Technical Glass Market

Technical Glass Market Study by Borosilicate Glass, Aluminosilicate Glass, Aluminoborosilicate Glass, Soda-Lime Glass, Alkali-lead Silicate Glass, Ceramic Glass, and Other Materials from 2024 to 2034

Analysis of Technical Glass Market Covering 30+ Countries Including Analysis of US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Nordics, GCC countries, Japan, Korea and many more

Technical Glass Market Outlook (2024 to 2034)

The global technical glass market value was figured out to be around US$ 23,564.6 million in 2019. Currently, the importance of technical glass is on the rise for making high-performance displays, touchscreens, and other electronic gadgets with interactive screens, particularly due to their reduced size.

In 2024, the net valuation of the technical glass manufacturing industries is estimated to be around US$ 31,983.5 million. Based on the analysis of the recent market trends, the demand for technical glass solutions is likely to rise with a CAGR of 6.3% through 2034. Further, by following this promising CAGR, the global technical glass industry revenue is anticipated to reach US$ 58,919.5 million by 2034 end.

Technical Glass Market Trends and Analysis

With the rising prominence of AR and VR technologies in gaming as well as social networking spheres, there is an increasing need for premium engineering glass components for optics, sensors, and displays. Besides fueling the technical glass market share, it has also encouraged higher investment in innovative glass or lead-free glass alternatives.

Demand for specialty glass for medical devices like endoscopy, CT scans, and X-rays for improved durability and clarity has positioned industry participants to sell their precision glass products at higher profit margins. Moreover, the development of energy-efficient glasses for making solar panels or concentrating solar power systems, as a recent trend, has also changed the traders' view in favor of the technical glass industry.

Report Attributes Details
Estimated Market Value (2024E) US$ 31,983.5 million
Forecasted Market Value (2034F) US$ 58,919.5 million
Global Market Growth Rate (2024 to 2034) 6.3% CAGR
Flat Glass Segment Growth Rate (2024 to 2034) 6.8% CAGR
Thin Glass Segment Growth Rate (2024 to 2034) 6.4% CAGR
Glass Powder Segment Growth Rate (2024 to 2034) 6.4% CAGR
North America Market Share (2024) 28.6%
East Asia Market Share (2024) 36.5%
Key Companies Profiled
  • Schott AG
  • TAIWAN GLASS IND. CORP.
  • Corning Inc.
  • Heraeus Holding
  • Asahi Glass Co., Ltd.
  • Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd
  • Saint-Gobain
  • Flat Glass Group Co., Ltd.
  • Borosil Glass Works Ltd.
  • Allegion plc
  • Nippon Electric Glass Co., Ltd
  • Johnson Matthey
  • Guardian Industries
  • Technical Glass & Aluminium Co. L.L.C
  • Xinyi Energy Holdings Limited
  • Nissink Business Glass B.V.

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What are the Recent Challenges and Opportunities for the Technical Glass Market Growth?

“Growing End User Options for Tech Glass Companies is Driving the Overall Market”

The semiconductor industry is expected to remain the primary consumer of technical or scientific glass to maximize the functionality of smart electronic gadgets. Along with smart display gadgets, the advent of Internet of Things (IoT) devices has accelerated the proliferated segment of technical glass for electronics applications in the last few years.

Lightweight, strong, and high-performance glass materials are in great demand due to their growing usage in windows, sensors, and instruments of aircraft and luxury cars or EVs. The higher resilience and chemical resistance of technical glass also make it suitable for use in automated manufacturing equipment, which is expected to open up new avenues of growth for market participants.

Country-wise Insights

Country Regional Market CAGR (2024 to 2034)
United States 6.7% CAGR
South Korea 8.6% CAGR

Why is the United States Dominating the Global Technical Glass Market?

“Swift Expansion of Technical Glass Engineering and Applications in the United States”

The sales of technical glass in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, in total, are expected to garner a revenue of around US$ 6,763 million in 2024. The trend of energy-efficient building designs in North America has surged the need and use of architectural glass or high-performance glass for architectural purposes. As per the market findings, the demand for technical or industrial glass in the region is projected to grow at a rate of 6.4% through the forecast years.

The United States is visibly the leading manufacturer of specialty glass as it holds US$ 6,558.6 million worth of industry, i.e., 71.7% of the regional market in 2024. Besides smart glass, there is an emerging niche market of technical glass for automobile applications like sensors, heads-up displays, and smart windows in the United States and other leading car manufacturing nations. Moreover, the United States technical glass products market is expected to progress further with their growing need for electric vehicles and aerospace applications.

What is the Current Scenario for Technical Glass Producers in East Asia?

“China Holds Half of the Market Share while South Korea is Advancing at a Faster Rate”

The technical glass industry in East Asia stood at a market valuation of US$ 8,813.2 million by the end of 2019. After the pandemic, the business of borosilicate glass manufacturers in Asia increased with its higher applications in laboratory equipment, bioreactors, and diagnostic devices. Based on the Fact.MR findings show that the regional market for technical glass in East Asia is likely to expand at a rate of 6.8% from 2024 to 2034. This higher CAGR is expected to drive the regional market value from US$ 11,674 million in 2024 to US$ 22,625.1 million by 2034.

Technical glass designers or manufacturers in China with the ability to build unique solutions for a range of applications are estimated to capture nearly 56.9% of the East Asia market share in 2024. Moreover, the export of technical glass to meet the demand for practical industrial components to aesthetically pleasing architectural components in adjacent countries is anticipated to fuel this regional market growth. Over the next ten years, the technical glass production industry in China is predicted to advance with a CAGR of 6.9% to reach a total valuation of US$ 12,964.2 million by 2034 end.

South Korea and Japan, on the other hand, are anticipated to follow a higher CAGR of 8.6% through the projected years. A sizable industry base for manufacturing camera lenses and other optical components creates demand for high-tech glass in South Korea. Japanese and South Korean companies also excel in the fabrication of technical glass with particular optical and mechanical qualities to provide the accuracy needed in scientific instruments like spectrometers and microscopes.

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Which Form of Technical Glass Presents a Lucrative Opportunity for Market Players?

“Flat Glass and Glass Powder Segments Constitute the Lucrative Segments for Diverse Applications”

Based on technical glass types or forms supplied by manufacturers, the flat glass segment is likely to witness a lucrative year-on-year growth rate of 6.8% through the projected years. However, in terms of present market share, the demand for high-performance glass in powder form is estimated to contribute to 31.3% of the global business in 2024. In response to the increased demand for eco-friendly insulation solutions, glass powder is now utilized more as a recyclable and sustainable filler material.

Hollow glass, which is used in making smart windows and facades that minimize the need for electric lighting and heating, has also constituted a lucrative segment in recent years. Likewise, the expansion of 5G technology has necessitated a greater production of optical glass for telecommunications infrastructure, indirectly driving up the segment for tubes and rods. In 2024, the contribution of the hollow glass segment and tubes & rods segment is estimated to be US$ 7,963.9 million and US$ 4,359.5 million, respectively. Both these segments are expected to grow each year at a moderate rate of 6% till 2034.

Competitive Landscape

Some prominent players covered in the technical glass market include Schott AG, TAIWAN GLASS IND. CORP., Corning Inc., Heraeus Holding, Asahi Glass Co., Ltd., Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd, Saint-Gobain, Flat Glass Group Co., Ltd., Borosil Glass Works Ltd., Allegion plc, Nippon Electric Glass Co., Ltd, Jhonson Matthey, Guardian Industries, Technical Glass & Aluminium Co. L.L.C, Xinyi Energy Holdings Limited, and Nissink Business Glass B.V. among others. The overall market is in a phase of fragmentation with the continuing entry of traditional glass manufacturing industries into the advanced glass sector.

The regulatory requirements for technical glass business are expanding as a result of its growing application in security and construction activities for impact, fire, and bullet resistance. Formulation of such regulatory norms for technical glass compositions is expected to limit the entry rate of conventional glass manufacturing industries into the sector.

Recent Developments by Technical Glass Industry Participants

In November 2022, Corning introduced Glass Victus 2, stating that it has been designed exclusively for the protection of foldable smartphones. The company claims it offers better drop performance on uneven surfaces like concrete or other rugged surfaces. The first phones equipped with Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2 are expected to be available shortly.

In January 2023, YES WORLD Climate Tech Pte Ltd introduced the first energy-efficient window glass solution for residential and commercial buildings. Double pane glass and sandwich glass with a layer of patented material that reflects solar radiation heat prevent solar heat from entering the building, resulting in significantly low HVAC load energy consumption. The company is based in Singapore, and it launched this new range of specialty glass products as part of its ‘Save Earth Mission’ to lessen its carbon footprint.

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Key Segments Covered by Technical Glass Industry Survey Report

  • By Material Type:

    • Borosilicate Glass
    • Aluminosilicate Glass
    • Aluminoborosilicate Glass
    • Soda-Lime Glass
    • Alkali-lead Silicate Glass
    • Ceramic Glass
    • Other Materials
  • By Form:

    • Flat Glass
    • Thin Glass
    • Tubes & Rods
    • Glass Powder
    • Hollow Glass
  • By End Use Verticals:

    • Laboratories & Pharmaceuticals
    • Architectural Design
    • Electronic Devices
    • Lightening
    • Home & Commercial Appliances
    • Other End-use Verticals
  • By Region:

    • North America
    • Europe
    • Latin America
    • East Asia
    • South Asia & Oceania
    • The Middle East & Africa (MEA)

- FAQs -

What was the Value of the Global Technical Glass Market in 2019?

The global technical glass market was worth US$ 23,564.6 million in 2019.

What is the Sales Outlook for the Global Technical Glass Market in 2024?

The global technical glass market is likely to be valued at US$ 31,983.5 million in 2024.

What is the Demand Forecast for the Global Technical Glass Market for the Decade?

The technical glass market value is expected to reach US$ 58,919.5 million by the end of 2034.

What is the Predicted Growth Rate for the Global Technical Glass Market?

The adoption of technical glass is projected to rise at a CAGR of 6.3% through 2034.

At What Rate the United States Technical Glass Market is Predicted to Grow?

The United States technical glass market is likely to register a CAGR of 6.7% through 2034.

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