The Global Market for Smart Glass 2018-2027

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Published January 17 2017 | 108 pages | 15 tables, 18 figure | Price £1000 | Table of contents

Smart glass is a class of electrically, photonically and thermally activated technologies mainly utilized in the architectural and automotive markets. The smart/intelligent/switchable glass and windows market is growing fast, and has been installed in the commercial aircraft, automobiles and corporate buildings of companies such as Google, Disney, Merck, eBay, Microsoft, Progressive, IBM, Fox News etc. Producers have raised over $1 billion in funding over the last few years and the technology is gaining wider commercial traction, driven by demands for privacy, adaptability, information, improved safety, energy savings and living comfort. Commercial buildings are the main current market for smart glass, but is also being increasingly adopted in residential and automotive markets.

This 108 page report highlights the latest innovations and products in the Smart Glass market, developed by large companies and start-ups. Report contents include:

  • Technology analysis: Passive smart glass (Thermochromic, photochromic); Active smart glass (Electrochromic, Suspended particle device (SPD), Polymer dispersed liquid crystal (PDLC).
  • Market analysis: Analysis of end user markets for smart glass:
    • Construction glass.
    • Residential and retail.
    • Aerospace.
    • Automotive.
  • Market revenues forecasts: Detailed forecasts of the Smart Glass sector, by end user markets (revenues $ millions), to 2025.
  • Producer profiles: Smart glass producer profiles (Profiles of 41 producers).

 

 

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY…………………………………………………………. 11

  • 1.1    Market drivers and trends………………………………………………………………………………………………. 13
  • 1.2    Global market size and opportunity………………………………………………………………………………… 15
  • 1.3    Total market revenues, 2015-2027…………………………………………………………………………………. 19
    • 1.3.1     Total addressable market………………………………………………………………………………………. 19
    • 1.3.2     Current and estimated global market revenues for smart glass, 2014-2027………….. 20
  • 1.4    Smart glass revenues by markets, 2014-2027……………………………………………………………….. 23
    • 1.4.1     Blinds and shades………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 26
    • 1.4.2     Window and glass………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 27
    • 1.4.3     Automotive windows and glass………………………………………………………………………………. 30
    • 1.4.4     Regional demand for smart glass…………………………………………………………………………… 32
      • 1.4.4.1       Europe…………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 33
      • 1.4.4.2       North America………………………………………………………………………………………………… 33
      • 1.4.4.3       Asia……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 34
  • 1.5    Market and technical challenges…………………………………………………………………………………….. 34
  • 1.6    Pricing for smart glass……………………………………………………………………………………………………. 37
  • 1.7    Future of smart glass……………………………………………………………………………………………………… 38
    • 1.7.1     Reducing costs………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 38
    • 1.7.2     Integration with building systems……………………………………………………………………………. 39
    • 1.7.3     Photovoltaic smart glass………………………………………………………………………………………… 39
    • 1.7.4     Internet of things (IoT)……………………………………………………………………………………………. 40

2    RESEARCH METHODOLOGY………………………………………………… 41

3    INTRODUCTION……………………………………………………………………. 42

  • 3.1    What is smart glass?………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 42
  • 3.2    Smart windows……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 43
  • 3.3    Types of smart glass………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 43
    • 3.3.1     Passive smart glass……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 45
    • 3.3.2     Active smart glass………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 46
    • 3.3.3     Benefits of smart glass…………………………………………………………………………………………… 47
  • 3.4    Nanomaterials in smart glass…………………………………………………………………………………………. 48
  • 3.5    Competitive analysis of smart glass technlogies…………………………………………………………….. 50

4    ELECTROCHROMIC SMART GLASS………………………………………. 52

  • 4.1    Technology description…………………………………………………………………………………………………… 52
  • 4.2    Benefits………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 53
  • 4.3    Shortcomings…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 54
  • 4.4    Markets…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 55
    • 4.4.1     Residential windows………………………………………………………………………………………………. 56
    • 4.4.2     Nanostructured electrochromic glass……………………………………………………………………… 58
    • 4.4.3     Aerospace……………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 59
    • 4.4.4     Large-area exterior commercial glazing…………………………………………………………………. 60
    • 4.4.5     Automotive……………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 61
  • 4.5    Companies……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 62-69 (14 company profiles)

5    THERMOCHROMIC SMART GLASS……………………………………….. 70

  • 5.1    Technology description…………………………………………………………………………………………………… 70
  • 5.2    Benefits………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 71
  • 5.3    Shortcomings…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 72
  • 5.4    Markets…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 73
  • 5.5    Companies……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 75-76 (2 company profiles)

6    SUSPENDED PARTICLE DEVICE (SPD) SMART GLASS………….. 77

  • 6.1    Technology description…………………………………………………………………………………………………… 77
  • 6.2    Benefits………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 78
  • 6.3    Shortcomings…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 79
  • 6.4    Markets…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 80
    • 6.4.1     Windows………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 80
    • 6.4.2     Automotive……………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 81
  • 6.5    Companies……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 82-85 (6 company profiles)

7    POLYMER DISPERSED LIQUID CRYSTAL SMART GLASS………. 86

  • 7.1    Technology description…………………………………………………………………………………………………… 86
  • 7.1.1     Types……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 87
    • 7.1.1.1       Laminated Switchable PDLC Glass……………………………………………………………….. 87
    • 7.1.1.2       Self-adhesive Switchable PDLC Film…………………………………………………………….. 87
  • 7.2    Benefits………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 89
  • 7.3    Shortcomings…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 90
  • 7.4    Markets…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 91
    • 7.4.1.1       Interior glass………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 91
    • 7.4.1.2       Exterior glass…………………………………………………………………………………………………. 93
    • 7.4.1.3       Healthcare……………………………………………………………………………………………………… 93
    • 7.4.1.4       Projection………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 93
  • 7.5    Companies……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 94-104 (20 company profiles)

8    OTHER TECHNOLOGIES……………………………………………………… 105

  • 8.1    PHOTOCHROMIC SMART GLASS……………………………………………………………………………… 105
    • 8.1.1     Technology description………………………………………………………………………………………… 105
    • 8.1.2     Markets………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 105
  • 8.2    ELECTROPHORETIC DISPLAYS……………………………………………………………………………….. 107
    • 8.2.1     Technology description………………………………………………………………………………………… 107
    • 8.2.2     Markets………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 107
  • 8.3    MICRO-BLINDS……………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 107
    • 8.3.1     Technology description………………………………………………………………………………………… 107
    • 8.3.2     Markets………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 108

TABLES

  • Table 1 Properties of smart glass and windows………………………………………………………………………….. 12
  • Table 2 Market drivers for smart glass and windows………………………………………………………………….. 14
  • Table 3 Markets for smart glass and windows……………………………………………………………………………. 15
  • Table 4 Total addressable markets for smart glass…………………………………………………………………….. 19
  • Table 5 Total market revenues for smart windows and glass, 2014-2027, USD. Conservative and high estimates………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 21
  • Table 6 Smart glass market 2014-2027 by technology type……………………………………………………….. 22
  • Table 7 Estimated revenues for smart glass, 2015-2027, by markets, USD. Conservative estimate………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 24
  • Table 8 Estimated revenues for smart glass, 2015-2027, by markets, USD. High estimate………. 25
  • Table 9 Technologies for smart windows in buildings………………………………………………………………… 28
  • Table 10  Market and technical challenges in smart windows and glass…………………………………….. 34
  • Table 11 Prices for smart glass by technology……………………………………………………………………………. 38
  • Table 12 Benefits of smart glass………………………………………………………………………………………………… 47
  • Table 13 Competitive analysis of smart glass technology…………………………………………………………… 50
  • Table 14 Electrochromic smart coatings markets and applications……………………………………………. 55
  • Table 15 Thermochromic smart coatings markets and applications………………………………………….. 73

 

FIGURES

  • Figure 1 Total market revenues for smart glass, 2014-2027, USD. Conservative and high estimates………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 20
  • Figure 2 Smart glass market 2014-2027 by technology type………………………………………………………. 21
  • Figure 3: Estimated revenues for smart glass, 2015-2025, by markets, USD. Conservative estimate………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 23
  • Figure 4: Estimated revenues for smart glass, 2015-2027, by markets, USD. High estimate…….. 25
  • Figure 5: Markets for smart windows and glass 2015, %……………………………………………………………. 31
  • Figure 6: Markets for smart smart windows and glass 2027, %………………………………………………….. 32
  • Figure 7 Regional share of smart glass market…………………………………………………………………………… 33
  • Figure 8 Types of smart glass…………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 45
  • Figure 9: Nanocrystal smart glass that can switch between fully transparent, heat-blocking, and light-and-heat-blocking modes……………………………………………………………………………………………… 48
  • Figure 10 Electrochromic smart glass schematic……………………………………………………………………….. 53
  • Figure 11 Alteos Interactive Window Systems……………………………………………………………………………. 60
  • Figure 12: Thermochromic smart windows schematic………………………………………………………………… 71
  • Figure 13: Metal strip coated with thermochromic nanoparticles………………………………………………… 72
  • Figure 14: Vertical insulated glass unit for a Suntuitive® thermochromic window………………………. 74
  • Figure 15: SPD smart windows schematic………………………………………………………………………………….. 80
  • Figure 16 Mercedes “Magic Sky” sunroof…………………………………………………………………………………… 81
  • Figure 17 PDLC schematic…………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 87
  • Figure 18 Smart glass made with polymer dispersed liquid crystal (PDLC) technology……………… 92