Glass Crusher Market

Glass Crusher Market Analysis By Type (Jaw, Hammer, Roll, Impact & Compound Crushers) By Output Level (Glass to Sand & Glass to Cullets) By Capacity, By Feed Size, By Noise Level, By Application and By Region – Global Market Insights 2022 to 2032

Analysis of Glass Crusher market covering 30 + countries including analysis of US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Nordics, GCC countries, Japan, Korea and many more

Glass Crusher Market Outlook (2022-2032)

The global glass crusher market size has reached US$ 590.3 million in 2022 and is expected to increase at a CAGR of 5.8% to reach a market valuation of US$ 1 billion by the end of 2032.

Sales of glass crushers accounted for nearly 17% share of the global glass recycling market at the end of 2021.

Report Attributes


Market Size (2021A)

US$ 557.2 Million

Estimated Market Value (2022E)

US$ 590.3 Million

Forecasted Market Value (2032F)

US$ 1 Billion

Global Market Growth Rate (2022-2032)

5.8% CAGR

North America Market Share (2021)


East Asia Market Growth Rate (2022-2032)

~4.1% CAGR

United States Market Growth Rate (2022-2032)

~5.8% CAGR

Market Share of Top 5 Companies


Key Companies Profiled

  • Ampulverizer (Hustler Conveyor Company)
  • American Pulverizer
  • McLanahan
  • Techna-Flo IMI plc
  • BottleCycler
  • Krysteline Group Ltd
  • Sesotec GmbH
  • Krause Manufacturing Watts Water Technologies Inc.

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Demand Analysis of Glass Crushers (2017-2021) Vs. Industry Forecasts (2022-2032)

Glass crushers have been installed across various recycling and waste management facilities. End-use verticals such as automotive, food & beverages, and interior & construction are creating substantial revenue generation opportunities for glass crusher manufacturers.

Demand from the HoReCa and food & beverage sectors will rise as they seek to accommodate the surging need to remove increasing waste. This also will boost investment opportunities for the installation of glass crushers. Most bars, kitchens, and galleys have the problem of disposing of glass waste, wherein, glass crushers play a vital role in the management of high-volume waste and glass recycling.

  • Short Term (2022 Q2 to 2025): Utilization and integration of glass crushers in the food & beverage industry to positively impact market growth.
  • Medium Term (2025-2028): Europe and North America are anticipated to witness high glass crusher demand from industrial and commercial sectors in these regions with the presence of global leading players.
  • Long Term (2028-2032): Increase in the use of glass crushers to convert glass into sand will drive market demand.

From 2017 to 2021, the global glass crusher market evolved at a CAGR of 1.2%. According to detailed industry analysis by Fact.MR, a market research and competitive intelligence provider, worldwide sales of glass crushers are projected to increase faster in the future at 5.8% CAGR between 2022 and 2032.

Glass crusher market forecast by Fact.MR

Market share analysis of glass crushers based on application and region. Under the application segment, the food & beverage industry dominates with 46.8% market share.

Why is Demand for Glass Crushers Rising Steadily across Regions?

“Glass Crushers Facilitate Easy Handling if Empty Bottles & Glasses”

Global glass production was around 130 million tons in 2021. The market share of bottles and containers was around 45% of the overall glass production volume. As these bottles and containers need to be recycled, the foremost process for recycling is through glass crushers.

Glass crushers are available in vivid dimensions and attributes. Use of glass crushers aids in limiting the filling of landfills with glass waste as significant volumes are recycled. Schools and restaurants can use glass crushers to store glass waste until recycling staff picks it up. Glass crushers can crush 2,000 bottles or tons of waste in just a little space and at higher operation efficiency.

Collecting glass waste and transporting it to free landfills is also a difficult task and entails high cost and labour. One glass crusher can solve this difficult collecting and transportation process. If the glass crusher is installed on a lower floor or near a waste collection point, it will be much easier to handle.

“Increasing Awareness about Environmental Protection”

Increasing concerns regarding waste management combined with increasing challenges related to waste disposal are expected to drive demand for waste recycling over the coming years. Glass recycling results in less raw material consumption, extended plant life, reduced emissions, and higher energy savings

Natural resources on the Earth are very limited. To make one ton of new glass, 1.2 tons of raw material are used. This making process also creates pollution and extra waste. Recycled glass saves 670 kg of carbon dioxide with every ton of glass waste. The recycling process reduces pollution and the unnecessary use of raw materials. This is a small step towards environmental protection.

Glass manufactured using recycled glass decreases water pollution by 50% and air pollution by 20%. Increasing awareness of environmental protection across the world will substantially drive glass crusher market expansion.

“Governments Allocating Funds & Launching Schemes”

Germany has been at the top of the list of recycling rates in the world since 2016. Germany recycled around 56.1% of the total produced waste. The country initiated a packaging audit to help counter the potential rise of landfill problems. Policymakers made manufacturers responsible for the packaging waste that they developed.

  • PV Cycle France established the first solar panel recycling plant in France. This plant capacity matches approximately the total end-of-life quantity for solar panels in France; the plant can process over 1,300 tons of solar glass.

Countries such as Austria, South Korea, Wales, and Switzerland have some of the highest recycling rates in the world. These countries support the recycling market and allocate funds and launch new schemas. After seeing the success of these countries in waste management, other countries are also taking initiatives and supporting the recycling market, which also bodes well for the glass powder making machine market.

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Country-wise Insights

How is the U.S. F&B Sector Driving High Demand for Glass Crushers?

The United States glass crusher market is currently valued at US$ 148.3 million and is expected to reach US$ 300.5 million by 2032.

The United States had one of the world's largest industrial and commercial sectors. The country accounts for a large share of the glass crusher market; roughly 90.2% in the North American region.

The eye-catching development of America's commercial and industrial sector presents significant opportunities for market players. Growing initiatives by the government and end-use industries are expected to create lots of opportunities for glass crusher manufacturers in the near future.

The U.S. remains one of the world's largest markets for glass manufacturing, which also makes it a lucrative market for glass crusher suppliers. Higher population and environmental awareness among Americans will drive the growth of the glass recycling machines market in the country over the coming years.

Why is Europe a Prominent Market for Glass Crushers?

European countries are leading in terms of recycling and waste management. Glass recycling has been at the top of the agenda in the EU recycling program. European countries have increased their know-how in knowledge-intensive manufacturing and are developing the capacity of sectors such as motor vehicles, chemicals, and pharmaceuticals.

Demand for glass crushers is primarily driven by established traditional industries and the huge automotive and pharmaceutical sectors in the region.

European countries hold a commanding position at the global level, accounting for 35% of the crusher market in 2021. The European market for glass crushers is expected to reach a valuation of US$ 341 million by 2032.

Category-wise Insights

Will the New Glass Crusher Application of Cullets Lead Market Expansion?

Glass crushers are used to crush glass either into sand or into cullets. Cullets are used as an alternative to sand on some of Florida’s eroding beaches. They are also used in pool filters.

Glass and natural sand are both made up of silicone dioxide; the difference is that glass is a non-crystalline and amorphous form of silicon dioxide and natural sand is quartz crystals of silicon dioxide.

The benefit of glass cullets is that they don’t have short edges and are thus easy to handle. Moreover, glass sand can be used as clay for bricking, for foamglass, and to make glass rete. There are several uses of glass sand and cullets made from recycled glass through glass crushers. In various applications, glass is superior to natural sand.

As such, increasing demand for cullets and glass sand is driving the growth of the glass crusher market.

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Competitive Landscape

Prominent glass crusher manufacturers are Ampulverizer (Hustler Conveyor Company), McLanahan, Techna-flo, EARTHTECHNICA CO., LTD, Harden Machinery Ltd., BottleCycler, Krysteline Group Ltd, Sesotec GmbH, Krause Manufacturing, Expleco Limited, Andela Products, Inc.

Key manufacturers of glass crusher products are employing sustainable technologies and optimization systems. Expertise in planning, designing, and providing minimum noise levels are at the backbone of their marketing strategies.

Market participants are targeting glass recycling and waste management companies to create consistency in demand. Glass recycling machine manufacturers are also entering into collaborations with end users to improve their market stance.

  • In Jan 2021, DT-200GC from Delitek was designed to come up with a C-200 wheeled container with 2m3 capacity & big bag solution applications in the food and beverage industries.
  • In July 2022, The Expleco GLS 2.0 bottle crusher was reportedly being used for the first time in Pennsylvania by Adams County Vineyard, the fifth-oldest operating winery in the state.

Fact.MR has provided detailed information about the price points of key manufacturers of glass crushers positioned across regions, sales growth, production capacity, and speculative technological expansion, in the recently published report.

Segmentation of Glass Crusher Industry Research

  • By Type :

    • Jaw Crushers
    • Hammer Crushers
    • Roll Crushers
    • Impact Crushers
    • Compound Crushers
  • By Capacity :

    • Below 25 Tons/Hr
    • 25-50 Tons/Hr
    • 50-100 Tons/Hr
    • Above 100 Tons/Hr
  • By Output Type :

    • Glass to Sand
    • Glass to Cullets
  • By Feed Size :

    • Less than 150 mm
    • 150-250 mm
    • Above 250 mm
  • By Noise Level :

    • Low (below 70 db)
    • Medium (70-85 db)
    • High (Above 85 db)
  • By Application :

    • Food & Beverage Industry
    • Medical Industry
    • Automotive
    • Interior & Construction
    • Labs and Research Centers
    • Others
  • By Region :

    • North America
    • Latin America
    • Europe
    • East Asia
    • South Asia & Oceania
    • MEA

- FAQs -

What is the global glass crusher market size?

The global glass crusher market is valued at US$ 590.3 million in 2022.

How is the market for glass crushers expected to progress?

Worldwide demand for glass crushers is expected to top US$ 1 billion by 2032.

How did the market fare over the past few years?

From 2017 to 2021, sales of glass crushers increased at 1.2% CAGR.

Which region accounts for a leading market share?

Europe leads the global glass crusher market accounting for 35% market share.

Which type of glass crusher is most widely used across regions?

Jaw glass crushers currently lead and account for 34.7% market share.

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