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Focus on the World Vinyl Doors & Windows Market

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World Vinyl Doors & Windows Market

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Vinyl Doors & Windows in Thousand Units. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual forecasts are provided for each region for the period of 2000 through 2015. The report profiles 250 companies including many key and niche players worldwide such as Atrium Companies, Inc., Crystal Window & Door Systems, Ltd., Deceuninck NV, Fortune Brands, Inc., Group Lapeyre, Jeld-Wen, Inc., Kolbe Vinyl Windows & Doors, Masco Corp., MI Windows and Door, Ply Gem Industries, Inc., Pella Corporation, Soft-Lite LLC., True Home Value, Inc., Weather Shield Manufacturing, Inc., and Weru AG. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.


VINYL DOORS AND WINDOWS MCP-1379

A GLOBAL STRATEGIC BUSINESS REPORT

CONTENTS

I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS
Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1

Disclaimers I-2

Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3

II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. Industry Overview II-1
A Curtain Raiser II-1
Global Scenario II-1
Market Pulse II-2
Expanded Choice Boosts Vinyl Window and Door Sales II-2
PVC/Vinyl & Composites Lock Horns II-2
Vinyl Patio Door Gaining Acceptance II-3
Table 1: World Patio Door Market (2004 & 2005): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Value Sales by Material - Wood, Vinyl,
Aluminum, Steel and Fiber Glass (includes corresponding
graph/chart) II-4
Demand for Vinyl Windows Crank Up Speed II-4
A Dash of Color to Stimulate Demand Patterns II-4
Vinyl Windows Stake a Claim Over Aluminum and Wood Segments II-5
Environmental Concerns Drive PVC Windows Market II-5
Demand from New Construction Influences PVC Growth II-5
Fiber Glass Windows and Cellular PVC Composites Emerge as
Competitive Alternatives II-6
Fiber Glass Window II-6
Cellular PVC II-6
Consumer Perception about Vinyl Changes II-6

2. Product Overview II-7
Introduction II-7
By Material II-7
By Market or End-Use Sector II-7
By Type II-7
Classification of Windows II-7
Hung Windows II-7
Casement Windows II-7
Sliding Windows II-8
Awning Windows II-8
Fixed Windows II-8
Skylights or Roof Window II-8
PVC Windows - An Insight II-8
Historical Background II-9
Product Characteristics II-9
Vinyl Window Manufacturing Process II-9
Making Vinyl Windows II-9
Additives Making Up the Difference II-9
Processing/Fabricating of Windows II-10
Strength and Durability Characteristics II-10
Reinforcing- Adds to Window Strength II-10
Technical Requirements for Vinyl Windows and Doors II-11
Maintenance Requirements. II-11
Price Competitive II-11
Labeling- A Yardstick to Quality Measurement II-11
Energy Star Labeling II-11
NFRC Label II-11
Features/Benefits of Vinyl Doors and Windows II-12
Energy Efficient II-12
Durable and Strong II-12
Economical II-12
Thermal and Acoustic Insulation Capacity II-12
Environment Friendly II-12
Closely Regulated II-13
Recycled II-13
Other Features II-13
Drawbacks of Vinyl Windows II-13
Recycling Efforts II-13

3. Raw Materials Overview II-14
Introduction to PVC II-14
Benefits of PVC II-14
Strong and Lightweight II-14
Cost Benefit II-14
Energy Saving II-14
Fire Resistant II-14
Good Insulator II-14
Versatility II-14
Convenient, Economical Installation II-14
End Use Applications II-15
Construction-Leading End User II-15
Major Applications in Construction Market II-15
Key Construction Applications II-15
Window and Door Profiles II-15
Cladding and Roofing Membranes II-15
Flooring II-16
Why PVC is the Right Choice for Construction Industry II-16
Key Facts II-16
Safest Choice for Construction Applications II-16
PVC is Cost Effective for Construction Applications II-16
Environmental Advantages of PVC II-16
Other Applications II-17
Pipe Applications II-17
Packaging Applications II-17
Consumer Goods II-17
A) Toys II-17
B) Electronics II-17
Automotive Applications II-17
The Disadvantages II-17

4. Alternatives To Vinyl Windows And Doors II-19
Metal Windows II-19
Wooden Windows- Premium ppeal II-19
Fiber Glass and Cellular PVC - Emerging Alternative II-19
SWOT Analysis II-19
PVC/Vinyl: A SWOT Analysis II-19
Wood: A SWOT Analysis II-20
Metals: A SWOT Analysis II-20
Composites: A SWOT Analysis II-21

5. End Use Market Analysis II-22
Brief Synopsis of Residential Construction Industry II-22
Trends in the Industry II-22
Driving Forces II-22
Housing Stock Age Profile II-22
Housing Shortage & Property Inflation II-23
Population Growth II-23
Interest Rate Cuts II-23
Domestic Tax Related Growth in Housing Demand II-23
Threats from Competing Material Types II-23
New Housing Projects II-23
What are Single and Multifamily Housing Starts II-23
Second Homes II-23
Replacement and Remodeling II-24
Factors driving demand for vinyl in replacement window
industry II-24
Aging Population II-25
Metal Window Dominance II-25

6. Product Innovations/Introductions II-26
JELD-WEN Introduces TegraTite Technology for Window Installation II-26
JELD-WEN Unveils Magnetic Lock II-26
Atrium Introduces SafeHarbor(R) Vinyl Impact Doors and Windows II-26
Weather Shield(R) Upgrades ProShield(R) Windows II-26
Weather Shield(R) Introduces New Push-Out Casement Window II-27
Kolbe Launches Windquest(TM) Series II-27
Atrium Windows Unveils Three Product Lines II-28
Atrium Introduces Series 6000 II-28
Atrium Launches Series 700 II-28
Simonton Unveils StormBreaker Plus(R) Vinyl Door II-29
Simonton Windows(R) Adds New Frame Options for Vinyl Windows II-29
Jantek Unleashes AccuBond(TM) Colored Vinyl Door and Windows II-29
Simonton Offers Retrofit Sliding Vinyl Patio Doors II-29
CWDS Adds Brick Mold Option to 300/400 series Vinyl Window
Products II-29
PGT Industries Expands WinGuard(R) Vinyl Windows and Doors
Product Line II-30
Milgard Launches Mastri(TM) Line of Replacement Vinyl Windows
and Patio Doors II-30
CNC Components Offers Vinyl Grooved Board for Home Settings II-30
Weather Shield Introduces Legacy(R) Double- Hung Tilt Window II-30
International Window Launches New Series of Vinyl Hinge Doors II-30
Peachtree Unveils Simulated Transom Window II-31
Weather Shield Unveils New ELS Vinyl Window II-31
Jeld Wen Offers Premium Vinyl Window Line II-31
Pella Offers New ThermaStar Brand II-32
Jeld-Wen Unveils a New Windows Collection II-32
Hapsburg Unveils a New Local Brand of Vinyl Doors and Windows II-33
Weather Shields Visions 2000 Vinyl Windows & Doors Collection II-33
ThermoView Unveils a New Line of Windows Collection II-33
Contact Lumber Introduces New Stainable Vinyl Door- Frames II-33
Superseal Manufacturing New Line of Cellular Windows II-34
Elgi Offers New Vinyl Windows and Doors II-34
Kinro Inc Unveils Insulated Vinyl Windows II-34
Milgard Windows Adds Vinyl Cable Window to Product Line II-34
Kolbe Launches Foundation TM Series Vinyl Windows II-35
Milgard Windows Unveils New Archtop Casement Window II-35
Certain Teed Introduces Haverford Vinyl Replacement Windows II-35
Milgard Windows Launches Vinyl Classic Series Line II-35

7. Recent Industry Activity II-36
MI Windows and Doors Takes Over CertainTeed Assets II-36
Ply Gem Industries Acquires CertainTeed's Operations II-36
Arcapita Bank Acquires Profine II-36
Georgia Gulf to Shut Down fabrication Plant II-36
Pella Ceases Operations at Window Plant II-36
Saint-Gobain Acquires Norandex II-37
Deceuninck's Association with Atrya II-37
MI Windows and Doors Realigns Product Brands II-37
Pella to Boost Vinyl Windows Production II-37
Windsor Windows and Doors Opens Vinyl Manufacturing Site II-37
Price's Guaranteed Doors Plans for New Facility II-37
Atrium Pockets North Star Vinyl Windows and Doors II-38
TAG Equity Acquires Vinyl Profiles II-38
MI Windows and Doors Acquires CertainTeed Assets II-38
Ply Gem Industries Takes Over AWC Holding Co II-38
Visador to Open Window Manufacturing Plant II-38
Bulova Technologies Secures Vinyl Window Sliders Contract II-38
Great Lakes Window Shuts Napco Plant II-39
Deceuninck Discontinues Extrusion Operations in North America II-39
American Weather Seal Establishes $12M Plant II-39
Bavarian Polymers Establishes Vinyl Extrusion Facility II-39
PGT Industries Shifts Operations to Salisbury II-39
Fortune Brands Acquires SBR Vinyl Windows Assets II-39
Genstar Capital Concludes International Aluminum Corp
Acquisition II-39
Andersen Foray Vinyl Windows Market with Acquisition of
Silver Line II-40
Bystronic Takes Over Intra Group to Develop Vinyl Window
Manufacturing Technologies II-40
Atis Expands Portfolio with Acquisition of Allied Windows II-40
Sofina Buys 17.5% in Deceuninck II-40
DSCL Spreads Out its Business into PVC Doors and Windows II-40
KM Sells Vinyl Window Profile Extrusion Line and a Pipe Line II-40
FdG Takes Over Sunrise II-41
Pella to Start New Plant II-41
Milgard Initiates Plant in Arizona II-41
Kaycan Acquires Vinyl Siding Business of LP II-41
Quanex Acquires Mikron Industries II-41
Atrium Companies Acquires Kinco II-41
Jeld-Wen Acquires Windowmaster II-41
Ply Gem Acquires MW Windows II-42
Thomas H. Lee Partners Acquires Nortek Holdings Inc II-42
Atrium Companies Acquires West Coast Custom II-42
Deceuninck Closes its Acro Vinyl Window Unit II-42
Atrium Companies Takes Over Danvid Window Company II-42
Deceuninck Acquires Thyssen Polymer II-42
Atrium Companies Acquires Superior Engineered Products II-43
Kelso & Company Acquires Nortek II-43
Kenner & Company Acquires Atrium Companies II-43
Nortek To Divest Ply Gem Industries II-43
Masco Acquires Three UK Vinyl Window Makers II-43
CertainTeed Corporation Acquires Marshall Vinyl Windows II-44
CertainTeed Starts New Vinyl Window Plant II-44
Sunrise Windows Ltd Expands Production Capacity II-44
Harvest Partners Acquires Associated Materials II-44
Masco Announces Several Acquisitions II-44
Nortek Divests Peachtree Doors & Windows and SNE Enterprises II-45
Heywood Williams Group Restructures UK Operations II-45
Atrium Divests Two Wood Door Divisions II-45
Soft-Lite Starts a $7 Million Plant II-45

8. Focus on Select Players II-46
Atrium Companies, Inc. (USA) II-46
Crystal Window & Door Systems, Ltd. (USA) II-46
Deceuninck N.V. (Belgium) II-46
Fortune Brands, Inc. (USA) II-47
Group Lapeyre (France) II-47
Jeld-Wen, Inc. (USA) II-47
Kolbe Vinyl Windows & Doors (USA) II-48
Masco Corp (USA) II-48
MI Windows and Door, Inc. (USA) II-49
Ply Gem Industries, Inc. (USA) II-49
Pella Corporation (USA) II-50
Soft-Lite, LLC. (USA) II-50
True Home Value, Inc (USA). II-50
Weather Shield Manufacturing, Inc. (USA) II-50
Weru AG (Germany) II-51

9. Global Market Perspective II-52
Table 2: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis
for Vinyl Windows by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest
of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2000 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-52

Table 3: World Long-term Projections for Vinyl Windows by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Units for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-53

Table 4: World 10-Year Perspective for Vinyl Windows by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 2008
& 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-54

III. MARKET

1. The United States III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Outlook III-1
Market Primer III-1
Gloomy Outlook for the US Housing Industry III-1
Home Foreclosures Hit New High III-1
Housing Market Pushes Economy to the Verge of Recession III-2
The Construction Industry: A Key End-Use Sector III-2
A Quick Primer III-2
Table 5: Construction Spending in the US (2006):
Percentage Breakdown of Total Spends by Residential
Construction, Commercial Construction, and Infrastructure
Construction (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-2
Housing Market Witnesses Deceleration in Price Appreciation III-3
Table 6: Housing Industry in the US (2003-2007):
Breakdown of Housing Starts In Units By Single Family and
Multi Family Starts (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-3

Table 7: Housing Industry in the US: Sales of Existing
Homes and New Single Family Homes in Thousand Units For
Years 2004-2007 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-4
Vinyl Products Become More Convenient III-4
Why Vinyl Windows Are Popular in the New Construction
Market? III-4
Table 8: US New Construction Windows Market (2004-2005):
Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales by Material - Wood,
Vinyl, Aluminum and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-5
Remodeling Sector III-5
Vinyl - A Popular Choice in Remodeling Projects III-6
Table 9: US Remodeling and Replacement Windows Market
(2001-2005): Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales by
Material - Vinyl, Wood, Aluminum and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-6
Non- Residential Construction Projects III-7
Table 10: Non-Residential Demand for Doors and Windows
(2006): Percentage Breakdown by Building Type - Office &
Commercial, Institutional, Industrial and Other
Non-Residential Building Types (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-7

Table 11: Residential Construction Market in the US
(2006): Percentage Breakdown of Demand for Windows and
Doors in New Residential Markets and Remodeling
Residential Markets III-8

Table 12: Non-Residential Construction Market in the US
(2006): Percentage Breakdown of Demand for Windows and
Doors in New Non-Residential Markets and Remodeling
Non-Residential Markets III-8
Other Statistical Findings III-8
Table 13: US Windows and Doors Market (2006 & 2010):
Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales by Material - Wood,
Metal and Vinyl (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-8

Table 14: US Windows Market (2006 & 2010): Percentage
Breakdown of Value Sales by Material - Wood, Metal and
Vinyl (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-9

Table 15: US Doors Market (2006 & 2010): Percentage
Breakdown of Value Sales by Material - Wood, Metal and
Vinyl (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-9

Table 16: US Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis
for Vinyl Windows with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million
for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-10

Table 17: Percentage Contribution of Major Changes in
Remodeling Projects Since Sept 11, 2001 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-10

Table 18: US Residential Windows Market (2003): Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Sales by Material - Wood, Metal, Vinyl
and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-10
Aging Population III-11
Table 19: Population Statistics In the US (2005 & 2012):
Percentage Breakdown of Population by Age Group (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-11
AAMA- Key Organization for Setting Window Standards III-11
Imports-Exports: Year 2006 III-12
Table 20: US Imports of Windows and Doors (2006):
Percentage Breakdown by Material Type - Wood, Metal and
Vinyl (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-12

Table 21: US Imports of Windows and Doors (2006):
Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales by Geographic Region -
Canada, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Mexico and Others
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-12
Imports-Exports in Recent Past III-13
Table 22: US Imports of Plastic Door and Door Frames in
2002: Percentage Breakdown by Quantity and Value by Geo
graphic Region for Taiwan, Canada, China, New Zealand,
Venezuela, Hong Kong, Netherlands, Mexico, Belgium and
Other Countries: A Historic Review (Quantity in Thousand
Kilograms and Value in US$ Thousand) III-13

Table 23: US Exports of Plastic Door and Door Frames in
2002: Percentage Breakdown by Quantity and Value by
Geographic Region for United Kingdom, Canada, France,
Mexico, Federal Rep. of Germany, Poland, Switzerland,
Korea, South and Other Countries A Historic Review
(Quantity in Thousand Kilograms and Value in US$
Thousand)(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-13

Table 24: US Exports of Plastic Windows and Windows Frames
in 2002: Percentage Breakdown by Quantity and Value by
Geographic Region for Canada, Mexico, Japan, Korea, South,
Egypt, Taiwan, Australia, United Kingdom, Cayman Islands,
Netherlands Antilles, China, Bahamas and Other Countries A
Historic Review (Quantity in Thousand Kilograms and Value
in US$ Thousand) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-14
Product Launches III-14
Strategic Corporate Developments III-23
Select US Players III-30
B.Market Analytics III-35
Table 25: US Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis
for Vinyl Windows with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Units for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-35

Table 26: US Long-term Projections for Vinyl Windows with
Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2011
through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36

2. Canada III-37
A. Market Overview III-37
Outlook III-37
Driving Factors III-37
Table 27: New Housing Construction in Canada by Province in
Units: 2004-2005 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37
Imports & Exports For the Year 2004 & 2005: III-38
Table 28: Canadian Window and Door Exports to Leading US
States for the Years 2004 & 2005 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-38

Table 29: Canadian Window and Door Exports to Major US
Regions for the Years 2004 & 2005 (In Cnd$ Million)
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39

Table 30: Canadian Window and Door Exports Breakdown by
Province of Origin: 2005 (In Cnd$ Million) (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39

Table 31: Canadian Windows and Door Exports by Material
Types (2005): Percentage Share Breakdown of Export Value
for Wood Window and Doors, Iron & Steel Window and Doors,
Vinyl Window and Doors, Aluminum Window and Doors and
Stainless Steel Window and Doors (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-40

Table 32: Canadian Windows and Door Exports by Material
Type: (2003-2005) (In Cnd$ Million) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-40
Imports & Exports for the Year 2002: A Retrospective Review III-40
Table 33: Canadian Window and Door Exports to Leading US
Markets for 2002 and 2001 in US$ Thousands: A Historic
Review (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41

Table 34: Canadian Windows and Door Exports by Material
Types (2002) - Value Shares for Wood Window and Doors, Iron
& Steel Window and Doors, Vinyl Window and Doors, Aluminum
Window and Doors and Stainless Steel Window and Doors - A
Historic Review (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41

Table 35: Canadian Windows and Door Exports to Leading
Offshore Markets for 2002 and 2001 In US$ Thousands: A
Historic Review (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-42
Strategic Corporate Developments III-42
Kaycan Ltd - A Key Player III-43
B.Market Analytics III-44
Table 36: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Market
Analysis for Vinyl Windows with Annual Sales Figures in
Thousand Units for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-44

Table 37: Canadian Long-term Projections for Vinyl Windows
with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2011
through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-44

3. Japan III-45
A. Market Overview III-45
Outlook III-45
Japanese Building Materials Market III-45
Opportunities In the Domestic Vinyl Window Market III-45
Table 38: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Market
Analysis for Residential Vinyl Windows with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-45
Domination of Aluminum Windows III-46
Sliding Window and Casement Door Domination III-46
Japanese Vs American Windows III-46
Type of Windows Preferred in Japan III-46
Market Trends III-46
Import Scenario III-47
Table 39: Japanese Market for Vinyl Doors and Windows
(2005): Percentage Share Breakdown of Imports by Country -
China, US, Canada, Germany and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-47
Regulatory Environment III-48
Laws Relating to Imports III-48
Building Standards Law III-48
Revised Energy Saving Law III-48
End-Use Markets During 2002 & 2003 III-48
New Housing Market III-48
Table 40: Japanese Housing Starts of Single-family and
Multi-family/Row Houses from 2000-2002 in Million Units: A
Historic Review (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-49
Japanese Housing Starts: 2003 VS 2002 III-49
Table 41: Japanese Housing Starts for 2003 and 2002 (First
Six Months) By Type of Houses in Units- Single-Family
Dwellings, Row House Dwellings, Multi-Family Houses: A
Historic Review (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-49
Remodeling Market III-50
B.Market Analytics III-50
Table 42: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Market
Analysis for Vinyl Windows with Annual Sales Figures in
Thousand Units for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-50

Table 43: Japanese Long-term Projections for Vinyl Windows
with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2011
through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-50

4. Europe III-51
A. Market Overview III-51
An Insight III-51
European Window Market: Key Highlights III-51
Material Preferences in the European Window Market III-52
Vinyl Dominates III-52
Table 44: European Windows Market (2002-2005): Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Sales by Material - PVC, Metal, Wood
and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-52

Table 45: European Windows Market (2003 & 2005):
Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales by Material - PVC,
Metal, Wood and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-52

Table 46: European Windows Market (2004): Percentage
Breakdown of Value Sales by Material & Region (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-53

Table 47: European Windows Market (2001): Percentage
Market Penetration of PVC, Wood & Aluminium in Select
European Country/Region (In %) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-53
Strategic Corporate Development III-54
B.Market Analytics III-54
Table 48: European Recent Past, Current & Future Market
Analysis for Vinyl Windows by Region/Country - France,
Germany, UK, Italy, Spain and Rest of Europe Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Units for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-54

Table 49: European Long-term Projections for Vinyl Windows
by Region/Country - France, Germany, UK, Italy, Spain and
Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2011 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-55

Table 50: European 10-Year Perspective for Vinyl Windows by
Region/Country - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
France, Germany, UK, Italy, Spain and Rest of Europe Markets
for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding
graph/chart) III-56

4a. France III-57
A. Market Overview III-57
Outlook III-57
Vinyl Dominates The French Window Market III-57
Table 51: French Windows Market (2002 & 2005): Percentage
Breakdown of Value Sales by Material - Vinyl, Wood, Metal
and Other Material Combinations (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-57
Key Player III-57
B.Market Analytics III-58
Table 52: French Recent Past, Current & Future Market
Analysis for Vinyl Windows with Annual Sales Figures in
Thousand Units for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-58

Table 53: French Long-term Projections for Vinyl Windows
with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2011
through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-58

4b. Germany III-59
A. Market Overview III-59
Outlook III-59
Vinyl Window and Doors- Winning Category III-59
Table 54: German Windows Market (2002 & 2005): Percentage
Breakdown of Value Sales by Material - Vinyl, Wood, Metal
and Other Material Combinations (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-59
Strategic Corporate Development III-60
Weru AG - A Key Player III-60
B.Market Analytics III-60
Table 55: German Recent Past, Current & Future Market
Analysis for Vinyl Windows with Annual Sales Figures in
Thousand Units for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-60

Table 56: German Long-term Projections for Vinyl Windows
with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2011
through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-61

4c. The United Kingdom III-62
A. Market Overview III-62
Outlook III-62
Vinyl Penetration in UK Highest in Europe III-62
Table 57: UK Windows Market for (2002 & 2005): Percentage
Breakdown of Value Sales by Material - PVC/Vinyl, Metal,
Wood and Other Material Combinations (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-62

Table 58: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis
for Vinyl Windows with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million
for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-62
Construction Industry Overview III-63
End Use Markets III-63
Increased Use of PVC-U in Patio Doors III-63
Recycling of Old PVC-U Windows Gaining Attention III-63
Strategic Corporate Development III-63
Key Players III-63
B.Market Analytics III-64
Table 59: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis
for Vinyl Windows with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Units for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-64

Table 60: UK Long-term Projections for Vinyl Windows with
Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2011
through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-65

4d. Italy III-66
A. Market Overview III-66
Outlook III-66
Windows Material Preferences in Italy III-66
Table 61: Italian Windows Market (2002 & 2005): Percentage
Breakdown of Value Sales by Material -Wood, Metal, PVC and
Other Material Combinations (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-66
B.Market Analytics III-67
Table 62: Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Market
Analysis for Vinyl Windows with Annual Sales Figures in
Thousand Units for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-67

Table 63: Italian Long-term Projections for Vinyl Windows
with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2011
through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-67

4e. Spain III-68
A. Market Overview III-68
Outlook III-68
Metal Windows Dominate III-68
Table 64: Spanish Windows Market (2002 & 2005): Percentage
Breakdown of Value Sales by Material - Metal, Wood, PVC and
Other Material Combinations (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-68
B.Market Analytics III-69
Table 65: Spanish Recent Past, Current & Future Market
Analysis for Vinyl Windows with Annual Sales Figures in
Thousand Units for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-69

Table 66: Spanish Long-term Projections for Vinyl Windows
with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2011
through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-69

4f. Rest of Europe III-70
A. Market Overview III-70
Outlook III-70
Focus on Select Regions III-70
Hungary III-70
Construction Industry Overview III-70
Windows Market: Highlights III-70
PVC Windows Domination III-70
Austria III-70
Windows Market Overview III-70
Table 67: Windows Market in Austria (2004 & 2005):
Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales by Material Types:
Plastic, Wood, Aluminum and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-71
Switzerland III-71
PVC Window Remain Popular III-71
Table 68: Swiss Windows Market (2004 & 2005): Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Sales by Material Type: PVC, Wood,
Wood-Metal and Metal (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-71

Table 69: Swiss Windows Market (2004 & 2005): Percentage
Breakdown of Value Sales by Material Type: PVC, Wood,
Wood-Metal and Metal (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-72
Poland III-72
Construction Sector Overview III-72
Norway III-72
Finland III-72
Wood Aluminum Dominates III-72
Strategic Corporate Developments III-73
Key Players III-73
B.Market Analytics III-74
Table 70: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current & Future
Market Analysis for Vinyl Windows with Annual Sales Figures
in Thousand Units for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-74

Table 71: Rest of Europe Long-term Projections for Vinyl
Windows with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for
Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-74

5. Asia Pacific III-75
A. Market Overview III-75
Outlook III-75
China- Lucrative Potential III-75
Historical Background to China's Window Market III-75
Table 72: Windows Market in China (2004 & 2005):
Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales by Material Type:
Steel/Aluminum, PVC/Vinyl and Wood (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-76
China Encourages Use of Vinyl Window Frames III-76
Production Overview III-76
Hong Kong III-77
Product Launches III-77
Strategic Corporate Development III-77
B.Market Analytics III-78 
Table 73: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Market
Analysis for Vinyl Windows with Annual Sales Figures in
Thousand Units for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-78

Table 74: Asia-Pacific Long-term Projections for Vinyl
Windows with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for
Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-78

6. Latin America III-79
A. Market Overview III-79
Outlook III-79
Brazil III-79
Wood Dominates the Door Market III-79
European Technologies Dominate III-79
End Use Sectors III-79
Construction Industry: The Largest End Use Segment III-79
Vinyl Houses Gaining Popularity in the Construction Industry III-80
Vinyl Window Casings: The Recent Entrant into the
Construction Industry III-80
B.Market Analytics III-81
Table 75: Latin America Recent Past, Current & Future Market
Analysis for Vinyl Windows with Annual Sales Figures in
Thousand Units for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-81

Table 76: Latin America Long-term Projections for Vinyl
Windows with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for
Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-81

7. Rest of World III-82
Market Analysis III-82
Table 77: Rest of World Recent Past, Current & Future Market
Analysis for Vinyl Windows with Annual Sales Figures in
Thousand Units for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-82

Table 78: Rest of World Long-term Projections for Vinyl
Windows with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for
Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-82

IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

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