Low-E glass market: potential opportunities from Asia

The ‘Global Low-E Glass Market: Asia Offers Potential Opportunities’ report has been released by Research and Markets. The report provides a special coverage of the global commercial glazing market.

Research and Markets has announced the release of the ‘Global Low-E Glass Market: Asia Offers Potential Opportunities’ report.
Low Emissivity (low-E) glass is a type of insulating glass, which increases the energy efficiency of windows by reducing the transfer of heat or cold through glass, which means that the house stays warmer in winters and cooler in summers. Widely used in windows, doors and sunrooms for residential segment and in glazing for commercial segment, the low-E glass market accounts for approximately two-fifth of the insulating glass market.
The global production of low-E glass has been increasing on the back of growing demand from both the residential and commercial sectors. The residential sector accounts for a maximum share in the low-E glass market within which doors and windows hold almost equal shares.
The global utilization rate of low-E glass is highest in the US, followed by Europe. In Europe, the low-E glass market has almost doubled in terms of volume over the 2005-2009 period, due to compulsory energy efficiency regulations and standards. Most of the Asian regions are untapped; therefore the Asian market provides tremendous growth opportunities.
The report also provides a special coverage of the global commercial glazing market. Low-E glass penetration in commercial glazing witnessed a consistent rise over 2000-2009 due to growing environmental concerns globally and the resultant emphasis on the construction of energy efficient buildings. Triple glazing is also gaining importance in construction due to recent regulatory changes in many countries. Low-E glass manufacturers are fragmented, with major players operating in this industry include Guardian Industries, Saint-Gobain, Asahi Group.
The report covers the overview, classification, market size and segmentation of the global low-E glass market. It analyzes the residential low-E glass market of major European countries such as Germany, the UK, France and Italy. Asian Markets such as Japan, South Korea and India are comprehensively covered in the report. The various drivers and the challenges faced by the market and competitive aspect of the market are also highlighted.