The global thermochromic materials market size is anticipated to reach USD 8.29 billion by 2026 according to a new report published by Polaris Market Research. The report “Thermochromic Materials Market Share, Size, Trends, Industry Analysis Report By Type (Liquid Crystals, Leuco Dyes); By Product (Reversible Thermochromic Materials, Irreversible Thermochromic Materials); By Application (Paints and Pigments, Medical Devices, Food Quality Indicators); By Regions: Segment Forecast, 2019 – 2026” provides detailed insight into current growth indices and taps future market trends.
In 2018, paints and pigments segment dominated the global market in revenue terms. 2018 also saw Europe coming good with majority share in global thermochromic materials market. A growing demand for reversible thermochromic materials in application industries is expected to drive market growth over forecast period.
The textile industry drives growth due to nurturing of smart textiles. The use of product in paints, inks and pigments bolsters growth. A growing trend towards smart and intelligent packaging has shot the demand for product in food quality indicators and labeling ahead. There has been diligent use of product in applications such as toys, baby diapers and battery gauges which are on an increasing drive worldwide. A growing demand from developing economies, striving applications and technological advancements are factors expected to boost the industry growth during forecast period.
The growing use of product in food quality indicators to ascertain the quality of frozen meat and dairy products in double with use of thermochromic materials in inks, paints and coatings is forecasted to drive growth.
Restraints exist with difficult to encrypt chemical formulations and in keeping formulation stable over the entire process of reversible thermochromic materials which are expected to hamper market growth. However constant R&D will ease the instability issues with reversible materials and will in turn attract market growth.
Europe dominated the global industry for thermochromic materials during forecast period. A significant rise in determining quality of packaging in frozen food and meat supports the growth in the region. An increasing trend overseen is employing smart and intelligent packaging which has resulted in high product demand in the region.
Asia pacific has grown at a fast rate during forecast period. Increasing demand from textile and automotive industries is the reason for high growth of thermochromic materials in the region. Leading global players are eyeing nations of China, Japan and India to strongly foster growth opportunities on offer by these countries.
The players functionally merge with other players to come up with new product launches in order to meet consumer expectations. The key industry players in thermochromic materials market include Shanghai Caison Color Material Chem.Co. Ltd., QCR Solutions, Indestructible Paints Limited, New Color Chemical Co, Hali Industrial Co Ltd., Fraunhofer IAPP, Kolortek CO. Ltd., LCR Hallcrest LLC, and New Prismatic Enterprises Co. LTD.
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