Glass Insulation Market Size, Competitive Landscape and Market Forecast - 2029

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> Global Glass Insulation Market Expected to reach a high CAGR of 3.5% By 2029: DataM Intelligence

Global Glass Insulation Market is segmented By Type (Insulation Glass Units, Cellular Glass, Glass Wool), By Product Type (Thermal Insulation/ Low E-Glass, Structural Glazing, Sound Control Glass, Bulletproof Glass, Fire-Resistant Glass (FRG), Others), By Application (Commercial Buildings, Residential Buildings, Outdoor Glass Walls, Windows and Doors, Storefronts, Airport Control Towers, Others), By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa) – Share, Size, Outlook, and Opportunity Analysis, 2022-2029


Market Overview

The Global Glass Insulation Market Expected to reach a high CAGR of 3.5% during the forecast period (2022-2029).

Insulated glass is contemporary glass composed of multiple panes separated by an air or noble gas-filled cavity. These are also called Insulated Glazing Units (IGU) and Double-Glazing glass. The design principle is to reduce heat transfer and aesthetically serve the purpose of building insulation, which significantly helps regulate indoor temperature and serves as a barrier against unwanted heat and noise.

Multiple layers of glass augment the strength of the design element and make it durable and robust. Moreover, insulated glass is available in multiple thicknesses and can be made with laminated or tempered glass. Because of the increased strength, these are widely used for commercial and industrial use.

Source: DataM Intelligence Analysis (2021)

Market Dynamics

Extensive applications of insulated glass in residential, commercial and industrial sectors are driving the market

Insulating glass has been used worldwide in applications ranging from residential homes to high-scale construction. Its unique design structure makes it an ideal glazing product with solid growth prospects. Insulating glass is available in numerous different types depending on the application, insulation requirement or end user’s need.

Today, insulating glass is used together with Low-E or reflective glass coatings, making it more effective in conserving energy and complying with energy codes.

Ordinary glass fails to sustain wind forces and severe weather conditions. Hence, it becomes an unsafe material choice for outdoor applications. In turn, insulating glass units with the increased strength make them the most preferred glass type for residential, commercial and industrial structural glazing. Moreover, insulating glass is an eco-friendly glazing option. The thermal insulation takes the load off heating and cooling equipment. It also makes it much easier to achieve the desired temperature without excessive power and energy use which helps in reducing heating and air conditioning costs and the carbon footprint.

The fog and Cloudiness nature of insulated glass is expected to restrain the market growth

The loss of transparency because of moisture and humidity is the primary concern of insulating glass. The moisture in between the panes of glass fogs up the glass, resulting in translucency. Hence, the contemporary insulated glass becomes hard to repair, and replacement is usually the only option.

However, modern-day advancements led to the development of techniques that can be used to repair insulating glass units that have minor fogging and translucency issues. Defogging is a unique modern technique used to dry out the humidity and moisture present between the panes to get back the glass transparency.

Segment Analysis

Thermally insulating glass, also called low-emissivity (Low-E) glass, forms the inner pane of insulating glass. Low-E Glass minimizes the direct and indirect heat gain through the facade and eliminates glare throughout the year under different weather conditions and climate zones.

Moreover, the coating on Low-E Glass is especially useful in reducing hazardous ultraviolet (UV) light. The glass is compliant with green rating norms, contributing to sustainable structures.  It ensures increased energy efficiency and cost reduction with the elimination of blinds and artificial lights.

Companies are engaged in manufacturing the low-E hollow glass filled with inert gas can further reduce the direct transmission of heat energy and significantly reduce the thermal transmission coefficient of glasses. For example, the U value of standard hollow glass with the exact specification is 3.0 W/m²K, reducing 67%.

For instance, Dexing Glass Ind. Co., a Chinese company, manufactures new-generation LOW-E glass planitherm and SGG cool-lite kt of European standard have superb heat insulation performances and classic appearances. They have applied in many projects in Wuhan, such as the research and development center of DONGFENG Honda, the library of the Navy University of Engineering, Jiulongcang Times Plaza, Wuhan New World Center and office building of Wuchang Local Taxation Bureau and others.


Geographical Analysis

The Asia-Pacific region accounts for the largest market for glass insulation market. The construction sector is growing at a healthy rate due to the rising population, increased middle-class incomes, and urbanization.

The emerging economies in the Asia-pacific region, such as China, India, Indonesia, Vietnam, and the Philippines, have witnessed robust construction activities. For instance, the Chinese government rolled out massive construction plans, including making provisions for the movement of 250 million people to its new megacities over the next ten years.

Moreover, Japan emerged as one of the major construction markets in Asia-Pacific. In Japan, Tokyo is the top market among the regions in the country for investments and development prospects, of which the residential sector accounted for a significant share. In addition, the impending 2021 Tokyo Olympics is expected to significantly increase construction activities in the region, especially with the need to provide accommodations for the Olympic athletes, with the construction of a sports complex and Olympic village.

Competitive Landscape

The Glass Insulation market is moderately competitive with the presence of local as well as global companies.  Some of the key players contributing to the market's growth include Saint-Gobain, Owens Corning, Viracon, Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd., Scheuten, Johns Manville, Knauf Insulation Pittsburgh Corning Corporation, Arabian Fiberglass Insulation Co., Ltd., Dexing Glass Ind. Co.,Ltd, among others. The major players are adopting several growth strategies such as product launches, acquisitions, and collaborations, contributing to the growth of the Glass Insulation market globally.


Overview: Saint-Gobain is a French multinational corporation. The company is headquartered in Paris, France. Saint-Gobain is originally a mirror manufacturer; it now also produces extensive construction, high-performance, and other materials.

Product Portfolio: The company manufactures a wide range of insulating glass of different types. Some are Planitherm, Nano, Nano Silver, Envision, Xtreme, Lunar and Sky.

Key Development:

  • In July 2017, Saint-Gobain launched ECLAZ®, a range of Reinforced Insulation glass, coming from a breakthrough technology developed by Saint-Gobain. ECLAZ® provides thermal insulation of triple-glazing while ensuring the natural light intake of a double-glazing unit. The innovation guarantees both a significant environmental impact, i.e., reducing up to 20% of the energy bill and greater occupant comfort.

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