High-Performance Flat Glass

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Gains will benefit from a major rebound in building construction spending, continued improvement in motor vehicle production, and increased share for high performance products in the general flat glass market.

US demand to rise 8.2% annually through 2017

Demand for high performance flat glass products in the US is forecast to rise 8.2 percent per year to $9.2 billion in 2017, equivalent to 910 million square feet. This will represent a substantial improvement from the performance of the market over the 2007-2012 period, when demand in area terms fell. Between 2007 and 2012, the high performance flat glass market suffered from a combination of general economic troubles and poor performance in key markets, particularly new building construction and motor vehicle production.

Motor vehicle production fell by nearly half between 2007 and 2009, but by 2012 had nearly recovered to 2007 levels, allowing the vehicular sector of the high performance flat glass market to post above-average growth over the 2007-2012 period. Building construction spending fell every year from 2007 to 2011, with especially severe losses in the new residential sector, resulting in a decline in high performance flat glass demand in architectural markets. Going forward, gains will benefit from a major rebound in building construction spending, continued improvement in motor vehicle production, and increased share for high performance products in the general flat glass market.

Security & safety glass to remain dominant products

Security and safety glass products are the largest segment of the high performance flat glass market, accounting for two-thirds of all sales in 2012. Consumption of security and safety glass is forecast to rise 6.5 percent yearly through 2017, trailing the market average due to the relatively moderate growth expected in motor vehicle production. The fastest gains are forecast for laminated hurricane glass, al-though this will remain a regional product.

Solar control glass to post most rapid market gains

Solar control glass will post the fastest gains through 2017. Consumption of solar control glass products is largely concentrated in architectural markets, and will benefit from rapid increases in new building construction. Low-emissivity glass is the most commonly used solar control product in residential window systems, particularly double-pane insulated glass units (IGUs). Sales of low-e glass will see especially strong gains through 2017, benefiting from both a rebound in new housing construction and heightened market share driven by increased emphasis on energy efficiency.

Electrochromic mirrors represent the largest application for solar control glass outside of architectural markets, and account for the bulk of smart glass demand. Smart window glass products, including electrochromic windows, SPD windows, and LCD windows, will make strong gains but will continue to represent a minor share of the total market.

Self-cleaning glass, heads-up display products to grow

Demand for other high performance flat glass products will also advance at an accelerated rate through 2017. Heads-up display windshields are the largest individual product type in this category, and will post strong sales growth as these products become more common, although demand will remain largely confined to aircraft and higher-value motor vehicles. Demand for self-cleaning glass will rise especially quickly from a small 2012 base. Sales of other products, including anti-reflective glass, leaded glass, and electronics glass, will increase at a below average rate.

Study Scope

This study analyzes the US advanced flat glass industry. It presents historical demand data for 2002, 2007 and 2012, and forecasts for 2017 and 2022 by glass type (e.g., safety, ballistic, fire-rated, hurricane, burglary resistant, solar reflective, low-emissivity, electrochromic, heads-up display windshield), and market (e.g., vehicular, architectural). The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share, and profiles industry competitors.

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  1. High-Performance Flat Glass

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    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $82.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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      1. Table | HIGH-PERFORMANCE FLAT GLASS DEMAND (million dollars)

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

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      1. 3.1 Macroeconomic Environment

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        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS (billion 2005 dollars)

      2. 3.2 Demographic Trends

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        1. Table | POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS (million persons)

      3. 3.3 Consumer Spending Overview

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        1. Table | PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES (billion dollars)

      4. 3.4 Building Construction Overview

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        1. Table | BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES (billion dollars)

        2. 3.4.1 Residential Building

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

          2. Table | NEW HOUSING INDICATORS

          3. Table | HOUSING STOCK BY TYPE (million units)

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

        3. 3.4.2 Nonresidential Building

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

        4. 3.4.3 Nonresidential Building Improvements & Repairs

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          1. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR EXPENDITURES (billion dollars)

      5. 3.5 Manufacturing Overview

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        1. Table | MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

      6. 3.6 Transportation Industry Overview

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        1. Table | TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT SHIPMENTS

      7. 3.7 Motor Vehicle Overview

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        1. Table | MOTOR VEHICLE INDICATORS

      8. 3.8 High-Performance Flat Glass Market Trends

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        1. 3.8.1 Security & Safety Glass

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          1. Table | SECURITY & SAFETY HIGH-PERFORMANCE FLAT GLASS MARKET, 2002-2012

        2. 3.8.2 Solar Control & Other High-Performance Flat Glass

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          1. Table | SOLAR CONTROL & OTHER HIGH-PERFORMANCE FLAT GLASS MARKET, 2002-2012

      9. 3.9 Pricing Trends

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        1. Table | HIGH-PERFORMANCE FLAT GLASS PRICING ($/sq ft)

      10. 3.10 Regulatory & Environmental Considerations

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        1. 3.10.1 Environmental Regulations

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        2. 3.10.2 Green Building Programs

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        3. 3.10.3 Vehicle Safety Regulations

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        4. 3.10.4 Legal Issues

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      11. 3.11 International Activity

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      12. 3.12 Foreign Trade

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    4. 4 FLAT GLASS INDUSTRY OVERVIEW

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      1. 4.1 General

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      2. 4.2 Flat Glass Industry Flowchart

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      3. 4.3 Flat Glass Supply & Demand

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        1. Table | FLAT GLASS SUPPLY & DEMAND (million square feet)

      4. 4.4 Flat Glass Value-Added by Fabrication

        $93.00

        1. Table | FLAT GLASS DEMAND & VALUE-ADDED BY FABRICATION (million dollars)

      5. 4.5 Fabricated Flat Glass Demand

        $381.00

        1. Table | FABRICATED FLAT GLASS DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. 4.5.1 Architectural Flat Glass

          $126.00

          1. Table | ARCHITECTURAL FLAT GLASS DEMAND BY MARKET & APPLICATION (million dollars)

        3. 4.5.2 Motor Vehicle Flat Glass

          $82.00

          1. Table | MOTOR VEHICLE FLAT GLASS DEMAND (million dollars)

        4. 4.5.3 Other Markets for Flat Glass

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          1. Table | OTHER MARKETS FOR FLAT GLASS (million dollars)

      6. 4.6 Flat Glass Technology

        $559.00

        1. 4.6.1 Raw Materials

          $82.00

        2. 4.6.2 Basic Flat Glass

          $115.00

        3. 4.6.3 Finished Flat Glass Products

          $157.00

          1. Table | FLAT GLASS PRODUCTION PROCESSES

        4. 4.6.4 Research & Development

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        5. 4.6.5 Competitive Materials

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    5. 5 PRODUCTS

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      1. 5.1 General

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        1. Table | HIGH-PERFORMANCE FLAT GLASS DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million dollars)

      2. 5.2 Security & Safety Glass

        $1,149.00

        1. Table | SECURITY & SAFETY GLASS DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. 5.2.1 Safety Glass

          $285.00

          1. Table | SAFETY GLASS DEMAND (million dollars)

          2. Table | LAMINATED SAFETY GLASS DEMAND

          3. Table | TEMPERED SAFETY GLASS DEMAND

        3. 5.2.2 Ballistic Glass

          $217.00

          1. Table | BALLISTIC GLASS DEMAND (million dollars)

        4. 5.2.3 Hurricane Glass

          $167.00

          1. Table | HURRICANE GLASS DEMAND (million dollars)

        5. 5.2.4 Fire-Rated Glass

          $305.00

          1. Table | FIRE-RATED GLASS DEMAND (million dollars)

          2. Table | LAMINATED FIRE GLASS DEMAND

          3. Table | WIRE REINFORCED FIRE GLASS DEMAND (million dollars)

        6. 5.2.5 Burglary Resistant Glass

          $82.00

          1. Table | BURGLARY RESISTANT GLASS DEMAND (million dollars)

      3. 5.3 Solar Control Glass

        $1,240.00

        1. Table | SOLAR CONTROL GLASS DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. 5.3.1 Reflective Glass

          $165.00

          1. Table | REFLECTIVE GLASS DEMAND (million dollars)

          2. Table | SOFT-COAT REFLECTIVE GLASS (million dollars)

          3. Table | HARD-COAT REFLECTIVE GLASS DEMAND (million dollars)

        3. 5.3.2 Low-Emissivity Glass

          $343.00

          1. Table | LOW-EMISSIVITY GLASS DEMAND (million dollars)

          2. Table | SOFT-COAT LOW-EMISSIVITY GLASS DEMAND (million dollars)

          3. Table | HARD-COAT LOW-EMISSIVITY GLASS DEMAND (million dollars)

        4. 5.3.3 Smart Glass

          $620.00

          1. Table | SMART GLASS DEMAND (million dollars)

          2. Table | ELECTROCHROMIC MIRROR DEMAND (million dollars)

          3. Table | SMART WINDOW GLASS DEMAND (million dollars)

      4. 5.4 Other High-Performance Flat Glass Products

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        1. Table | OTHER HIGH-PERFORMANCE FLAT GLASS PRODUCTS DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. 5.4.1 Heads-Up Display Windshields

          $131.00

          1. Table | HEADS-UP DISPLAY WINDSHIELD GLASS DEMAND (million dollars)

        3. 5.4.2 Ultraclear & Colorless Glass

          $88.00

          1. Table | ULTRACLEAR & COLORLESS GLASS DEMAND (million dollars)

        4. 5.4.3 Self-Cleaning Glass

          $196.00

          1. Table | SELF-CLEANING GLASS DEMAND (million dollars)

        5. 5.4.4 All Other High-Performance Flat Glass Products

          $165.00

          1. Table | ALL OTHER HIGH-PERFORMANCE FLAT GLASS PRODUCTS DEMAND (million dollars)

    6. 6 MARKETS

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      1. 6.1 General

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        1. Table | HIGH-PERFORMANCE FLAT GLASS DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

      2. 6.2 Vehicular Market

        $940.00

        1. Table | VEHICULAR MARKET FOR HIGH-PERFORMANCE FLAT GLASS (million dollars)

        2. 6.2.1 Motor Vehicles

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          1. Table | MOTOR VEHICLE MARKET FOR HIGH-PERFORMANCE FLAT GLASS (million dollars)

          2. Table | ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT MOTOR VEHICLE MARKET FOR HIGH-PERFORMANCE FLAT GLASS (million dollars)

          3. Table | MOTOR VEHICLE AFTERMARKET FOR HIGH-PERFORMANCE FLAT GLASS (million dollars)

        3. 6.2.2 Aerospace & Aircraft

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          1. Table | AEROSPACE & AIRCRAFT MARKET FOR HIGH-PERFORMANCE FLAT LASS (million dollars)

        4. 6.2.3 Other Vehicular Market

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          1. Table | OTHER VEHICULAR MARKET FOR HIGH-PERFORMANCE FLAT GLASS (million dollars)

      3. 6.3 Architectural Market

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        1. Table | ARCHITECTURAL MARKET FOR HIGH-PERFORMANCE FLAT GLASS (million dollars)

        2. 6.3.1 Residential Market

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          1. Table | RESIDENTIAL MARKET FOR HIGH-PERFORMANCE FLAT GLASS (million dollars)

          2. Table | NEW RESIDENTIAL MARKET FOR HIGH-PERFORMANCE FLAT GLASS (million dollars)

          3. Table | RESIDENTIAL IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR MARKET FOR HIGH-PERFORMANCE FLAT GLASS (million dollars)

        3. 6.3.2 Nonresidential Market

          $199.00

          1. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL MARKET FOR HIGH-PERFORMANCE FLAT GLASS (million dollars)

      4. 6.4 Other Markets

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        1. Table | OTHER MARKETS FOR HIGH-PERFORMANCE FLAT GLASS (million dollars)

        2. 6.4.1 Appliances & Furniture

          $82.00

        3. 6.4.2 Electronics

          $82.00

        4. 6.4.3 All Other

          $82.00

    7. 7 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $4,812.00

      1. 7.1 General

        $159.00

        1. Table | US HIGH-PERFORMANCE FLAT GLASS SALES BY COMPANY, 2012 (million dollars)

      2. 7.2 Market Share

        $190.00

      3. 7.3 Mergers, Acquisitions, & Divestitures

        $108.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      4. 7.4 Cooperative Agreements

        $148.00

        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      5. 7.5 Marketing & Distribution

        $148.00

      6. 7.6 Competitive Strategies

        $139.00

      7. 7.7 Company Profiles

        $3,879.00

        1. 7.7.1 American Glass Products Company

          $186.00

        2. 7.7.2 Apogee Enterprises Incorporated

          $174.00

        3. 7.7.3 Armor USA Incorporated

          $82.00

        4. 7.7.4 Asahi Glass Company Limited

          $282.00

        5. 7.7.5 Berkowitz (JE) LP

          $82.00

        6. 7.7.6 Cardinal Glass Industries Incorporated

          $164.00

        7. 7.7.7 Central Glass Company Limited

          $120.00

        8. 7.7.8 CompuDyne Corporation

          $82.00

        9. 7.7.9 CRH plc

          $184.00

        10. 7.7.10 Custom Glass Corporation

          $110.00

        11. 7.7.11 D'Ieteren NV

          $101.00

        12. 7.7.12 Dlubak Corporation

          $82.00

        13. 7.7.13 Gentex Corporation

          $142.00

        14. 7.7.14 Guardian Industries Corporation

          $314.00

        15. 7.7.15 Hartung Glass Industries Incorporated

          $82.00

        16. 7.7.16 Innovative Glass Corporation

          $82.00

        17. 7.7.17 JLL Partners Incorporated

          $89.00

        18. 7.7.18 LTI Smart Glass Incorporated

          $82.00

        19. 7.7.19 Magna International Incorporated

          $106.00

        20. 7.7.20 Nippon Sheet Glass Company Limited

          $263.00

        21. 7.7.21 O'Bryan Glass Corporation

          $82.00

        22. 7.7.22 O'Keeffe's Incorporated

          $85.00

        23. 7.7.23 PPG Industries Incorporated

          $269.00

        24. 7.7.24 Research Frontiers Incorporated

          $162.00

        25. 7.7.25 Saint-Gobain

          $258.00

        26. 7.7.26 Spectrum Glass Company Incorporated

          $82.00

        27. 7.7.27 Standard Bent Glass Corporation

          $82.00

        28. 7.7.28 Swift Glass Incorporated

          $82.00

        29. 7.7.29 Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC

          $92.00

        30. 7.7.30 Vitro SAB de CV

          $82.00

      8. 7.8 Other Companies Mentioned in Study

        $82.00

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