Optical glass is a fundamental assumption made by optical designers. Optical glass is an amorphous solid material, which is transparent and used for practical, technological, and decorative usages. It is used as a thermal insulator, reinforcement material, container material for environmental protection, aesthetic, building supplies, and for optical device systems. Optical glass is majorly used in consumer optics, which allows more light to transmit through lenses or glasses with elimination of reflection, thereby improving the clarity in vision.
Global Optical Glass market size will increase to Million US$ by 2025, from Million US$ in 2017, at a CAGR of during the forecast period. In this study, 2017 has been considered as the base year and 2018 to 2025 as the forecast period to estimate the market size for Optical Glass. The global optical glass market is segmented on the basis of type, application, and geography. Based on type, the market is bifurcated into colorless and colored optical glasses. By supply form, it is divided into plate, round plate, worked rod, prisms, and others.
Rapid economic growth and rise in disposable income have led to increased adoption of consumer electronics such as smart phones, tablets, laptops, computers, TVs, TFT, and LED screens in emerging economies such as India, China, and Brazil, which boosts the demand for optical glass. The electronics equipment production of world in 2014 was approximately $2 trillion, which fueled the demand for optical glass in electronics & semiconductor sector. However, volatility in prices of raw materials hampers the market growth.
Optical glass finds applications in medical devices such as diagnostics & surgical tools and therapeutics, which is expected to provide potential growth opportunities for the market.