Bullet-proof Glass Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Market is Segmented by Type (Solid Acrylic, Traditional Laminated, Polycarbonate, Glass-clad Polycarbonate, and Other Types), End-user Industry (Defense, Buildings and Construction, Automotive, and Other End-user Industries), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and the Middle East & Africa)

Market Snapshot

bullet-proof glass - market summary
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: >7 %

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Market Overview

The market for bullet-proof glasses is expected to register a CAGR of over 7% during the forecast period. The major factor driving the market studied is the increasing demand from the defense and construction sectors. However, the slowdown in the global automotive production has impacted the bullet-proof market and is expected to impede the growth of the market studied.

  • High military spending from countries, such as the United States, China, Saudi Arabia, India, etc., has resulted in the growing demand in the bullet-proof glass market.
  • Growing R&D in making transparent armors more effective and efficient acts as an opportunity for the future of the market.
  • North America represents the largest market for bulletproof glasses due to huge spending in defense sector from the region.

Scope of the Report

The Bulletproof Glass market report include:

Solid Acrylic
Traditional Laminated
Glass-clad Polycarbonate
Other Types
End-user Industry
Buildings and Construction
Other End-user Industries
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South America
Rest of South America
Middle East & Africa
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle East & Africa

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Key Market Trends

Increasing Demand from Defense Sector

  • Bullet-Proof glasses are used as ballistic protection against any kind of threat that could occur anytime. These transparent armors are widely used by militaries across the globe.
  • As of 2019, the United States has the highest military budget in the world accounting for more than USD 675 billion. Saudi Arabia spends about 8.8% of its GDP in defense which is the highest in the world.
  • Bulletproof glasses are composed of a layer of the laminated glass followed by a thermoplastic layer. The level of security required also determines the thickness of the bullet-proof glass.
  • Since military vehicles face a higher level of threat than civilian ones, a thicker, splinter resistant and stronger bulletproof glass is manufactured to be installed. In fact, structures like guardhouses are also installed with special bulletproofed vision windows.
  • All the aforementioned factors are expected to drive the market for bulletproof glasses during the forecast period.
Bulletproof Glass Market Revenue Share

North America Region to Dominate the Market

  • North America region dominated the global market share. The United States is the largest manufacturer and exporter of bullet-proof glass. It is also the largest consumer of these glasses because of heavy spending in its military budget.
  • United States defense outlays in 2018 stood at USD 621.7 billion and rose to the amount of more than USD 675 billion in 2019.
  • The automobile sales in Canada has witnessed a considerable downfall in 2019 with a decline of 3.6% Y-o-Y over 2018 and reached a total of 1,914,357 vehicles.
  • An increase in the number of bank robberies and burglaries in the United States is also one of the reasons for the high demand for bullet-proof glasses in the region.
  • The aforementioned factors, coupled with government support, are contributing to the increasing demand for bullet-proof glasses in all the above-mentioned sectors during the forecast period.
Bulletproof Glass Market Regional Trends

Competitive Landscape

The global bullet-proof glass market is fragmented. The companies operating in the business include GUARDIAN GLASS LLC, Saint-Gobain, AGC Inc., Armassglass, Asahi India Glass Limited, and Binswanger Glass.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Increasing Spending in the Defense Sector

      2. 4.1.2 Growing Demand from the Construction Industry

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Slowdown in the Global Automobile Production

      2. 4.2.2 Other Restraints

    3. 4.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers

      3. 4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Degree of Competition


    1. 5.1 Type

      1. 5.1.1 Solid Acrylic

      2. 5.1.2 Traditional Laminated

      3. 5.1.3 Polycarbonate

      4. 5.1.4 Glass-clad Polycarbonate

      5. 5.1.5 Other Types

    2. 5.2 End-user Industry

      1. 5.2.1 Automotive

      2. 5.2.2 Buildings and Construction

      3. 5.2.3 Defense

      4. 5.2.4 Other End-user Industries

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      2. 5.3.2 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      3. 5.3.3 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Italy

        5. Rest of Europe

      4. 5.3.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle East & Africa

        1. Saudi Arabia

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle East & Africa


    1. 6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

    2. 6.2 Market Share/Ranking Analysis**

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Asahi India Glass Limited

      2. 6.4.2 AGP America SA

      3. 6.4.3 Armassglass

      4. 6.4.4 Armortex

      5. 6.4.5 Binswanger Glass

      6. 6.4.6 Centigon Security Group

      7. 6.4.7 Consolidated Glass Holdings

      8. 6.4.8 Fuyao Glass America

      9. 6.4.9 Guangdong Golden Glass Technologies Limited

      10. 6.4.10 GUARDIAN GLASS

      11. 6.4.11 Nippon Sheet Glass Co. Ltd

      12. 6.4.12 Saint-Gobain

      13. 6.4.13 SCHOTT AG

      14. 6.4.14 STEC ARMOUR GLASS

      15. 6.4.15 Taiwan Glass Ind. Corp.

      16. 6.4.16 Total Security Solutions

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Growing Investments in the R&D Sector

    2. 7.2 Other Opportunities

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Bullet-proof Glass Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Bullet-proof Glass Market is growing at a CAGR of >7% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2020.

Saint-Gobain , Asahi India Glass Limited , Armassglass , Binswanger Glass , GUARDIAN GLASS are the major companies operating in Bullet-proof Glass Market .

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