Global Architectural Glass Market Research Report 2023-Competitive Analysis, Status and Outlook by Type, Downstream Industry, and Geography, Forecast to 2029

Global Architectural Glass Market Research Report 2023-Competitive Analysis, Status and Outlook by Type, Downstream Industry, and Geography, Forecast to 2029

Architectural Glass is used as a building material. It is most typically used as transparent glazing material in the building envelope, including windows in the external walls. Glass is also used for internal partitions and as an architectural feature. When used in buildings, glass is often of a safety type, which includes reinforced, toughened, and laminated glasses.

Market Overview:

The latest research study on the global Architectural Glass market finds that the global Architectural Glass market reached a value of USD 84148.12 million in 2022. It’s expected that the market will achieve USD 127373.67 million by 2028, exhibiting a CAGR of 7.15% during the forecast period.

Mankind has learned to manufacture and use glass for thousands of years, but the development of glass materials for construction has been relatively slow for more than 1,000 years. With the development of modern science and technology and glass technology and the improvement of people's living standards, the function of architectural glass is no longer just to meet the requirements of daylighting. Instead, it must have the characteristics of light adjustment, heat preservation, safety (bullet-proof, anti-theft, fire-proof, anti-radiation, anti-electromagnetic wave interference), and artistic decoration. With the continuous development of demand, new developments have also been made in glass forming and processing techniques. New technologies such as interlayer, tempering, ion exchange, glaze decoration, chemical thermal decomposition and cathode sputtering have been developed. The amount of glass used in construction has increased rapidly, and architectural glass has become the third largest building material after cement and steel.


With the continuous development of the global economy and society, the global population continues to grow. The United Nations report shows that although the global population growth rate has slowed down, the world population will reach 7.8 billion in 2020, and it is expected that the global population will increase by another 2 billion in the next 30 years. The population growth has led to an increase in market demand for various types of buildings, especially residential buildings. This is one of the important factors that promote the development of the Architectural Glass industry. On the other hand, with the continuous development of the global economy and society, the consumption level and purchasing power of residents continue to increase. Consumers are increasingly pursuing a high-quality life, and their minds are shifting to higher-end products. For the Architectural Glass industry, consumers are no longer satisfied with daylighting and decoration, and increasingly prefer some high-quality Architectural Glass with specific properties, such as light regulation, thermal insulation, and safety. This is also one of the factors that further promote the development of the Architectural Glass industry to a higher end.


The Architectural Glass production process mainly includes preparation of raw materials, melting, molding, annealing, processing, and inspection.
Prepare raw materials. First, the various raw materials for glass production are stacked according to types, and the large reserves such as quartz sand are stored separately in the warehouse. For example, silica sand, soda ash, feldspar, dolomite, limestone, Glauber's salt, etc. are mixed and stirred according to the plan.

Region Overview:

Asia Pacific is projected to account for a considerable share of the Architectural Glass market and is expected to become the largest region by 2027.

Company Overview:

AGC, Saint-Gobain, NSG, Guardian glass, and CSG are the five key players in the global Architectural Glass market. These companies have shown consistent growth in revenue, larger volumes of sales and a prominent presence in terms of share in the global Architectural Glass market in the past 5 years.


AGC Inc., formerly Asahi Glass Co., Ltd., is a Japanese global glass manufacturing company, headquartered in Tokyo. It is the largest glass company in the world and one of the core Mitsubishi companies. It is the first flat glass manufacturer in Japan.


Saint-Gobain SA is a French multinational company. Saint-Gobain is organized into three major Sectors: Building Distribution, Construction Products, Innovative Materials. Saint-Gobain designs, manufactures and distributes materials and solutions for the construction, mobility, healthcare and other industrial application markets.

Segmentation Overview:

Among different product types, Low-e segment is anticipated to contribute the largest market share in 2027.


Low-E coated glass (Low-e glass): it belongs to coated glass, which is characterized by high visible light transmittance and high reflectivity to infrared radiation, especially for far-infrared radiation with a reflectivity of more than 80%. When Low-E glass is used in buildings, it reflects most of the heat radiation emitted by indoor objects back into the room in winter, reducing the loss of indoor heat to the outdoors. In summer, it reflects the outdoor heat radiation back to prevent it from entering the room, reducing the cooling load of air conditioning and saving costs. The reflectivity of low-emissivity glass to visible light is very low, generally below 11%, which is similar to that of ordinary glass and much lower than that of ordinary heat-reflective coated glass, which can effectively avoid reflected light pollution. Its transparency is very good, the color is very light, close to ordinary glass. Its energy-saving effect is good, the shading coefficient is small, and the thermal conductivity is very low.


Special architectural glass is glass that exhibits special functions through the effects of light, electricity, magnetism, heat, chemistry and biochemistry. For example, fireproof glass. Fireproof glass is a special glass that can maintain its integrity and thermal insulation in the prescribed fire resistance test. According to its structural characteristics, it is often divided into composite fireproof glass and monolithic fireproof glass, which generally have the permeability of glass and certain fireproof performance.

Application Overview:

By application, the Commercial Buildings segment occupied the biggest share from 2017 to 2022.

Key Companies in the global Architectural Glass market covered in Chapter 3:

SYP Glass Group Company Limited
Guardian glass
Taiwan Glass
Central Glass
China Glass
Schott AG
Saint-Gobain S.A

In Chapter 4 and Chapter 14.2, on the basis of types, the Architectural Glass market from 2018 to 2029 is primarily split into:



In Chapter 5 and Chapter 14.3, on the basis of Downstream Industry, the Architectural Glass market from 2018 to 2029 covers:

Residential Buildings
Commercial Buildings
Industrial Buildings

Geographically, the detailed analysis of consumption, revenue, market share and growth rate, historic and forecast (2018-2029) of the following regions are covered in Chapter 8 to Chapter 14:

North America (United States, Canada)
Europe (Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, Netherlands, Turkey, Switzerland, Sweden)
Asia Pacific (China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, India, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia)
Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina)
Middle East & Africa (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, South Africa)

Chapter 1 Market Definition and Statistical Scope
Chapter 2 Research Findings and Conclusion
Chapter 3 Key Companies’ Profile
Chapter 4 Global Architectural Glass Market Segmented by Type
Chapter 5 Global Architectural Glass Market Segmented by Downstream Industry
Chapter 6 Architectural Glass Industry Chain Analysis
Chapter 7 The Development and Dynamics of Architectural Glass Market
Chapter 8 Global Architectural Glass Market Segmented by Geography
Chapter 9 North America
Chapter 10 Europe
Chapter 11 Asia Pacific
Chapter 12 Latin America
Chapter 13 Middle East & Africa
Chapter 14 Global Architectural Glass Market Forecast by Geography, Type, and Downstream Industry 2023-2029
Chapter 15 Appendix

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