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North America Architectural Flat Glass Market Size, Share and Industry Analysis Report by Product (Tempered Glass, Laminated Glass, Basic Float Glass, Insulating Glass), Application (New construction, Refurbishment, Interior construction) and End-use (Residential, Non-residential, Industrial), Regional Outlook, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2021– 2027

  • Report ID: GMI4478
  • Base Year: 2020
  • Report Format: PDF

Industry Overview

North America architectural flat glass market size exceeded USD 7.5 billion in 2020 and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of over 7.5% between 2021 and 2027. Increasing investment and construction of new projects coupled with rising awareness of sustainable environment and increasing usage of cost-effective and durable flat glass in offices and commercial buildings will augment the market growth.

Flat glass is a glass produced in flat shape and consists of different chemical composition for various applications. Different types of glasses are available in the market for various construction applications, interior decoration, refurbishment, renovation, and many more. Flat glasses are produced from various natural raw materials which includes soda ash, limestone, and silica as it makes it simple to manufacture.

North America Architectural Flat Glass Market Outlook

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Flat glasses have characteristics which includes high-level of light transmission as well as they can be made in broad variety of colors & opacity this factor makes it well-suited for various outdoor and indoor applications. Furthermore, architectural flat glass demand is anticipated to observe growth in North America due to increasing awareness of green environment projects as well as growing demand for ecological products.

Increase in demand for noise insulated glasses from non-residential applications to drive laminated glass business growth

North America Architectural Flat Glass Market by laminated glass

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In terms of types of products, the laminated glass segment is expected to register highest CAGR of over 8.5% over the projected period 2021-2027. The laminated segment was valued at nearly USD 2.5 billion in 2020. Laminated flat glass is manufactured by sandwiching a layer of Polyvinyl Butyral (PVB) between two pieces of glass. It is sealed by a series of pressure rollers & heated, which gives it high strength and durability.

The inserted layer of PVB imparts strength to absorb energy during an impact and provides resistance against product penetration resistance by flying projectiles. The increasing construction activities in North America are likely to boost the demand for laminated flat glass.

Laminated architectural flat glass have a broad spectrum of usage such as glass railings, curtain walls, skylights, roofs, glass floors, sunspaces, glass facades. Laminated glasses are also helpful for noise-insulation owing to this factor it is highly used in recording studios, hotels, airport terminals, and many more. Noise-insulation property helps to reduce noise pollution from public places as well as helps to maintain privacy in certain places this factor is also further propelling the North America architectural flat glass market growth.

Rise in demand for cost-effective flat glass for interior and exterior applications should augment market growth from new construction application

North America Architectural Flat Glass Market by New Construction

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North America architectural flat glass market from new construction application surpassed USD 3 billion in 2020 and is anticipated to reach USD 5.5 billion by 2027. The application segment is segmented into new construction, interior construction, and refurbishment. They are commonly used for construction in residential sector as they are cost-effective and used for various exterior as well as interior applications which helps to drive the market for architectural flat glass in the region.

Flat glass-based products are highly used in offices to construct interiors for board rooms and cabins. It is also highly used in producing several varieties of smart glasses which includes electrochromic, privacy, thermochromic as well as photochromic glass due to their high compatibility with electronics and coatings applications. The market is expected to propel in the forecast period as architects are attempting to replace traditional materials with flat glass to provide a sleek, modern, and minimalistic aesthetics look to the final building.

Increasing funding for institutional buildings and public works is anticipated to drive market growth from non-residential end-use

North America Architectural Flat Glass Market by End use industry

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The North America. architectural flat glass market from the non-residential segment is poised to surpass USD 7 billion by the end of 2027 due to a strong economy and positive market fundamentals for commercial real estate, coupled with a rise in federal as well as state fundings for institutional buildings and public works. The increasing private investments in the non-residential construction sector and supportive government initiatives to boost the construction industry are likely to augment market growth.

Flat glass is widely used in interior & exterior applications due to its minimalistic aesthetic appeal and compatibility with various pastel colors. It is widely used in the exteriors of shopping malls & interiors due to its durability and transparency, which will improve the overall shopping experience.

Flat glass is also utilized in office & hospital cabins as it is widely used in the manufacturing of smart glass, boosting product demand. Increasing immigration of students and corporate personnel is rising the demand for construction of non-residential buildings this factor is increasing the demand of architectural flat glass market growth in the forecast period. Moreover, rising focus of government to increase industrialization in rural areas is further propelling the North America architectural flat glass market revenue.

Rise in the real estate sector coupled with increasing innovations in the development of building materials will boost the market growth in U.S.

U.S. Architectural Flat Glass Market

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The U.S. architectural flat glass market is poised to surpass USD 9 billion by the end of 2027 owing the rising consumption of glass as a building material owing to superior aesthetic properties. Increasing government initiatives to focus on infrastructure development and renovation are likely to have a major impact on product demand.

Flat glass is used for both interior and exterior architectural purposes. Its usage is evident in windows, doors, railings, and furniture. Increasing consumer consciousness toward the unfavourable effects of existing construction and building materials on environment and health has urged manufacturers to incorporate innovations in glass manufacturing to increase its usage as a construction material. The rising focus on green buildings to enhance the efficiency & performance of infrastructure will further accelerate the regional growth.

The growing new construction in the U.S. owing to a significant rise in urbanization shall foster the North America architectural flat glass market growth. The increasing government initiatives toward the development of eco-friendly buildings owing to increasing carbon footprint will have a significant impact on the product demand.

Additionally, growth in consumption of energy has also raised the reliance on various renewable sources, this factor is proving positive for the product demand from North America. The rising technological advancements have enabled the manufacture of solar glass for use in residential & commercial buildings to further escalate the product demand over the projected period.

Expansion and mergers & acquisitions to remain key business strategies among market players

Major players in the North America architectural flat glass industry include Vitro Architectural Glass, AGC Glass North America, Dillmeier Glass Company, Xinyi Auto Glass, Guardian Glass, Oldcastle Building Envelope, Saint-Gobain Glass, Schott AG, GrayGlass Company, Corning, Syracuse Glass Company, NSG Group, Paragon Tempered Glass, Scheuten Flas Netherlands B,V, and Trulite Glass.

Companies operating in the North America market are focusing on expansion and merger & acquisitions to expand their market share and customer base. In October 2021, Vitro made an announcement for an investment of approx. USD 70 million, the investment was to build a new container furnace at the company’s plant in Toluca, State of Mexico. The new furnace would possess advance technology to produce glasses with high quality, and design. Thus, the strategic initiative is aimed to offer better quality products to the consumers.

North America architectural flat glass market report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD million, Volume in Kilo Tons and Mn.Sq. Mtrs 2021 to 2027 for the following segments:

By Product

  • Tempered glass
  • Laminated glass
  • Basic float glass
  • Insulating glass
  • Others

By Application

  • New construction
  • Refurbishment
  • Interior construction

By End-use

  • Residential
  • Non-residential
  • Industrial

The above information has been provided for the following regions & countries:

By Country

  • U.S.
    • Northeast U.S.
    • Midwest U.S.
    • South U.S.
    • West U.S.
  • Canada
  • Mexico


Authors: Kunal Ahuja, Sarita Bayas

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

North America architectural flat glass industry size was worth USD 7.5 billion in 2020 and is poised to witness a CAGR of around 7.5% up to 2027 driven by the rise in the number of investments and construction of new projects.

Laminated glass, which is expected to foresee a CAGR of over 8.5% for the North America architectural flat glass market up to 2027, along with tempered glass, basic float glass, and insulating glass are the leading types of architectural flat glass.

The demand for architectural flat glass from new construction applications in North America is anticipated to surpass USD 5.5 billion through 2027 driven by higher penetration in construction across the residential sector.

The architectural flat glass market in the U.S. will cross a revenue of USD 9 billion by 2027 due to the increasing consumption of glass as a vital building material to offer superior aesthetic properties.

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  • Published Date: Nov 2021
  • Companies covered: 19
  • Tables & Figures: 186
  • Countries covered: 3
  • Pages: 195

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