Published: Jan, 2018

Organizations are competing against each other fiercely in the worldwide automotive polycarbonate glazing market are Covestro AG, Saudi Basic Industries Corporation, Trinseo S.A. Advancement, and Teijin Limited of improved quality polycarbonate gums and development of gum fabricating limits locally as well as crosswise over geographical regions is the concentration of organizations for expanding the market shares in the global automotive polycarbonate glazing market. In September 2017, AGP eGlass displayed, its most recent development, 'Ultralite Plus' and 'Effect Plus', which includes Corning's Gorilla Glass for automotive applications. Ultraplus is a lightweight half breed automotive glazing arrangement, which presents to 35% weight diminishment. While, Impact Plus, offers trice the stone effect protection than the ordinary glass.

According to Transparency Market Research (TMR) the worldwide polycarbonate glazing market is anticipated to grow with a strong CAGR of 9.0% within the gauge period from 2017 to 2025. In year 2016 the entire market was evaluated to be worth around US$ 816.1 mn. This evaluation is likely to reach around US$ 1,770.5 mn by the end of year 2025. Geographically, Asia Pacific contributed the predominant 40% income to the worldwide automotive polycarbonate glazing market in 2016. The sunroof section is anticipated to be the one of most appealing application portion in the forecast duration, while front glass is relied upon to show the minimum market share on the grounds that major developed nations.

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Easily Moldable Property of Polycarbonates to Boost the Demand in Global Market

The immense favorable circumstances of polycarbonate material over the glass one in automotive glazing have supported appropriation of polycarbonate glazing in the automotive segment. This incorporates simple to shape property, better warm quality, and high effect protection than glass regardless of its less weight. Polycarbonate glazing has preferable plan and utilitarian joining over glass glazing.

The utilization of polycarbonate saps is helpful to the earth too. The utilization of polycarbonates decreases vehicle weight, which thusly enhances fuel productivity and diminishes vehicle outflow. Also, polycarbonate diminishes HVAC stack on account of which fuel expected to keep up the temperature inside a vehicle under control. Along these lines, the fuel effectiveness of the vehicle is enhanced and discharges lessened. Specifically, in created nations, stringent controls in to enhance fuel proficiency and decrease vehicle outflows is positively affecting the appropriation of polycarbonate glazing. For instance, in 2011, the U.S. president reported plans for expanded fuel productivity for autos and light-obligation trucks by 2025.

High Cost of Polycarbonates to Hamper Growth in Market

Notwithstanding the positive factors, the worldwide market for automotive polycarbonate glazing is controlled by a couple of components. For example, administrative effect, material properties, and expenses of polycarbonates are representing a test to the automotive polycarbonate glazing industry. The Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards in the U.S., determines just tempered glass, laminated glass, and glass-plastic for automotive glazing models. In this way, the administrative condition in major automotive markets, for example, Europe, the U.S., and Japan determines covered, tempered, or hardened glass for automotive glazing. The utilization of plastics incorporating polycarbonates is confined in these geologies for automotive glazing.

The selection of polycarbonate glazing is expected to ascend with the expanding development of electric vehicles and automotive lighting. Panoramic rooftops likewise show open door for polycarbonate glazing which will fundamentally lessen vehicle weight and, enhance fuel effectiveness and vehicular discharges. While polycarbonates show high effect protection than glass as far as material property is concerned, they are not scratch safe. This calls for polycarbonates to be covered with a covering material to influence them to scratch safe. This, thusly, expands the expenses of automotive polycarbonate glazing limiting their selection in the automotive division.

The study presented here is based on a report by Transparency Market Research (TMR), titled, “Automotive Polycarbonate Glazing Market (Application - Front Windshield, Side Window, Rear Windshield, and Sunroof; Vehicle Type - Passenger Vehicles and Commercial Vehicles) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2017 – 2025.”

Automotive polycarbonate glazing market has been segmented as follows:

Global Automotive Polycarbonate Glazing Market by Application

  • Front Windshield
  • Side Window
  • Rear Windshield
  • Sunroof

Global Automotive Polycarbonate Glazing Market by Vehicle Type

  • Passenger Vehicles
  • Commercial Vehicles

Global Automotive Polycarbonate Glazing Market by Region

  • North America
    • The U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • U.K
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • India
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Middle East and Africa (MEA)
    • Turkey
    • Iran
    • South Africa
    • Rest of MEA
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Rest of Latin America

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