German enamel market

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)

North American P/E market data

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

Enamel frit
Enamel frit