Over the past five years, smart or self-dimming windows are increasingly being used in both commercial and residential building markets. They are also being utilized in trucks and automobiles. Although different types of smart windows technologies are available in the market, all of them are made of materials that play a significant role in one way or other. Therefore, considerable opportunities are available for materials firms that are emerging from the revolution of smart windows.
NanoMarkets’ report “Smart Windows Materials Markets: 2014-2021” identifies and quantifies these opportunities. It includes an eight-year forecast in term of value and volume and assesses the strategies adopted by leading firms in this market.
The report also discusses the opportunities available for materials in mirrors and smart windows using SPD, PDLC, thermochromic, photochromic, electrochromic, and microblinds. The analysis covers the active smart materials utilized in these technologies and also includes details on substrate materials such as glass and plastic. In addition, the report analyzes the changing manufacturing patterns in the smart windows sector.
The report also examines different business models being employed in the smart windows sector and demonstrates the role of materials in the total smart windows value chain. It discusses the role of direct supply of smart coatings, technology licensing, and other materials to windows and glass firms.
The report will benefit specialty chemical firms, windows firms, as well as display and build glassmakers.