Ceramic Inks Market, By Printing Technology (Digital, Analog), By Application (Ceramic Tiles, Archit

Published Date: | Report Code : MT2058819


The Global Ceramic Inks Market is estimated at USD 2.49 billion in 2019 and is expected to reach USD 4.25 billion, growing at a CAGR of 6.1% during the forecast period. Increased demand in the building & construction industry especially in the commercial ceramic tile printing segment is expected to fuel the ceramic inks market during the forecast period.

Ceramic Inks MarketCeramic Inks Market

Ceramic inks comprise a pigment mixture (metal oxides and salts) and finely ground pieces of glass called frit. By suspending a mixture of pigments & frits in an appropriate solvent, the consistency of the ceramic inks is preserved. For decorating ceramic tiles, plain glasses, hollow glasses or food containers, ceramic inks are extensively used. Ceramic inks can aid in achieving various effects such as high-definition & detailed patterns of natural products such as timber, stone, and complex mosaics, recurring geometric and uneven patterns, floral designs, metallic effects, and reproductions of photographed images.

Ceramic Inks Market

Ceramic Inks Market

The building & construction industry is the primary end-user of ceramic inks. Ceramic inks are used on ceramic tiles which are utilized in building and construction activities. Typically, these tiles are used to decorate rooms and restrooms. Ceramic inks are used for printing on ceramic tiles of miscellaneous designs. These inks are water-resistant, as well as resistant from several other liquids. They are therefore widely used for printing on ceramic tiles. In the construction industry, large quantities of glass are used to paint different elements within buildings. Ceramic inks are used for glass printing designs. Ceramic glass's weather-resistant characteristics make it an optimal material for printing designs on decorative glass. During the forecast period, the tendency to use inlaid ceramic tiles and glass in buildings is anticipated to remain consistent. This, in essence, is expected to increase the construction industry's demand for ceramic inks.

After analog printing technology, digital printing technology was developed. The digital printing technology has, however, succeeded in replacing analog printing technology and becoming the biggest technology used in the printing of ceramic products such as tableware and ceramics. Research and development in digital printing technology have gradually rendered it accessible for purposes such as ceramic grids, tableware, and glass printing. Digital printing technology's percentage share in the market has grown as its applications have increased. Digital technology enables the printing of products of a wide range of colors, blends, patterns, and textures. The capacity to feed complex designs into the computer system also enables significantly, in the development of complicated designs.

Due to intense demand from the construction, automotive and packaging industries, Asia Pacific was the largest and fastest-growing ceramic inks market in 2018 and is expected to dominate the market over the projection era. Due to the growing building & renovation industry and packaging sector, North America was the second biggest ceramic inks market in 2018 and is anticipated to show significant growth during the forecast period. Due to high demand from the building & renovation, automotive and packaging sectors, Europe is projected to be one of the major markets for ceramic inks and is anticipated to see robust growth over the forecast period. The Middle East is anticipated to be one of the fastest-growing ceramic inks market owing to strong demand from continuing government-led infrastructure initiatives to thrive in the tourism industry.

Key Factors Impacting the Growth of Ceramic Inks Market:

    • Increased demand in the construction sector due to the high demand for ceramic tiles.
    • Increasing demand for ceramic floral designs & patterns in the commercial sector.
    • Favorable government regulations towards the use of ceramic inks.

Key Developments in the Ceramic Inks Market:

    • In 2017, Ferro Corporation announced the acquisition of Endeca Group, a global producer of high-value coatings and key raw materials for the ceramic tile market. Endeca produces frits and glazes, digital inks and colors used in the manufacture of a broad range of ceramic products, including tile, tableware, and sanitaryware.
    • In 2017, Ferro Corporation acquired a majority share in Gardenia Quimica inc., which a global manufacturer of ceramic inks & supplies the ceramic tile market.
    • In 2018, Ferro Corporation acquired quimiCer, a Spanish ceramic inks manufacturer. With an active presence in more than 25 countries, quimiCer helps extend the worldwide reach of Ferro products for ceramic tile applications. Its extensive product range includes frits, varnishes, silk-screen printing pastes, crushed frits, pellets, atomized varnishes, and ceramic colors, as well as pigmented inks for digital printing on ceramic tiles.

What Does This Report Provide?

This report provides a detailed understanding of the global ceramic inks market from qualitative and quantitative perspectives during the forecast period. The report also provides dynamic indicators with a potential impact on the market during the forecast period and an in-depth analysis of the leading companies operating in the ceramic inks market.

Market Segmentation:

By Printing Technology:

    • Analog
    • Digital

By Application:

    • Ceramic Tiles
    • Architectural Glass
    • Automotive Glass
    • Others

By End-Use Industry:

    • Automotive
    • Packaging
    • Aerospace and Defense
    • Electronics
    • Energy
    • Others

By Region:

    • North America
      • By Country (US, Canada, Mexico)
      • By Printing Technology
      • By Application
      • By End-User Industry
    • Western Europe
      • By Country (Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Rest of Western Europe)
      • By Printing Technology
      • By Printing Technology
      • By Application
      • By End-User Industry
    • Eastern Europe
      • By Country (Russia, Turkey, Rest of Eastern Europe)
      • By Printing Technology
      • By Application
      • By End-User Industry
    • Asia Pacific
      • By Country (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Rest of Asia Pacific)
      • By Printing Technology
      • By Application
      • By End-User Industry
    • Middle East
      • By Country (UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Iran, Rest of Middle East)
      • By Printing Technology
      • By Application
      • By End-User Industry
    • Rest of the World
      • By Region (South America, Africa)
      • By Printing Technology
      • By Application
      • By End-User Industry

Companies Covered:

Major Companies profiled in the report which are key players in the global ceramic inks market are Ferro Corporation, Zschimmer & Schwarz, Torrecid Group, FRITTA, Colorbbia Italia S.p.A., Sicer S.p.A, Esmalglass - Itaca Grupo, Sun Chemical, Kao Chimigraf, and Tecglass.

Years Considered In The Study

Historic Year

2016, 2017

Base Year


Forecast Period


CAGR % (2019-2028)


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