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PVC Window Profiles Market: Information by Type (Turn and Tilt Windows, Sliding Window), Window Design (Solid Color), Application (Residential, Commercial), and Region — Forecast till 2030

Market Snapshot
Study Period:
2019-2030
Base Year:
2021
Fastest Growing Market:
North America
Largest Market:
Europe
CAGR:
4.19 %
Key Players
Deceuninck

Schuco

Profine Group

Rehau Group

Aluplast GmbH

Epwin Group

Rehau Group

PVC window profile is a protective and supportive border made of PVC material that surrounds the windows. It refers to a somewhat thick material used for a decorative window. The principal objective of PVC window profiles is to shield the window from external elements to ensure the window's longevity. PVC window profiles come in various forms, sizes, and patterns, and these are simple to install. These are often used for windows in business buildings, homes, and apartment complexes.

The global PVC window profiles market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.19% during the forecast period (2018–2030).

The global PVC window profiles market has been divided into four segments: type, window design, application, and regions.

Increased Utilization of PVC Window Profiles in Commercial and Residential Spaces

Global population growth has been growing over the previous half-century and is expected to continue in the following decades. The continual expansion in population raised the need for infrastructure at a reduced cost and the use of material with high resilience and longevity, resulting in a tremendous increase in demand for PVC window profiles. These are used in substantial commercial projects such as retail malls, industrial facilities, and residential housing developments.

In addition, new commercial and residential structures are being planned and constructed to strengthen and develop the global infrastructure. Every new construction project necessitates the installation of new windows to build long-lasting, robust, and practical building designs. There have been and will continue to be several variables driving household increases over the years.

The key driver is the increasing demand for housing as the average number of persons per household declines. As more individuals nowadays choose to live alone or in nuclear families, families choose for flats or single-family houses, boosting the need for individual housing items such as windows. Furthermore, many builds are motivated by the need to restore old and obsolete infrastructure, which is being replaced with new, efficient, and sustainable structures.

Harmful Effects of PVC Windows on the Environment to Inhibit the Market

The environment harming nature of PVC window profiles is one of the primary limitations in the market. Long plastic windows have been available for a while, the usage of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) in windows has recently come under scrutiny. As it is built with petrochemical compounds, opinions on its safety and environmental impact are equally divided among chemical and ecological groups.

Despite being in the market for decades, no engineering answer to how plastic windows deteriorate over time has been developed. Manufacturers have begun to provide recyclable PVC with uPVC, which is more easily recycled than pure PVC windows. However, if buried or thrown in landfills, its toxic chemical byproducts can leak into groundwater sources, eutrophicate aquatic bodies such as lakes, rivers, and seas, and cause air pollution through dioxin emissions, among other pollutants.

According to World Wildlife Fund research, "oil accounts for up to 43% of the raw material necessary to create PVC, and PVC windows generate 43% more trash than timber windows: 82% of total PVC waste goes to landfill, 15% is burnt." Only 3% of waste is recycled. Furthermore, the production of a PVC window consumes eight times the energy of a comparable timber frame." With the globe shifting toward more sustainable options, the environmental effect of PVC may hamper the growth of the PVC window profiles market.

Enhancements in Designs to Create New Opportunities in the PVC Window Profiles Market

PVC windows were inappropriate for listed buildings or those in conservation zones a few years ago because they were bare and unstylish. These seemed out of place in traditional stately Victorian mansions due to their lack of aesthetics. PVC windows also did not allow for much customization—changing the colors and patterns was feasible. Still, there were only a few possibilities that may not please end-users who prefer a more personalized solution.

However, continuing developments in window design are opening up many new applications for PVC window profiles. The profiles are currently being utilized as a medium to improve any property and produce one-of-a-kind architectural appearances at a low cost. Window profiles are used in many companies, institutions, and government buildings to give them a distinct impression and style. Further innovations in the manufacturing of PVC profile windows and uPVC, which will make them more sustainable and less detrimental to the environment, will also pave the way for market expansion over the forecast period.

Impact of COVID-19

Before the pandemic, there was a surge in demand for PVC window profiles in both developed and developing countries. Due to the favorable government policies that have attracted investment, there has been a rise in infrastructure development in emerging countries. People are increasingly choosing PVC plastic goods over other construction materials, increasing the demand for PVC window profiles.

Even while the initial cost was more than wood, PVC plastic is considerably more durable and has some heat resistance, making it less expensive in the long run. As it is resistant to temperature and moisture, such a building material offers several benefits over wood. It is substantially more cost-effective in the initial construction and has a much longer life than wood.

Following COVID-19, the market for PVC window profiles is expected to grow due to their ability to be recycled, cost-effectiveness, and energy efficiency. There has been a significant demand due to designs that make PVC window profiles the most popular choice today. It is the first choice for individuals who do not want to spend a lot of money and want a durable and elegant design for their windows. These window profiles improve the house's appearance, and these are also energy-efficient, long-lasting, and simple to install.

Market Recovery Timeline and Challenges

The pandemic had a detrimental effect on the PVC window profiles market due to the closure of construction businesses where these windows are primarily used. The PVC window profiles market is predicted to rebound in the future year due to increased infrastructure construction in emerging countries. PVC window profile used in the construction sector has a broad reach. PVC window profile is becoming more popular due to its benefits over other window frames, such as its high quality, durability, and low cost.

Some of the issues that market participants may encounter in the future years are variable raw material supply and policy changes.

Segmental Analysis of Global PVC Window Profiles Market

The global PVC window profiles market is divided into turn and tilts, sliding, and casement windows. Sliding windows are expected to hold the most market share in 2021. Owing to its ease of use is a popular choice for ordinary business structures and residential flats. Due to the rise in commercial building constructions with window-based facades, the turn and tilt window category is predicted to grow at the fastest CAGR of 7.53 % during the forecast period.

The PVC window profiles market is divided into three categories based on window designs: decorative, solid color, and white. The most significant market share was held by solid color in 2021. Furthermore, the solid color category is predicted to grow at the fastest CAGR of 4.49 %, closely followed by the decorative window segment. This is due to the increased need for seclusion and the energy-saving benefits of solid color windows.

The PVC window profiles market is divided into two segments based on application: residential and commercial. The commercial segment has the largest market share and is predicted to expand faster due to rising commercial building construction worldwide.

Regional Analysis of Global PVC Window Profiles Market

Significant Growth in North America and Europe

Europe dominates the PVC window profiles market owing to the presence of big firms in the region actively developing breakthrough energy-efficiency technology and products. The increased demand for residential constructions, particularly for energy-efficient windows, also contributes significantly to this region's supremacy.

The region is growing at an alarming rate, particularly in terms of technological breakthroughs and inventions, resulting in continual product updates that improve the efficiency levels of windows. This decreases energy consumption and helps save money by being durable, resulting in frequent replacements or repairs. As a result, the region has a significant need for PVC window profiles.

The growth of the North American PVC window profiles market is led by industrialization and the growing construction sector. Increasing awareness about the benefits of PVC and rising concerns for energy saving are expected to positively influence the use of this material in windows profiles in the region. The region is one of the leaders in the industry sector, owing to an increasing number of automotive companies and developments in the electric and electronics industries.

Advancements in technology, coupled with an increase in the number of product innovations with the development of uPVC, are among the key factors supporting the demand for PVC windows profiles in the region.

Competitive Players in the Global PVC Window Profiles Market

Some key players in the PVC window profiles market are Deceuninck, Schuco, Profine Group, Rehau Group, Aluplast GmbH, Epwin Group, Rehau Group, Salamander Window and Door Systems (Salamander Group (Sg)), and others.

Recent Developments by Key players:

  • February 2022 – VEKA announced the launch of 3 new profiles for windows and doors, expanding the color and design range.
  • May 2021– Deceuninck announced a partnership with Finestral, a company based in Malta specializing in uPVC energy-efficient apertures. They formed a partnership, and Deceuninck authorized the company to work on its behalf to develop energy-efficient PVC apertures with superior thermal performance.
  • June 2021– Expansion Eurocell announced the addition of three new retail locations to its growing network in the U.K. The three new branches, which will open over the summer, are located throughout the U.K. and will help to meet the ever-increasing demand for Eurocell's product range in these areas.
  • September 2021 – Schüco International announced a joint venture with Alufit International to focus Schueco's efforts in India on large commercial and infrastructure facade projects.
  • October 2021 – Profine announced the opening of a new training workshop for its operation in Berlin. Internal training phases, such as bare plastic and metal technology training, can be covered with the new machines. The company had to rely on external partners to accomplish this until now.
  • April 2019 – Chelsea Building Products, part of Aluplast, announced that it opened its second production facility in a renovated 126,000-square-foot plant in Greenville, Texas.

Global PVC Window Profiles Market: Segmentation

By Type

  • Turn and Tilt Windows
  • Sliding Window
  • Casement Window
  • Others

By Window Design

  • Decorative
  • Solid Color
  • White

By Application

  • Residential
  • Commercial

By Regions

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • South America
  • The Middle East and Africa

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The global PVC Window Profiles Market will be estimated to grow from the years 2019 -2030.
Increasing demand for housing as the average number of persons per household declines are the key factors expected to drive PVC Window Profiles Market during the forecast period.
Europe is expected to hold the highest market share in PVC Window Profiles Market.
Deceuninck, Schuco, Profine Group, Rehau Group, Aluplast GmbH, Epwin Group, Rehau Group, and Salamander Window are the top players in PVC Window Profiles Market.
Sliding Windows Segment is expected to be the leading segment in PVC Window Profiles Market during the forecast period.
The global PVC window profiles market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.19% during the forecast period (2018–2030).
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