Glass Ceramics Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Glass Ceramics Market is segmented by Material (Lithium, Magnesium, and Zinc), Application (Building and Construction, Electrical and Electronics, Healthcare, Aerospace, Optical, and Other Applications), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and Middle-East and Africa). The report offers the market size and forecasts in revenue (USD million) for all the above segments.

Market Snapshot

Glass Ceramics Market Size
Study Period: 2017-2027
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: Asia Pacific
CAGR: >6 %
Glass Ceramics Market Major Players

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Market Overview

The market for glass ceramics is anticipated to register a CAGR of over 6% during the forecast period. Increasing demand from the building and construction sector is driving the market globally.

  • The building and construction sector is expected to remain the largest application base for glass ceramics over the forecast period.
  • Due to COVID-19, there was a slowdown in the building and construction industry in 2020 due to certain rules and regulations being imposed by countries. However, the industry witnessed a recovery in 2021, thus reviving the demand in the market studied.
  • The increasing adoption of ceramics in electronics manufacturing processes is projected to act as an opportunity for the market in the future.
  • Glass-based ceramics have a wide range of use in the aerospace industry as they are light in weight than metals and enable faster speeds and lesser fuel consumption for space vehicles. Thermal protection shield is also an application of glass ceramics in the aerospace industry. This application is considered one of the key trends in the glass ceramics market.

Scope of the Report

Glass ceramics are composed through the crystallization of base glass. They compose properties of both glasses and ceramics. Glass ceramics possess high strength, zero porosity, translucency, and low thermal expansion, which help them achieve high thermal stability. They have an added advantage in kitchen appliances like cooktops. The glass ceramics market is segmented by material, application, and geography. By material, the market is segmented into lithium, magnesium, and zinc. By application, the market is segmented into building and construction, electrical and electronics, healthcare, aerospace, optical, and other applications. The report also covers the market size and forecasts in 15 countries across the major regions. For each segment, the market sizing and forecasts have been done on the basis of revenue (USD million).

Building and Construction
Electrical and Electronics
Other Applications
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South America
Rest of South America
Middle-East and Africa
South Africa
Saudi Arabia
Rest of Middle-East and Africa

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Key Market Trends

Growing Demand from the Building and Construction Sector

  • The building and construction sector accounted for the largest share among all the applications, in terms of revenue. Glass ceramics are primarily used in buildings and construction for tiles and other fittings.
  • In various applications, conventional materials are being replaced by glass ceramics due to their superior technical properties such as heat resistance, lightweight, and low cost.
  • In November 2021, India, the United States, Israel, and the United Arab Emirates established a new quadrilateral economic forum to focus on infrastructure development projects in the region.
  • In the United States, around USD 1639.9 billion was the value spent on construction in December 2021, which was a huge amount and 9% higher compared to December 2020. It clearly indicates the upward trend for buildings and construction in the region.
  • According to the India Brand Equity Foundation, in the Union Budget 2021, the Indian government allocated USD 32.02 billion to enhance the transport infrastructure sector. The government further expanded the National Infrastructure Pipeline(NIP) to 7400 projects. Through NIP, the government has invested USD 1.4 trillion in infrastructure development as of July 2021.
  • All the aforementioned factors are expected to support the growth of the building and construction sector in the near future. This is expected to drive the demand for glass ceramics during the forecast period.
Glass Ceramics Market Share

Asia-Pacific is Expected to Dominate the Market

  • The Asia-Pacific region dominated the global market, with the growing demand for buildings and construction, the growing aerospace manufacturing industry, and manufacturing operations.
  • In FY21, in India, the infrastructure activities accounted for a 13% share of the total FDI inflows of around USD 81.72 billion. Also, between April 2020 and September 2021, the FDI for construction (infrastructure) stood at around USD 25.95 billion. This shows that companies are investing huge capital in building infrastructure in populated countries like India, which makes Asia-Pacific the dominating region for this market.
  • China’s massive construction sector has generated significant demand for the use of ceramic inks. The Chinese government has projected the capital expenditure on construction at over 7%, which is higher than the previous year. China is the largest market and is experiencing significant growth in the construction sector. The major construction projects include the Beijing International Airport of China.
  • The growing usage in major developing nations such as India, China, and Indonesia is fueling the demand for glass ceramics in the Asia-Pacific region.
Glass Ceramics Market Growth

Competitive Landscape

The glass ceramics market is fragmented. The major companies include (not in any particular order) Saint Gobain, Nippon Electric Glass Co. Ltd, Kedi Glass-Ceramic Industrial Co. Ltd, Corning Inc., and Schott AG.

Recent Developments

  • In February 2021, Saint-Gobain completed the joint acquisition of Trakya Glass Rus ZAO, a glass manufacturing company, to further enhance the sale of glass ceramics, glassware, glass packaging, and chemicals in Russia.
  • In September 2021, SCHOTT AG signed an agreement to acquire Applied Microarrays Inc. to expand its diagnostic business and further research on glass ceramic usage in the healthcare domain.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Growing Usage in Aerospace Applications

      2. 4.1.2 Increasing Demand from Building and Construction

    2. 4.2 Restraints

    3. 4.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services

      5. 4.4.5 Degree of Competition


    1. 5.1 Material

      1. 5.1.1 Lithium

      2. 5.1.2 Mangnesium

      3. 5.1.3 Zinc

    2. 5.2 Application

      1. 5.2.1 Building and Construction

      2. 5.2.2 Electrical and Electronics

      3. 5.2.3 Healthcare

      4. 5.2.4 Aerospace

      5. 5.2.5 Optical

      6. 5.2.6 Other Applications

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      2. 5.3.2 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      3. 5.3.3 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Italy

        5. Rest of Europe

      4. 5.3.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle-East and Africa

        1. South Africa

        2. Saudi Arabia

        3. Rest of Middle-East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

    2. 6.2 Market Share (%) ** /Rank Analysis

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 AGC Inc.

      2. 6.4.2 CoorsTek Inc.

      3. 6.4.3 Corning Incorporated

      4. 6.4.4 Dongguan Hongtai Glass Co. Ltd

      5. 6.4.5 Jingniu Glass Ceramics Group Co. Ltd

      6. 6.4.6 Kanger Glass-ceramic Co. Ltd

      7. 6.4.7 KEDI Glass-ceramic Industrial Co. Ltd

      8. 6.4.8 Morgan Advanced Materials PLC

      9. 6.4.9 Nippon Electric Glass Co. Ltd

      10. 6.4.10 Ohara Corporation

      11. 6.4.11 Saint-Gobain

      12. 6.4.12 SCHOTT AG

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Increasing Adoption of Ceramics in the Electronics Manufacturing Process

    2. 7.2 Increasing Usage in Mechanical Applications

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Glass Ceramics Market market is studied from 2017 - 2027.

The Glass Ceramics Market is growing at a CAGR of >6% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

Asia Pacific holds highest share in 2021.

Saint Gobain, Nippon Electric Glass Co.,Ltd., Kedi Glass-Ceramic Industrial Co. Ltd., Corning Inc., Schott AG are the major companies operating in Glass Ceramics Market.

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