Transportation Sector is Another Growth Market for Electrochromic Glass

Date: 2015-09-03

“Electrochromic glass is a kind of glass which changes its light transmission properties according to the electrical stimulus provided. This report covers smart glass materials such as transition metal oxides (TMOs), polymers, reflective hydrides, nanocrystals, and violegens. With its unique properties such as durability and fast switching times, the electrochromic smart glass is expected to revolutionize the architecture application,which is expected to contribute the major chunk of the market revenue by 2020. 

The transportation sector is another growth market for this product. In the automotive segment, electrochromic glass is becoming a popular choice for rear view mirrors and sunroofs as it has the property of controlling the glare, tinting, and so on. Reputed automobile players such as Daimler AG (Germany) and BMW AG (Germany) useelectrochromic glass for windows and sunroofs in their premium cars such as Mercedes-Benz SLK and BMW Active Tourer, respectively. Boeing Company (U.S.), one of the key players in the aviation industry, also uses electrochromic glass windows in its 787 Dreamliner aircraft. 

The report covers the electrochromic glass market on the basis of materials, products, applications, and geography. The segmentation on the basis of commercial architectural applications included in the report covers educational buildings, corporate buildings, hospitals & lab facilities, and retail applications of smart glass. The automotive segment takes into account smart glass products such as windows, doors, windshields, and rear view mirrors. 

This report also profiles key industry players in the smart glass market, and provides detailed analysis of their strategies and developments.The key players in this industry include SAGE Electrochromics, Inc. (U.S.), ChromoGenics AB (Sweden), RavenBrick LLC (U.S.), Asahi Glass Company (Japan), Gentex Corporation (U.S.), EControl-Glas (Germany), Magna Glass & Window, Inc. (U.S.), Guardian Industries (U.S.), PPG Industries (U.S.), and View, Inc. (U.S.).

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