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Smart Glass Market Analysis By Technology (Electrochromics, Liquid Crystal, Photochromics, Suspended Particle Devices (SPD), Thermochromics), By Application (Architectural, Electronics, Solar Power Generation, Transportation) And Segment Forecasts To 2022

Smart Glass Market Analysis By Technology (Electrochromics, Liquid Crystal, Photochromics, Suspended Particle Devices (SPD), Thermochromics), By Application (Architectural, Electronics, Solar Power Generation, Transportation) And Segment Forecasts To 2022

The Global Smart Glass Market is expected to reach USD 4.71 billion by 2022, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. The construction industry has emerged as a key end-use area. Adoption in architectural applications is steadily increasing in both new-construction as well as in the replacement sector owing to several benefits such as natural insulation, environmental protection, safety, and security. The shift toward replacing cement, brick, and granite with glass is expected to benefit smart glass market growth.

Residential and automotive segments have witnessed a dynamic phase change in functionalities from legacy weather protection features to advanced energy conserving and seclusion apparatus. Sophisticated interfaces have been developed, which consider the entire range of PDLC in fabrication of contemporary tech gadgets.

Lack of awareness among consumer about the functionality and benefits of this product may hamper smart glass market growth. Extensive marketing endeavors by a select geographical roll-out scheme are expected to augment the sales by consumer awareness. Increased deployment and further recognition by word-of-mouth publicity would reduce the encumbrance caused by lack of awareness.

Further key findings from the study suggest:

SPD smart glass is widely deployed in the automotive sector due to their dynamic applicability in numerous areas such as rear-view mirrors, window panes, and in sun-roofs. Premium car manufacturers have already deployed SPD glasses in their select models thereby helping the glass fabricators to regain their ROI at an elevated pace. SPD films can be incorporated into a variety of products, resulting in dynamic applicability. Liquid crystal technology growth can be attributed to operational feasibility offering fast response time and optical translucence property.

Key application areas include defense & aerospace sector clients along with premium automobile manufacturers and construction firms. Another distribution approach comprises sophisticated technology vendors such as digital eye glasses fabricators. This product serves as a basic raw material in fabrication of digital eye glasses which are foreseen to revolutionize the market over the forecast, thereby driving demand.

North America accounted for over 30% of the global demand in 2014. Smart glass mandates have been established by the European Union and other regional administrative bodies to monitor energy efficiency along with administering the levels of glass tinting & transparency quotient.

Leading players are involved in mass production, while new participants find it difficult to incorporate mass production strategies due to inadequate number of orders by associated patrons, thereby reducing their break-even point (BEP) revenue. Consequently, the smart glass market is projected to be dominated by few leading manufacturers, creating an oligopolistic scenario. Key industry players include DuPont, Sage Electrochromics, Corning, Asahi, etc.


Chapter 1. Methodology and Scope
1.1. Research Methodology
1.2. Research Scope & Assumption
1.3. List of Data Sources
Chapter 2. Executive Summary
2.1. Smart glass - Industry snapshot and key buying criteria, 2012 - 2022
Chapter 3. Smart Glass Industry Outlook
3.1. Market segmentation
3.2. Market size and growth prospects
3.3. Smart glass value chain analysis
3.3.1. Vendor landscape
3.4. Smart glass technology roadmap
3.5. Smart glass market dynamics
3.5.1. Market driver analysis
3.5.1.1. Surging demand for smart glass-based products
3.5.1.2. High adoption in the transportation sector
3.5.1.3. Favorable administrative initiatives for Green Building proposals
3.5.2. Market restraint analysis
3.5.2.1. High acquisition cost of smart glass solutions
3.5.2.2. Lack of awareness
3.5.2.3. Lack of patents and adequate technical expertise
3.6. Key opportunities prioritized
3.7. Industry analysis - Porter's
3.8. Smart glass – Key competitor analysis, 2014
3.8.1. Company strategy overview
3.9. Smart glass market PESTEL analysis, 2014
3.10. Liquid crystal smart glass technology landscape
3.10.1 Competitive analysis by technology - SPD vs. liquid crystal vs. electrochromic
3.11. Liquid crystal smart glass patent scenario
Chapter 4. Smart Glass Technology Outlook
4.1.1. Electrochromics
4.1.1.1. Global market estimates and forecasts, 2012 – 2022
4.1.2. Liquid Crystal
4.1.2.1. Global market estimates and forecasts, 2012 – 2022
4.1.3. Photochromics
4.1.3.1. Global market estimates and forecasts, 2012 – 2022
4.1.4. Suspended Particle Devices
4.1.4.1. Global market estimates and forecasts, 2012 – 2022
4.1.5. Thermochromics
4.1.5.1. Global market estimates and forecasts, 2012 – 2022
Chapter 5. Smart Glass Application Outlook
5.1. Transportation
5.1.1. Global market estimates and forecasts, 2012 – 2022
5.2. Architectural
5.2.1. Global market estimates and forecasts, 2012 – 2022
5.3. Electronics
5.3.1. Global market estimates and forecasts, 2012 – 2022
5.4. Solar power generation
5.4.1. Global market estimates and forecasts, 2012 – 2022
Chapter 6. Smart Glass Regional Outlook
6.1. North America
6.1.1. Smart glass market by technology, 2012 – 2022
6.1.2. Smart glass market by application, 2012 – 2022
6.1.3. U.S.
6.1.3.1. Smart glass market by technology, 2012 – 2022
6.1.3.2. Smart glass market by application, 2012 – 2022
6.1.4. Canada
6.1.4.1. Smart glass market by technology, 2012 – 2022
6.1.4.2. Smart glass market by application, 2012 – 2022
6.2. Europe
6.2.1. Smart glass market by technology, 2012 – 2022
6.2.2. Smart glass market by application, 2012 – 2022
6.2.3. Germany
6.2.3.1. Smart glass market by technology, 2012 – 2022
6.2.3.2. Smart glass market by application, 2012 – 2022
6.2.4. UK
6.2.4.1. Smart glass market by technology, 2012 – 2022
6.2.4.2. Smart glass market by application, 2012 – 2022
6.3. Asia Pacific
6.3.1. Smart glass market by technology, 2012 – 2022
6.3.2. Smart glass market by application, 2012 – 2022
6.3.3. China
6.3.3.1. Smart glass market by technology, 2012 – 2022
6.3.3.2. Smart glass market by application, 2012 – 2022
6.3.4. Japan
6.3.4.1. Smart glass market by technology, 2012 – 2022
6.3.4.2. Smart glass market by application, 2012 – 2022
6.4. Latin America
6.4.1. Smart glass market by technology, 2012 – 2022
6.4.2. Smart glass market by application2012 – 2022
6.5. MEA
6.5.1. Smart glass market by technology, 2012 – 2022
6.5.2. Smart glass market by application, 2012 – 2022
Chapter 7. Competitive Landscape
7.1. Asahi Glass Corporation
7.1.1. Company Overview
7.1.2. Financial Performance
7.1.3. Product Benchmarking
7.1.4. Strategic Initiatives
7.2. Chromogenics
7.2.1. Company Overview
7.2.2. Financial Performance
7.2.3. Product Benchmarking
7.2.4. Strategic Initiatives
7.3. Corning Incorporated
7.3.1. Company Overview
7.3.2. Financial Performance
7.3.3. Product Benchmarking
7.3.4. Strategic Initiatives
7.4. DuPont
7.4.1. Company Overview
7.4.2. Financial Performance
7.4.3. Product Benchmarking
7.4.4. Strategic Initiatives
7.5. e-Chromic Technologies, Inc
7.5.1. Company Overview
7.5.2. Financial Performance
7.5.3. Product Benchmarking
7.5.4. Strategic Initiatives
7.6. Gentex Corporation
7.6.1. Company Overview
7.6.2. Financial Performance
7.6.3. Product Benchmarking
7.6.4. Strategic Initiatives
7.7. GlasNovations Ltd
7.7.1. Company Overview
7.7.2. Financial Performance
7.7.3. Product Benchmarking
7.7.4. Strategic Initiatives
7.8. Guardian
7.8.1. Company Overview
7.8.2. Financial Performance
7.8.3. Product Benchmarking
7.8.4. Strategic Initiatives
7.9. Hitachi Chemical Co. Ltd
7.9.1. Company Overview
7.9.2. Financial Performance
7.9.3. Product Benchmarking
7.9.4. Strategic Initiatives
7.10. Innovative Glass
7.10.1. Company Overview
7.10.2. Financial Performance
7.10.3. Product Benchmarking
7.10.4. Strategic Initiatives
7.11. Kinestral Technologies
7.11.1. Company Overview
7.11.2. Financial Performance
7.11.3. Product Benchmarking
7.11.4. Strategic Initiatives
7.12. LTI Smart Glass, Inc.
7.12.1. Company Overview
7.12.2. Financial Performance
7.12.3. Product Benchmarking
7.12.4. Strategic Initiatives
7.13. Merck Performance Materials
7.13.1. Company Overview
7.13.2. Financial Performance
7.13.3. Product Benchmarking
7.13.4. Strategic Initiatives
7.14. Pleotint LLC
7.14.1. Company Overview
7.14.2. Financial Performance
7.14.3. Product Benchmarking
7.14.4. Strategic Initiatives
7.15. PPG Industries
7.15.1. Company Overview
7.15.2. Financial Performance
7.15.3. Product Benchmarking
7.15.4. Strategic Initiatives
7.16. RavenBrick LLC
7.16.1. Company Overview
7.16.2. Financial Performance
7.16.3. Product Benchmarking
7.16.4. Strategic Initiatives
7.17. Research Frontiers Inc.
7.17.1. Company Overview
7.17.2. Financial Performance
7.17.3. Product Benchmarking
7.17.4. Strategic Initiatives
7.18. Sage Electrochromics
7.18.1. Company Overview
7.18.2. Financial Performance
7.18.3. Product Benchmarking
7.18.4. Strategic Initiatives
7.19. Saint-Gobain S.A
7.19.1. Company Overview
7.19.2. Financial Performance
7.19.3. Product Benchmarking
7.19.4. Strategic Initiatives
7.20. Scienstry Inc.
7.20.1. Company Overview
7.20.2. Financial Performance
7.20.3. Product Benchmarking
7.20.4. Strategic Initiatives
7.21. Smartglass International
7.21.1. Company Overview
7.21.2. Financial Performance
7.21.3. Product Benchmarking
7.21.4. Strategic Initiatives
7.22. SPD Control Systems Corporation
7.22.1. Company Overview
7.22.2. Financial Performance
7.22.3. Product Benchmarking
7.22.4. Strategic Initiatives
7.23. Switch Material
7.23.1. Company Overview
7.23.2. Financial Performance
7.23.3. Product Benchmarking
7.23.4. Strategic Initiatives
7.24. Velux
7.24.1. Company Overview
7.24.2. Financial Performance
7.24.3. Product Benchmarking
7.24.4. Strategic Initiatives
7.25. View Inc.
7.25.1. Company Overview
7.25.2. Financial Performance
7.25.3. Product Benchmarking
7.25.4. Strategic Initiatives

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