SHROPSHIRE, UK — A new report from Smithers Rapra, Shropshire, UK, examines the future of high-performance and specialty pigments. According to the study, the global market for high-performance and specialty pigments is valued at $4.26 billion (161,000 tonnes) for 2013. Smithers Rapra forecasts an annual growth rate of 2.7% over the next five years to reach $5 billion, or 189,200 tonnes, by 2019.

A comprehensive guide to the industry, The Future of High Performance and Specialty Pigments to 2019 provides strategic forecasts to 2019, broken down by pigment type, end use, and geographic region and country. It includes details of the latest technology trends, key market drivers and leading suppliers.

The report provides an in-depth breakdown of the key drivers and trends shaping the global industry, including: product availability, raw material prices, producers and cost-saving measures at the production level. It features details of market sizes and five-year forecasts with over 100 tables that illustrate sales values and growth rates. An analysis is provided of companies throughout the supply chain shaping the future direction of the global high-performance and specialty pigments industries.

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