Solar Control Window Films Market

Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2023-2030 - By Product, Technology, Grade, Application, End-user, Region: (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Middle East and Africa)

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Solar Control Window Films Market: Overview

The market for Solar Control Window Films was worth USD 695.2 million in 2021, and it is predicted to increase at a 9.2 percent CAGR during the forecast period. Solar control window films are unique glass that prevents UV rays, heat, and glare from entering the room. It features varied insulation, which aids in temperature management in the room. It helps to keep the space cool, decrease fading of furniture and equipment, conserve energy, reduce glare, block UV rays, and boost overall comfort. The distinct physical properties of solar control window films allow sunshine to enter the home without compromising our comfort or health. Solar control window film is used in various industries, including construction, automotive, and marine. According to the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) received in India in the construction development sector (townships, housing, built-up infrastructure, and construction development projects) totaled USD 25.37 billion from April 2000 to December 2019. (DPIIT).

The United States has the largest construction industry in the world, with an annual expenditure of more than USD 1,306 million in 2019. Despite a modest decrease in 2019, the construction industry's value has been steadily increasing between 2014 and 2018. According to the US Census Bureau, the number of new privately owned housing units under construction in the US in 2019 was 11,471 thousand. By March 2020, the total number of housing units had reached 3,642. Furthermore, the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) predicted that housing starts would increase, with 1 million new homes reaching the market by 2021. Many homeowners in emerging nations are wary of the multiple benefits that sun control films give. As a result, future expansion may be hampered by a lack of awareness of these products. Growing demand for smart glass, which helps to lower the cost of lighting, blinds, air conditioning, curtains, or room heating, may be an alternative product threat that acts as a restraint for the solar control window films market. However, the costly cost of smart glass in comparison to regular glass may limit its acceptance.

Solar Control Window Films Market: COVID-19 Impact

The building industry has encountered logistical and raw material shortages due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Construction investments are estimated to have been withdrawn globally due to the massive drop in global financial markets. The demand for window films fell dramatically. Furthermore, the car industry has seen a drop in production and sales due to the epidemic. The COVID-19 epidemic has had an immediate and severe impact on the worldwide automotive sector. Symptoms include a disruption in Chinese part exports, large-scale industrial disruptions across Europe, and the shutdown of US assembly operations. This is putting additional strain on a sector already dealing with a drop in worldwide demand, which is likely to lead to increased merger and acquisition activity. The automotive market also affected the solar film market.

Solar Control Window Films Market: Drivers

Increasing Expansion of Infrastructure to Drive Market Growth

There has recently been an increase in demand for sun control films. The demand for these films for architectural reasons in the construction industry has caused an exponential surge in demand (residential and commercial buildings). Infrastructure development is a primary driver of the worldwide solar control window films industry. As the use of glass in the construction sector has increased, the growing trend of energy-efficient dwellings has increased the demand for solar control window films (for example, the number and size of windows are large in open-plan houses). These films help to prevent glare, improve temperature regulation, and reduce fading of indoor furniture allowing natural light to enter the room through the window glass. High-quality coatings can reduce glare by up to 85% and block out 79% of the light of the sun's heat. Furthermore, they are simple to maintain, install, and endure longer, making them a cost-effective choice compared to costly windows and glasses.

Increasing Public Awareness of Ultraviolet Ray Protection to Drive Market Growth

Rising public awareness of the dangers of ultraviolet (UV) light is driving demand for this type of Window Film in commercial and residential structures. Continuous UV radiation exposure can cause severe skin disorders such as skin cancer. Solar window films filter over 99% of damaging UV rays and provide an effective way to limit their penetration into the building interior. These provide greater sunlight control and can prevent excessive indoor temperatures during summer, lowering the building's overall energy expenditure. These variables are expected to drive sun control film sales during the evaluation period.

Solar Control Window Films Market: Restraints

Expensive Installation and Additional Costs to Hamper Market Growth

Growing smart glass demand may assist in lowering the cost of lighting, air conditioning, curtains, blinds, or room heating alternative product threat that may act as a limitation on the market for solar control window films. However, the expensive cost of smart glass above standard glass may limit the acceptance of smart glasses. Furthermore, despite the benefits of window films, the market expansion is hampered by installation, technical, and manufacturing issues and warranty problems.

Solar Control Window Films Market: Segment Overview

Vacuum Category Market due to its Usage in Automotive and Construction Sector

This is because these films reflect the most solar radiation, keeping the interiors colder than other films. The expanding worldwide construction industry and the expanding automobile industry are the primary drivers driving the market for sun control window films. Reflective films are another name for vacuum-coated sun control window films. These films' metal component reflects the sun's incoming heat while also blocking damaging UV rays, which can be lethal. Metalization of these films is accomplished by various techniques such as vapor deposition, sputtering, and beam deposition. Solar control window films regulate the heat that passes through the windows, lowering the cost and energy required to cool the building using equipment such as air conditioners and contributing to a lower carbon footprint.

Construction Industry is a Growing Market Due to its capacity to Defeat Heat

In the forecast period, the Construction segment held the largest market share, and it is anticipated that it will continue to rule the market during the forecast period. Solar control window films are widely utilized in the construction industry because they can deflect heat from solar radiation and maintain a pleasant temperature within the structure or building. Because of their transparency, these films or tints can be bonded to the glass surfaces of structures. Another job of these films will be to keep the glass pieces together even after some cracks appear. Solar control window films are generally employed in commercial and residential structures in the construction industry. Construction spending is increasing in regions, and the construction market is predicted to expand over the forecast period. This industry is further classified as residential and non-residential. The burgeoning population and increasing per capita income of individuals have fuelled the construction industry globally. Solar control window films offer numerous benefits in the construction industry. Because of their translucent nature, these films or tints can be laminated on glass surfaces in buildings, saving individuals from skin ailments and enhancing employee productivity. Another job of these films will be to keep the glass pieces together even after some cracks appear.

Solar Control Window Films Market: Regional Landscape

Asia Pacific to Dominate Market due to Growing Preference for Online Grocery Shopping

Tt is anticipated that the North American market will account for the largest revenue share. With growing countries such as China and India, the Asia Pacific region is the world's most rapidly developing region. These countries' high demand for residential and commercial structures will likely bode well for the Asia Pacific. According to the India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF), the real estate business is the second-largest job creator in India after agriculture. The industry is expected to be worth more than $9.30 billion in 2040, up from $1.72 billion in 2019. This tendency is expected to continue, bolstering the Asia Pacific market. This region's market is driven by rising building spending and year-round high temperatures. Growing automobile sectors in Indonesia and South Korea have also helped the industry. The construction business drives the Chinese solar control window films market. The construction market in China is the largest in the region, which is over two times the size of the building sector of Japan. China's residential construction sector has seen its expansion accelerate in recent years, as more land has been made available to rebalance supply and demand and cool the hot housing market.

Energy usage in business and residential buildings in China is expanding. These days, air conditioners are among the most energy-intensive appliances. Residential, industrial air conditioning and commercial currently consume more than one trillion kilowatt-hours of power annually. Furthermore, car heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems require significant energy, resulting in exhaust emissions. However, China has already surpassed the United States as the world's largest power user for air conditioning by 2020. The abovementioned factors will increase demand for sun control window films in the region during the projected period.

Global Solar Control Window Films Market: Competitive Landscape

In May 2021, The Skin Cancer Foundation awarded Madico Inc. a Seal of Recommendation for their architectural and automotive window films that block 99% or more UVB and UVA rays. Moreover, in August 2019, Madico Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of window film, finalized the acquisition of two Canadian distributors, Courage Distributing Inc. and Window Film Systems, to form Madico Canada.

Few of the players in the Solar Control Window Films Market include 3M (US), Eastman Chemical Company (US), Garware Suncontrol (India), The Window Film Company (UK), Saint-Gobain (France), Avery Dennison Corporation (US), Solar Screen International SA (Luxembourg), Johnson Laminating & Coating Inc (US), Madico Inc (US), and Nexfilusa (US).

Regional Classification of the Global Solar Control Window Films Market is Described Below:

North America

  • U.S.
  • Canada


  • Germany
  • France
  • Spain
  • U.K.
  • Italy
  • Russia
  • Rest of Europe

Asia Pacific

  • China
  • Japan
  • India
  • Southeast Asia
  • Rest of Asia Pacific

Latin America

  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Rest of Latin America

Middle East and Africa

  • GCC
  • South Africa
  • Rest of Middle East and Africa

*Regions and countries are subject to change based on data availability

Key Elements Included In The Study: Global Solar Control Window Films Market

  • Solar Control Window Films 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 - 2022
  • Volume Consumption at Regional and Country Level, 2023 - 2030
  • Market Dynamics and Economic Overview
  • Market Size in Value and Volume, Growth Rates, and Forecast Figures, 2023 - 2030
  • 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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