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Flat Glass Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2021-2026

Market Overview:

The global flat glass market reached a value of US$ 119.7 Billion in 2020. Looking forward, the market is expected to grow at a CAGR of around 5% during 2021-2026. Keeping in mind the uncertainties of COVID-19, we are continuously tracking and evaluating the direct as well as the indirect influence of the pandemic on different end-use industries. These insights are included in the report as a major market contributor.

Flat glass, also known as sheet or plate glass, is most commonly used for manufacturing windows, doors, mirrors and solar panels. It is produced by melting sand, soda ash and silica into liquid and spreading it to the desired thickness. The molten liquid is then cooled to obtain the desired product. Flat glass is produced via controlled thermal and chemical reactions to ensure toughness in the structural formation. Despite this, flat glass is highly flexible and customizable once it is made.

Flat Glass Market Size                                         

Global Flat Glass Industry Trends and Drivers:

The thriving construction industry is the key factor driving the growth of the market. Furthermore, the increasing infrastructural expenditure on the construction of eco-friendly green buildings, which aid in minimizing carbon emissions into the environment, is also driving the flat glass market growth. Flat glass is widely used in photovoltaic modules, e-glass structures and solar panels due to the rising need for clean energy across the globe. It is gradually replacing the traditionally materials like bricks, stone and wood. Insulated flat glass is transparent and recyclable, which reduces pollution and enhances the comfort for the inhabitants of the building.

The flourishing automotive industry is another factor contributing to the market growth. The automobile manufacturers are increasingly employing tempered glass due to its shatterproof properties that can prevent severe injuries and possible life threats in case of accidents. Other factors such as the implementation of nanotechnology to produce lightweight glazing glass and solar control panels coupled with the increasing urbanization and rising disposable incomes are further creating a positive outlook for the market. 

Key Market Segmentation:

IMARC Group provides an analysis of the key trends in each sub-segment of the global flat glass market, along with forecasts for growth at the global and regional level from 2021-2026. Our report has categorized the market based on technology, product type, raw material, end use, type and end use industry.

Market Breakup by Technology:

  • Float Glass
  • Sheet Glass
  • Rolled Glass


Market Breakup by Product Type:

  • Basic Float Glass
  • Toughened Glass
  • Coated Glass
  • Laminated Glass
  • Insulated
  • Extra Clear Glass
  • Others


Market Breakup by Raw Material:

  • Sand
  • Soda Ash
  • Recycled Glass
  • Dolomite
  • Limestone
  • Others


Market Breakup by End-Use:

  • Safety and Security
  • Solar Control
  • Others


Market Breakup by Type:

  • Fabricated
  • Non-Fabricated


Market Breakup by End Use Industry:

  • Construction
  • Automotive
  • Solar Energy
  • Electronics
  • Others


Market Breakup by Region:

  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe
  • North America
  • Middle East and Africa
  • Latin America


Competitive Landscape:

The global flat glass market is highly fragmented with the presence of several small and large players competing in terms of price and quality. Some of the leading players in the market are:

  • Asahi Glass
  • Saint-Gobain
  • Guardian Industries
  • Vitro
  • DB Glass
  • Nippon Sheet Glass
  • Central Glass
  • Taiwan Glass
  • Cardinal Glass Industries
  • Fuyao Glass Industry Group
  • Sisecam Group
  • CSG Holding Co. Ltd
  • Gulf Glass Industries
     

Report Coverage:

Report Features Details
Base Year of the Analysis 2020
Historical Period 2015-2020
Forecast Period 2021-2026
Units US$ Billion
Segment Coverage Technology, Product Type, Raw Material, End-Use, Type, End Use Industry, Region
Region Covered  Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, Latin America, Middle East and Africa
Companies Covered Asahi Glass, Saint-Gobain, Guardian Industries, Vitro, DB Glass,Nippon Sheet Glass, Central Glass, Taiwan Glass, Cardinal Glass Industries, Fuyao Glass Industry Group, Sisecam Group, CSG Holding Co. Ltd and Gulf Glass Industries
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1   Preface
2   Scope and Methodology

    2.1    Objectives of the Study
    2.2    Stakeholders
    2.3    Data Sources
        2.3.1    Primary Sources
        2.3.2    Secondary Sources
    2.4    Market Estimation
        2.4.1    Bottom-Up Approach
        2.4.2    Top-Down Approach
    2.5    Forecasting Methodology
3   Executive Summary
4   Introduction

    4.1    Overview
    4.2    Key Industry Trends
5   Global Flat Glass Market
    5.1    Market Overview
    5.2    Market Performance
    5.3    Impact of COVID-19
    5.4    Market Breakup by Technology
    5.5    Market Breakup by Product Type
    5.6    Market Breakup by Raw Material
    5.7    Market Breakup by End-Use
    5.8    Market Breakup by Type
    5.9    Market Breakup by End Use Industry
    5.10    Market Breakup by Region
    5.11    Market Forecast
6   Market Breakup by Technology
    6.1    Float Glass
        6.1.1    Market Trends
        6.1.2    Market Forecast
    6.2    Sheet Glass
        6.2.1    Market Trends
        6.2.2    Market Forecast
    6.3    Rolled Glass
        6.3.1    Market Trends
        6.3.2    Market Forecast
7   Market Breakup by Product Type
    7.1    Basic Float Glass
        7.1.1    Market Trends
        7.1.2    Market Forecast
    7.2    Toughened Glass
        7.2.1    Market Trends
        7.2.2    Market Forecast
    7.3    Coated Glass
        7.3.1    Market Trends
        7.3.2    Market Forecast
    7.4    Laminated Glass
        7.4.1    Market Trends
        7.4.2    Market Forecast
    7.5    Insulated
        7.5.1    Market Trends
        7.5.2    Market Forecast
    7.6    Extra Clear Glass
        7.6.1    Market Trends
        7.6.2    Market Forecast
    7.7    Others
        7.7.1    Market Trends
        7.7.2    Market Forecast
8   Market Breakup by Raw Material
    8.1    Sand
        8.1.1    Market Trends
        8.1.2    Market Forecast
    8.2    Soda Ash
        8.2.1    Market Trends
        8.2.2    Market Forecast
    8.3    Recycled Glass
        8.3.1    Market Trends
        8.3.2    Market Forecast
    8.4    Dolomite
        8.4.1    Market Trends
        8.4.2    Market Forecast
    8.5    Limestone
        8.5.1    Market Trends
        8.5.2    Market Forecast
    8.6    Others
        8.6.1    Market Trends
        8.6.2    Market Forecast
9   Market Breakup by End-Use
    9.1    Safety and Security 
        9.1.1    Market Trends
        9.1.2    Market Forecast
    9.2    Solar Control
        9.2.1    Market Trends
        9.2.2    Market Forecast
    9.3    Others
        9.3.1    Market Trends
        9.3.2    Market Forecast
10  Market Breakup by Type
    10.1    Fabricated  
        10.1.1    Market Trends
        10.1.2    Market Forecast
    10.2    Non-Fabricated 
        10.2.1    Market Trends
        10.2.2    Market Forecast
11  Market Breakup by End Use Industry
    11.1    Construction
        11.1.1    Market Trends
        11.1.2    Market Forecast
    11.2    Automotive
        11.2.1    Market Trends
        11.2.2    Market Forecast
    11.3    Solar Energy
        11.3.1    Market Trends
        11.3.2    Market Forecast
    11.4    Electronics
        11.4.1    Market Trends
        11.4.2    Market Forecast
    11.5    Others
        11.5.1    Market Trends
        11.5.2    Market Forecast
12  Market Breakup by Region
    12.1    Asia Pacific
        12.1.1    Market Trends
        12.1.2    Market Forecast
    12.2    Europe
        12.2.1    Market Trends
        12.2.2    Market Forecast
    12.3    North America
        12.3.1    Market Trends
        12.3.2    Market Forecast
    12.4    Middle East and Africa
        12.4.1    Market Trends
        12.4.2    Market Forecast
    12.5    Latin America
        12.5.1    Market Trends
        12.5.2    Market Forecast
13  SWOT Analysis
    13.1    Overview
    13.2    Strengths
    13.3    Weaknesses
    13.4    Opportunities
    13.5    Threats
14  Value Chain Analysis
15  Porter’s Five Forces Analysis

    15.1    Overview
    15.2    Bargaining Power of Buyers
    15.3    Bargaining Power of Suppliers
    15.4    Degree of Competition
    15.5    Threat of New Entrants
    15.6    Threat of Substitutes
16  Price Analysis
    16.1    Key Price Indicators
    16.2    Price Structure
    16.3    Margin Analysis
17  Competitive Landscape
    17.1    Market Structure
    17.2    Key Players
    17.3    Profiles of Key Players
        17.3.1    Asahi Glass
        17.3.2    Saint-Gobain
        17.3.3    Guardian Industries
        17.3.4    Nippon Sheet Glass 
        17.3.5    Central Glass 
        17.3.6    Cardinal Glass Industries
        17.3.7    Fuyao Glass Industry Group 
        17.3.8    Sisecam Group
        17.3.9    Taiwan Glass
        17.3.10      CSG Holding Co. Ltd
        17.3.11      Vitro
        17.3.12      DB Glass
        17.3.13      Gulf Glass Industries

List of Figures

Figure 1: Global: Flat Glass Market: Major Drivers and Challenges
Figure 2: Global: Flat Glass Market: Sales Value (in Billion US$), 2015 - 2020
Figure 3: Global: Flat Glass Market: Breakup by Technology (in %), 2020
Figure 4: Global: Flat Glass Market: Breakup by Product Type (in %), 2020
Figure 5: Global: Flat Glass Market: Breakup by Raw Material (in %), 2020
Figure 6: Global: Flat Glass Market: Breakup by End-Use (in %), 2020
Figure 7: Global: Flat Glass Market: Breakup by Type (in %), 2020
Figure 8: Global: Flat Glass Market: Breakup by End Use Industry (in %), 2020
Figure 9: Global: Flat Glass Market: Breakup by Region (in %), 2020
Figure 10: Global: Flat Glass Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Billion US$), 2021-2026
Figure 11: Global: Flat Glass Industry: SWOT Analysis
Figure 12: Global: Flat Glass Industry: Value Chain Analysis
Figure 13: Global: Flat Glass Industry: Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
Figure 14: Global: Flat Glass (Float) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2015 & 2020
Figure 15: Global: Flat Glass (Float) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2021-2026
Figure 16: Global: Flat Glass (Sheet) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2015 & 2020
Figure 17: Global: Flat Glass (Sheet) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2021-2026
Figure 18: Global: Flat Glass (Rolled) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2015 & 2020
Figure 19: Global: Flat Glass (Rolled) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2021-2026
Figure 20: Global: Flat Glass (Basic Float Glass) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2015 & 2020
Figure 21: Global: Flat Glass (Basic Float Glass) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2021-2026
Figure 22: Global: Flat Glass (Toughened Glass) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2015 & 2020
Figure 23: Global: Flat Glass (Toughened Glass) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2021-2026
Figure 24: Global: Flat Glass (Coated Glass) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2015 & 2020
Figure 25: Global: Flat Glass (Coated Glass) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2021-2026
Figure 26: Global: Flat Glass (Laminated Glass) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2015 & 2020
Figure 27: Global: Flat Glass (Laminated Glass) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2021-2026
Figure 28: Global: Flat Glass (Insulated) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2015 & 2020
Figure 29: Global: Flat Glass (Insulated) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2021-2026
Figure 30: Global: Flat Glass (Extra Clear Glass) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2015 & 2020
Figure 31: Global: Flat Glass (Extra Clear Glass) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2021-2026
Figure 32: Global: Flat Glass (Other Product Types) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2015 & 2020
Figure 33: Global: Flat Glass (Other Product Types) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2021-2026
Figure 34: Global: Flat Glass (Sand) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2015 & 2020
Figure 35: Global: Flat Glass (Sand) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2021-2026
Figure 36: Global: Flat Glass (Soda Ash) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2015 & 2020
Figure 37: Global: Flat Glass (Soda Ash) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2021-2026
Figure 38: Global: Flat Glass (Recycled) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2015 & 2020
Figure 39: Global: Flat Glass (Recycled) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2021-2026
Figure 40: Global: Flat Glass (Dolomite) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2015 & 2020
Figure 41: Global: Flat Glass (Dolomite) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2021-2026
Figure 42: Global: Flat Glass (Limestone) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2015 & 2020
Figure 43: Global: Flat Glass (Limestone) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2021-2026
Figure 44: Global: Flat Glass (Other Raw Materials) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2015 & 2020
Figure 45: Global: Flat Glass (Other Raw Materials) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2021-2026
Figure 46: Global: Flat Glass (Safety and Security Glass) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2015 & 2020
Figure 47: Global: Flat Glass (Safety and Security Glass) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2021-2026
Figure 48: Global: Flat Glass (Solar Control Glass) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2015 & 2020
Figure 49: Global: Flat Glass (Solar Control Glass) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2021-2026
Figure 50: Global: Flat Glass (Other End-Uses) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2015 & 2020
Figure 51: Global: Flat Glass (Other End-Uses) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2021-2026
Figure 52: Global: Flat Glass (Fabricated) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2015 & 2020
Figure 53: Global: Flat Glass (Fabricated) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2021-2026
Figure 54: Global: Flat Glass (Non-Fabricated) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2015 & 2020
Figure 55: Global: Flat Glass (Non-Fabricated) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2021-2026
Figure 56: Global: Flat Glass (Construction) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2015 & 2020
Figure 57: Global: Flat Glass (Construction) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2021-2026
Figure 58: Global: Flat Glass (Automotive) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2015 & 2020
Figure 59: Global: Flat Glass (Automotive) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2021-2026
Figure 60: Global: Flat Glass (Solar Energy) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2015 & 2020
Figure 61: Global: Flat Glass (Solar Energy) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2021-2026
Figure 62: Global: Flat Glass (Electronics) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2015 & 2020
Figure 63: Global: Flat Glass (Electronics) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2021-2026
Figure 64: Global: Flat Glass (Other End-Users) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2015 & 2020
Figure 65: Global: Flat Glass (Other End-Users) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2021-2026
Figure 66: Asia Pacific: Flat Glass Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2015 & 2020
Figure 67: Asia Pacific: Flat Glass Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2021-2026
Figure 68: Europe: Flat Glass Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2015 & 2020
Figure 69: Europe: Flat Glass Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2021-2026
Figure 70: North America: Flat Glass Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2015 & 2020
Figure 71: North America: Flat Glass Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2021-2026
Figure 72: Middle East and Africa: Flat Glass Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2015 & 2020
Figure 73: Middle East and Africa: Flat Glass Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2021-2026
Figure 74: Latin America: Flat Glass Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2015 & 2020
Figure 75: Latin America: Flat Glass Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2021-2026

List of Tables

Table 1: Global: Flat Glass Market: Key Industry Highlights, 2020 and 2026
Table 2: Global: Flat Glass Market Forecast: Breakup by Technology (in Million US$), 2021-2026
Table 3: Global: Flat Glass Market Forecast: Breakup by Product Type (in Million US$), 2021-2026
Table 4: Global: Flat Glass Market Forecast: Breakup by Raw Material (in Million US$), 2021-2026
Table 5: Global: Flat Glass Market Forecast: Breakup by End-Use (in Million US$), 2021-2026
Table 6: Global: Flat Glass Market Forecast: Breakup by Type (in Million US$), 2021-2026
Table 7: Global: Flat Glass Market Forecast: Breakup by End Use Industry (in Million US$), 2021-2026
Table 8: Global: Flat Glass Market Forecast: Breakup by Region (in Million US$), 2021-2026
Table 9: Global: Flat Glass Market Structure
Table 10: Global: Flat Glass Market: Key Players

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Key Question Answered in this Report

The global flat glass market was valued at US$ 119.7 Billion in 2020. 

We expect the global flat glass market to exhibit a CAGR of around 5% during 2021-2026.

A significant growth across the construction and the automotive sectors where flat glass finds extensive applications in manufacturing windows, panels, mirrors, etc., represents one of the factors driving the global flat glass market.

Sudden outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic had led to the implementation of stringent lockdown regulations across several nations resulting in temporary shutdown of numerous construction- and automotive manufacturing-based activities. 

Based on the technology, the global flat glass market has been divided into float glass, sheet glass and rolled glass. Currently, float glass holds the majority of the market share.

Based on the product type, the global flat glass market can be segregated into basic float glass, toughened glass, coated glass, laminated glass, extra clear glass, insulated, and others. Among these, toughened glass currently represents the largest segment.

Based on the end use industry, the global flat glass market has been categorized into construction, automotive, solar energy, electronics, and others, where the construction sector exhibits a clear dominance in the market.

Based on the raw material, the global flat glass market can be bifurcated into sand, soda ash, recycled glass, dolomite, limestone, and others. Currently, sand holds the majority of the total market share.

Based on the end-use, the global flat glass market has been divided into safety and security, solar control, and others. Among these, solar control represents the largest segment.

Based on the type, the global flat glass market can be categorized into fabricated and non-fabricated. Currently, fabricated glass exhibits a clear dominance in the market.

On a regional level, the market has been classified into North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and Middle East and Africa, where Asia Pacific currently dominates the global market.

Some of the major players in the global flat glass market include Asahi Glass, Saint-Gobain, Guardian Industries, Vitro, DB Glass, Nippon Sheet Glass, Central Glass, Taiwan Glass, Cardinal Glass Industries, Fuyao Glass Industry Group, Sisecam Group, CSG Holding Co. Ltd, Gulf Glass Industries, etc.

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