According to a recently published report by Fortune Business Insights The global flat glass market is likely to gain traction from the rapid industrialization. It is driving the demand for flat glass as they are being used extensively in the commercial buildings to conserve energy. It is done by maximizing the usage of natural light. Fortune Business Insights™ provided this information in a recent report, The report further states that the flat glass industry share was USD 98.37 billion in 2018 and is projected to reach USD 153.21 billion by 2026, exhibiting a CAGR of 5.7% during the forecast period.
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Drivers & Restraints-
Rising Government Initiatives to Promote Energy Efficiency will Drive Growth
Flat glass is gaining popularity in the building & construction industry owing to its ability to provide excellent thermal insulation and acoustic insulation. Also, the increasing number of infrastructural development and construction activities would contribute to the flat glass market growth in the near future.
Furthermore, the rising utilization of flat glass in commercial and residential buildings is enabling the usage of natural light and is reducing the consumption, as well as the cost of artificial lights. The governments of various countries are also implementing various stringent norms and regulations to promote energy efficiency. Researchers say that buildings adopting these rules are consuming approximately 40%-60% less energy, unlike the conventional buildings. However, the decomposition of raw materials and combustion of fuel oil often emit carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. It may obstruct the market growth.
Key Players Focus on the Strategy of Investment to Increase Sales
The market consists of many companies. But only five companies out of those account for around 60% of the worldwide production capacity of flat glass. They are adopting strategies, such as the development of state-of-the-art technologies, superior operational efficiency, and diversified product portfolios to strengthen their positions. Below are two of the latest key industry developments:
- September 2019: Guardian Glass invested huge sums in the modernization and upgradation of glass production lines in Hungary and the U.K.
- April 2018: Saint-Gobain acquired 50% stake in the flat glass production line ofJJG situated in the Shandong province of China to surge the former’s production capacity.