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World Textile Glass Fibers Industry

  • February 2015
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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Textile Glass Fibers in Tons by the following End-Use Sectors: 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 2014 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 51 companies including many key and niche players such as -

3B-the fibreglass company
AGY Holding Corp.
China Fiberglass Co., Ltd.
Chongqing Polycom International Corporation Ltd.
Johns Manville Corporation

Table Of Contents

World Textile Glass Fibers Industry



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
Prelude II-1
Developing Markets to Power Future Growth II-2
Impact of Economic Upheavals in Retrospect II-2
Improvement in Global GDP Bodes Well for the Market II-3
Table 1: World GDP Growth (%) by Country/Region (2012-2015)
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-5
Positive Eurozone Economic Outlook Enthuses the Market II-6
Table 2: EU Real GDP Growth Rates in % (2014 and 2015):
Breakdown by Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-7
Global GFRP Composites Market - A Review II-7
Glass Fiber Composite Products: Advances Fuel Demand from
Various Applications II-8
New Application Areas for Reinforced Plastics II-8
Advanced Materials Challenge Glass Fiber Dominance in
Reinforcement Market II-9
Infrastructure Projects: Opportunity for Glass Fiber
Composites Market II-9
Glass Fiber Composites in Automotive Industry II-10
Table 3: Global Automotive Materials Market (2013):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Demand by Type of
Composite Material (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-10
Emission Reduction Mandates: Opportunity in Automotive Industry II-10
Emissions Regulations Landscape in Major Country/Region II-12
Long-Glass-Fiber-Reinforced Polypropylene - A Growing Market II-12
Demand for Glass Fiber in Niche Applications II-12
Glass/Carbon Fiber Hybrid Composites Gain Prominence II-13
Textile Reinforced Concrete - The Latest Innovation II-13
Built-Up Roofing Systems to Grow at a Slower Pace II-14
A Glance at Few Innovations/Developments in the Textile Glass
Fibers Market II-14
Composites Replace Steel in Green Roofs II-14
Students Create Sustainable Home with Fiberglass Roof and Walls II-15
New Composite System Seeks to Improve Functioning of Wind
Turbine Blades II-15
PPG Develops Improved INNOFIBER® Fiber Glass for Wind Turbine
Blades II-15
KIT Develops EQ-Top Seismic Wallpaper Adhesive II-16
SSC Develops Glass Fiber Reinforced Plastic Composite Covers
for Manholes and Drains II-16
Glass Fibers Used to Create Lightweight Aquarium Fish Tanks II-16
Researchers Create Hybrids of Natural Fibers and Carbon/Glass
Fibers to Cut Costs II-17
The Lightest Car Roof II-17
Parabeam Brings 3D Glass Fabrics on São Paulo's Monorail II-18
Performance Seat Gains Accolades II-18
Audi Aims Lower Vehicular Emissions by Introducing Fiberglass
Springs II-18
Fiberglass Bridge Installation Replaces Old Wooden Bridge in
the Mid State Trail II-19
Population Growth and Urbanization to Drive Demand for Textile
Glass Fibers II-19
Table 4: World Population by Geographic Region (2000-2050)
(In Millions) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-20

Table 5: Percentage of Urban Population in Select Countries
(2010 and 2050P) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-21
Glass Fiber Manufacturing Shifts to Asia II-21
Glass Fiber Supply to Tighten in the Near Future? II-22
Competitive Scenario II-22
Table 6: World Fiberglass Production (2013): Percentage
Breakdown of Output by Leading Players - China Fiberglass Co.
Ltd., Chongqing Polycomp International Corp., Owens Corning,
PPG Industries, Saint Gobain, Taishan Fiberglass, and Others
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-23

2. A REVIEW OF MAJOR END-USE MARKETS II-24
Construction II-24
Applications of Textile Glass Fibers in Interior and Exterior
Construction Sectors II-25
Construction Sector Activity Influences Textile Glass Fibers
Market II-25
Table 7: Global Construction Market (2015P and 2020P):
Percentage Breakdown of Construction Spending by Region
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-28

Table 8: Growth in the Global Construction Market by Sector
(2013-2020) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-28
Automotive II-28
Table 9: Raw Material Usage in Automotive Industry (2014):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Weight in the Total Vehicle
Weight by Type of Raw Material (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-29
Increasing Focus on Lightweight Vehicles Favors Market Growth II-30
Table 10: Average Weight of Vehicles (2007, 2014 and 2020) (In
‘000 lbs) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-30

Table 11: World Production of Passenger Cars (2013 and 2018):
Breakdown of Production Figures in Thousand Units by
Geographic Region/Country (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-31

Table 12: World Production of Commercial Vehicles (2013 and
2018) - Breakdown of Production Figures in Thousand Units by
Geographic Region (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-31
The Automotive Industry: A Curtain Raiser II-31
Economic Upheavals and the Automotive Industry: A Review II-33
Industrial/Commercial Equipment II-35
Optimism Prevails Amid Growth in Global Manufacturing PMI II-36
Marine II-37
Global Boat Industry Heralds the Arrival of Marine Composites II-37
Aerospace II-37
Demand for New Commercial Aircraft to Drive Demand for
Textile Glass Fiber II-38
Table 13: Global Fleet of Aircrafts (in Units) for Years
2011, 2013 and 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-39

Table 14: Global Air Traffic Flow (In Billion Revenue
Passenger Kilometers (RPKs)) for Years 2011, 2013, 2015 and
2030 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-39
Carbon Fiber Composites Pose Challenge to Glass Fiber
Composites in Aircraft Interiors II-39
Electrical/Electronics II-40
Glass Fibers: Dominant but Facing Threat of Better Alternatives II-40
Consumer and Sporting Goods II-40
Wind Energy II-41
Rapid Growth in Store for Wind Power Sector II-41
Table 15: World Wind Power Market (2014 and 2020) - Breakdown
of Cumulative Installed Capacity in Megawatts by Geographic
Region (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-42
Large/Hybrid Power Wind Turbines: A Technical Insight II-43

3. GLASS FIBER INDUSTRY- AN INSIGHT II-44
Glass Fibers: An Introduction II-44
Key Features II-44
Table 16: Physical properties of Glass Fibers II-45
Table 17: Electrical Properties of Glass Fibers II-45
A Brief History II-45
Glass Fiber Production Process II-46
Types of Glass Fibers II-46
On Basis of Geometry II-46
On Basis of Composition II-46
Types of Glass Fibers II-47
Characteristics of Select Types of Glass Fiber II-47
A-Glass II-48
C-Glass II-48
D-Glass II-48
E-Glass II-48
S-Glass II-48
Table 18: Structural Composition of Various Glass Fibers II-49

4. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-50
Textile Glass Fiber: An Introduction II-50
Manufacturing Process of Textile Glass Fiber II-50
Role of Borates in Production Process II-51
E-Glass Textile Glass Fiber Products II-51
Raw Materials in Textile Glass Fibers II-51
End-Use Markets: An Overview II-52
Construction II-52
Automotive II-52
Industrial/Commercial Equipment II-53
Marine II-53
Consumer Goods II-53
Paper and Fabrics II-53
Others II-53
Reinforcement of Composites: A Key Application Area II-54

5. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-56
CTG/Taishan and AGY Start the Production of S-1 HMâ„¢ Glass Fiber II-56
SAERTEX USA Takes Over Equipment and Nonwoven Production
Capacity from Fiber Glass Industries II-56
Valmiera Relocates to Dublin II-56
3B Participates in Co-creation of a Composite System II-56
Owens Corning Signs Agreement with AGY II-56
AGY Endorses S-2 Glass ® Portfolio for Oil and Gas Applications II-56
Johns Manville Realigns Engineering Products Business II-57
Preiss-Daimler Acquires Johns Manville's Glass Textile Business II-57
Johns Manville Invests to Support Growth in Lightweight
Composites II-57
Nippon Electric Increases Production Capacity in Malaysia II-57
Owens Corning Displays High-Performance Glass Fiber Reinforced
Composite Solutions II-57
PPG Industries Displays Wind Energy Solutions II-57
PGG Industries Expands the HYBON® Direct Draw Roving Portfolio II-58
PPG Displays Latest Portfolio of Fiber Glass Textiles and
Products II-58
PPG Displays Sustainable Products II-58
PPG Fiber Glass Sells Interest in PPG-Devold to Hexagon Devold II-58
PPG Wet Chop Product Portfolio Offered in Reusable Bulk Bag
Packages II-58
PPG Industries Receives Recognition for INNOFIBER® XM II-58
Owens Corning Makes a $130 Million Investment II-59
Germanischer Lloyd Approves HiPer-texâ„¢ II-59
AGY Sells Huntingdon Business Unit II-59
CPIC Fiberglass Launches Fresh Production Line in Brazil II-59
Chongqing CPIC Makes a Global Presence II-59
Owens Corning Joins Hands with Taishan Fiberglass II-59
Owens Corning Joins Hands with TenCate and BASF II-60
Vetrotex Expands Czech Family II-60
AGY Sells China-based Operations to CPIC II-60
Binani Industries Takes Over 3B II-60
Owens Corning Extends Glass Reinforcement Manufacturing
Capacity in Russia II-60
Owens Corning Extends Glass Reinforcement Production Capacity
at Tlaxcala, Mexico II-60
CPIC Signs Agreement for FRP Chimney II-61

6. PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS/INNOVATIONS II-62
Owens Corning Unveils Two New Glass Fibers Products II-62
Quantum Composites Unveils its First Hybrid Carbon Fiber/Glass
Fiber Material II-62
Chomarat Unveils ROVICORE FR II-62
3B Introduces Chopped Strands Glass Fibre II-62
AGY Unveiled S2 and E Glass Yarns Range II-62
3B Launches DS1135-10N II-63
AGY Introduces New Thermoplastic Sizing Systems II-63
Johns Manville Unveils Fibers for Polypropylene II-63
John Manville Launches New Fibers for BMC II-63
Owens Corning Includes Two New Products in the SMC Family II-63
Owens Corning Introduces WUCS 9703 II-63
Owens Corning Unveils a New Multi-End Roving II-64
Owens Corning Introduces Multipurpose Chop Roving II-64
Owens Corning Unveils WindStrand® Type 30® Roving Products II-64
Owens Corning Introduces Nine New Products II-64
Asahi Kasei Plastics Introduces Long Glass Fiber-Reinforced
Polypropylene II-64
Ahlstrom Unveils AceBlade II-64
Johns Manvill Introduces a New, Engineered Reactive Glass Fiber II-65
3B Unveils New E-CR Glass Roving II-65
CPIC Introduces HT-Glass II-65
3B Launches Milled Fibre Powder Grade II-65
GASTANK Sweden Introduces Zero Permeation Composite CNG II-65
3B Unveils HiPer-texâ„¢ W2020 II-65
Tissa Glasweberei and Victrex Polymer Solutions Unveil Tixpref
Brand of Composite Fabrics II-65
PPG Industries Launches Three Novel CHOPVANTAGE® Chopped
Strand Fiber Products II-66
Owens Corning Introduces FoodContactâ„¢ Glass Fibre Solution II-66

7. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS II-67
3B-the fibreglass company (Belgium) II-67
AGY Holding Corp (USA) II-67
China Fiberglass Co., Ltd. (China) II-68
Chongqing Polycom International Corporation Ltd (CPIC) (China) II-69
Johns Manville Corporation (USA) II-69
Nippon Electric Glass Co., Ltd. (Japan) II-69
Owens Corning, Inc. (USA) II-70
OCV Reinforcements (USA) II-70
PPG Industries, Inc. (USA) II-71
Saint-Gobain Vetrotex Deutschland GmbH (Germany) II-71
Taishan Fiberglass Inc. (China) II-72

8. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-73
Table 19: 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 Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-73

Table 20: 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 Tons for
Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-74

Table 21: World 14-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 2007, 2015 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-75

Table 22: 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 Tons for Years 2014
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-76

Table 23: 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 Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-77

Table 24: World 14-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 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-78

Table 25: 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 Tons for Years 2014
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-79

Table 26: 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 Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-80

Table 27: World 14-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 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-81

Table 28: 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
Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-82

Table 29: 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 Tons for Years 2007 through 2013
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-83

Table 30: World 14-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 2007, 2015 and 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-84

Table 31: 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 Tons for Years 2014 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-85

Table 32: 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 Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-86

Table 33: World 14-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 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-87

Table 34: 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 Tons for Years 2014
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-88

Table 35: 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 Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-89

Table 36: World 14-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 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-90

Table 37: 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 Tons for Years 2014
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-91

Table 38: 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 Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-92

Table 39: World 14-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 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-93

Table 40: 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 Tons for Years 2014
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-94

Table 41: 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 Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-95

Table 42: World 14-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 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-96


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
Construction Industry - A Review III-2
Table 43: US Construction Spending by Type of Construction
(2012 and 2013): Percentage Breakdown of Annual Spending for
Non- Residential and Residential Construction (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-3

Table 44: Residential Construction in the US (2007-2014):
Number of Housing Starts by Type - Single-Family Units and
Multi-Family Units (in ‘000) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-3
Automobile Industry III-4
Product Launches III-4
Strategic Corporate Developments III-6
Key Players III-9
B.Market Analytics III-12
Table 45: 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 Tons for
Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-12

Table 46: 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 Tons for Years 2007 through
2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-13

Table 47: US 14-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 Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-14

2. CANADA III-15
A.Market Analysis III-15
Outlook III-15
Construction Market: An Insight III-15
Table 48: Housing Starts in Canada (2008-2013): Breakdown
of Number of Housing Starts in ‘000s (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-16
B.Market Analytics III-17
Table 49: 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 Tons for
Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-17

Table 50: 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 Tons for Years 2007 through
2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-18

Table 51: Canadian 14-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 Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-19

3. JAPAN III-20
A.Market Analysis III-20
Market Overview III-20
Table 52: Annual Housing Construction Starts in Japan
(2007-2013) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20
Nippon Electric Glass Co., Ltd. - A Key Player III-21
B.Market Analytics III-22
Table 53: 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 Tons for
Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22

Table 54: 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 Tons for Years 2007 through
2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23

Table 55: Japanese 14-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 Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24

4. EUROPE III-25
A.Market Analysis III-25
Outlook III-25
Glass Fiber Reinforced Plastic (GFRP) Market in Europe: A
Review III-25
Table 56: Glass Fiber Reinforced Plastics (GFRP) Production
in Europe (2007-2014) (In ‘000 Tonnes) (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26

Table 57: European Glass Fiber Reinforced Plastics (GFRP)
Market (2014E): Percentage Share Breakdown of Production
Volume by Country/Region (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-26

Table 58: Glass Fiber Reinforced Plastics (GFRP) Market in
Europe (2014E): Percentage Share Breakdown of Production
Volume by Manufacturing Process/Components (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27
SMC/BMC: Sustained Demand from Automotive Industry III-27
Open Mold: Stagnating Demand for GRP Production III-28
Table 59: Glass Fiber Reinforced Plastics (GFRP) Market in
Europe (2014): Percentage Share Breakdown of Production
Volume by End-Use Market (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-29
Construction Industry: An Overview III-29
Table 60: Construction Industry in Europe (2010-2015E):
Percentage Change of Construction Output by Segment
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30
Automotive III-31
Product Innovations/Introductions III-31
B.Market Analytics III-32
Table 61: 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 Tons for
Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-32

Table 62: 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 Tons for Years 2007 through
2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33

Table 63: European 14-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 Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34

Table 64: 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 Tons for
Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35

Table 65: 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 Tons for Years 2007 through
2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36

Table 66: European 14-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 Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37

4a. FRANCE III-38
A.Market Analysis III-38
Outlook III-38
Product Launches III-38
B.Market Analytics III-40
Table 67: 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 Tons for
Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-40

Table 68: 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 Tons for Years 2007 through
2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41

Table 69: French 14-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 Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-42

4b. GERMANY III-43
A.Market Analysis III-43
Outlook III-43
Table 70: Construction Output (% Growth) in Germany (2011-
2014) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43
Saint-Gobain Vetrotex Deutschland GmbH - A Key Player III-43
B.Market Analytics III-44
Table 71: 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 Tons for
Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-44

Table 72: 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 Tons for Years 2007 through
2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-45

Table 73: German 14-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 Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-46

4c. ITALY III-47
Market Analysis III-47
Table 74: 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 Tons for
Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-48

Table 75: 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 Tons for Years 2007 through
2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-49

Table 76: Italian 14-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 Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-50

4d. THE UNITED KINGDOM III-51
A.Market Analysis III-51
Outlook III-51
Construction Industry in the UK - An Overview III-51
Table 77: New Housing Starts in the UK by Country: FY
2008-09 through FY 2013-14 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-52
B.Market Analytics III-53
Table 78: 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 Tons for
Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-53

Table 79: 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 Tons for Years 2007 through
2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-54

Table 80: UK 14-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 Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-55

4e. SPAIN III-56
Market Analysis III-56
Table 81: 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 Tons for
Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-57

Table 82: 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 Tons for Years 2007 through
2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-58

Table 83: Spanish 14-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 Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-59

4f. RUSSIA III-60
A.Market Analysis III-60
Outlook III-60
Strategic Corporate Development III-60
B.Market Analytics III-61
Table 84: 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 Tons for
Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-61

Table 85: 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 Tons for Years 2007 through
2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-62

Table 86: Russian 14-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 Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-63

4g. REST OF EUROPE III-64
A.Market Analysis III-64
Outlook III-64
Product Launches III-64
Strategic Corporate Developments III-65
3B-The Fibreglass Company (Belgium) - A Key Player III-66
B.Market Analytics III-67
Table 87: 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 Tons for
Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-67

Table 88: 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 Tons for Years 2007 through
2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-68

Table 89: Rest of Europe 14-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 Years 2007, 2015 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-69

5. ASIA-PACIFIC III-70
A.Market Analysis III-70
Outlook III-70
Construction Activity Picks Momentum in Asian Countries III-70
Table 90: Construction Spending by Country in Asia in US$
Billion: 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-71

Table 91: Asian Construction Market (2013): Percentage
Breakdown of Spend by Sector (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-71

Table 92: Projected Growth in the Asian Construction Market
by Region and Sector (2014-2020) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-72
B.Market Analytics III-73
Table 93: 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 Tons for Years 2014
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-73

Table 94: 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
Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-74

Table 95: Asia-Pacific 14-Year Perspective for Textile Glass
Fibers by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Sales for China and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets for Years
2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-75

Table 96: 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 Tons for
Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-76

Table 97: 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 Tons for Years 2007 through
2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-77

Table 98: Asia-Pacific 14-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 Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-78

5a. CHINA III-79
A.Market Analysis III-79
A Leading Market for Textile Glass Fibers III-79
Glass Fiber Production - An Overview III-79
Glass fiber Product Offerings of Select Chinese Companies III-80
Table 99: Production Capacity of Major Glass Fiber
Companies in China (2010) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-81
Wind Energy: A Promising Market III-81
Construction Market - An Overview III-82
Automotive Market in China III-82
Product Launch III-83
Strategic Corporate Developments III-83
Key Players III-84
B.Market Analytics III-86
Table 100: Chinese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Textile Glass Fibers by Geographic Region -
Construction, Automotive, Industrial/ Commercial Equipment,
Marine, Consumer Goods, Paper and Fabrics and Others Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Tons for
Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-86

Table 101: Chinese Historic Review for Textile Glass Fibers
by Geographic Region - Construction, Automotive,
Industrial/Commercial Equipment, Marine, Consumer Goods,
Paper and Fabrics and Others Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in Tons for Years 2007 through
2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-87

Table 102: Chinese 14-Year Perspective for Textile Glass
Fibers by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Sales for Construction, Automotive, Industrial/Commercial
Equipment, Marine, Consumer Goods, Paper and Fabrics and
Others Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-88

5b. REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC III-89
A.Market Analysis III-89
Outlook III-89
India III-89
Strategic Corporate Development III-89
B.Market Analytics III-90
Table 103: Rest of Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and
Future Analysis for Textile Glass Fibers by Geographic
Region - Construction, Automotive, Industrial/Commercial
Equipment, Marine, Consumer Goods, Paper and Fabrics and
Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-90

Table 104: Rest of Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Textile
Glass Fibers by Geographic Region - Construction,
Automotive, Industrial/Commercial Equipment, Marine,
Consumer Goods, Paper and Fabrics and Others Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Tons for
Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-91

Table 105: Rest of Asia-Pacific 14-Year Perspective for
Textile Glass Fibers by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Sales for Construction, Automotive,
Industrial/Commercial Equipment, Marine, Consumer Goods,
Paper and Fabrics and Others Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-92

6. THE MIDDLE EAST III-93
A.Market Analysis III-93
Outlook III-93
Construction Boom Presents Promising Prospects III-93
B.Market Analytics III-94
Table 106: 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 Tons for
Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-94

Table 107: 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 Tons for Years 2007 through
2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-95

Table 108: Middle East 14-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 Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-96

7. LATIN AMERICA III-97
A.Market Analysis III-97
Outlook III-97
Strategic Corporate Developments III-97
B.Market Analytics III-98
Table 109: 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 Tons for
Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-98

Table 110: 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 Tons for Years 2007 through
2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-99

Table 111: Latin American 14-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 Years 2007, 2015 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-100


IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 51 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 55)

The United States (9)
Canada (1)
Japan (1)
Europe (25)
- France (3)
- Germany (11)
- The United Kingdom (2)
- Italy (1)
- Spain (1)
- Rest of Europe (7)
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (17)
Latin America (1)
Middle East (1)

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