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Self-Cleaning Glass Market by Coating Type, by Application Type, and by Region, Size, Share, Trend, Forecast, & Industry Analysis: 2021-2026

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  • 166 Pages
  • February 2021
  • Region: Global
  • Stratview Research
  • ID: 5304706

This strategic assessment report provides a comprehensive analysis that reflects today’s self-cleaning glass market realities and future market possibilities for the forecast period of 2021 to 2026.  The report estimates the short- as well as long-term repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic on the demand for self-cleaning glasses at the global, regional, as well as country level. Also, the report provides the possible loss that the industry will register by comparing pre-COVID and post-COVID scenarios. The vital data/information provided in the report can play a crucial role for the market participants as well as investors in the identification of low-hanging fruits available in the market as well as formulate growth strategies. 

Self-Cleaning Glass Market: Highlights

The self-cleaning glass was commercially introduced in 2001 by Pilkington (now part of Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd). Since then, self-cleaning glass technology has constantly developed and used in a broad array of applications such as conservatories, balconies, overhead glazing, windows, patio doors, shower glass, and facades. Despite being into commercialization for about two decades, self-cleaning glass stilling toiling hard for attaining a substantial foothold. It is being perceived as a mature market in various economies; however, an aggressive effort in marketing and penetrating product can lead to ample market opportunities.

The market witnessed a massive decline in 2020 in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is estimated that the market for self-cleaning glass is likely to bounce-back in 2021, followed by sequential growth maintaining till 2026. Several factors led to the market decline, such as shortage of labor and funds, disruption in the supply chain, halt of production activities, job loss, postponement of construction activities, and decrease in consumer spending in the residential and non-residential construction sector. The market is likely to reach its 2019-sales figure by 2023, ultimately reaching an estimated value of US$ 120.7 million in 2026.

There is a relatively high popularity of self-cleaning glass in the Western economies (USA and Western Europe) because of having modern architecture and expensive glazing infrastructure as compared to Asian and African economies which are reluctant to spend on coated glass products. However, with a better product position, extensive marketing, and advancements in product design at an affordable cost, there exists a huge whitespace opportunity in the emerging economies as well.

The publisher has segmented the self-cleaning glass market based on the coating type as hydrophilic and hydrophobic. Hydrophilic is expected to remain the larger as well as a faster-growing segment of the market over the next five years. Key advantages of hydrophilic coatings are breaking -down organic dirt and helping to wash away, water spreads evenly, saving time and money, environmental-friendly, stability, and has a long life span. Leading brands, such as Pilkington ActivTM, and Saint-Gobain BIOCLEAN®, have a hydrophilic coated self-cleaning glass.

Based on the application type, the self-cleaning glass market is segmented as residential construction, non-residential construction, solar panels, automotive, and others. Residential construction is estimated to maintain its huge dominance in the market in the years to come. Key application areas included in the category are conservatory roofing, patio doors, balconies, and overhead glazing, windows, and shower glass. The solar panel segment is likely to be the fastest-growing during the forecast period. Photovoltaic (PV) cell efficiency increases substantially with the usage of nano-coated or self-cleaning glass compared to non-coated ones.

In terms of regions, Europe is expected to remain the largest market over the next five years. Germany, France, and The UK are the leading markets in the region. Western Europe is a relatively mature market than other regions such as Asia-Pacific. Key European countries have been using self-cleaning glass for more than 15 years. Asia-Pacific is expected to be the fastest-growing market during the forecast period. China and Japan are key markets with a sizeable demand in the region.

The supply chain of this market comprises raw material suppliers, self-cleaning glass manufacturers, and glass and glazing suppliers, construction contractors/ installers, and end-users. The key self-cleaning glass manufacturers are Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd. (Pilkington), Compagnie de Saint-Gobain S. A., Cardinal Glass Industries, Inc., AGC Inc., Qingdao Morn Building Materials Co., Ltd, Hopson Glass, Fuyao Glass Industry Group Co., Ltd., and Olympic Glass. 

Research Methodology

This report offers high-quality insights and is the outcome of a detailed research methodology comprising extensive secondary research, rigorous primary interviews with industry stakeholders, and validation and triangulation with the publisher’s internal database and statistical tools. More than 1,000 authenticated secondary sources, such as company annual reports, fact book, press releases, journals, investor presentations, white papers, patents, and articles, have been leveraged to gather the data. More than 10 detailed primary interviews with the market players across the value chain in all major regions and industry experts have been executed to obtain both qualitative and quantitative insights.

Report Features

This report provides market intelligence most comprehensively. The report structure has been kept such that it offers maximum business value. It provides critical insights into the market dynamics and will enable strategic decision-making for the existing market players as well as those willing to enter the market. The following are the key features of the report:

  • Market structure: Overview, industry life cycle analysis, supply chain analysis
  • Market environment analysis: Growth drivers and constraints, Porter’s five forces analysis, SWOT analysis
  • Market forecast analysis
  • Market segment forecast
  • Competitive landscape and dynamics: Market share, product portfolio, product launches, etc.
  • Attractive market segments and associated growth opportunities
  • Emerging trends
  • Strategic growth opportunities for the existing and new players
  • Key success factors

Self-Cleaning Glass, By Coating Type

  • Hydrophilic
  • Hydrophobic

Self-Cleaning Glass, By Application Type

  • Residential Construction
  • Non-Residential Construction
  • Solar Panels
  • Automotive
  • Others

Self-Cleaning Glass, By Region

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Rest of the World

Table of Contents

  • About the Publisher
  • Disclaimer
  • Copyright
  • Abbreviation 
  • Currency Exchange 
  • Report Scope
  • Report Objectives  
  • Research Methodology 
  • Secondary Research 
  • Key Information Gathered from Secondary Research 
  • Primary Research 
  • Key Information Gathered from Primary Research 
  • Breakdown of Primary Interviews by Region, Designation, and Value Chain Node 
  • Data Analysis and Triangulation 

1. Executive Summary 

2. Self-Cleaning Glass Market Overview and Segmentation  
2.1. Introduction
2.2. Self-Cleaning Glass Market Segmentation 
2.2.1. By Coating Type
2.2.2. By Application Type
2.2.3. By Region
2.3. Supply Chain Analysis 
2.4. Industry Life Cycle Analysis 
2.5. PEST Analysis 
2.6. SWOT Analysis 

3. Self-Cleaning Glass Market - The COVID-19 Impact Assessment
3.1. Self-Cleaning Glass Market Trend and Forecast (US$ Million)   
3.2. Pre-COVID vs Post-COVID Assessment
3.3. Real GDP Loss vs Self-Cleaning Glass Market Loss (2020-2021)
3.4. Self-Cleaning Glass Market Scenario Analysis: Pessimistic, Most Likely, and Optimistic 
3.5. Market Segments’ Analysis (US$ Million) 
3.6. Regional and Country-Level Analysis (US$ Million)
3.7. Market Drivers 
3.8. Market Challenges

4. Competitive Analysis 
4.1. Insights
4.2. Product Portfolio Analysis 
4.3. Geographical Presence
4.4. New Product Launches
4.5. Competitive Benchmarking
4.6. Porter’s Five Forces Analysis 

5. Self-Cleaning Glass Market Trend and Forecast by Coating Type (2015-2026)
5.1. Insights 
5.2. Hydrophilic Coating-based Self-Cleaning Glass Market Trend and Forecast (US$ Million)
5.3. Hydrophobic Coating-based Self-Cleaning Glass Market Trend and Forecast (US$ Million)

6. Self-Cleaning Glass Market Trend and Forecast by Application Type (2015-2026)
6.1. Insights 
6.2. Self-Cleaning Glass Market Trend and Forecast for Residential Construction (US$ Million)
6.3. Self-Cleaning Glass Market Trend and Forecast for Non-Residential Construction (US$ Million)
6.4. Self-Cleaning Glass Market Trend and Forecast for Automotive (US$ Million)
6.5. Self-Cleaning Glass Market Trend and Forecast for Solar Panels (US$ Million)
6.6. Self-Cleaning Glass Market Trend and Forecast for Other Applications (US$ Million)

7. Self-Cleaning Glass Market Trend and Forecast by Region (2015-2026)
7.1. Insights 
7.2. Key Country Analysis: The USA, Canada, Germany, France, The UK, China, and Japan
7.3. North American Self-Cleaning Glass Market Trend and Forecast (US$ Million)
7.4. European Self-Cleaning Glass Market Trend and Forecast (US$ Million)
7.5. Asia-Pacific’s Self-Cleaning Glass Market Trend and Forecast (US$ Million)
7.6. RoW’s Self-Cleaning Glass Market Trend and Forecast (US$ Million)

8. Strategic Growth Opportunities
8.1. Market Attractiveness Analysis 
8.1.1. Market Attractiveness by Coating Type
8.1.2. Market Attractiveness by Application Type
8.1.3. Market Attractiveness by Region
8.1.4. Market Attractiveness by Country
8.2. Emerging Trends 
8.3. Growth Matrix Analysis 
8.4. Strategic Implications
8.5. Key Success Factors (KSFs) 

9. Company Profile of Key Players 
9.1. AGC Inc. (Asahi Glass Co. Ltd)
9.3. Compagnie de Saint-Gobain S.A.
9.4. Fuyao Glass Industry Group Co., Ltd.
9.5. Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd. 
9.6. Olympic Glass
9.7. Qingdao Morn Building Materials Co., Ltd.



Companies Mentioned

  • AGC Inc. (Asahi Glass Co. Ltd)
  • Compagnie de Saint-Gobain S.A.
  • Fuyao Glass Industry Group Co., Ltd.
  • Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd. 
  • Olympic Glass
  • Qingdao Morn Building Materials Co., Ltd.