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Smart Windows Market - Report Bundle 2016-2027

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  • Region: Global
  • n-tech Research
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Smart Windows Are Penetrating the Construction Market at a Brisk Rate And Will Contribute More Than $1.3 Billion in Revenues By 2021 Compared With Just $105 Million in 2016.


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  • Scienstry
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This offer includes two reports covering the Smart Windows Market:

  • Smart Windows Materials Markets: 2017 - 2026
  • Smart Windows Markets: 2016-2025

1. Smart Windows Materials Markets: 2017 - 2026 (April 2017)

This report identifies the opportunities for materials sold into smart windows markets. The firm most recently issued study of the smart windows market was issued in November of 2016.  

This new materials focused study:

  • Provides ten-year forecasts of smart windows materials breakouts by type of material (electrochromic, photochromic, thermochromic, SPD, PDLC and emerging technologies) in both volume (square meters) and value ($ millions) terms and by end user markets ( construction, automotive, public transportation and aerospace).
  • Identifies the materials strategies of the leading smart windows suppliers and the materials-related R&D that they are undertaking to improve their products.
  • Predicts the commercial implications of the research on self-dimming materials being carried out around the world as technologists identify materials and techniques for smart window platforms that will lead to decreased cost, increased durability, and enhanced features for smart windows.
  • Discusses how materials strategies can help reduce the cost of smart windows, which has long been considered the key impediment to further market penetration.
  • Analyzes the role for polymer-based substrates in the smart windows sector and as a key enablers for retrofitted smart windows.

This report will be a must-read for marketing, business development, and product management executives in the following sectors:

  • Smart windows manufacturers
  • Conventional windows suppliers
  • Flat glass products
  • Specialty chemicals, polymer and smart material firms
  • Construction and architectural firms
  • Energy management companies

2. Smart Windows Markets: 2016-2025 (October 2016)

This report presents an analysis of the latest developments in the smart window space, which this research believes will fundamentally transform the opportunities available from this space:

  • In previous reports on smart windows have focused on the growing number of self-dimming coatings that were being proposed as the basis for smart windows.  But we are now seeing a maturing of the smart windows with electrochromic windows showing signs of taking a dominant role in the future.  This report explores the implications of this trend, while still analyzing the commercial potential of the latest technology entries into the smart windows space.
  • Rather than just a materials play, as it once was, n-tech believes that much of the value added available to smart windows suppliers will flow from control systems and related electronics.  Today smart windows is very much an Internet-of-Things (IoT) story and this report explores how this development is creating opportunities for the smart windows firms on the one hand and how IoT firms will benefit from fitting smart windows into their strategies
  • In the past the benefits of smart windows have generally be defined almost exclusively in terms of energy efficiency.  However, what the research is seeing is that the marketing story around smart windows is now broadening.  In future smart windows will be sold on the basis of enhanced comfort and especially as part of a package where smart windows are combined with smart lighting to provide optimal lighting and heating control.  This report discusses where the money will be made in combining these two smart technologies and how the smart windows business will adjust to these new requirements

This report examines smart windows in the construction and aerospace sectors, where there seems to be considerable growth patterns.  We also look at the prospects for smart windows in the automotive sector where the market appears to have stalled.  As part of this analysis we examine the potential for smart window retrofits – these have become possible only recently and we believe will have profound implications for both the profitability of the smart windows industry and supply chain strategies that this industry adopts

In addition to providing analysis of these important developments, this report also presents granular ten-year projections in both volume (square meters) and value ($ millions) terms.  The report also examines the cost and technical challenges that will have to be overcome for the smart windows markets to make new products a success.  This report also develops a roadmap for the next-generation smart windows technologies along with an appraisal of the strategies that the leading smart windows suppliers.

This report will provide guidance to all those interested in the business prospects for smart windows and the technologies that make them possible. Those who will benefit from purchasing this study will include marketing and business development executives in the glazing, coatings, construction, automotive and aerospace industries.

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1. Smart Windows Materials Markets: 2017 - 2026 (April 2017)

Executive Summary      
E.1 Raising the IQ of Windows  
E1.1 Favorable investment climate for Smart Windows 
E.1.2 Price and Energy Saving:  The Impact of Nanomaterials      
E.2 Important Developments and Opportunities In Standard Materials Platforms for Smart Windows    
E.2.1 Electrochromic Materials 
E.2.1.1 The Rise of Polymer-based EC Windows
E.2.1.2 Changing EC Windows Designs  
E.2.2 Photochromic Materials   
E.2.3 Thermochromic Materials
E.2.4 SPD Materials       
E.2.5 PDLC Materials     
E.3 Six Companies to Watch and One Technology            
E.4 Summary of Ten-Year Forecasts
Chapter One: Introduction        
1.1 Report Structure and Topics Covered            
1.2 Background on Smart Windows        
1.2.1 Move Towards Wide-spread Adoption      
1.2.2 Controlling the Tinting Function    
1.2.3 Price War
1.2.4 New Material Development - Continued 
1.2.5 Tackling the Technical Challenges and Economic Rationale to Buy - EC Windows    
1.3 Objective and Scope of This Report
1.4 Methodology           
1.4.1 Data Collection     
1.4.2 Forecasting Methodology
Chapter Two: EC Smart Windows           
2.1 Current State of EC Smart Windows
2.1.1 EC Technology - How It Works and Compares to Some Alternate Smart Glass Technologies             
2.1.2 Environmental, Cost Savings, and Infrastructure Reduction Benefits           
2.1.3 EC Design Development through the Years             
2.1.4 What is Changing for EC Windows?             
2.2 EC Materials              
2.2.1 Opportunities in the EC Materials Market
2.2.2 EC Thin Film   EC Thin Films Using Thermochromic Material      
2.2.3 Transparent Electrical Conductors - the Search Continues Alternatives to ITO          
2.2.4 Electrolytes            
2.2.5 Technological developments         
2.2.6 Developments in glass-based EC smart windows  
2.2.7 Towards EC Plastic Smart Windows             
2.2.8 Advances in controls of EC windows   EC windows   Wireless Option for EC Window
2.2.9 NanoECs for Smart Windows - Growing In Importance EC Windows Using Silver Nanowires       
2.3 Retrofitted EC Windows - A Game Changer?             
2.3.1 ChromoGenics     
2.3.2 e-Chromic Technologies   
2.3.3 University of Florida           
2.4 Need for Developing Better Switching Times for EC Windows            
2.4.1 Losing the Switching Time Advantage to Other Dynamic Window Technologies      
2.5   50% Percent Drop in EC Window Prices - at the Cost of Low/No Margins    
2.5.1 Payback Benefit - Companies Not Utilizing This Enough    
2.6 Consistency of Color and Power Required   
2.7 Manufacturing Methods to Reduce Cost      
2.7.1 Fraunhofer Develops a New Design - Two Pane Window 
2.7.2 LBNL         
2.7.3 EELICON  
2.7.4 Clear Metals          
2.7.5 Nanyang Technological University,              
2.8 Notable Company Activities
2.8.1 View         
2.8.2 Kinestral Technologies      
2.8.3 Gentex    
2.8.4 SageGlass
2.8.5 Argil - A Two-Way Business Model             
2.8.6 What Happened to Samsung’s Transparent EC Smart Window?     
2.8.7 ChromoGenics     
2.9 Ten-Year Forecast For EC Material Market   
2.10 Key Points Discussed in this Chapter            
Chapter Three: Photochromic Materials and Hybrid Photochromic/Electrochromic Smart Windows     
3.1 Photochromic - Not Commercialized for Smart Windows     
3.1.1 Commercialization of Photochromic and Hybrid PEC Windows        
3.2 Photochromic Materials Development          
3.2.1 Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro      
3.2.2 Shimane University and Nagoya Institute of Technology   
3.2.3 Yamaguchi University        
3.2.4 TU Delft   
3.3 Hybrid PEC Material Market for Windows    
3.3.1 SWITCH Materials
3.3.2 Winsmart
3.3.3 University of Science and Technology of China      
3.3.4 Nanjing Normal University and University of Science and Technology of China       
3.3.5 Importance of Materials In Development of PEC Windows
3.3.6 Opportunity for Start-ups in this Segment
3.4  Low-grade Photochromic Smart Window Films         
3.5 Ten-Year Forecast of Photochromic Materials in Smart Windows      
3.6 Key points Discussed In This Chapter             
Chapter Four: Thermochromic Materials for Smart Windows   
4.1 Thermochromic windows    
4.1.1 The Market            
4.1.2 TC window market landscape        
4.1.3 Residential markets - advantage TC           
4.1.4 Areas of development      
4.2 Material and design development for TC windows  
4.2.1 Vanadium oxide  
4.2.2 RavenWindow - material and design         
4.2.3 Pleotint - Suntuitive Glass Global Coverage, Thanks to a Simple Business Model A Word about Pleotint’s Financial Stability            
4.2.4 NREL - combining photochromic windows with photovoltaic (PV cells)       
4.2.5 Noteworthy concept - energy saving window by UCL        
4.3 Switching times of TC windows - Level Playing Field
4.4 Skylights     
4.5 Cost - no longer a competitive advantage   
4.6 Ten-year Forecast for TC Material for Windows        
4.7 Key Takeaways from this Chapter   
Chapter Five: Suspended Particle Device Technology
5.1   The Technology     
5.2 Research Frontiers - SPD’s patent holder    
5.2.1 RFI’s revenue stream - a cause for concern            
5.3 RFI’s potential expansion into other markets             
5.3.1 Aircraft    
Inspectech Aero Service, Inc.   
Vision Systems
5.3.2 Automotive Market           
5.3.3 Architectural Market         
5.3.4 Marine     
5.3.5 Trains - a Future Market?
5.4 Notable Manufacturers/Licensees  
5.5 Future of SPD Windows       
5.6 Eight-Year Forecasts of SPD Materials in Smart Windows      
Chapter Six: PDLC Privacy Glass
6.1 PDLC             
6.1.1 Types of PDLC Switchable Glass and materials used             
6.1.2 Privacy, comfort, energy use reduction with PDLC technology        
6.1.3 - Unique selling point - projection glass   
6.1.4 New materials being considered for PDLC films     
6.1.5 Solar-powered PDLC Switchable Glass       
6.1.6 Translucent White - a Limiting Factor         
6.2 Notable PLDC Switchable Glass Companies 
6.2.1 Scienstry 
6.2.2 Merck      
6.2.3 SmartGlass International, Smart Films International, Invisishade, Smart Tint and BenQ (Taiwan)     
6.3 PDLC in the Automobile Industry     
6.4 Ten-year Forecasts of PDLC Materials in Smart Windows      
6.5 Key Takeaways from this Chapter   
Chapter Seven:  Emerging Materials Platforms for Smart Windows         
7.1 Emerging Smart Windows Technologies       
7.2 Electrokinetic - 3D Nanocolor            
7.2.1 Marathon Patent Group  
7.3 Externally Modulated Display (EMD)              
7.4 TouchChromic Thin Film       
7.5 Hydrogels   
7.5.1 Thermally Responsive Composite Hydrogels           
7.5.2 Thermochromic/Thermotropic Hydrogels
7.6 Revenue Forecast of New Window Material
7.7 Key Takeaways from this Chapter  

2. Smart Windows Markets: 2016-2025 (October 2016)

Executive Summary
E.1 New directions for smart windows since previous reports
E.2 No longer just an energy saver:  Smart windows selling on comfort
E.3 Smart windows considered as part of the Internet of Things
E.4 Technology maturing
E.4.1 Electrochromic technology dominates the construction market
E.4.2 The future of thermochromic windows
E.4.3 SPD and RFI: Analysis of a licensing model 
E.4.4 The privacy window niche:  PDLC
E.4.5 Other smart technologies:  wired and tired
E.4.5 The evolution of smart window retrofit technology
E.5 The growing sophistication of the smart window supply chain
E.6 Can smart windows grow beyond luxury markets?
E.7 Smart windows: an opportunity analysis
E.7.1 Construction and architectural firms
E.7.2 Transportation equipment manufacturers
E.7.3 Glass and IGU firms
E.7.4 Coatings and films companies
E.8 Six firms to watch in the smart windows space
E.9 Opportunity analysis by region and country
E.10 Summary of the ten-year forecasts for the smart windows market
E.10.1 Ten-year Market Forecast of Smart Windows by End User Markets
E.10.2 Ten-year Market Forecast of Smart Windows by Passive Technologies
E.10.3 Ten-Year Market Forecast of Smart Windows by Active Technologies
E.10.4 Eight-Year Market Forecast of Smart Windows by Geographical Region

Chapter One: Introduction
1.1 Background to this Report
1.2 Objectives and Scope of This Report
1.3 Methodology of this Report
1.3.1 Forecasting Methodology and Data Sources
1.4 Plan of this Report

Chapter Two: Technology Analysis:  Smart Windows for the 21st Century
2.1 New comfort requirements opens up smart windows to technology innovations
2.2 Smart windows as a component in the IoT
2.2.1 Smart windows add new features thanks to sensors and the IoT
2.2.2 Smart windows and smart lighting:  twin technologies
2.2.3 Adding self-cleaning and self-healing capabilities to smart windows
2.2.4 Control mechanisms for smart windows and integration with building automation
2.3 Technological enablers for retrofitting smart windows
2.4 Key technological developments in electrochromic windows
2.4.1 Major developments at leading suppliers in the 2015-2016 period
2.4.2 Development in electrochromic materials technology and the impact on smart windows
2.5 RFI and upgrades in SPD technology
2.6 A future for thermochromic smart windows: Possible technology evolution
2.7 PDLC and the future of privacy windows
2.7 Other possible technologies and their potential commercialization paths
2.7.1 Photochochromics
2.7.2 Electrophoretic technology
2.7.3 Electrostatic technology
2.8 Key points from this Chapter

Chapter Three:  Smart Windows for Buildings:  Ten-Year Forecasts
3.1 Commercial, residential, industrial construction trends
3.1.1 Worldwide construction trends by region– impact on the smart windows market
3.1.2 Energy efficiency and Zero Net Energy buildings as drivers for smart buildings
3.1.3 Comfort and style factors driving smart building windows
3.1.4 A note on smart windows in industrial buildings
3.2  Today’s main market for smart windows: commercial buildings -- ten-year projections
3.2.1 Ten-year market forecast of smart windows for commercial and industrial Buildings:  TAM
3.2.2 Ten-year passive commercial/industrial smart windows forecast: By technology/building type
3.2.3 Ten-year active commercial/industrial smart windows forecast: By technology/building type
3.2.4 Ten-year forecast of commercial/industrial smart windows market by major geographical regions
3.3. Ten-year market forecast for smart windows for residential buildings
3.3.1 Ten-year forecast of residential smart windows markets:  TAM
3.3.2 Ten-year passive residential smart windows forecast: By technology/building type
3.3.3 Ten-year active residential smart windows forecast: By technology/building type
3.3.4 Ten-year forecast of residential smart windows market by major geographical regions
3.4 Ten-year forecast of retrofitted smart windows
3.5 The smart building windows supply chain
3.5.1 How film changes the supply chain structure
3.5.2 Role of retailers and wholesalers in the smart windows supply chain
3.6 Key Points from this Chapter

Chapter Four:  Automotive and Aerospace Markets For Smart Windows:  Ten-Year Forecasts
4.1 Energy conservation, comfort and style as a market drivers for smart windows in transportation
4.1.1 Automotive
4.1.2 Aerospace
4.2 Supply chain considerations for smart windows in the transportation sector
4.3 Ten-year market forecast of the smart windows for the automotive segment
4.3.1 Ten-year forecast of automotive smart windows markets:  TAM
4.3.2 Ten-year passive smart auto windows forecast: By technology/vehicle type
4.3.3 Ten-year active smart windows forecast: By technology/vehicle type
4.4.4 Ten-year forecast of smart auto windows market by geographical location of car plants
4.5 Ten-year market forecast of the smart windows for the aerospace sector
4.5.1 Ten-year market forecast of the smart windows for aerospace:  TAM
4.5.2 Ten-year passive aerospace smart windows forecast: By technology type
4.5.3 Ten-year active aerospace smart windows forecast: By technology type
4.5.4 Ten-year forecast of smart aerospace windows market by geographical location of aerospace manufacturing locations
4.6 Key points from this chapter
Acronyms and Abbreviations Used In this Report
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  • BenQ (Taiwan)
  • Inspectech Aero Service, Inc.
  • Invisishade
  • Merck
  • Scienstry
  • Smart Films International
  • Smart Tint
  • SmartGlass International
  • Vision Systems
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