The global quartz sand for glass manufacturing market is highly influenced by the demand for glass from the food and beverage industry as most of the manufacturers pack alcoholic beverages in glass bottles or containers. The key factor behind this is that glass has The packaging preserves the original taste and quality of the drink's interior. Based on this important factor, the global quartz sand for the glass manufacturing market is expected to register a CAGR of 4.6% during the forecast period 2022-2029.
Key Information of the Quartz Sand for Glass Manufacturing Market
The demand for quartz sand for glass is expected to increase substantially owing to the increase in per capita consumption and purchasing power, as well as the growing awareness of the importance of hygiene in food packaging.
Increasing glass manufacturing activities in developing countries is expected to positively impact the growth of quartz sand for the glass manufacturing market.
East Asia holds a prominent share in the global glass-making quartz sand market owing to the increasing application of glass in various end-use industries in the region.
Increasing consumption of glass for food packaging and photovoltaic cells for solar packaging is expected to drive the growth of quartz sand for the glass manufacturing market. In addition, glass has a wide range of applications in construction, automotive, pharmaceutical, scientific instrumentation, and analytical research, as well as cookware and utensils.
The efforts of glass manufacturing companies to introduce new and innovative production technologies to meet the growing global demand for glass are expected to provide numerous opportunities for players in the quartz sand for glass manufacturing market.
The growing demand for glass in several end-use industries is expected to create significant growth and expansion opportunities for quartz sand suppliers/manufacturers and contribute to the overall growth of the global quartz sand for glass manufacturing market.
Figure 1 The quartz sand in the glass manufacturing market
Growing consumer preference for glass containers drives the market growth
Products packaged in glass containers have enhanced visual appeal, as well as the transparency of the glass, allowing manufacturers to showcase the premium quality of their products. Glass is a versatile material in the manufacture of containers, from which containers can be made in a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes.
Furthermore, manufacturers in the food and beverage industry prefer to use glass containers, and hence, the food and beverage industry accounts for a considerable share in terms of volume compared to other applications in the global quartz sand for glass manufacturing market. By 2020, this segment will account for more than one-third of the global market share of quartz sand for glass manufacturing.
These factors are expected to positively influence the growth of the global quartz sand for glass manufacturing market in the coming years.
The quartz sand market is moving towards consolidation
The quartz sand for glass manufacturing market is significantly driven and dominated by a small number of players with extensive R&D capabilities. Manufacturers in Global Quartz Sand Market: US Silica, Imerys Refractory Materials, Sibelco, Fairmount Santrols, Badger Mining, and JLD Minerals. These players focus on joint ventures, partnerships, and collaborations to build their product expertise, and enhance market dominance.
Classification of Quartz Sand for the Glass
1. By application area:
Flat glass, fiberglass, glass containers, special technology, tableware glass.
2. By end use:
Food & Beverage Packaging, Industrial, Pharmaceutical, Scientific Instrumentation & Analytical Research, Construction, Automotive, Cookware & Utensils.
3. By purity:
High purity, ultra-high purity.
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