According to a new market research report “Laboratory Glassware Market by Product (Glassware (Pipette, Flasks, Containers, Petri Dishes, Slides), Plasticware (Pipette, Laboratory Beakers, Racks, Storage Boxes)), End User (Diagnostic Center, Pharmaceuticals) – Forecast to 2020”, published by MarketsandMarkets, The market is expected to reach USD 6.0 Billion by 2020 from USD 4.99 Billion in 2015, growing at a CAGR of 3.7%.
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A number of factors such as increasing demand for plasticware, cost-effectiveness of plasticware, and technological advancements in plasticware are driving the market growth. On the other hand, the brittle nature of glass (resulting in low preference for glassware) and lack of funds (resulting in fewer research activities, thus affecting both glassware and plasticware markets) are the major market restraints. Specialty glass, however, is expected to offer growth opportunities for laboratory glassware market players during the forecast period.
In this report, the market is broadly segmented into glassware products, plasticware products, end users, and regions.
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Laboratory Glassware Products:
The laboratory glassware market is segmented into pipettes and pipette tips, storage containers, beakers, flasks, and petri dishes. The pipettes and pipette tips segment is expected to account for the largest share of the laboratory glassware industry in 2015. Glass pipettes are easy to autoclave, owing to which they are widely used in academic institutes and research laboratories.
Laboratory Plasticware Products:
The plasticware market is segmented into pipettes and pipette tips, storage containers, beakers, and flasks. The pipette and pipette tips segment is expected to account for the largest share of this market and is expected to witness the highest growth during the forecast period. Plastic pipettes are breakage-free and do not chip when handling hazardous chemicals and chemical substances.
End Users of Laboratory Glassware and Plasticware Products:
Based on end users, the Laboratory Glassware Market is segmented into research and academic institutes, contract research organizations, hospitals and diagnostic centers, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, and food and beverage industry. Research and academic institutes are the largest end users of laboratory glassware and plasticware as of 2015. The large share of this end-user segment can be attributed to the increasing demand of glassware and plasticware in research and academic institutes as a result of a high focus on the development of innovative products.
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North America and ASIA PACIFIC to Dominate the Industry:
North America is expected to account for more than 40% of the Laboratory Glassware Market in 2015. In this region, R&D studies make use of laboratory glassware and plasticware on a large scale, which is a major factor responsible for the large share of North America in this market. However, in the coming years, the Asia-Pacific market is expected to witness the highest growth owing to the rising outsourcing activities in research and manufacturing as a result of low costs and access to skilled labor in this region.
Key Market Players:
Major players in laboratory glassware industry include Corning, Inc. (U.S.), Eppendorf AG (Germany), Sartorius AG (Germany), and Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. (U.S.).