Global Flat Glass Coatings Market by Application (Solar Power, Electronics, Mirror, Construction, Automotive & Transportation, and Others) by Resin Type (Acrylic, PU, Epoxy, and Others); by Technology (Nano-based, Solvent-based, and Water-based); by Region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Middle East & Africa); - Global Forecasts 2021 to 2027

Date: Oct 2021 Report Id: 121 Category: Coating , Adhesives, Sealants and Elastomers Report Format: pdf-img excel-img ppt-img word-img

The Global Flat Glass Coatings Market was valued at USD 1,723.5 Mn in 2020 and is expected to reach USD 6,580.6 Mn by 2027, with a growing CAGR of 21.1% during the forecast period.

The Global Flat Glass Coatings Market Definition:

Flat glass, which is also known as plate glass or sheet glass, is a class of glass in plane form. Flat glass is used in the manufacturing of windows, mirrors, doors, solar panels, and automotive glass to name a few. Owing to scientific research advancements and growing demand, coatings are now applied to flat glass to exhibit various dynamic properties such as water and dust resistance, corrosion resistance, self-cleaning, energy conservation, and many more.

Flat Glass Coatings Market

The Global Flat Glass Coatings Market Dynamics:

The flat glass coatings market is accounted to boost at a significant pace in the forecast period. The flat glass coatings market is majorly experiencing traction owing to the growing demand for flat glass coatings in the construction of residential and commercial buildings. Increasing construction spending owing to rapid urbanization and infrastructural plans implemented by governments is expected to boost the flat glass coatings industry growth across the globe. For instance, in 2015, the Indian government announced the launch of its Smart Cities Initiative (SCI) which plans on developing 100 smart cities across the country making them citizen-friendly and sustainable. Similarly, in 2016, the Canadian government launched its ‘Investing in Canada Plan’ project that involves an investment of more than $180 billion for building infrastructure in Canada. The plan involves funding for many major projects relating to affordable housing, developing rural communities, and public transit among others. Such favourable government infrastructural projects are anticipated to drive the flat glass coatings industry demand.

Moreover, rapidly growing demand from the automotive & transportation sector across the globe is also a prominent factor driving the flat glass coatings industry growth. Flat glass coatings have a widespread application in the automotive industry, due to their performance efficiency and high durability. The flat glass coatings market has been experiencing substantial growth majorly due to high demand for OEM automotive coating and refinishes coating applications. An increase in volumes of automobile productions in countries such as Brazil, China, India, and Korea along with the increased rate of the product consumption across major OEMs in Japan, the USA, the UK, Germany, and France, is further contributing to the flat glass coatings industry growth.

The Global Flat Glass Coatings Market Segmentation:

By Application

  • Mirror
  • Construction 
  • Automotive & Transportation
  • Electronics
  • Solar Power
  • Others

By Resin Type

  • Acrylic
  • PU
  • Epoxy
  • Others

By Technology

  • Nano-based
  • Solvent-based
  • Water-based

By Region

  • North America
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Middle East and Africa
  • Europe

The unique insights provided by this report also include the following:

  • In-Depth Value Chain Analysis
  • Market Opportunity Mapping
  • Sector Snapshot
  • Key Players Positioning Matrix
  • Regulatory Scenario
  • Strategies Adopted-Benchmarking Heat Map
  • Market Trends
  • Covid-19 Impact Analysis
  • Product Comparison
  • Pre & Post Covid 19 Impact On Flat Glass Coatings Market
  • Competitive Landscape

Based on resin type, the Polyurethane (PU) segment is projected to account for the largest share in the flat glass coatings industry during the forecast period due to the large-scale usage of PU based coatings in the architectural & industrial structures, and other applications

Based on the resin type, the flat glass coating market is fragmented as acrylic, PU, epoxy, and others. Among these, the Polyurethane (PU) segment is projected to account for the largest share in the flat glass coatings market during the forecast period. This can be attributed to the large-scale usage of PU-based coatings in architectural structures, solar panels, greenhouses, and others. PU resins are widely used for the final coating of architectural & industrial structures because of their ability to provide long-term protection. The growing prominence of PU in industrial and architectural structures is thereby expected to positively drive the flat glass coating market.

Based on technology, the nano-based technology segment is expected to be the most lucrative and fastest-growing segment in the flat glass coatings industry owing to the favourable growth in several end-user industries

Based on technology, the flat glass coatings market is segmented as nano-based, solvent-based, and water-based technologies. Among these, the nano-based technology segment is the most lucrative and fastest-growing segment in the flat glass coatings market. This growth can be attributed to a large number of research and development initiatives as well as increasing consumer demand. Favourable growth in several ends user industries such as the electronics and automotive industries has also driven the demand for flat glass, which is a crucial raw material component in the said industries. Further, increased urbanization is creating a greater demand for flat glass in terms of production as well as dynamic properties, especially in the BRIC countries. This has resulted in a greater impetus on R&D in the nanotechnology sector, leading to fuelling the growth in nano-coatings market.

The report also provides an in-depth analysis of flat glass coatings market dynamics such as drivers, restraints opportunities, and challenges


  • Rapid urbanization and population outburst
  • Infrastructural plans implemented by governments
  • Increasing demand from construction industries


  • Difficulty in transportation
  • Lack of market awareness regarding utilization of flat glass coatings
  • Stringent regulations pertaining to the use of solvent-based flat glass coatings


  • Increasing use of flat glass coatings in smart mirror manufacturing in automobile

Note: Challenges along with in-depth market dynamics analysis is mentioned in the report.

COVID-19 impact on the flat glass coatings market analysis

The Covid-19 outbreak has severely impacted economies across the globe and led to the lowest recorded growth in the automotive and construction sectors.  The American Road & Transportation Builders Association revealed in a recent report that infrastructure projects valued over $9.6 Billion have either been cancelled or delayed as a result of the pandemic. With people focusing on spending on other essentials, the overall demand and sales in the automotive industries took a plunge. Various regulations and restrictions imposed as a result of the pandemic further halted the supply chain in the industry. With both the construction and automotive industries taking a major hit as a result of the pandemic, the flat glass coatings market also suffered severely.

The report also provides an in-depth analysis of key trends in flat glass coatings market

  • The growing demand for water-based coatings is positively driving the flat glass coatings market. These coatings are used as topcoats in building construction where cost is a major factor. These coatings provide chemical resistance, resistance to light, and excellent hardness. In addition, these coatings fully align with regulatory restrictions on solvent emissions into the atmosphere. Owing to this, the flat glass coatings market has been experiencing an inclining trend.

The report also provides in-depth analysis of recent news developments and investments in the in flat glass coatings industry

  • In May 2021, Arkema Group, a specialty chemical, and advanced materials company announced its plan to acquire Agiplast, a world leader and pioneer in solutions for sustainable plastic compounding and regeneration. With this acquisition, the company is expected to offer a full service to its customers relating to materials circularity and addressing increasing market expectations in this field.
  • In December 2020, Unelko Corporation, a leading manufacturer of surface treatments, protective coatings, and water repellents launched their New Invisible Shield® Microburst™ Vertical Glass Coating Machine. This new glass coating machine is designed for small and large glass manufacturers who highly depend on an efficient and high output automated system to protect and produce a high volume of glass.

Company Profiles and Competitive Intelligence

The key players operating in the flat glass coatings industry are:

  • Arkema
  • FENZI and Sherwin-Williams Company Vitro Architectural Glass
  • SunGuard
  • Hesse
  • Tribos Coatings
  • Phoenicia Flat Glass Industries Ltd
  • Emirates Float Glass LLC
  • AVIC Sanxin Co., Ltd.
  • Vitro
  • OJSC Caspian Flat Glass
  • S.A.B. de C.V.
  • Shandong Jin Jing Technology Co., Ltd
  • Rongsheng Glass Nigeria Limited
  • Sphinx Glass
  • Carlex Glass Company
  • Interglass Flat Glass Factory
  • Bangkok Glass Plc/ BGF Kabinburi Glass
  • VASA - Vidrieria Argentina SA
  • CCM GmbH
  • Glas Trösch Holding AG
  • Other notable players

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The Global Flat Glass Coatings Market was valued at USD 1,723.5 Mn in 2020 and is anticipated to reach USD 6,580.6 Mn by 2027.
The Flat Glass Coatings Market is estimated to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21.1% during forecast period.
The Asia-Pacific regional segment has dominated the Flat Glass Coatings Market.
A few key players include, but not limited to: Arkema, NIPPONPAINT, SunGuard, Diamon-Fusion International, Hesse, Tribos Coatings, AVIC Sanxin Co., Ltd. and Vitro among others.
Yes, the report contains detailed COVID-19 analysis for Flat Glass Coatings Market.
Author Credentials

Priyanka has been writing chemicals & material market research reports for the last 12 years. A post-graduate, her specialization is in the chemicals sector. Preparing end-to-end reports covering minute details for market insights, competitive intelligence and trend analysis in the CMFE sector.

  1. Introduction
    1. Product Outline
    2. Flat Glass Coatings Overview
    3. Different Types Of Flat Glass Coatings 
    4. Analysis Of Flat Glass Coatings Ecosystem
    5. Supply Chain Analysis
    6. Covid -19 Impact
    7. Market Dynamics
      1. Drivers
      2. Restraints
      3. Opportunities
      4. Threats
    8. Technology Overview
  2. Technology and Regulatory Landscape for Flat Glass Coatings    
    1. Regulations and Standards
  3. Flat Glass Coatings Market Pricing Analysis
    1. Prices of Flat Glass Coatings   
  4. Flat Glass Coatings Market by Resin Type
    1. Acrylic
    2. PU
    3. Epoxy
    4. Others
  5. Flat Glass Coatings Market by Technology
    1. Solvent-based
    2. Nano-based
    3. Water-based
  6. Flat Glass Coatings Market by Application
    1. Solar Power
    2. Electronics
    3. Mirror
    4. Construction
    5. Automotive & Transportation
    6. Other
  7. Regional Analysis
    1. North America
      1. US
      2. Canada
      3. Mexico
    2. Europe
      1. Germany
      2. UK
      3. France
      4. Norway
      5. Italy
      6. Spain
      7. Netherlands
      8. Rest Of Europe
    3. Asia Pacific
      1. China
      2. India
      3. Japan
      4. Australia
      5. New Zealand
      6. Rest Of Asia Pacific
    4. Middle East and Africa
    5. South America
  8. Key Strategic Insights
    1. New Raw Material Sources
    2. New Applications
    3. Emerging Technologies
    4. Opportunity mapping
    5. Critical Success Factors
    6. Environmental Impact and sustainability issues
    7. Consumer preferences
  9. Key Market Trends / Recent Developments
  10. Competitive Scenario
    1. Competitive Strategies of Key Players
      1. Mergers and Acquisitions
      2. Investments
      3. Joint Ventures
      4. New Product launches
    2. Strength of product portfolio
    3. Ranking of Key Players
    4. Presence of players by Geographies
  11. Key Global Players
    1. Arkema
    3. FENZI and Sherwin-Williams Company Vitro Architectural Glass
    4. SunGuard
    6. Hesse
    7. Tribos Coatings
    8. Phoenicia Flat Glass Industries Ltd
    9. Emirates Float Glass LLC
    10. AVIC Sanxin Co., Ltd.
    11. Vitro
    12. OJSC Caspian Flat Glass
    13. S.A.B. de C.V.
    14. Shandong Jin Jing Technology Co., Ltd
    15. Rongsheng Glass Nigeria Limited

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