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Global Ultra-Thin Glass Market By Manufacturing Process (Float, Fusion, others), By Thickness (<0.1 mm, 1-0.5 mm, Others), By End-User (Electrical and Electronics, Renewable Energy, Others), By Region–Forecast & Opportunities to 2026

Report Description

The Ultra-thin Glass market was valued USD 11.2 billion in 2019. This market is expected to witness growth at a CAGR of 10.1 % for the period of 2020-2026.

However COVID19 has made this market foresee decline for the year of 2020. Due to norms of lockdown and social distancing the supply of raw materials has been impacted. Due to disruption in supply, the production has been effected drastically, owing to decline in this sector.


Ultra-thin glass can be defined as a glass whose thickness below than 2mm. This kind of glasses is very thin in appearance but capable of many applications such as used as display in electronic devices, used for finger print sensors and as protective glass in solar panel etc. They are very stronger, thinner and versatile in nature. Since the demands of hi-tech gadgets are increasing day-by-day, this all gadgets use ultrathin glasses, thus ultra thin is evolving sector.

Market Dynamics (Drivers/Opportunities):

The massive growth in electronic gadgets is the major driving factor for ultra-thin glass market. The use of smart phones, smart TV, LCDs, OLED, smart watch and solar panel is increasing. This gadgets use ultra-thin glasses as their one of the main component

Ultra-thin glasses exhibit certain properties such as corrosion resistance, abrasion, flexibility, scratch resistance, transparency and surface smoothness which are highly in demand in various segments. This drives the market towards highest growth.

The use of smart watch along with smart phones is increasing rapidly. In 2018 apple shipped 22.5 million smart watches, Samsung shipped 5.5 million smart watches whereas fitbit shipped 5.3 million smart watches. This market will definitely expand in coming years and they use ultra-thin glasses. This creates great market opportunity.

Market Insights, by Manufacturing Process

Based on manufacturing process, ultra-thin glass market is segmented into Float manufacturing process, Fusion manufacturing process and Down-drop manufacturing process. Out of these segments the float manufacturing process segment is expected to witness highest growth over the forecast period in terms of volume and value. In float manufacturing process, raw materials such as borosilicate & soda lime are used to manufacture ultra-thin glass. In order to enhance physical and chemical properties additives are used.



Market Insights, by Thickness

On the basis of thickness this market is segmented into various thicknesses. Out of which the 0.1-0.5 mm thick ultra thin glass segment accounted for maximum growth during the forecast period. Ultra-thin glass of thickness 0.1-0.5 mm is used in fingerprint sensors, touch pane display, vehicle infotainment system and semiconductors etc. Due to increase in use of various smart devices this sector to grow significantly.

Market Insights, by End-User

On the basis of End-User ultra-thin glass market is segmented into electrical & electronics, automotive, building & construction, bio-technology and renewable energy. The segment electrical & electronics accounted for maximum share and expected to grow at faster CAGR as compared to other sectors. Increasing use of electronics which involves sensors and touch panel drive this segment.

Regional Insights

Asia-Pacific region is expected to grow at higher CAGR. This region accounted for maximum market share in ultra-thin glass market and it is projected to continue its dominance in this region. This region involves countries like China and Japan which have presence of major key player companies. China is expected to grow at a highest CAGR in this sector.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The key players in this sector are majorly focusing on developing a thin glass capable of performing well than rest. The companies are significantly acquiring or merging some small growing companies in order to strengthen their market presence.

The key player in ultra-thin glass market are Center Glass Co., Runtai industry Co., Aeon Industries, Corning Incorporated, Taiwan Glass IND., Nippon Electric Glass, Luoyong Glasss, Scott AG, Changzhou Almaden, Novaglass,  Xinyi Glasss Holdings Ltd., Nitto Boseki, Ashi Glass Co., CSG holdings Ltd.

Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts Ultra-Thin Glass Market, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends and opportunities in each of the sub-segments from 2016 to 2025. For the purpose of this study, Our Company has segmented the Ultra-Thin Glass Market report on the basis of Manufacturing Process, Thickness, and End-User

Ultra-Thin Glass Market Size & Forecast (2017-2026)

  1. Research Framework
    • Market Definition and Product Overview
    • Market Segmentation
  2. Research Methodology
    • Qualitative Research
      • Primary & Secondary Sources
    • Quantitative Research
      • Primary & Secondary Sources
    • Breakdown of Primary Research Respondents, By Region
      • Secondary Research
      • Primary Research
    • Breakdown of Primary Research Respondents, By Industry Participants
      • Market Size Estimation
      • Assumption for the Study
      • Market Breakdown & Data Triangulation
  3. Executive Summary
    • Market Snapshot
  4. Industry Insights
    • Industry ecosystem analysis
      • ValueChain Analysis
    • Industry impact and forces
      • Growth Drivers
      • Challenges &Restraints
      • Opportunities
    • Disruptive Technological Analysis
    • Regulatory framework
      • North America
      • Europe
      • Asia Pacific
      • Middle East & Africa
      • South America
    • Growth potential analysis, 2019
    • Porter’s Five forces analysis
    • Pricing Analysis
      • North America
      • Europe
      • Asia Pacific
      • Middle East & Africa
      • South America
  1. COVID – Impact Analysis
    • North America
    • Europe
    • Asia Pacific
    • Middle East & Africa
    • South America
  2. Ultra-Thin Glass Market, By Manufacturing Process, Market Size & Forecast To 2026

(USD Million 2017,2018, 2019, 2020, 2021-e-2026-p)

  • Introduction
  • Float
  • Fusion
  • Down-drown
  1. Ultra-Thin Glass Market, By Thickness, Market Size & Forecast To 2026

(USD Million 2017,2018, 2019, 2020, 2021-e-2026-p)

  • Introduction
  • <0.1 mm
  • 1-0.5 mm
  • 5-1 mm
  • 0-1.5 mm
  • 5-2.0 mm
  1. Ultra-Thin Glass Market, By End User, Market Size & Forecast To 2026

(USD Million 2017,2018, 2019, 2020, 2021-e-2026-p)

  • Introduction
  • Building & construction
  • Automotive
  • Bio-Technology
  • Electricals & Electronics
  • Renewable energy
  • Others
  1. Ultra-Thin Glass Market, By Region, Market Size & Forecast To 2026

(USD Million 2017,2018, 2019, 2020, 2021-e-2026-p)

  • Introduction
  • North America Market Size & Forecast To 2026
    • Market Overview
    • COVID-19 Impact
    • By Manufacturing Process
    • By Thickness
    • BY End-User
    • BY Country
      • USA
        • By End-User
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America Market Size & Forecast To 2026
      • Market Overview
      • COVID-19 Impact
      • By Manufacturing Process
      • By Thickness
      • BY End-User
      • BY Country
        • Brazil
          • By End-User
        • Argentina
        • Chile
        • Rest of South America
      • Europe Market Size & Forecast To 2026
        • Market Overview
        • COVID-19 Impact
        • By Manufacturing Process
        • By Thickness
        • BY End-User
        • BY Country
          • UK
            • By End-User
          • Germany
          • France
          • Italy
          • Rest of Europe
        • APAC Market Size & Forecast To 2026
          • Market Overview
          • COVID-19 Impact
          • By Manufacturing Process
          • By Thickness
          • BY End-User
          • BY Country
            • China
              • By End-User
            • India
            • Japan
            • South Korea
            • Australia
            • Rest of APAC
          • Middle East & Africa Market Size & Forecast To 2026
            • Market Overview
            • COVID-19 Impact
            • By Manufacturing Process
            • By Thickness
            • BY End-User
            • BY Country
              • Saudi Arabia
                • By End-User
              • UAE
              • Qatar
              • Kuwait
              • South Africa
              • Rest of Middle East & Africa
  1. Competitive Landscaping
    • Competitive Benchmarking
      • Market Share Analysis, 2019
      • Global Presence and Growth Strategies
        • Mergers & Acquisitions
        • New Product Launches
        • Investments Trends
        • R&D Initiatives
  1. Company Profile
    • Emerge Glass
      • Company Overview
      • Financial Overview
      • Product Portfolio
      • Recent Developments
      • SWOT Analysis
      • Strategic Outlook
    • Center Glass Co.
    • Runtai industry Co.
    • Aeon Industries
    • Corning Incorporated
    • Taiwan Glass IND.
    • Nippon Electric Glass
    • Luoyong Glasss
    • Scott AG
    • Changzhou Almaden
    • Novaglass
    • Xinyi Glasss Holdings Ltd.
    • Nitto Boseki
    • Ashi Glass Co.
    • CSG holdings Ltd.
  2. Appendix
    • Interrelated Market








Research Methodology

1.1     Research Methodology

The process of market research at PAN Market Consulting is very intuitive being iterative in nature and usually follows the path where Information gathered from secondary research is used to build data models, which are than validated from primary participants. Then same cycle repeats where, according to inputs from primary participants, additional secondary research is done, and new information type is again incorporated into data model. The process continues till desired level of information is not generated.

To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the sales of the product/services. The revenue generated from the sales of product/services has been calculated through primary and secondary research. The report also analyses the key players operating in the market at the global level which are identified through secondary research and a corresponding detailed analysis of the top vendors in the market. The market size calculation also includes product segmentation determined using secondary sources and verified through primary sources.

1.2     Secondary Research

The secondary research source that are typically referred to include, but are not limited to:

  • Company websites, annual reports, financial reports, broker reports, investor presentations and SEC filings
  • Internal and external proprietary databases, relevant patent and regulatory databases
  • National government documents, statistical databases and market reports
  • News articles, press releases and web-casts specific to the companies operating in the market

The source for secondary research includes but is not limited to Factiva, Hoovers and Statista


1.3     Primary Research

We conduct primary interviews on an ongoing basis with industry participants and commentators in order to validate data and analysis. A typical research interview fulfills the following end users:

  • It provides first-hand information on the market size, market trends, growth trends, competitive landscape, future outlook etc.
  • Helps in validating and strengthening the secondary research findings
  • Further develops the analysis team’s expertise and market understanding
  • Primary research involves E-mail interactions, telephonic interviews as well as face-to-face interviews for each market, category, segment and sub-segment across geographies

The participants who typically take part in such a process include, but are not limited to:

  • Industry participants: CEOs, VPs, marketing/ product managers, market intelligence managers and national sales managers
  • Purchasing managers, technical personnel, distributors and resellers
  • Outside experts: Investment bankers, valuation experts, research analysts specializing in specific markets
  • Key opinion leaders specializing in different areas corresponding to different industry end users

1.4     Models

Where no hard data is available, we use modeling and estimates in order to produce comprehensive data sets. A rigorous methodology is adopted in which the available hard data is cross referenced with the following data products to produce estimates:

  • Demographic data: Population split by segment
  • Macro-economic indicators: GDP, etc.
  • Industry indicators: Expenditure, product stage & infrastructure, sector growth and facilities.

Data is then cross checked by the expert panel.

1.4.1 Company Share Analysis Model

Company share analysis is used to derive the size of global market. As well as study of revenues of companies for last three to five years also provide the base for forecasting the market size and its growth rate. This model is built in following steps:


1.4.2 Revenue Based Modeling

Revenue based models can be built in two ways – Top-Down or Bottom-Up irrespective of industry. Market size estimated from company share analysis acts as a validation point for bottom-up approach whereas it acts as starting point for top-down approach.


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