The global automotive solar control glass market has been estimated to foresee an explosive growth by the year. Solar control glass blocks the interior heat loss and helps to keep the room warmer and more comfortable during extreme climatic conditions. “Automotive solar control glass promotes a healthier living environment as it delivers outstanding protection from harsh sun rays. Major technological advancements have been incorporated by the market players to strengthen their competitive landscape. Electrochromic glazing improvises optical properties of the window to regularize outside energy transmitted in the vehicle. Electrochromic glazing has minimized the use of air conditioners, therefore curtailing the fuel costs.”
The installation of solar control windows exhibits enhanced comfort due to reduced heat transferred into the compartment and therefore, offering better driving conditions. The considerably increasing criminal activities imposed a legal prohibition on the use of black films on vehicle glasses. This was a major factor that hampered the growth of automotive solar control glass market.
Based on applications, the market has been segmented into passenger vehicles and commercial vehicles. The high cost of air conditions has propelled the incorporation of automotive solar control glass market across commercial vehicles. Absorbing Solar Control Glass and Reflective Solar Control Glass are the major types of automotive solar control glass.
Geographical segmentation has presented a detailed analysis of automotive solar control glass market growth prospects across the regions of North America, the Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, and Latin America. Altering climatic conditions and exponentially growing population as attributed to the rise in the number of residential and commercial vehicles in Asia Pacific, which is driving the market growth.
The competitive landscape showcases the profiles and business strategies of the major players, along with their recent developments. Some of the dominant players operating in this market comprise of NSG, Saint Gobain, AGC, AIG, PPG, Guardian Glass, Eastman, XINYI, and SYP Glass among others.
Players are entering into business partnerships with fellow contestants and are significantly investing in innovation strategies, which is estimated to drive the cellular vendors to reach new growth markets. The market participants have identified the industry cost structure, supply chain mechanism, major distribution channels, and production capabilities. The market competition is escalating at a steady pace with the advent of technological innovation and several Merger & Acquisition activities across the industry. Furthermore, local and regional vendors are offering specific application products for varied end-users.
The rising environmental concerns like CO2 emission reduction and growing demand for optimizing the temperature regulatory measures inside a vehicle is driving the market for automotive solar control glass. XIR Automotive Films is a solar control technology developed by Eastman which lowers the cabin temperature quickly and improves fuel efficiency that ultimately reduces harmful emissions. The XIR laminated glass reduced exterior noises thus improve acoustic comfort. This glass is encapsulated with Saflex PVB to form a protective barrier against harmful Ultraviolet (UV) rays without impairing the necessary visible light.
Geographically, this report is segmented into several key Regions, with production, consumption, revenue (M USD), market share and growth rate of Automotive Solar Control Glass in these regions, from 2012 to 2023 (forecast), covering
• North America (United States, Canada and Mexico)
• Europe (Germany, France, UK, Russia and Italy)
• Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, Korea, India and Southeast Asia)
• South America (Brazil, Argentina, Columbia)
• Middle East and Africa (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, Nigeria and South Africa)
Global Automotive Solar Control Glass market competition by top manufacturers, with production, price, revenue (value) and market share for each manufacturer; the top players including
• Saint Gobain
• Guardian Glass
• SYP Glass
On the basis of product, this report displays the production, revenue, price, market share and growth rate of each type, primarily split into
• Absorbing Solar Control Glass
• Reflective Solar Control Glass
On the basis on the end users/applications, this report focuses on the status and outlook for major applications/end users, consumption (sales), market share and growth rate of Automotive Solar Control Glass for each application, including
• Passenger Vehicles
• Commercial Vehicles
Research Support Specialist, USA