Glass Insulation Market Analysis - Global Industry Size, Share, Trends and Forecast, 2014 - 2024

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Glass of windows is insulated so that the heat or fire is reflected from the room. Thermally insulated glasses are also known as low e-glass and low-emissivity. Insulated glass also allows the light and heat from sun to go through the glasses. Insulated glass offers benefits such as improved thermal insulation, solar heat gain, energy efficiency and less condensation. Glass insulation also controls temperature and humidity of room or buildings. Windows of train, hotels, houses, cell phones, and cars employ glass insulation.

Market Dynamics

The rapidly growing construction industry is the major driving factor for the glass insulation market. The construction industry is enormously growing in the emerging economies of India, China, Brazil, Argentina, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Turkey, and parts of Africa, thereby driving the market for glass insulation. Moreover, the stringent government regulation regarding the energy efficient buildings also drives the market for glass insulation. The market for glass insulation is also driven by marine industry as they require insulated glass to reduce sound pollution. However, the market for glass insulation may face growth hindrance owing to the shortage of raw materials. The manufacturers of insulated glass have huge growth opportunity from the emerging economies of Asia-Pacific which includes India, China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia & Korea and parts of Middle East and Latin America.

Market Classification and Overview

The global glass insulation market can be segmented based type, end-use industry, and region. Insulating glass units, glass wool, and cellular glass are the major types of insulated glass being used in the market. The market for insulated glass was dominated by insulating glass units and the segment is also projected to be the fastest growing during the forecast period. The strict regulation by the government towards energy efficiency is likely to drive the market for insulating glass units. The major end-user industries that drive the market for insulated glass are residential construction, commercial construction, HVAC, and industrial construction. The non-residential construction was the major revenue contributor for the insulation glass market in the current year. The non-residential construction will also be the highest growing end-use industry during the forecast period owing to increased non-residential construction industry around the world.

Regional Overview

The market for glass insulation is segmented into regions such as North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Middle-East and Africa (MEA). The Asia-Pacific region was the largest market for glass insulation, in terms of value and volume, in the current year. Increasing investments by foreign companies; growing production facilities; strong industrial base in the infrastructure construction sector and the rise in standard of living are the major factors contributing to the growth of glass insulation market in this region. China was the major market for glass insulation whereas owing to increased construction activities in the region, India is estimated to witness a significant growth during the forecast period. The demand for glass insulation in the regions like North America and Europe is likely to increase slightly at a slower rate compared to that of Asia-Pacific and LAMEA owing to the matured construction sector in the regions. In LAMEA region, the market for insulated glass will grow due to the increased construction activities in countries such as Brazil, UAE, Saudi Arabia, and parts of Africa.

Report Coverage


Global Glass Insulation Market

Analysis Period

2014 – 2024

Historic Data

2014 – 2015

Base Year


Forecast Data

2017 – 2024

Market Stratification

Type, End Use Industry, Geography

Regional Scope

North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa (MEA)

Report Coverage

Market Trends, Drivers, Restraints, Porter's Five Forces Analysis, Competitive Analysis,

Player Profiling, Value Chain Analysis


Market Participants

Key players involved in the global glass insulation market are focusing on key market strategies including mergers and acquisitions with local as well as established players. The companies are also collaborating with local players to increase their reach across all geographies and earn huge profits. Partnership with multinational companies to strengthen their market reach and goodwill is also anticipated to be a major market strategy in the global glass insulation market. Some of the major players involved in the manufacture and supply of insulated glass are Johns Manville, Owens Corning, Certain Teed Corporation, Nippon Sheet Glass Co. Ltd and PPG Industries among others.

Market Segmentation

Market By Type

·         Insulating glass units

·         Glass wool

·         Cellular glass

Market By End Use Industry

·         Residential construction

·         Non-residential construction/Commercial construction

·         HVAC

·         Industrial construction

·         Others

Market By Geography

·         North America

o   US

o   Canada

o   Mexico

·         Europe

o   UK

o   Germany

o   France

o   Rest of Europe

·         Asia-Pacific

o   China

o   Japan

o   India

o   Australia

o   Rest of Asia-Pacific

·         Latin America

o    Brazil

o   Chile

o   Rest of Latin America

·         Middle East and Africa (MEA)

o   South Africa

o   Saudi Arabia

o   Rest of MEA

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