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Glass Ceramics Market Share

ID: MRFR//7301-CR | 160 Pages | Author: Anshula Mandaokar| February 2020

The growth in construction and building industry across the globe is the major factor that is boosting the Glass-Ceramics Market. The construction industry is believed to remain the largest application field for glass-ceramics over the coming years. Rise in the per-capita disposable income, increase in the consumer purchasing rate, changes in lifestyles, and the rising awareness are the most important accelerators driving the increase in the manufacture of glass ceramics on a global scale. These are seen as the main motors of the Glass-Ceramics Market.

The Glass-Ceramics Market is a segment of the ceramics and construction industries which apply a broad spectrum of market share positioning strategies to successfully operate in a highly competitive environment. Among the key strategies is product differentiation through product innovation. Manufacturers of glass-ceramic products spend a lot of money on research and development to generate new formulations with the latest properties like strength at high temperature and decorativeness. Through the use of advanced technologies, these companies are becoming forefront in delivering glass-ceramic products in different fields such as kitchenware, electronics and construction where functionality and beauty are of much importance.

Cost leadership is another important focus within the glass-ceramics market. Some glass-ceramics manufacturers invest resources in improving production processes, obtaining raw material efficiently, and achieving economies of scale in order to reduce the cost of the product. This strategy is particularly powerful in industries where cost factors govern purchasing decisions to a great extent, like the industries of consumer goods and construction. Companies can gain a great market share and become treated as preferred suppliers by delivering cost-effective and high-quality glass-ceramic products in price-sensitive markets.

Collaboration and strategic partnerships contribute greatly to the glass-ceramics market in shaping the market share. Companies sometimes engage with stakeholders to develop strategic alliances with architects, interior designers and manufacturers of appliances. Partnerships simplify the supply chain and maintain its continuity and reliability. By partnering with other companies, the latter gain access to new markets and customers, which directly translates to the growth of their market share and brand visibility.

A client-centred approach is playing a bigger role in the glass-ceramics market nowadays. The identification and resolution of customer needs, such as the taste for a particular color, shape, and size varieties, is essential in ensuring sustainable market share growth. Businesses invest in market research to find out wants of the consumers which helps in deciding the type of products they will produce. Offering great customer service, tech support, and on-time delivery reinforces connection with clients, engendering customer loyalty and positive word-of-mouth thus provision market share growth.

Global Glass Ceramics Market Overview

Glass Ceramics Market Size was valued at USD 53.90 Billion in 2023. The glass ceramics industry is projected to grow from USD 57.08 Billion in 2024 to USD 85.27 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.14% during the forecast period (2024 - 2032). The building and construction industry's growing need for glass ceramics is a major market driver of the market's expansion. The significant expansion of construction activity might be credited with this.

Glass Ceramics Market Overview

Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

Glass Ceramics Market Trends

  • Building and construction industry's increasing demand will drive the market growth

In terms of revenue, the building and construction industry accounted for the largest portion of all the applications. Glass ceramics are mainly utilised in construction and building for tiles and other fixtures. Glass ceramics are replacing conventional materials in a variety of applications because of their superior technical qualities, such as heat resistance, lightweight, and low price. India, the United States, Israel, and the United Arab Emirates launched a new quadrilateral economic forum in November 2021 to concentrate on regional infrastructure development initiatives. The amount spent on building in the United States in December 2021 was estimated to be over USD 1639.9 billion, which was a big sum and 9% more than in December 2020. It demonstrates unequivocally the growing trend in structures and construction in the area. The Indian government earmarked USD 32.02 billion to improve the transport infrastructure sector in the Union Budget 2021, according to the India Brand Equity Foundation. The National Infrastructure Pipeline (NIP), now including 7400 projects, was further enlarged by the government. As of July 2021, the government had spent USD 1.4 trillion through NIP on infrastructure construction. The growth of the building and construction sector is anticipated to be supported in the near future by all of the aforementioned factors. Throughout the projection period, this is anticipated to fuel market CAGR for glass ceramics.

Additionally, there are presently numerous synthesis and processing techniques available for the production of nanophase materials, which have grain sizes or phase dimensions in the nanometer size domain. The unique characteristics of these novel ultrafine-grained materials' diverse physical, chemical, and mechanical properties, as well as the potential for manipulating these features during the synthesis and subsequent processing steps, are what generate the most interest in them. Nanophase materials should have a significant potential for technological growth in a variety of applications because it is now more and more clear that their properties can be engineered effectively during synthesis and processing and that they can also be generated in large quantities.

Furthermore, the implementation of strict government laws pertaining to infrastructure or construction may soon result in a rise in demand for glass ceramics. The Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) Mission, established by the Indian government on June 25, 2015, aims to provide homes for everyone in urban areas by the year 2022.  The Mission provides Central Assistance to the implementing agencies via States/Union Territories (UTs) and Central Nodal Agencies (CNAs) in order to provide homes to all eligible families and beneficiaries in response to the verified housing need of around 1.12 crore. According to PMAY(U) regulations, the size of a dwelling for the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) might be up to 30 square metres of carpet space; however, States/UTs have the discretion to increase the size of houses with the Ministry's approval. Thus, driving the glass ceramics market revenue.

Glass Ceramics Market Segment Insights

Glass Ceramics Composition Insights

The  glass ceramics market segmentation, based on composition includes LAS, MAS, ZAS and Others. The LAS segment dominated the market. High strength, a low coefficient of thermal expansion, and great thermal shock resistance are all characteristics of LAS-based glass ceramics. Cookware, glass-ceramic cooktops, and dentistry materials are just a few of the uses for them. Lithium-magnesium-aluminosilicates, calcium-magnesium-aluminosilicates, and glass ceramics made of titanium-silicon-oxide are some other glass ceramic compositions.

Figure 1:  Glass Ceramics Market, by Composition, 2022 & 2032 (USD Billion)

Glass Ceramics Market, by Composition

Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

Glass Ceramics Application Insights

The  glass ceramics market segmentation, based on application, includes household, appliances, building & construction, medical and others. The building & construction category generated the most income due to the growing usage of glass ceramics in construction projects, which is attributable to their qualities as environmentally stable materials with low maintenance costs, materials with higher density and strength, and materials with strong resistance to chemicals and frost. Glass ceramics have many uses in household and architectural settings, including as pavements, wall coverings, and in a variety of decorative applications.

Glass Ceramics Regional Insights

By region, the study provides the market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World. The Asia-Pacific glass ceramics market area will dominate this market as a result of the rapidly expanding construction and manufacturing, aerospace manufacturing, and optics and optoelectronics industries. Other factors that are anticipated to contribute to the market revenue growth in the area include the presence of large glass ceramic producers, increased use of glass ceramics in electronics manufacturing processes, and increasing investment to expedite research of glass ceramics in nations like China and India.

Further, the major countries studied in the market report are The US, Canada, German, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.



Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

Europe glass ceramics market accounts for the second-largest market share. This is due to an increase in building and construction activity in the commercial, residential, and industrial sectors in the aforementioned locations. Additionally, the European market for glass ceramics is fueled by the auto industry. The region's three biggest markets for glass ceramics are Germany, France, and the UK. Further, the German glass ceramics market held the largest market share, and the UK glass ceramics market was the fastest growing market in the European region

North America Glass ceramics Market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2023 to 2032 due to the expansion of the industrial and construction industries, the development of nano-phase ceramics, the increased urbanization of the world, and the creation of durable, reasonably priced homes with glass ceramics. Moreover, US glass ceramics market held the largest market share, and the Canada glass ceramics market was the fastest growing market in the region.

Glass Ceramics Key Market Players & Competitive Insights

Leading market players are investing heavily in research and development in order to expand their product lines, which will help the glass ceramics market, grow even more. Market participants are also undertaking a variety of strategic activities to expand their  footprint, with important market developments including new product launches, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, higher investments, and collaboration with other organizations. To expand and survive in a more competitive and rising market climate, glass ceramics industry must offer cost-effective items.

Manufacturing locally to minimize operational costs is one of the key business tactics used by manufacturers in the  glass ceramics industry to benefit clients and increase the market sector. In recent years, the glass ceramics industry has offered some of the most significant advantages to market. Major players in the glass ceramics market attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations include SCHOTT AG (Germany), EuroKera (France), Nippon Electric Glass Co., Ltd. (Japan), Corning Incorporated (US), ILVA Glass SpA (Italy), Ohara Corporation (Japan), Kanger Holdings (China), Kedi Glass-Ceramic Industry Co., Ltd (China), Elan Technology (US), Huzhou Tahsiang Glass Products Co., Ltd (China), Jingniu Glass Ceramics Group Co., Ltd (China), and Far East Opto-Electronics Co., Ltd (China).

A technology company called Schott AG is a part of Carl Zeiss Stiftung AG. The company creates, produces, and sells speciality glass products and glass-ceramics. A wide range of speciality materials, components, and systems are available from the company. In addition to other things, its product line includes flat glass, lighting and imaging solutions, pharmaceutical systems, and advanced optics. In September 2021, to grow its diagnostic business and conduct more research on the use of glass ceramic in the healthcare industry, SCHOTT AG signed a contract to purchase Applied Microarrays Inc.

A glass maker is Nippon Electric Glass Co. Ltd. It manufactures, distributes, and sells equipment for creating specialized glass goods. The business sells glasses for flat-panel displays, solar cells, thermos flasks, optical and electronic equipment, liquid crystal displays, and flat-panel displays. Additionally, it offers glasses for use in lighting, solar power production, medicinal and laboratory uses, ceramic building materials, and for use in lighting.

Key Companies in the glass-ceramics market include

  • SCHOTT AG (Germany)

  • EuroKera (France)

  • Nippon Electric Glass Co., Ltd. (Japan)

  • Kedi Glass-Ceramic Industry Co., Ltd (China)

  • Corning Incorporated (US)

  • ILVA Glass SpA (Italy)

  • Ohara Corporation (Japan)

  • Kanger Holdings (China)

  • Elan Technology (US)

  • Huzhou Tahsiang Glass Products Co., Ltd (China)

  • Jingniu Glass Ceramics Group Co., Ltd (China)

  • Far East Opto-Electronics Co., Ltd (China)

Glass Ceramics Industry Developments

January 2022: 3D Glass Solutions, Inc., an Albuquerque-based developer of three-dimensional passive radio frequency devices made of glass, reported that it had raised an extra USD 4 million in an extended Series B1 investment round. Utilising its unique low-loss photosensitive APEX glass ceramic technology for RF electronics, the business makes a variety of glass-based system-in-package (SiP) devices and components.

February 2021: For the purpose of boosting the sale of glass ceramics, glass packaging, glassware, and chemicals in Russia, Saint-Gobain completed the joint acquisition of Trakya Glass Rus ZAO, a glass production business.

Glass Ceramics Market Segmentation

Glass Ceramics Composition Outlook (USD Billion, 2018-2032)

  • LAS

  • MAS

  • ZAS

  • Others

Glass Ceramics Application Outlook (USD Billion, 2018-2032)

  • Household Appliances

  • Building & Construction 

  • Medical

  • Others

Glass Ceramics Regional Outlook (USD Billion, 2018-2032)

  • North America

    • US

    • Canada

  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • Rest of the World

    • Middle East

    • Africa

    • Latin America

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