Europe Flat Glass Market, By Type (Float Glass, Cast Flat Glass, Security Flat Glass, Architectural Flat Glass, Clear Flat Glass, Tinted Flat Glass, Wired Glass, Extra Clear Flat Glass, Patterned Flat Glass Or Textured Flat Glass, Blown Flat Glass, Special Flat Glass And Others), Product Type (Uncoated and Coated), Function (UV Filter Flat Glass, Heat Insulation Flat Glass, Safety Glazing, Soundproofed Glazing, Self-Cleaning Flat Glass , Ion Exchange Flat Glass, And Others ), Thickness (4 MM, 5 MM, 6 MM, 2 MM, 3 MM, 8 MM, 10 MM, 12 MM and Others), Application (Building and Construction, Automotive, Aerospace, Solar Energy, Electronic Appliances, Furniture and Others)- Industry Trends and Forecast to 2030.
Europe Flat Glass Market Analysis and Size
Europe flat glass market is expected to grow significantly in the forecast period of 2023 to 2030. Data Bridge Market Research analyses that the market is growing with a CAGR of 10.2% in the forecast period of 2023 to 2030 and is expected to reach USD 70,389,500.71 thousand by 2030. The major factor driving the growth of the flat glass market is the rising demand of flat glass products in end-use industries, and growing awareness regarding the properties of the flat glass products.
2023 to 2030
2021 (Customizable to 2020 - 2015)
Revenue in USD Thousand
By Type (Float Glass, Cast Flat Glass, Security Flat Glass, Architectural Flat Glass, Clear Flat Glass, Tinted Flat Glass, Wired Glass, Extra Clear Flat Glass, Patterned Flat Glass Or Textured Flat Glass, Blown Flat Glass, Special Flat Glass And Others), Product Type (Uncoated and Coated), Function (UV Filter Flat Glass, Heat Insulation Flat Glass, Safety Glazing, Soundproofed Glazing, Self-Cleaning Flat Glass , Ion Exchange Flat Glass, And Others ), Thickness (4 MM, 5 MM, 6 MM, 2 MM, 3 MM, 8 MM, 10 MM, 12 MM and Others), Application (Building and Construction, Automotive, Aerospace, Solar Energy, Electronic Appliances, Furniture and Others)
U.K., Russia, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Turkey, Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Poland and Rest of Europe.
Market Players Covered
Guardian Industries Holdings Site., TAIWAN GLASS IND. CORP., Zibo Yuru Glass Companyfounded, SCHOTT, SAINT-GOBAIN, AGC Inc., Central Glass Co., Ltd., Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd, Şişecam, Vitro, and EUROGLAS among others.
Molten glass is spread out into sheets form on a metal plane to make flat glass. The glass is available in flat sheets of paper, also known as plate glass and sheet glass. Flat glass is one of the most used materials in Construction and architecture. It is commonly used in indoor windows, automotive glass, mirrors, and solar panels.
Europe Flat Glass Market Dynamics
- Growing investments in the infrastructure and construction sector
Growing construction activities and infrastructural development have led flat glass products to arise in demand. Flat Glass is utilized in roofs, windows, and facades. It is widely used for internal partitions as an architectural feature. It also provides acoustic and thermal insulation to the building, raising their demand in construction. Manufacturers in the construction industry use flat Glass effectively, providing improved recyclability, durability, abrasion resistance, vibration control, and strength. Flat Glass allows the manufacturers to minimize production costs and facilitate modular assembly practices, which improve the quality of the products. Glass is used in many structural applications in buildings to improve its mechanical, optical, and aesthetic properties.
Many construction sites use flat Glass as an essential and glazing material due to its characteristic properties. Flat Glass is widely used for internal partitions and as an architectural feature. With the demand for flat glass in this industry due to its significant properties in the European region, the flat glass market is expected to grow in the upcoming forecast period.
- Growing demand for flat glass in end-use industries
Flat Glass is produced as a plane and is widely used in automotive, architecture, and construction industries. Flat Glass has characteristic properties, including viscosity, hardness, surface tension, density, and thermal expansion. Glass used in automobiles is broadly termed Automotive Glass. It is a kind of processed float glass that undergoes heating and chemical treatments.
The automotive industry has been transforming our riding experience with innovative ideas. The use of automotive Glass in manufacturing windscreens, side windows and rear car glass has significantly improved all the safety parameters. Automotive Glass provides greater comfort and protection. Laminated Glass provides safety, soundproofing, breaking strength, and protection against bad weather in automotive applications.
Float glass is widely used in the architectural and construction industries, which involves manufacturing Glass using a melt process. It is one of the most widely used forms of Glass in modern times. Float glass has a strong and rigid structure and can withstand chemicals and varying weather conditions, making it quite durable. The float glass segment is growing due to its cost-effective range, which has maximized its applications.
Due to the high quality and structural flexibility of flat Glass, it is widely used in different applications, making it one of the most demanded materials in the manufacture of various consumer products used in different end-user industries. The demand for Flat Glass in the market is expected to grow.
- Rise in disposable income and growing preference for look and appeal in interiors.
The rise in disposable incomes strengthened the purchasing power of consumers. Accelerated urbanization and increasing urban population with changing demands are important drivers for the increasing demand for flat glass products in the market. The growing global economy has increased disposable income with the global population in urban areas. This has increased the spending capacity of the urban population. The shift in consumer preference towards Glass in interior and exterior building structures for aesthetic appearance will propel the market growth.
Flat Glass is extensively used in homes, commercial buildings, and offices. Glass adds style and sophistication to interior designs. It is used to cater to various requirements when used for interiors. Varieties of transparent, translucent, or opaque Glass are used to maximize space, protect privacy, ensure safety, improve natural light or enhance aesthetics. Specially manufactured frosted Glass for interior design can be used for diverse segments such as homes, offices, hotels and restaurants, and commercial /retail spaces. Glass plays a major role in architecture and interior design. It is included as a part of the building envelope as facades and windows to add styling and sophistication to the design.
With the increased focus on aesthetics and design in infrastructure for construction and decorative activities the demand for flat Glass in the market is expected to grow at an exponential rate in the next forecasting period
- Security and other issues associated with using flat glass in buildings
Flat Glass is manufactured to fulfill the requirement of some fancy buildings and construction. Most flat glass used in various sectors such as buildings & constructions and automotive sectors have a service life of up to a few years and are intended for applied in windows, walls, windshields. Application of this kind of flat Glass are domestically and commercially increasing because it can make the decorum of houses more aesthetic. However, despite a wide preference for flat glass for use in buildings and automobiles, few significant issues associated with security are present in flat glasses. With the increasing application of flat Glass in the construction and automobile industry, the security problems associated with flat Glass are also taking place in the market to restrain the growth of the flat glass market.
- Regulatory concerns associated with the standards of flat glass
Flat Glass isone of the most spectacular backbones of many aesthetic & fancy buildings and automobiles. However, the standards or the quality is the first property that is enquired about when any consumer purchases anything. Some regulations predefine this quality and standards. However, manufacturers of flat Glass face issues associated with the specification as per the regulations while manufacturing flat glasses. These standards or specifications can sometimes be very much unfavourable for the manufacturer in terms of cost and other prospects. To maintain all regulations and the proper quality of the products, the manufacturer of flat glasses has to follow some of the specifications. Maintaining such regulations can be a challenge to them.
- Environmental concerns related to flat glass
Environmental concerns is one of the major challenges which flat glass manufacturers face. Increasing environmental pollution worldwide is making every individual more concerned about sustainability and eco-friendliness of any product. Pollutant sources are generating toxic and hazardous products which are being the cause of deaths. Few such toxic products are also produced while manufacturing flat Glass. The melting process of flat Glass generates Sulphur oxides and nitrogen gases are also made up when the Glass is being warmed by the burning gas. These byproducts proves that Glass is not a “clean product” as we think it is.
The utility of glass products is much less when compared to its negative impact upon environment when manufactured or produced. Governments are taking stringent regulations as well to maintain sustainability as well as proper use of resources. In addition, all these negative factors and government concerns regarding the environment can challenge the Europe flat glass market in the forecast period.
- In December 2022, Guardian Glass launched their product in their leading SunGuard eXtraSelective range – Guardian SunGuard SNX 70. It is a new triple silver coated glass that boasts outstanding solar control and light transmission approaching 70% and high thermal insulation. It helps the company expand its product portfolio and increase its sales, which adds to its revenue.
Europe Flat Glass Market Scope
Europe flat glass market is categorized based on type, product type, function, thickness and application. The growth amongst these segments will help you analyze major growth segments in the industries and provide the users with a valuable market overview and market insights to make strategic decisions to identify core market applications.
- Float Glass
- Cast Flat Glass
- Security Flat Glass
- Architectural Flat Glass
- Clear Flat Glass
- Tinted Flat Glass
- Wired Glass
- Extra Clear Flat Glass
- Patterned Flat Glass or Textured Flat Glass
- Blown Flat Glass
- Special Flat Glass
On the basis of type, the Europe flat glass market is classified into twelve segments float glass, cast flat glass, security flat glass, architectural flat glass, clear flat glass, tinted flat glass, wired glass, extra clear flat glass, patterned flat glass or textured flat glass, blown flat glass, special flat glass and others.
On the basis of product, the Europe flat glass market is segmented into coated and uncoated
- UV Filter Flat Glass
- Heat Insulation Flat Glass
- Safety Glazing
- Soundproofed Glazing
- Self-Cleaning Flat Glass
- Ion Exchange Flat Glass
On the basis of function, the Europe flat glass market is segmented into UV filter flat glass, heat insulation flat glass, safety glazing, soundproofed glazing, self-cleaning flat glass , ion exchange flat glass, and others.
- 4 MM
- 5 MM
- 6 MM
- 2 MM
- 3 MM
- 8 MM
- 10 MM
- 12 MM
On the basis of thickness, the Europe flat glass market is segmented into 4 MM, 5 MM, 6 MM, 2 MM, 3 MM, 8 MM, 10 MM, 12 MM, and others .
- Building and Construction
- Solar Energy
- Electronic Appliances
On the basis of application, the Europe flat glass market is segmented into building and Construction, automotive, aerospace, solar energy, electronic appliances, furniture, and others.
Europe Flat Glass Market Regional Analysis/Insights
Europe flat glass market is segmented on the basis of type, product, function, thickness and application.
The countries in the Europe flat glass market are the U.K., Russia, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Turkey, Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Poland and Rest of Europe.
Germany is dominating the Europe flat glass market due to the growing characteristics of flat glass products.
The country section of the report also provides individual market-impacting factors and changes in market regulation that impact the current and future trends of the market. Data point downstream and upstream value chain analysis, technical trends porter's five forces analysis, and case studies are some of the pointers used to forecast the market scenario for individual countries. Also, the presence and availability of Europe brands and their challenges faced due to large or scarce competition from local and domestic brands, the impact of domestic tariffs, and trade routes are considered while providing forecast analysis of the country data.
Competitive Landscape and Europe Flat Glass Market Share Analysis
The Europe flat glass market competitive landscape provides details by competitors. Details included are company overview, company financials, revenue generated, market potential, investment in research and development, new market initiatives, production sites and facilities, company strengths and weaknesses, product launch, product trials pipelines, product approvals, patents, product width and breadth, application dominance, technology lifeline curve. The above data points provided are only related to the companies’ focus related to the Europe flat glass market.
Some of the major players operating in the market are Guardian Industries Holdings Site., TAIWAN GLASS IND. CORP., Zibo Yuru Glass Company, SCHOTT, SAINT-GOBAIN, AGC Inc., Central Glass Co., Ltd., Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd, Şişecam, Vitro, and EUROGLAS among others.