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Global Glass Building Curtain Wall Market: Introduction

Curtain wall is a non-load bearing exterior wall that hangs akin to a curtain from floor slabs. Wind and gravity loads acting on the curtain wall are transferred to the building structure, typically at the floor line. They are generally associated with large, multistory buildings. Curtain wall is designed to absorb sway induced by wind and seismic forces acting on the building; withstand wind loads; support its own dead weight; and resist air and water infiltration. Glass building curtain wall systems provide excellent structural integrity, as fewer mullions and joints are required compared to window wall systems.

Global Glass Building Curtain Wall Market: Trends & Developments

Glass building curtain walls are increasingly being used to promote interior day lighting, reduce the need for artificial lighting, lower heat loss in winters, and decrease heat gain in summers. Electrochromic glass is a tintable glass that is increasingly used in windows, skylights, and even curtain wall facades. Change in the shades of the glass from clear to tinted is controlled through a computer, allowing the user to manage the light energy passing through the electrochromic glass curtain wall. A new development in the field of glass building curtain wall is ‘self-cleaning’ glass, which incorporates a coating that lets sunlight and dispersion of water droplets assist in the cleaning process. Rise in usage of hydrophobic coatings on the exterior of glass building curtain walls to reduce cleaning cycles and the cost associated with chemicals and labor to clean and maintain the glass is creating a new trend in the glass building curtain wall market.

Global Glass Building Curtain Wall Market: Segmentation

Based on type, the global glass building curtain wall market can be segmented into stick curtain wall, unitized curtain wall, and others. Under stick curtain wall system, glass or opaque panels are assembled piece by piece at the building site. This system is primarily used for low-rise buildings. Stick curtain wall system entails low shipping cost; however, the labor cost associated with installation of the glass panels is high. Unitized curtain wall system is suitable for high rise buildings. Unitized curtain walls facilitate faster construction, as glass panels are already assembled in the factory and only need to be transported and installed as a single unit at the construction site.

Global Glass Building Curtain Wall Market: Regional Outlook

In terms of region, the global glass building curtain wall market can be divided into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. Asia Pacific is expected to dominate the global glass building curtain wall market in terms of consumption in the near future. The glass building curtain wall market in the region is projected to expand at a significant pace during the forecast period. China is the key supplier and consumer of glass curtain walls in Asia Pacific. Decrease in availability of land resources in metropolitan cities and rapid urbanization in China are major reasons for the rise in construction of skyscrapers. Increase in number of skyscrapers is expected to create high demand for construction materials such as glass curtain walls. Rapid growth in the construction sector and emerging business and I.T. parks in India are likely to propel the domestic glass building curtain wall market.

Global Glass Building Curtain Wall Market: Key Players

Key players operating in the global glass building curtain wall market include Facade & Envelope, Hwarrior Curtain Wall& Decoration Engineering (Guangdong) Co.,Ltd., Shenzhen King Facade Decoration Engineering Co., Ltd., NYC Glass, Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd., Toro Glasswall, Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, VITRA INTERNATIONAL AG, Aluk, G.James Glass & Aluminium, Permasteelisa S.p.A., and Schüco International.

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