Global Textile Glass Fibers Industry

  • February 2013
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  • Global Industry Analysts
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  • 312 pages

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Textile Glass Fibers in Thousand Tons by the following End-Use Segments: Construction, Automotive, Industrial/Commercial Equipment, Marine, Consumer Goods, Paper & Fabrics, and Others. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2010 through 2018. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets.

The report profiles 47 companies including many key and niche players such as 3B-the fibreglass company, AGY Holding Corp., Product Offerings of AGY Holding Corp., China Fiberglass Co., Ltd., Chongqing Polycom International Corporation Ltd., Johns Manville Corporation, Nippon Electric Glass Co., Ltd., Owens Corning, Inc., OCV Reinforcements, PPG Industries, Inc., and Taishan Glass Fiber Co., Ltd.

Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based upon search engine sources in the public domain.

Table Of Contents




I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY and PRODUCT DEFINITIONS
Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation and Reporting Level I-2
Quantitative Techniques and Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3
End Use Segments I-4
Construction I-4
Automotive I-4
Industrial/Commercial Equipment I-4
Marine I-4
Consumer Goods I-4
Paper and Fabrics I-4
Others I-4


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-1
End-Use Market Dynamics Set the Tone for Future Growth II-1
Developing Markets to Power Growth II-1
Construction, Automotive and Industrial Equipment: Key End-Use
Markets II-2
Noteworthy Trends and Issues II-3
Glass Fiber Composite Products: Advancements Fuel Demand
from Various Applications II-3
New Application Areas for Reinforced Plastics II-3
Advanced Materials Challenge Glass Fiber Dominance in
Reinforcement Market II-4
Infrastructure Projects: Opportunity for Glass Fiber
Composites Market II-4
Emission Reduction Mandates: Opportunity in Automotive
Industry II-4
Long-Glass-Fiber-Reinforced Polypropylene - A Growing Market II-4
Glass Fiber Manufacturing Shifts to Asia II-4
Demand for Glass Fiber in Niche Applications II-5
Competitive Scenario II-5
Table 1: World Fiberglass Production by Leading Players
(2011): Percentage Breakdown of Output for Owen Corning,
Saint Gobain, China Fiberglass Co., Ltd., PPG Industries,
Chongqing Polycomp International Corp., Taishan Fiberglass,
and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-6

2. A MACRO VIEW OF KEY ECONOMIC INDICATORS II-7
World Economy - A Key Growth Driver II-7
Economic Growth Projected to Slow Amid Global Headwinds II-7
Table 2: GDP Growth Trend Across Major Economies: 2009-2012E
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-9
Current Account Imbalances Are Wide II-10
Key Downside Risks for the Euro Area II-11
US - A Subpar Recovery with Heightened Policy Uncertainty II-11
Construction Industry - A Review II-12
Developing Markets to Drive Global Growth II-14
Table 3: Worldwide Construction Spending by Country (2011)
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-14

Table 4: Percentage Share of Construction Spending by Region
- 2015E (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-14
Regional Perspective II-15
The Americas II-15
Asia Pacific II-15
Slowing Growth Momentum in Emerging Market Economies II-15
Europe II-16
European Sovereign Debt Crisis: A Cause of Concern II-16
Middle East II-16
Automotive Industry - A Backdrop II-17
Impact of Recession in Retrospect II-17
Auto Industry Remains Upbeat Despite European Debt Fears II-19
Strong Resurgence in Motor Vehicle Sales - A Favorable
Factor II-19
Going Ahead II-20
Motor Vehicle Industry: A Glance at Key Statistics II-20
Table 5: Motor Vehicles in Operation by Country (2010):
Percentage Share Breakdown for US, China, Japan, Brazil,
India, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-20

Table 6: Worldwide Motor Vehicle Production (2007-2011)
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-21

Table 7: Leading Worldwide Producers of Motor Vehicles
(2011): Ranked by Production Volume (in Million) (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-21

Table 8: Worldwide Motor Vehicle Production (2011):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Production Volume for Cars and
Commercial Vehicles (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-22

Table 9: Leading Cars Producing Countries (2011): Ranked by
Production Volume (in Million) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-22

Table 10: Leading Commercial Vehicle Producing Countries
(2011): Ranked by Production Volume (in Million) (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-23
Industrial Equipment Industry II-23

3. GLASS FIBER INDUSTRY- AN INSIGHT II-24
Glass Fibers: An Introduction II-24
Key Features II-25
Table 11: Physical properties of Glass Fibers II-25
Table 12: Electrical Properties of Glass Fibers II-25
A Brief History II-26
Glass Fiber Production Process II-26
Types of Glass Fibers II-26
On Basis of Geometry II-26
On Basis of Composition II-26
Types of Glass Fibers II-27
Characteristics of Select Types of Glass Fiber II-27
A-Glass II-27
C-Glass II-28
D-Glass II-28
E-Glass II-28
S-Glass II-28
Table 13: Structural Composition of Various Glass Fibers II-29

4. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-30
Textile Glass Fiber: An Introduction II-30
Manufacturing Process of Textile Glass Fiber II-30
Role of Borates in Production Process II-31
E-Glass Textile Glass Fiber Products II-31
Raw Materials in Textile Glass Fibers II-31
End-Use Markets: An Overview II-32
Construction II-32
Automotive II-32
Industrial/Commercial Equipment II-33
Marine II-33
Consumer Goods II-33
Paper and Fabrics II-33
Others II-33
Reinforcement of Composites: A Key Application Area II-34

5. PRODUCT INNOVATIONS/INTRODUCTIONS II-36
Tissa Glasweberei and Victrex Polymer Solutions Unveils
Tixpref Brand of Composite Fabrics II-36
PPG Industries Launches Three Novel CHOPVANTAGE® Chopped
Strand Fiber Products II-36
Owens Corning Introduces FoodContactâ„¢ Glass Fibre Solution II-37
Johns Manville Launches StarRov® 490 LFTPlus and ThermoFlow®
Products II-37
Owens Corning Unveils SE1550 Single-End Type 30 Roving II-37
Owens Corning Rolls Out Non-Woven Glass Fiber Veil II-38
Owens Corning Unveils New Grades of Short Glass Fiber
Reinforcements II-38
AGY Rolls Out S-3 HDIâ„¢ Glass Fiber for High Performance PCBs II-38
Owens Corning Introduces HydroStrandâ„¢ Glass Fiber II-39
AGY Introduces New Sizing System for E-Glass Yarns II-39
aerodyn Qualifies PPG’s HYBON® 2206 Direct Roving Fiberglass II-39
AGY Holding Launches Ultra-Fine Yarns for Printed Circuit
Board Substrates II-39
Owens Corning Introduces Ultrabladeâ„¢ Fabric II-40
3B Introduces 10 Micron Glass Fibre II-40
Owens Corning Rolls Out OptiFlowâ„¢ Reinforcements II-41
AGY Introduces E-Glass Fiber in Europe II-41
AGY Launches S-1 HMâ„¢ Rovings II-41

6. PRODUCT INNOVATIONS/INTRODUCTIONS IN THE RECENT PAST II-42
Johns Manville Rolls Out StabilStrand® II-42
AGY Launches S-1 Glassâ„¢ Fiber II-42
3B Unveils Advantexâ„¢ DS 2200-13P Chopped Strand II-42
AGY Launches HPB Glass Fiber for Use in Medical Device
Implant II-43
AGY Rolls Out L-Glass Fiber for Printed Wiring Board II-43
PPG Industries Introduces Mil-Tough Inorganic Composite
Binder Panels II-43
PPG Industries Rolls Out Hybon 2026 Fiber Glass Roving in
China II-43
AGY Unveils New Quicksilver and Featherlight Glass Fibers II-44
AGY Introduces New S-Seriesâ„¢ High Performance Materials
Product Line II-44
Ticona Engineering Polymers Launches Hostaform Long Glass
Fiber Acetal Copolymer II-44
Hexcel Introduces Fiber Glass Fabric for Surfboards II-44
Johns Manville Introduces Novel Microfiber II-45
Owens Launches FIBERGLASâ„¢ Pipe Insulation II-45

7. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-46
Binani Industries Takes Over 3B II-46
Owens Corning Extends Glass Reinforcement Manufacturing
Capacity in Russia II-46
Owens Corning Extends Glass Reinforcement Production Capacity
at Tlaxcala, Mexico II-46
Owens Corning Divests Glass-fiber Reinforcement Facility to
Chongqing Polycomp International II-47
Johns Manville to Expand Glass Fiber Production Capacities II-47
PPG and Harsha to Enter into Joint Venture II-47
PPG Re-Opens Furnace in North Carolina Facility II-47
China Fiberglass Takes Over Full Equity Stake in Jushi Group II-48
China Fiberglass to Purchase 50% Stake in P-D Jushi Interglas II-48
Nanocyl and 3B-Fiberglass Ink Agreement II-48

8. CORPORATE DEVELOPMENTS IN THE RECENT PAST II-49
Granite Equity Partners Snaps Up GEOTEK II-49
AGY Acquires Stake in Shanghai Grace Technology II-49
Gulf Craft Selects Garmin for Outfitting Two Yacht and Boat
Brands II-49
Reinforced Plastic System Takes Over Chautauqua Fiberglass II-49
Hitachi Zosen Buys Controlling Stake in Nippon Basic
Technology Laboratory II-49
Sabic Acquires RheMax Branded Compounds Line from RheTech II-49
California Mantel Takes Over Sierra Concrete Design II-50
Owens Corning Converting Composite Glass Making Facilities II-50
Solid Concepts Takes Over Composite Tooling Technologies II-50
Group DKG Purchases An-Cor Industrial Plastics II-50
Frontline Strategy Buys Stake in Shriram SEPL Composites II-50
Saint-Gobain Purchases Interest in MAG from Nippon Sheet
Glass II-51
AGY Acquires Continuous Filament Mat Business from Owens
Corning II-51
AGY Expands Manufacturing Capacity of S-2 Glass® Fiber
Products II-51
Platinum Equity Buys Two Composite Production Plants from
Owens Corning II-51
Joussour Company Purchases Majority Stake in Eastern
Petrochemicals Company II-52
Owens Acquires Saint-Gobain Subsidiary II-52
Crane Takes Over Owens’ Composite Business II-52
Euramax Acquires Select Businesses from Owens Corning Fabwel II-52
China Fiberglass Raises Stake in Jushi II-52
Sintex Acquires Majority Stake in Wausaukee Composites II-52
ZCL Acquires XAHC II-53
AGY Acquires Owens Corning’s CFM Business II-53
Guardian to Establish Manufacturing Facility in Washington II-53
RTP Company Expands Long Fiber Thermoplastics Production in
China II-53
Gunther Kast Invests in Hungary to Expand Production Capacity
of Fiber Glass Fabric II-53

9. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS II-54
3B-the fibreglass company (Belgium) II-54
AGY Holding Corp (USA) II-54
Product Offerings of AGY Holding Corp II-55
China Fiberglass Co., Ltd. (China) II-56
Chongqing Polycom International Corporation Ltd (CPIC) (
China) II-56
Johns Manville Corporation (USA) II-56
Nippon Electric Glass Co., Ltd. (Japan) II-57
Owens Corning, Inc. (USA) II-57
OCV Reinforcements (USA) II-58
PPG Industries, Inc. (USA) II-58
Taishan Glass Fiber Co., Ltd. (China) II-59

10. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-60
Table 14: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Textile Glass Fiber by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin
America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-60

Table 15: World Historic Review for Textile Glass Fiber by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-61

Table 16: World 15-Year Perspective for Textile Glass Fiber by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East and Latin America Markets for Years 2004, 2012 and
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-62

Table 17: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Textile Glass Fibers in Construction Industry by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years
2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-63

Table 18: World Historic Review for Textile Glass Fibers in
Construction Industry by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East,
and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2004 through 2009
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-64

Table 19: World 15-Year Perspective for Textile Glass Fibers
in Construction Industry by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America
Markets for Years 2004, 2012 and 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-65

Table 20: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Textile Glass Fibers in Automotive Industry by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years
2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-66

Table 21: World Historic Review for Textile Glass Fibers in
Automotive Industry by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin
America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2004 through 2009
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-67

Table 22: World 15-Year Perspective for Textile Glass Fibers
in Automotive Industry by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America
Markets for Years 2004, 2012 and 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-68

Table 23: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Textile Glass Fibers in Industrial/ Commercial Equipment
Industry by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin
America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-69

Table 24: World Historic Review for Textile Glass Fibers in
Industrial/ Commercial Equipment Industry by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for
Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-70

Table 25: World 15-Year Perspective for Textile Glass Fibers
in Industrial/ Commercial Equipment Industry by Geographic
Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East
and Latin America Markets for Years 2004, 2012 and 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-71

Table 26: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Textile Glass Fibers in Marine Industry by Geographic Region -
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2010
through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-72

Table 27: World Historic Review for Textile Glass Fibers in
Marine Industry by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin
America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2004 through 2009
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-73

Table 28: World 15-Year Perspective for Textile Glass Fibers
in Marine Industry by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown
of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America Markets for
Years 2004, 2012 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-74

Table 29: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Textile Glass Fibers in Consumer Goods Industry by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years
2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-75

Table 30: World Historic Review for Textile Glass Fibers in
Consumer Goods Industry by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East,
and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2004 through 2009
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-76

Table 31: World 15-Year Perspective for Textile Glass Fibers
in Consumer Goods Industry by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America
Markets for Years 2004, 2012 and 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-77

Table 32: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Textile Glass Fibers in Paper and Fabrics Industry by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Tons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-78

Table 33: World Historic Review for Textile Glass Fibers in
Paper and Fabrics Industry by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East,
and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2004 through 2009
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-79

Table 34: World 15-Year Perspective for Textile Glass Fibers
in Paper and Fabrics Industry by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America
Markets for Years 2004, 2012 and 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-80

Table 35: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Textile Glass Fibers in Other Applications by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years
2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-81

Table 36: World Historic Review for Textile Glass Fibers in
Other Applications by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and
Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2004 through 2009
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-82

Table 37: World 15-Year Perspective for Textile Glass Fibers
in Other Applications by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America
Markets for Years 2004, 2012 and 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-83


III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Outlook III-1
Opportunity from Reinforced Applications of Textile Glass
Fiber III-1
Fiberglass Windows: Opportunity for Growth III-2
Overview of Construction Market- The Major End-Use Market III-2
US Housing Market Remains Sluggish III-3
Table 38: Residential Construction in the US (2007-2013F):
Number of Housing Starts by Type - Single-Family Units and
Multi-Family Units (In '000) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-4

Table 39: Building Permits in the United States
(2007-2013F): Yearly Breakdown of Number of Permits (in
'000s) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-4
Automobile Industry III-5
Product Launches III-5
Strategic Corporate Developments III-10
Key Players III-10
B.Market Analytics III-14
Table 40: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Textile Glass Fibers by End-Use Segment -Construction,
Automotive, Industrial/ Commercial Equipment, Marine,
Consumer Goods, Paper and Fabrics and Others Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Tons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-14

Table 41: US Historic Review for Textile Glass Fibers by
End-Use Segment - Construction, Automotive,
Industrial/Commercial Equipment, Marine, Consumer Goods,
Paper and Fabrics and Others Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2004
through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-15

Table 42: US 15-Year Perspective for Textile Glass Fibers by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
Construction, Automotive, Industrial/Commercial Equipment,
Marine, Consumer Goods, Paper and Fabrics and Others Markets
for 2004, 2012 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-16

2. CANADA III-17
A.Market Analysis III-17
Outlook III-17
Construction Market: An Insight III-17
Table 43: Housing Starts in Canada (2007-2013) (In ‘000
Units) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-18
B.Market Analytics III-19
Table 44: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Textile Glass Fibers by End-Use Segment - Construction,
Automotive, Industrial/ Commercial Equipment, Marine,
Consumer Goods, Paper and Fabrics and Others Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Tons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-19

Table 45: Canadian Historic Review for Textile Glass Fibers
by End-Use Segment - Construction, Automotive,
Industrial/Commercial Equipment, Marine, Consumer Goods,
Paper and Fabrics and Others Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2004
through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20

Table 46: Canadian 15-Year Perspective for Textile Glass
Fibers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Sales for Construction, Automotive, Industrial/ Commercial
Equipment, Marine, Consumer Goods, Paper and Fabrics and
Others Markets for 2004, 2012 and 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-21

3. JAPAN III-22
A.Market Analysis III-22
Outlook III-22
Construction Market- A Quick Primer III-22
Table 47: Annual Housing Construction Starts in Japan
(2007-2013) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23
Nippon Electric Glass Co., Ltd. - A Key Player III-23
B.Market Analytics III-24
Table 48: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Textile Glass Fibers by End-Use Segment - Construction,
Automotive, Industrial/Commercial Equipment, Marine,
Consumer Goods, Paper and Fabrics and Others Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Tons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-24

Table 49: Japanese Historic Review for Textile Glass Fibers
by End-Use Segment - Construction, Automotive,
Industrial/Commercial Equipment, Marine, Consumer Goods,
Paper and Fabrics and Others Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2004
through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25

Table 50: Japanese 15-Year Perspective for Textile Glass
Fibers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Sales for Construction, Automotive, Industrial/Commercial
Equipment, Marine, Consumer Goods, Paper and Fabrics and
Others Markets for 2004, 2012 and 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-26

4. EUROPE III-27
A.Market Analysis III-27
Outlook III-27
Glass Fiber Reinforced Plastic Market III-27
Table 51: European Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) Market
(2011): Percentage Share Breakdown of Production Volume
for Germany, Italy, UK, France, Nordic Countries, Benelux,
Eastern Europe and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-27

Table 52: European Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) Market
(2011): Percentage Share Breakdown of Production Volume by
End Use Segments for Construction, Transport,
Electronics, Sports and Leisure and Other Markets (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28
Construction Industry - A Brief Overview III-28
Table 53: Construction Industry in Europe (2010, 2011 and
2012): Percentage Change of Construction Output by Segment
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29
Automotive Industry: A Brief Insight III-29
Product Launches III-30
B.Market Analytics III-31
Table 54: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Textile Glass Fibers by Geographic Region - France,
Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Tons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-31

Table 55: European Historic Review for Textile Glass Fibers
by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain,
Russia and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2004
through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-32

Table 56: European 15-Year Perspective for Textile Glass
Fibers by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Sales for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest
of Europe Markets for 2004, 2012 and 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33

Table 57: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Textile Glass Fibers by End-Use Segment -Construction,
Automotive, Industrial/ Commercial Equipment, Marine,
Consumer Goods, Paper and Fabrics and Others Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Tons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-34

Table 58: European Historic Review for Textile Glass Fibers
by End-Use Segment - Construction, Automotive,
Industrial/Commercial Equipment, Marine, Consumer Goods,
Paper and Fabrics and Others Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2004
through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35

Table 59: European 15-Year Perspective for Textile Glass
Fibers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Sales for Construction, Automotive, Industrial/Commercial
Equipment, Marine, Consumer Goods, Paper and Fabrics and
Others Markets for 2004, 2012 and 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-36

4a. FRANCE III-37
Market Analysis III-37
Table 60: French Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Textile Glass Fibers by End-Use Segment -Construction,
Automotive, Industrial/ Commercial Equipment, Marine,
Consumer Goods, Paper and Fabrics and Others Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Tons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-37

Table 61: French Historic Review for Textile Glass Fibers
by End-Use Segment - Construction, Automotive,
Industrial/Commercial Equipment, Marine, Consumer Goods,
Paper and Fabrics and Others Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2004
through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38

Table 62: French 15-Year Perspective for Textile Glass
Fibers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Sales for Construction, Automotive, Industrial/Commercial
Equipment, Marine, Consumer Goods, Paper and Fabrics and
Others Markets for 2004, 2012 and 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-39

4b. GERMANY III-40
Market Analysis III-40
Table 63: German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Textile Glass Fibers by End-Use Segment -Construction,
Automotive, Industrial/ Commercial Equipment, Marine,
Consumer Goods, Paper and Fabrics and Others Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Tons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-40

Table 64: German Historic Review for Textile Glass Fibers
by End-Use Segment - Construction, Automotive,
Industrial/Commercial Equipment, Marine, Consumer Goods,
Paper and Fabrics and Others Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2004
through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41

Table 65: German 15-Year Perspective for Textile Glass
Fibers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Sales for Construction, Automotive, Industrial/Commercial
Equipment, Marine, Consumer Goods, Paper and Fabrics and
Others Markets 2004, 2012 and 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-42

4c. ITALY III-43
Market Analysis III-43
Table 66: Italian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Textile Glass Fibers by End-Use Segment -Construction,
Automotive, Industrial/ Commercial Equipment, Marine,
Consumer Goods, Paper and Fabrics and Others Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Tons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-44

Table 67: Italian Historic Review for Textile Glass Fibers
by End-Use Segment - Construction, Automotive,
Industrial/Commercial Equipment, Marine, Consumer Goods,
Paper and Fabrics and Others Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2004
through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-45

Table 68: Italian 15-Year Perspective for Textile Glass
Fibers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Sales for Construction, Automotive, Industrial/Commercial
Equipment, Marine, Consumer Goods, Paper and Fabrics and
Others Markets for 2004, 2012 and 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-46

4d. THE UNITED KINGDOM III-47
A.Market Analysis III-47
Outlook III-47
Construction Industry in the UK - An Overview III-47
Table 69: Residential Construction in the UK (2007-2012E):
Number of Housing Starts in ‘000 Units (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-48
B.Market Analytics III-48
Table 70: UK Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Textile Glass Fibers by End-Use Segment -Construction,
Automotive, Industrial/ Commercial Equipment, Marine,
Consumer Goods, Paper and Fabrics and Others Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Tons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-48

Table 71: UK Historic Review for Textile Glass Fibers by
End-Use Segment - Construction, Automotive,
Industrial/Commercial Equipment, Marine, Consumer Goods,
Paper and Fabrics and Others Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2004
through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-49

Table 72: UK 15-Year Perspective for Textile Glass Fibers
by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales
for Construction, Automotive, Industrial/ Commercial
Equipment, Marine, Consumer Goods, Paper and Fabrics and
Others Markets for 2004, 2012 and 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-50

4e. SPAIN III-51
A.Market Analysis III-51
Outlook III-51
Impact of Eurocrisis: Spain’s Construction Takes the
Biggest Blow III-51
B.Market Analytics III-52
Table 73: Spanish Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Textile Glass Fibers by End-Use Segment -Construction,
Automotive, Industrial/Commercial Equipment, Marine,
Consumer Goods, Paper and Fabrics and Others Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Tons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-52

Table 74: Spanish Historic Review for Textile Glass Fibers
by End-Use Segment - Construction, Automotive,
Industrial/Commercial Equipment, Marine, Consumer Goods,
Paper and Fabrics and Others Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2004
through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-53

Table 75: Spanish 15-Year Perspective for Textile Glass
Fibers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Sales for Construction, Automotive, Industrial/ Commercial
Equipment, Marine, Consumer Goods, Paper and Fabrics and
Others Markets for 2004, 2012 and 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-54

4f. RUSSIA III-55
A.Market Analysis III-55
Outlook III-55
Russian Construction Industry - A Brief Overview III-55
Strategic Corporate Development III-55
B.Market Analytics III-56
Table 76: Russian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Textile Glass Fibers by End-Use Segment - Construction,
Automotive, Industrial/Commercial Equipment, Marine,
Consumer Goods, Paper and Fabrics and Others Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Tons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-56

Table 77: Russian Historic Review for Textile Glass Fibers
by End-Use Segment - Construction, Automotive,
Industrial/Commercial Equipment, Marine, Consumer Goods,
Paper and Fabrics and Others Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2004
through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-57

Table 78: Russian 15-Year Perspective for Textile Glass
Fibers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Sales for Construction, Automotive, Industrial/Commercial
Equipment, Marine, Consumer Goods, Paper and Fabrics and
Others Markets for 2004, 2012 and 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-58

4g. REST OF EUROPE III-59
A.Market Analysis III-59
Outlook III-59
Strategic Corporate Developments III-59
3B-the fibreglass company (Belgium) - A Key Player III-60
B.Market Analytics III-62
Table 79: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Textile Glass Fibers by End-Use Segment
-Construction, Automotive, Industrial/ Commercial Equipment,
Marine, Consumer Goods, Paper and Fabrics and Others Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Tons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-62

Table 80: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Textile Glass
Fibers by End-Use Segment - Construction, Automotive,
Industrial/Commercial Equipment, Marine, Consumer Goods,
Paper and Fabrics and Others Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2004
through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-63

Table 81: Rest of Europe 15-Year Perspective for Textile
Glass Fibers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for Construction, Automotive,
Industrial/Commercial Equipment, Marine, Consumer Goods,
Paper and Fabrics and Others Markets for 2004, 2012 and 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-64

5. ASIA-PACIFIC III-65
A.Market Analysis III-65
Outlook III-65
China III-65
A Leading Market for Textile Glass Fibers III-65
Production Scenario III-66
Table 82: Production Capacity of Major Glass Fiber
Companies in China (2010) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-66
Construction Market - The Major End-Use Segment III-67
Residential Construction in China III-67
Automotive Market in China III-68
Strategic Corporate Developments III-68
Key Players III-69
B.Market Analytics III-70
Table 83: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Textile Glass Fibers by Geographic Region -
China and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for
Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-70

Table 84: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Textile Glass
Fibers by Geographic Region - China and Rest of
Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2004 through 2009
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-71

Table 85: Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for Textile Glass
Fibers by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Sales for China and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets for 2004,
2012 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-72

Table 86: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Textile Glass Fibers by End-Use Segment
-Construction, Automotive, Industrial/ Commercial Equipment,
Marine, Consumer Goods, Paper and Fabrics and Others Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Tons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-73

Table 87: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Textile Glass
Fibers by End-Use Segment - Construction, Automotive,
Industrial/Commercial Equipment, Marine, Consumer Goods,
Paper and Fabrics and Others Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2004
through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-74

Table 88: Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for Textile
Glass Fibers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for Construction, Automotive,
Industrial/Commercial Equipment, Marine, Consumer Goods,
Paper and Fabrics and Others Markets for 2004, 2012 and 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-75

6. THE MIDDLE EAST III-76
A.Market Analysis III-76
Outlook III-76
Construction Sector in the Middle East: A Review III-76
B.Market Analytics III-77
Table 89: Middle East Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Textile Glass Fibers by End-Use Segment - Construction,
Automotive, Industrial/Commercial Equipment, Marine,
Consumer Goods, Paper and Fabrics and Others Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Tons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-77

Table 90: Middle East Historic Review for Textile Glass
Fibers by End-Use Segment - Construction, Automotive,
Industrial/Commercial Equipment, Marine, Consumer Goods,
Paper and Fabrics and Others Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2004
through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-78

Table 91: Middle East 15-Year Perspective for Textile Glass
Fibers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Sales for Construction, Automotive, Industrial/Commercial
Equipment, Marine, Consumer Goods, Paper and Fabrics and
Others Markets for 2004, 2012 and 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-79

7. LATIN AMERICA III-80
A.Market Analysis III-80
Outlook III-80
Strategic Corporate Development III-80
B.Market Analytics III-81
Table 92: Latin American Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Textile Glass Fibers by End-Use Segment -
Construction, Automotive, Industrial/Commercial Equipment,
Marine, Consumer Goods, Paper and Fabrics and Others Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Thousand Tons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-81

Table 93: Latin American Historic Review for Textile Glass
Fibers by End-Use Segment - Construction, Automotive,
Industrial/Commercial Equipment, Marine, Consumer Goods,
Paper and Fabrics and Others Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2004
through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-82

Table 94: Latin American 15-Year Perspective for Textile
Glass Fibers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for Construction, Automotive,
Industrial/Commercial Equipment, Marine, Consumer Goods,
Paper and Fabrics and Others Markets for 2004, 2012 and 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-83


IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 47 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 55)

The United States (9)
canada (1)
Japan (1)
Europe (25)
- France (4)
- Germany (10)
- The United Kingdom (2)
- Italy (1)
- Spain (1)
- Rest of Europe (7)
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (18)
Middle-East (1)

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