Switchable Glass market

Report Code: CMR 1563 Report Format: PDF + Excel

Switchable Glass Market Overview:

Switchable Glass Market size is estimated to reach $16 Billion by 2031, growing at a CAGR of 10.6% during the forecast period 2024-2031. Switchable glass, also known as smart glass or dynamic glass, is a type of glass that can change its appearance or properties in response to external factors or user input. Instantly switches from transparent to opaque, offering privacy in windows or partitions and it Reduces the need for blinds or shades, optimizing natural light while managing heat gain or loss and enhancing modern design in architecture, interior spaces, and automotive applications.

The Switchable Glass market is growing due to the growing emphasis on energy efficiency in buildings has led to increased adoption of switchable glass. By controlling the amount of sunlight and heat entering a space, switchable glass reduces the need for artificial lighting and HVAC systems, resulting in energy savings. As environmental concerns rise, switchable glass aligns with sustainability goals by reducing a building's carbon footprint. It helps in achieving green building certifications and meeting sustainability standards.

Market Snapshot: 

Switchable Glass Market - Report Coverage:

The “Switchable Glass Market Report - Forecast (2024-2031)” by IndustryARC, covers an in-depth analysis of the following segments in the Switchable Glass Market.




By Technology

  • Electrochromic

  • Photochromic

  • Thermochromic

  • Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystal (PDLC)

  • Suspended Particle Devices (SPD)

  • Others

By Control Mode

  • Dimmers

  • Switches

  • Remote Control

  • Others

By Application

  • Architectural

    • Commercial Buildings

    • Residential Buildings

    • Industrial Buildings

  • Transportation

    • Automotive

      • Rear View Mirror

      • Sunroofs

      • Windows

      • Windshield

    • Marine

      • Windows

      • Skylight

    • Aerospace

      • Dimmable Windows

      • Exit Doors

    • Others

  • Power Generation

    • Solar Plants

    • Others

  • Consumer Electronics

  • Others

By Geography 

  • North America (U.S., Canada, and Mexico)

  • Europe (Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe), 

  • Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, South Korea, India, Australia & New Zealand, and Rest of Asia-Pacific), 

  • South America (Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, and Rest of South America)

  • Rest of the World (Middle East and Africa).


COVID-19 / Ukraine Crisis - Impact Analysis:  

  • The Covid- 19 disrupted global supply chains, affecting the availability of raw materials and components required for manufacturing switchable glass. This could have led to delays in production and increased costs. Many construction projects and renovations were delayed or canceled due to lockdowns and economic uncertainty. This could have reduced the demand for switchable glass products in the short term.

  • The Ukraine crisis could disrupt the Switchable Glass market by causing Geopolitical tensions and crises can lead to economic uncertainty, which might affect construction and infrastructure projects, including those using switchable glass. Delayed or canceled projects could impact the demand for these products. Exchange rate fluctuations caused by geopolitical events can affect the cost of imported materials and components, potentially impacting the pricing of switchable glass products.

Key Takeaways:

  • Growing Use of Smart Glass in Automotive Applications

       The use of smart glass in the automotive industry has been growing steadily in recent years due to its numerous advantages and potential applications. Smart glass can be used in automotive windows to provide instant privacy. Passengers can adjust the transparency of the glass to their liking, enhancing comfort and security. Additionally, it helps manage sunlight, reducing glare and heat inside the vehicle. Smart glass contributes to the modern and luxurious appearance of high-end vehicles. It allows for sleek, frameless designs in sunroofs, windows, and partition systems. By controlling the amount of sunlight entering the vehicle, smart glass can reduce the need for air conditioning, leading to improved energy efficiency and reduced fuel consumption.

  • Rising Spend on Renovation and Remodelling Activities in Switchable Glass 

      The switchable glass industry has seen an increase in demand due to rising spending on renovation and remodelling activities in various sectors, including residential and commercial. Many homeowners and businesses are investing in renovations to update the look and feel of their spaces. Switchable glass offers a modern, sleek appearance, making it an attractive choice for contemporary interior design. In commercial renovations, switchable glass partitions are used to create flexible office layouts. This allows businesses to maximize the use of available space, promoting collaboration and adaptability.

  • Fastest Growth of Asia Pacific Region

APAC to witness the highest CAGR 11.9% from 2024 to 2031 owing to experiencing substantial urbanization and construction growth, with numerous skyscrapers, commercial complexes, and residential developments being built. Switchable glass is frequently used in these projects to enhance energy efficiency, aesthetics, and user comfort. As the region modernizes, there is an increasing demand for sustainable and smart buildings. Switchable glass aligns with these demands by contributing to energy efficiency, reducing the carbon footprint of buildings, and providing a contemporary, high-tech appearance. The Asia Pacific region is increasingly focused on energy efficiency and environmental sustainability. Switchable glass helps address these concerns by minimizing the need for artificial lighting and heating or cooling, thus reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Declining Prices of Electrochromic Material

         Electrochromic materials are a key component of switchable glass, especially electrochromic smart glass. As the cost of these materials decreases, the overall cost of producing switchable glass products also becomes more affordable. Lower material costs can lead to more competitive pricing for switchable glass, making it accessible to a wider range of customers, including residential, commercial, and industrial sectors. Declining prices of electrochromic materials can encourage manufacturers to produce switchable glass on a larger scale. This increased production can lead to economies of scale, further reducing production costs.

  • High Production Cost

       The production of switchable glass involves specialized materials such as electrochromic coatings, liquid crystals, or thermochromic layers, which can be expensive to manufacture and apply to glass surfaces. The process of integrating the switchable elements into the glass, whether through lamination or other methods, can be technically complex and may require precision equipment, contributing to higher production costs. The development of switchable glass technologies requires significant research and development efforts. This includes refining materials, optimizing manufacturing processes, and ensuring the durability and reliability of the product, all of which incur costs.

  • Energy Saving Capacity of Smart Glass

       Smart glass, such as electrochromic or thermochromic glass, has the potential to contribute significantly to energy savings in buildings. Smart glass can adjust its transparency or tint based on external conditions. During hot, sunny days, it can darken to reduce the amount of sunlight entering a space. In colder conditions, it can remain clear to allow more natural light in. This light control helps minimize the need for artificial lighting and reduces energy consumption. Smart glass can also manage heat gain or loss. By darkening when exposed to direct sunlight, it prevents overheating in interior spaces. In cold weather, it can let in more sunlight to passively heat the interior, reducing the reliance on heating systems.The ability to control light and heat entering a building can lead to a reduced load on heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. This, in turn, lowers energy consumption and operating costs.

Switchable Glass Market Share (%) By Region, 2023

Key Market Players: 

Product/Service launches, approvals, patents and events, acquisitions, partnerships and collaborations are key strategies adopted by players in the Switchable Glass Market. The top 10 companies in this industry are listed below:

  1. Saint Gobain

  2. AGC Inc

  3. Research Fronteirs

  4. Gentex Corporation

  5. Smartglass International

  6. Innovative Glass Corp

  7. Google Glass

  8. Fuyao Glass

  9. NSG Group

  10. Veiw Inc

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Market Size in 2031

$16 Billion

Segments Covered

Technology, Control Mode, Application, Geography

Geographies Covered

North America (U.S., Canada and Mexico), Europe (Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, South Korea, India, Australia, New Zealand and Rest of Asia-Pacific), South America (Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Rest of South America), Rest of the World (Middle East and Africa).

Key Market Players

  1. Saint Gobain

  2. AGC Inc

  3. Research Fronteirs

  4. Gentex Corporation

  5. Smartglass International

  6. Innovative Glass Corp

  7. Google Glass

  8. Fuyao Glass

  9. NSG Group

  10. Veiw Inc

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1. Switchable Glass Market- Overview
2. Switchable Glass Market- Executive Summary
3. Switchable Glass Market–Comparative Analysis 
    3.1. Company Benchmarking – Key Companies
    3.2. Financials Analysis–Key Companies
    3.3. Market Share Analysis- Key Companies
    3.4. Patent Analysis - Global
    3.5. Pricing Analysis–Average Pricing
4. Switchable Glass Market– Startup companies Scenario Premium Premium
    4.1. Investments
    4.2. Revenue
    4.3. Venture Capital and Funding Scenario
5. Switchable Glass Market– Industry Market Entry Scenario Premium Premium
    5.1. Regulatory Framework Overview
    5.2. New Business and Ease of Doing business index
    5.3. Case studies of successful ventures
6. Switchable Glass Market - Forces
    6.1. Market Drivers
    6.2. Market Constraints & Challenges
    6.3. Porters five force model
        6.3.1. Bargaining power of suppliers
        6.3.2. Bargaining powers of customers
        6.3.3. Threat of new entrants
        6.3.4. Rivalry among existing players
        6.3.5. Threat of substitutes 
7. Switchable Glass Market-Strategic Analysis 
    7.1. Value Chain Analysis
    7.2. Opportunities Analysis
    7.3. Market Life Cycle Analysis
8. Switchable Glass Market- By Technology
    8.1. Electrochromic
    8.2. Photochromic
    8.3. Thermochromic
    8.4. Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystal (PDLC)
    8.5. Suspended Particle Devices (SPD)
    8.6. Others
9. Switchable Glass Market- By Control Mode
    9.1. Dimmers
    9.2. Switches
    9.3. Remote Control
    9.4. Others
10. Switchable Glass Market- By Application
    10.1. Architectural
        10.1.1. Commercial Buildings
        10.1.2. Residential Buildings
        10.1.3. Industrial Buildings
    10.2. Transportation
        10.2.1. Automotive
   Rear View Mirror
        10.2.2. Marine
        10.2.3. Aerospace
   Dimmable Windows
   Exit Doors
        10.2.4. Others
    10.3. Power Generation
   Solar Plants
    10.4. Consumer Electronics
    10.5. Others
11. Switchable Glass Market- By Geography
    11.1 North America
        11.1.1 U.S.
        11.1.2 Canada
        11.1.3 Mexico
    11.2 Europe
        11.2.1 U.K.
        11.2.2 Germany
        11.2.3 France
        11.2.4 Italy
        11.2.5 Spain
        11.2.6 Russia
        11.2.7 Netherlands
        11.2.8 Rest of Europe
    11.3 Asia-Pacific
        11.3.1 China
        11.3.2 Japan
        11.3.3 South Korea
        11.3.4 India
        11.3.5 Australia
        11.3.6 Indonesia
        11.3.7 Malaysia
        11.3.8 Rest of Asia-Pacific
    11.4 South America
        11.4.1 Brazil
        11.4.2 Argentina
        11.4.3 Chile
        11.4.4 Colombia
        11.4.5 Others
    11.5 Rest of the World
        11.5.1 Middle East
        11.5.2 Africa
12 Switchable Glass Market – Entropy
13 Switchable Glass Market – Industry/Segment Competition Landscape Premium  
    13.1 Market Share Analysis
        13.1.1 Market Share by Region – Key companies
        13.1.2 Market Share by Countries – Key Companies
    13.2 Competition Matrix
    13.3 Best Practices for Companies
14 Switchable Glass Market– Key Company List by Country Premium Premium  
15 Switchable Glass Market Company Analysis (Overview, Financials, Developments, Product Portfolio)
    15.1 Saint Gobain
    15.2 AGC Inc
    15.3 Research Fronteirs
    15.4 Gentex Corporation
    15.5 Smartglass International
    15.6 Innovative Glass Corp
    15.7 Google Glass
    15.8 Fuyao Glass
    15.9 NSG Group
    15.1 0Veiw Inc

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Global Switchable Glass Market size is estimated to be $8 Billion in 2024 and is projected to reach $16 Billion by 2031.\\r\\n

The leading players in the Switchable Glass Market are Saint Gobain, AGC Inc, Research Fronteirs, Gentex Corporation, Smartglass International, Innovative Glass Corp, Google Glass, Fuyao Glass, NSG Group, Veiw Inc and Others.\\r\\n

Growing Use of Smart Glass in Automotive Applications, Energy Saving Capacity of Smart Glass are some of the major Switchable Glass Market trends in the industry that will create growth opportunities for the market during the forecast period

Rising Spending on Renovation and Remodelling Activities in Switchable Glass, Digitalization and Technological Advancements, Huge Investments in Infrastructural Projects are the driving Factors and Opportunities of the Market.