Flat Glass Market by Product Type (Basic Float Glass, Toughened Glass, Coated Glass, Laminated Glass, Insulated, Extra Clear Glass, and Others), by Raw Material (Sand, Soda Ash, Recycled Glass, Dolomite, Limestone, and Others), by End- Use (Construction, Automotive, Solar, Electronics, and Others) – Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast 2021-2030

Flat Glass Market

Industry:  Materials & Chemicals | Publish Date: Dec 2022 | No of Pages:  N/A | No. Tables:  N/A | No. Figures:  N/A

Market Definition:

The Flat Glass Market size was valued at USD 105.98 billion in 2020 and is predicted to reach USD 197.59 billion by 2030 with a CAGR of 6.2% from 2021-2030. 

Flat glass, also known as plate or sheet glass is manufactured by pouring the molten glass from a furnace into a chamber that contains a bed of molten tin. The atmosphere inside the chamber is carefully controlled during this process. It spreads 90 to 140 inches wide at a thickness determined at the time of manufacture. Flat glass is also produced via controlled chemical and thermal reactions to ensure toughness in its structure. Despite this, flat glass is highly customizable and flexible once it is made. 

Flat glasses are widely used in the consumer goods, building & construction, solar, and automotive industries, in applications such as solar panels, furniture, windshields, glass tabletops, transparent walls, wall mirrors, car mirrors, glass doors, and building facades among others. Flat glass is not only used for enhancing attractiveness of buildings, but it is also used as a technical and safety requirement in some applications like soundproof glazing, heat insulation, and as a resistance to UV.

Market Dynamics and Trends:

The demand for flat glass is rising due to the increasing investment towards infrastructure such as construction of eco-friendly green buildings, which aid in minimizing the carbon emissions into the environment. Also, factors such as, increasing urbanization, expanding real estate sector, product innovation, growing use of solar panels, photovoltaic modules, and e-glass are expected to propel the growth of the market during the forecast period. Moreover, increasing trend of replacing building exteriors with laminated flat glass owing to its toughness and wide usage in offices due to its ability to propagate natural day light inside the office contribute towards the growth of the market.

However, fluctuations in the prices of raw materials, rising pollution and high consumption of energy during the manufacturing process are the factors restraining the growth of market during the forecast period. On the other hand, increasing production of solar panels and lightweight glazing glass, coupled with the rising disposable income that led to the demand for attractive infrastructure, are factors expected to create lucrative growth opportunities for the market players in the near future.

 

Market Segmentations and Scope of the Study:

The flat glass market has been segmented based on type, raw material, end-use, and geography. Based on type, the market is bifurcated into basic float glass, toughened glass, coated glass, laminated glass, insulated, extra clear glass, and others. Based on raw material the market is divided into sand, soda ash, recycled glass, dolomite, limestone, and others. Based on end-use, the market is classified into construction, automotive, solar, electronics, and others. The construction segment is further classified into new, refurbishment, and interior. Under automotive, the market is sub-segment into OEM, and aftermarket. Geographic breakdown and analysis of each of the aforesaid segments includes regions comprising of North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW.

 

Geographical Analysis:

Asia-Pacific region holds the lion share of flat glass market and is expected to continue dominating the market during the forecast period. This is attributed to factors such as growth of various end-user industries like automotive, consumer electronics, building & construction, and various other industries. Also, China is the biggest producer of flat glass in the world, holding more than 50% share of the market. Many manufacturers in China have been geared to create products that meet the environmental standards and western production levels. 

Moreover, second-largest market share is held by Europe owing to increasing investment in the automotive and construction industry. In addition, presence of major players such as O-I glass, Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd and AGC Inc., Saint-Gobain, and Ardagh Group SA, boosts the market growth in this region. North America, on the other hand is expected to show a steady rise in the flat glass market due to government regulations with regards to energy-efficient buildings that results in the growth of the flat glass market in the North American region.

 

Competitive Landscape:

The market comprises of various players such as are AGC Inc., Cevital Group, Euroglas, Guardian Industries, Saint-Gobain, i ecam Group, Vitro, Schott AG, Nippon Sheet Glass Co., and Kibing Group. These manufacturers are actively indulging in R&D initiatives, product & technology innovations, and industrial collaborations to enhance their product and increase their growth and geographical reach. 

For instance, In September 2020, Guardian industries inaugurated its second float glass facility in Poland. The aim of the new facility is catering to the growing demand for high-performance products in construction and architectural markets. Also, in March 2021, Schott AG had flaunted innovative solutions for the tempered glass of home appliances at one of the famous trade shows named Appliance & Electronics World Expo 2021. This update helped the company to increase customer base which will generate the revenue in future.

KEY BENEFITS:

  • The flat glass market report provides the quantitative analysis of the current market and estimations through 2021-2030 that assists in identifying the prevailing market opportunities to capitalize on.

  • The study comprises a deep dive analysis of the flat glass market trend including the current and future trends for depicting the prevalent investment pockets in the market.

  • The information related to key drivers, restraints and opportunities and their impact on the flat glass market is provided in the report.

  • The competitive analysis of the market players along with their market share in the flat glass market

  • The SWOT analysis and Porters Five Forces model is elaborated in the study.

  • Value chain analysis in the market study provides a clear picture of the stakeholders’ roles.

KEY MARKET SEGMENTS:

By Type

  • Basic Float Glass

  • Toughened Glass

  • Coated Glass

  • Laminated Glass

  • Insulated

  • Extra Clear Glass

  • Others

By Raw Material

  • Sand

  • Soda Ash

  • Recycled Glass

  • Dolomite

  • Limestone

  • Others

By End-Use

  • Construction

    • New

    • Refurbishment

    • Interior

  • Automotive

    • OEM

    • Aftermarket

  • Solars

  • Electronics

  • Others

By Geography

  • North America

    • U.S.

    • Canada

    • Mexico

  • Europe

    • UK

    • Germany

    • France

    • Russia

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • India

    • Japan

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • RoW

    • Latin America

    • Middle east

    • Africa

REPORT SCOPE AND SEGMENTATION:

Parameters

Details

Analysis Period

2020–2030

Base Year Considered

2020

Forecast Period

2021–2030

Market Size Estimation

Billion (USD)

Market Segmentation

By Product Product Type (Basic Float Glass, Toughened Glass, Coated Glass, Laminated Glass, Insulated, Extra Clear Glass, and Others), by Raw Material (Sand, Soda Ash, Recycled Glass, Dolomite, Limestone, and Others), by End- Use (Construction, Automotive, Solar, Electronics, and Others)

Geographical Segmentation

North America (U.S., Canada, Mexico) Europe (UK, Germany, France, Russia, Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, India, Australia, Rest of APAC), Rest of the World (Latin America, Middle east, Africa)

Companies Profiled

AGC Inc., Cevital Group, Euroglas, Guardian Industries, Saint-Gobain, i ecam Group, Vitro, Schott AG, Nippon Sheet Glass Co., and Kibing Group.

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KEY BENEFITS:

  • The flat glass market report provides the quantitative analysis of the current market and estimations through 2021-2030 that assists in identifying the prevailing market opportunities to capitalize on.

  • The study comprises a deep dive analysis of the flat glass market trend including the current and future trends for depicting the prevalent investment pockets in the market.

  • The information related to key drivers, restraints and opportunities and their impact on the flat glass market is provided in the report.

  • The competitive analysis of the market players along with their market share in the flat glass market

  • The SWOT analysis and Porters Five Forces model is elaborated in the study.

  • Value chain analysis in the market study provides a clear picture of the stakeholders’ roles.

KEY MARKET SEGMENTS:

By Type

  • Basic Float Glass

  • Toughened Glass

  • Coated Glass

  • Laminated Glass

  • Insulated

  • Extra Clear Glass

  • Others

By Raw Material

  • Sand

  • Soda Ash

  • Recycled Glass

  • Dolomite

  • Limestone

  • Others

By End-Use

  • Construction

    • New

    • Refurbishment

    • Interior

  • Automotive

    • OEM

    • Aftermarket

  • Solars

  • Electronics

  • Others

By Geography

  • North America

    • U.S.

    • Canada

    • Mexico

  • Europe

    • UK

    • Germany

    • France

    • Russia

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • India

    • Japan

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • RoW

    • Latin America

    • Middle east

    • Africa

REPORT SCOPE AND SEGMENTATION:

Parameters

Details

Analysis Period

2020–2030

Base Year Considered

2020

Forecast Period

2021–2030

Market Size Estimation

Billion (USD)

Market Segmentation

By Product Product Type (Basic Float Glass, Toughened Glass, Coated Glass, Laminated Glass, Insulated, Extra Clear Glass, and Others), by Raw Material (Sand, Soda Ash, Recycled Glass, Dolomite, Limestone, and Others), by End- Use (Construction, Automotive, Solar, Electronics, and Others)

Geographical Segmentation

North America (U.S., Canada, Mexico) Europe (UK, Germany, France, Russia, Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, India, Australia, Rest of APAC), Rest of the World (Latin America, Middle east, Africa)

Companies Profiled

AGC Inc., Cevital Group, Euroglas, Guardian Industries, Saint-Gobain, i ecam Group, Vitro, Schott AG, Nippon Sheet Glass Co., and Kibing Group.

KEY PLAYERS:

  • AGC Inc.

  • Cevital Group

  • Euroglas, Guardian Industries

  • Saint-Gobain

  • ?i?ecam Group

  • Vitro

  • Schott AG

  • Nippon Sheet Glass Co.

  • Kibing Group

  • China Glass Holdings Limited


Frequently Asked Questions
What will be the worth of global Flat Glass market by the end of 2030?

According to the report published by Next Move Strategy Consulting, the Flat Glass market business is expected to hit at $197.59 billion (USD) by 2030.

Which region is expected to hold the highest market share in the Flat Glass Market?

Asia-Pacific is expected to hold the highest market share in the global market. The region is expected to witness remarkable growth as it houses the major key players in the market.

Which are the top companies in the Flat Glass industry?

AGC Inc., Cevital Group, Euroglas, Guardian Industries, Saint-Gobain, i ecam Group, Vitro, Schott AG, Nippon Sheet Glass Co., and Kibing Group.

What are the market segmentations and scope of the study?

The global Flat Glass market share analysis is based on type, raw material, end-use, and geography.

How big is the Flat Glass market?

Currently (in 2020), the market value stands at USD 105.98 billion and it is anticipated to reach USD 197.59 billion by 2030.