Ceramic Inks Market Research Report – Forecast to 2030

Ceramic Inks Market Information: By Printing Technology (Digital, Analog), Application (Ceramic Tiles, Architectural Glass, Automotive Glass,), End-Use Industry (Building & Construction, Automotive, Packaging), And Region – Forecast till 2030

ID: MRFR/CnM/4559-HCR | February 2021 | Region: Global | 100 pages

Ceramic Inks Market- Overview:


Ceramic inks consist of a mixture of pigments (metal oxides and salts) and finely ground glass particles, called frit. Consistency of the ceramic inks is maintained by suspending a mixture of pigments & frits in a suitable solvent. Ceramic inks are widely used to decorate ceramic tiles, plain glasses, hollow glasses or food containers. A wide variety of effects can be achieved by ceramic inks such as high-definition & detailed looks of natural products such as wood, stone and complex mosaics as well as repeating geometric and irregular patterns, floral patterns, metallic effects, and reproductions of photographed images. Ceramic inks offer several desirable properties such as high durability, glossy finish, anti-slip characteristics, UV resistance, and scratch & abrasive resistance among other. Ceramic inks are printed by using analog and digital printing technologies.


Building & construction activities are expected to drive the growth of the global ceramic inks market over the forecast period. Ceramic ink is widely used in ceramic tile printing for flooring and wall tiles application, glass printing for building exterior & interior decoration, and food container printing for aesthetic appeal. Additionally, growing application of ceramic inks in the automotive industry is expected to fuel the growth of the global ceramic inks market over the forecast period.  Packaging industry is further expected to drive the demand for ceramic inks due to growing food & beverages and cosmetics industries.


However, the digital printing technology is expensive as well as various organic substitutes are available in the market, which are likely to hamper the market growth to some extent in Asia Pacific, the Middle East & Africa, and Latin America.


Global Ceramic Inks Market Share in 2017, by End-Use Industry


 Ceramic Inks Market Share


Source: MRFR Analysis


Key Players


Some of the major players operating in the global ceramic inks market are Ferro Corporation (US), Zschimmer & Schwarz (Germany), Torrecid Group (Spain), FRITTA (Spain), Colorbbia Italia S.p.A. (Italy), Sicer S.p.A (Italy), Esmalglass - Itaca Grupo (Spain), Sun Chemical (U.S.), Kao Chimigraf (Spain), and Tecglass (Spain).


Market Segmentation


The global ceramic inks market is segmented by technology, application, end-use industry, and regions.


On the basis of the printing technology, the global ceramic inks market is segmented into digital printing technology and analog printing technology.


On the basis of the application, the global ceramic inks market is segmented into ceramic tiles, architectural glasses, automotive glasses, food & beverages containers, cosmetics containers, and others


On the basis of the end-user industry, the global ceramic inks market is segmented into building & construction, automotive, packaging industry, and other.


On the basis of the region, the global ceramic inks market is segmented into Asia Pacific, North America, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa.


Regional Analysis


The global ceramic inks market is segmented into five regions namely Asia Pacific, North America, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa. 


Asia Pacific was the largest and fastest growing market for ceramic inks in 2017 due to high demand from the construction, automotive, and packaging industry and is expected to dominate the market over the forecast period. Furthermore, relaxed investment norms, rising disposable income, and improving living standards are fueling the growth of the regional ceramic inks market.


North America was the second largest market for ceramic inks in 2017 due to growing building & renovation industry and packaging industry and is expected to show a considerable growth during the forecast period.


Europe is expected to be one of the major markets for ceramic inks due to high demand from the building & renovation, automotive and packaging industries and is expected to witness strong growth during the forecast period.


The Middle East & Africa is expected to be one of the fastest growing markets for ceramic inks due to strong demand from the ongoing infrastructural projects taken up by the government to flourish tourism industry and is expected to exhibit rising demand for ceramic inks over the forecast period.


Latin America is also expected to show high demand for ceramic tiles mainly from their evolving building & construction industry and is expected to show rising demand during the forecast period.


Intended Audience



  • Ceramic inks manufacturers

  • Traders and distributors of ceramic inks

  • Research and development institutes

  • Potential investors

  • Raw material suppliers

  • Nationalized laboratory



Report Scope:
Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   2030: Significant Value
  CAGR   (2021 - 2030) : Substantial Value
  Base Year   2021
  Forecast Period   2022 to 2030
  Historical Data   2019 & 2020
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Million)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   Technology, Application, and End-use
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   Ferro Corporation (US), Zschimmer & Schwarz (Germany), Torrecid Group (Spain), FRITTA (Spain), Colorbbia Italia S.p.A. (Italy), Sicer S.p.A (Italy), Esmalglass - Itaca Grupo (Spain), Sun Chemical (U.S.), Kao Chimigraf (Spain), and Tecglass (Spain)
  Key Market Opportunities   Building & construction activities
  Key Market Drivers

  • Growing application of ceramic inks in the automotive industry
  • growing food & beverages and cosmetics industries in packaging sector


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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :


    Asia Pacific is predicted to lead the ceramic inks market for high demand from packaging, automotive, and construction industry.

    Growing building and construction activities, increasing application in wall tiles and flooring, and growing demand in packaging, and automotive industry are boosting the market growth.

    High cost and availability of substitutes may hamper the ceramic inks market growth.

    Key competitors in the ceramic inks market include Tecglass (Spain), Kao Chimigraf (Spain), Sun Chemical (U.S.), Esmalglass - Itaca Grupo (Spain), Sicer S.p.A (Italy), Colorbbia Italia S.p.A. (Italy), FRITTA (Spain), Torrecid Group (Spain), Zschimmer & Schwarz (Germany), and Ferro Corporation (US).

    Key players have incorporated numerous strategies to stay ahead in the competition such as acquisitions, partnerships, collaborations, product innovations, and others.