This market is estimated to be valued at nearly $2.1 billion in 2015 and $3.3 billion by 2020, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.4% from 2015 to 2020. This report provides:-An overview of the global markets for smart glass.-Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2013 and 2014, estimates for 2015, and projections of CAGRs through 2020.-Descriptions and information on smart glass types and fabrication technologies.-Highlights of new technological developments in smart glass manufacturing while outlining technical issues.-Identification of important technology and market trends within each market segment.-Examination of the market's dynamics including drivers, restraints, and opportunities.-Comprehensive profiles of major players in the smart glass industry.INTRODUCTIONSTUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVESThe term smart glass refers to a group of chromogenic materials that change their light-transmission properties when a voltage is applied.The origins of smart glass can be traced back to the year 1704 when the first electrochromic material was discovered, but interest in smart glass technology has experienced significant growth only during the past 40 years.
In fact, beginning in the early 1970s, the number of research activities resulting in patent applications and issued patents related to smart glass increased rapidly, leading to the development of improved fabrication processes, advanced properties and an increased number of applications spanning many industrial sectors.
This Research published its first report on smart glass in February 2009. Since then, the market for these materials and related products has continued to expand, and new technological developments and industry changes have also taken place.
The primary goal of this report is to provide new insights into current smart glass technology, as well as to outline technological trends and offer an updated market analysis for these materials.