Coated Flat Glass Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2017 - 2025

Coated Flat Glass Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2017 - 2025

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  • Paints and Coatings

Report Description


Glass plays an important role in modern day architecture. It can be designed to incorporate many desirable properties by modifying its composition and processing. The glass industry offers glazing with technical features that can be used for heat, solar, or sound protection. It can also be used as design components, safety glass, or part of solar energy systems. Flat glass coatings are used for ecofriendly processes as they help save energy and reduce carbon emissions. Additionally, they offer features such as solar protection, self-cleaning, corrosion resistance, and special transmission/reflection properties. Coating technology is used to produce a variety of products such as low-E glass, solar control glass, anti-reflective glass, and hydrophobic self-cleaning glass.

End-user industries of coated flat glass include construction, automotive, and solar glass. Advancements in glass coating technologies have resulted in reduction of global energy consumption, primarily in construction and automotive sectors, as architects and designers are striving to achieve zero-energy buildings and reduce CO2 emissions.

Surface coatings can be applied to glass to modify its appearance and give it many of the advanced characteristics and functions available in the currently available flat glass products. These characteristics include low maintenance, special reflection/transmission/absorption, scratch resistance, and corrosion resistance. Coatings are usually applied by controlled exposure of the glass surface to vapors, which bind to the glass, thereby forming a permanent coating. The coating process can be applied while the glass is still in the float line with the glass still warm, producing what is known as ‘hard-coated’ glass. Alternatively, under the ‘off-line’ or ‘vacuum’ coating process, the vapor is applied to the cold glass surface in a vacuum vessel.

Coated flat glass is available in many highly specialized forms. It is used in different products and applications. Coated flat glass produced through the float process is often further processed to give it certain qualities or specificities. In this way, the industry can meet various requirements of construction, automotive, and solar energy industries.

Rise in demand for solar thermal panels is one of the major drivers of the coated flat glass market. Coated flat glass is used in solar power plants. It is also used for energy conservation in residential and commercial buildings. Advanced glazing techniques can be used to reduce the requirement of heating and cooling in buildings. Thus, it lower energy consumption in buildings.

Focus on eco-friendly approach in manufacturing is the latest trend gaining momentum in the market. Manufacturing processes of flat glass release plenty of toxic substances such as greenhouse gases. This results in environment pollution and global warming. In order to address this issue, companies in Europe are now focusing highly on eco-friendly approaches for manufacturing glass.

Based on region, the coated flat glass market can be segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. The coated flat glass market in Europe and North America has been expanding due to the presence of mandatory regulations on the ecofriendly products. The market in Asia Pacific is also expanding owing to the remodeling of existing buildings, wherein coated flat glass is used, as it offers insulating and solar control properties to increase energy efficiency. China, Brazil, and India are expected to create lucrative opportunities for the coated flat glass market.

Key manufacturers of coated flat glass are NSG Group, AGC, Saint-Gobain, and Guardian.

The report offers a comprehensive evaluation of the market. It does so via in-depth qualitative insights, historical data, and verifiable projections about market size. The projections featured in the report have been derived using proven research methodologies and assumptions. By doing so, the research report serves as a repository of analysis and information for every facet of the market, including but not limited to: Regional markets, technology, types, and applications.

The study is a source of reliable data on:

  • Market segments and sub-segments
  • Market trends and dynamics
  • Supply and demand
  • Market size
  • Current trends/opportunities/challenges
  • Competitive landscape
  • Technological breakthroughs
  • Value chain and stakeholder analysis

The regional analysis covers:

  • North America (U.S. and Canada)
  • Latin America (Mexico, Brazil, Peru, Chile, and others)
  • Western Europe (Germany, U.K., France, Spain, Italy, Nordic countries, Belgium, Netherlands, and Luxembourg)
  • Eastern Europe (Poland and Russia)
  • Asia Pacific (China, India, Japan, ASEAN, Australia, and New Zealand)
  • Middle East and Africa (GCC, Southern Africa, and North Africa)

The report has been compiled through extensive primary research (through interviews, surveys, and observations of seasoned analysts) and secondary research (which entails reputable paid sources, trade journals, and industry body databases). The report also features a complete qualitative and quantitative assessment by analyzing data gathered from industry analysts and market participants across key points in the industry’s value chain.

A separate analysis of prevailing trends in the parent market, macro- and micro-economic indicators, and regulations and mandates is included under the purview of the study. By doing so, the report projects the attractiveness of each major segment over the forecast period.

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  • A complete backdrop analysis, which includes an assessment of the parent market
  • Important changes in market dynamics
  • Market segmentation up to the second or third level
  • Historical, current, and projected size of the market from the standpoint of both value and volume
  • Reporting and evaluation of recent industry developments
  • Market shares and strategies of key players
  • Emerging niche segments and regional markets
  • An objective assessment of the trajectory of the market
  • Recommendations to companies for strengthening their foothold in the market   

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