Glass Fibers

Glass fiber demand in the US will reach $6.2 billion in 2009 based on continued material and technology improvements. Textile glass fiber will lead gains driven by opportunities in the reinforced plastic segment. Fastest growth for glass wool (fiberglass insulation) will be in office and industrial building construction and residential remodeling, renovation and reinsulation.

This study analyzes the US glass fiber industry, presenting historical (1994, 1999 and 2004) demand data and forecasts to 2009 and 2014 by type (glass wool, textile glass); and by market (e.g., construction, industrial and equipment, appliances, reinforced plastics, filtration, home furnishings).

The study also considers market environment indicators and competitive materials, details industry structure and company market share, and profiles 39 leading competitors including Owens Corning, Johns Manville, Saint-Gobain, PPG Industries, and Knauf Insulation.

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