Glass bonding adhesives are a type of adhesive used in the assembly of glass panels. They are also known as “frit” or “beads”. Typically, they consist of an amorphous silica material mixed with other ingredients to provide desired properties such as thermal stability or weatherability.
The most common forms are spherical beads and flat disks that allow for easy handling during installation. Due to their low viscosity, these products can be injected into channels between glass panels during manufacture to form a seal before the panel is cut apart and transported to site for installation on site; this allows them more flexibility than conventional sealants which must be applied after fabrication has finished. For this reason, many architectural firms prefer using bead adhesives as they guarantee lower installation times and lead to more cost-effective projects.
The Glass Bonding Adhesives market accounted for USD 3.1 Billion in 2020 and is expected to reach USD 5.7 Billion by 2028, growing at a CAGR of 7.8% from 2021 to 2028. [Data courtesy: Zion Market Research]
The worldwide glass bonding adhesives market is anticipated to register the above growth due to increasing investment in the manufacturing plants such as the wind, automotive, structural projects, infrastructure development industries, rail, and aerospace.
End-user industries like furniture, electronics, and transportation are also anticipated to grow and this in turn will foster the growth in the global glass bonding adhesives market.
Cutting edge adhesive formulations are available for bonding glass to glass and to numerous other substrates including plastics, metals, and rubbers. These compounds are developed as epoxies, silicones, polyurethanes, polysulfides, cyanoacrylates and UV/LED curing systems. They are designed to provide optimal performance even upon exposure to hostile conditions.