US advanced flat glass demand will rise 9.1 percent annually through 2014, driven by a rebound in residential construction and motor vehicle production. Consumption will also benefit from increasing market penetration of low-emissivity glass, heads-up display windshields, electrochromic mirrors, smart glass and other products.
This study analyzes the $12.9 billion US advanced flat glass industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1999, 2004 and 2009, and forecasts for 2014 and 2019 by glass type (e.g., safety, ballistic, fire-rated, hurricane, burglary resistant, solar reflective, low-emissivity, electrochromic, heads-up display windshields), and market (e.g., vehicular, architectural).
The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 30 industry competitors, including PPG Industries, Pilkington and AGC Flat Glass.