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Flat Glass Market by Technology (Float, Rolled, Sheet), Product Type (Simple Float Glass, Toughened , Coated, Laminated, Extra Clear),End-Use Industry (Construction & Infrastructure, Automotive & Transportation, Solar Energy) and Region - Global Forecast to 2022

By: marketsandmarkets.com
Publishing Date: October 2017
Report Code: CH 5629

 

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The flat glass market is estimated to grow from USD 92.90 Billion in 2016 to USD 142.05 Billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 7.30% during the forecast period. The base year considered for the study is 2016 and the market size is projected between 2017 and 2022. The increase in the use of flat glass in the construction & infrastructural and automotive applications is expected to drive the market in the coming years.

Objectives of the Study:

The report analyzes the global flat glass market, in terms of volume (kiloton) and value (USD million). The report also estimates the size and growth potential of the flat glass market across different segments, such as product type, technology, end-use industry, and region. It forecasts the market size for five regions, namely, Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America. The study also covers market opportunities and competitive landscape for stakeholders and market leaders.

The research methodology used to estimate and forecast the flat glass market begins with gathering data on key company revenues and raw material costs through secondary sources, such as Factiva, Hoovers, Manta, and others. Product offerings are also taken into consideration to determine the market segmentation. The bottom-up approach has been used to arrive at the overall size of the flat glass market from the revenue of key players. After arriving at the total market size, the overall market has been split into several segments and subsegments, which have then been verified through primary research by conducting extensive interviews with CEOs, VPs, directors, and executives. Data triangulation and market breakdown procedures have been used to complete the overall market engineering process and arrive at the exact statistics for all segments and subsegments. The breakdown of profiles of primary interviewees is shown in the figure below:

Flat Glass Market

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Key manufacturers of flat glass include Asahi Glass (Japan), Saint-Gobain (France), Nippon Sheet Glass (Japan), Guardian Industries (U.S.), and Taiwan Glass Ind. Corp. (Taiwan). The applications of flat glass mainly include construction & infrastructure, industrial & chemical, automotive, marine, and sports & leisure.

Target Audience

  • Flat Glass Manufacturers
  • Raw Material Suppliers
  • Distributors & Suppliers
  • Industry Associations

“The study answers several questions for stakeholders, primarily which market segments to focus on in the next two to five years for prioritizing the efforts and investments”

Scope of the Report

The research report segments the flat glass market into the following submarkets:

By Product Type:

  • Basic Float Glass
  • Toughened Glass
  • Coated Glass
  • Laminated Glass
  • Extra Clear Glass
  • Others
    • Pattern Glass
    • Mirror Glass

By Technology:

  • Float
  • Rolled
  • Sheet

By End-Use Industry:

  • Construction & Infrastructure
  • Automotive & Transportation
  • Solar Energy
  • Others
    • Electronics
    • Green Houses

By Region:

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa
  • Latin America

Available Customizations

Along with the given market data, MarketsandMarkets offers customizations according to the company’s specific needs. The following customization options are available for the report:

Product Analysis

  • Product matrix, which gives a detailed comparison of product portfolio of each company

Regional Analysis

  • Further breakdown of the North American flat glass market
  • Further breakdown of the European flat glass market
  • Further breakdown of the Asia-Pacific flat glass market
  • Further breakdown of the Middle East & Africa flat glass market
  • Further breakdown of the Latin American flat glass market

Company information

  • Detailed analysis and profiling of additional market players

Table of Contents

1 Introduction (Page No. - 14)
    1.1 Objectives of the Study
    1.2 Market Definition
    1.3 Market Scope
           1.3.1 Years Considered for the Study
    1.4 Currency
    1.5 Unit Considered
    1.6 Limitations
    1.7 Stakeholders

2 Research Methodology (Page No. - 17)
    2.1 Research Data
           2.1.1 Secondary Data
                    2.1.1.1 Key Data From Secondary Sources
           2.1.2 Primary Data
                    2.1.2.1 Key Data From Primary Sources
                    2.1.2.2 Key Industry Insights
                    2.1.2.3 Breakdown of Primary Interviews
    2.2 Market Size Estimation
           2.2.1 Bottom-Up Approach
           2.2.2 Top-Down Approach
    2.3 Data Triangulation
    2.4 Research Assumptions

3 Executive Summary (Page No. - 24)

4 Premium Insights (Page No. - 28)
    4.1 Attractive Growth Opportunities in Flat Glass Market
    4.2 Flat Glass Market, By End-Use Industry
    4.3 Flat Glass Market, By Product and Region
    4.4 Flat Glass Market, By Technology
    4.5 Flat Glass Market, By Country

5 Market Overview (Page No. - 31)
    5.1 Introduction
           5.1.1 Drivers
                    5.1.1.1 Rising Demand From Construction & Infrastructure Industry
                    5.1.1.2 Technological Advancements
                    5.1.1.3 Need for Energy Savings
                    5.1.1.4 Increasing Penetration of Flat Glass in Passenger Cars, Buses, and Trains
           5.1.2 Restraints
                    5.1.2.1 Government Regulations on Carbon Dioxide Emission
                    5.1.2.2 Lack of Logistics and Volatile Raw Material Prices Affecting Supply Chain Management
           5.1.3 Opportunities
                    5.1.3.1 Demand for Green Buildings
                    5.1.3.2 Investment in Infrastructure Projects in Developing Economies
           5.1.4 Challenges
                    5.1.4.1 Energy-Efficient Manufacturing Process
    5.2 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
           5.2.1 Threat of New Entrants
           5.2.2 Threat of Substitutes
           5.2.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
           5.2.4 Bargaining Power of Buyers
           5.2.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

6 Macroeconomic Overview (Page No. - 38)
    6.1 Introduction
    6.2 Trends and Forecast of GDP
    6.3 Per Capita GDP vs Per Capita Flat Glass Demand
    6.4 Trends and Forecast of Construction Industry
    6.5 Trends of Automotive Industry

7 Flat Glass Market, By Technology (Page No. - 47)
    7.1 Introduction
    7.2 Float Glass
    7.3 Rolled Glass
    7.4 Sheet Glass

8 Flat Glass Market, By Product (Page No. - 54)
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 Basic Float Glass
    8.3 Toughened Glass
    8.4 Coated Glass
    8.5 Laminated Glass
    8.6 Extra Clear Glass
    8.7 Others

9 Flat Glass Market, By End-Use Industry (Page No. - 65)
    9.1 Introduction
    9.2 Construction & Infrastructure
    9.3 Automotive & Transportation
    9.4 Solar Energy
    9.5 Others

10 Regional Analysis (Page No. - 73)
     10.1 Introduction
     10.2 North America
             10.2.1 U.S.
             10.2.2 Canada
             10.2.3 Mexico
     10.3 Europe
             10.3.1 Germany
             10.3.2 France
             10.3.3 Spain
             10.3.4 U.K.
             10.3.5 Belgium
             10.3.6 Russia
             10.3.7 Poland
             10.3.8 Czech Republic
             10.3.9 Luxembourg
     10.4 Asia-Pacific
             10.4.1 China
             10.4.2 Japan
             10.4.3 India
             10.4.4 Malaysia
     10.5 Middle East & Africa (MEA)
             10.5.1 Saudi Arabia
             10.5.2 UAE
             10.5.3 Iran
             10.5.4 South Africa
     10.6 Latin America
             10.6.1 Brazil
             10.6.2 Argentina

11 Competitive Leadership (Page No. - 97)
     11.1 Market Share Analysis
             11.1.1 Asahi Glass Co., Ltd.
             11.1.2 Nippon Sheet Glass
             11.1.3 Saint-Gobain
             11.1.4 Guardian Industries
             11.1.5 Sisecam Group

12 Company Profiles (Page No. - 99)
     12.1 Asahi Glass
(Business Overview, Products Offered, Strength of Product Portfolio, Business Strategy Excellence, and Recent Developments)*
     12.2 Central Glass
     12.3 Guardian Industries
     12.4 Nippon Sheet Glass (NSG)
     12.5 Saint-Gobain
     12.6 Sisecam Group
     12.7 Fuyao Glass Industry Group
     12.8 Taiwan Glass
     12.9 Vitro, S.A.B. De C.V.
     12.10 CSG Holding Co., Ltd
*Details on Business Overview, Products Offered, Strength of Product Portfolio, Business Strategy Excellence, and Recent Developments Might Not Be Captured in Case of Unlisted Companies.
     12.11 Other Key Players
             12.11.1 China Glass Holdings Limited
             12.11.2 Xinyi Glass Holdings Limited
             12.11.3 Cardinal Glass Industries
             12.11.4 Euroglas GmbH
             12.11.5 China Luoyang Float Glass Group Co., Ltd.
             12.11.6 Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions
             12.11.7 Schott AG
             12.11.8 Scheuten Glass
             12.11.9 Sangalli Group
             12.11.10 Emerge Glass India
             12.11.11 Syracuse Glass Company
             12.11.12 Gulf Glass Industries
             12.11.13 Qingdao Kangdeli Industrial & Trading Co., Ltd.
             12.11.14 Jin Jing (Group) Co., Ltd.
             12.11.15 Hng Float Glass

13 Appendix (Page No. - 131)
     13.1 Insights From Industry Experts
     13.2 Discussion Guide
     13.3 Knowledge Store: Marketsandmarkets’ Subscription Portal
     13.4 Introducing RT: Real Time Market Intelligence
     13.5 Available Customizations
     13.6 Related Reports
     13.7 Author Details


List of Tables (72 Tables)

Table 1 Trends and Forecast of GDP, 2016–2022 (USD Billion)
Table 2 Per Capita GDP vs Per Capita Flat Glass Demand, 2016
Table 3 Trends and Forecast of Construction Industry in North America, 2015–2022 (USD Billion)
Table 4 Trends and Forecast of Construction Industry in Europe, 2015–2022 (USD Billion)
Table 5 Trends and Forecast of Construction Industry in Asia-Pacific, 2015–2022 (USD Billion)
Table 6 Trends and Forecast of Construction Industry in MEA, 2015–2022 (USD Billion)
Table 7 Trends and Forecast of Construction Industry in Latin America, 2015–2022 (USD Billion)
Table 8 Automotive Production, 2011–2016(Million Units)
Table 9 Flat Glass Market Size, By Technology, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 10 Flat Glass Market Size, By Technology, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 11 Float Glass Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 12 Float Glass Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 13 Rolled Glass Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 14 Rolled Glass Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 15 Sheet Glass Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 16 Sheet Glass Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 17 Flat Glass Market Size, By Product, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 18 Flat Glass Market Size, By Product, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 19 Basic Float Glass Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 20 Basic Float Glass Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 21 Toughened Glass Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 22 Toughened Glass Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 23 Coated Glass Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 24 Coated Glass Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 25 Laminated Glass Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 26 Laminated Glass Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 27 Extra Clear Glass Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 28 Extra Clear Glass Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 29 Other Flat Glasses Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 30 Other Flat Glasses Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 31 Flat Glass Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 32 Flat Glass Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 33 Flat Glass Market Size in Construction & Infrastructure, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 34 Flat Glass Market Size in Construction & Infrastructure, By Region, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 35 Flat Glass Market Size in Automotive & Transportation, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 36 Flat Glass Market Size in Automotive & Transportation, By Region, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 37 Flat Glass Market Size in Solar Energy, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 38 Flat Glass Market Size in Solar Energy, By Region, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 39 Flat Glass Market Size in Other End-Use Industries, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 40 Flat Glass Market Size in Other End-Use Industries, By Region, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 41 Flat Glass Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 42 Flat Glass Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 43 North America: Flat Glass Market Size, By Country, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 44 North America: Flat Glass Market Size, By Country, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 45 North America: Flat Glass Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 46 North America: Flat Glass Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 47 North America: Flat Glass Market Size, By Product, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 48 North America: Flat Glass Market Size, By Product, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 49 Europe: Flat Glass Market Size, By Country, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 50 Europe: Flat Glass Market Size, By Country, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 51 Europe: Flat Glass Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 52 Europe: Flat Glass Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 53 Europe: Flat Glass Market Size, By Product, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 54 Europe: Flat Glass Market Size, By Product, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 55 Asia-Pacific: Flat Glass Market Size, By Country, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 56 Asia-Pacific: Flat Glass Market Size, By Country, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 57 Asia-Pacific: Flat Glass Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 58 Asia-Pacific: Flat Glass Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 59 Asia-Pacific: Flat Glass Market Size, By Product, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 60 Asia-Pacific: Flat Glass Market Size, By Product, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 61 MEA: Flat Glass Market Size, By Country, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 62 MEA: Flat Glass Market Size, By Country, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 63 MEA: Flat Glass Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 64 MEA: Flat Glass Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 65 MEA: Flat Glass Market Size, By Product, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 66 MEA: Flat Glass Market Size, By Product, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 67 Latin America: Flat Glass Market Size, By Country, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 68 Latin America: Flat Glass Market Size, By Country, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 69 Latin America: Flat Glass Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 70 Latin America: Flat Glass Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 71 Latin America: Flat Glass Market Size, By Product, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 72 Latin America: Flat Glass Market Size, By Product, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)


List of Figures (56 Figures)

Figure 1 Flat Glass: Market Segmentation
Figure 2 Flat Glass Market: Research Design
Figure 3 Market Size Estimation: Bottom-Up Approach
Figure 4 Market Size Estimation: Top-Down Approach
Figure 5 Flat Glass: Data Triangulation
Figure 6 Toughened Glass to Dominate the Market During the Forecast Period
Figure 7 Float Glass Technology to Lead the Market During the Forecast Period
Figure 8 Construction & Infrastructure End-Use Industry to Dominate the Market During the Forecast Period
Figure 9 Asia-Pacific to Register the Highest CAGR Between 2017 and 2022
Figure 10 Rising Demand for Residential & Commercial Buildings to Drive Flat Glass Market, 2017–2022
Figure 11 Solar Energy to Be the Fastest-Growing End-Use Industry of Flat Glass, 2017–2022
Figure 12 Basic Float Glass Dominated the Flat Glass Market in 2016
Figure 13 Float Glass Technology to Dominate the Flat Glass Market During Forecast Period
Figure 14 Germany to Be the Fastest-Growing Market During the Forecast Period
Figure 15 Factors Governing the Flat Glass Market
Figure 16 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
Figure 17 Trends of GDP, 2016 (USD Billion)
Figure 18 Per Capita GDP vs Per Capita Flat Glass Demand
Figure 19 Trends and Forecast of Construction Industry in North America
Figure 20 Trends and Forecast of Construction Industry in Europe
Figure 21 Trends and Forecast of Construction Industry in Asia-Pacific
Figure 22 Trends and Forecast of Construction Industry in MEA
Figure 23 Trends and Forecast of Construction Industry in Latin America
Figure 24 Automotive Production in Key Countries, 2015 vs 2016(Million Units)
Figure 25 Float Glass to Dominate the Flat Glass Market During the Forecast Period
Figure 26 Asia-Pacific to Lead the Market in the Float Glass Technology During the Forecast Period
Figure 27 Asia-Pacific to Be the Fastest-Growing Market for Rolled Glass During the Forecast Period
Figure 28 Europe to Be the Second-Largest Market for Sheet Glass During the Forecast Period
Figure 29 Basic Float Glass to Dominate the Market During the Forecast Period
Figure 30 Asia-Pacific to Register the Highest CAGR During the Forecast Period
Figure 31 Asia-Pacific to Dominate the Toughened Glass Market During the Forecast Period
Figure 32 Latin America to Register the Lowest CAGR During the Forecast
Figure 33 Europe to Account for the Second-Largest Share of the Laminated Glass Market During Forecast Period
Figure 34 Asia-Pacific to Lead the Extra Clear Glass Market During the Forecast Period
Figure 35 Asia-Pacific to Dominate the Other Flat Glasses Market During the Forecast Period
Figure 36 Solar Energy to Be the Fastest-Growing End-Use Industry During the Forecast Period
Figure 37 Asia-Pacific to Dominate the Flat Glass Market in Construction & Infrastructure End-Use Industry During the Forecast Period
Figure 38 Asia-Pacific to Dominate the Market in the Automotive & Transportation End-Use Industry During the Forecast Period
Figure 39 Asia-Pacific to Lead the Flat Glass Market in Solar Energy End-Use Industry During the Forecast Period
Figure 40 Asia-Pacific to Lead the Flat Glass Market in Other End-Use Industries During the Forecast Period
Figure 41 India to Register the Highest CAGR During the Forecast Period
Figure 42 North America Market Snapshot: U.S. Dominated the Flat Glass Market in 2016
Figure 43 Europe Market Snapshot: Germany is Expected to Drive the Flat Glass Market (2016)
Figure 44 Asia-Pacific Market Snapshot: China Dominated the Flat Glass Market in 2016
Figure 45 Automotive & Trasportation is the Fastest-Growing End-Use Industry of Flat Glass During the Forecast Period
Figure 46 Construction & Infrastructure End-Use Industry to Dominate the Market During the Forecast Period
Figure 47 Market Share of Key Players, 2016
Figure 48 Asahi Glass: Company Snapshot
Figure 49 Central Glass: Company Snapshot
Figure 50 Nippon Sheet Glass: Company Snapshot
Figure 51 Saint-Gobain: Company Snapshot
Figure 52 Sisecam Group: Company Snapshot
Figure 53 Fuyao Glass Industry Group: Company Snapshot
Figure 54 Taiwan Glass: Company Snapshot
Figure 55 Vitro, S.A.B. De C.V.: Company Snapshot
Figure 56 CSG Holding Co., Ltd: Company Snapshot

The flat glass market is projected to grow from USD 92.90 Billion in 2016 to USD 142.05 Billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 7.30% during the forecast period. The growth of the market can be attributed to the high demand from the construction & infrastructure industry and emerging application industries such as automotive & transportation & solar energy. The market witnessed a significant growth in the past few years, due to the increased demand for flat glass from China, the U.S., Germany, India, Brazil, and Malaysia.

The flat glass market is segmented, based on product type, into basic float glass, toughened glass, coated glass, laminated glass, and extra clear glass. Laminated is projected to the fastest-growing segment during the forecast period. The toughened glass segment was the largest segment of the market in 2016, as toughened glass is used extensively in the construction and transportation applications.

The flat glass market is segmented by end-use industry into construction & infrastructure, automotive & transportation, solar energy, and others. The construction & infrastructure segment was the largest segment of the market in 2016, owing to the growing demand for flat glass in residential building projects, government regulations pertaining to green & sustainable buildings, and aesthetic appearance of flat glass.

The flat glass market, based on technology, is segmented into rolled, sheet, and float glass. The float glass segment was the largest segment of the market in 2016, due to the advantages of the technology, such as easy and fast processing. Furthermore, with the help of this technology, it is possible to mass produce flat glass that is perfectly smooth and has no marks.

Asia-Pacific was the largest consumer of flat glass in 2016. India and China are major markets for flat glass due to growing construction and infrastructure development activities, increasing automotive production, and rising installations of solar panels in both countries.

Flat Glass Market

The demand for glass fabric or glass roving for better results is increasing, especially in emerging economies, owing to automation and shift from open mold applications to close mold applications. This may act as a restraint for the growth of the flat glass market.

Asahi Glass (Japan), Saint-Gobain (France), Nippon Sheet Glass (Japan), Guardian Industries (U.S.), and Taiwan Glass (Taiwan) are some of the leading players in the flat glass market. Asahi Glass (Japan) has been focusing on maintaining its position in the market by tapping various global markets. The company has entered strategic alliances with local distribution centers in emerging markets to increase its market share and customer base. The company adopted investments & expansions as its growth strategy in the recent years.

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