Self-Cleaning Glass Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The market is segmented by Coating type (Hydrophobic Coating, and Hydrophilic Coating), End-user Industry (Building & Construction, Automotive, Energy and Others), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and Middle-East and Africa)

Market Snapshot

Self-Cleaning Glass Market - Summary
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: Europe
CAGR: >4 %

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Market Overview

The market for Self-Cleaning Glasses is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 4% during the forecast period. Major factors driving the market studied are rapidly growing demand from the construction sector and the increasing demand from energy sector. High price bar and dearth of awareness among the consumers is expected to hinder the growth of the market studied.

  • Buildings & construction industry dominated the market and is expected to grow during the forecast period owing to the less maintenance costs.
  • Increasing the efficiency of self-cleaning glasses is likely to act as an opportunity in the future.
  • Europe dominated the market across the globe with the major consumption from the countries such as United Kingdom.

Scope of the Report

The Self-Cleaning Glass market report include:

Coating Type
Hydrophobic Coating
Hydrophilic Coating
End-user Industry
Buildings & Construction
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South America
Rest of South America
Middle-East and Africa
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle-East and Africa

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Key Market Trends

Increasing Demand from Building & Construction Sector

  • Self-cleaning glasses are widely used as glazing materials in the building envelope, as windows, as a partition inside the building infrastructure. Because of the ability of self-cleaning glasses to clean by itself, its application has rapidly increased in the construction sector over the recent years.
  • The construction sector in Europe witnessed a growth of about 2% for the year 2019. Although there is a marginal decline in the growth of this sector, the use these self-cleaning glasses is expected to grow over the coming years.
  • Self-cleaning glasses mostly have a hydrophobic coating on its surface making it surface repellent to most of the foreign particles and eliminates most of the accumulated waste that forms on it. Hydrophilic coating is even used but to a less extent because of its less efficiency.
  • Self-cleaning glasses aids in reducing the maintenance cost because of which their application has increased in both residential and commercial buildings.
  • Owing to all the above-mentioned factors, the market for self-cleaning glasses is expected to grow rapidly over the forecast period.
Self-Cleaning Glass Market Revenue Share

Europe Region to Dominate the Market

  • Europe region dominated the global market share. With growing construction industry in countries such as United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, and France, the utilization of self-cleaning glasses is increasing in the region. 
  • Some of the largest producers of self-cleaning glasses in Europe are Pilkington, Saint-Gobain Limited, Tuffx Glass, Morley Glass & Glazing Ltd. United Kingdom is one the largest producers of self-cleaning glasses in the world.
  • According to the European Commission, an estimated number of 570 projects have been registered for receiving EUR 60 million funding towards construction of these projects. 
  • Due to its self-cleaning ability, these glasses are being widely used to replace the glasses which are currently being used to manufacture solar panels. Hence, this has resulted in increasing the efficiency of solar panels. 
  • The aforementioned factors, coupled with government support, are contributing to the increasing demand for self-cleaning glasses in all the above-mentioned sectors during the forecast period.
Self-Cleaning Glass Market Regional Trends

Competitive Landscape

The global self-cleaning glass market is fragmented with top 5 players accounting for a major shareof the market. The major companies include Pilkington, Saint-Gobain, Tuffx Glass, Cardinal Glass Industries, Morley Glass & Glazing ltd.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Rapidly Growing Demand from the Construction Sector

      2. 4.1.2 Increasing Demand from Energy Sector

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 High Price Bar

      2. 4.2.2 Dearth of Awareness Among Consumers

    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 Coating Type

      1. 5.1.1 Hydrophobic Coating

      2. 5.1.2 Hydrophilic Coating

    2. 5.2 End-user Industry

      1. 5.2.1 Buildings & Construction

      2. 5.2.2 Automotive

      3. 5.2.3 Energy

      4. 5.2.4 Others

    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 and Africa

        1. Saudi Arabia

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle-East and 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 ATIS Group

      2. 6.4.2 Australian Insulated Glass

      3. 6.4.3 Cardinal Glass Industries, Inc.

      4. 6.4.4 Guardian Industries

      5. 6.4.5 Morley Glass & Glazing Ltd.

      6. 6.4.6 Morn Building Materials Co.,Ltd

      7. 6.4.7 Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd.

      8. 6.4.8 Saint-Gobain

      9. 6.4.9 Nanovations Pty Ltd

      10. 6.4.10 Tuffx Glass

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Increasing the Efficiency of Self-Cleaning Glass

    2. 7.2 Other Opportunities

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Self-Cleaning Glass Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Self-Cleaning Glass Market is growing at a CAGR of >4% over the next 5 years.

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

Europe holds highest share in 2021.

Pilkington (Nippon Sheet Glass Co, Ltd) , Saint-Gobain , Tuffx Glass , Morley Glass & Glazing ltd, Cardinal Glass Industries are the major companies operating in Self-Cleaning Glass Market.

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