Pigments on rollercoaster ride

By Jessica Roberts
Published: Friday, 17 December 2010

Bumpy road ahead for pigment producers as construction and automotive markets decline in the west but rise in the east, driven by an emerging Asian middle class

The pigments supply-demand rollercoaster of the last three years shows few signs of slowing down. In wide-ranging markets from construction to plastics, and automobiles to ceramics, pigment producers throughout the world are waiting with baited breath for their respective governments’ fiscal policies.

Several resulting factors of the global financial...

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