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Glazing Automotive Market Trends

ID: MRFR//1676-HCR | 111 Pages | Author: Swapnil Palwe| July 2024

Global Glazing for Automotive Market Overview:

The Glazing for Automotive Market size was valued at USD 0.63 Billion in 2023. The Glazing for Automotive industry is projected to grow from USD 0.69 Billion in 2024 to USD 1.35 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.70% during the forecast period (2024 - 2032). Increased utilization of polycarbonates and adoption of lighter, fuel-efficient vehicles that are sustainable are the key market drivers enhancing the growth of market.

Glazing for Automotive Market

Source: Secondary & Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review

Glazing for Automotive Market Trends

  • The growing need for lighter, fuel-efficient vehicles is driving the market growth

The market CAGR of glazing for automotive is being driven by the growing need for lighter, fuel-efficient vehicles. In recent decades carbon emission has increased, resulting in climate change across the world. Hence the automotive markets are working to develop better, lighter, and safer components for cars. In order to follow the emission norms, OEMs have accelerated the utilization of lightweight materials in automotive components for an overall reduction in the vehicle's weight. The utilization of the glazing product made of polycarbonate can reduce the weight up to 14-22 Kg.

 The government in various regions has stringent emission norms in the automotive industry. Therefore, the market players are using alternatives to reduce carbon emissions. As per a current study, there is a significant rise in fuel efficiency due to vehicle weight reduction. The increase in the consumption rate of advanced designing options and glazing technologies will boost the growth of the automotive glazing market. It has a rising demand for the lightweight vehicle worldwide. The automotive glazing system improve the manufacturing process, as it is commonly used to build laminated glass for windshield and tempered glass for sidelites and backlights in order to improve safety and security. Polycarbonate glazing is widely used in soundproofing and will contribute to the market growth of glazing. The market players have taken the initiative to innovate the glazing system to improve the quality of the systems, like enhancing the stability of the product in extreme weather conditions and resistance from corrosion.

The increase in the demand for sustainability has influenced the evolution of the automotive glazing market, with the manufacturer emphasizing suitable alternatives in order to enhance the efficiency of autonomous vehicles. The hydrophobic glazing of glass has also gained popularity among consumers and manufacturers. The polycarbonate glazing can be used to remove the blind spot area-A-pillar, as this pillar affects the vision of the driver causing serious accidents, especially in sports cars. The polycarbonate will give strength to the A-pillar as it is transparent, therefore allowing a large range of visibility for drivers and eliminating the chances of blind spots due to the A-pillar.

 The growing demand from large end-use markets and evolving new markets will act like boosters for the market. The technology is advancing at a fastest speed for stronger and lighter glazing of the glass. The automotive glazing can be done on the side windows of the car and provide protection from the harmful UV rays while still letting light into the cabin. Thus, driving the Glazing for Automotive market revenue.

Glazing for Automotive Market Segment Insights:

Glazing for Automotive Type Insights

The Glazing for Automotive Market segmentation, based on type, includes Sidelite, Sunroof, Backlite, Lighting, and Others. The sidelite segment dominates the market, accounting for the largest market revenue. The use of polycarbonate to reduce the weight in vehicles like buses, as they have a larger surface area on the sidelite, is the primary concern for OEM. This will reduce the consumption of fuel at a higher rate hence boosting the polycarbonate market in sidelite applications.

Glazing for Automotive Vehicle Type Insights

The Glazing for Automotive Market segmentation, based on vehicle type, includes Passenger Vehicles, Light Commercial Vehicles, Heavy Commercial Vehicles, and Electric Vehicles. The passenger vehicle segment overpower the market due to the increased sale of passenger cars in China and India. The LCV segment is anticipated to have steady growth due to the rising demand for crossover SUVs and the rising demand for intra-city trucks and buses. The HCV category is expected to gain significant growth as per the need for lightweight and safety-oriented long-haul transport vehicles. The electronic vehicle has gained significant growth globally.

Figure 1: Glazing for Automotive Market, by Vehicle Type, 2022 & 2032 (USD Billion)

Glazing for Automotive Market, by Vehicle Type, 2022 & 2032

Source: Secondary & Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review

Glazing for Automotive Regional Insights

By region, the study gives market insights into Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, and the Rest of the World. The Asia Pacific Glazing for Automotive market dominates this market, owing to the rise in the sale and production of passenger vehicles and the government investment by the government for the development of transport infrastructure, increasing disposable income of the people in highly populous countries like China and India, rapid urbanization and industrialization is driving the market this region.

Further, the main countries studied in the market report are The US, the UK,  Canada, German, France, Italy, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.

Figure 2: Glazing For Automotive Market Share By Region 2022 (USD Billion)

Glazing For Automotive Market Share By Region 2022

Source: Secondary & Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review

Europe Glazing for the Automotive market accounts for the second-largest market share due to the presence of leading automobile companies in this region and the fast adoption of advanced technologies. Further, the German Glazing for Automotive market held the largest market share, and the UK Glazing for Automotive market was the fastest-growing market in the European region.

The North American Glazing for Automotive Market is expected to rise at the fastest CAGR from 2024 to 2032. This is due to the rapid adoption of advanced technologies and concern for safety. Moreover, the US Glazing for Automotive market held the largest market share, and the Canadian Glazing for Automotive market was the fastest-growing market in the North American region.

Glazing for Automotive Key Market Players & Competitive Insights

Leading market participants are investing largely in research and development in order to spread their product lines, which will help the Glazing for Automotive market grow even more. Market participants are also undertaking a various strategic activities to expand their global footprint, with significant market developments consisting of new product launches, contractual agreements, higher investments, mergers and acquisitions, and collaboration with other organizations. To enlarge and survive in a more competitive and rising market climate, glazing for automotive industry must offer cost-effective items.

Manufacturing locally to lower the operational costs is one of the key business strategy used by manufacturers in the global glazing for automotive industry to benefit clients and grow the market sector. In recent years, the glazing for automotive industry has provided some of the major significant advantages to the automotive industry. Major players in the Glazing for Automotive market, including Teijin Limited, Benet Automotive, Covestro AG, SABIC, Pilkington Group Ltd., NordGlass, Central Glass Co. Ltd, Research Frontiers, American Glass Products, and others, are attempting to raise the market demand by investing in research and development operations.

SABIC is a leader globally in chemicals, headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, with its manufacturers on a global scale in America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia Pacific, providing various kinds of products like chemicals, commodities, and high-performance plastics, agri-nutrients, and metals. It also provides customers with key end-use applications like construction, medical devices, packaging, electronics and electrical, transportation, and clean energy. It accounted for a net profit of SR 16.53 billion in 2022, with a production of 61 million metric tons. Saudi Aramco possesses 70 percent of SABIC shares and 30 percent of publicly traded on the Saudi stock exchange. In October 2019, SABIC introduced polyester-based, high-heat technology XENOY HTX resins for automotive structural applications; they are light in weight, have high resistance, and have high performance. It is applicable in the white components, structural reinforcement, and battery protection systems for electronic vehicles.

Covestro is the world’s leading manufacturer of premium-quality polymer materials and their components. The company focuses on enhancing sustainability and quality products with investment in research and development in mobility, buildings, living, electrical and & electronics sector, sports and leisure, cosmetics and health, and the chemical industry. The company is determined to become fully circular and strive to become climate neutral by 2035. In October 2019, Covestro introduced its new interior design concept for automatic, electric, and shared mobility where a three-dimensional multipurpose display was designed using Makrolon Ai polycarbonate and Makrofol polycarbonate film, a combination of in-mold decoration and film insert molding was utilized to surface design and durability.

Key Companies in the Glazing for the Automotive market include

  • Teijin Limited

  • Benet Automotive

  • Covestro AG


  • Pilkington Group Ltd.

  • NordGlass

  • Central Glass Co. Ltd

  • Research Frontiers

  • American Glass Products

Glazing for Automotive Industry Developments

February 2021: Teijin Limited acquired Benet Automotive to enlarge its European automotive business. It is known for availing advanced technologies for carbon-fiber and glass-fiber reinforced plastic modeling of vehicles.

September 2020: An innovative automotive headlight concept for vehicles was launched by Covestro AG. The approach relies on various types of polycarbonate Makrolon and focuses on providing high demand in functionality and aesthetic terms.

October 2019: The polycarbonate based on certified renewable feedstock was first launched by SABIC in the industry. This solution aims to minimize the CO2 emission and usage of fossil feedstock during production.

Glazing for Automotive Market Segmentation:

Glazing for Automotive Type Outlook

  • Sidelite

  • Sunroof

  • Backlite

  • Lighting

  • Others

Glazing for Automotive Vehicle Type Outlook

  • Passenger Vehicles

  • Light Commercial Vehicles

  • Heavy Commercial Vehicles

  • Electric Vehicles

Glazing for Automotive Regional Outlook

  • North America

    • US

    • Canada

  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • Rest of the World

    • Middle East

    • Africa

    • Latin America

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