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Smart Glass & Smart Windows Market (2012 – 2017) by Technology (Thermochromics, Liquid Crystal (LC), Suspended Particle Display (SPD), Electrochromics (EC), Photochromic), Applications (Architectural, Transportation) & Geography

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Publishing Date: November 2012
Report Code: SE 1367

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A smart glass is defined as “the glass whose light-control properties change in response to a stimulus such as change in intensity of light and variation in temperature”. This glass can be used for many applications including architectural and vehicle windows, aircraft windows, skylights, and sunroofs. For construction purposes, in particular, smart glass is analogous to a smart skin for buildings that can automatically change its light transmission properties according to the ambient conditions. This glass is used for numerous reasons such as to reduce heating/cooling load, reduce lighting load, cut the installation and maintenance cost of motorized light screens and blinds or curtains, and optimize natural light. There is a growing demand for very high end products that incorporate LC film (for privacy) and SPD film (for solar control) into a single unit. The primary reason for the increased traction of the SPD technology is the benefits it provides towards sustainable building design. LC technology has a fair bit of market share but is expected to be replaced by electrochromic technology due to better performance incentives and economic viability offered by the technology to the end-users. Moreover, majority of the ivy-league smart glass manufacturers producing smart glasses are focused on R&D for revamping the technology due to ever-decreasing prices and value-added benefits.

The dominant players in the smart glass market include Sage Electrochromics (U.S.), Research Frontiers (U.S.), Saint Gobain (U.S.), Citala (Israel), SmartGlass International Ltd. (U.K.), Domoticware (Spain), RavenBrick, LLC (U.S.), Gentex Corporation (U.S.), Corning (U.S.), and SPD Control Systems (U.S.). Saint-Gobain has emerged as a leader with regards to the habitat and construction markets. The company operates in more than 60 countries worldwide through its subsidiary and affiliates. The Flat Glass Division of Saint-Gobain, i.e. Saint-Gobain Vitrage, is firmly established and proactive in Europe and America and is now strengthening its presence in Asia.

Architectural applications accounted for the largest percentage share of the overall smart glass market in 2011. In the modern times, the most important aspect of the construction industry is the aesthetic architecture involved in the construction and steps taken to make it compliant to the green building norms. The salability of a residential or commercial facility depends considerably upon comfort, aesthetics or interior designing and the level of environment-friendliness. Under the “architectural” segment, the commercial segment has the major share in the contribution towards this market, whereas the residential vertical has still not been able to gain visibility in terms of market figures. The primary reason behind this is estimated to be the unwillingness of the residential end-customers to opt for the one-time expenses, which to some customers, do not offer value for their money. However, this perception is likely to subside with the changing economies and cheaper technologies combating against each other for the smart glass market-pie. North America stands out as the major contributor towards revenue and is expected to generate a healthy CAGR of 15.92% from 2012 to 2017. The European market is also expected to carve a niche out of the recent commercial development projects coming up as a result of sporting as well as political commitments.

The global market is covering the entire market of smart glass products commercialized so far. The market is analyzed by technology types, by applications of these technologies across different verticals, and by its geographical application and penetration.

By Technology types:

  • Suspended Particle Displays (SPD)
  • Liquid Crystals (LC)
  • Electrochromics (EC)
  • Photochromics

By Applications:

  • Architectural
  • Transportation
  • Others

By Geography:

  • North America
  • Europe
  • APAC
  • ROW

Table of Contents 
 
1 Introduction
  1.1 KEY TAKE-AWAYs
  1.2 REPORT DESCRIPTION
  1.3 MARKETS COVERED
  1.4 STAKEHOLDERS
  1.5 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
  1.6 MARKET SIZE
      1.6.1 KEY DATA POINTS FROM SECONDARY SOURCES
      1.6.2 KEY DATA POINTS FROM PRIMARY SOURCES
      1.6.3 ASSUMPTIONS MADE
      1.6.4 Major companies covered in this report

2 Executive Summary

3 Market Overview
  3.1 Market definition
  3.2 EVOLUTION OF smart glass SYSTEMs
  3.3 segmentation of smart glass market
  3.4 Application lifecycle of smart glass
  3.5 Value chain of smart glass
  3.6 PORTER’S FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS FOR SMART GLASS market
      3.6.1 ENTRY BARRIERS
      3.6.2 THREAT FROM SUBSTITUTES
      3.6.3 INTENSITY OF RIVARLRY
      3.6.4 BUYERS’ POWER
      3.6.5 SUPPLIERS’ POWER
  3.7 MARKET DYNAMICS of SMART GLASS
      3.7.1 overview
      3.7.2 DRIVERS
            3.7.2.1 Eco-friendly/green building
            3.7.2.2 Mandates & legislations
            3.7.2.3 Increased applications in automobiles
      3.7.3 RESTRAINTS
            3.7.3.1 High cost premiums
            3.7.3.2 Lack of awareness
      3.7.4 OPPORTUNITIES
            3.7.4.1 Tapping the potential avenues
      3.7.5 BURNING ISSUE
            3.7.5.1 High cost
      3.7.6 WINNING IMPERATIVES
      3.7.6.1 Overview
      3.7.6.2 Integration with HVAC system

4 GLOBAL MARKET, by technology
  4.1 introduction to technology
      4.1.1 Suspended Particle device (SPD) glass
      4.1.2 Electrochromic (EC) glass
      4.1.3 Liquid crystals (LC)/Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystals (PDLC) glass
      4.1.4 Thermochromic glass
      4.1.5 Photochromics or photochromatics glass
  4.2 Electrical installation of smart glass
  4.3 special case for smart windows
      4.3.1 Passive smart windows/non-electric windows (Photochromic & thermochromics)
      4.3.2 Active smart windows/electric windows (SPD, LC/PDLC & EC)
  4.4 Comparison of technologies
  4.5 technological trends (photovolatics [pv] & OLED lighting)

5 Global Market, by Applications
  5.1 INTRODUCTION
  5.2 Architectural
      5.2.1 Commercial
      5.2.2 residential
  5.3 TransportatioN
    5.3.1 Automotive
    5.3.2 Bus/rail
    5.3.3 Aerospace
    5.3.4 marine
  5.4 others

6 Smart Windows
  6.1 Smart Windows Market dynamics
      6.1.1 drivers
            6.1.1.1 Value augmentation
            6.1.1.2 Green building initiatives
            6.1.1.3 Convenience delivery
    6.1.2 restraint
            6.1.2.1 High cost
  6.1.3 opportunities
  6.2 Types of smart windows
      6.2.1 Thermochromic windows
      6.2.2 Electrochromic windows
      6.2.3 Self-cleaning windows
  6.3 Smart window block diagram
  6.4 applications
      6.4.1 Residential
      6.4.2 commercial

7 Global Market, geographic analysis
  7.1 North America
  7.2 Europe
  7.3 APAC
  7.4 row

8 COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
  8.1 market share rankings
  8.2 Mergers & Acquisitions
  8.3 Collaborations/Partnerships/Agreements/Joint Ventures/alliances 177
  8.4 New Product Development
  8.5 others

9 Company Profiles (Overview, Financials, Products & Services, Strategy, and Developments)* 
  9.1 Asahi Glass Company ltd.
  9.2 Corning, INC.
  9.3 DOMOTICWARE
  9.4 Dupont
  9.5 gentex corporation
  9.6 GlasNovations Ltd
  9.7 Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd.
  9.8 Innovative Glass Corp.
  9.9 lti smart glass
  9.1 Polytronix, Inc.
  9.11 PPG Industries inc.
  9.12 ravenbrick llc
  9.13 Research Frontier
  9.14 SAGE Electrochromics
  9.15 Saint-Gobain
  9.16 SAMSUNG
  9.17 Scienstry, Inc.
  9.18 SmartGlass International Ltd.
  9.19 soladigm
  9.20 SPD Control Systems Corporation
  9.21 VeluxA/s
  9.22 vision systems
*Details on financials, product & services, strategy, and developments might not be captured in case of unlisted companies. 
 
List of Tables  
  
 
TABLE 1 MARKET REVENUE, BY TECHNOLOGY,2011 – 2017 ($MILLION)
TABLE 2 MARKET REVENUE, BY TECHNOLOGY,2011 – 2017 ($MILLION)
TABLE 3 MARKET SHIPMENT, BY TECHNOLOGY,2011 – 2017 (MILLION UNITS)
TABLE 4 SPD GLASS PRODUCT SPECIFICATION
TABLE 5 SPD SMART GLASS REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY,2011 – 2017 ($MILLION )
TABLE 6 SPD SHIPMENTS, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2011 – 2017 (MILLION UNITS)
TABLE 7 EC REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2011 – 2017 ($MILLION)
TABLE 8 EC SHIPMENTS, BY GEOGRAPHY,2011 – 2017 (MILLION UNITS)
TABLE 9 LC SMART GLASS PRODUCT SPECIFICATION
TABLE 10 LC GLASS MARKET REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2011 – 2017 ($MILLION) 
TABLE 11 LC GLASS SHIPMENTS, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2011 – 2017 (MILLION UNITS)
TABLE 12 THERMOCHROMICS MARKET REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2011 – 2017 ($MILLION)
TABLE 13 THERMOCHROMICS SHIPMENTS, BY GEOGRAPHY,2012 – 2017 (MILLION UNITS) 
TABLE 14 TECHNOLOGICAL CHALLENGES AND SHORTCOMINGS OF PHOTOCHROMIC GLASS
TABLE 15 TRANSFORMER PARTICULARS FOR SMART GLASS PANEL
TABLE 16 CHARACTERISTICS, BY TECHNOLOGY
TABLE 17 TECHNOLOGY WISE APPLICATION MARKET
TABLE 18 THERMOCHROMICS SMART GLASS REVENUE, BY APPLICATIONS,2011 – 2017 ($MILLION) 
TABLE 19 THERMOCHROMICS SMART GLASS SHIPMENTS, BY APPLICATIONS, 2011 – 2017 (MILLION UNITS)
TABLE 20 LC SMART GLASS REVENUE, BY APPLICATIONS,2011 – 2017 ($MILLION)
TABLE 21 LC SHIPMENTS, BY APPLICATIONS,2011 – 2017 (MILLION UNITS)
TABLE 22 SPD SMART GLASS REVENUE, BY APPLICATIONS, 2011 – 2017 ($MILLION)
TABLE 23 SPD SHIPMENTS, BY APPLICATIONS, 2011 – 2017 (MILLION UNITS) 
TABLE 24 ELECTROCHROMICS SMART GLASS REVENUE, BY APPLICATIONS, 2011 – 2017 ($MILLION)
TABLE 25 ELECTROCHROMICS SHIPMENTS, BY APPLICATIONS, 2011 – 2017 (MILLION UNITS)
TABLE 26 THERMOCHROMICS ARCHITECTURAL REVENUE,BY APPLICATIONS, 2011 – 2017 ($MILLION)
TABLE 27 THERMOCHROMICS ARCHITECTURAL SHIPMENTS,BY APPLICATIONS, 2011 – 2017 (MILLION UNITS)
TABLE 28 LC SMART GLASS ARCHITECTURAL REVENUE, BY APPLICATIONS,2011 – 2017 ($MILLION)
TABLE 29 LC ARCHITECTURAL SHIPMENTS, BY APPLICATIONS,2011 – 2017 (MILLION UNITS)
TABLE 30 SPD SMART GLASS ARCHITECTURAL REVENUE, BY APPLICATIONS,2011 – 2017 ($MILLION)
TABLE 31 SPD ARCHITECTURAL SHIPMENTS, BY APPLICATIONS,2011 – 2017 (MILLION UNITS)
TABLE 32 ELECTROCHROMICS ARCHITECTURAL SMART GLASS REVENUE, BY APPLICATIONS, 2011 – 2017 ($MILLION)
TABLE 33 ELECTROCHROMICS ARCHITECTURAL SHIPMENTS, BY APPLICATIONS, 2011 – 2017 (MILLION UNITS)
TABLE 34 THERMOCHROMICS COMMERCIAL APPLICATION REVENUE,BY GEOGRAPHY, 2011 – 2017 ($MILLION) 101
TABLE 35 THERMOCHROMICS COMMERCIAL APPLICATION UNIT SHIPMENTS,BY GEOGRAPHY, 2011 – 2017 (MILLION UNITS)
TABLE 36 LC COMMERCIAL APPLICATION REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY,2011 – 2017 ($MILLION) 
TABLE 37 LC COMMERCIAL APPLICATION UNIT SHIPMENTS, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2011 – 2017 (MILLION UNITS)
TABLE 38 SPD COMMERCIAL REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2011 – 2017 ($MILLION)
TABLE 39 SPD COMMERCIAL SHIPMENTS, BY GEOGRAPHY,2011 – 2017 (MILLION UNITS)
TABLE 40 ELECTROCHROMICS COMMERCIAL REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY,2011 – 2017 ($MILLION)
TABLE 41 ELECTROCHROMICS COMMERCIAL SHIPMENTS, BY GEOGRAPHY,2011 – 2017 (MILLION UNITS)
TABLE 42 THERMOCHROMICS RESIDENTIAL APPLICATION REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2011 – 2017 ($MILLION)
TABLE 43 THERMOCHROMICS RESIDENTIAL APPLICATION SHIPMENTS,BY GEOGRAPHY, 2011 – 2017 (MILLION UNITS)
TABLE 44 LC RESIDENTIAL REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2011 – 2017 ($MILLION)
TABLE 45 LC RESIDENTIAL UNIT SHIPMENTS, BY GEOGRAPHY,2011 – 2017 (MILLION UNITS) 
TABLE 46 SPD RESIDENTIAL REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2011 – 2017 ($MILLION)
TABLE 47 SPD RESIDENTIAL UNIT SHIPMENTS, BY GEOGRAPHY,2011 – 2017 (MILLION UNITS)
TABLE 48 ELECTROCHROMICS RESIDENTIAL REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY,2011 – 2017 ($MILLION)
TABLE 49 ELECTROCHROMICS RESIDENTIAL SHIPMENTS, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2011 – 2017 (MILLION UNITS) 116
TABLE 50 THERMOCHROMICS TRANSPORTATION MARKET REVENUE,BY APPLICATIONS, 2011 – 2017 ($MILLION) 117
TABLE 51 THERMOCHROMICS TRANSPORTATION UNIT SHIPMENTS,BY APPLICATIONS, 2011 – 2017 (MILLION UNITS) 118
TABLE 52 LC SMART GLASS TRANSPORTATION REVENUE, BY APPLICATIONS, 2011 – 2017 ($MILLION)
TABLE 53 LC SMART GLASS TRANSPORTATION SHIPMENTS, BY APPLICATIONS, 2011 – 2017 (MILLION UNITS)
TABLE 54 SPD TRANSPORTATION REVENUE, BY APPLICATIONS,2011 – 2017 ($MILLION) 121
TABLE 55 SPD TRANSPORTATION UNIT SHIPMENTS, BY APPLICATIONS,2011 – 2017 (MILLION UNITS)
TABLE 56 ELECTROCHROMICS TRANSPORTATION REVENUE, BY APPLICATIONS, 2011 – 2017 ($MILLION)
TABLE 57 ELECTROCHROMICS TRANSPORTATION SHIPMENTS, BY APPLICATIONS, 2011 – 2017 (MILLION UNITS)
TABLE 58 THERMOCHROMICS AUTOMOTIVE APPLICATIONS MARKET REVENUE,BY GEOGRAPHY, 2011 – 2017 ($MILLION)
TABLE 59 THERMOCHROMICS AUTOMOTIVE APPLICATIONS’ SHIPMENTS,BY GEOGRAPHY, 2011 – 2017 (MILLION UNITS)
TABLE 60 LC AUTOMOTIVE REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2011 – 2017 ($MILLION)
TABLE 61 LC AUTOMOTIVE UNIT SHIPMENTS, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2011 – 2017 (MILLION UNITS)
TABLE 62 SPD AUTOMOTIVE REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2011 – 2017 ($MILLION)
TABLE 63 SPD AUTOMOTIVE SHIPMENT, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2011 – 2017 (MILLION UNITS)
TABLE 64 ELECTROCHROMICS AUTOMOTIVE REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY,2011 – 2017 ($MILLION) 
TABLE 65 ELECTROCHROMICS AUTOMOTIVE SHIPMENTS, BY GEOGRAPHY,2011 – 2017 (MILLION UNITS)
TABLE 66 LC RAIL SHIPMENTS, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2011 – 2017 (MILLION UNITS)
TABLE 67 LC RAIL REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2011 – 2017 ($MILLION)
TABLE 68 SPD RAIL REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2011 – 2017 ($MILLION)
TABLE 69 SPD RAIL SHIPMENT, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2011 – 2017 (MILLION UNITS)
TABLE 70 ELECTROCHROMICS RAIL REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY,2011 – 2017 ($MILLION)
TABLE 71 ELECTROCHROMICS RAIL SHIPMENTS, BY GEOGRAPHY,2011 – 2017 (MILLION UNITS) 
TABLE 72 LC AVIATION REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2011 – 2017 ($MILLION)
TABLE 73 LC AVIATION SHIPMENTS, BY GEOGRAPHY,2011 – 2017 (MILLION UNITS)
TABLE 74 SPD AVIATION REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2011 – 2017 ($MILLION)
TABLE 75 SPD AVIATION SHIPMENTS, BY GEOGRAPHY,2011 – 2017 (MILLION UNIT)
TABLE 76 ELECTROCHROMICS AVIATION REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY,2011 – 2017 ($MILLION) 
TABLE 77 ELECTROCHROMICS AVIATION SHIPMENTS, BY GEOGRAPHY,2011 – 2017 (MILLION UNITS)
TABLE 78 LC MARINE REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2011 – 2017 ($MILLION)
TABLE 79 LC MARINE SHIPMENTS, BY GEOGRAPHY,2011 – 2017 (MILLION UNITS)
TABLE 80 SPD MARINE REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2011 – 2017 ($MILLION)
TABLE 81 SPD MARINE SHIPMENTS, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2011 – 2017 (MILLION UNITS)
TABLE 82 ELECTROCHROMICS MARINE REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2011 – 2017 ($MILLION)
TABLE 83 ELECTROCHROMICS MARINE SHIPMENTS, BY GEOGRAPHY,2011 – 2017 (MILLION UNITS)
TABLE 84 GLOBAL SMART WINDOWS MARKET REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY,2012 – 2017 ($MILLION)
TABLE 85 PEST ANALYSIS FOR NORTH AMERICAN MARKET
TABLE 86 NORTH AMERICA: MARKET REVENUE, BY TECHNOLOGY,2011 – 2017 ($MILLION)
TABLE 87 NORTH AMERICA: MARKET SHIPMENTS, BY TECHNOLOGY,2011 – 2017 (MILLION UNITS)
TABLE 88 EUROPE MARKET REVENUE, BY TECHNOLOGY, 2011 – 2017 ($MILLION)
TABLE 89 EUROPE MARKET SHIPMENTS, BY TECHNOLOGY, 2011 – 2017 (MILLION UNITS)
TABLE 90 APAC MARKET REVENUE, BY TECHNOLOGY, 2011 – 2017 ($MILLION)
TABLE 91 APAC MARKET SHIPMENTS, BY TECHNOLOGY,2011 – 2017 (MILLION UNITS)
TABLE 92 ROW: MARKET REVENUE, BY TECHNOLOGY, 2011 – 2017 ($MILLION)
TABLE 93 ROW: MARKET SHIPMENTS, BY TECHNOLOGY, 2011 – 2017 (MILLION UNITS)
TABLE 94 MARKET SHARE RANKING IN SMART GLASS MARKET 2011
TABLE 95 MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS
TABLE 96 COLLABORATIONS/PARTNERSHIPS/AGREEMENTS/ JOINT VENTURES/ALLIANCES
TABLE 97 NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
TABLE 98 OTHERS
TABLE 99 ASAHI GLASS: OVERALL FINANCIALS, 2010 – 2011 ($BILLION)
TABLE 100 ASAHI GLASS: 4TH QUARTER REVENUE BY BUSINESS SEGMENTS, 2010 – 2011 ($BILLION)
TABLE 101 ASAHI GLASS: REVENUE BY GEOGRAPHY, 2011 ($BILLION)
TABLE 102 CORNING, INC.: OVERALL FINANCIALS, 2009 – 2011 ($MILLION)
TABLE 103 DUPONT: OVERALL FINANCIALS, 2010 – 2011 ($BILLION)
TABLE 104 DUPONT: REVENUE BY SEGMENTS, 2010 – 2011 ($BILLION)
TABLE 105 GENTEX CORP: OVERALL REVENUES, 2009 – 2011 ($MILLION)
TABLE 106 GLASNOVATIONS LTD., PRODUCT PORTFOLIO
TABLE 107 HITACHI CHEMICAL CO. LTD.: OVERALL FINANCIALS,2011 – 2012 ($BILLION)
TABLE 108 HITACHI CHEMICAL CO. LTD.: REVENUE BY SEGMENTS,2010 – 2012 ($BILLION)
TABLE 109 HITACHI CHEMICAL CO. LTD.: OVERALL R&D EXPENDITURE,2010 – 2012 ($BILLION)
TABLE 110 PRODUCTS OF INNOVATIVE GLASS
TABLE 111 PPG INDUSTRIES: OVERALL FINANCIALS, 2010 – 2011 ($BILLION)
TABLE 112 PPG INDUSTRIES: REVENUE BY BUSINESS SEGMENTS,2011 ($BILLION)
TABLE 113 PPG INDUSTRIES: REVENUE BY GEOGRAPHY, 2011 ($BILLION)
TABLE 114 PRODUCT SEGMENT OF RESEARCH FRONTIER
TABLE 115 RESEARCH FRONTIERS INCORPORATED: OVERALL REVENUE,2010 – 2011 ($MILLION)
TABLE 116 FOR RESIDENCES AND SMALL FACADE GLAZING (SGG REFLECTASOL)
TABLE 117 FOR MEDIUM AND LARGE FACADE GLAZING (SGG ANTELIO PLUS)
TABLE 118 SAINT-GOBAIN: OVERALL REVENUE, 2010 – 2011 ($BILLION)
TABLE 119 SAINT-GOBAIN: REVENUE, BY BUSINESS SEGMENTS, 2011 ($BILLION)
TABLE 120 SAINT-GOBAIN: REVENUE BY GEOGRAPHY, 2011 ($BILLION)
TABLE 121 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
TABLE 122 SAMSUNG: OVERALL REVENUE, 2010 – 2011 ($BILLION)
TABLE 123 SAMSUNG: MARKET REVENUE, BY SEGMENTS, 2010 – 2011 ($BILLION)
TABLE 124 SAMSUNG: MARKET REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY,2010 – 2011 ($BILLION)
TABLE 125 SOLUTIONS& MERITS
TABLE 126 PRODUCTS & MERITS
 
 
LIST OF FIGURES 
 
FIGURE 1 SMART GLASS MARKET CLASSIFICATION
FIGURE 2 GLOBAL MARKET RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
FIGURE 3 MARKET SIZE ESTIMATION
FIGURE 4 MARKET ANALYSIS
FIGURE 5 EVOLUTION CHART
FIGURE 6 MARKET SEGMENTATION
FIGURE 7 BY TECHNOLOGY
FIGURE 8 BY APPLICATIONS
FIGURE 9 SMART GLASS MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY
FIGURE 10 APPLICATION MARKET GROWTH
FIGURE 11 VALUE CHAIN MODEL
FIGURE 12 PORTER’S FIVE FORCES MODEL
FIGURE 13 MARKET SNAPSHOT
FIGURE 14 DRIVERS IMPACT ANALYSIS
FIGURE 15 RESTRAINTS IMPACT ANALYSIS
FIGURE 16 SPD GLASS, OPERATION
FIGURE 17 WORKING OF AN ELECTROCHROMIC GLASS
FIGURE 18 SCHEME OF EC GLASS PANEL
FIGURE 19 LC GLASS OPERATION
FIGURE 20 LC GLASS ILLUSTRATION
FIGURE 21 OPERATION SCHEMA, THERMOCHROMIC SMART WINDOWS
FIGURE 22 THERMOCHROMIC FILM FABRICATION
FIGURE 23 THE PROCESS OF PHOTOCHROMISM
FIGURE 24 OPERATION PHOTOCROMIC GLASS
FIGURE 25 PV INTEGRATED SMART GLASS FOR SMART BUILDING
FIGURE 26 SMART GLASS IN A HOTEL ROOM
FIGURE 27 SMART GLASS IN MEDICAL FACILITY
FIGURE 28 SMART GLASS IN LIVING ROOM
FIGURE 29 SPD SIDE WINDOWS AND SUNROOF IN A CAR
FIGURE 30 SMART WINDOWS, SINGAPORE METRO
FIGURE 31 EC SMART WINDOW, BOEING 787 DREAMLINER
FIGURE 32 SMART GLASS IN A MARINE
FIGURE 33 SMART GLASS IN LUXURY CRUISE
FIGURE 34 BLOCK DIAGRAM OF SMART WINDOWS


  
 


  
 

 

The smart glass market is comprehensively categorized under two verticals namely architectural and commercial which are further bifurcated into level 1 classification as depicted below:

  • Architectural
    • Commercial
    • Residential
  • Transportation
    • Automotive
    • Rail
    • Marine
    • Aviation

Suspended Particle displays (SPD), Liquid Crystals (LC), Electrochromic (EC), and Photochromic are the four major technologies that have found commercial traction for this products such as smart windows, automotive sun roof, etc. Among these, suspended particle display (SPD) technology is witnessing an appended penetration rate in the other application sectors such as aircrafts windows, and doors among others. Both - the design community and window manufacturers have high expectations with regards to the application for residential as well as commercial architectural applications.The architectural and construction companies provide immense scope to the glass and window manufacturers to leverage upon the product specifications and energy saving criterions, thereby producing energy efficient smart glass, smart films and smart windows. The technologies have been viewed and subsequently categorized with the perspective of proportionate applications. LC technology, which was the first to be commercialized in the smart glass market, is slowly but surely giving way to electrochromic technology due to economical and user-friendly traits.

In context to the technologies, photochromic technology has not been able to gain enough commercialization in the smart glass and hence the smart windows market and the trend are likely to be persistent with the emergence of new and more energy-efficient technologies like thermochromic and electrochromic. On the flip side, thermochromic technology provides transparency or tint with changes in temperature which are ideal for various architectural and transportation applications.

The industry stakeholders like glass manufacturers, window fabricators and smart film manufacturers present along the value chain are involved in partnerships and product innovation to achieve better market acceptance and hence the ROI (return on investment). The ever-inflating demand for advanced aesthetics and architectural comfort are propagating the stakeholders to achieve better market penetration. Some of the key players involved in manufacturing of the smart glass, films and allied components include RavenBrick, LLC (U.S.), Corning (U.S.), Research Frontiers (U.S.), Domoticware (Spain), Sage Electrochromics (U.S.), and Saint-Gobain (U.S.).

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