US demand for advanced flat glass will rise 5.9 percent annually through 2010. Growth factors include the emergence of smart glass and other technologies and strong gains in protective laminated glass. The best prospects are for solar control flat glass and other advanced flat glass products (e.g., heads-up display windscreens, self-cleaning glass).
This study analyzes the $5.8 billion US advanced flat glass industry. It presents historical demand data for 1995, 2000 and 2005 and forecasts to 2010 and 2015 by advanced flat glass product (e.g., laminated safety, tempered safety, ballistic, hurricane, fire-rated, burglary-resistant, low-emissivity, reflective, smart, ultraclear and colorless) and by market (e.g., motor vehicle, architectural).
The study also considers market environment factors, evaluates company market share and profiles 32 major industry players including PPG Industries, Pilkington, AFG Industries, Ford, and Cardinal Glass.