AG glass is also known as anti-glare glass or anti-reflective glass. It is mainly composed of silicon dioxide, calcium oxide, and sodium oxide. AG glass is made by a special chemical process in which the chemical-based surface is directly applied to a normal glass surface to form a micro-layer that provides an anti-glare effect when exposed to bright light. The advantages of AG coating are the elimination of back glare, bright and clear vision, increased transmittance, and decreased the reflection level. Hence, these anti-glare glasses are used in various industries such as electronics, solar energy, automobiles, and others, which tends to drive the demand in the forecast period.Top influencing Factors
The rise in use of electronic gadgets such as mobile phones, computers, laptops and digital screens for education appeals to increase the demand for AG glasses in the market. The increased use of electronic gadgets impacts negatively on the eyes which leads to vision problems. This vision problem is solved by using lenses. These lenses are made of normal glass which does not provide optimal vision, thus by using the anti-glare glass the patient will get an optimal vision from the respective lenses. This advantage offered by anti-glare glasses drives the growth of market in forecast period. Thus, increasing vision problems boosts the growth of the market.
The increasing adoption of anti-glare coating in solar panels thrives the market growth. AG glass reduces the reflection of sunlight and increases absorption and power conversion efficiency in the solar panel. Thus the implementation of an anti-glare coating on solar panels reduces the reflection level to 1% and increases the electricity generation capacity in comparison with normal glass. An Increase in demand for stylish and efficient optics among consumers and the increasing need for vision correction fuel market growth.
The lack of awareness regarding the advantages and positive effects of anti-glare glasses hampers market growth. Moreover, quality and durability issues are likely to challenge market growth. These coatings are made by using zinc selenide and magnesium fluoride, so fluctuations in the cost of raw materials pose a challenge the growth of the industry.
There was an instant boost in use of electronics and automobile gadgets during covid-19 pandemic due to online education and work from home facilities, which elevates the demand for anti-glare glasses.
Moreover, factors such as the advancement of sol-gel technology, simplifies the process of layering glass with an anti-reflective coating, and an increased focus on solar energy tend to create opportunity for key market players in the forecast period.Segmental Overview
The AG glass market is segmented on the basis of type, application, and region. By product type, it is divided into spraying AG and chemically etched AG. By application, it is categorized into automotive, aerospace and defense, medical, consumer electronics, smartphones and tablets , laptops and PCs and others. And by region, it is analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA.By type:
The AG glass market is divided into spraying AG and chemically etched AG. Spraying AG glass involves pressure or centrifugal force to coat silica particles evenly on the glass surface: with the help of the heating and curing process the layer formation is complete which provides anti-glare effect. Chemically etched AG glass uses a chemical reaction to convert a smooth glass surface into micron- level particle layer which that gives an anti-glare effect. By Application:
The AG glass market is classified into automotive, aerospace and defense, medical, consumer electronics (smartphones and tablets), laptops and personal computers, and others. Increased demand for consumer electronics leads to increased market sales of anti glare glass. Because of the increased demand for coatings in eyewear to reduce reflection and improve eye comfort, the medical segment is expected to grow at the fastest rate in the market.By region:
The aviation adhesives and sealants market is analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA. North America holds the largest share for AG glass market. The rise in demand for flat HD displays also contributes to the growth of the market.
The increasing case of myopia(near sightedness)and hypermetropia(long sightedness), which raise demand for eyeware and thus elevate market growth in the forecast period,are factors for market growth in North Ametrica. Furthermore ,rising adaption of anti glare glass(AG glass) in the construction and interior sectors drives market growth.
The asia Pacific region will hold the fastest growth for the AG (anti-glare) glass market owing to the rise in demand for smartphones as well as rise in demand for vision correction products due to the prevalence of nearsightedness and longsightedness problems, which uplift the growth of the market in the region. The increasing geriatric population also contribute to the growth of the market in the region.Competitive Analysis
Competitive analysis and profiles of the key market players in the Aviation Adhesives and Sealants market, such as, Asahi Glass Co. Ltd., Schott AG, Deli Anti-Glare Glass Technology Co., Ltd., SXET Glass Co., Ltd., Xian Glass Co., Ltd., Shenzhen Sen Tai Glass Co., Ltd., Guangzhou HYPD Electronic Technology Co., Ltd., Torlin Chemicals, Horngya Electronics, and JMT Glass, are provided in this report. Major players have adopted technological advancement ,product launch, acquisition, and business expansion as key developmental strategies to improve the product portfolio of the aviation adhesives and sealants market.
For Instance on , December 13, 2022 AGC, Inc., which is a world-leading manufacturer of glass, chemicals. and high-tech materials. will introduce anti-glare (AG) glass for 4K high-definition displays. The new AG glass reduces sparkle (random unevenness on a screen caused by optical factors) by approximately 30% while suppressing light reflection.
AG Glass Market Report Highlights
| Aspects || Details |
| By Type || |
- Spraying AG
- Chemical Etched AG
| By Application || |
- Aerospace and Defense
- Consumer Electronics
| By Region || |
- North America (U.S., Canada, Mexico)
- Europe (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK, Russia, Rest of Europe)
- Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
- LAMEA (Brazil, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Argentina, Rest of LAMEA)
| Key Market Players || Asahi Glass Co. Ltd., Schott AG, Deli Anti-Glare Glass Technology Co., Ltd., SXET Glass Co., Ltd., Xian Glass Co., Ltd., Shenzhen Sen Tai Glass Co., Ltd., Guangzhou HYPD Electronic Technology Co., Ltd., Torlin Chemicals, Horngya Electronics, JMT Glass |