Flat Glass Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2021-2026

Flat Glass Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2021-2026

  • May 2021 •
  • 108 pages •
  • Report ID: 5808167 •
  • Format: PDF
The global flat glass market exhibited moderate growth during 2015-2020.

Flat glass, also known as sheet or plate glass, is most commonly used for manufacturing windows, doors, mirrors and solar panels. It is produced by melting sand, soda ash and silica into liquid and spreading it to the desired thickness. The molten liquid is then cooled to obtain the desired product. Flat glass is produced via controlled thermal and chemical reactions to ensure toughness in the structural formation. Despite this, flat glass is highly flexible and customizable once it is made.

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Global Flat Glass Market Trends and Drivers:
The thriving construction industry is the key factor driving the growth of the market. Furthermore, the increasing infrastructural expenditure on the construction of eco-friendly green buildings, which aid in minimizing carbon emissions into the environment, is also driving the flat glass market growth. Flat glass is widely used in photovoltaic modules, e-glass structures and solar panels due to the rising need for clean energy across the globe. It is gradually replacing the traditionally materials like bricks, stone and wood. Insulated flat glass is transparent and recyclable, which reduces pollution and enhances the comfort for the inhabitants of the building.

The flourishing automotive industry is another factor contributing to the market growth. The automobile manufacturers are increasingly employing tempered glass due to its shatterproof properties that can prevent severe injuries and possible life threats in case of accidents. Other factors such as the implementation of nanotechnology to produce lightweight glazing glass and solar control panels coupled with the increasing urbanization and rising disposable incomes are further creating a positive outlook for the market. Looking forward, the global flat glass market is expected to grow at a CAGR of around 5% during 2021-2026.

Key Market Segmentation:
the analyst provides an analysis of the key trends in each sub-segment of the global flat glass market, along with forecasts for growth at the global, regional and country-level from 2021-2026. Our report has categorized the market based on technology, product type, raw material, end use, type, end user industry and region.

Market Breakup by Technology:
Float Glass
Sheet Glass
Rolled Glass

Market Breakup by Product Type:
Basic Float Glass
Toughened Glass
Coated Glass
Laminated Glass
Insulated
Extra Clear Glass
Others

Market Breakup by Raw Material:
Sand
Soda Ash
Recycled Glass
Dolomite
Limestone
Others

Market Breakup by End-Use:
Safety and Security
Solar Control
Others

Market Breakup by Type:
Fabricated
Non-Fabricated

Market Breakup by End User Industry:
Construction
Automotive
Solar Energy
Electronics
Others

Market Breakup by Region:
Asia Pacific
Europe
North America
Middle East and Africa
Latin America

Competitive Landscape:
The global flat glass market is highly fragmented with the presence of several small and large players competing in terms of price and quality. Some of the leading players in the market are:

Asahi Glass
Saint-Gobain
Guardian Industries
Vitro
DB Glass
Nippon Sheet Glass
Central Glass
Taiwan Glass
Cardinal Glass Industries
Fuyao Glass Industry Group
Sisecam Group
CSG Holding Co. Ltd
Gulf Glass Industries

Key Questions Answered in This Report:
How has the global flat glass market performed so far and how will it perform in the coming years?
What are the key regional markets in the global flat glass industry?
What has been the impact of COVID-19 on the global flat glass industry?
What is the breakup of the market based on the technology?
What is the breakup of the market based on the product type?
What is the breakup of the market based on the raw material?
What is the breakup of the market based on the end-use?
What is the breakup of the market based on the type?
What is the breakup of the market based on the end use industry?
What are the various stages in the value chain of the global flat glass industry?
What are the key driving factors and challenges in the global flat glass industry?
What is the structure of the global flat glass industry and who are the key players?
What is the degree of competition in the global flat glass industry?
What are the profit margins in the flat glass industry?