Self Cleaning Glass Market Report
The Self-Cleaning Glass Market is segmented by Coating Type (Hydrophilic and Hydrophobic), by Application Type (Residential Construction, Non-Residential Construction, Solar Panels, Automotive, and Others), and by Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World).
The Self-Cleaning Glass Market is segmented by Coating Type (Hydrophilic and Hydrophobic), by Application Type (Residential Construction, Non-Residential Construction, Solar Panels, Automotive, and Others), and by Region ...
Covid-19 has impacted the market dynamics, competition, and global supply chain. The revenues have gone down in 2020 and may resume an uptrend gradually from 2021. Companies optimizing their operation and strategy will sustain and beat the competition.
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The self-cleaning glass was commercially introduced in 2001 by Pilkington (now part of Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd). Since then, self-cleaning glass technology has constantly developed and used in a broad array of applications such as conservatories, balconies, overhead glazing, windows, patio doors, shower glass, and facades. Despite being into commercialization for about two decades, self-cleaning glass stilling toiling hard for attaining a substantial foothold. It is being perceived as a mature market in various economies; however, an aggressive effort in marketing and penetrating product can lead to ample market opportunities.
The market witnessed a massive decline in 2020 in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is estimated that the market for self-cleaning glass is likely to bounce-back in 2021, followed by sequential growth maintaining till 2026. Several factors led to the market decline, such as shortage of labor and funds, disruption in the supply chain, halt of production activities, job loss, postponement of construction activities, and decrease in consumer spending in the residential and non-residential construction sector. The market is likely to reach its 2019-sales figure by 2023, ultimately reaching an estimated value of US$ 120.7 million in 2026.
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There is a relatively high popularity of self-cleaning glass in the Western economies (USA and Western Europe) because of having modern architecture and expensive glazing infrastructure as compared to Asian and African economies which are reluctant to spend on coated glass products. However, with a better product position, extensive marketing, and advancements in product design at an affordable cost, there exists a huge whitespace opportunity in the emerging economies as well.
Stratview Research has segmented the self-cleaning glass market based on the coating type as hydrophilic and hydrophobic. Hydrophilic is expected to remain the larger as well as a faster-growing segment of the market over the next five years. Key advantages of hydrophilic coatings are breaking -down organic dirt and helping to wash away, water spreads evenly, saving time and money, environmental-friendly, stability, and has a long life span. Leading brands, such as Pilkington ActivTM, and Saint-Gobain BIOCLEAN®, have a hydrophilic coated self-cleaning glass.
Based on the application type, the self-cleaning glass market is segmented as residential construction, non-residential construction, solar panels, automotive, and others. Residential construction is estimated to maintain its huge dominance in the market in the years to come. Key application areas included in the category are conservatory roofing, patio doors, balconies, and overhead glazing, windows, and shower glass. The solar panel segment is likely to be the fastest-growing during the forecast period. Photovoltaic (PV) cell efficiency increases substantially with the usage of nano-coated or self-cleaning glass compared to non-coated ones.
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In terms of regions, Europe is expected to remain the largest market over the next five years. Germany, France, and The UK are the leading markets in the region. Western Europe is a relatively mature market than other regions such as Asia-Pacific. Key European countries have been using self-cleaning glass for more than 15 years. Asia-Pacific is expected to be the fastest-growing market during the forecast period. China and Japan are key markets with a sizeable demand in the region.
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Trend & Forecast Period
North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Rest of the World
Size in 2026
US$ 120.7 million
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The self-cleaning glass market is segmented into the following categories.
The supply chain of this market comprises raw material suppliers, self-cleaning glass manufacturers, and glass and glazing suppliers, construction contractors/ installers, and end-users.
The key self-cleaning glass manufacturers are-
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This strategic assessment report, from Stratview Research, provides a comprehensive analysis that reflects today’s self-cleaning glass market realities and future market possibilities for the forecast period of 2021 to 2026. The report estimates the short- as well as long-term repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic on the demand for self-cleaning glasses at the global, regional, as well as country level. Also, the report provides the possible loss that the industry will register by comparing pre-COVID and post-COVID scenarios. The vital data/information provided in the report can play a crucial role for the market participants as well as investors in the identification of low-hanging fruits available in the market as well as formulate growth strategies. The following are the key features of the report:
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The self-cleaning glass market is expected to witness an impressive CAGR of 4.5% in the foreseeable future.
The key self-cleaning glass manufacturers are Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd. (Pilkington), Compagnie de Saint-Gobain S.A., Cardinal Glass Industries, Inc., AGC Inc., Qingdao Morn Building Materials Co., Ltd, Hopson Glass, Fuyao Glass Industry Group Co., Ltd., and Olympic Glass.
Asia-pacific is expected to depict the highest growth in the self-cleaning glass market in the foreseeable future.
The solar panels segment is estimated to register the highest CAGR in the market in the coming five years.
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