North America Acid-Etched Glass Market Research Report: By Type (Low-e Coated, Patterned, Anti-Slip, Plain), Thickness (4 mm, 5 mm, 6 mm, 8 mm, 10 mm, 12 mm), Size (1.35 Meter Square, 3.15 Meter Square, 6.25 Meter Square), Application (Doors, Windows, Partition Walls, Shelves, Railings), End User (Residential, Commercial) - Industry Analysis and Growth Forecast to 2030

  • Published: March 2021
  • Report Code: CP12156
  • Available Format: PDF
  • Pages: 102

North America Acid-Etched Glass Market Overview

The North American acid-etched glass market accounted for $237.3 million revenue in 2020, and it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.5% during the forecast period (2021–2030). Major factors responsible for the market growth include surging urban population, growing preference for high-end products, and increasing construction activities in both residential and commercial sectors. Moreover, hike in disposable income of consumers has also resulted in growing adoption of luxury items, such as décor-enhancing products and bathroom setups, which further paves the way for acid-etched glass products, in the region.

The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted the North American acid-etched glass market. This is mainly due to the stringent confinement measures taken by the U.S. and Canadian governments, which include nationwide lockdowns and border closures, to curtail the spread of the disease. This pandemic has led to the temporary factory shutdown, supply chain disruption, and labor shortage, which, in turn, affected every industry, including this market.

North America Acid-Etched Glass Market Outlook

Increasing Disposable Income Helping Plain Acid-Etched Glass Category to Dominate the Market

Based on type, the plain acid-etched glass category held the largest revenue share in the North American acid-etched glass market in 2020, and is expected to retain its position in coming years. This is attributed to the growing privacy concerns and the rising disposable income of the consumers in the region.

Due to Cost-Effectiveness, 4 mm Category Generated Highest Revenue in 2020

Based on thickness, the 4 mm category generated the highest revenue in the North American acid-etched glass market in 2020. This is majorly attributed to the high usage of 4 mm acid-etched glass for making windows, which are widely used in residential and commercial complexes, and its cost-effectiveness as compared to other types.

Due to the Multiple Applications, 1.35-Meter-Square Category Led the Market in the Historical Period

In 2020, based on size, the 1.35-meter-square category held the largest revenue share in North American acid-etched glass. This is due to its usage in 4 mm and 5 mm thickness glass applications, which are highly demanded in window panes, table tops, and others.

Installation of Windows in Residential and Commercial Setups, Supported Domination of Windows Category

The windows category held the largest share, based on application, in the North American acid-etched glass market, in 2020. This is majorly due to the fact that all residential and commercial setups consist of several windows and doors. Since there is a considerable rise in the construction of residential and commercial complexes in the region, the demand for acid-etched glass products required in windows of these buildings is increasing.

Residential Category to Generate Highest Revenue, Owing to Rising Population Base

Based on end user, the residential category is expected to hold the largest share in 2030 in the North American acid-etched glass market. This can be majorly ascribed to the increasing population base and the rising urbanization in the region. With the huge population base, there would be high construction activities in the residential sector, which, in turn, will lead to high demand for acid-etched glass in North America.

Rising Disposable Income Bolsters Market Growth in the U.S.

The U.S. accounted for larger share in the North American acid-etched glass market in 2020. This is mainly attributed to the expanding construction industry and the rising disposable income, which has further resulted in increasing consumers’ spending on home and office aesthetics, in the country.

North America Acid-Etched Glass Market Geographical Insight

Rising Adoption of Etched Decorative Glass Windows and Doors Is Key Market Trend

Inclination toward using various textures, shades, or gradients in glass has attracted many commercial and residential users to adopt etched glass for decorative purposes. The etched decorative glass also provides a wide range of opacities and gradients, as per the need; offers security from external environment; cuts down flame, heat, and glare; improves lighting; enhances aesthetic appearance, and prevents harmful ultraviolet radiations to penetrate. Hence, the rapid surge in demand for decorative glass using acid-etching process has pushed the market growth. Furthermore, increasing applications of this glass, especially in shopping complex, shop front, airport, and hospital, have offers lucrative opportunities to players operating in the North American acid-etched glass market.

North America Acid-Etched Glass Market Drivers

Growing Urbanization in the Region

The growing urbanization in the region is one of the key factors driving the growth of the North American acid-etched glass market. The demand for acid-etched glass has exhibited a sharp rise, owing to the growing population. There has been relatively higher growth in urban population over the rural population. According to the World Population Prospects 2019, the global population was around 7.7 billion in mid-2019, which is expected to reach 8.5 billion by 2030, 9.7 billion by 2050, and 10.9 billion by 2100. North America being the most urbanized region, with around 82% population living in urban areas. Similarly, according to the, in 2018, around 268,786,714 people lived in urban areas, which increased up to 273,975,139 in 2020, which accounted for about 83% of the total population of the U.S.

Owing to the rapid urbanization in the region, there has been surge in investment for residential and commercial infrastructure. Moreover, increase in disposable income of residents of the region has boosted the sales of glassware items for decoration purposes. For instance, according to the United States Disposable Personal Income data by Trading Economics, the disposable income of people in the U.S. in 2019 was $16,451.2, which rose up to $16,565.4 in 2020. Similarly, disposable income of individuals in Canada rose to $27,274.7 in 2020 from $23,952.0 in 2019. Thus, these factors will increase the demand for decorated glassware, specifically acid-etched glasses, in coming years, which will fuel the growth of the acid-etched glass market in North America.

North America Acid-Etched Glass Market Report Coverage
Report Attribute Details
Historical Years 2014-2020
Forecast Years 2021-2030
Base Year (2020) Market Size $237.3 million
Forecast Period (2021-2030) CAGR 5.5%
Report Coverage Market Trends; Revenue Estimation and Forecast; Segmentation Analysis; Country Breakdown; Competitive Benchmarking; Company Profiling
Market Size by Segments By Size; By Type; By Application; By End User; By Thickness; By Country
Market Size of Geographies U.S.; Canada
Secondary Sources and References (Partial List) American Architectural Manufacturers Association; American Scientific Glassblowing Society; California Retailers Association; Glass Association of North America; Glass Manufacturing Industry Council; Home Improvement Research Institute; National Glass Association; North American Retail Hardware Association; Retail Council of Canada; Retail Industry Leaders Association; U.S. Census Bureau; United Nations Conference on Trade and Development


Growth in Tourism and Hospitality Industry

The growth in the tourism and hospitality industry is another key driving factor for the acid-etched glass market in North America. For instance, according to a report by the U.S. Travel Association, the domestic travel in the country increased by 1.7% in 2019, accounted for a total of 2.3 billion person-trips. With the growth in the industry, the number of hotels and resorts has also surged, thus creating a high demand for acid-etched glass in the region.

Key Players in North America Acid-Etched Glass Market Include:

  • Bear Glass
  • Guardian Industries Holdings LLC
  • OcuGlass LLC
  • Walker Glass Company Ltd.
  • Cosmopolitan Glass INC.
  • General Glass International
  • Dillmeier Glass Company
  • Asahi Kasei Corporation
  • Compagnie de Saint-Gobain S.A.

North America Acid-Etched Glass Market Size Breakdown by Segments

The North America acid-etched glass market report offers comprehensive market segmentation analysis along with market estimation for the period 2014-2030.

Based on Type

  • Low-e Coated
  • Patterned
  • Anti-Slip
  • Plain

Based on Thickness

  • 4 mm
  • 5 mm
  • 6 mm
  • 8 mm
  • 10 mm
  • 12 mm

Based on Size

  • 1.35 Meter Square
  • 3.15 Meter Square
  • 6.25 Meter Square

Based on Application

  • Doors
  • Windows
  • Partition Walls
  • Shelves
  • Railings

Based on End User

  • Residential
  • Commercial

Geographical Analysis

  • U.S.
  • Canada
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