Glass Fibers

As Quoted In PlastEurope

US glass fiber demand will grow 3.3 percent annually through 2013. Glass wool fiber will lead gains based on a rebound in new home building and more intensive use of fiberglass insulation per new housing unit. Textile glass fiber will be driven mainly by use in reinforced plastics, but will be restrained by maturing markets and lower-cost imported fibers.

This study analyzes the 6.1 billion pound US glass fiber industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1998, 2003 and 2008, and forecasts for 2013 and 2018 by type (glass wool fiber, textile glass fiber) and market (e.g., residential construction, nonresidential construction, industrial and equipment, appliances, reinforced plastics, asphalt, mechanical rubber).

The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 42 industry players, including Owens Corning, Johns Manville and CertainTeed.

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  1. Glass Fibers

    $4,700.00

    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $82.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $108.00

      1. Table | GLASS FIBER DEMAND (million pounds)

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

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      1. 3.1 General

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      2. 3.2 Macroeconomic Outlook

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        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS (billion 2000 dollars)

      3. 3.3 Consumer Income & Spending

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        1. Table | PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES (billion 2000 dollars)

      4. 3.4 Demographic Trends

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        1. Table | POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS (million people)

      5. 3.5 Construction Outlook

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        1. Table | CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES (billion 2000 dollars)

        2. 3.5.1 Building Construction

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          1. Table | BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES (billion 2000 dollars)

          2. Table | RESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES(billion 2000 dollars)

          3. Table | NEW HOUSING INDICATORS

          4. Table | RESIDENTIAL IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR EXPENDITURES (billion2000 dollars)

          5. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES(billion 2000 dollars)

        3. 3.5.2 Nonbuilding Construction

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          1. Table | NONBUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES (billion 2000dollars)

      6. 3.6 Manufacturing Outlook

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        1. Table | MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS

      7. 3.7 Insulation Market Outlook

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        1. Table | INSULATION DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million pounds)

      8. 3.8 Motor Vehicle Outlook

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        1. Table | MOTOR VEHICLE INDICATORS (thousand units)

      9. 3.9 Electrical & Electronic Equipment Outlook

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        1. Table | ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT SHIPMENTS (billiondollars)

      10. 3.10 Recreational Boating Outlook

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        1. Table | RECREATIONAL BOAT SHIPMENTS (thousand units)

      11. 3.11 Reinforced Plastics Outlook

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        1. Table | REINFORCED PLASTICS DEMAND (million pounds)

      12. 3.12 Legislative & Regulatory Considerations

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        1. 3.12.1 Glass Wool

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        2. 3.12.2 Textile Glass Fiber

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      13. 3.13 Recycling

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    4. 4 GLASS FIBER OVERVIEW

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      1. 4.1 General

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        1. Table | GLASS FIBER DEMAND BY TYPE

      2. 4.2 Historical Trends

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        1. Table | GLASS FIBER MARKETS, 1998-2008

      3. 4.3 Pricing Factors

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        1. Table | GLASS FIBER PRICES (dollars per pound)

      4. 4.4 International Activity

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      5. 4.5 Foreign Trade

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        1. Table | US GLASS FIBER TRADE (million dollars)

    5. 5 GLASS WOOL FIBERS

      $1,304.00

      1. 5.1 General

        $504.00

        1. 5.1.1 Types

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        2. 5.1.2 R-Values

          $90.00

          1. Table | INSULATION R-VALUES BY MATERIAL

        3. 5.1.3 Competitive Materials

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      2. 5.2 Supply & Demand

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        1. Table | GLASS WOOL FIBER SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

      3. 5.3 Producers & Market Share

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      4. 5.4 Markets

        $632.00

        1. Table | GLASS WOOL FIBER DEMAND BY MARKET (million pounds)

        2. 5.4.1 Residential Construction Market

          $227.00

          1. Table | RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION MARKET FOR GLASS WOOL FIBERS (million pounds)

          2. Table | NEW HOUSING MARKET FOR GLASS WOOL FIBERS (millionpounds)

          3. Table | REPLACEMENT & REMODELING MARKET FOR GLASS WOOLFIBERS (million pounds)

          4. Table | ATTIC REINSULATION MARKET FOR GLASS WOOL FIBERS(million pounds)

        3. 5.4.2 Nonresidential Construction Market

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          1. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION MARKET FOR GLASS WOOLFIBERS (million pounds)

        4. 5.4.3 Industrial & Equipment Market

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          1. Table | INDUSTRIAL & EQUIPMENT MARKET FOR GLASS WOOL FIBERS

        5. 5.4.4 Appliances & Other Markets

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          1. Table | APPLIANCES & OTHER MARKETS FOR GLASS WOOL FIBERS(million pounds)

    6. 6 TEXTILE GLASS FIBERS

      $3,157.00

      1. 6.1 General

        $460.00

        1. 6.1.1 Product Forms & Characteristics

          $109.00

        2. 6.1.2 Competitive Materials

          $320.00

      2. 6.2 Supply & Demand

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        1. Table | TEXTILE GLASS FIBER SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

      3. 6.3 Producers & Market Share

        $161.00

      4. 6.4 Markets

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        1. Table | TEXTILE GLASS FIBER DEMAND BY MARKET (million pounds)

        2. 6.4.1 Reinforced Plastics

          $1,686.00

          1. Table | REINFORCED PLASTICS MARKETS FOR TEXTILE GLASS FIBERS(million pounds)

          2. Table | CONSTRUCTION MARKET FOR TEXTILE GLASS FIBERS (millionpounds)

          3. Table | MOTOR VEHICLE MARKET FOR TEXTILE GLASS FIBERS (million pounds)

          4. Table | PRODUCER DURABLE EQUIPMENT MARKET FOR TEXTILEGLASS FIBERS (million pounds)

          5. Table | MARINE MARKET FOR TEXTILE GLASS FIBERS (million pounds)

          6. Table | CONSUMER DURABLES MARKET FOR TEXTILE GLASS FIBERS(million pounds)

          7. Table | AEROSPACE & OTHER REINFORCED PLASTIC MARKETS FORTEXTILE GLASS FIBERS (million pounds)

        3. 6.4.2 Other Reinforcment Markets

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          1. Table | OTHER REINFORCMENT MARKETS FOR TEXTILE GLASS FIBERS (millionpounds)

          2. Table | ASPHALT CONSTRUCTION PRODUCT MARKET FOR TEXTILEGLASS FIBERS (million pounds)

          3. Table | MECHANICAL RUBBER PRODUCT MARKET FOR TEXTILEGLASS FIBERS (million pounds)

          4. Table | PAPER PRODUCT MARKET FOR TEXTILE GLASS FIBERS (millionpounds)

          5. Table | FABRIC & OTHER PRODUCT REINFORCEMENT MARKET FORTEXTILE GLASS FIBERS (million pounds)

        4. 6.4.3 Non-Reinforcement Markets

          $274.00

          1. Table | NON-REINFORCEMENT MARKETS FOR TEXTILE GLASS FIBERS (millionpounds)

    7. 7 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

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      1. 7.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 7.2 Industry Composition

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      3. 7.3 Market Share

        $166.00

        1. Table | US GLASS FIBER MARKET SHARE, 2008 (million dollars)

      4. 7.4 Mergers & Acquisitions

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        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      5. 7.5 Marketing Strategies

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      6. 7.6 Channels of Distribution

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      7. 7.7 Research & Development

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      8. 7.8 Competitive Strategies

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      9. 7.9 Cooperative Agreements

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        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      10. 7.10 Company Profiles

        $4,729.00

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