This report compasses the global chronological trends and latent forecasts in the market of glass for construction. This report underlines the international and regional market, key manufacturers as well as the segment market details on different classifications and future ground for competitors and market holder. It follows the graduation to predict the capacity production, capacity utilization rate, price, revenue, cost, gross, gross margin, supply, import, export, consumption, market share, growth rate and etc. The marketing channel is given great emphasis including the major distributor. Lastly, this report is analysed for the market forecasts from 2017 to 2022 for in depth guidance for manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, customers, investors and individuals who have interest in this market.
Architectural glass is used as a construction building material. Its use has been widespread as see-through glazing material in the building cloak, including windows in the external walls. Many decorative and executive interiors have Glass as it is used for internal partitions. When used in buildings, glass is often of a safety type, which includes shatterproof, non-breakable and plastic-coated glasses. Over the centuries, glass as a constructional input has diversified and come a long way. It has been put from the window panes of Pompeii used in luxurious houses to large greenhouse buildings. Now it is being used in highly sophisticated, developed and planned constructions all over the world. It has fascinated the human race with its enigmatic properties since it was first discovered in 500 BC. Being one of most versatile developments and one of oldest materials in the building industry, glass has many exciting properties for this specific field.
First century Europe revolutionised the construction industry with the identification of glass blowing. Crown class, cast glass as mentioned above started evolving in various colours, shapes and sizes although this development was not a cakewalk. Comfort glass building required immense skills, resources and energy.
Basic uses of glass in construction industry-
1. Fenestrations including sliding doors and in structural glazing
2. Canopies, sky lights and roofs
3. Partitioning walls
5. Beams and floors
The production of the same for constructional purposes dates back to 2500 BC. This is done via Pilkington process. The various properties that make glass a good constructional element includes its transparency, insulation properties, strength, greenhouse effect, workability, recyclable, energy efficiency and acoustic controls.
Saint-Gobain is a global designer, producer and distributor of a variety of high-performance and construction glass materials, ranging from photovoltaic glass to industrial ceramic components and more. Other players include Corning Inc whose research centres are located in North America, Europe and Asia, AGC Group, Murata Manufacturing Ltd, The NSG Group, Kyocera Corp, SCHOTT AG Vesuvius plc, PPG Industries etc.
With the grouping of new knowledge and amalgam components - including hot and cold-bent glass advanced laminating and adhesive technology will give rise to gigantic amplification in the efficiency of glass applications.
Glasshouses emerging as botanicals will be widespread. Glass is also advancing in development of intelligent shells. Swiftly advancing technology is enabling contemporary heat insulation and solar protection glass along with switchable glazing to be installed in building shells very efficiently and with the highest aesthetic standards. Building characterised by ultra-light, folded shell structures using minimalist steel girders and double-bent glass panels will be seen as a common stabilising function. The double-skin structure with integrated profiles fitted with a patented, self-conditioning pressure compensation system, which ensures passive ventilation through interaction with the external climate. The glass sandwich element offers excellent heat and sound insulation and enables the integration of sun protection elements. Hence, the future for this industry looks bright by 2022.
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Ankur Gupta, Head Marketing & Communications