Antibacterial Glass Market size worth over $355 million by 2026

According to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc., the Antibacterial Glass Market size is set to surpass USD 355 million by 2026.

Antibacterial glass from hospital application is likely to grow with a CAGR of over 8% through 2026 owing to increasing application of antibacterial glass in hospitals, oncology, haematology and geriatric units, burns units, isolation rooms, and sterilization rooms. Clinics, infirmaries, and maternity units that are usually damp and prone to bacterial and fungal development are more likely to use antibacterial glass, which will propel the market demand.


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The antimicrobial action of the active ingredients such as silver ions, copper ions among several other innovative active ingredients inside the glass eliminates 99.9% of all bacteria that form on glass surface and also prevent the spread of fungi which is likely to foster antibacterial glass market share primarily from hospitals application segment.

Adoption of alternative antibacterial products such as coatings, sheets, and new types of antibacterial glass powders which are composed of zinc are applied in the formation of hermetic seals, insulating films, coatings are projected to hamper antibacterial glass market. The new types are advantageous in providing anti-bacterial performance as compared to conventional antibacterial glass, containing silver ions as active ingredient indicates high threat for the market growth from the competitive innovative products.

Browse key industry insights spread across 120 pages with 92 market data tables and 17 figures & charts from the report, “Antibacterial Glass Market, By Application (Hospitals, Food & Beverage, Military Equipment, Household/Residential), By Active Ingredient (Silver), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Price Trends, Growth Potential, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2020 – 2026” in detail along with the table of contents:

Increasing adoption of copper ions as active ingredients to foster market share.

Copper is another active ingredient which is widely used on account of its high antimicrobial efficacy, including its ability to destroy the ESKAPE group of pathogens and superbugs. A good hygiene practices are the base for infection control and destroying bacteria and fungus from the glass surfaces with metallic copper reduces the bioburden and lower the risk of infection.

Copper’s multiple mechanisms of action, which include the ability to destroy plasmid and genomic DNA, offer longstanding antimicrobial efficacy against pathogens such as antibiotic-resistant superbugs, thereby driving the demand for copper as an active ingredient from antibacterial glass market manufacturers.

Silver ion is traditionally used as an active ingredient for antibacterial applications. Antibacterial glass manufacturers use different process which involves diffusing silver ions in glass’s upper layers. The silver ions destroy the bacteria when it comes in contact by disrupting their division mechanism and disabling their metabolism. Greater performance of the silver ion as an antibacterial ingredient indicates high penetration in the antibacterial glass market.

“As per industry forecasts, silver as an active ingredient is likely to grow with CAGR of 7.5% through 2026 pertaining to increased product penetration of silver ions in antibacterial glasses due to its superior performance in destroying bacteria’s and fungus”

Rising demand for antibacterial glass from hospitals, households along with several other applications is likely to boost market demand in Europe

Europe accounted for the largest revenue share in antibacterial glass market and is likely to grow with CAGR of around 8% by the end of 2026 owing to rising demand from application industries. Rising penetration of the product in pharmacies and laboratories, rest homes, showers and bathrooms, health spas, sports halls, swimming pools along with several other applications such as canteens, toilets, waiting rooms which are damp and prone to bacterial infections is likely to boost European market share.

Growing demand for antibacterial glasses as a comprehensive interior design solution for wall covering, partitions, double glazing with a bactericidal effect is likely to propel market growth over the projected time period. Antibacterial glasses can be used as a barrier glazing, in the division into two rooms, one of which requires extremely high levels of sterility. For example, an intensive care unit, wherein antibacterial glass can be used for interior walls to ensure maximum hygiene, and even for antibacterial mirror, which will drive the industry growth in the region.

Industry players are rapidly introducing innovative products and application potential in an attempt to boost product demand in post corona economy. The diverse application scope of antibacterial glass covering pharmacies, medical centers, drugstores, spa centers, clinics and hospitals is projected to boost the antibacterial glass market share.

“As per industry forecasts, Europe is likely to surpass USD 225 million by the end of 2026 owing to rapid adoption in healthcare facilities and increasing awareness related to hospital acquitted infections”

Industry players in antibacterial glass industry are rapidly engaged in new product development to further strengthen their market position. Manufacturers are also expanding their product portfolio by using cost efficient and environment friendly active ingredients to stay competitive in post corona economy. Key players in market include AGC Glass Europe, Saint-Gobain, Corning, Essex, BÜFA Glas, Archello, Ishizuka and Sprinz.

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