Dental cement is a type of dental material that can be used for different purposes. Some cements are used to restore dental work, while others are used to create original dental work. Some are permanent, while others are temporary. Dentists must make sure to follow the manufacturer's directions for each type of cement, in terms of mixing, using the correct ratios and subjecting it to the correct temperatures. There are five types of dental cement: zinc-oxide eugenol, zinc phosphate, polycarboxylate, glass ionomer and composite resin.
The Glass-ionomer Cement industry concentration is not high; there are more than one hundreds manufacturers in the world, and high-end products mainly from U.S. and Western European.
The key consumption markets locate at North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. The Asia-Pacific takes the market share of 31.23%, followed by North America with 26.97%. Europe market take a market share of 25.72% in the year of 2017.
The global Glass-ionomer Cement market is valued at 98.47 million USD in 2017 and is expected to reach 142.06 million USD by the end of 2025, growing at a CAGR of 4.69% between 2017 and 2025.
We tend to believe this industry becomes more and more mature, and the consumption increasing rate will show a smooth curve.
In the international market, the marketing channels characteristic differ from company to company.
The giant companies are more likely to set their own big agents in some major countries and regions taking charge of regional business building their international market position.
But for many small players the relay more on distributors of the local market. They can act as exporters either.
The market is not only influenced by the price, but also influenced by the product performance. Although some small companies have price advantage, the performance is narrow to some extent due to the poor tech, cheap raw material and not suitable for sensitive skin.
The leading companies own the advantages on better performance, more abundant product’s types, better technical and impeccable after-sales service. Consequently, they take the majority of the market share of high-end market.