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Antibacterial Glass - Global Market Trajectory & Analytics

  • ID: 3440910
  • Report
  • January 2021
  • Region: Global
  • 211 Pages
  • Global Industry Analysts, Inc
In The Current You Can't Touch This World of COVID-19, Antibacterial Glass Gets a 10.8% Boost

The global market for Antibacterial Glass is expected to witness growth spike by over 10.8% in the year 2020. By the year 2027, the market is projected to reach US$ 409.6 million, trailing a post COVID-19 CAGR of 9.9% over the analysis period 2020 through 2027. The world stands on the brink of a crisis in infectious diseases. Cholera, malaria, tuberculosis, Ebola etc. represent perennial adversaries that keep coming back. Every year 18 to 20 million people die worldwide due to infectious diseases. The year 2020 stands out with COVID-19 alone resulting in 792,000 deaths in 7 months. With COVID-19 chief mode of transmission being contaminated surfaces, focus on anti-bacterial technologies, products & solutions, is growing stronger. Anti-bacterial glass is gaining new interest and adoption in construction, furniture and other self-cleaning surface application. Microbial growth and contamination is an issue affecting every aspect of life, from food and beverage and dairy processing, to pharmaceuticals and healthcare. Science has come a long way from the era when controlling such contamination was extremely difficult due to the lack of efficient infection control products. Over the years, dramatic rise in awareness about germs, mold and other undesirable bacteria/viruses that contaminate home, office, and hospital environment has led to a considerable rise in the adoption of solutions to control such bacteria. Of all the sectors, the case of infection control and prevention of microbial growth and contamination is perhaps the most acute in medical industry, given the high risk of and susceptibility to microbial growth in healthcare settings. Frequent contact with blood and other body fluids, continuous contact with patients, and invasive use of equipment in body cavities, make medical devices and instruments prone to microbial contamination. Contamination of surgical and diagnostic devices and instruments is a key reason for secondary infections in hospitalized patients, which increases their stay in hospitals, thereby adding to overall healthcare costs.

Over the years, there has been a surge in instances of contaminated medical devices, particularly of reports related to preloaded heparin syringes and sodium chloride intravenous catheter flushes getting contaminated with Pseudomonas fluorescens, and presumably leading to pseudobacteremia infections. The past few years have also been witness to numerous product recalls, as seen in the case of IV Flush LLC, which recalled several of its intravenous equipment following reports of contamination. Risk of infection due to intravenous equipment contamination continues to be a challenge for the medical community. Risk of bloodstream infections due to intravenous catheter contamination is more pronounced in developing countries. Conversely, staphylococci infection is the leading cause of catheter-related bloodstream infections in the US. Contaminated infusate or insertion port is also a major cause of infections, as it is transmitted due to handling of infusate by contaminated hands of medical staff of a hospital. Other possible reasons for infusate contamination include poor nursing standards, inadequate sterilization of the equipment, and inadequately chlorinated tap water. Contamination of injection ports of intravenous administration sets and intrinsic contamination of the infusate are also possible sources of contamination.

Anti-microbials are developed on the basic principle that prevention is better than cure. Designed to be sprayed onto a substrate, anti-microbial coatings on glass help in arresting growth and spread of infection-causing bacteria. They contain various types of biocompatible components, anti-drying chemicals, and lubricants that enable them to interact with body fluids and tissues to provide patient comfort and combat bacteria. Increasing focus on microbe-free products has created a strong market for anti-microbial coatings, which are also sometimes referred to as surface disinfectants. Benefits of such coating additives are being increasingly recognized in the areas of general hospital use, surgeries (both general and plastic), dentistry and cardiovascular medicine. High-quality anti-microbial glass coatings are growing in popularity for preventing formation of bacteria on medical devices. Coated glass has drastically evolved in last two decades with regard to design, functionality, and performance. Extensive research and development in the field of antimicrobial glass is anticipated to yield promising results. Antimicrobial glass is also emerging into a multifunctional and flexible solution to address COVID-19 challenges. Such coated glass is expected to minimize bacterial and virus spread through glass surfaces, specifically SARS-CoV-2 virus. Antimicrobial glass has an immense market potential in prevailing crisis. Frequently touched glass surfaces in public transport, schools, public offices, hospital, and others offer abundant growth opportunities for antibacterial glass. Coated glass is predicted to be the future of glass industry.

Select Competitors (Total 22 Featured):

  • AGC Glass Europe
  • Corning Inc.
  • Essex Safety Glass Ltd.
  • Glas Trosch Holding AG
  • Innovative Glass Corporation
  • Ishizuka Glass Company Limited
  • Joh. Sprinz GmbH and Co. KG
  • Morley Glass & Glazing Ltd.
  • Nippon Electric Glass Co., Ltd.
  • Saint Gobain S.A.
Frequently Asked Questions about the Global Market for Antibacterial Glass

What is the estimated value of the Global Market for Antibacterial Glass?

The Global Market for Antibacterial Glass was estimated to be valued at $185.1 Million in 2020.

What is the growth rate of the Global Market for Antibacterial Glass?

The growth rate of the Global Market for Antibacterial Glass is 4.9%, with an estimated value of $258.6 Million by 2027.

What is the forecasted size of the Global Market for Antibacterial Glass?

The Global Market for Antibacterial Glass is estimated to be worth $258.6 Million by 2027.
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  • Bacterial Growth & Contamination: An Omnipresent Issue
  • Interior and Exterior Application of Antibacterial Glass
  • COVID-19 and the Use of Anti-microbial Glass
  • Increased Focus on Health and Hygiene Drives Demand for Antibacterial Glass
  • Hospitals Account for the Largest End-use Market for Anti-bacterial Glass
  • Silver Ions Lead the Anti-Bacterial Glass Market in terms of Active Ingredients
  • Developed Regions Continue to Lead, Developing Nations Turbo Charge Growth


  • Increasing Incidence of Infectious Diseases Fuels Adoption of Antibacterial Glass
  • COVID-19, MERS, Ebola, and TB: Highlight the Need for Antibacterial Glass
  • EXHIBIT 1: COVID-19 Cases Worldwide by Country: As on December 5th, 2020
  • EXHIBIT 2: World Tuberculosis Incidence and Mortality Statistics (in Thousands) by Geographic Region (2018)
  • Increasing Need to Reduce Hospital Acquired Infections Propel Antibacterial Glass Market
  • Trend towards Preventive Healthcare Benefits Antibacterial Glass Market
  • Expanding Applications Drive the Antibacterial Glass Market
  • Health Risks of BPA Drive Demand for Antibacterial Glass Packaging
  • Antimicrobial Nanocoatings Emerge as an Alternative for Traditional Antimicrobial Coatings
  • Applications of Antimicrobial Nanocoatings
  • Growing Aging Population - A Key Demand Driver for Antibacterial Glass
  • EXHIBIT 3: Expanding Elderly Population Worldwide: Breakdown of Number of People Aged 65+ Years in Million by Geographic Region for the Years 2019 and 2030
  • Increasing Prevalence of Chronic & Lifestyle Diseases to Propel Market Growth
  • EXHIBIT 4: Hypertension Prevalence (%) Worldwide by Region in Male and Females Aged 25+ Years
  • EXHIBIT 5: Percentage of Hypertension-Associated Deaths in Various Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD)
  • Increasing Investments in Healthcare Infrastructure Enhance Demand for Antibacterial Glass
  • EXHIBIT 6: World Healthcare Expenditure (In US$ Trillion) for the Years for 2017, 2019, 2021, 2023
  • Rising Demand for Antimicrobial Coated Medical Devices Augurs Well for the Market Growth
  • Stringent Regulations Drive Demand for Antibacterial Glass in the Food Industry
  • EXHIBIT 7: World Population (in Thousands) by Geographic Region for the Years 2019, 2030, 2050, 2100
  • Increasing Demand for Antibacterial Glass in Military Applications
  • Slow Recovery in the Construction Sector to Drive the Antibacterial Glass Market
  • EXHIBIT 8: World Construction Industry (in US$ Trillion) for the Years 2017, 2019 & 2022
  • Corning’s Antimicrobial Gorilla Glass Makes a Breakthrough
  • Journey from Damage-Resistant to Bacteria-Resistant: Evolution of Corning Gorilla Glass
  • Technological Advancements
  • AGC Glass Europe
  • Surface Coating Technology for Glass
  • Self-Cleaning and Virus killing Smartphone Glass
  • Curcumin - An Effective Antibacterial Glass for Food Applications
  • BonAlive Develops BonAlive® Bioactive Glass for Septic Bone Surgery
  • Korean Research Team Develops Low Cost Antibacterial Glass Panels with Iron Nanoparticles
  • ATM Touch Screens to Turn Hygienic with Antimicrobial Corning Gorilla Glass
  • Antibacterial Smart Glass Offers Bacteria-Resistant and Privacy Benefits in Hospitals
  • NovaMin® Bioactive Glass Offers Antibacterial Properties
  • Anti-bacterial Bioactive Glass in Healthcare Sector
  • Antibacterial Bioactive Glass for Bone Reconstruction


  • Increased Awareness of HAI Drives Antibacterial Glass Demand
  • Rise in Hospital-Acquired Infections Propels Growth of Antibacterial Glass
  • Rapidly Ageing Population: A Major Driving Demand for Antibacterial Glass Market
  • EXHIBIT 9: North American Elderly Population by Age Group (1975-2050)
  • Increasing Incidence of Chronic Diseases Drives Focus onto Antibacterial Glass
  • Arthritis
  • EXHIBIT 10: CVD in the US: Cardiovascular Disease* Prevalence in Adults by Gender & Age Group
  • EXHIBIT 11: % of Population Diagnosed with Arthritis by Age Group
  • COVID-19 Pandemic Stalls Construction Activity, Denting Prospects in Antibacterial Glass Market
  • EXHIBIT 12: Number of States Limiting the Construction Industry due to COVID-19 as of April 2020
  • EXHIBIT 13: US Construction Spending in US$ Billion: Jan 2012 - Jan 2020
  • Housing Projects Scenario
  • EXHIBIT 14: Key Indicators for US Residential Construction Market
  • Market Analytics
  • Impact of COVID-19 on Construction Industry
  • Market Analytics
  • Increasing Rate of HAIs and Food Poisoning Stimulate Antibacterial Glass Market
  • Ageing Population to Drive Demand for Antibacterial Glass Market
  • EXHIBIT 15: European Population by Age Group (2016, 2030 & 2050): Percentage Share Breakdown by Age Group for 0-14, 15-64, and 65 & Above
  • Recovery in Construction Activity Post COVID-19 Pandemic to Sustain Growth in Demand
  • Market Analytics

  • Total Companies Profiled: 47
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