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Aluminum Curtain Wall Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis, By Product Type (Stick-built, Unitized and Others), By Application (Commercial Buildings and Residential Buildings) and Regional Forecast, 2020-2027

Last Updated: April 29, 2024 | Format: PDF | Report ID: FBI102782



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The global aluminum curtain wall market was valued at USD 33.76 billion in 2019 and is anticipated to reach USD 62.22 billion by 2027, reflecting a robust 8.0% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) over the forecast period 2020-2027. Asia Pacific dominated the global market with a share of 44.01% in 2019.

The curtain wall system consists of horizontal & vertical structural components that are attached to the structure of the building. The curtain walling system is sufficiently designed to withstand predefined wind loads. It transfers the wind load safely through the fixing of the building. The complete system consists of structural elements such as transom, mullions, vision glass, and anchor. Transom and mullions are the horizontal and vertical members of the curtain wall panel, which supports the dead weight.


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 Increasing Investment In Expanding Aluminum Extrusion Capacity To Drive Market Growth

Aluminum extrusion is used in the manufacturing of curtain walling systems. Leading Aluminum extrusion companies are investing to expand their existing Aluminum extrusion capacities. For instance, in June 2018, HAI Extrusion Germany GmbH strategically invested around US$ 15 million to establish a 3300-ton Aluminum extrusion press in Germany. The investment was done to better serve the consumers in construction as well as the industrial sector with high-quality Aluminum profiles. Such activities are expected to have a positive impact on aluminum curtain wall market growth over the forecast period.

Growth Of Construction Industry In Developing Economies To Fuel The Market Demand

The growth of market is highly dependent upon growth of the construction industry across each country. For instance, in emerging economies, such China, India, the growth of the construction industry is high as compared to developed economies in America & Europe regions. Therefore, rapid industrialization in such economies is expected to create highly conducive environment for growth of the market in these regions.


Multiple Advantages Of Aluminum Curtain Wall To Drive The Demand

The aluminum curtain wall (ACW) acts as both buffer & insulator by keeping air & rain outside the buildings. In the case of taller buildings, ACW reduces sway by diffusing kinetic force through frames and ensures a more secure structure. ACW improves the thermal efficiency of the buildings. Properly glazed curtain wall restricts the entry of harmful ultra-violet rays. By controlling temperature, curtain wall systems help to reduce the overall operating cost of the building. Moreover, excellent sound insulation and impact resistance are the important features that are boosting demand for these systems in the modern construction industry.

Sustainability Offered By Aluminum Makes It A Preferred Material

Numerous performance characteristics of Aluminum play a vital role in the long term sustainability of buildings and innovation of existing buildings over a while. Aluminum combines advantages such as design flexibility, long service life, higher strength-to-weight ratio, high reflectivity, fire safety and others. Moreover, several studies have proven the eco-friendly nature of Aluminum. ACW doesn’t negatively impact the air quality inside or outside of the building. Also, at the end of life stage, aluminum frames can be collected and efficiently recycled. For instance, in the U.K. over 99% of aluminum frames are recovered from construction waste, which helps in reducing the waste impact on the environment. Each ton of Aluminum recycled can avoid over 9 tons of carbon dioxide equivalent. Theoretically, aluminum building components are recyclable for over 3,000 years.     


High Cost Of Installation And Maintenance To Restrain The Market Growth

High cost in involved while transporting and storing curtain walls. Periodical maintenance is essential to keep the aesthetical appeal intact. Sealant needs to be replaced over the period of time to keep the product quality. The aluminium frames are mostly anodized which further requires proper cleaning as the detergents used to clean the frames can affect the coating surface. In order to install the curtain walling system, high skilled labors are required which in turn increases the overall cost of installation. Moreover, unfavourable weather conditions lead to a major delay in installing curtain wall systems. This, in turn, adds additional cost on manpower & storage.


By Product Type Analysis

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Unitized segment dominated the Market in 2019

On the basis of product type, the global market Aluminum Curtain Wall is segmented as stick-built, unitized and others. In unitized curtain wall system, individual installation of components is not required. The wall is established by interlocking units that are manufactured & glazed in factory. Therefore, unitized system offer faster installation and higher quality as compared to stick-built. A Unitized curtain wall can be installed within one-third time required for stick-built curtain wall. In stick-built system, as each component is installed one after other, high precision and quality check is required. Therefore, unitized curtain wall is preferred over traditional or stick-built systems for tall building construction.

By Application Analysis

Commercial buildings segment held the largest revenue share in the Global Market

On the basis of application, the global market for Aluminum Curtain Wall is segmented as commercial buildings and residential buildings. In 2019, commercial buildings segment dominated the global market and the trend is projected to remain same throughout the forecast period. Commercial buildings are large source of carbon emissions. Due to stringent government regulations, it is mandatory to keep overall greenhouse gas emissions under control. ACW is effectively adopted to control carbon emission by reducing unnecessary pressures on air conditioning systems. Moreover, ACW offers security and clean, urbane & attractive appearance to the overall infrastructure. Therefore, ACW has higher demand in commercial buildings.


Aluminum Curtain Wall Market Size

Asia Pacific dominated the global aluminum curtain wall market in 2019. In Asia Pacific, countries such as China, India, and Japan are the key markets for ACW. Bulk availability of Aluminum along with the favorable growth of the construction industry in the region is projected to drive the market in the near future. According to India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF), India is projected to become the third-largest construction market by 2025. China & India together expected to account for the largest market share in the global construction market over the forecast period.

Moreover, favorable government regulations in India is boosting demand for different structural designs. For instance, in June 2015, Indian government announced The Smart Cities Mission to improve core infrastructure of the selected cities across the country. The Indian government signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with developed countries such as the U.S., France, Japan etc. for corporation in urban development.

Europe was the second-largest consumer of Aluminum curtain wall in the global market in 2019. Owing to higher presence of leading manufacturers, the region is a well-established market. In Europe, Germany accounted for the highest revenue share followed by the U.K. and is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR over the forecast period.

North America accounted for the third-largest share in the global market in 2019. The demand for it in North America is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.7% over the forecast period. The U.S. is the second-largest construction market and one of the largest consumers of curtain wall in the world. Canada is expected to indicate significant growth in the market. According to the government of Canada, investment in non-residential building construction grew at a rate of 4.9% from the third quarter of 2017 to the third quarter of 2018.

Latin America, Middle East & Africa accounted for single-digit revenue share in the global market in 2019. However, increasing government & private investment in developing both commercial and residential infrastructures in these regions is expected to create potential growth opportunities for Aluminum curtain wall throughout the forecast period.



  • April 2019: Schüco International KG entered into a partnership with KUKA AG, a leading provider of intelligent automated solutions for the future production of facades, windows, and doors. As a part of this deal, two companies will combine their expertise. Schüco will be able to access KUKA’s integrators.

  • November 2018: Comar Architectural Aluminum System launched the 6EFT curtain wall system. The product has been designed to offer a high-performance solution to new buildings as well as refurbishment facades.

  • April 2018: ALUTECH started sale of new components & profiles for ALT W62 and ALT W72 system. These products were launched to enhance performance characteristics such as thermal & sound insulation, airtightness, and ease in installation of window frame in curtain wall systems.

  • May 2017: Apogee Enterprise Inc. entered into an agreement to acquire 100% stocks of EFCO Corporation from Pella Corporation. The acquisition cost was approximately US$ 195 million. With this acquisition, the company broadens their architectural product offerings and geographical footprints across the United States.

  • June 2016: ALUTECH expanded its product line of curtain wall systems with the launch of new ALT F50FR fire-resistant facade system. The product has been launched with different fire-resisting ratings for external facades and internal partitions.


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The aluminum curtain wall market report provides both qualitative & quantitative insights into the market across the world. Quantitative insights include market sizing in terms of value (US$ Billion) across each segment, sub-segment, and region profiled in the scope of study. Also, it provides market share analysis and growth rates of segments, sub-segments, and key counties across each region. Qualitative insight covers the elaborative analysis of market drivers, restraints, growth opportunities, and key trends related to this market.

Moreover, the competitive landscape section provides detailed company profiling of key players operating in the market covering their business overview, key management, key geographic operations, business strategies, and SWOT analysis.

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By Product Type

  • Stick-built

  • Unitized

  • Others

By Application

  • Commercial Buildings

  • Residential Buildings

By Geography

  • North America (U.S. and Canada)

  • Europe (Germany, UK, France, Italy, and Rest of Europe)

  • Asia-Pacific (China, India, Japan, South Korea and Rest of Asia- Pacific)

  • Latin America (Brazil, Argentina, Mexico and Rest of Latin America)

  • Middle East & Africa (the Middle East and Africa)

Frequently Asked Questions

Fortune Business Insights says that the global Market was valued at US$ 33.76 Billion in 2019 and is expected to reach US$ 62.22 Billion by 2027.

The Market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 8.0% over the forecast period.

Multiple advantages, rapid urbanization, increasing spending on green buildings are some of the key factors driving the growth of the Market .

Unitized segment dominated the market in 2019 and the segment is projected to lead the market during the forecast period.

Asia Pacific accounted for largest revenue share in the global market in 2019.

Key players operating in the market are ALUMIL S.A., Reynaers Aluminium, ALUTECH, EFCO Corporation, Kawneer Company Inc., TECHNAL, HUECK System GmbH & Co. KG, ETEM Group, HansenGroup Limited, Schüco International KG, Qingdao Longxiang Building Materials Co., Ltd., Toro Group of Companies, Alimicor Limited, GUTMANN Bausysteme GmbH, Aluplex, Sanwa Tajima Corporation, GEUSTYN & HORAK among others.

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