According to a recent market study published by Growth Market Reports, titled, “Glass-lined Equipment Market by Type, by Application, and by Region: Size, Share, Trends and Opportunity Analysis, 2016-2031”, the market was valued at US$ 813.40 Million in 2022 and is anticipated to grow at a growth rate of 5.9% by the year 2031.

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The term "glass-lined" refers to the glass coating or lining to the internal surface of an equipment, which offers a robust and corrosion-resistant surface. Typically, it is used in operations such as the synthesis of chemicals, foods, medicines, dyes and pigments, and other delicate materials. This glass coating protects processed materials from contamination and provides outstanding resistance to a wide range of corrosive agents. Glass-lined equipment is resistant to corrosion and prevents contamination from dissolved metals or alloys that dissolve into metal parts. This equipment is simpler to clean than unlined equipment and has the ability to withstand a wide variety of operating conditions. It is quite expensive than unlined equipment due to its longer service life. Thus, it usually proves to be more economical.

The Glass-lined Equipment Market has been fragmented based on by Type and by Application. By Type, the Glass-lined Equipment Market is categorized as glass-lined reactors, glass-lined storage tanks, glass-lined heat exchanger, glass-lined agitator, glass-lined evaporators, glass-lined columns, and others. In terms of Application, the market is categorized as chemicals & petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, food & beverage, and others. Based on the region, market is segmented into North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Middle East & Africa.

Key factors that are anticipated to fuel the demand for Glass-lined Equipment Market during the forecast period are the expansion of chemical and pharmaceutical industries. The chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturing industries have been registering exponential growth over the years and now account for a growing share of industry value added in overall economic output. A growing world population and the increasing focus on health and healthy lifestyles surge the demand for medicines. Additionally, rising investments in R&D in these industries provide immense growth opportunities.

The outbreak of Coronavirus disease in 2019 (COVID-19) restrained the global economy, created global interdependence, and challenged the governments of various nations. Glass-lined equipment manufacturers faced operational challenges, due to lockdowns, social distancing, and workforce disruptions. These factors reduced production output. The outbreak of COVID-19 is an unsurpassed public health emergency that affected almost every industry. The long-term effects of the pandemic are expected to hamper various industries during the forecast period, especially across the US and countries across Eastern Europe, the European Union, and Eastern & Central Asia. The pandemic disrupted the global supply chain of the glass-lined equipment market. Manufacturing facilities have faced temporary closures due to labor shortages, transportation challenges, and lack of timely supply of raw materials, which significantly delayed the production and delivery of glass-lined equipment. The closures of end-use industries, such as chemical, pharmaceutical, and food and beverage, have decreased the demand for glass-lined equipment.

As per growth market reports industry analyst Partha Paul, “The glass-lined equipment plays a crucial role in the chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturing industries to ensure safety, efficiency, and product quality. These expanding industries are heavily adopting glass-lined equipment due to its advantages, such as corrosion resistance and purity assurance. Therefore, the demand for this equipment is rising on a large scale followed by the exponential growth in chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturing in developed and developing economies.

A supply chain is a network between a company and its suppliers to manufacture and distribute particular products to the final buyers. This network includes different activities, information, entities, people, and resources. Various raw materials, such as iron, steel, glass, and metals, are used for manufacturing glass-lined equipment. These materials are shipped to manufacturers to be processed further. Raw materials are inspected in this phase to ensure the quality of products. The manufacturing of glass-lined steel equipment involves three steps, including production of the glass, steel fabrication, and combining the glass and steel. Quality checks are performed throughout the process by manufacturers to ensure the quality of the product. These products are then supplied to the distributors. Distributors are mediators in the supply chain who store finished products in large inventories. They directly obtain the products from the manufacturers and pass them midstream. These distributors sell products to the end-users through direct and indirect distribution channels, as well as provide access to a wide range of products and options.

Key Takeaways from the Study:

  • The players in the Glass-lined Equipment Market include 3V Tech S.p.A, Büchi AG, Standard Glass Lining Technology Pvt.Ltd., Tanglian Heavy Industry Group Co., Ltd., ZIBO CHEMICAL EQUIPMENT PLANT, Shimi Azar Jam Co., and others held a major market share of the Glass-lined Equipment Market in the year 2022.

  • Based on Type, the Glass-lined Equipment Market is categorized into glass-lined reactors, glass-lined storage tanks, glass-lined heat exchanger, glass-lined agitator, glass-lined evaporators, glass-lined columns, and others. The glass-lined reactors segment held market share of 55.4% in 2022. These reactors are secured against corrosion and have electrical & thermal insulation provided by a glass liner. Glass-lined reactors are dependable and adaptable as well as provide safe and efficient chemical processes.

  • Based on Application, the Glass-lined Equipment Market is categorized into chemicals & petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, food & beverage, others. The chemicals & petrochemicals segment held 48.0% share of the market in 2022. Glass-lined equipment is highly resistant to a wide range of chemicals, including acids, alkalis, and organic solvents. This makes it an ideal choice for use in the chemicals & petrochemicals industry.

  • In terms of regions, the Glass-lined Equipment Market markets are divided into North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. The Asia Pacific market is expected to expand at a CAGR of 7.2% during the projected period, due to the increased demand from the chemical and pharmaceutical industries in the region. Strong up-coming CAPEX in the pharmaceutical & chemical industries in Asia Pacific nations such as China and India as well as planned capacity expansion by key glass-lined equipment manufacturers boost the Asia Pacific glass-lined equipment market significantly. The market is expected to be worth USD 1,346.74 Million in 2031, driven by strong expansion in the pharmaceutical, chemical, and agro-chemical industries. In recognition of India's low-cost of pharmaceutical production in with respect to the rest of the world, there is a surge in the demand for glass-lined equipment in India.

Report Scope:

Report Metric


Market Value in 2022

US$ 813.40 Million

Market Growth Rate (from 2023 to 2031)


Historical Data

2016 – 2021

Base Year


Forecast Period

2023 – 2031

Units Considered

Value (US$ Million)

Market Segments

By Type, By Application, And By Region

Key Companies Profiled

3V Tech S.p.A, Büchi AG, Standard Glass Lining Technology Pvt.Ltd., Tanglian Heavy Industry Group Co., Ltd., ZIBO CHEMICAL EQUIPMENT PLANT, Shimi Azar Jam Co., and others

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Target Audience:

  • Supply-side: Manufacturer and distributors.

  • Demand Side: Chemical industry; Pharmaceutical industry; Food and Beverage Industry, and Others.

  • Regulatory Side: Concerned government authorities, and other approval regulatory bodies.

  • Associations and Industry Bodies: Foreign Direct Investment, Gulf Cooperation Council