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Laboratory Glassware and Plasticware Market Size, Share Global Analysis Report, 2022 – 2030

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Laboratory Glassware and Plasticware Market Size, Share, Growth Analysis Report By Product Type (Plasticware (Beakers, Storage Boxes, Flasks, Funnels, Measuring Cylinders, and Others), and Glassware (Beakers, Pipettes, Test Tubes, Burettes, Flasks, and Others), By End-User (Hospitals & Diagnostic Centers, Food & Beverage Industry, Research Centers, Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology Companies, and Others), and By Region - Global and Regional Industry Insights, Overview, Comprehensive Analysis, Trends, Statistical Research, Market Intelligence, Historical Data and Forecast 2022 – 2030

Industry Insights

[216+ Pages Report] According to the report published by Facts Factors, the global laboratory glassware and plasticware market size was worth around USD 6.12 billion in 2021 and is predicted to grow to around USD 7.52 billion by 2030 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of roughly 3.45% between 2022 and 2030. The report analyzes the global laboratory glassware and plasticware market drivers, restraints/challenges, and the effect they have on the demands during the projection period. In addition, the report explores emerging opportunities in the laboratory glassware and plasticware market.

Global Laboratory Glassware and Plasticware Market

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logoMarket Overview

Laboratory glassware and plasticware equipment are essential parts of a fully functional and resourceful laboratory as research units may not be able to function without the use of these devices. Glassware items are found in abundance in laboratories and come in various shapes or sizes. Plasticware products are currently deemed as more cost-effective and sustainable substitutes for glassware as they are low in maintenance but certain experiments can still only be conducted using glassware. There are multiple reasons that support this statement. For instance, glass exhibits inert properties which means that it does not chemically react with the components in the glassware thus avoiding any selection in the final outcome of any chemical reaction conducted in laboratories.

Since glassware is transparent, the reactions, quantity, and other aspects of the solutions can be easily monitored and they are also protected from high heat as glassware in laboratories is relatively resistant to high temperatures. Different types of glassware are used in labs. Plasticware in such units refers to various devices made of different types of plastics and used extensively for research purposes. They are easy to clean and exhibit high endurance and do not break easily as compared to glassware making them an ideal choice for certain types of experiments.

logoKey Insights

  • As per the analysis shared by our research analyst, the global packaging machine market is estimated to grow annually at a CAGR of around 7.35% over the forecast period (2022-2030)
  • In terms of revenue, the global packaging machine market size was valued at around USD 47 billion in 2021 and is projected to reach USD 82.1 billion, by 2030.
  • The market is projected to grow at a significant rate due to growing research activities across industries
  • Based on product type channel segmentation, glassware was predicted to show maximum market share in the year 2021
  • Based on end-user segmentation, research centers were the leading user in 2021
  • On the basis of region, North America was the leading revenue generator in 2021

Global Laboratory Glassware and Plasticware Market

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logo Growth Drivers

  • Growing investment in research to propel market growth

One of the most influential factors in the global laboratory glassware and plasticware market is the increasing research activities across industries. Research & innovation are critical to further development in the world as the absence of these two activities can bring the world to a standstill. Some of the major industries that invest a large number of resources in research are pharmaceutical, healthcare, and food & beverages (F&B). In the expanding cosmetics industry, it is impossible for a company to launch even a small product in the live market without conducting research and showcasing the result to regulatory bodies.

Only after the corporation has received the necessary approvals, the product can be sold to the end consumers. There is always a chance that the products can be recalled if even after becoming life, the regulatory bodies find evidence that the product is harmful to the users. For instance, in October 2022, Unilever recalled a popular range of its 19 dry shampoo products because of growing concern over the presence of elevated levels of a cancer-reinforcing agent called benzene. All the products produced before October 2021 have been stopped from being sold in the market.

logo Restraints

  • Growing plastic pollution to restrict market expansion

There is growing demand to shift from plastic-based products to more environmentally-friendly options. Even though the plastics used to create the equipment are of high quality and exhibit long shelf life, after a certain time, they have to be discarded to bring in new products. As per estimate laboratories are responsible for producing 15 times of plastic waste generated by one person and the sturdiness of the equipment that makes them desirable in laboratory settings becomes a major problem when dealing with disposing of the product. Since a sturdy plastic container can take more than 400 years to completely decompose.

logo Opportunities

  • Growing innovation in the F&B sector to provide market growth opportunities

The global laboratory glassware and plasticware market is anticipated to register a high CAGR driven by the increasing innovation activities in the F&B sector for which setting up laboratories is one of the primary tasks that have to be done before setting up manufacturing units. Food & beverages are highly regulated and every country has its own set of rules that define if the product is suitable for the regional market. In 2011, Nestle, one of the globe’s largest food manufacturing companies bought Prometheus Laboratory at a cost of USD 567 million to help it develop food products for patients that have metabolic concerns.

logo Challenges

  • High cost of glassware to act as a challenge during the growth phase

The global market is anticipated to witness challenges in handling the increasing cost of laboratory glassware. These equipment are specially made with custom glass and undergo a long process to attain the right accuracy needed for laboratory settings. Due to this, the end cost of the products is really high making them a huge investment for small-sized laboratories.

logoSegmentation Analysis

The global laboratory glassware and plasticware market is segmented based on product type, end-user, and region

Based on product type, the global market is segmented as plasticware and glassware. The former segment is further divided into beakers, storage boxes, flasks, funnels, measuring cylinders, and others while the latter is divided into beakers, pipettes, test tubes, burettes, flasks, and others.

In 2021, the global market witnessed the highest growth in the glass segment due to high product penetration. Plasticware is slowly gaining more traction over glassware due to its cost-effectiveness. Borosilicate glasses are the most commonly used glasses for laboratories since they exhibit low expansion, however, they are expensive due to the production process involved. Glassware made of borosilicate can handle a temperature up to 400°C but for a short time.

Based on end-user, the global market divisions are hospitals & diagnostic centers, food & beverage industry, research centers, pharmaceutical & biotechnology companies, and others. The global market registered the highest growth in the research centers segment followed by pharmaceutical & biotechnology companies. For any research unit, equipment is the most important part of the inventory. As per the US Congressional Budget Office, more than USD 83 billion was allocated to the pharmaceutical industry for research & development.

logoRecent Developments:

  • In March 2022, Globe Scientific, a US-based company, unveiled new glassware for laboratories with superior-grade packaging designed to meet the requirements of professionals and suppliers
  • In November 2021, Tarsons, a laboratory plasticware maker, was anticipated to become India’s first company to enter the global cell culture and polymerase chain reaction market

logoReport Scope

Report Attribute


Market Size in 2021

USD 6.12 Billion

Projected Market Size in 2030

USD 7.52 Billion

CAGR Growth Rate

3.45% CAGR

Base Year


Forecast Years


Key Market Players

Eppendorf AG, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Sartorius AG, Technosklo Ltd, Duran Group, Crystalgen Inc., and others.

Key Segment

By Product Type, End-User, and Region

Major Regions Covered

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East &, Africa

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logo Regional Analysis

  • North America to register the highest growth during the projection period

The global laboratory glassware and plasticware market is projected to witness the highest CAGR in North America led by the growing food & beverages industry of the US and Canada due to the presence of the key market players, growing demand for consumer goods, and increasing innovation. As the market players spend on expanding global reach, more revenue is projected to be generated in the regional market.

For instance, in September 2022, Nestle announced that the company will set up a new manufacturing plant in India with an investment of INR 5000 crore. The company currently runs 9 plants in the country and employs over 600 people. Growth in Europe may be driven by the increasing number of suppliers of the product as well as the rising emphasis on research in countries like Germany and the United Kingdom.

logo Competitive Analysis

  • Eppendorf AG 
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific 
  • Sartorius AG 
  • Technosklo Ltd 
  • Duran Group 
  • Crystalgen Inc.

The global laboratory glassware and plasticware market is segmented as follows

logoBy Product Type Segment Analysis

  • Plasticware
    • Beakers
    • Storage Boxes
    • Flasks
    • Funnels
    • Measuring Cylinders
    • Others
  • Glassware
    • Beakers
    • Pipettes
    • Test Tubes
    • Burettes
    • Flasks
    • Others

logoBy End-User Segment Analysis

  • Hospitals & Diagnostic Centers
  • Food & Beverage Industry
  • Research Centers
  • Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology Companies
  • Others

logoBy Regional Segment Analysis

  • North America
    • The U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • France
    • The UK
    • Spain
    • Germany
    • Italy
    • Nordic Countries
      • Denmark
      • Sweden
      • Norway
    • Benelux Union
      • Belgium
      • The Netherlands
      • Luxembourg
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • Australia
    • South Korea
    • Southeast Asia
      • Indonesia
      • Thailand
      • Malaysia
      • Singapore
      • Rest of Southeast Asia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • The Middle East & Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • Egypt
    • South Africa
    • Rest of the Middle East & Africa
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Rest of Latin America

Industry Major Market Players

  • Eppendorf AG 
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific 
  • Sartorius AG 
  • Technosklo Ltd 
  • Duran Group 
  • Crystalgen Inc.