North America Architectural Flat Glass Market Size By Product (Laminated, Tempered, Basic Float, Insulating), By Application (New Construction, Refurbishment, Interior Construction), By End-use (Residential, Non-Residential, Industrial), Industry Analysis Report, Country Outlook, Application Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2019 – 2026

Published Date: Dec 2019  |  Report ID: GMI4478  |  Authors: Kunal Ahuja, Kritika Mamtani

Report Format: PDF   |   Pages: 160   |   Base Year: 2018




Summary Table of Contents Industry Coverage Methodology

Industry Trends

North America Architectural Flat Glass Market size was over USD 7.05 billion globally in 2018 and is estimated to grow over 7.5% CAGR between 2019 and 2026.
 

North America Architectural Flat Glass Market

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Flat glass consists of glass manufactured in flat form and possesses different chemical configuration for individual applications. It is widely used in construction, refurbishment & renovation, and interior decoration applications owing to its durability and economic nature. Flat glass is made from natural raw materials such as limestone, soda ash, and silica which makes it easy to manufacture. Its characteristics such as high degree of light transmission & ability to be produced in wide range of colors and opacity makes it compatible with various indoor and outdoor applications. Moreover, North America architectural flat glass demand is expected to witness growth owing to rising awareness towards green environment initiatives and increasing demand for sustainable products.
 

Rising demand for sustainable construction materials and increasing awareness towards green environment initiatives is making consumers opt for flat glass products which is likely to increase scope for North America architectural flat glass. Flat glass is widely used in manufacturing solar panels as it increases the efficiency by boosting solar transmittance. Moreover, North America architectural flat glass industry may boost as manufacturers are rapidly investing to provide customized flat glass solutions to gain competitive edge in market.
 

Flat glass based solar panels perform better in difficult climatic conditions as they provide protection against flying projectiles & environmental susceptibilities. The use of flat glass also increases the performance of solar panels as they can customized with different types of coatings. Market share for North America architectural flat glass will witness increased demand as they are widely used to manufacture durable solar panels that can withstand effects of hurricanes and minor earthquake jolts.
 

U.S. regulation ASTM C1349-10 specifies & regulates quality and cut sized for GCP (Glass Clad Polycarbonate) for use in buildings, hurricane/cyclic wind resistant, security, blast, and ballistic resistant glazing applications. Market is witnessing growth as these stringent regulations is increasing competition and making North America architectural flat glass players invest in R&D to provide high quality and economic solutions.
 

North America Architectural Flat Glass Market Report Coverage
Report Coverage Details
Base Year: 2018 Market Size in 2018: 7.08 Billion (USD)
Historical Data for: 2015 to 2018 Forecast Period: 2019 to 2026
Forecast Period 2019 to 2026 CAGR: 7.5% 2026 Value Projection: 12.60 Billion (USD)
Pages: 160 Tables, Charts & Figures: 143
Geographies covered (3): U.S., Canada, Mexico
Segments covered: Product, Application, End-Use
Companies covered (19): AGC Glass North America, Vitro Architectural Glass, Guardian Glass LLC, Xinyi Auto Glass, Saint-Gobain Glass, Dillmeier Glass Company, Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, Inc, Syracuse Glass Company, Paragon Tempered Glass, LLC, Trulite Glass and Aluminium Solutions, NSG Group, Cardinal Glass Industries, Corning Incorporated, Interpane Glas Industrie AG, Sisecam Group, Scheuten Glas Netherland B.V., Schott AG, Central Glass, GrayGlass Company
Growth Drivers:
  • Increasing demand for solar panels
  • Rising adoption of smart home technology
Pitfalls & Challenges:
  • Growing demand for glass roving

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Rising inclination towards reduced energy savings to strengthen insulting architectural flat glass demand

North America Architectural Flat Glass Market, By Insulating Flat Glass, 2018 & 2026, (USD Billion) North America Architectural Flat Glass Market, By Insulating Flat Glass, 2018 & 2026, (USD Billion)

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The market is segmented by product into tempered, basic float, laminated, and insulting. Insulated flat is widely used in interior & exterior applications such as doors, windows, and glass ceilings. Architectural flat glass market is likely to witness growth as insulting flat glass aids in reducing winter bills by preventing heat to pass through and reducing energy consumption.
 

Insulated flat glass is also utilized in industries & offices to maintain temperature and provide a sharp, professional, and minimalistic aesthetics. It helps in insulting by reducing heat loss & heat gain by adding multiple layers of glass filled with gas. The market is likely to gain traction as insulted flat glass increases the energy efficiency in building thus helping meet stringent energy conservation regulations in North America architectural flat glass sector.
 

Rapid upsurge in new construction activities to boost architectural flat glass market demand

North America Architectural Flat Glass Industry, By New Construction, 2015 to 2026, (USD Billion)North America Architectural Flat Glass Industry, By New Construction, 2015 to 2026, (USD Billion)

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North America architectural flat glass market  by application is bifurcated into interior construction, refurbishment, and new construction. Flat glass is widely used in new residential construction projects as it is economical & can be used for interior and exterior applications which is trigger market for North America architectural flat glass. The market is likely to trigger owing as architects are trying to replace traditional materials with flat glass to provide a modern, sleek, and minimalistic aesthetics.
 

Flat glass products and its derivatives are widely utilized in offices in constructing interiors for cabins and board rooms. Flat glass is widely used in manufacturing various types of smart glass such as privacy, electrochromic, thermochromic and photochromic glass owing to their compatibility with coatings and electronic applications. North America architectural flat glass  demand should foster owing to rapid adoption of smart glass technology and high performance optical characteristics.
 

Increasing investments in new residential construction to escalate the market demand for architectural flat glass derivatives

North America Architectural Flat Glass Market Size, By End Use, 2018, (USD Billion)
North America Architectural Flat Glass Market Size, By End Use, 2018, (USD Billion)

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Increasing investments in new residential construction is encouraging consumers to opt for sustainable construction materials which is likely to boost North America architectural flat glass industry. Flat glass is used in exterior & interior of buildings owing to its high durability and resistance against environmental susceptibilities such as snow, water, heat, and moisture. The market demand will accelerate owing to rising trends for modern décor & rapid shift from traditional materials to modern alternatives.
 

Flat glass provides insulation, chemical resistance, high strength, fire-resistance, and saves energy, making it a preferable choice in residential construction applications. It is used in interior construction & designing nurseries owing to its sound abatement and insulating properties which will have a positive effect on market demand for North America architectural flat glass. The industry share may increase owing to supportive government initiatives in promoting construction activities and rapid investments from the private sector.
 

Rapid adoption of sustainable construction material in U.S. to augment share for architectural flat glass products

U.S. architectural flat glass market should boost owing to rapid adoption of sustainable construction materials along with rising awareness on green environment initiatives. Architectural flat glass derivatives are widely used for exterior & interior applications and utilized in constructing railings, windows, glazing’s, and doors which is boosting North America architectural flat glass scope. Market demand is likely to boost owing to growing consumer awareness toward the adverse effects of traditional construction materials on health and environment.
 

Market for U.S. architectural flat glass is expected to grow owing to rising consumption of flat glass as a building material owing to superior aesthetic properties and minimalistic features. In addition, growth energy consumption has increased the dependency on renewable sources, showing favorable circumstances for product demand from the region. Growing government initiatives to focus on infrastructure industry development and renovation are likely to have a positive impact on market demand which is likely to boost competitiveness for North America architectural flat glass.
 

Acquisition and production expansion among industry participants to accelerate market competitiveness

Key players operating in North America are AGC Glass North America, Guardian Glass, Vitro Architectural Glass, Xinyi Auto Glass, Saint-Gobain Glass, Dillmeier Glass Company, Scheuten Flas netherland B,V, Schott AG, GrayGlass Company, Oldcastle Building Envelope, Paragon Tempered Glass, Syracuse Glass Company, Trulite Glass and Aluminium Solutions, Corning, and NSG Group. The market may witness consolidation in the form of acquisitions & joint ventures, and mergers which may strengthen product portfolio and augment share for North America architectural flat glass.
 

In April 2016, Trulite Glass and Aluminum Solutions acquired R.F. Supply, Inc. to widen its business in glass applications in Florida. This acquisition will help Trulite Glass to capture regional market and utilize well established distribution channels. It will also help the company to diversify product portfolio & offer more products in architectural, commercial, custom, and industrial applications which should trigger demand for North America architectural flat glass.
 

In November 2016, Cardinal Glass Industries expanded its facility in Pennsylvania to produce only laminated glass at the production unit to meeting growing market demand from architectural and construction applications. This will also help in expanding & diversifying product portfolio under laminated glass segment and gaining competitive advantage in marketplace.
 

The North America architectural flat glass market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of volume in tons, square meters, & revenue in USD from 2015 to 2026 for the following segments:

By Product

  • Laminated Glass
  • Tempered 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 countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Flat glass is made from natural raw materials such as limestone, soda ash and silica which makes it easy to manufacture.
Rapid adoption of sustainable construction material in U.S. and increasing investments in new residential construction is driving the North American market demand, says a GMI report.
Key industry players include AGC Glass North America, Guardian Glass, Vitro Architectural Glass, Xinyi Auto Glass, Saint-Gobain Glass, Dillmeier Glass Company, Scheuten Flas netherland B.V., Schott AG, GrayGlass Company, NSG Group, among others.

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