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Examine the Advanced Flat Glass Market in the USA

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Advanced Flat Glass Market in the USA

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US demand to grow 5% annually through 2012

US demand for advanced flat glass is expected to grow five percent annually, reaching $7.2 billion by 2012. This reflects the increasing acceptance and market penetration of a variety of advanced flat glass products, including laminated glass used in motor vehicle sidelites and sunroofs, and as antiburglary or ballistic glass; smart glass for solar control applications; self-cleaning glass; and heads-up display glass.

Promising "smart glass" beginning to commercialize

Among the advanced flat glass products which has held out the most promise is "smart glass," which can automatically change its light transmission qualities as a means of saving energy and reducing heat gain in structures. While the expected impact of these products has been slow to develop, it appears that commercialization is finally beginning to materialize.

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INTRODUCTION 

I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 

II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT 
General 
Macroeconomic Overview 
Demographic Trends 
Consumer Spending Overview 
Building Construction Expenditures 
Residential Construction 

Housing Starts 
Housing Stock 
Improvements & Repairs 

Nonresidential Building Construction 

Office & Commercial 
Institutional 
Industrial 
Transportation & Other 
Improvements & Repairs 

Manufacturing Outlook 
Transportation Industry Overview 
Motor Vehicle Overview 
Regulatory & Environmental Trends 
Environmental Regulations 
Building Code Regulations 
Vehicle Safety Regulations 
Legal Issues 
International Activity 
Foreign Trade 

III. FLAT GLASS INDUSTRY OVERVIEW 
General 
Flat Glass Supply & Demand 
Flat Glass Value-Added by Fabrication 
Fabricated Flat Glass Demand 
Architectural Flat Glass 
Motor Vehicle Flat Glass 
Other Markets for Flat Glass 
Flat Glass Technology 
Raw Materials 
Types of Basic Flat Glass 


Float Glass 
Rolled Glass 
Drawn Glass 

Types of Finished Flat Glass Products 

Laminated Glass 
Tempered Glass 
Insulating Glass 

Research & Development 
Competitive Materials 
IV. PRODUCTS 
General 
Safety & Security Glass 
Safety Glass 


Laminated Safety Glass 
Tempered Safety Glass 

Ballistic Glass 
Hurricane Glass 
Fire-Rated Glass 


Laminated Fire Glass 
Wire-Reinforced Fire Glass 

Burglary Resistant Glass 
Solar Control Glass 
Low-Emissivity Glass 


Soft-Coat Low-E Glass 
Hard-Coat Low-E Glass 

Reflective Glass 


Soft-Coat Reflective Glass 
Hard-Coat Reflective Glass 

Smart Glass 


Electrochromic Glass 
Smart Window Glass 

Other Advanced Flat Glass Products 
Heads-Up Display Windshields 
Ultraclear & Colorless Glass 
Self-Cleaning Glass 
All Other Advanced Flat Glass Products 
V. MARKETS 
General 
Motor Vehicle Markets 
Original Equipment Markets 


Automobiles 
Light Trucks, Vans & SUVs 
Medium & Heavy Trucks & Buses 

Motor Vehicle Aftermarket 


Automobiles 
Light Trucks, Vans & SUVs 
Medium & Heavy Trucks & Buses 

Architectural Markets 
Residential Markets 


New Housing Markets 
Improvement & Repair Markets 

Nonresidential Markets 


Office & Commercial Markets 
Institutional Markets 
Industrial & Other Markets 

Other Markets 


Aerospace & Aircraft Markets 
Appliance & Furniture Markets 
Electronics Markets 
All Other Markets 

VI. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 
General 
Market Share 
Industry Restructuring 
Cooperative Agreements 
Marketing & Distribution 
Competitive Strategies 
COMPANY PROFILES 
AGC Flat Glass North America Incorporated, see Asahi Glass 
AGP Company, see American Glass Products 
American Glass Products Company 
Apogee Enterprises Incorporated 
Armor USA Incorporated 
Asahi Glass Company Limited 
Automotive Components Holdings LLC, see Ford Motor 
Belron US Incorporated, see D'Ieteren 
Cardinal Glass Industries Incorporated 
CGI International Limited 
CompuDyne Corporation 
CRH plc 
Custom Glass Corporation 
Devon Glass and Filter, see O'Bryan Glass 
D'Ieteren NV 
FJ Gray & Company, see O'Bryan Glass 
Ford Motor Company 
Gentex Corporation 
Global Security Glazing, see Standard Bent Glass 
Gray Glass Company, see O'Bryan Glass 
Guardian Industries Corporation 
Hartung Glass Industries Incorporated 
Innovative Glass Corporation 
MACH Glass International 
Magna International Incorporated 
Nippon Sheet Glass Company Limited 
Norshield Security Products Incorporated, see CompuDyne 
O'Bryan Glass Corporation 
O'Keeffe's Incorporated 
Oldcastle Glass Incorporated, see CRH 
Optera Incorporated, see Magna International 
Pdc Glass and Metal Services Incorporated, see United Glass 
Pilkington Group Limited, see Nippon Sheet Glass 
PGT Incorporated 
PPG Auto Glass LLC, see Apogee Enterprises & PPG 
PPG Industries Incorporated 
Research Frontiers Incorporated 
Safelite Group Incorporated, see D'Ieteren 
Safety and Fire-Rated Technology International, see O'Keeffe's 
SAGE Electrochromics Incorporated 
Saint-Gobain 
Sierracin Corporation, see PPG Industries 
Spectrum Glass Company Incorporated 
Standard Bent Glass Corporation 
Swift Glass Company Incorporated 
Tru Vue Incorporated, see Apogee Enterprises 
United Glass Corporation 
Vimexico SA de CV, see Vitro and Nippon Sheet Glass 
Viracon Incorporated, see Apogee Enterprises 
Vistawall Group, see CRH 
Visteon Corporation 
Vitro SAB de CV 
Wearing Williams Limited 
Zeledyne LLC, see Ford Motor Company 
Additional Companies Mentioned in Study 

LIST OF TABLES 

SECTION I - EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 
Summary Table 

SECTION II - MARKET ENVIRONMENT 
1 Macroeconomic Indicators 
2 Population & Households 
3 Personal Consumption Expenditures 
4 Building Construction Expenditures 
5 Residential Building Construction Expenditures 
6 Private Housing Starts 
7 Housing Stock by Type 
8 Residential Improvement & Repair Expenditures 
9 Nonresidential Building Construction Expenditures 
10 Nonresidential Building Improvement & Repair Expenditures 
11 Manufacturers' Shipments 
12 Transportation Equipment Shipments 
13 Motor Vehicle Indicators 

SECTION III - FLAT GLASS INDUSTRY OVERVIEW 
1 Flat Glass Supply & Demand 
2 Flat Glass Demand & Value Added by Fabrication 
3 Fabricated Flat Glass Demand 
4 Architectural Flat Glass Demand 
5 Motor Vehicle Flat Glass Demand 
6 Other Markets for Flat Glass 
7 Flat Glass Production Processes 

SECTION IV - PRODUCTS 
1 Advanced Flat Glass Demand by Product 
2 Safety & Security Glass Demand 
3 Safety Glass Demand 
4 Laminated Safety Glass Demand 
5 Tempered Safety Glass Demand 
6 Ballistic Glass Demand 
7 Hurricane Glass Demand 
8 Fire-Rated Glass Demand 
9 Laminated Fire Glass Demand 
10 Wire-Reinforced Fire Glass Demand 
11 Burglary Resistant Glass Demand 
12 Solar Control Glass Demand 
13 Low-Emissivity Glass Demand 
14 Soft-Coat Low- Emissivity Glass Demand 
15 Hard-Coat Low-Emissivity Glass Demand 
16 Reflective Glass Demand 
17 Soft-Coat Reflective Glass Demand 
18 Hard-Coat Reflective Glass Demand 
19 Smart Glass Demand 
20 Electrochromic Glass Demand 
21 Smart Window Glass Demand 
22 Other Advanced Flat Glass Products Demand 
23 Heads-Up Windscreen Glass Demand 
24 Ultraclear & Colorless Glass Demand 
25 Self-Cleaning Glass Demand 
26 All Other Advanced Flat Glass Products Demand 

SECTION V - MARKETS 
1 Advanced Flat Glass Demand by Market 
2 Motor Vehicle Markets for Advanced Flat Glass 
3 Original Equipment Motor Vehicle Markets for Advanced Flat Glass 
4 Motor Vehicle Aftermarket for Advanced Flat Glass 
5 Architectural Markets for Advanced Flat Glass 
6 Residential Markets for Advanced Flat Glass 
7 Advanced Flat Glass Demand in New Residential Markets 
8 Residential Improvement & Repair Markets for Advanced Flat Glass 
9 Nonresidential Markets for Advanced Flat Glass 
10 Other Markets for Advanced Flat Glass 

SECTION VI - INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 
1 Advanced Flat Glass Sales by Company, 2007 
2 Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures 
3 Selected Cooperative Agreements 

LIST OF CHARTS 

SECTION II - MARKET ENVIRONMENT 
1 Year of Construction of Housing Stock, 2007 
2 World Advanced Flat Glass Demand, 2007 

SECTION III - FLAT GLASS INDUSTRY OVERVIEW 
1 Flat Glass Industry Flowchart 

SECTION IV - PRODUCTS 
1 Advanced Flat Glass Demand by Product, 2007 

SECTION V - MARKETS 
1 Advanced Flat Glass Demand by Market, 2007 

SECTION VI - INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 
1 Advanced Flat Glass Market Share by Company, 2007


More Details

Laminated glass products to increase market share

Laminated glass products, used in a variety of applications, including safety glass, ballistic glass, anti-burglary glass and hurricane glass, are increasing their share of total flat glass demand. These products possess much greater strength than competing tempered or annealed glass, offering performance advantages to a variety of flat glass users, including builders and manufacturers of motor vehicles, aircraft and other transportation equipment.

Motor vehicle market to remain dominant; architectural market to grow the most rapidly

Although motor vehicles will remain the largest single market for advanced glass products, more rapid gains will be posted in architectural markets. This will derive from a recovery in new home building activity, albeit from a weak 2007 base, coupled with the wide variety of new advanced flat glass products which are now penetrating the market. On the motor vehicle side, growth will be driven by the increasing inclusion of laminated sidelites, electrochromic mirrors and heads-up display screens, offset in part by slow growth in vehicle production and competition from plastic film products, particularly in solar control applications.

Study coverage

Details on these and other findings are contained in the new Freedonia industry study, Advanced Flat Glass. Available for $4500, this study analyzes the $5.6 billion US market for advanced flat glass products. It presents historical demand data (1997, 2002, 2007) plus forecasts for the years 2012 and 2017 for security and safety glass (tempered and laminated vehicle safety glass, fire-rated glass, ballistic glass, burglary resistant glass and hurricane glass); solar control glass (lowemissivity glass, reflective glass and smart glass); and other advanced flat glass products (heads-up display windscreens, ultraclear and colorless glass, self-cleaning glass and miscellaneous products). In addition, the study considers market environment factors, evaluates company market share and profiles leading competitors.

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