The exterior of a building is protects the building’s interior and maintains the integrity of the building. Curtain walls help protect the building from harsh outdoor elements. Curtain walls shield the building against natural elements, as these are the outermost structures of a building. These walls are thin and lightweight, unlike other building materials, and are made from aluminum and glass. These walls are an affordable option for a building’s outermost casing owing to the use of lightweight materials.
The focus on energy preservation has increased due to the rise in awareness regarding climatic changes. The exposure of the building façades to sunlight increases heat inside the building. This, in turn, increases the consumption of energy to keep the inside of the building cool. Rising concerns regarding climate changes have increased the focus on preserving energy. Furthermore, various new vendors are incorporating new technologies to offer curtain walls with solar panels. Increasing demand for eco-friendly infrastructure owing to rising awareness regarding environmental concerns is anticipated to propel the demand for curtain walls during the forecast period. Rising disposable income and rapid urbanization in emerging economies, such as China, India, and Japan, are anticipated to boost the construction of commercial and residential buildings. This, in turn, is anticipated to drive the curtain walls market across the globe.
The global curtain walls market can be segmented based on type, system, material, application, and region. In terms of type, the market can be classified into face-sealed, water-managed, and pressure equalized. Demand for pressure equalized curtain walls is increasing, as it provides high resistance to air and water infiltration. The water-managed segment accounted for a major share of the market. Based on system, the curtain walls market can be divided into stick systems, semi-unitized systems, and unitized systems. The unitized segment accounted for a major share of the market. Increased construction activities in emerging economies such as China, India, and others has led to the growing demand for curtain walls. Growth of curtain walls market in Asia Pacific is boosting the growth of the market across the globe. In terms of material, the curtain walls market can be categorized into vision glass, spandrel glass, stone veneers, aluminum, fiber-reinforced plastics, and louvers or vents. Based on application, the market can be bifurcated into commercial and residential. The commercial segment is projected to expand at a substantial pace due to the boom in the business sector in developing countries. In terms of region, the global curtain walls market can be segregated into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, and South America.
Demand for curtain walls is increasing in Asia Pacific. The market in Asia Pacific is anticipated to expand during the forecast period due to the growth of the construction industry in this region. Rise in the number of construction activities is projected to drive the curtain walls market in Asia Pacific. Additionally, countries such as India and China are attracting investments by undertaking several developmental projects. This, in turn, boost the demand for curtain walls in these countries.
The curtain walls market is moderately fragmented and characterized by the presence of international and regional players. Growth in the construction industry is strengthening competition in the market. Key players operating in the curtain walls market include Alumil Aluminium Industry S.A., Kawneer Company, Inc., Schüco International, Yuanda China Holdings, Skanska, AVIC SANXIN, EFCO Corporation, GUTMANN AG, Chin Fangda Group, Aluk Group, Apogee Enterprises, HansenGroup Ltd., Permasteelisa, Oldcastle Building Envelope, China Aviation Sanxin, and Central Glass, Far East Global Group, Saint-Gobain Glass, and Gold Mantis.
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