The global structural glazing market was valued at USD 8842.2 Million in 2019 and is projected to reach USD 13,248 Million by 2027, expanding at a CAGR of 7.2% during the forecast period. Structural glazing is a technique in which walls of glass are directly attached to the structural frame of the building. Silicon sealants are used to support these glass frames. The support frame absorbs the load resulting from wind, thermal expansion, or building movement. Different types of silicone structural glazing, including four-sided structural glazing, two-sided structural glazing, slope glazing, stepped glass glazing, are used for specific requirements. Structural glazing is done for various purposes such as commercial, public, and residential buildings.
The technology used to fix glass panes includes the use of special fittings, including, rotules, clamps, tension rods, and other supporting parts, which are connected to the supporting structure. All hardware is made of high-quality mirror polished stainless steel (graded 304, 316, 316LM, and V4.A), to prevent oxidation and corrosion. Glass panes are available in various shapes and are installed with additional vertical and horizontal profiles on the outer side of the façade, as being connected by special structural silicone highly resistant to weather conditions and ultra violet (UV) radiation. Low-e-glass, low-iron processing glass, reflective, or toughened coating (external or internal finish) are used for structural glazing.
Rising applications of façade systems for well‐being concerns and overheating problems in high‐performance and smart buildings. Façade systems improve natural lighting, offer a better airflow, and reduce the building’s energy consumption. Additionally, façade systems for a sustainable building helps to add to the lifespan of the building and bring energy costs down significantly. Rising application scope in façade systems for environmental and energy efficiency concerns in buildings is expected to increase the demand for structural glazing.
Green buildings produce significantly less amount of waste, use less water, conserve natural resources, and optimize energy-efficiency. These buildings decrease operation expenses and improve the quality of life. Structural glazing plays an important role in designing and constructing green buildings. It is used to improve the aesthetics of a structure, create a comfortable environment for the residents, and improve thermal performance and design. Increasing construction of green buildings is expected to drive the structural glazing market.
Urbanization in developing countries has increased the requirement commercial and residential buildings. Rising requirement for commercial and industrial building has field construction activities, which is expected to boost the structural glazing market during the forecast period.
The use of high-technology glass in buildings offers substantial benefits such as heat saving, increased level of noise insulation, and UV protection. Glass used in glazing is a brittle material using the advent of technology and science, with the introduction of green technology used in building, glass is continuously undergoing revolution. Advancements in glass technology and installation efficiency is projected to propel the market during the forecast period.
Glass production is extremely energy-intensive manufacturing process. The manufacturing process uses combustion of fossil fuels such as oil, natural gas, and electricity for energy; therefore, glass production is an important source of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Various countries have implemented regulations to control carbon emission. Government regulations on carbon emission are anticipated to restraint the market.
Structural glazing is not simple to install. Each installation needs to be thoroughly designed and detailed, which requires a structural team of professionals with years of experience for installation. Difficult installation process and the production of complex structural glazing are expected to hamper the structural glazing market during the forecast period.
The installation cost of structural glazing is high, as it requires experienced professionals for installation. Additionally, the maintenance of structural glazing is high, owing to the requirement of skilled professionals for the task. High installation and maintenance costs is anticipated to hinder the market growth.
Private and institutional investments in public infrastructure have improved. The long-term and expanded nature of infrastructure developments and the strong return profile have attracted many investors. Infrastructure developments has resulted in growth of construction industry along with several trends and activities associated to construction industry such as the introduction of new techniques, latest design, materials, and technologies and one such field of modern construction technology includes structural glazing system. Rising investments in infrastructural projects is expected to fuel the structural glazing market.
Urbanization results in multifarious environmental issues of serious nature, thus increasing awareness about environmental friendly construction facilities, which is expected to create opportunities in the structural glazing market. Use of structural glazing system in building has increased, as it is sustainable and provides benefits to the environment. Its sluggish nature is extremely appreciated in protecting people’s health and contributing to their well-being. It saves precious natural resources and mitigating climate change.
Based on types, the structural glazing market is divided into chemical tempered, heat tempered, and others. The heat tempered segment held 40% share of the market in 2019, as it is majorly used in structural glazing. The chemical tempered is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of 7.1% during the forecast period.
On the basis of glazing types, the structural glazing market is classified as single and double. The single segment accounted for 66.9% share of the market in 2019 and is expected to expand at a substantial CAGR during the forecast period. The double segment is projected to expand at a significant pace during the forecast period.
Based on applications, the market is divided into curtain walls, storefronts, skylights, canopies, interiors, glass elevator enclosures & shaft, and doors and windows. The curtain walls segment held 53.8% share of the market in 2019, owing to its lightweight and non-structural properties. The interiors segment is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of 7.2% during the forecast period.
On the basis of end-use, the structural glazing market is classified as commercial building, public building, and residential. The commercial building segment accounted for 79.9% share of the market in 2019 and is expected to expand at a considerable CAGR during the forecast period, owing to the increasing focus on the construction of energy-efficient commercial structures and office spaces and growing spending on the renovation of old office buildings. The public building segment is projected to expand at a significant pace during the forecast period, as these buildings are increasingly adopting green building codes to comply with several regulatory standards and generate energy savings.
In terms of regions, the global structural glazing market is fragmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. Asia Pacific is a promising region of the market. The structural glazing market is expected to expand at a substantial pace in North America owing to the increasing investments in residential and commercial buildings. The market in Europe is expected to grow at a significant rate due to increasing political focus on the construction industry by promoting and investing in the manufacturing industries and public facilities. The increasing need for insulated glass due to climate conditions propels the structural glazing market in the region during the forecast period. The residential sector is boosting due to sustainable features, appealing design, use of quality materials, and durable homes are being constructed for the rising population in the region. Asia Pacific is a promising region of the market. The region constituted XX% share of the global market in 2019. The market in this region is expected to grow due to increasing investments in infrastructural projects and rising industrial and commercial construction activities.
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According to this report, the market from structural glazing is likely to register a CAGR of XX% during forecast period 2020-2027, with an anticipated valuation of USD XX million by the end of the 2027.
In addition to market size (in USD Million), company market share (in % for base year 2019), other data such macro-economic factors and COVID-19 impact on the value chain are also available in the final report.
The applications in the global structural glazing market include curtain walls, storefronts, skylights, canopies, interiors, glass elevator enclosures & shaft, and doors and windows.
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The demand for structural glazing is expected to continue to increase over the forecast period, taking into account increasing necessity for green constructions, rising application of facade systems in buildings, growing industrial and commercial construction activities, and advancements in glass technology.
The market is expected to witness a decrease of over X% between 2019 and 2020 owing to the adverse impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the structural glazing market.
The base year considered for the global structural glazing market report is 2019. The complete analysis period is 2017 to 2027, wherein, 2017 & 2018 are the historic years and the forecast is provided from 2020 to 2027.
Major Manufactures include Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd, AGC Inc., Saint-Gobain, GUARDIAN GLASS LLC., and Taiwan Glass Ind. Corp.
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