The American Porcelain Enamel Institute reports in their Q4 2019 business update that the global frit sales in 2020 are expected to remain stable with, as normal, regional variations.
The recorded vitreous enamel consumption in Germany declined with 4% in volume but grew with 1.4% in value, according to the German enamel association DEV.
Reportedly the total volume for cast iron and steel enamels amounted to 6,367 metric ton in 2018.
(Source : email mitteilungen des deutschen email verbandes 2/2019)
The Porcelain Enameling Institute (PEI) reports in their business letter Q4 2018 that :
– the North American market is about 125 MM pounds in total
– the enamel frit production is expected to continue a level slightly above 2018
– There are some raw material price pressures that can impact the cost of P/E frit, colors and other ingredients