, GCC, and Rest of Middle East are the prime regions studied, while in Africa, the potential of the market is looked in North Africa, East Africa, West Africa, Central Africa, and Southern Africa.
The Africa has accounted for the largest market share in the Middle East and Africa color masterbatch market followed by GCC countries. The strong economic growth of economies in Africa and the continuous expansion of the plastics industry will be bountiful for the market. Kenya is one of the biggest revenue generators of the region owing to heavy demand for plastic and the rise in expendable income levels of the citizens.
The MEA color masterbatch market is segmented by types, carrier resins, and application.
By types, it is segmented into standard color masterbatch, filler masterbatch, additive masterbatch, white masterbatch, and black masterbatch. Black masterbatch is predicted to dominate the MEA color masterbatch market till 2027. It can accrue revenues at 7.31% CAGR during the assessment period.
By carrier resins, it is segmented into polyethylene (PE), polystyrene (PS), and polypropylene (PP).
By application, it is segmented into building & construction, consumer goods & retail, textile, packaging, agriculture, and automotive. Packaging is the biggest application of the MEA market. It can grow by leaps owing to the use of plastic for attracting consumers. The growth of the ecommerce industry will provide an impetus to the packaging application. Main raw materials used in packages are PP and PE. Customized forms of plastics as well as their adherence to stringent regulations make them highly viable for packaging.
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