High-strength Glass: Global Markets

High-strength Glass: Global Markets

  • September 2020 •
  • 157 pages •
  • Report ID: 5968458 •
  • Format: PDF
Report Scope:
This report provides an updated review of high-strength glass, including materials and production processes, and identifies current and emerging applications for HSG products.

The analyst delineates the current market status for high-strength glass, defines trends, and presents growth forecasts for the next five years.The HSG market is analyzed based on the following segments: configuration, composition, application, and region.

In addition, technological issues, including key events and the latest developments, are discussed.

More specifically, the market analysis conducted for this report is divided into five sections.

In the first section, an introduction to the topic and a historical review of HSG technology are provided, including an outline of recent events. In this section, current and emerging applications for HSG are also identified and grouped in segments (aerospace and defense, construction, electronics/optoelectronics, energy, life sciences, mechanical /chemical, transportation, and others).

The second section provides a technological review of high-strength glass.This section offers a detailed description of HSG materials, their properties, configurations, and typical fabrication methods.

This section concludes with an analysis of the most important technological developments since 2018, including examples of significant patents recently issued or applied for. The chapter ends with an highlight of the most active research organizations operating in this field and their activities.

The third section entails a global market analysis for high-strength glass.Global revenues (sales data in millions of dollars) are presented for each segment (configuration, composition, application, and region), with actual data referring to the years 2018 and 2019, and estimates for 2020.

Revenues are at the manufacturing level.

The analysis of current revenues for high-strength glass is followed by a detailed presentation of market growth trends, based on industry growth, technological trends, and regional trends.The third section concludes by providing projected revenues for high-strength glass within each segment, together with forecast CAGRs for the period 2020 through 2025.

Projected and forecast revenue values are in constant U.S. dollars, unadjusted for inflation.

In the fourth section of the study, which covers global industry structure, the report offers a list of the leading suppliers of high-strength glass, together with a description of their products.The analysis includes a description of the geographical distribution of these firms and an evaluation of other key industry players.

Detailed company profiles of the top players are also provided.

The fifth and final section includes an analysis of recently issued U.S. patents, with a summary of patents related to HSG materials, fabrication methods, and applications. Patent analysis is performed by region, country, assignee, patent category, material type, and application.

Report Includes:
- 44 data tables and 47 additional tables
- A brief general outlook of the global markets for high-strength glass (HSG) with emphasis on material chemistry, properties, configurations, fabrication technologies and applications.
- Analyses of the global market trends with data from 2018 and 2019, estimates for 2020, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2025
- Highlight new technological developments related to high-strength glass, while outlining current technical issues
- Estimation of current market size and market forecast for each segment, as well as the market share analysis of high-strength glass by composition, configuration, application and geographical region
- Review existing fields of application for high-strength glass and examine emerging applications
- Discussion of the most relevant global R&D activities related to HSG and evaluation of trends in recently issued U.S. patents
- Company profiles of key industry players including 3M, 3B-The Fibreglass Co., Cardinal Glass Industries, Gerresheimer, Saint-Gobain and Schott AG

Summary:
High-strength glass (HSG) is a category of glass characterized by high tensile or compressive strength. The higher mechanical strength is due to the glass composition and/or the utilization of additional process steps that either create a glass sandwich structure by the addition of one or more polymer inter layers, or toughen the glass through a thermal or chemical treatment.

The analyst has identified seven main sectors in which high-strength glass finds current and potential applications: aerospace and defense, construction, electronics and optoelectronics, energy, life sciences, mechanical/chemical, and transportation.

This study provides an updated review of HSG technology, including materials, properties, configurations, fabrication processes, and applications. It also offers a detailed market analysis for high-strength glass by segment (configuration, composition, application, and region), describing technical aspects and trends that will affect future growth of this market.

As shown in the Summary Table, the global market for high-strength glass increased from REDACTED in 2018 to REDACTED in 2019, and is estimated to reach REDACTED in 2020, corresponding to a CAGR of REDACTED during the two-year period.

Applications within the transportation sector currently account for the largest share of the market, at an estimated REDACTED of the total in 2020, corresponding to REDACTED.Within this segment, high-strength glass is being used primarily for windshields, side and rear windows, and sunroofs.

Sales of high-strength glass for the transportation sector are projected to rise at a CAGR of REDACTED during the 2018-2020 period.

By comparison, high-strength glass for the construction sector represents a relatively smaller share at REDACTED of the total, corresponding to estimated 2020 revenues of REDACTED. This segment has been expanding at a REDACTED CAGR since 2018, mainly driven by the use of HSG in commercial and residential building projects.

HSG for electronics and optoelectronics is estimated to account for REDACTED of the total, whereas all the remaining applications represent a combined share of REDACTED in 2020.