Advanced Pigments Deck Market Opportunities for UV Light Stabilizers

Pigments are basic to UV light stabilizers industry components. High-performance composites with advanced results presently drives market growth.

Utilization of outdoor spaces for spending living time has increased over recent past. Patios, yards, terraces, and balconies connect the joy of being home with outdoor experience. To make the duration comfortable and appealing, exterior fittings and furnishings have gained attention. These apart from design considerations aim at fulfilling consumer budgets and style. With the serenity of nature comes other environmental elements such as rain and sunlight. To prevent the weathering of coatings and materials under the effect of UV radiations, light stabilizers are employed. Current UV light stabilizers market explore beyond basic pigments, and into innovative combination of different materials as well as stabilizers for better protection.

Need for UV light stabilizers 

Ever noticed discoloration and cracks in furniture or flooring over the passage of time? Well, that is what happens when polymers or wood is exposed to ultra violet radiations present in natural light. Although, pure materials are ideally free from impurities such as minerals and pigments which absorb radiations, but industrial extrusion of polymers, wood, laminates, and paints introduces some impurities during the process. Polymer molecules, once damaged are not regenerated, unlike human cells, to recover from ‘sunburns’.

Light initiated photo-physical and photochemical reactions result in oxidational degradation of polymers, wood, and composites. We have natural weathering, i.e. in the absence of pigments, and then we have accelerated degradation in the presence of pigments. These affect color, texture, and strength in the material composites, making them appear weakened and discolored.

Offerings of UV light stabilizers market

The UV light stabilizers market, makes available an array of pigments and stabilizing agents to absorb these radiations in order to protect objects from the same. Included in the list are anti-oxidants, radical quenchers, ultra violet absorbers (UVA), and hinder-amine light stabilizers (HALS). These are incorporated in substrate components to delay the rate of their weathering. Commercially, UVAs and HALs are more successful in the market as compared to the anti-oxidants and radical quenchers. 

UV absorbers, in the presence of chromophore absorb UV radiation and transfer it into harmless heat which is dissipated across the surface. The conversion rate must exceed the formation of charged chromophore in composite. Hindered-amine light stabilizers, on the other hand, have been commercially used since long past.  

Improved UV light stabilizers and composites

Wood-plastic composites (WPCs) and similar hybrids are increasingly being used for outdoor decking and furnishing. Since these composites can be developed from both waste and virgin materials, the approach is environment-friendly and sustainable. Additives and coatings employed for UV light stabilization could be composed by combining different agents and pigments to derive maximum stability. Darker pigments, for instance, have exhibited better stability when exposed to UV radiations. Research and development facilities solely dedicated to their parent chemical companies tests various possible combinations, to provide a wide range of pigment solutions in a highly competitive industry.

Expert analysts at Allied Market Research, predicted stable growth for the UV light stabilizers market in a recently published report on “World UV Light Stabilizers Market - Opportunities and Forecasts, 2014 -2020." The report takes into account the various types of stabilizers, and their individual market share. It is an in-depth study of global dynamic business operations which conclusively states opportunities present for new entrants. 

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