Automotive Polycarbonate Glazing Market Size, Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2020 - 2026
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Automotive Polycarbonate Glazing Market size is expected to showcase significant growth over the projected timeframe owing to requirement for durable and lightweight materials for improving vehicle window glass strength and rigidity. The rising preference for automobile manufacturers to reduce vehicle weight and enhance efficiency are expected to positively influence the market share over the study timeframe.
The benefits offered by the automotive polycarbonate glazing including lower weight and improved strength, thereby lowering the probabilities of shattering. The ability of producing polycarbonate glazing with various processes including injection molding, along with the design flexibility to form multiple shapes and designs further expands the automotive polycarbonate glazing market size.
Automobile manufacturers are focusing on lowering the overall vehicle weight by reducing the loads exerted by major vehicle components such as sunroofs. Moreover, the usage of polycarbonates enables for significant reduction in vehicle components and simplification of design process, thereby accelerating the automotive polycarbonate glazing market demand over the study timeframe. For instance, Covestro offers an innovative glazing technology with the combination of Babyblend and Makroblend, enabling designers to integrate window frames through a two-shot molding process.
The issues associated with the polycarbonate glazing including the UV resistance stability and increasing tendency of gaining scratches easily are some of the major factors that may restrict the automotive polycarbonate glazing market growth over the projected timeframe. However, industry players are investing in advanced coating technologies to overcome the issues associated with the polycarbonate glazing.
Based on application, the automotive polycarbonate glazing market share is segmented to front windshield, rear windshield, side windows, and sunroof. Sunroof will showcase considerable growth over the projected timeframe. This can be attributed to the increasing demand for vehicles with factory fitted sunroof across the globe. The availability of multiple sunroof models including panoramic, spoiler, inbuilt, and moonroof accentuates the segment demand. Automobile manufacturers are continuously investing in technologies and are incorporating aspirational features in budget vehicles, thereby expanding the segment share over the projected timeframe.
The automotive polycarbonate glazing market share based on vehicle is categorized into LCV, HCV, and PCV. PCVs will account for a significant share owing to the rising demand for personal mobility solutions across the globe. Moreover, stringent government regulations require automobile manufacturers to significantly improve the vehicle efficiency and reduce carbon emissions. The availability of multiple models across diversified price range and different platforms further strengthens the segment size over the study timeframe.
Europe will account for a noteworthy share in the automotive polycarbonate glazing market size. This is attributed to the presence of automobile manufacturers across the region. Moreover, the stringent emission norms associated with the emissions and efficiency from vehicles along with rising focus of industry players to improve profit margins on vehicles further accelerates the regional share over the study timeframe.
Asia Pacific will account for a considerable share in the automotive polycarbonate glazing market over the projected timeframe. This can be attributed to the rising preference of consumers to opt for fuel efficient vehicles across the country. Moreover, automobile manufacturers across the region are focusing on reducing the overall vehicle weight and lower costs to attract a wide customer base. Stringent regulations pertaining to the efficiency and emission norms further accentuates the regional share over the study timeframe.
Few players operating in the automotive polycarbonate glazing market share include Gallina, Covestro AG, Exatec LLC, Webasto SE, Engle Machinery Inc., SABIC, Teijin Ltd, Freeglass GmbH & Co. KG, and KRD Sicherheitstechnik GmbH. Strategic joint ventures and partnerships are few of the major strategies adopted by industry players to expand their business and increase their revenue share. For instance, in 2018, Covestro announced the raising of its ownership stake from 50% to 80% in the DIC Covestro Polymer Ltd. joint venture.
Automotive Polycarbonate Glazing Market, By Application, 2013 - 2025 (USD Million)
- Front Windshield
- Rear Windshield
- Side Windows
Automotive Polycarbonate Glazing Market, By Vehicle, 2013 - 2025 (USD Million)
The above information has been provided on a regional and country basis for the following:
- North America
- Asia Pacific
- Latin America
- Middle East & Africa
- Saudi Arabia
- South Africa
- Covestro AG
- Exatec LLC
- Webasto SE
- Engle Machinery Inc.
- Teijin Ltd
- Freeglass GmbH & Co. KG
- KRD Sicherheitstechnik GmbH
- Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
- Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd.
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