Global Smart Glass Market Size, Share, and COVID-19 Impact Analysis, By Technology (Electrochromic, Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystal, Suspended Particle Devices, Thermochromics, and Photochromic), By Application (Architectural, Transportation, Automotive, Aircraft, Marine, Consumer Electronics, and Power Generation), By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East, and Africa), Analysis and Forecast 2022 – 2032

Industry: Information & Technology


Global Smart Glass Market Size Insights Forecasts to 2032

  • The Smart Glass Market Size was valued at USD 5.62 Billion in 2022.
  • The Market Size is Growing at a CAGR of 12.7% from 2022 to 2032
  • The World Wide smart glass Market Size is expected to reach USD 18.58 Billion by 2032
  • Asia-Pacific is expected To Grow the fastest during the forecast period


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The Global smart glass Market Size is expected to reach USD 18.58 Billion by 2032, at a CAGR of 12.7% during the forecast period 2022 to 2032.


Market Overview

Smart glass, also known as switchable glass or electrochromic glass, is a revolutionary technology that enables windows and glass surfaces to change their transparency or opacity on command. It utilizes various techniques such as electrochromism, suspended particle devices, or liquid crystal technology to alter the light transmission properties of the glass. Smart glass provides dynamic control over privacy, glare reduction, energy efficiency, and aesthetic appeal. With the application of an electric current or a control system, users can switch the glass from transparent to opaque or adjust it to various intermediate states. This technology finds applications in numerous sectors, including architecture, automotive, aviation, and consumer electronics. Smart glass offers a versatile and futuristic solution, transforming the way we interact with glass surfaces and enhancing our living and working environments.


Report Coverage

This research report categorizes the market for smart glass market based on various segments and regions and forecasts revenue growth and analyzes trends in each submarket. The report analyses the key growth drivers, opportunities, and challenges influencing the smart glass market. Recent market developments and competitive strategies such as expansion, product launch, and development, partnership, merger, and acquisition have been included to draw the competitive landscape in the market. The report strategically identifies and profiles the key market players and analyses their core competencies in each sub-segments of the smart glass market.


Global Smart Glass Market Report Coverage

Report CoverageDetails
Base Year:2022
Market Size in 2022:USD 5.62 Billion
Forecast Period:2022-2032
Forecast Period CAGR 2022-2032 :12.7%
2032 Value Projection:USD 18.58 Billion
Historical Data for:2018-2021
No. of Pages:200
Tables, Charts & Figures:100
Segments covered:By Technology, By Application, By Region
Companies covered::AGC Inc, Chromo Genics, Corning Incorporated, Gauzy Ltd, Gentex Corporation, Guardian Industries, Kinestral Technologies, Inc, Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd, PPG Industries, Inc, Raven Window, Research Frontiers Inc, Saint-Gobain S.A., Showa Denko Materials Co., Ltd, Smartglass International Limited, VELUX Group, View, Inc, Vision System
Pitfalls & Challenges:COVID-19 Empact, Challenge, Future, Growth, & Analysis

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Driving Factors

The smart glass market is driven by several key factors. The growing demand for energy-efficient solutions in buildings and the need for sustainable infrastructure drive the adoption of smart glass. By dynamically controlling the amount of light and heat entering a space, smart glass reduces the reliance on artificial lighting and air conditioning, leading to energy savings. The increasing focus on enhanced privacy and security in both residential and commercial applications fuels the demand for smart glass. The ability to switch glass from transparent to opaque provides an instant privacy solution, eliminating the need for curtains or blinds. Additionally, the rising interest in smart homes and IoT integration drives the market as smart glass can be seamlessly integrated into automated systems for convenience and comfort. Furthermore, the automotive industry seeks smart glass for improved safety, glare reduction, and augmented reality displays. Moreover, government regulations promoting energy efficiency and sustainable construction practices, coupled with technological advancements in smart glass, act as additional drivers for market growth. These drivers contribute to the growing adoption of smart glass across various industries and regions.


Restraining Factors

While the smart glass market shows promise, there are certain restraints that impact its growth. Cost is a significant factor, as smart glass technology is still relatively expensive compared to traditional glass solutions. The high manufacturing and installation costs limit its widespread adoption, especially in price-sensitive markets. Another restraint is the complexity of integration with existing infrastructure. Retrofitting smart glass into existing buildings or incorporating it into complex architectural designs can be challenging and costly. Moreover, the durability and reliability of smart glass technology need to be improved to meet long-term performance expectations. These restraints hinder the mass adoption of smart glass and pose challenges to its market growth.


Market Segmentation

  • In 2022, the electrochromic segment accounted for around 80.2% market share

On the basis of technology, the global smart glass market is segmented into electrochromic, polymer dispersed liquid crystal, suspended particle devices, thermochromics, and photochromic. The electrochromic segment has emerged as the largest market in the Smart Glass industry. This growth can be attributed to several factors. Electrochromic smart glass offers significant advantages such as easy control of light transmission, energy efficiency, and enhanced privacy. It allows users to adjust the tint of the glass according to their preferences, thereby reducing the need for curtains or blinds. Additionally, electrochromic smart glass contributes to energy savings by reducing the reliance on artificial lighting and air conditioning. The segment's dominance can also be attributed to advancements in electrochromic technology, resulting in improved performance and durability of the glass. Furthermore, the increasing adoption of electrochromic smart glass in commercial and residential buildings, automotive applications, and aerospace sectors has further boosted its market share, solidifying its position as the largest segment in the Smart Glass market.


  • In 2022, the transportation segment dominated with more than 46.7% market share

Based on application, the global Smart Glass Market is segmented into architectural, transportation, automotive, aircraft, marine, consumer electronics, and power generation. The transportation segment has established itself as the largest market in the Smart Glass industry. This can be attributed to several key factors. The automotive sector has witnessed a surge in demand for smart glass due to the increasing adoption of electric and autonomous vehicles. Smart glass offers numerous benefits such as glare reduction, improved visibility, and augmented reality displays, enhancing the overall driving experience and safety. The aviation industry has also embraced smart glass technology for cabin windows, offering passengers control over their surroundings and providing enhanced comfort during flights. Additionally, the incorporation of smart glass in trains, buses, and other public transportation vehicles further contributes to the dominance of the transportation segment. The rising focus on passenger comfort, safety, and advanced technologies in the transportation industry has propelled the demand for smart glass, making it the largest market segment in the industry.


Regional Segment Analysis of the Smart Glass Market

  • North America (U.S., Canada, Mexico) 
  • Europe (Germany, France, U.K., Italy, Spain, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, India, Rest of APAC)
  • South America (Brazil and the Rest of South America) 
  • The Middle East and Africa (UAE, South Africa, Rest of MEA)


North America dominated the market with more than 30.7% revenue share in 2022.


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Based on region, North America has emerged as the dominant player in the smart glass market. Several factors contribute to its market dominance. The region's strong economic growth and high disposable income levels have driven the demand for innovative and technologically advanced solutions. North America is home to numerous technology companies and research institutions, fostering advancements in smart glass technology. Additionally, the region's stringent energy efficiency regulations and sustainability initiatives have propelled the adoption of smart glass in commercial and residential buildings. Moreover, North America has a well-established construction industry with a focus on incorporating smart building solutions, further boosting the demand for smart glass. The presence of key market players, robust infrastructure, and a favorable business environment have all contributed to North America's dominance in the smart glass market.


Recent Developments

  • In January 2022, Halio, Inc. introduced an AI-driven smart glass solution that showcases remarkable qualities such as rapid response, clarity in tint color, consistent tint uniformity, and cloud-based technology for independent functionality. Furthermore, the growing acceptance of electric vehicles equipped with cutting-edge features is anticipated to drive the demand for smart glass within the automotive sector in the region.


Competitive Analysis:

The report offers the appropriate analysis of the key organizations/companies involved within the global smart glass market along with a comparative evaluation primarily based on their product offering, business overviews, geographic presence, enterprise strategies, segment market share, and SWOT analysis. The report also provides an elaborative analysis focusing on the current news and developments of the companies, which includes product development, innovations, joint ventures, partnerships, mergers & acquisitions, strategic alliances, and others. This allows for the evaluation of the overall competition within the market.


List of Companies:

  • AGC Inc.
  • Chromo Genics
  • Corning Incorporated
  • Gauzy Ltd.
  • Gentex Corporation
  • Guardian Industries
  • Kinestral Technologies, Inc.
  • Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd.
  • PPG Industries, Inc.
  • Raven Window
  • Research Frontiers Inc.
  • Saint-Gobain S.A.
  • Showa Denko Materials Co., Ltd.
  • Smartglass International Limited
  • VELUX Group
  • View, Inc.
  • Vision Systems


Key Target Audience

  • Market Players
  • Investors
  • End-Users
  • Government Authorities 
  • Consulting and Research Firm
  • Venture Capitalists
  • Value-Added Resellers (VARs)


Market Segment

This study forecasts revenue at global, regional, and country levels from 2019 to 2032. Spherical Insights has segmented the global smart glass market based on the below-mentioned segments:


Smart Glass Market, By Technology

  • Electrochromic
  • Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystal
  • Suspended Particle Devices
  • Thermochromics
  • Photochromic


Smart Glass Market, By Application

  • Architectural
  • Transportation
  • Automotive
  • Aircraft
  • Marine
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Power Generation


Smart Glass Market, Regional Analysis

  • North America
    • US
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Australia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • South America
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Rest of South America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • UAE
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Qatar
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

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