Dyestuff for Textile Market by Form (Natural, Synthetic), by Type (Direct, Reactive, Vat, Basic, Acid, Disperse), by Fiber (Wool, Nylon, Cotton, Viscose, Polyester, Acrylic), by Geography (U.S., Canada, France, Germany, U.K., Italy, Spain, Japan, China, India, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, South Africa) – Global Market Size, Share, Development, Growth, and Demand Forecast, 2014–2024

  • Publishing: May 2021
  • Report Code: CM10133
  • Available Format: PDF

Dyestuff for Textile Market Overview

Recent trends observed in the global dyestuff for textile market are significant growth in the apparel market and increasing demand for technical textiles, which are mainly manufactured for their technical and performance properties rather than decorative properties. Apart from these, the demand for natural dyes is growing at a significant pace as these dyes are environment-friendly, which are mainly used in the apparel industry. Dyeing improves the overall look of material and makes it attractive. Also, significant amount of money is invested by various companies into research and development in order to improve different areas of dyes, including hygiene, safety, ease of handling of products, and accuracy during their application.

Dyestuff is a colored substance that covers both dyes and pigments. A dye is colored substance, may be natural or synthetic, which generally applied in an aqueous solution that imparts colors to the fabrics. The dyes are majorly used in the textile, leather, and paper industries. These are soluble and when applied on a substance, their crystal structure is temporarily destroyed by absorption and mechanical retention through formation of ionic or covalent bond. In this report, the dyestuff for textile market is segmented on the basis of form, type, fiber, and geography.

On the basis of form, the dyestuff for textile market is bifurcated into natural and synthetic. The synthetic dyes occupy a significant share in the market, as they cover every possible shade and provide greater range of colors. These dyes remain stable to common oxidation and reduction process. However, the market for natural dyes are anticipated to grow faster as these dyes are environment-friendly and biodegradable, but are expensive than the synthetic dyes.

On the basis of the type, the dyestuff for textile market is categorized into direct, reactive, vat, basic, acid, and disperse. Among these, the disperse dyes account for the largest share, owing to their uses in various fibers such as polyester, acetate fibers, and synthetic hydrophobic fibers. Also, disperse dyes have superior properties as compared to other dyes, for instance, these provide fastness during washing, can be used in high temperature, and are economical.

On the basis of fiber, the dyestuff for textile market is classified into wool, nylon, cotton, viscose, polyester, and acrylic. Among these, the cotton fiber is anticipated to hold the largest share in the coming years, owing to its property such as retainability of many dyes that makes it more preferable in the market. Apart from this, the fiber is washable and ironable. Apart from cotton fiber, the demand for dyes in viscose fiber category is also registering a good growth in the market. This is attributed to its properties such as low cost and easy dyeing methods.

On the basis of region, the dyestuff for textile market is categorized into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific (APAC), Latin America, and Middle East and Africa (MEA). The APAC market is witnessing a significant growth, owing to population growth in countries such as India and China. These countries are attracting foreign players, due to low cost of raw materials and labors. Adding to this, the textile industry is witnessing improvement and innovation in its technologies, and strict governments’ regulations regarding environmental protection and safety. These encourage manufacturers operating in the market to use eco-friendly dyes.

Dyestuff for Textile Market Dynamics


Major factors driving the growth of the dyestuff for textile market are high growth in the apparel market, increasing demand for technical textiles, and innovation and development in technologies. The apparel market is witnessing a high growth due to the increasing population, particularly, in developing countries such as India and China. According to the World Bank, the worldwide population is increasing at a rate of 1.2%. Along with that, the changes in lifestyle of people are also driving the market growth, for instance, people are spending more on clothes than they used to do previously.

Another factor driving the growth of the dyestuff for textile market is the innovation and development in textile technologies. This has reduced the cost of textile dyeing and also diminished environmental effects.


Major restraining factor affecting the dyestuff for textile market is stringent regulations by regulatory bodies of various governments, such as, The Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 and The Environment Protection Act, 1986. Furthermore, these dyes have carcinogenic effect and can harm DNA as they contain naphthalene, benzidine, and other aromatic amines.

Dyestuff for Textile Market Competitive Landscape

Some of the major players operating in the global dyestuff for textile market include CLARIANT, BASF SE, Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd., LANXESS, DowDuPont Inc., Kiri Industries Ltd., Arkema GROUP, Huntsman International LLC, Rockwood Pigments Inc., and Kemira.

The study provides the historical as well the forecast market size data for various countries including the U.S., Canada, France, Germany, the U.K., Italy, Spain, Japan, China, India, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, and South Africa.

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