Global fire resistant glass market is segmented on the basis of type, application and geography. Fire resistant glass is used as smoke and fire barrier; thanks to its blocking capabilities regarding transfer of radiant and conductive heat. They are capable of providing fire rating of 20 to 180 minutes. Moreover, these products consist of various fire resistive inter layers whereby, the material used in the product includes tempered, ceramic and wired glass.
Fire resistant glasses control smoke, heat and fire, thereby letting safe passage in case of fire. The rise in fire related accidents has propelled the demand for fire resistant glasses. Lately, it has been observed that the market for passive fire protection has grown significantly. It can be attributed to the low maintenance cost of passive fire protection as compared to active fire protection. Furthermore, the performance and reliability of passive fire protection systems are higher than that of active fire protection systems.
Fire resistant glass is one of the passive protection systems and hence, it is witnessing increasing adoption across various sectors. The rise in housing sector is expected to drive the growth of the fire resistant glass market. Consumers pertaining to the developing economies such as South Korea, India, and China have greater disposable income, thereby driving them to invest in fire resistant glass door for improving aesthetics and increasing the buildings’ safety. The increase in prices of raw materials is one of the major constraints to the growth of fire resistant glass market. Raw materials such as soda ash, silica sand, limestone, and silicates used in producing glass are costly. This price rise, in turn, leads to an increase in production costs. For example, soda ash, one of the expensive raw materials used in glass manufacturing does account for around 60% of the overall cost of raw materials.
The key target audience of the fire resistant market are raw material manufacturers, regional manufacturer associations and general fire resistant glass associations, traders, distributors and suppliers of fire resistant glass, government & regional agencies and research organizations. Based on type, the fire resistant glass market is segmented into wired fire resistant glass, ceramic fire resistant glass, laminated fire resistant glass, tempered fire resistant glass and so on. “Laminated fire resistant glasses” have witnessed significant demand, especially across Europe. These glasses are preferred by architects and builders as they meet the building codes and fire safety regulations. Laminated fire resistant glasses are capable of blocking smoke and flames while resisting conductive and radiant heat.
Based on application, the fire resistant glass market is segmented into marine, building & construction, boats, defense and so on. The segment “building & construction” is the largest application of the fire resistant glass market. Fire resistant glasses are extensively used to build fire windows, walls and doors in schools, hospitals and other commercial & residential buildings. Based on geography, the fire resistant glass market is segmented into Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, Western Europe, Latin America, Central & Eastern Europe and North America. Western Europe is expected to hold the biggest share of the fire resistant glass market globally. This is basically attributed to the presence of a large number of fire resistant glass manufacturers coupled with increasing government support and rising foreign investments. Growing demand for ceramic, tempered, and laminated fire resistant glasses from the building & construction, marine, transportation, and aerospace industries is another driving factor.
Germany dominates the fire resistant glass industry owing to the stringent building safety codes and fire safety regulations for commercial buildings and developmental strategies adopted by the manufacturers. The key players of fire resistant glass industry are DOW Corning, DuPont, Solvay S.A., AkzoNobel N.V., De Saint-Gobain, SCHOTT AG, NSG Pilkington, Asahi Glass Co. Ltd., Pyroguard, European Union, British Standards, National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA), Metalco Glazing, Essex Safety Glass, DB Glass, Heng Bao Fire Glass, Guangdong Mingan Fire Resistant Glass Technology, Burhani Glass Factory, SaftiFirst and International Building Codes (IBC).
This report studies Fire Resistant Glass in Global market, especially in North America, Europe, China, Japan, Southeast Asia and India, focuses on top manufacturers in global market, with Production, price, revenue and market share for each manufacturer, covering
• Saint Gobain
• Ashai Glass
• NSG Pilkington
• Fuso Glass
• Promat International
• Ravensby Glass
Market Segment by Regions, this report splits Global into several key Region, with production, consumption, revenue, market share and growth rate of Fire Resistant Glass in these regions, from 2011 to 2021 (forecast), like
• North America
• Southeast Asia
Split by product type, with production, revenue, price, market share and growth rate of each type, can be divided into
• Type I
• Type II
• Type III
Split by application, this report focuses on consumption, market share and growth rate of Fire Resistant Glass in each application, can be divided into
• Application 1
• Application 2
• Application 3
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