The unexpected shifts in the global markets because of the sudden outbreak of the COVID-19 virus have brought many major and minor tremors to industries of all sizes including the Impact Resistant Glass Market.
It was estimated prior to this unanticipated outbreak that the Impact Resistant Glass Market was expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.6% during the forecast period. However, the gradual slowing down of industries will undoubtedly impose limits on the previously estimated growth rate.
Impact resistant glass is the high-strength glass that has the ability to stay intact even when shattered or broken. The impact resistant glass remains fitted in place by an interlayer and is laminated between two or more glass layers. It is majorly used in automotive windshields, skylight glazing, railings, staircases, fences, shower rooms, floors, window, table top, glass partition, glass sliding door, glass curtain wall, glass façade, bullet proof glass, high speed train windshield, explosion proof glass, and in regions that are prone to hurricanes.
This report studies the market covering a period of 12 years of trend and forecast. The report provides detailed insights into the market dynamics to enable informed business decision making and growth strategy formulation based on the opportunities present in the market.
Based on the interlayer type, the market is segmented as polyvinyl butyral, ionoplast polymer, ethylene vinyl acetate, and others. The polyvinyl butyral segment held the largest share of the market in 2019, and is expected to register the fastest growth during the forecast period. The segment is mainly driven by its excellent benefits such as huge adhesion, optical clarity, large tear resistance, and also impact absorbance, along with its benefits in acoustic insulation and in lessening the UV transmission. High strength and invasion resistance offered by polyvinyl butyral from burglary, bullets, hurricanes, and explosions are also the core factors generating demand in the high-security infrastructure places.
Based on the end-use industry type, the market is segmented as construction & infrastructure, automotive & transportation, and others. The construction & infrastructure segment commands the market. The growth of the segment is owing to the increasing demand for impact resistant glass in residential & commercial building projects and increasing government regulations for safety & security.
In terms of regions, Asia-Pacific is estimated to be the largest market during the forecast period, with China, Japan, and India being the major countries with lucrative growth opportunities. The growth of the region’s market is mainly driven by the highly developed construction sector in emerging economies, along with the increasing investments in the region to advance the automotive sector. Increasing demand for impact resistant glass for automotive applications in windscreens for maximum safety and protection and adoption of impact resistant glass in advanced construction activities are expected to further drive the market.
Some of the major players in the impact resistant glass market are
- AGC Inc.
- Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd.
- Compagnie de Saint-Gobain S.A.
- Guardian Industries
- Fuyao Glass Industry Group Co., Ltd.
- Central Glass Co. Ltd.
- Sisecam Group
- Taiwan Glass Industry Corporation
- S.A.B. De C.V.
- CGS Holding Co., Ltd.