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The Global Market for Smart Glass and Windows to 2027

The Global Market for Smart Glass and Windows to 2027

Advances in materials science and technology are leading to better buildings and transportation with improved energy efficiency and indoor conditions. A main focus is on improving windows and glass facades for enhanced comfort, privacy and sustainability. Current practices often lead to huge energy expenditures related to excessive inflow or outflow of energy which need to be balanced by energy-intensive cooling or heating.

Smart/switchable/dynamic glass or smart windows are increasingly utilized for thermal management, energy efficiency, and privacy applications that by modulating light transmittance when voltage, light, or heat is applied.

These technologies allow for the state of the glass to switch from transparent to translucent, or vice versa. This transition can occur passively or actively depending upon the device technology. There are three main types of technologies used in commercially available smart glasses:
chromic materials
liquid crystals
electrophoretic or suspended particle devices.

The smart glass and windows market is growing fast, and has been installed in the commercial aircraft, automobiles and corporate buildings of companies such as Google, Disney, Merck, eBay, Microsoft, Progressive, IBM, Fox News etc. Producers have raised over $1 billion in funding over the last few years and the technology is gaining wider commercial traction, driven by demands for privacy, adaptability, information, improved safety, energy savings and living comfort. Despite a rise in market adoption, cost and scalability still remain general challenges for the smart glass industry

Commercial buildings are the main current market for smart glass, but is also being increasingly adopted in residential.

Main markets covered include:
Construction glass.
Residential and retail.
Aerospace/aircraft windows.
Automotive (mirrors, sunroods, glazing).
Other markets include:
Sunglasses and visors.
Displays.
Technologies covered in this report include:
Passive smart glass
Thermochromic
Photochromic.
Active smart glass
Electrochromic
Suspended particle device (SPD)
Polymer dispersed liquid crystal (PDLC).

The Global Market for Smart Glass and Windows to 2027 provides comprehensive analysis the latest innovations and products in Smart Glass and Windows, developed by large companies and start-ups.


  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • MARKET DRIVERS
      • Mega-trends
        • Table Market drivers for smart glass.
    • GLOBAL MARKET SIZE AND OPPORTUNITY
      • Table Markets for smart glass and windows.
      • Competitive smart glass technologies
        • Table Comparison of smart glass and windows types.
      • Total market revenues, 2015-2027
      • Competitive landscape
        • Table Market structure for smart glass and windows.
    • SMART GLASS AND WINDOWS REVENUES BY MARKETS, 2014- 2027
      • Table Total market revenues for smart glass 2015-2027 by market, million USD.
      • Residential and commercial glazing
        • Table Technologies for smart windows in buildings.
      • Automotive windows and glass
    • SMART GLASS AND WINDOWS REVENUES BY TECHNOLOGY, 2014-2027
      • Table Smart glass and windows revenues by technology, 2015-2027, million USD.
    • SMART GLASS AND WINDOWS REVENUES BY REGION, 2014-2027
      • Table Smart glass and windows revenues by region, 2015-2027, million USD.
    • MARKET AND TECHNICAL CHALLENGES
      • Table Market and technical challenges for smart glass and windows, by main technology type.
    • FUTURE OF SMART GLASS
      • Need for innovation
      • Reducing costs
      • Integration with building systems/Internet of things (IoT)
      • Photovoltaic smart glass
  • AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF THIS STUDY
  • RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
  • INTRODUCTION
    • WHAT IS SMART GLASS?
    • SMART WINDOWS
    • TYPES OF SMART GLASS
      • Passive smart glass
        • Table Types of passive smart glass.
      • Active smart glass
        • Table Types of active smart glass.
    • NANOMATERIALS IN SMART GLASS
  • ELECTROCHROMIC SMART GLASS
    • TECHNOLOGY DESCRIPTION
      • Materials
        • Table Types of electrochromic materials and applications.
    • BENEFITS
    • SHORTCOMINGS
    • MARKETS
      • Residential and commercial windows
      • Automotive
      • Aerospace
      • Sunglasses and visors
      • Flexible displays and wearables
    • GLOBAL REVENUES
      • Table Global revenues for electrochromic smart glass and windows 2015-2027, million USD.
      • Table Global revenues for electrochromic smart glass and windows 2015-2027, by market, million USD.
      • Table Global revenues for electrochromic smart glass and windows 2015-2027, by region, million USD.
    • COMPANIES
      • Argil, Inc.
      • ChromoGenics AB
      • e-Chromic Technologies, Inc.
      • EControl-Glas GmbH & Co. KG
      • Gentex Corporation
      • Heliotrope Technologies, Inc.
      • Kinestral Technologies, Inc.
      • Magna Glass & Window, Inc.
      • Murakami Kaimeido Company
      • PPG Aerospace
      • Saint Gobain/SageGlass Electrochromics, Inc.
      • Tokai Rika Co., Ltd.
      • View, Inc.
      • VG SmartGlass LLC
  • THERMOCHROMIC SMART GLASS
    • TECHNOLOGY DESCRIPTION
    • BENEFITS
    • SHORTCOMINGS
    • MARKETS
    • GLOBAL REVENUES
      • Table Global revenues for thermochromic smart glass and windows 2015-2027, million USD.
      • Table Global revenues for thermochromic smart glass and windows 2015-2027, by market, million USD.
      • Table Global revenues for thermochromic smart glass and windows 2015-2027, by region, million USD.
    • COMPANIES
      • Pleotint, LLC
      • RavenBrick LLC
  • SUSPENDED PARTICLE DEVICE (SPD) SMART GLASS
    • TECHNOLOGY DESCRIPTION
    • BENEFITS
    • SHORTCOMINGS
    • MARKETS
      • Windows
      • Automotive
      • Aviation
    • GLOBAL REVENUES
      • Table Global revenues for suspended particle devices (SPD), smart glass and windows 2015- 2027, million USD.
      • Table Global revenues for suspended particle devices (SPD), smart glass and windows 2015- 2027, by market, millions USD.
      • Table Global revenues for suspended particle devices (SPD), smart glass and windows 2015- 2027, by region, millions USD.
    • COMPANIES
      • AGC, Inc.
      • Hitachi Chemical Company Ltd.
      • Innovative Glass
      • Isoclima S.p.A.
      • Pilkington
      • Research Frontiers, Inc.
      • SPD Control Systems
      • Vision Systems Aeronautics S.A.S.
  • POLYMER DISPERSED LIQUID CRYSTAL SMART GLASS
    • TECHNOLOGY DESCRIPTION
      • Types
    • BENEFITS
    • SHORTCOMINGS
    • MARKETS
    • GLOBAL REVENUES
      • Table Global revenues for PDLC smart glass and windows 2015-2027, million USD.
      • Table Global revenues for PDLC smart glass and windows 2015-2027, by market, million USD.
      • Table Global revenues for PDLC smart glass and windows 2015-2027, by region, million USD.
    • COMPANIES
      • Beijing All Brilliant Technology Co., Ltd (ABTECH)
      • Bestroom
      • DMDisplay
      • Dreamglass
      • Gauzy
      • Guardian Industries
      • InnoGlass
      • iGlass Pty Ltd
      • Innoptec Srl
      • Irisfilm Corporation
      • Kewei
      • Merck KGaA
      • Nippon Sheet Glass/NSG UMU Products Co., Ltd.
      • OYPDLC/Zhiyuan Building Materials Technology Co., Ltd
      • Polytronix, Inc.
      • Scienstry, Inc.
      • Smartglass International Limited
      • SwitchGlass
  • OTHER TECHNOLOGIES
    • PHOTOCHROMIC SMART GLASS
      • Technology analysis
      • Markets
    • MICRO-BLINDS
      • Technology analysis
      • Benefits
    • ELECTROKINETIC GLASS
      • Technology analysis
      • Companies
  • REFERENCES

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