Laminated glass comes in a category of safety glass that can be damage but still remain in one piece. An interlayer of polyvinyl butyral (PVB), ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA), or thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) between two or more layers of glass prevents glass from breaking. The interlayer keeps the glass layers together even when fractured, and its immense strength prevents the glass from breaking into large sharp pieces. When an impact isn't strong enough to entirely shatter glass, it creates a unique "spider web" fracturing pattern. Laminated glass is most commonly used in automotive windshields because it provides better safety and security characteristics in scenarios involving possible human impact. The laminated glass are also used as protection for ATM booths, tank observation windows, aircraft windshields, and other areas where high security is needed, such as balconies or windows.
The global laminated glass market is anticipated to grow in the forecast period due to the increased construction industry worldwide. The increased car safety standards is also the main reason to drive the global laminated glass market. Furthermore, investments in infrastructure projects in the Middle East and Africa, as well as Asia-Pacific, are expected to provide growth opportunities for the laminated glass market during the forecast period. Increased investments by a number of car manufacturers is expected to improve laminated glass demand in Asia Pacific. For instance, according to a press release of business standards in 2018, India got US$ 16.5 billion in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) for the automotive sector between April 2000 and December 2016, and the country is likely to receive another US$ 8-10 billion by 2023.
The global laminated glass market has also increased in terms of usage due to the increasing awareness among people about the advantages of utilizing safety glass in construction and building industry. Safety, security, greater durability, soundproofing, and other benefits are all provided by laminated glasses. Due to the greater safety and security offered by laminated glasses, several end-user industries such as telecom, healthcare, aerospace, and electronics are investing in laminated glasses. For its strength, impact resistance, sound reduction, cyclone and earthquakes resistance, bullet resistance, and other properties, laminated glasses are frequently installed. The construction industry's demand for laminated glass is increasing exponentially. In addition, the automotive industry has seen an increase in demand for laminated glasses.
Despite being a durable and reliable source of security and protection, laminated glass faces certain challenges, such as manufacturing and energy costs, as a result of the multiple layers of different materials required in the production process, which is anticipated to limit the global laminated glass market's growth.
Among regions, Asia-Pacific is expected to dominate the laminated glass market during the forecast period. Consumers in developing nations such as China and India are propelling the growth of the laminated glass market in this region by increasing their disposable income, urbanization, and population expansion. The presence of major laminated glass companies in Asia-Pacific, such as AGC (Japan), Nippon Sheet Glass (Japan), and Central Glass (Japan), among others, is projected to assist the market's expansion of global laminated glass market.
In the global laminated glass market, Europe and North America are also well-established regions. The development of the building sector, as well as the existence of certain long-established automobile manufacturers, are driving the laminated glass market in Europe and North America regions.
Major players operating in the global laminated glass market include Asahi India Glass Limited, Central Glass Co., Ltd., CSG Holdings Co., Ltd., Fuyao Group., GUARDIAN GLASS LLC., Nippon Sheet Glass Co. Ltd., Saint-Gobain India Pvt. Ltd., Sisecam Group, Taiwan Glass Ind. Corp., and Xinyi Glass Holdings Co., Ltd.
Moreover, to increase sales and to strengthen their position in the global laminated glass market, players in the industry are focusing on product launches and acquisitions, as significant development strategy. For instance, in December 2019, AGC Inc. and Central Glass Co. Ltd signed a memorandum of understanding on the integration of the architectural glass business in Japan. In Japan, it comprises the merging of its architectural glass companies.
On the basis of Material Type, Global Laminated Glass Market is segmented into:
- Polyvinyl Butyral
- Ethylene-vinyl Acetate
- Sentry Glass Plus
- Others (Inoplast polymer)
On the basis of Application, Global Laminated Glass Market is segmented into:
- Automobile Windshields
- Bank Security and ATM Booths
- Gas Stations
- Jewelry Shops
- Residential Buildings
- Other (Financial Services, Automotive, and Construction)
On the basis of End Use Industry, Global Laminated Glass Market is segmented into:
- Building and Construction
On the basis of Region, Global Laminated Glass Market is segmented into:
- Asia Pacific
- South Korea
- Rest of Asia Pacific
- North America
- Rest of Europe
- South America
- Middle East
- Rest of Middle East
- North Africa
- Central Africa
- South Africa