San Francisco, CA, May 18, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- The global antibacterial glass market is expected to reach USD 222 million by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. The need to prevent the growing number of nosocomial or Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI) is expected to be the key driving force for the market over the forecast period. Antibacterial glass offers an architectural solution for the prevention of infections, which is expected to drive product demand in healthcare settings.
Increasing demand for medical device coatings is also expected to positively impact the global market over the next six years. Low consumer awareness regarding benefits offered by these products may restrain industry growth over the next few years. Technological advancements, such as the development of antibacterial glass for touchscreen displays by U.S. based Corning is expected to be an opportunity for industry participants.