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Global Flat Glass Market 2017-2021

About Flat Glass

Flat glass is produced in a flat state and is obtained in sheet form. Flat glass products are largely used in the automotive, solar glass, and construction industries. These products are used in windows, facades, windshields, decorations, partitions, electronic equipment, doors, interior fittings, and furniture. They are generally manufactured by float glass process. Some of the key raw materials are sand, soda ash, limestone, dolomite, alumina, recycled glass, iron oxide, salt cake, colorants, and refining agents.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global flat glass market to grow at a CAGR of 6.03% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global flat glass market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • APAC
  • Europe
  • North America
  • ROW
Technavio's report, Global Flat Glass Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Asahi Glass
  • Euroglas
  • GUARDIAN INDUSTRIES
  • Nippon Sheet Glass
  • Saint-Gobain
Other prominent vendors
  • Cardinal Glass Industries
  • Central Glass
  • DB Glass
  • Fuyao Group
  • Gulf Glass Industries
  • Sisecam Group
  • TAIWAN GLASS
Market driver
  • Growth in construction sector
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Market challenge
  • Logistics as a hurdle for glass industry
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Market trend
  • Rising applications in automotive sector
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Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2020 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Flat Glass Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global flat glass market: Asahi Glass, Euroglas, GUARDIAN INDUSTRIES, Nippon Sheet Glass, and Saint-Gobain.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Cardinal Glass Industries, Central Glass, DB Glass, Fuyao Group, Gulf Glass Industries, Sisecam Group, and TAIWAN GLASS.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One trend in the market is rising applications in automotive sector. Flat glass is used in various auto components, such as rear and front view mirrors, windows, dashboard displays, and windshields. The automobile sector has seen tremendous growth in demand for energy-saving vehicles in recent years. This has increased the use of flat glass in this sector because of its unique energy-saving properties.”

According to the report, one driver in the market is growth in construction sector. The global construction industry is expected to be a $12 trillion market during the forecast period. APAC is home to four of the world's emerging and growth-leading economies (EAGLEs), namely China, India, Indonesia, and the Philippines. Apart from these countries, Malaysia and Vietnam are considered potential emerging markets, whereas Singapore, is one of the leading markets as per its quality of infrastructure. These emerging markets face stiff competition from one another in terms of the quality of infrastructure. These countries are investing heavily in infrastructural growth to continue their competence in the market.

Further, the report states that one challenge in the market is logistics as a hurdle for glass industry. Glass is prone to cracks and breakage, especially during transportation. The manufacturers need to pay special attention while transporting and delivering glass from the manufacturing unit to the consumers. This requires cargo trucks, which are expensive to either hire or own, leading to an increase in transportation cost. This acts as a major challenge for small and medium-sized enterprises as they need to enter into contracts with third-party supply chain companies to transport their products to the end users. Transportation covers 16.0% of the overall cost of the glass industry, which directly increases the overall cost of the product.

Companies Mentioned

Asahi Glass, Euroglas, GUARDIAN INDUSTRIES, Nippon Sheet Glass, Saint-Gobain, Cardinal Glass Industries, Central Glass, DB Glass, Fuyao Group, Gulf Glass Industries, Sisecam Group, and TAIWAN GLASS.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research Methodology
  • Introduction
    • Market outline
      • Table Exhibit: Flat glass manufacturing process
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Global flat glass market
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global flat glass market 2016 and 2021 ('000 metric tons)
      • Table Market forecast: Global flat glass market 2016-2021
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by type
    • Overview: Global flat glass market by type
      • Table Global flat glass market by type 2016
      • Table Global flat glass market by type 2021
    • Global flat glass market by float glass
      • Table Global flat glass market by float glass 2016 and 2021 ('000 metric tons)
      • Table Subdivision of float glass segment by type 2016
      • Table Market forecast: Global flat glass market by float glass 2016-2021
    • Global flat glass market by sheet glass
      • Table Global flat glass market by sheet glass 2016 and 2021 ('000 metric tons)
      • Table Market forecast: Global flat glass market by sheet glass 2016-2021
    • Global flat glass market by rolled glass
      • Table Global flat glass market by rolled glass 2016 and 2021 ('000 metric tons)
      • Table Market forecast: Global flat glass market by rolled glass 2016-2021
  • Segmentation of flat glass raw materials market
    • Overview: Global flat glass market by raw material
      • Table Global flat glass raw material market 2016
  • Market segmentation by end-user
    • Overview: Global flat glass market by end user
      • Table Global flat glass market by end user 2016
      • Table Global flat glass market by end user 2021
    • Global flat glass market for construction
      • Table Global flat glass market for construction 2016 and 2021 ('000 metric tons)
      • Table Flat glass used in construction sector 2016
      • Table Market forecast: Global flat glass market for construction 2016-2021
    • Global flat glass market for automotive
      • Table Global flat glass market for automotive 2016 and 2021 ('000 metric tons)
      • Table Flat glass used in automotive sector 2016
      • Table Market forecast: Global flat glass market for automotive 2016-2021
    • Global flat glass market for solar glass
      • Table Global flat glass market for solar glass 2016 and 2021 ('000 metric tons)
      • Table Market forecast: Global flat glass market for solar glass 2016-2021
    • Global flat glass market for other end users
      • Table Global flat glass market for other end users 2016 and 2021 ('000 metric tons)
      • Table Market forecast: Global flat glass market for other end users 2016-2021
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Global flat glass market by geography
      • Table Global flat glass market by geography 2016
      • Table Global flat glass market by geography 2021
    • Flat glass market in APAC
      • Table Flat glass market in APAC 2016 and 2021 ('000 metric tons)
      • Table Market forecast: Flat glass market in APAC 2016-2021
    • Flat glass market in Europe
      • Table Flat glass market in Europe 2016 and 2021 ('000 metric tons)
      • Table Market forecast: Flat glass market in Europe 2016-2021
    • Flat glass market in North America
      • Table Flat glass market in North America 2016 and 2021 ('000 metric tons)
      • Table Market forecast: Flat glass market in North America 2016-2021
    • Flat glass market in ROW
      • Table Flat glass market in ROW 2016 and 2021 ('000 metric tons)
      • Table Market forecast: Flat glass market in ROW 2016-2021
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
    • Market challenges
      • Table Expenditure in global flat glass market 2016
  • Market trends
    • Rising applications in automotive sector
      • Table Automobile production in units 2015 (millions)
      • Table Automobile production in units by 2020 (millions)
    • Increase in EOL glass material recycling
    • Focus on eco-friendly approach
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive landscape
    • Major market vendors
      • Table Major Vendor: Global flat glass market
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • Asahi Glass
      • Table AGC: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
    • Euroglas
    • GUARDIAN INDUSTRIES
      • Table GUARDIAN INDUSTRIES: Product portfolio
    • Nippon Sheet Glass
      • Table Nippon Sheet Glass: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Nippon Sheet Glass: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016
    • Saint-Gobain
      • Table Saint-Gobain: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Saint-Gobain in flat glass market
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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