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Global Low-E Glass Market 2017-2021

Global Low-E Glass Market 2017-2021

About Low-E Glass

Low-e glass has a coating, which is thinner than a human hair and reflects infra-red and ultraviolet rays. This helps in maintaining appropriate temperature conditions in a building. For instance, during the winter season, the glass helps to trap the hot air inside the building. This thermal encapsulation helps in reducing the energy consumption of the HVAC systems, which, in turn, helps in reducing the energy bills as well as carbon emissions. Moreover, the performance of low-e glass can be increased by providing various thermal emissive coatings through which the emission rate can be effectively controlled. For instance, an asphalt material surface has a thermal emissivity of 0.88 while aluminum foil only has 0.03.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global low-E glass market to grow at a CAGR of 9.92% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global low-E Glass market for 2017-2021. 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:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Low-E 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
  • Central Glass
  • Nippon Sheet Glass
  • Saint-Gobain
  • SCHOTT
Other prominent vendors
  • Bendheim Glass
  • China Glass Holdings
  • CHINA YUTIAN HOLDINGS
  • DB Glass
  • Glaz-Tech Industries
  • GUARDIAN GLASS
  • Sisecam Group
  • Vitro Architectural Glass
  • Xinyi Glass
Market driver
  • Increasing focus on building energy efficiency
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Fluctuating cost of raw materials
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Increasing number of skyscrapers
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 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?


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

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global low-E glass market: Asahi Glass, Central Glass, Nippon Sheet Glass, Saint-Gobain, and SCHOTT.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Bendheim Glass, China Glass Holdings, CHINA YUTIAN HOLDINGS, DB Glass, Glaz-Tech Industries, GUARDIAN GLASS, Sisecam Group, Vitro Architectural Glass, and Xinyi Glass.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One trend in the market is increasing number of skyscrapers. Earlier, skyscrapers were only a few in number. However, with the decreasing availability of land and increasing urban population, the number of skyscrapers in cities has also increased. These buildings use curtain walls to reduce the construction cost. With the development of low-e glass that ensures energy savings through heat reflection, manufacturers also started promoting low-e glass in large structures.”

According to the report, one driver in the market is increasing focus on building energy efficiency. Building design and construction materials play a vital role in deciding the energy efficiency of a building as they help in increasing or decreasing its heating or cooling and lighting requirements. Building facades and glass are the major elements in deciding the energy efficiency of the building as they transfer heat into the building and elevate the need for air conditioning, thereby increasing the energy consumption. With the help of low-e glass, the heat entering the building can be reduced considerably, in turn, reducing the energy consumption for cooling. In addition, low-e glass coatings do not allow the transfer of heat out of a room. Instead, it reflects the heat back to the room, thereby maintaining the temperature. This helps in reducing the energy needed for HVAC systems.

Further, the report states that one challenge in the market is fluctuating cost of raw materials. The fluctuating raw material cost is one of the major challenges faced by all glass manufacturers, including low-e glass manufacturers. Industrial salt and soda ash are the basic raw materials needed for glass manufacturing. Any small fluctuation in prices of these components has a huge impact on the price of glass as it is directly linked to the production. Industrial salt is easily available in the market. Most manufacturers prefer purchasing bulk quantities of the salt as it helps in saving transportation and packaging costs. Buying in bulk also allows the buyers to get the product at a cheaper rate.

Companies Mentioned

Asahi Glass, Central Glass, Nippon Sheet Glass, Saint-Gobain, SCHOTT, Bendheim Glass, China Glass Holdings, CHINA YUTIAN HOLDINGS, DB Glass, Glaz-Tech Industries, GUARDIAN GLASS, Sisecam Group, Vitro Architectural Glass, and Xinyi Glass.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research methodology
  • Introduction
    • Market outline
      • Table Applications of low-e glass
      • Table Global low-e glass market by end-user
      • Table Global low-e glass market by geography
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Global low-e glass market
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global low-e glass market 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by end-user
    • Market overview
      • Table Global low-e glass market by end-user 2016 ($ billions)
      • Table Global low-e glass market by end-user 2021 ($ billions)
    • Commercial
      • Table Global low-e glass market by commercial sector 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Commercial - Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • Residential
      • Table Global low-e glass market by residential sector 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Residential - Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
      • Table World population 2010-2016 (in billions)
  • Regional landscape
    • Geographical segmentation
      • Table Geography - market size and forecast
    • Regional comparison
      • Table Regional comparison
    • Americas - market size and forecast
      • Table Americas - market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Americas - Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
      • Table Total construction value in US (in million dollars)
      • Table Major construction projects in Americas
      • Table Top 3 countries in Americas
    • EMEA - market size and forecast
      • Table EMEA - market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table EMEA - Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
      • Table Top 3 countries in EMEA
    • APAC - market size and forecast
      • Table APAC - market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table APAC - Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
      • Table Top 3 countries in APAC
    • Market opportunity
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
      • Table Thermal emissivity of various surfaces
      • Table Development activities in APAC
      • Table Total construction in US 2014-2016 (million units)
      • Table Building material regulations in different places
    • Market challenges
  • Market trends
    • Increasing number of skyscrapers
    • Emergence of green buildings
      • Table Green growth initiatives taken in Southeast Asian countries
    • Rapid growth of coating technologies
      • Table Major benefits of nano technology in glass coating
  • Vendor landscape
    • Market overview
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • Asahi Glass
      • Table Asahi Glass: Product portfolio
      • Table Asahi Glass: Key news
    • Central Glass
      • Table Central Glass: Product portfolio
    • Nippon Sheet Glass
      • Table Nippon Sheet Glass: Product portfolio
      • Table Nippon Sheet Glass: Key news by
    • Saint-Gobain
      • Table Saint-Gobain: Products and services portfolio
      • Table Key news by Saint-Gobain
    • SCHOTT
      • Table SCHOTT: Product portfolio
      • Table SCHOTT: Key news
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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