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Glass Curtain Wall Market to Rise at 7.3% CAGR till 2027; Increasing Demand for Unitized Glass Wall Systems to Positively Influence the Market

October 15, 2020 | Chemicals & Materials

The global glass curtain wall market size is projected to reach USD 71.14 billion by 2027 owing to favorable government policies promoting investments in the construction industry in emerging economies, shares Fortune Business Insights™ in its report, titled “Glass Curtain Wall Market Size, Share & COVID-19 Impact Analysis, By Product Type (Stick-built, Unitized and other), By Application (Commercial buildings and Residential buildings), and Regional Forecast, 2020-2027”. The report states that the global market value was at USD 48.06 billion in 2019 and is expected to register a CAGR of 7.3% from 2020 to 2027.

The on-going COVID-19 pandemic is negatively impacting the glass curtain wall market growth as measures to curb the spread of the virus have critically affected construction activities worldwide. Moreover, massive supply chain disruptions and overall economic downturn will further limit the growth of this market in the immediate future.

Kawneer Launches New Curtain Wall with Superior Thermal Performance

Kawneer Company, a major manufacturer of architectural aluminum systems based in the US, introduced the 1620UT/1620UT SSG curtain wall system in October 2019. Building on the popularity and success of the company’s 1600UT platform, the enhanced system features a specially-designed polymer thermal separator and houses a 1-inch thin insulating glass. The glass makes the curtain wall unit ideal for climates where thermal insulation is a high priority. Moreover, the glass curtain wall system is available in several variants, including a two-sided mullion solution that enables uninterrupted views of the surroundings. With the introduction of this innovative solution, Kawneer aims at carving a space for itself in the US construction industry.

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Growing Emphasis on Building Aesthetics to Generate Considerable Demand

The demand for glass curtain wall systems is rising at a steady rate as architects and construction developers are increasingly focusing on enhancing the aesthetics of buildings with niche materials and products. For example, Heintges & Associates installed curtain walls in the Kent State Center for Architecture and Environmental Design in Ohio, United States in such a way that the walls provided a continuous sightline, with the façade blending smoothly with the overall building design. Similarly, Josef Gartner GmbH designed curtain walls for the JTI Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, mirroring the surroundings of the city, including the Swiss Alps and Lake Geneva. More importantly, unitized curtain wall was engineered to comply with the Swiss Minergie sustainability rating and European Energy Directives. Companies working in this domain are, evidently, innovating on multiple lines, creating novel solutions, and designing products that are both eco-friendly as well as aesthetically pleasing.

Leading Companies to Concentrate on Consolidating Market Position

The competitive landscape of this market is marked by the presence of a few key players, who are veterans in the glass industry. Armed with robust product portfolios and strong finances, these players are aggressively expanding their operations in developing markets such as India and China, where the demand for building facades is booming. Additionally, companies are also ramping up investments in R&D to engineer next-gen curtain walling products that are sustainable and can augment the architectural features of any structure.

Industry Development:

  • November 2018: China-based Grandland Holdings has backed out from acquiring Permasteelia, the Italian curtain wall maker, after it failed to secure approval for the deal from the US Government. At an estimated value of USD 467 million, the deal was rejected by the US Committee on Foreign Investment.

List of Key Players Covered in this Market Report:

  • Saint-Gobain (France)

  • Xinyi Glass Holdings Limited (Hong Kong)

  • China Glass Holdings Limited (Hong Kong)

  • Schott AG (Germany)

  • Nippon Sheet Glass (US)

  • Central Glass (Japan)

  • AVIC Sanxin Co., Ltd (China)

  • Guardian Industries (US)

  • Vitro (Mexico)

  • Asahi Glass (Japan)

Further Report Findings:

  • The stick-built segment is expected to grow healthily during the forecast period as stick-built curtain wall systems are more economical compared to unitized systems, especially when buildings require lower volumes. In 2019, the segment held an overall market share of 36.5% and 37.5% in China.

  • Rapid expansion of commercial infrastructure will enable Asia Pacific to dominate the glass curtain wall market share till 2027. The region’s market size in 2019 stood at USD 20.04 billion.

Table of Segmentation:



Study Period


Base Year


Forecast Period


Historical Period



  Value (USD Billion)


  Product Type, Application and Geography

By Product type


  • Stick-Built

  • Unitized

  • Others

By Application

  • Commercial Buildings

  • Residential Buildings

By Geography


  • North America

    • By Product Type

    • By Application

    • By Country

      • U.S.

        • By Application

      • Canada

        • By Application

  • Europe

    • By Product Type

    • By Application

    • By Country

      • Germany

        • By Application

      • UK

        • By Application

      • France

        • By Application

      • Italy

        • By Application

      • Spain

        • By Application

      • Poland

        • By Application

      • Rest of Europe

        • By Application

  • Asia Pacific

    • By Product Type

    • By Application

    • By Country

      • China

        • By Application

      • India

        • By Application

      • Japan

        • By Application

      • Rest of Asia Pacific

        • By Application

  • Latin America

    • By Product Type

    • By Application

    • By Country

      • Brazil

        • By Application

      • Mexico

        • By Application

      • Rest of Latin America

        • By Application

  • The Middle East & Africa

    • By Product Type

    • By Application

    • By Sub-Region

      • GCC

        • By Application

      • South Africa

        • By Application

Global Glass Curtain Wall Market
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