Silicone Structural Glazing is a method that utilizes silicone adhesive to attach glass, metal or other panel material to the structure of a building. Wind load and other impact loads on the façade are transferred from the panel through the silicone sealant to the structure of the building. The market for silicone structural glazing is expected to have a significant growth in the forecast period driven by growth in construction of commercial, public and residential buildings. Advancement in glass technology and concerns for energy efficiency in buildings is expected to further fuel the market growth. However, the application of several other methods of glazing such as dry glaze and point supported glass system is expected to be a restraint for market growth.
By type, the four-sided structural system is expected to have a significant market share as it is largely used in commercial buildings to reduce energy consumption. By end-use, the commercial segment is expected to have a notable market share due to the rise in demand for glass façade system in commercial buildings. By geography, the Asia Pacific region, particularly China is estimated to have a significant market share owing to the rise in construction activities and the presence of major players in the region.
Growth in the construction industry
Advancement in glass technology
Concern for energy efficiency
Availability of substitutes
In May 2019, Sika, a specialty chemical company for building and motor vehicle supplies completed the acquisition of Parex, a leading mortar manufacturer
In June 2019, Dow held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new high-value silicone resin plant to be located at the Company’s manufacturing site in Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu, China
The silicone structural glazing market has been analyzed through the following segments:
Two sided structural
Total vision systems
Aluminum structural framing
By end-use industry
Middle East and Africa