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Building & Construction Glass Market

Building & Construction Glass Market

Global Industry Analysis (2018 - 2021), Growth Trends, and Market Forecast (2022 - 2029)

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Industry: Chemicals & Materials | Author Name: Harshad

Building & Construction Glass Market: Overview

The market for building & construction glass was worth USD 88.4 billion in 2021, and it is anticipated to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.9%. The main market growth drivers are the desire for sustainable construction, rising middle-class population, rising disposable income, and better infrastructure facilities. The Institution of Civil Engineers projects that over the next ten years, the global construction market will generate USD 15.5 trillion in revenue, with growing nations like China and India and developed nations like the United States leading the way. Glass used in construction will improve the amount of natural light that enters the building, cut down on energy use, lessen carbon emissions, and enhance the elegant charm of structures. As a result, expanding sports production across the residential, industrial, and commercial sectors is the primary factor driving market expansion.

As green buildings increase and people's awareness of energy efficiency grows, the worldwide building and construction glass industry is anticipated to expand significantly over the coming years. To improve the beauty of the structures, the substance is often utilized on roofs and facades. Throughout the forecast period, it is projected that product versatility in terms of design, depending on various applications, will drive the market. With enormous growth potential in emerging economies like Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, China, India, South Africa, and Saudi Arabia, green buildings have gained widespread acceptance worldwide. The world's largest building market has recently been identified as China. China wants to increase the energy efficiency of new buildings built in urban areas by 20% by 2020, according to the country's 13th five-year plan for building energy efficiency and green building development.

Market expansion is fueled by rising investments in the preservation or modernization of the existing infrastructure. Additionally, the top players engage in research and development activities to produce innovative manufacturing glass, expanding their product line and gaining a competitive edge. In October 2020, AGC Inc. agreed to complete the integration of the Architectural Glass Business in Japan with Central Glass Co. Ltd by the fourth quarter of the fiscal year ending December 31, 2021.

Building & Construction Glass Market: COVID-19 Impact

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused significant economic damage on a global scale. Many industrial sectors have scaled back on important business operations and production activities. Like any other sector, the construction glass business suffered throughout the pandemic from a lack of workers and difficulties obtaining raw materials for manufacturing facilities. As a result of the government of numerous nations restricting travel because of the widespread COVID -19, several building operations have been scaled back or stopped around the world. The demand for temperature control glasses, which help regulate room temperature, was higher in some healthcare facilities, on the other hand. Such elements have increased the market value for construction glass overall during the epidemic.

Building & Construction Glass Market: Drivers

Construction Industry Growth to Drive Market

The expansion of the Building & Building Glass Market is driven by increased investment in the global construction industry, notably in the residential and commercial sectors. The construction sector's expansion is projected to significantly affect the world market for construction glass. Rapid technical advancements in infrastructure development and increased consumer demand for green buildings with reduced carbon footprints are key drivers propelling the growth of the global construction market. Improving economic conditions in developing nations, which would lead to more disposable consumer money and more government investment in public infrastructure, is another factor anticipated to fuel industry expansion. In the United States, 1.2 million new housing units are proposed annually, and the construction industry is expected to employ roughly 8 million people by 2022. The market will expand due to the enormous growth in the building industry worldwide.

Construction Glass's Ability to be Recycled Contributes to Market Expansion

Following the Paris Agreement and the growing awareness of the need for environmental preservation, the idea of green and sustainable construction has gained popularity. Fortunately, glass is completely recyclable, and because many different types of glass are available, construction glass may be made through recycling. Recycled glass is a wonderful alternative to natural stone when used as an aggregate in construction since it has high intrinsic strength, a relatively low gas permeability, and is chemically inert. The construction sector must adopt eco-friendly construction techniques as global warming becomes a reality. The nicest thing about using building glass is that it maintains its strength and effectiveness even after being recycled numerous times. For example, the European Union (EU) recently approved a resolution directing all construction-related companies to recycle at least two-thirds of their glass.

Building & Construction Glass Market: Restraints

High Manufacturing Coast Along with Lack of Awareness to Restrict Market’s Growth

The increased cost of this construction glass, which builders are frequently reticent to pay, prevents it from being used in all commercial buildings. Contrarily, employing these glasses, as previously said, increases utility and maintenance costs. However, the cost savings throughout the building's lifetime will be sufficient to cover the initial additional expenditure on the façade. This aspect will limit market expansion during the anticipated term. There is also a certain lack of awareness related to the benefits of construction glass that needs to be bridged down by consultants, architects, and designers.

Building & Construction Glass Market: Segment Overview

Low –E Glass to Dominate Market due to Its Climatic Benefits

Low emissivity glass, commonly referred to as Low-E glass or low thermal emissivity glass, is a glass with a very low thermal energy emission. This glass type is used for thermal insulation and thermal management by absorbing and remitting heat radiations. As a result, the room's interior is kept cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter as heat from within the room does not escape through the glass. It is projected that this will be influenced by the rising demand for Low-E glass in the commercial and residential sectors to regulate the temperature inside any manufacturing facility or room. Market growth will be fueled by technological developments in Low-E glass, such as making it water- and smudge-resistant. The usage of Low-E glass in the automotive sector to decrease overall vehicle weight and improve fuel economy is anticipated to fuel market expansion.

Rising Demand from Various Sector to Boost Demand for Float Glass

Silicates of calcium and sodium are used to make float glass. Without using any special tools, float glass can be quickly sliced. It is also readily accessible in a variety of thickness and weight options. With its simple, functional requirements and ability to enable light to enter the home, floating glass has become more popular in the residential sector. Float glass is often used for windows in residential sectors because it is an excellent insulator. The use of float glass products in the electronics and technology industries has been accelerated by growing developments, particularly the production of ultra-thin float glass. The products' hardness, transparency, and ease of cleaning lead to their application in display cases on retail countertops and stores. Therefore, a CAGR of 4% is anticipated for float glass in the construction glass sector.

Building & Construction Glass Market: Regional Landscape

Asia Pacific to Acquire Major Market Share due to Growing Construction Activity

The Asia-Pacific region is expected to experience the fastest growth rate over the projected period due to the region's rapid industrialization and urbanization, as well as the rising adoption of building glass in developing nations. There are opportunities for the overall growth of industries and commercial spaces like malls, offices, industrial spaces, residential units, manufacturing plants, etc. These opportunities are presented by factors like the region's growing urbanization and industrialization, aided by government initiatives. During the projected period, such regional developments provide the profit potential for the total growth of the building glass sector.

In the Asia Pacific area, India is predicted to have rapid growth. India's infrastructure and construction industry are growing significantly, driving up paint usage. A new supply of 45 million square feet was seen in India in 2021, with 36 million square feet coming from Tier I cities and 8.9 million square feet from Tier II and III cities. India's market is expected to expand more quickly due to its expanding number of glass makers and its enhanced attitude toward designing and producing goods that meet the country's rapidly changing needs for developing technologies. The aforementioned factors, along with government support, are what are fueling India's rising demand for construction glass.

North America sees a significant expansion in the construction glass sector because of the strong economy, fast urbanization, and rising population. Growing government initiatives across North America are increasing residential and commercial development activity. Vendors are encouraged to increase construction glass production by the legislation requiring the use of flat glasses in the region's construction industry. Construction glass is anticipated to make a significant breakthrough in the local construction industry because of improved attributes, including temperature control and sun protection. In the upcoming years, it is anticipated that the demand for regional construction glass will increase due to the favorable aesthetic outlook for residential and commercial constructions and improved manufacturing technologies that expand the superior properties of conventional glass beyond merely decorative to functional and even structural roles.

Global Building & Construction Glass Market: Competitive Landscape

In May 2022, Owens Corning completed its purchase of Asahi Fiber Glass Company Ltd.'s composites division in Japan. Owens Corning can now provide more value to a broader range of clients around the world thanks to the expansion of composite and glass-fiber manufacturing in Japan. In September 2020, Guardian Glass completed its first ribbon draw at its second float glass production in Czestochowa, Poland, to help meet the growing demand for high-performance coated and fabricated glass goods in Poland and throughout Eastern Europe.

Few of the players in the Building & Construction Glass Market include Asahi India Glass Limited, Central Glass Co. Ltd., Schott AG, DB Glass, S.A. BENDHEIM CO. INC, Saint-Gobain, AGC Glass North America, Sejal Glass Ltd., Sisecam Group, RHI Magnesita GmbH, PPG Industries Limited, Central Glass Co. Ltd., Fuso Glass India Pvt. Ltd., CSG Holding Ltd., Nippon Sheet Glass Co. Ltd., Guardian Industries, Gulf Glass Industries Co. LLC., JE Berkowitz, Bendheim, AGNORA,  Xinyi Glass Holdings Limited and China Glass Holdings Limited, among other.

Global Building & Construction Glass Market is Segmented as Below:

By Type

  • Low-E Glass
  • Special Glass

By Manufacturing Process

  • Float Glass Process
  • Rolled/Sheet Process

By Chemical Composition

  • Soda-Lime
  • Potash-Lime
  • Potash-Lead

By Application

  • Residential
  • Nonresidential

By Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • UK
    • France
    • Germany
    • Russia
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • India
    • China
    • Rest of Asia-Pacific
    • Latin America
    • Middle East
    • Africa

Key Elements Included In The Study: Global Building & Construction Glass Market

  • Building & Construction Glass Market by Product/Technology/Grade, Application/End-user, and Region
  • Executive Summary (Opportunity Analysis and Key Trends)
  • Historical Market Size and Estimates, Value and Volume, 2018 - 2021
  • Volume Consumption at Regional and Country Level, 2022 - 2029
  • Market Dynamics and Economic Overview
  • Market Size in Value and Volume, Growth Rates, and Forecast Figures, 2022 - 2029
  • Competitive Intelligence with Financials, Key Developments, and Portfolio of Leading Companies 
  • Regional and Product/Grade/Application/End-user Price Trends Analysis
  • Value Chain and Five Force’s Analysis
  • Regional/Sub-region/Country Market Size and Trend Analysis
  • Company Market Share Analysis and Key Player Profiles

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