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Construction Glass Market - Forecast (2022 - 2027)

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  • 129 Pages
  • January 2022
  • Region: Global
  • IndustryARC
  • ID: 5616475
The Construction Glass Market size is forecast to reach $163.56 billion by 2027 after growing at a CAGR of 7.3% during 2022-2027. Construction glass is one of the most widely used construction materials owing to its broad spectrum of properties. Construction glass is typically translucent glazing material used for external walls and windows. The growth of the market of construction glass is expected to be driven by the high demand from the building and construction industry.

Construction Glass Market Report Coverage

The report: “Construction Glass Market -Forecast (2022-2027)” covers an in-depth analysis of the following segments of the construction glass Industry.
  • By Type: Float Glass, Tinted Glass, Toughened Glass, Laminated Glass, Shattered proof Glass, Dobule Glazed Glass, Chromatic Glass, Glass Wool, and Others.
  • By Manufacturing Process: Float Glass Process, Rolled/Sheet Glass Process
  • By Glass type: Soda-Lime glass, Potash-Lime glass, and Potash-Lead glass
  • By End Use: Residential (Independent Homes, RoW Homes, Large Apartment Buildings), Commercial (Hospital, School, Airport, Others), Infrastructure (Bridges, Sky lanes, Subways, Others)
  • By Geography: North America, South America, Europe, APAC, and RoW.

Key Takeaways

  • Asia-Pacific dominates the construction glass market owing to increasing demand from the residential sector.
  • Advancements in the glass industry, and the need for energy-efficient temperature management will drive the growth of the market in the forecast period.
  • High prices of these construction glasses will hinder the growth of the market.

Construction Glass Market Segment Analysis - By Type

The float Glass segment held the largest share in the construction glass market in 2019. Float glass is sometimes called soda lime or transparent glass. This is created by the melting of the molten glass and is clear and smooth. The rupture module is 5000-6000 psi. It is available in normal thicknesses from 2 mm to 20 mm. And has a weight range of 6-26kg / m2. It has too much openness and can give rise to glare. It is used in the manufacture of canopies, shop fronts, glass blocks, railing partitions, and others.

Construction Glass Market Segment Analysis - By Manufacturing Process

The float glass process held the largest share in the construction glass market in 2019. The Float Glass Process is used to make high-quality, flat glass for the construction and automotive industry. In the float glass process, a continuous strip of molten glass, heated to more than 1000 degrees Centigrade is poured from a furnace on to a large shallow bath of molten metal, usually tin. The glass floats and cools on the tin and spreads out to form a flat surface. The speed at which the controlling glass ribbon is drawn determines the thickness of the glass. The glass is now perfectly flat and parallel. Rollers are used across the top of the glass, pulling or stretching it out to achieve a thinner finished product. This factor will drive the growth of the construction glass market in the forecast period.

Construction Glass Market Segment Analysis - By Glass type

Potash-Lead glass held the largest share in the construction glass market in 2019. It is mainly a mixture of potassium silicate and lead silicate. It possesses a bright luster and great refractive power. It is very hard and have a high melting point. It is also more resistant to the action of acids. It is used in the manufacture of artificial gems, electric bulbs, lenses, prisms, and others.

Soda lime glass held the second largest share in the construction glass market. It is mainly a mixture of sodium silicate and calcium silicate. It is fusible at a low temperature. In the fusion condition it can be blown or welded easily. It is colorless. It is used as window panes and for the laboratory tubes and apparatus. Soda lime glass, also known as soda-lime-silica glass or window glass, is the most common and least expensive type of glass. It contains about 70% silica, along with soda, lime, and small amounts of other compounds. The soda lowers the temperature at which the silica melts, while the lime stabilizes the silica. About 90% of glass manufactured is soda-lime. It’s chemically stable, often inexpensive, and is very workable because it can be softened multiple times during the fabrication of a product. It is a softer glass, which is an asset because it makes fabrication via cutting easier, but this does mean it is less scratch-resistant than other types of glass, such as borosilicate. These factor will drive the growth of the market in the forecast period.

Construction Glass Market Segment Analysis - By End Use

The residential segment held the largest share in the construction glass market in 2019 growing at a CAGR of 8%. Rising in the disposable income with an increase in standard will driving the residential segment. By 2020, construction output is estimated to grow by 70% to $12.7 trillion and will account for 14.6% of the world output with some of the larger emerging markets such as China, India, Russia, Brazil and Poland driving growth, along with U.S. Global GDP growth of 3.5% and 3.6% is expected in 2017 and 2018 respectively however the meteoric growth that outpaces global GDP will be concentrated in countries like China, India and U.S. India will overtake Japan as the third-largest construction market with annual growth averaging 7.4% annually in construction. These factors will drive the growth of the market in the forecast period.

The coronavirus pandemic has had far-reaching consequences beyond the spread of the disease and efforts to quarantine it. Supply Chain Will Be Affected. Many factories worldwide have been shut down during this pandemic which will cause shortages or delays in building material and equipment resulting in delays in construction. Project owners may get nervous and postpone new construction or slow down planned projects. Uncertainty in the economy will result in projects being on hold. This will the market of the construction sector for the year 2020. But after the situation became normal it will grow with a steady rate in the forecast period.

Construction Glass Market Segment Analysis - By Geography

APAC dominates the construction glass market with a share of 40% followed by North America and Europe. The economy of APAC is mainly influenced by the economic dynamics of countries such as China and India, but with growing foreign direct investment for the economic development of South East Asia, the current scenario is changing. Countries in South East Asia are witnessing high growth in the advancements in the glass industry, and the need for energy-efficient temperature management is the key factors that drive the construction glass market growth. Construction glass helps to increase the influx of natural light in the building. This property of glass is used in advanced glazing solutions to significantly reduce the need for heating and cooling in the buildings, consequently reducing energy consumption and associated CO2 emissions. In addition, advancements such as solar control glass, self-cleaning glass, sound reducing glass, and insulated glazing glass have increased the demand for construction glass products in residential and nonresidential constructions.

Construction Glass Market Drivers

A rise in the use of low-e glass reduces energy costs, will drive the growth of the market

Low-e glass when applied on the windows helps to block UV light from penetrating the glass from the outside. Therefore the temperature inside the room is maintained. So, there is no requirement of frequent Cooling, which limit the energy needs and reduces the expenditure on energy. Low-e glass is much more energy-efficient, helping you save on heating and cooling costs. The current scenario of the world, is mainly focused in the conservation of energy. The commercial building were offices operate have a heavy energy load which raises the electricity cost, using these glass can reduce the temperature inside the room which save the air condition uses. These factor will drive the growth of market in the forecast period.

Security, safety, and environmental sustainability will drive the growth of market in the forecast period

Security, safety, and environmental sustainability are expected to drive the market for construction glass in the construction industry. In addition to residential applications, architects are increasingly using natural environmental factors in the interior of buildings by maximizing natural daylight for commercial buildings. This can be primarily accomplished using larger glazed areas in roofs and facades, wherein glass can be used as the main structural component of the building. These factor will drive the growth of the market in the forecast period.

Construction Glass Market Challenges

High Manufacturing Cost can restrict the Growth of the Market

The limitations of using these construction glass in all commercial buildings lie in the higher costing which builders are most often reluctant to pay. Conversely, using these glasses as mentioned earlier reduces the utility as well as maintenance costs due to which the cost savings over the life of the building will suffice the initial extra investment made on the façade. This factor will hinder the growth of the market in the forecast period.

Lack of awareness regarding construction glass among architects will hinder the growth of the market

There is also a certain lack of awareness related to the advantages of construction glass which needs to be bridged down by consultants, architects, and designers and promote the use of smart technologies and glasses such as low-e which will end up promoting sustainable practices throughout the Indian building construction sector. This factor will hinder the growth of the market in the forecast period.

Construction Glass Market Landscape

Technology launches, acquisitions and R&D activities are key strategies adopted by players in the construction glass materials. In 2019 the market of construction glass has been consolidated by the top five players accounting for xx% of the share. Major players in the construction glass market are S.A. BENDHEIM, LTD., AGC Glass Company North America, Inc., SCHOTT AG, Central Glass Co. Ltd., PPG Industries, Inc., and Others.

Acquisitions/Technology Launches /Product launches

  • In December 2016, Saint-Gobain acquired Pietta Glass Working, a Romanian firm engaged in manufacturing insulating glazing systems & glass processing for the industrial and construction market. The acquisition helped Saint-Gobain to strengthen its manufacturing capacity in Eastern Europe and diversify flat glass product portfolio.

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Table of Contents

1. Construction Glass Market - Market Overview
1.1 Definitions and Scope
2. Construction Glass Market - Executive Summary
2.1 Market Revenue, Market Size and Key Trends by Company
2.2 Key trends by Type
2.3 Key trends by Manufacturing Process
2.4 Key trends by Glass Type
2.5 Key trends by End Use
2.6 Key trends by Geography
3. Construction Glass Market - Landscape
3.1 Comparative analysis
3.1.1 Market Share Analysis- Top Companies
3.1.2 Product Benchmarking- Top Companies
3.1.3 Top 5 Financials Analysis
3.1.4 Patent Analysis- Top Companies
3.1.5 Pricing Analysis
4. Construction Glass Market - Market Forces
4.1 Market Drivers
4.2 Market Constraints
4.3 Market Opportunities
4.4 Porters five force model
4.4.1 Bargaining power of suppliers
4.4.2 Bargaining powers of customers
4.4.3 Threat of new entrants
4.4.4 Rivalry among existing players
4.4.5 Threat of substitutes
5. Construction Glass Market -Strategic analysis
5.1 Value chain analysis
5.2 Opportunities analysis
5.3 Market life cycle
5.4 Suppliers and distributors Analysis
6. Construction Glass Market - By Type (Market Size -$Billion)
6.1 Float Glass
6.2 Tinted Glass
6.3 Toughened Glass
6.4 Laminated Glass
6.5 Shatterproof Glass
6.6 Double Glazed Glass
6.7 Chromatic Glass
6.8 Glass Wool
6.9 Others
7. Construction Glass Market - By Manufacturing Process (Market Size -$Billion)
7.1 Float Glass Process
7.2 Rolled/Sheet Glass Process
8. Construction Glass Market - By Glass Type (Market Size -$Billion)
8.1. Soda-Lime glass
8.2. Potash-Lime glass
8.3. Potash-Lead glass
9. Construction Glass Market - By End Use (Market Size -$Billion)
9.1. Residential
9.1.1 Independent Homes
9.1.2 RoW Homes
9.1.3 Large Apartment Buildings
9.2 Commercial
9.2.1 Hospital
9.2.2 School
9.2.3 Airport
9.2.4 Others
9.3 Infrastructure
9.3.1 Bridges
9.3.2 Sky lanes
9.3.3 Subways
9.3.4 Others
10. Construction Glass Market - By Geography (Market Size -$Billion)
10.1 North America
10.1.1 U.S
10.1.2 Canada
10.1.3 Mexico
10.2 South America
10.2.1 Brazil
10.2.2 Argentina
10.2.3 Colombia
10.2.4 Chile
10.2.5 Rest of South America
10.3 Europe
10.3.1 UK
10.3.2 Germany
10.3.3 France
10.3.4 Italy
10.3.5 Netherland
10.3.6 Spain
10.3.7 Russia
10.3.8 Belgium
10.3.9 Rest of Europe
10.4 Asia-Pacific
10.4.1 China
10.4.2 Japan
10.4.3 India
10.4.4 South Korea
10.4.5 Australia and New Zeeland
10.4.6 Rest of APAC
10.5 Rest of the World
10.5.1 Middle East Saudi Arabia U.A.E Israel Rest of the Middle East
10.5.2 Africa South Africa Nigeria Rest of Africa
11. Construction Glass Market - Entropy
11.1 New Product Launches
11.2 M&A’s, Collaborations, JVs and Partnerships
12. Construction Glass Market Company Analysis
12.1 Market Share, Company Revenue, Products, M&A, Developments
12.2 Company 1
12.3 Company 2
12.4 Company 3
12.5 Company 4
12.6 Company 5
12.7 Company 6
12.8 Company 7
12.9 Company 8
12.10 Company 9
12.11 Company 10 and more