Smart Glass Market

Global Smart Glass Market Research Report: 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), and Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World) Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, Regional Analysis, Competitor Analysis and Forecast 2023-2031.

Chemical & Material | September 2023 | Report ID: EMR00112 | Pages: 217

The Global Smart Glass Market was valued at USD 5.65 billion in 2022, and is predicted to reach approximately USD 16.18 billion by 2031, at a CAGR of 12.4% from 2023 to 2031. Smart glass, also referred to as switchable glass or electrochromic glass, is an innovative technology that allows windows and glass surfaces to alter their transparency or opaqueness upon command. It employs different methods such as electrochromism, suspended particle devices, or liquid crystal technology to modify the light transmission characteristics of the glass. The implementation of smart glass grants flexible control over privacy, reduction of glare, energy efficiency, and aesthetic attractiveness. By utilizing an electric current or a control system, users have the ability to switch the glass from being see-through to non-transparent, or adjust it to various intermediate states. This technology finds diverse applications across various sectors, including architecture, automotive, aviation, and consumer electronics. Smart glass presents a versatile and futuristic solution that revolutionizes our interaction with glass surfaces, greatly improving our living and working environments.




Report Attribute


Estimated Market Value (2022)

5.65 Bn

Projected Market Value (2031)

16.18 Bn

Base Year


Forecast Years

2023 - 2031

Scope of the Report

Historical and Forecast Trends, Industry Drivers and Constraints, Historical and Forecast Market Analysis by Segment- By Technology, By Application, & Region

Segments Covered

By Technology, By Application, & Region

Forecast Units

Value (USD Billion or Million), and Volume (Units)

Quantitative Units

Revenue in USD million/billion and CAGR from 2023 to 2031

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa, and Rest of World

Countries Covered

U.S., Canada, Mexico, U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Brazil, Argentina, GCC Countries, and South Africa, among others

Report Coverage

Market growth drivers, restraints, opportunities, Porter’s five forces analysis, PEST analysis, value chain analysis, regulatory landscape, market attractiveness analysis by segments and region, company market share analysis, and COVID-19 impact analysis.

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Global Smart Glass Market Dynamics

The smart glass market is propelled by various significant factors. The increasing requirement for energy-efficient solutions in buildings and the demand for sustainable infrastructure contribute to the adoption of smart glass. Smart glass enables dynamic control over the amount of light and heat entering a space, thereby reducing dependence on artificial lighting and air conditioning and resulting in energy conservation. The growing emphasis on enhanced privacy and security in both residential and commercial applications also drives the demand for smart glass. The ability to instantly switch the glass from transparent to opaque provides a convenient privacy solution, eliminating the need for curtains or blinds. Moreover, the rising interest in smart homes and the integration of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies further fuels the market, as smart glass can be seamlessly incorporated into automated systems to enhance convenience and comfort. Additionally, the automotive industry seeks smart glass for improved safety, glare reduction, and augmented reality displays.


Global Smart Glass Market Drivers

  • Increasing Demand for Energy Efficiency

The growing need for energy-efficient solutions in buildings drives the adoption of smart glass. By dynamically controlling light and heat transmission, smart glass reduces reliance on artificial lighting and air conditioning, resulting in significant energy savings.

  • Smart Homes and IoT Integration



  • Technical Challenges

Developing smart glass with reliable performance and durability poses technical challenges. Achieving long-term stability, maintaining optical clarity, and ensuring smooth switching transitions are areas that require continued research and development.

  • High Initial Cost



  • Technological Advancements

Ongoing advancements in smart glass technology can lead to improved performance, cost reduction, and expanded functionality. Innovations in materials, switching mechanisms, and manufacturing processes can unlock new opportunities in the market.

  • Increasing Awareness and Adoption


Segment Overview

By Technology

Based on the technology, the global smart glass market is segmented into electrochromic, polymer dispersed liquid crystal, suspended particle devices, thermochromics, and photochromic. The electrochromic segment is dominating the market with the largest revenue share of around 78.2% in 2022. Electrochromic smart glass presents notable benefits such as convenient control over light transmission, energy efficiency, and enhanced privacy. Users can effortlessly adjust the tint of the glass to their liking, reducing the need for curtains or blinds. Moreover, electrochromic smart glass contributes to energy conservation by reducing reliance on artificial lighting and air conditioning. The dominant position of this segment can also be attributed to advancements in electrochromic technology, resulting in improved performance and durability of the glass. Additionally, the increasing adoption of electrochromic smart glass across commercial and residential buildings, automotive applications, and the aerospace sector has further propelled its market share, establishing it as the largest segment in the smart glass market.


By Application

Based on the application, the global smart glass market is segmented into architectural, transportation, automotive, aircraft, marine, consumer electronics, and power generation. The transportation segment is dominating the market with the largest revenue share of around 45.8% in 2022. Several key factors contribute to this trend. The automotive sector has experienced a notable increase in the demand for smart glass, primarily driven by the growing adoption of electric and autonomous vehicles. Smart glass offers a range of advantages, including glare reduction, improved visibility, and augmented reality displays, thereby enhancing the overall driving experience and safety. Similarly, the aviation industry has embraced smart glass technology for cabin windows, empowering passengers to control their immediate surroundings and enjoy enhanced comfort during flights. Furthermore, the integration of smart glass in trains, buses, and other forms of public transportation further reinforces the dominance of the transportation segment.


Global Smart Glass Market Overview by Region

By Region, the global Smart Glass Market has been divided into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World. North America dominated the market with around 30.2%, of the global market in 2022. The demand for innovative and technologically advanced solutions in North America has been fueled by the region's strong economic growth and high levels of disposable income. North America serves as a hub for numerous technology companies and research institutions, fostering continuous advancements in smart glass technology. Additionally, the stringent energy efficiency regulations and sustainability initiatives in the region have driven the adoption of smart glass in both commercial and residential buildings. Furthermore, the well-established construction industry in North America has a strong emphasis on integrating smart building solutions, which has further propelled 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 prominent position in the smart glass market.



Global Smart Glass Market Competitive Landscape

In the global smart glass market, a small number of prominent players hold significant market dominance and have established a strong regional presence. These key participants are committed to ongoing research and development initiatives. Additionally, they actively engage in strategic growth endeavors such as product development, product launches, joint ventures, and partnerships. By pursuing these strategies, these companies aim to strengthen their market position and expand their customer base to capture a substantial share of the market.

Some of the prominent players in the global smart glass market include 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, and various other key players.


Global Smart Glass Market Recent Developments

In January 2022, Halio, Inc. unveiled an AI-driven smart glass system with notable features such as quick reaction, tint colour clarity, continuous tint uniformity, and cloud-based technology enabling autonomous functionality. Furthermore, the rising adoption of electric cars equipped with cutting-edge technologies is expected to fuel demand for smart glass in the region's automotive industry.


Scope of the Global Smart Glass Market Report

Smart Glass Market Report Segmentation



By Technology

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


By Application

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


By Geography

  • North America (USA, and Canada)
  • Europe (UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe)
  • Asia Pacific (Japan, China, India, Australia, Southeast Asia and Rest of Asia Pacific)
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America)
  • Middle East & Africa (South Africa, GCC, and Rest of Middle East & Africa)

Customization Scope

  • Available upon request


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Objectives of the Study

The objectives of the study are summarized in 5 stages. They are as mentioned below:


  • Global Smart Glass Market Size and Forecast:

To identify and estimate the market size for the global smart glass market segmented by service, by technology, by application, region and by value (in U.S. dollars). Also, to understand the consumption/ demand created by consumers of smart glass between 2019 and 2031.


  • Market Landscape and Trends:

To identify and infer the drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges for the global smart glass market


  • Market Influencing Factors:

To find out the factors which are affecting the sales of smart glass among consumers


  • Impact of COVID-19:

To identify and understand the various factors involved in the global smart glass market affected by the pandemic


  • Company Profiling:

To provide a detailed insight into the major companies operating in the market. The profiling will include the financial health of the company's past 2-3 years with segmental and regional revenue breakup, product offering, recent developments, SWOT analysis, and key strategies.


Intended Audience

  • Smart Glass Manufacturers
  • Raw Material Suppliers
  • Retailers, Wholesalers, and Distributors
  • Governments, Associations, and Industrial Bodies
  • Investors and Trade Experts

Research Methodology

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Data Collection

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Primary Research

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Secondary Research

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In the bottom-up approach, we arrived at the country market size by identifying the revenues and market shares of the key market players. The country market sizes then were added up to arrive at regional market size of the decorated apparel, which eventually added up to arrive at global market size.

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Market Analysis & size Estimation

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Frequently Asked Questions

The global smart glass market forecast period is 2023 - 2031
According to smart glass market research, the market is expected to grow at a CAGR of ~12.4% over the coming years.
Asia-Pacific is expected to register the highest CAGR during 2023 - 2031
North America held the largest share in 2022
The major companies operating in the global smart glass market include 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, and others.

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