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Smart Glass Market By Technology (Suspended Particle Display, Electrochromic, Liquid Crystal, Photochromic, Thermochromic, Micro-Blinds), By Application (Architecture, Transportation, Power Generation Plants (Solar), Consumer Electronics, Other) - Growth, Future Prospects & Competitive Analysis, 2018 – 2026

Industry Outlook

Smart glass is electronically switchable glass that is also known as switchable glass, privacy glass, electric glass, and intelligent glass. These are technically advanced types of glass that are coming into the mainstream product line from the niche market.

The rise in construction activities across the globe, coupled with high investments in smart and green infrastructure, along with an increase in automotive production, are driving the demand for smart glass. Further, growing renovation and restoration activities in both residential and commercial buildings are boosting the growth of the smart glass market worldwide as the existing buildings lack the infrastructure that is energy-efficient. As an alternative to traditional glass, smart glass manufacturers are ready to tap into the enormous opportunities available in the smart glass market. In 2016, Mercedes-Benz introduced the Suspended Particle Devices technology (SPD technology), which is a switchable glass assembly that offers different ranges of light to transmit. BMW AG and Daimler AG have also incorporated smart glass in windows and sunroofs in premium cars. LG used smart glass technology in its latest refrigerator, which has a dark glass panel that pops up light when it detects an outside stimulus and then becomes transparent to reveal the contents of the fridge.

Market Synopsis

Electrochromic is expected to dominate the market in the upcoming years.

By technology, the global smart glass market is segmented into suspended particle display, electrochromic, liquid crystal, photochromic, thermochromic, and micro-blinds, among which the electrochromic segment held the largest market share in 2017 and is expected to dominate the market during the forecasted period of 2018 to 2026. This is mainly attributed to the increase in the usage of smart windows for architectural and transportation applications, for which it has earned several investments from key market players.

Architecture is expected to be the fastest-growing sector for smart glass applications.

On the basis of application, the global smart glass market is segmented into architecture, transportation, power generation plants (solar), consumer electronics, and others, of which architecture is expected to be the fastest-growing sector. The smart glass used in architecture enhances the aesthetic value while reducing cooling, heating, and lighting costs. In the architecture application, smart glasses are used in partitions, windows, doors, elevators, and skylights. Different establishments using smart glass are schools and colleges, corporate offices, hospitals, residential buildings, malls, supermarkets, etc. Hence, higher usage of smart glass in a variety of establishments helped fuel the growth of the global smart glass market. Furthermore, the increase in the use of smart glass in sunroofs, sun visors, and rear window parts in premium cars, along with heavy demand for smart glass from the aviation industry, is fueling the overall growth of the global smart glass market.

Rapid demand for smart glass in the Asia Pacific is projected to drive market growth.

Based on geography, the global smart glass market is segmented into Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia-Pacific, and the Middle East and Africa. In 2017, Europe dominated the market mainly due to developed manufacturing businesses in countries such as the U.K., France, and Germany. In addition to this, government initiatives regarding energy harvesting and green buildings have further fueled the growth of the smart glass market, particularly in developed regions. North America followed Europe very closely owing to the increasing usage of smart glass in renewable sources such as solar power. Asia Pacific is considered the most lucrative region for the smart glass market due to the rapid economic development of nations such as Japan, China, and India. Some developing segments in the region include construction and housing, consumer electronics, transportation, and solar energy generation, which are anticipated to boost demand for smart glass in the region.

Few major players dominate the global smart glass market.

Asahi Glass Company Ltd., Saint Gobain S.A., Corning Incorporated, Pleotint LLC, Polytronix Inc., Ravenbrick LLC, Research Frontiers Inc., Aage Electrochromics, Inc., Schott Corporation, Smartglass International Ltd., and View Inc., among others, are some of the few major players enjoying significant market share in the industry. There is a good opportunity for industry consolidation as no single player has expertise in manufacturing all kinds of smart glass technologies that are required by various different end-use industries.

Periods of History and Forecast

Our study analyzed each market segment during the period of 2016 to 2026, with 2017 as the base year. The forecast period of 2018–2026 is considered for the CAGR calculation.

Report Scope by Segments

The smart glass market report represents the understanding of the current market strategies and dynamics, along with quantitative and qualitative analysis of the overall market. The report provides a detailed overview of the global smart glass market by technology, application, and geography. Our interest in publishing this broad research report is to aid smart glass professionals and market stakeholders in making decisions and implementing strategic initiatives in the smart glass market.

This research report describes leading continents and their major countries, along with profiles of key players operating in the overall market and their planned developments. Our report further defines the overall market dynamics, such as drivers, challenges, and opportunities prevalent in the market, to understand the global smart glass market more explicitly. Our in-depth segmentation analysis up to the country level highlights revenue pockets and investment opportunities in the market. Key players profiled include Aage Electrochromics, Inc., Asahi Glass Company Ltd., Hitachi Chemicals Co., Ltd., Pleotint LLC, Polytronix, Inc., Ravenbrick LLC, Research Frontiers, Inc., Schott Corporation, Smartglass International Ltd., and View, Inc.

Key questions are answered in this report.

  • What are the current market trends in the smart glass market, and what are the valuable opportunities for the players?
  • How do governmental laws affect both global and regional markets?
  • Which are the prominent technologies and recent innovations in the market?
  • Which is the most successful business model implemented in the market?
  • Which is the most lucrative region for investment?
  • What are the market size and trends in emerging markets such as China, India, and Brazil?
  • What are the primary applications of smart glass in various geographies? 

Frequently Asked Questions:

The market for Smart Glass Market is expected to reach US$ XX Bn by 2026.

The Smart Glass Market is expected to see significant CAGR growth over the coming years, at XX%.

The report is forecasted from 2018-2026.

The base year of this report is 2017.

Aage Electrochromics, Inc., Asahi Glass Company Ltd., Hitachi Chemicals Co., Ltd., Pleotint LLC, Polytronix, Inc., Ravenbrick LLC, Research Frontiers, Inc., Schott Corporation, Smartglass International Ltd. are some of the major players in the global market.

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Published Date:  Aug 2018
Category:  Advanced Materials
Report ID:   59286
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Pages:   120
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