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Global Flat Glass Market – Industry Trends and Forecast to 2031

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Global Flat Glass Market – Industry Trends and Forecast to 2031

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  • Feb 2024
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Global Flat Glass Market, By Type (Float Glass, Extra Clear Glass, Clear Glass, Cast Glass, Tinted Glass, Wired Glass, Special Flat Glass, Patterned Glass or Textured Glass, Blown Flat Glass and Others), Function (UV Filter Glass, Heat Insulation Glass, Safety Glazing, Soundproofed Glazing, Self-Cleaning Glass, Ion Exchange Glass and Others), Product (Coated and Uncoated), Application (Building and Construction, Automotive, Aerospace, Electronic Appliances, Solar Energy, Furniture and Others) – Industry Trends and Forecast to 2031.

Flat Glass Market

Flat Glass Market Analysis and Size

The flat glass market comprises both coated and uncoated glass variants. Coated flat glass includes products such aslow-emissivity (Low-E) glass, offering enhanced thermal insulation. Uncoated flat glass includes standard float glass used in windows and mirrors. Each variant caters to different applications, from energy-efficient building facades to automotive windscreens.

Data Bridge Market Research analyses that the global flat glass market is expected to reach USD 22,41,66,817.79 thousand  by 2031, which is 12,75,77,342.40 thousand in 2023, registering a CAGR of 7.3% during the forecast period of 2024 to 2031. In addition to the insights on market scenarios such as market value, growth rate, segmentation, geographical coverage, and major players, the market reports curated by the Data Bridge Market Research also include in-depth expert analysis, geographically represented company-wise production and capacity, network layouts of distributors and partners, detailed and updated price trend analysis and deficit analysis of supply chain and demand.

Flat Glass Market Scope and Segmentation

Report Metric

Details

Forecast Period

2024-2031

Base Year

2023

Historic Years

2022 (Customizable to 2016-2021)

Quantitative Units

Revenue in USD Thousand, Volumes in Units, Pricing in USD

Segments Covered

Type (Float Glass, Extra Clear Glass, Clear Glass, Cast Glass, Tinted Glass, Wired Glass, Special Flat Glass, Patterned Glass or Textured Glass, Blown Flat Glass and Others), Function (UV Filter Glass, Heat Insulation Glass, Safety Glazing, Soundproofed Glazing, Self-Cleaning Glass, Ion Exchange Glass and Others), Product (Coated and Uncoated), Application (Building and Construction, Automotive, Aerospace, Electronic Appliances, Solar Energy, Furniture and Others),

Countries Covered

U.S., Canada and Mexico in North America, Germany, France, U.K., Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Russia, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Rest of Europe in Europe, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Rest of Asia-Pacific (APAC) in the Asia-Pacific (APAC), Saudi Arabia, U.A.E, South Africa, Egypt, Israel, Rest of Middle East and Africa (MEA) as a part of Middle East and Africa (MEA), Brazil, Argentina and Rest of South America as part of South America

Market Players Covered

Saint-Gobain Group (France)m SCHOTT (Germany), Phoenicia (U.S.), CARDINAL GLASS INDUSTRIES, INC (U.S.), TAIWAN GLASS IND CORP. (Taiwan), Guardian Industries Holdings (U.S.), Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd (Japan), AGC Inc. (Japan), Zibo Yuru Glass Company (China), KIBING GROUP (China), Swift Glass (U.S.), Qingdao REXI Industries Co., Ltd. (China), Vitro (Mexico), China Glass Holdings Limited (China), Qingdao Laurel Glass Technology Co.,Ltd (China), Specialty Glass Products (U.S.), Dongguan CSG Solar Glass Co., Ltd (China), Central Glass Co. Ltd (Japan), Sisecam (Turkey)

Market Opportunities

  • Rise of Sustainable Glass Packaging Meeting Consumer Preferences
  • Expansion in Electronic Display Applications Creates Demand

Market Definition

Flat glass is a type of glass that is manufactured in flat, thin sheets. It is produced by floating molten glass on top of a molten metal bath, resulting in uniform thickness and smooth surfaces. Flat glass is commonly used in windows, doors, mirrors, and architectural applications.

Global Flat Glass Market Dynamics

Drivers

  • Urbanization Fueling Commercial and Residential Construction

The flat glass market is experiencing growth propelled by urbanization, which drives demand for commercial and residential construction. As urban areas expand, there is a heightened need for buildings and infrastructure, leading to increased consumption of flat glass in applications such as windows, facades, and interior partitions. This trend is expected to continue as urbanization persists, presenting opportunities for market expansion in the construction sector.

  • Technological Advancements Enabling Thinner Glass Production

Technological advancements have revolutionized the flat glass market by enabling the production of thinner glass. Through innovations in glass manufacturing processes and materials, thinner glass can be produced without compromising strength or quality. This development offers benefits such as reduced weight, improved energy efficiency, and enhanced aesthetics in architectural and automotive applications. Thinner glass also contributes to sustainability efforts by conserving resources and reducing environmental impact, driving market growth and adoption.

Opportunities

  • Rise of Sustainable Glass Packaging Meeting Consumer Preferences

The flat glass market is witnessing growth due to the rise of sustainable glass packaging solutions. As environmental concerns escalate, there is increasing demand for eco-friendly packaging options. Glass, being recyclable and inert, is favored for its sustainability attributes. Manufacturers are investing in innovative techniques to produce eco-conscious glass packaging, meeting consumer preferences and regulatory standards. This trend is expected to drive further expansion of the flat glass market.

  • Expansion in Electronic Display Applications Creates Demand

The flat glass market is expanding with the increasing adoption of electronic display applications. As technology advances, demand grows for high-quality flat glass used in displays for smartphones, televisions, monitors, and other electronic devices. This trend is fueled by factors such as rising consumer demand for advanced display technologies, increased production of electronic devices, and innovations in glass manufacturing techniques, driving market growth in the electronic display segment.

Restraints/ Challenges

  • Labor Shortages Affecting Manufacturing Operations

Labor shortages affecting manufacturing operations act as a restraint on market growth by causing delays in production schedules and reducing overall output capacity. This constraint can lead to increased costs associated with overtime wages or the need to invest in automation technologies. Furthermore, it may impact product quality and innovation as companies divert resources towards managing workforce issues rather than focusing on research and development efforts, ultimately impeding market expansion.

  • Trade Barriers and Tariffs Impacts International Trade

Trade barriers and tariffs affecting international trade pose challenges to market growth by increasing costs for importing and exporting goods. These barriers can limit market access, hinder market expansion opportunities, and disrupt supply chains. Moreover, they may lead to retaliatory measures from trading partners, further exacerbating the situation. Additionally, uncertainty surrounding trade policies can deter investment and innovation, constraining market growth potential.

This global flat glass market report provides details of new recent developments, trade regulations, import-export analysis, production analysis, value chain optimization, market share, impact of domestic and localized market players, analyses opportunities in terms of emerging revenue pockets, changes in market regulations, strategic market growth analysis, market size, category market growths, application niches and dominance, product approvals, product launches, geographic expansions, technological innovations in the market. To gain more info on the global flat glass market contact Data Bridge Market Research for an Analyst Brief, our team will help you take an informed market decision to achieve market growth.

Impact and Current Market Scenario of Raw Material Shortage and Shipping Delays

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Apart from the standard report, we also offer in-depth analysis of the procurement level from forecasted shipping delays, distributor mapping by region, commodity analysis, production analysis, price mapping trends, sourcing, category performance analysis, supply chain risk management solutions, advanced benchmarking, and other services for procurement and strategic support.

Expected Impact of Economic Slowdown on the Pricing and Availability of Products

When economic activity slows, industries begin to suffer. The forecasted effects of the economic downturn on the pricing and accessibility of the products are taken into account in the market insight reports and intelligence services provided by DBMR. With this, our clients can typically keep one step ahead of their competitors, project their sales and revenue, and estimate their profit and loss expenditures.

Recent Developments

  • In October 2023, Vitro disclosed an additional contract with First Solar, supplying high-tech glass front sheets for solar panels manufactured in North America. Vitro's USD 180 million investment in facility adaptation aims to meet contract demands, projecting additional sales of approximately USD 1.3 billion over the next decade, complementing the initial 1.2-billion-dollar contract
  • In July 2023, Cardinal Glass Industries Inc. announced the consolidation and expansion of Cardinal CT Company's Custom Tempering Operations in the Western United States. Following the acquisition of the Dixon, California tempering facility, Cardinal CT completed a planned building expansion, improved floor layout, and installed new equipment, resulting in increased capacity, efficiency, and productivity
  • In September 2022, AGC Glass Europe S.A., a subsidiary of AGC, a renowned manufacturer of glass and high-tech materials, revealed plans to create a float glass range with a greatly diminished carbon footprint. The initiative aims for less than 7 kg of CO2 emissions per m2 for clear glass (4 mm thickness)
  • In June 2022, Saint-Gobain introduced MIRASTAR REFLECT, a new highly reflective glass featuring exceptional opacity and reflection properties. With only 0.1% light transmission and 55% light reflection, it offers durability in high-humidity conditions. This product is ideal for mirrored wall-fixed applications, providing enhanced aesthetic appeal and functionality
  • In March 2021, SCHOTT AG presented innovative tempered glass solutions for home appliances at the Appliance & Electronics World Expo 2021 trade show. This showcase enhances the company's visibility and attracts new customers, ultimately contributing to future revenue growth through expanded market reach and increased product adoption

Global Flat Glass Market Scope

The global flat glass market is segmented on the basis of type, function, product, and application. The growth amongst these segments will help you analyze meagre growth segments in the industries and provide the users with a valuable market overview and market insights to help them make strategic decisions for identifying core market applications.

Type

  • Float Glass
  • Extra Clear Glass
  • Clear Glass
  • Cast Glass
  • Tinted Glass
  • Wired Glass
  • Special Flat Glass
  • Patterned Glass or Textured Glass
  • Blown Flat Glass
  • Others

Function

  • UV Filter Glass
  • Heat Insulation Glass
  • Safety Glazing
  • Soundproofed Glazing
  • Self-Cleaning Glass
  • Ion Exchange Glass
  • Others

Product

  • Coated
  • Uncoated

Application

  • Building and Construction
  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Electronic Appliances
  • Solar Energy
  • Furniture
  • Others

Global Flat Glass Market Regional Analysis/Insights

The global flat glass market is analyzed and market size insights and trends are provided by type, function, product, and application as referenced above.

The countries covered in the global flat glass market report are U.S., Canada and Mexico in North America, Germany, France, U.K., Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Russia, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Rest of Europe in Europe, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Rest of Asia-Pacific (APAC) in the Asia-Pacific (APAC), Saudi Arabia, U.A.E, South Africa, Egypt, Israel, Rest of Middle East and Africa (MEA) as a part of Middle East and Africa (MEA), Brazil, Argentina and Rest of South America as part of South America.

North America leads the flat glass market due to government initiatives promoting electric vehicle adoption and sustainable construction practices. Increased efforts to reduce reliance on conventional energy sources further drive demand for solar panels, wherein flat glass is integral. Rising solar panel installations are expected to fuel demand for flat glass in the region.

The Asia-Pacific region is expected to lead the flat glass market, driven by its large population, which creates a substantial customer base. Increasing demand for durable products further bolsters growth prospects in the region. This trend underscores the region's significance as a key market for flat glass manufacturers.

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 points such asdown-stream and upstream value chain analysis, technical trends and porter's five forces analysis, case studies are some of the pointers used to forecast the market scenario for individual countries. Also, the presence and availability of global brands and their challenges faced due to large or scarce competition from local and domestic brands, impact of domestic tariffs and trade routes are considered while providing forecast analysis of the country data.   

Competitive Landscape and Global Flat Glass Market Share Analysis

The global flat glass market competitive landscape provides details by competitor. Details included are company overview, company financials, revenue generated, market potential, investment in research and development, new market initiatives, global presence, production sites and facilities, production capacities, company strengths and weaknesses, product launch, product width and breadth, application dominance. The above data points provided are only related to the companies' focus related to global flat glass market.

Some of the major players operating in the global flat glass market are:

  • Saint-Gobain Group (France)
  • SCHOTT (Germany)
  • Phoenicia (U.S.)
  • CARDINAL GLASS INDUSTRIES, INC (U.S.)
  • TAIWAN GLASS IND CORP. (Taiwan)
  • Guardian Industries Holdings (U.S.)
  • Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd (Japan)
  • AGC Inc. (Japan)
  • Zibo Yuru Glass Company (China)
  • KIBING GROUP (China)
  • Swift Glass (U.S.)
  • Qingdao REXI Industries Co., Ltd. (China)
  • Vitro (Mexico)
  • China Glass Holdings Limited (China)
  • Qingdao Laurel Glass Technology Co.,Ltd (China)
  • Specialty Glass Products (U.S.)
  • Dongguan CSG Solar Glass Co., Ltd (China)
  • Central Glass Co. Ltd (Japan)
  • Sisecam (Turkey)


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The flat glass market size will be worth USD 22,41,66,817.79 thousand by 2031.
The growth rate of the flat glass market is to grow at a CAGR of 7.3% in the forecast period by 2031.
Urbanization fueling commercial and residential construction & technological advancements enabling thinner glass production are the growth drivers of the flat glass market.
Type, function, product, and application are the factors on which the flat glass market research is based.
Major companies in the flat glass market are Saint-Gobain Group (France)m SCHOTT (Germany), Phoenicia (U.S.), CARDINAL GLASS INDUSTRIES, INC (U.S.), TAIWAN GLASS IND CORP. (Taiwan), Guardian Industries Holdings (U.S.), Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd (Japan), AGC Inc. (Japan), Zibo Yuru Glass Company (China), KIBING GROUP (China), Swift Glass (U.S.), Qingdao REXI Industries Co., Ltd. (China), Vitro (Mexico), China Glass Holdings Limited (China), Qingdao Laurel Glass Technology Co.,Ltd (China), Specialty Glass Products (U.S.), Dongguan CSG Solar Glass Co., Ltd (China), Central Glass Co. Ltd (Japan), Sisecam (Turkey).
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