The Glass Curtain Wall Market is estimated at USD 44.5 billion in 2018 and is projected to reach USD 73.4 billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 10.50%. The rising infrastructure and building & construction industries drive the demand for glass curtain walls. Furthermore, the increase in demand from end-use industries of glass curtain wall further boosts market growth.

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Companies such as Saint-Gobain (France), Asahi Glass (Japan), Guardian Industries (US), Nippon Sheet Glass (US), and Vitro (Mexico) adopted these strategies to strengthen their product portfolios, expand their geographical reach, and enhance growth prospects in the glass curtain wall market.

Saint-Gobain is one of the largest companies which designs, manufactures, and distributes building and construction materials such as ceramics, glass, plastics, and fiber cement products. It is one of the leading curtain wall manufacturers. Strong global presence and the adoption of growth strategies such as acquisitions, partnerships, divestments, and expansions have ensured its leading position in the market. In January 2019, the company opened a new flat glass production line (float) in Sriperumbudur, near Chennai, India. In July 2017, Saint-Gobain SA acquired TekBond (Brazil), the number two adhesive business operating in the construction sector and automotive aftermarket; and in December 2016, it acquired the entire share capital of the Romanian company Pietta Glass to expand in the facade market.

Asahi Glass (AGC) is one of the leading glass companies and operates in glass products, ceramic products, electronics, and chemicals. AGC’s glass business has captured a major market share for different types of glass products such as decoration, glazing, and glass used for special purposes. It also offers functional glass, which includes glass used for energy conservation, noise reduction, crime prevention, insulation, and disaster prevention. Its recent expansion aims to expand its product portfolio; its global operations contribute to its position in the glass curtain wall market. In May 2017, Asahi Glass Co., Ltd invested around USD 174.8 million to relocate a float furnace and mirror manufacturing facility from its Jakarta Plant to Cikampek Plant (PT Asahimas Flat Glass). The float furnace for the manufacturing of architectural glass and mass production was scheduled to commence in 2019.

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The commercial buildings segment is estimated to be a major consumer in the glass curtain wall market in 2018

Glass curtain walls are lightweight aluminum-framed facades housing glass or metal panels. Curtain walls are specifically designed for industrial and construction applications. Curtain walls are self-supporting and give a building’s exterior the look of top to bottom glass. Along with a smooth exterior glass facade on buildings, they also provide an attractive architectural design, day-lighting, and thermal efficiency. The key driver for the growth of the glass curtain wall market is the growth in industrial and commercial construction activities. The increase in the number of construction activities around the world will drive the curtain wall market. The other factor that has driven the demand for these curtain walls include technological advancements and innovations in the glass industry.

Asia Pacific is projected to hold the largest share in the glass curtain wall market during the forecast period

Asia Pacific is projected to dominate the glass curtain wall market through 2023. Asia Pacific is the hub of foreign investments and booming industrial sectors largely due to the availability of low-cost labor and land. The increase in demand for glass curtain walls can be largely attributed to the growing infrastructure and building & construction industries. The demand for glass curtain walls is growing rapidly in the region, owing to the high growth in the infrastructure sector for an aesthetic appeal.



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