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Interior Glass Market

Interior Glass Market Size, Share, Competitive Landscape and Trend Analysis Report, by Product Type, by Application : Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2024-2030

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Author's: Mayur Mahajan | Eswara Prasad
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Interior Glass Market Research, 2030

The global interior glass market size was valued at $0.8 billion in 2023, and is projected to reach $1.3 billion by 2030, growing at a CAGR of 7.1% from 2024 to 2030.

Interior Glass Market

Market Introduction and Definition

Interior glass is a versatile material that revolutionizes the aesthetics and functionality of interior spaces. Its defining characteristic is its ability to introduce natural light, fostering a sense of openness and connectivity with the surrounding environment. Interior glass installations often emphasize spatial continuity, making spaces appear larger and enhancing the overall visual appeal. This material encompasses a diverse range of glass products and applications, including partitions, doors, windows, balustrades, and decorative elements, contributing to a seamless integration of design elements within built environments. The interior glass materials come in various forms, such as clear, frosted, tinted, or textured, offering designers a palette of options to create unique atmospheres and moods within spaces.

Key Takeaways

  • The interior glass market forecast study covers 20 countries. The research includes a segment analysis of each country in terms of value for the projected period.

  • More than 1, 500 product literatures, industry releases, annual reports, and other such documents of major interior glass industry participants along with authentic industry journals, trade associations' releases, and government websites have been reviewed for generating high-value industry insights.

  • The study integrated high-quality data, professional opinions and analysis, and critical independent perspectives. The research approach is intended to provide a balanced view of global markets and to assist stakeholders in making educated decisions to achieve their most ambitious growth objectives.

Key Market Dynamics

The growth in residential and commercial construction directly fuels the expansion of the interior glass market. As construction activities increase, there is a corresponding demand for glass products for interior applications such as doors, partitions, windows, and decorative elements. Glass offers versatility, aesthetic appeal, and functionality that makes it a preferred choice for modern building designs. In addition, the trend towards open-concept layouts in both residential and commercial spaces boost the need for glass partitions and walls to delineate spaces while maintaining an open feel. According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the total value generated by the construction industry in the first three quarters of 2022 in the U.S. was around $2, 980 billion, or roughly 5% more than the previous year. All these factors are expected to drive the demand for the global interior glass market during the forecast period.

However, the interior glass market faces a notable restraint stemming from safety concerns and the inherent fragility of glass material. As interior design trends increasingly incorporate extensive glass elements, concerns regarding the safety and durability of glass installations have become prominent. The fragility of glass adds to the safety concerns and hampers its suitability for certain applications. The perception of glass as a delicate material can influence decisions in favor of alternative, more robust materials, particularly in environments with heightened safety regulations. All these factors hamper the global interior glass market growth.

The architectural versatility and design flexibility of interior glass stand as pivotal factors propelling significant growth of the interior glass which offer innovative and customizable solutions that cater to a wide range of interior spaces. The transparent nature of interior glass creates a sense of openness and spaciousness, contributing to a modern and sophisticated design aesthetic. The sleek appearance of glass elements enhances the overall visual appeal, making them a preferred choice for creating stylish and elegant interiors. As the design landscape continues to evolve, interior glass remains a dynamic and sought-after element, offering innovative solutions that enhance aesthetics, functionality, and market. Interior glass has become an integral component in contemporary architectural practices due to its ability to seamlessly adapt to diverse design styles and functional requirements. All these factors are anticipated to offer new growth opportunities for the global interior glass market during the forecast period.

Patent Analysis of Global Interior Glass Market

The U.S. hold nearly half of the total interior glass patents that indicate strong innovation and investment in this technology in the U.S. The Patent Co-operation Treaty (PCT) represents 14.5% of the patents, indicating international collaboration and recognition of the importance of interior glass solutions across multiple countries. This suggests a global perspective on innovation in this area and the potential for cross-border partnerships and knowledge exchange. Europe and Canada contribute 11.3% and 7.7%, respectively, highlighting their significant roles in interior glass innovation. These regions are known for their advanced manufacturing capabilities and strong design traditions, making them key players in shaping the future of interior glass technologies. The recently filed patent related to interior glass are sliding laminated glazed unit with interior offset and method for manufacturing said glazed unit, selective coating of the interior of glass tubes with a metallic mirror surface, and decorative glass panel for interior.

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Market Segmentation

The interior glass market is segmented into product type, application, and region. By product type, the market is segmented into movable partition glass, sliding doors glass, demountable glass, acoustical glass, and others. Based on application, the market is classified into commercial buildings, institutional buildings, industrial buildings, residential buildings, and others. Region-wise the market is analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA.

Regional Market Outlook

The Asia-Pacific region is experiencing significant growth and urbanization that drives the demand for interior glass. Moreover, the adoption of Western architectural and interior design trends is influencing preferences in the Asia-Pacific region. The popularity of contemporary and minimalist aesthetics, characterized by clean lines and open floor plans, aligns well with the use of glass partitions, doors, and walls to delineate spaces while maintaining a sense of continuity. This trend is particularly evident in commercial spaces such as offices, hotels, and retail establishments, where sleek and modern designs are favored to create a competitive edge and enhance customer experiences.

  • The construction industry in India is expected to reach $1.4 trillion by 2025. An estimated 600 million people are likely to be living in urban centers by 2030.

  • China’s 14th five-year plan emphasizes new infrastructure projects in transportation, energy, water systems, and new urbanization. According to the International Trade Administration, overall investment in new infrastructure during the 14th five-year plan period (2021-2025) is expected to reach $4.2 trillion.

  • According to the Asian Development Bank, by 2030, more than 55% of the population of Asia is expected to be urban. As urban populations grow and infrastructure development accelerates, there is likely to be a corresponding increase in the demand for interior glass.

Competitive Landscape

The major players operating in the interior glass market include AGC Inc., Saint-Gobain, Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd., PPG Industries, Asahi Glass Co., Ltd., Viracon, Guardian Industries, Nana Wall Systems, Inc., Lizzanno and CARVART. Other players in the interior glass market include Bendheim, Skyline Design, Pilkington, Dormakaba, C.R. Laurence Co., Inc., Alumil, Hufcor, Kawnee, CRICURSA, and Knoll.

Recent Key Strategies and Developments

  • In September 2023, Saint-Gobain launched SGG Colormaxx which is colored glass for interiors. SGG Colormaxx is the epitome of innovation, offering a wide array of colors. This interior glass has already captured the attention of over 400+ architects, designers, and channel partners.

  • In June 2022, Vitro Glass announced partnership with VueReal, a leader in micro printing technology, to advance the interactivity and functionality of glass. This development enhances the experience of consumers with glass in their homes, cars, and buildings.

Key Industry Trends

  • The trend towards minimalist and modern interior design continues to influence the use of glass. Clean lines, simplicity, and a focus on openness contribute to the popularity of glass partitions, doors, and walls.

  • In February 2022, the Manchester City Council approved a nine-year development project for four skyscrapers. Under this project, residential buildings with 39 to 60 floors will be built on the Trinity Islands, which are the banks of the river Irwell. The project is expected to involve building 1, 950 apartments.

  • Surge in emphasis on sustainability, energy-efficient glass solutions are in demand. This include insulated glass units (IGUs) with low-emissivity coatings to reduce heat transfer and improve thermal performance, thus lowering energy consumption for heating and cooling.

  • According to the United Nations Development Programme, by 2050, more than two-thirds of the world’s population is projected to be living in urban areas. This rapid increase is expected to take place mainly in developing countries such as Africa and Asia. Africa’s urban population is projected to jump from 40% in 2022 to 56% by 2050, and Asia’s urban population is expected to increase from 48% in 2022 to 64% by 2050.

Key Sources Referred

  1. World Intellectual Property Organization

  2. International Trade Administration

  3. Asian Development Bank

  4. Invest India

  5. United Nations Development Programme

  6. Bureau of Economic Analysis

  7. National Glass Association

Key Benefits for Stakeholders

  • This report provides a quantitative analysis of the market segments, current trends, estimations, and dynamics of the interior glass market analysis to identify the prevailing market opportunities.
  • The market research is offered along with information related to key drivers, restraints, and opportunities.
  • Porter's five forces analysis highlights the potency of buyers and suppliers to enable stakeholders make profit-oriented business decisions and strengthen their supplier-buyer network.
  • In-depth analysis of the interior glass market share and segmentation assists to determine the prevailing market opportunities.
  • Major countries in each region are mapped according to their revenue contribution to the global market.
  • Market player positioning facilitates benchmarking and provides a clear understanding of the present position of the market players.
  • The report includes the analysis of the regional as well as global interior glass market trends, key players, market segments, application areas, and market growth strategies.

Interior Glass Market Report Highlights

Aspects Details
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Market Size By 2030

USD 1.3 Billion

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Growth Rate

CAGR of 7.1%

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Forecast period

2024 - 2030

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Report Pages

320

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By Product Type
  • Movable Partition Glass
  • Sliding Doors Glass
  • Demountable Glass
  • Acoustical Glass
  • Others
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By Application
  • Commercial Buildings
  • Institutional Buildings
  • Industrial Buildings
  • Residential Buildings
  • Others
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By Region
  • North America  (U.S., Canada, Mexico)
  • Europe  (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific  (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • LAMEA  (Brazil, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Rest of LAMEA)
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Key Market Players

AGC Inc., Lizzanno, Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd., Saint-Gobain, PPG Industries, Viracon, Nana Wall Systems, Inc., Guardian Industries, CARVART, Asahi Glass Co., Ltd.

Author Name(s) : Mayur Mahajan | Eswara Prasad

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Interior Glass Market

Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2024-2030