Fire Rated Glass Market Size, Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Application Development Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2019 – 2025
Report ID: GMI3813
Fire Rated Glass Market size is anticipated to grow substantially during the forecast time period. Stringent fire safety standards for glass owing to its increasing number of applications in commercial and residential infrastructure including windows, partitions, glass roofs and glass doors are likely to drive the overall market size.
Fire rated glass also known as fire resistant glass are designed to provide protection against fire for a defined period of time which is much more than the normal glass panel. It acts as a barrier to prevent and slow down the spread of flames, heat and smoke in case of fire owing to its properties to block radiant and conductive heat transfer. Fire rated glass can withhold fire for a period ranging from 30 minutes to more than 180 minutes; this period is known as insulation period of glass.
Growth in infrastructure and construction industry owing to rising number of large construction projects and increasing population may drive the overall glass market. Global infrastructure market is expected to be valued at over USD 4 trillion by the year 2020. Rising applications of glass in commercial and residential infrastructure owing to its visual appeal and stringent fire safety rules may drive product demand. Fire rated glass is widely used in indoor and outdoor application like glass roofs and dooms, cabins and partitions, mirrored glasses, doors, glazing and separation screens thereby driving the fire rated glass market size.
Wired fire rated glass is a glass embedded with a wire mesh. It is primarily used as a fire resistance glass as the wire mesh embedded in the glass prevents its shattering and breaking under high stress or when exposed to high temperature or fire. Wired glasses offer low cost fire resistant solution by blocking flames and smoke thereby preventing and delaying fire breakout.
Fire rated insulated glass unit (IGU) is a collection of two or three panes of glasses having vacuum or gas filled gap between each pane. The vacuum or gas layer between panes act as an additional insulation layer for heat and noise. Two pane and three pane IGUs are known as double glazed and triple gazed IGUs.
Gel filled fire rated glasses are collection of two or more toughened glass sheets filled with a transparent gel in between, which is based on nanotechnology. The gel layer provides heat insulation along with high light transmission. The protective gel layer turns into an opaque layer when exposed to fire, thus blocking the view and minimizing the panic.
Single fire rated glass is toughened glass coated with a flame retardant coating on one or both sides to withhold high temperature when exposed to flames. It has an isolation period ranging from 30 minutes to 60 minutes.
North America steered by Canada, Mexico and U.S fire rated glass market size may achieve significant growth during the forecast timeframe. Rising number of fire outbreaks in the U.S owing to heating devices, electric malfunctioning and unintentional reasons may drive the regional market size of fire rated glass. In 2017, fire incidents in the U.S. accounts at over USD 20 billion loss. Fire rated glasses are utilized in various applications like windows, glazing and doors owing to their superior fire resisting abilities than normal glasses which prevent fire, smoke and heat from spreading thereby driving market demand.
Europe led by Spain, Italy, France, UK and Germany fire rated glass market size may witness a substantial growth by the year 2025. Growth in automotive sector owing to increasing disposable income and improved standard of living are the key factors which are likely to drive the overall market size. In 2018, more than 18.5 billion cars were produced in Europe. The product is used in automobiles’ wind shields and window shield in order to make them compliant with stringent fire safety rules thereby fostering regional fire rated glass demand.
Asia Pacific driven by Japan, India, Thailand and China fire rated glass market demand may see a surge during the forecast time period. Growing construction sector owing to rapid industrialization, booming population and expanding foreign investment may drive the regional market size. India construction market size is likely to surpass USD 1 trillion by the year 2025. Fire rated glasses are widely used in windows, doors, cabins, roofs and front panels in all types of buildings owing to their high insulation period and ability to block flames and heat thus making the building fire compliant thereby driving the regional demand of the product.
Global fire rated glass market share is highly fragmented and includes companies such as Saint Gobain, Pilkington, Pyroguard, Schott AG, Nippon Electric, AIS, Ravensby Glass and Fuso Glass India. Companies are looking for research and development for launching new products, and mergers & acquisition to expand their market size.
Fire Rated Glass Market, By Types, 2014-2025 (Tons) (USD Million)
- Wired glass.
- Gel filled glass
Fire Rated Glass Market, By Applications, 2014-2025 (Tons) (USD Million)
Fire Rated Glass Market, By insulation time, 2014-2025 (Tons) (USD Million)
- Up to 45 minutes
- 60 to 180 minutes
The above information is provided for the following regions and countries:
- North America
- Asia Pacific
- Latin America
- Middle East & Africa
- South Africa
- Saudi Arabia
- Technical Glass Products
- Saint Gobain
- AIS glass
- Schott AG
- Nippon Electric Glass
- Press Glass
- Ravensby Glass
- Fuso Glass India
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