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Glass Fibers

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Abstract

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Glass Fibers in Thousand Tons by the following Product Types: Glass Wool, and Textile Glass Fiber. The specific End-use segments analyzed are: Glass Wool - Housing Construction, Non-Residential Construction, Industrial/Commercial Equipment, & Others: and Textile Glass Fiber - Construction, Automotive, Industrial/Commercial Equipment, Marine, Consumer Goods, Paper & Others. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canda, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2009 through 2017. Also a six-year historic analysis is also provided for these markets. The report profiles 72 companies includig many key and niche players such as AGY Holding Corp., China Fiberglass Co., Ltd., Jushi Group Co., Ltd., Chongging International Compound Materials Co., Ltd., Guardian Fiberglass, Inc., Johns Manville Corporation, Knauf, Nippon Seet Glass Co., Ltd ., Owens Corming, Inc., PPG Industries, Inc., Companie De Saint-Gobain, Saint-Gobain Isover, Saint-Gobain Vetrotex, Taishan Fiberglass, Inc., and Uralita Group. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.

Table of Contents

1. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS 1

  • Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations 1
  • Disclaimers 2
  • Data Interpretation & Reporting Level 3
    • Quantitative Techniques & Analytics 3
  • Product Definitions and Scope of Study 3
    • Glass Wool 4
    • End-Use Segments 4
    • Housing Construction 4
    • Non-Residential Construction 4
    • Industrial/Commercial Equipment 5
    • Others 5
    • Textile Glass Fibers 5
    • End Use Segments 5
    • Construction 5
    • Automotive 5
    • Industrial/Commercial Equipment 6
    • Marine 6
    • Consumer Goods 6
    • Paper & Fabrics 6
    • Others 6

2. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW 7

  • Glass Fiber - Gaining Omnipresence Status 7
  • Recession & Recovery 7
    • Table 1: GDP Growth Trend Across Major Economies: 2009-2012E (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 8
  • Construction Industry 9
    • Recession and Construction Industry 9
    • Nonresidential Building Market 10
    • Residential Building 10
  • Automobile Industry 10
    • Table 2: Worldwide Automobile Industry: Annual Sales Figures for Automobiles* in ' 000' Units for Years 2006 Through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 11
    • Table 3: Worldwide Automobile Industry: Annual Production Figures for Automobiles* in ' 000' Units for Years 2006 Through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 12
  • Consumer and Electronic Goods 12
  • Factors Influencing the Market 13
  • Challenges Faced 13
  • Textile Glass Fibers 13
  • Glass Wool Market 14
  • US - Ceding Market Share 15
  • Enter ' The Dragon' 15
  • Competitive Scenario 15
    • Table 4: World Fiberglass Production by Leading Players (2009): 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) 16

3. TRENDS AND ISSUES 17

  • Advanced Materials Challenge Glass Dominance in Reinforcement Market 17
  • Demand for Glass Fiber in Niche Applications 17
  • Glass Fiber Manufacturing Shifts to Asia 17
  • New Application Areas for Reinforced Plastics 18
  • Eco-codes for Buildings Drive Sales of Insulation Products 18
  • Increasing Use of Recycled Materials 19
  • Thriving Glass Fiber Mat Market 19
  • Long-Glass-Fiber-Reinforced Polypropylene - A Growing Market 19

4. PRODUCT OVERVIEW 20

  • Glass Fiber - An Introduction 20
  • Key Features 20
    • Table 5: Physical Properties of Glass Fibers 20
    • Table 6: Electrical Properties of Glass Fibers 21
  • Health Hazards 21
  • A Brief History 21
  • Glass Fiber Production Process 21
  • Types of Glass Fibers 22
    • On Basis of Geometry 22
    • Glass Wool 22
    • Glass Wool for Insulation 23
    • Competing Insulation Products 23
    • Textile Glass Fiber 23
    • Reinforcement of Composites 24
  • On Basis of Composition 25
    • Types of Glass Fibers 26
    • Characteristics of Select Types of Glass Fiber 26
    • A-Glass 26
    • C-Glass 27
    • D-Glass 27
    • E-Glass 27
    • S-Glass 27
    • Table 7: Structural Composition of Various Glass Fibers 28
  • Commercial Forms of Glass Fiber: An Insight into Select Products 28
    • Fiberglass Roving 28
    • Woven Rovings 29
    • Fiberglass Mats 29
    • Textile Yarns 29
    • Texturized Yarn 30
    • Carded Glass Fiber 30
  • Other Products 30
    • Glass Fiber Filters 30
    • Hybrid Fibers 30
    • Fiber Glass Ladders 30
    • Specialty Glass Fiber 30
    • Glass Fiber Reinforced Composite Mesh 31
    • Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete (GRC) 31
  • Quality Control in Glass Fibers 31
  • Glass Fiber Recycling 31

5. END-USE MARKETS 32

  • Glass Wool 32
    • End-Use Segments 32
    • Housing Construction 32
    • Non-Residential Construction 32
    • Industrial/Commercial Equipment 32
    • Others 32
  • Textile Glass Fibers 32
    • End Use Segments 33
    • Construction 33
    • Automotive 33
    • Industrial/Commercial Equipment 33
    • Marine 33
    • Consumer Goods 33
    • Paper & Fabrics 34
    • Others 34

6. RAW MATERIALS 35

  • Silica 35
    • Types of Silica 35
  • Metal Oxides 35

7. SUBSTITUTES TO GLASS FIBERS 36

  • Basalt Fiber 36
    • Basalt Woven Fabric 36
    • Basalt Chopped Fiber 36
    • Basalt Roving and Yarns 36
  • Foamed Plastics 36
  • Others 36
    • Advanced Fibers 36
    • Plastic Optical Fiber (POF) 36
    • Commingled Fiber Roving 37
    • Natural Fibers 37

8. PRODUCT INNOVATIONS/INTRODUCTIONS 38

  • Owens Corning Unveils New Grades of Short Glass Fiber Reinforcements 38
  • AGY Rolls Out S-3 HDI(tm) Glass Fiber for High Performance PCBs 38
  • Owens Corning Introduces HydroStrand(tm) Glass Fiber 38
  • AGY Introduces New Sizing System for E-Glass Yarns 39
  • Guardian Introduces New Fiberglass Insulation with ecoGuard(tm) Technology 39
  • aerodyn Qualifies PPG' s HYBON(r) 2206 Direct Roving Fiberglass 39
  • Owens Corning Rolls Out OptiFlow(tm) Reinforcements 39
  • AGY Introduces E-Glass Fiber in Europe 40
  • AGY Launches S-1 HM(tm) Rovings 40
  • Knauf Insulation Introduces New Line of Glass Wool Products 40
  • Johns Manville Rolls Out StabilStrand(r) 41
  • Knauf Improves Friendly Feel(r) Duct Wrap Using ECOSE(r) Technology 41
  • Knauf Introduces Sonic XP(tm) Duct Liner 41
  • AGY Launches S-1 Glass(tm) Fiber 41
  • 3B Unveils AdvantexTM DS 2200-13P Chopped Strand 42
  • AGY Launches HPB Glass Fiber for Use in Medical Device Implant 42
  • AGY Rolls Out L-Glass Fiber for Printed Wiring Board 42
  • PPG Industries Introduces Mil-Tough Inorganic Composite Binder Panels 43
  • Gibson Enterprises and Jushi Group Unveil E6 Enhanced Glass Fiber 43
  • PPG Industries Rolls Out Hybon 2026 Fiber Glass Roving in China 43
  • Knauf Introduces Redi-Klad(tm) Fiber Glass Pipe Insulation 44
  • AGY Unveils New Quicksilver and Featherlight Glass Fibers 44
  • Primalex Introduces New Glass Fiber Wallpapers 44
  • RTP Unveils PEEK Impact Resistant Fiber 44
  • AGY Introduces New S-Series(tm) High Performance Materials Product Line 44
  • CertainTeed Launches DryRight(tm) Fiberglass Insulation 45
  • Knauf Insulation Unveils EcoBatt(tm) Glasswool Insulation 45
  • Ticona Engineering Polymers Launches Hostaform Long Glass Fiber Acetal Copolymer 45

9. PRODUCT INNOVATIONS/INTRODUCTIONS IN THE RECENT PAST 46

  • Hexcel Introduces Fiber Glass Fabric for Surfboards 46
  • Johns Manville Introduces Novel Microfiber 46
  • Owens Launches FIBERGLAS(tm) Pipe Insulation 46
  • PPG Expands TufRov LFT Product Line 46
  • Owens Corning Unveils Next Generation Glass Fibers 46
  • Unitika Unveils Fire-Proof Glass Fiber Textile 47

10. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY 48

  • China Fiberglass Takes Over Full Equity Stake in Jushi Group 48
  • China Fiberglass to Purchase 50% Stake in P-D Jushi Interglas 48
  • Guardian Fiberglass to Expand Production at Olive Branch Facility 48
  • Nanocyl and 3B-Fiberglass Ink Agreement 48
  • Granite Equity Partners Snaps Up GEOTEK 49
  • AGY Acquires Stake in Shanghai Grace Technology 49
  • Gulf Craft Selects Garmin for Outfitting Two Yacht and Boat Brands 49
  • Doshion-Veolia to Ink Memorandum of Understandings 49
  • Reinforced Plastic System Takes Over Chautauqua Fiberglass 49
  • Hitachi Zosen Buys Controlling Stake in Nippon Basic Technology Laboratory 50
  • Knauf Insulation to Commence Full Production of EcoBatt Glasswool Insulation 50
  • CertainTeed Insulation Takes Over OFI Income Fund 50
  • Sabic Acquires RheMax Branded Compounds Line from RheTech 50
  • Glasswool Insulation Technology Establishes New Company 51
  • Neman Glassworks to Establish Glass Wool Plant 51
  • California Mantel Takes Over Sierra Concrete Design 51
  • Owens Corning Converting Composite Glass Making Facilities 51
  • China Fiberglass to Establish Factory 51
  • China Fiberglass to Make Investment in Fiberglass Projects 52
  • Solid Concepts Takes Over Composite Tooling Technologies 52
  • Group DKG Purchases An-Cor Industrial Plastics 52
  • Jushi (India) FRP Accessories to invest in Fiber Glass Plant 52
  • Frontline Strategy Buys Stake in Shriram SEPL Composites 52
  • Saint-Gobain Purchases Interest in MAG from Nippon Sheet Glass 52
  • AGY Acquires Continuous Filament Mat Business from Owens Corning 53
  • AGY Expands Manufacturing Capacity of S-2 Glass(r) Fiber Products 53
  • Platinum Equity Buys Two Composite Production Plants from Owens Corning 53
  • Glass Fiber Technology Opens Fiberglass Factory 53
  • Glass Fiber Technology and ARKEMA Sign Agreement 54
  • Saleh & Abdulaziz Abahsain Company Establish Fiber Glass Plant 54
  • Owens Corning to Increase Production Capacity 54
  • Joussour Company Purchases Majority Stake in Eastern Petrochemicals Company 54
  • PPG Sinoma Jinjing Fiber Glass to Increase Fiber Glass Production 55
  • Fiberex Technologies Bags Contract from Eastern Petrochemicals Company 55
  • CTG Starts Work on Alkali-Free Direct-Melt Glass Fiber Production Line 55
  • URSA Insulation to Set Up Glass Wool Plant in UK 56

11. STRATEGIC CORPORATE DEVELOPMENTS IN THE RECENT PAST 57

  • Owens Acquires Saint-Gobain Subsidiary 57
  • World Bank Subsidiary to Acquire Stake in Owens Corning India 57
  • Crane Takes Over Owens' Composite Business 57
  • Euramax Acquires Select Businesses from Owens Corning Fabwel 57
  • China Fiberglass Raises Stake in Jushi 57
  • Sintex Acquires Majority Stake in Wausaukee Composites 57
  • ZCL Acquires XAHC 58
  • AGY Raises Production Capacity 58
  • Asahi to Divest Fiber Glass Business 58
  • AGY Acquires Owens Corning' s CFM Business 58
  • Guardian to Establish Manufacturing Facility in Washington 58
  • PPG and Devold Enter into a Joint Venture 58
  • RTP Company Expands Long Fiber Thermoplastics Production in China 59
  • Gunther Kast Invests in Hungary to Expand Production Capacity of Fiber Glass Fabric 59
  • Saint-Gobain Isover Aims to Construct New Glass Wool Factory in France 59
  • PPG Sets Up Waste Glass Recycling Plant 60
  • Owens Corning Acquires Composites Solutions Division of Asahi Fiber Glass 60
  • Ahlstrom to Invest in US Glass Fiber Facility 60
  • Glass Fiber to Start a Manufacturing Plant in Tucson 61
  • Fiberex Glass and Taishan Fiberglass Enter into an Alliance 61
  • Owens Corning India Expands Glass Fabric Knitting Line 61
  • Zamil Industrial Investment Takes Over Arabian Fiberglass Insulation Company 62
  • Saint-Gobain Acquires BPB 62
  • Teknik Izolasyon Merges with Izocam 62
  • China Fiberglass Signs Equity Transfer Agreement with Sorist Financial 62
  • Helm Enters Distribution Agreement with Jushi 63
  • Fiber Glass Systems Starts New Factory in China 63
  • Twiga Fiberglass Starts 10,000 TPA Fiberglass Wool Insulation Plant in India 63
  • Chongqing International Compound Materials Starts Glass Fiber Production Base in China 63

12. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS 64

  • AGY Holding Corp (USA) 64
  • China Fiberglass Co., Ltd. (China) 64
    • Jushi Group Co., Ltd. (China) 64
  • Chongqing International Compound Materials Co., Ltd. (China) 65
  • Guardian Fiberglass, Inc. (USA) 65
  • Johns Manville Corporation (USA) 66
  • Knauf (Germany) 66
  • Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd. (Japan) 67
  • Owens Corning, Inc. (USA) 67
  • PPG Industries, Inc. (USA) 67
  • Compagnie De Saint-Gobain (France) 68
  • Saint-Gobain Isover (France) 68
    • Saint-Gobain Vetrotex (Germany) 68
  • Taishan Fiberglass, Inc. (China) 69
  • Uralita Group (Spain) 69

13. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE 70

  • Table 8: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Glass Fibers 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 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 70
  • Table 9: World Historic Review for Glass Fibers 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 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 71
  • Table 10: World 15-Year Perspective for Glass Fibers 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 2003, 2010 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 72
  • Product Segment Market Analytics 73
  • Table 11: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Glass Wool 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 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 73
  • Table 12: World Historic Review for Glass Wool 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 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 74
  • Table 13: World 15-Year Perspective for Glass Wool 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 2003, 2010 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 75
  • Table 14: World Recent Past, Current & 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 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 76
  • 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 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 77
  • 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 2003, 2010 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 78
  • End Use Market Analytics 79
    • Glass Wool by End-Use 79
  • Table 17: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Glass Wool Consumption in Housing Construction Market 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 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 79
  • Table 18: World Historic Analysis for Glass Wool Consumption in Housing Construction Market 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 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 80
  • Table 19: World 15-Year Perspective for Glass Wool Consumption by Housing Construction Market 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 2003, 2010 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 81
  • Table 20: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Glass Wool Consumption in Non-Residential Construction Market 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 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 82
  • Table 21: World Historic Analysis for Glass Wool Consumption in Non-Residential Construction Market 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 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 83
  • Table 22: World 15-Year Perspective for Glass Wool Consumption by Non-Residential Construction Market 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 2003, 2010 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 84
  • Table 23: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Glass Wool Consumption in Industrial/Commercial Equipment Market 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 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 85
  • Table 24: World Historic Analysis for Glass Wool Consumption in Industrial/Commercial Equipment Market 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 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 86
  • Table 25: World 15-Year Perspective for Glass Wool Consumption by Industrial/Commercial Equipment Market 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 2003, 2010 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 87
  • Table 26: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Glass Wool Consumption in Others Market 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 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 88
  • Table 27: World Historic Analysis for Glass Wool Consumption in Others Market 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 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 89
  • Table 28: World 15-Year Perspective for Glass Wool Consumption by Others Market 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 2003, 2010 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 90
    • Textile Glass Fibers by End-Use 91
  • Table 29: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Textile Glass Fibers Consumption 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 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 91
  • Table 30: World Historic Analysis for Textile Glass Fibers Consumption 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 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 92
  • Table 31: World 15-Year Perspective for Textile Glass Fibers Consumption by 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 2003, 2010 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 93
  • Table 32: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Textile Glass Fibers Consumption 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 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 94
  • Table 33: World Historic Analysis for Textile Glass Fibers Consumption 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 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 95
  • Table 34: World 15-Year Perspective for Textile Glass Fibers Consumption by 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 2003, 2010 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 96
  • Table 35: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Textile Glass Fibers Consumption 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 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 97
  • Table 36: World Historic Analysis for Textile Glass Fibers Consumption 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 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 98
  • Table 37: World 15-Year Perspective for Textile Glass Fibers Consumption by 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 2003, 2010 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 99
  • Table 38: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Textile Glass Fibers Consumption 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 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 100
  • Table 39: World Historic Analysis for Textile Glass Fibers Consumption 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 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 101
  • Table 40: World 15-Year Perspective for Textile Glass Fibers Consumption by 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 2003, 2010 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 102
  • Table 41: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Textile Glass Fibers Consumption 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 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 103
  • Table 42: World Historic Analysis for Textile Glass Fibers Consumption 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 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 104
  • Table 43: World 15-Year Perspective for Textile Glass Fibers Consumption by 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 2003, 2010 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 105
  • Table 44: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Textile Glass Fibers Consumption in Paper & 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 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 106
  • Table 45: World Historic Analysis for Textile Glass Fibers Consumption in Paper & 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 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 107
  • Table 46: World 15-Year Perspective for Textile Glass Fibers Consumption by Paper & 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 2003, 2010 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 108
  • Table 47: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Textile Glass Fibers Consumption in Other 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 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 109
  • Table 48: World Historic Analysis for Textile Glass Fibers Consumption in Other Industries 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 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 110
  • Table 49: World 15-Year Perspective for Textile Glass Fibers Consumption by Other 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 2003, 2010 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 111

14. THE UNITED STATES 112

  • A. Market Analysis 112
    • Outlook 112
    • Impact of Recession 112
    • US Faces Stiff Competition from China 112
    • Segment Review 112
    • Textile Glass Fiber 112
    • Glass Wool 113
    • Table 50: North American Insulation Market (2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of Revenues for Glass Wool, Plastic Foam, Stone Wool and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 114
    • Overview of Major End-Use Markets 114
    • Construction Market 114
    • Table 51: Housing Starts in the United States (2006-2012): Yearly Breakdown of Number of Housing Starts (In 000 Units) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 115
    • Table 52: Building Permits in the United States (2006- Mar 2011): Yearly Breakdown of Number of Permits (In ' 000s) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 116
    • Congress Extends Energy Tax Credit 116
    • Automobile Market 116
    • Table 53: US Automobile Industry Annual Production Figures by Passenger Cars and Commercial Vehicles in ' 000' Units for Years 2006 Through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 117
    • Rising Demand for Fiberglass Windows 118
    • Competition 118
    • Table 54: US Glass Fiber Market (2009): Percentage Breakdown of Revenue Share for Leading Players in the US Glass Fiber Market for Owens Corning, Johns Manville, Certain Teed, PPG, Knauf Insulation and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 118
  • B. Market Analytics 119
    • Table 55: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Glass Fibers by Product Segment - Glass Wool Insulation and Textile Glass Fibers Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 119
    • Table 56: US Historic Analysis for Glass Fibers by Product Segment - Glass Wool Insulation and Textile Glass Fibers Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 119
    • Table 57: US 15-Year Perspective for Glass Fibers by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Glass Wool Insulation and Textile Glass Fibers Markets for 2003, 2010 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 120
    • Table 58: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysi for Glass Wool by End-Use Segment - Housing Construction, Non-Residential Construction, Industrial/ Commercial Equipment and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 121
    • Table 59: US Historic Analysis for Glass Wool by End-Use Segment - Housing Construction, Non-Residential Construction, Industrial/Commercial Equipment and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 122
    • Table 60: US 15-Year Perspective for Glass Wool by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Housing Construction, Non-Residential Construction, Industrial/Commercial Equipment and Others Markets for 2003, 2010 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 123
    • Table 61: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Textile Glass Fibers by End-Use Segment -Construction, Automotive, Industrial/Commercial Equipment, Marine, Consumer Goods, Paper & Fabrics and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 124
    • Table 62: US Historic Analysis for Textile Glass Fibers by End-Use Segment - Construction, Automotive, Industrial/ Commercial Equipment, Marine, Consumer Goods, Paper & Fabrics and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 125
    • Table 63: 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 & Fabrics and Others Markets for 2003, 2010 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 126

15. CANADA 127

  • A. Market Analysis 127
    • Outlook 127
    • Major End-Use Markets: An Insight 127
    • Construction Market 127
    • Table 64: Housing Starts in Canada (2006-2010): Breakdown of Number of Housing Starts by Province (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 128
    • Automotive Market 128
    • Table 65: Canadian Automobile Industry: Annual Production Figures for Passenger Cars and Commercial Vehicles in ' 000' Units for Years 2006 Through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 129
  • B. Market Analytics 129
    • Table 66: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Glass Fibers by Product Segment - Glass Wool Insulation and Textile Glass Fibers Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 129
    • Table 67: Canadian Historic Analysis for Glass Fibers by Product Segment - Glass Wool Insulation and Textile Glass Fibers Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 130
    • Table 68: Canadian 15-Year Perspective for Glass Fibers by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Glass Wool Insulation and Textile Glass Fibers Markets for 2003, 2010 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 130
    • Table 69: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Glass Wool by End-Use Segment - Housing Construction, Non-Residential Construction, Industrial/Commercial Equipment and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 131
    • Table 70: Canadian Historic Analysis for Glass Wool by End-Use Segment - Housing Construction, Non-Residential Construction, Industrial/Commercial Equipment and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 132
    • Table 71: Canadian 15-Year Perspective for Glass Wool by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Housing Construction, Non-Residential Construction, Industrial/Commercial Equipment and Others Markets for 2003, 2010 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 133
    • Table 72: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Textile Glass Fibers by End-Use Segment -Construction, Automotive, Industrial/Commercial Equipment, Marine, Consumer Goods, Paper & Fabric and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 134
    • Table 73: Canadian Historic Analysis for Textile Glass Fibers by End-Use Segment - Construction, Automotive, Industrial/Commercial Equipment, Marine, Consumer Goods, Paper & Fabrics and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 135
    • Table 74: 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 & Fabrics and Others Markets for 2003, 2010 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 136

16. JAPAN 137

  • A. Market Analysis 137
    • Outlook 137
    • Overview of Major End-Use Markets 137
    • Construction Market 137
    • Table 75: Annual Housing Starts in Japan (2006-2011) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 138
    • Insulation Products Market: An Overview 138
    • Table 76: Insulation Market in Japan (2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of Revenues for Foamed Plastics, Glass Fiber, Mineral Wool, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 138
    • Automotive Market 139
    • Table 77: Japanese Automobile Industry: Annual Production Figures for Passenger Cars and Commercial Vehicles in ' 000' Units for Years 2006 Through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 139
  • B. Market Analytics 140
    • Table 78: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Glass Fibers by Product Segment - Glass Wool Insulation and Textile Glass Fibers Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 140
    • Table 79: Japanese Historic Analysis for Glass Fibers by Product Segment - Glass Wool Insulation and Textile Glass Fibers Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 140
    • Table 80: Japanese 15-Year Perspective for Glass Fibers by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Glass Wool Insulation and Textile Glass Fibers Markets for 2003, 2010 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 141
    • Table 81: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Glass Wool by End-Use Segment - Housing Construction, Non-Residential Construction, Industrial/Commercial Equipment and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 142
    • Table 82: Japanese Historic Analysis for Glass Wool by End-Use Segment - Housing Construction, Non-Residential Construction, Industrial/Commercial Equipment and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 143
    • Table 83: Japanese 15-Year Perspective for Glass Wool by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Housing Construction, Non-Residential Construction, Industrial/Commercial Equipment and Others Markets for 2003, 2010 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 144
    • Table 84: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Textile Glass Fibers by End-Use Segment -Construction, Automotive, Industrial/Commercial Equipment, Marine, Consumer Goods, Paper & Fabrics and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 145
    • Table 85: Japanese Historic Analysis for Textile Glass Fibers by End-Use Segment - Construction, Automotive, Industrial/Commercial Equipment, Marine, Consumer Goods, Paper & Fabrics and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 146
    • Table 86: 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 & Fabrics and Others Markets for 2003, 2010 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 147

17. EUROPE 148

  • A. Market Analysis 148
    • Outlook 148
    • Housing Slowdown Affects Glass Wool Insulation Market 148
    • Table 87: European Insulation Market (2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of Revenues for Plastic Foam, Glass Wool, Stone Wool and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 148
    • Energy Efficiency to Drive Growth 149
    • EU Imposes New Tax Tariff on Chinese Imports 149
    • Highly Consolidated Glass Wool Industry 149
    • End-Use Industries - An Insight 149
    • Construction Industry 149
    • Government Initiatives for the Construction Industry in Select European Countries 150
    • Regulations 150
    • Passive House Building Standard: An Introduction 150
    • Overview of the Automobile Industry 151
    • Table 88: European Automobile Industry: Annual Sales Figures for Automobiles in ' 000' Units for Years 2006 Through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 151
    • Table 89: European Automobile Industry: Annual Production Figures for Automobiles in ' 000' Units for Years 2006 Through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 152
    • Glass Fiber Reinforced Plastic Market 152
    • Table 90: European Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) Market (2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of Production Volume for Germany, Italy, UK, France, Nordic Countries, Benelux, Eastern Europe and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 152
    • Table 91: European Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) Market (2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of Production Volume by End Use Segments for Construction, Transport, Electronics, Sports & Leisure and Other Markets (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 153
  • B. Market Analytics 153
    • Table 92: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 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 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 153
    • Table 93: European Historic Analysis for 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 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 154
    • Table 94: European 15-Year Perspective for Glass Fibers by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets for 2003, 2010 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 155
    • Table 95: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Glass Fibers by Product Segment - Glass Wool Insulation and Textile Glass Fibers Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 156
    • Table 96: European Historic Analysis for Glass Fibers by Product Segment - Glass Wool Insulation and Textile Glass Fibers Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 156
    • Table 97: European 15-Year Perspective for Glass Fibers by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Glass Wool Insulation and Textile Glass Fibers Markets for 2003, 2010 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 157
    • Table 98: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Glass Wool 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 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 158
    • Table 99: European Historic Analysis for Glass Wool 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 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 159
    • Table 100: European 15-Year Perspective for Glass Wool by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets for 2003, 2010 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 160
    • Table 101: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Glass Wool by End-Use Segment - Housing Construction, Non-Residential Construction, Industrial/Commercial Equipment and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 161
    • Table 102: European Historic Analysis for Glass Wool by End-Use Segment - Housing Construction, Non-Residential Construction, Industrial/Commercial Equipment and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 162
    • Table 103: European 15-Year Perspective for Glass Wool by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Housing Construction, Non-Residential Construction, Industrial/Commercial Equipment and Others Markets for 2003, 2010 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 163
    • Table 104: European Recent Past, Current & 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 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 164
    • Table 105: European Historic 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 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 165
    • Table 106: 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 2003, 2010 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 166
    • Table 107: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Textile Glass Fibers by End-Use Segment -Construction, Automotive, Industrial/Commercial Equipment, Marine, Consumer Goods, Paper & Fabrics and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 167
    • Table 108: European Historic Analysis for Textile Glass Fibers by End-Use Segment - Construction, Automotive, Industrial/Commercial Equipment, Marine, Consumer Goods, Paper & Fabrics and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures i n Thousand Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 168
    • Table 109: 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 & Fabrics and Others Markets for 2003, 2010 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 169

17a. FRANCE 170

  • A. Market Analysis 170
    • Outlook 170
    • Automobile Industry 170
    • Table 110: French Automobile Industry: Annual Production Figures for Passenger Cars and Commercial Vehicles in ' 000' Units for Years 2006 Through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 170
  • B. Market Analytics 171
    • Table 111: French Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Glass Fibers by Product Segment - Glass Wool Insulation and Textile Glass Fibers Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 171
    • Table 112: French Historic Analysis for Glass Fibers by Product Segment - Glass Wool Insulation and Textile Glass Fibers Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 171
    • Table 113: French 15-Year Perspective for Glass Fibers by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Glass Wool Insulation and Textile Glass Fibers Markets for 2003, 2010 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 172

17b. GERMANY 173

  • A. Market Analysis 173
    • Outlook 173
    • Automobile Industry 173
    • Table 114: German Automobile Industry: Annual Production Figures for Passenger Cars and Commercial Vehicles in ' 000' Units for Years 2006 Through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 173
  • B. Market Analytics 174
    • Table 115: German Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Glass Fibers by Product Segment - Glass Wool Insulation and Textile Glass Fibers Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 174
    • Table 116: German Historic Analysis for Glass Fibers by Product Segment - Glass Wool Insulation and Textile Glass Fibers Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 174
    • Table 117: German 15-Year Perspective for Glass Fibers by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Glass Wool Insulation and Textile Glass Fibers Markets for 2003, 2010 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 175

17c. ITALY 176

  • A. Market Analysis 176
    • Outlook 176
    • Automobile Industry 176
    • Table 118: Italian Automobile Industry: Annual Production Figures for Passenger Cars and Commercial Vehicles in ' 000' Units for Years 2006 Through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 176
  • B. Market Analytics 177
    • Table 119: Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Glass Fibers by Product Segment - Glass Wool Insulation and Textile Glass Fibers Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 177
    • Table 120: Italian Historic Analysis for Glass Fibers by Product Segment - Glass Wool Insulation and Textile Glass Fibers Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 177
    • Table 121: Italian 15-Year Perspective for Glass Fibers by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Glass Wool Insulation and Textile Glass Fibers Markets for 2003, 2010 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 178

17d. THE UNITED KINGDOM 179

  • A. Market Analysis 179
    • Outlook 179
    • Construction Industry 179
    • Housing Starts: Effect of Budget Cuts 179
    • Automobile Industry 180
    • Table 122: UK Automobile Industry: Annual Production Figures for Passenger Cars and Commercial Vehicles in ' 000' Units for Years 2006 Through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 180
  • B. Market Analytics 181
    • Table 123: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Glass Fibers by Product Segment - Glass Wool Insulation and Textile Glass Fibers Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 181
    • Table 124: UK Historic Analysis for Glass Fibers by Product Segment - Glass Wool Insulation and Textile Glass Fibers Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 181
    • Table 125: UK 15-Year Perspective for Glass Fibers by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Glass Wool Insulation and Textile Glass Fibers Markets for 2003, 2010 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 182

17e. SPAIN 183

  • A. Market Analysis 183
    • Outlook 183
    • Automobile Industry 183
    • Table 126: Spanish Automobile Industry: Annual Production Figures for Passenger Cars and Commercial Vehicles in ' 000' Units for Years 2006 Through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 183
  • B. Market Analytics 184
    • Table 127: Spanish Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Glass Fibers by Product Segment - Glass Wool Insulation and Textile Glass Fibers Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 184
    • Table 128: Spanish Historic Analysis for Glass Fibers by Product Segment - Glass Wool Insulation and Textile Glass Fibers Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 184
    • Table 129: Spanish 15-Year Perspective for Glass Fibers by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Glass Wool Insulation and Textile Glass Fibers Markets for 2003, 2010 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 185

17f. RUSSIA 186

  • A. Market Analysis 186
    • Outlook 186
    • Automobile Industry 186
    • Table 130: Russian Automobile Industry: Annual Production Figures for Passenger Cars and Commercial Vehicles in ' 000' Units for Years 2006 Through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 186
    • Construction Industry 186
    • Table 131: Russian Insulation Market (2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Sales for Stone Wool, Plastic Foam, and Glass Wool (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 187
    • Glass Wool Market - A Sneak Peak 187
    • Table 132: Leading Import Countries in the Russian Glass Wool Market (2008): Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Shipments for Finland, Poland, Czech Republic, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 187
  • B. Market Analytics 188
    • Table 133: Russian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Glass Fibers by Product Segment - Glass Wool Insulation and Textile Glass Fibers Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 188
    • Table 134: Russian Historic Analysis for Glass Fibers by Product Segment - Glass Wool Insulation and Textile Glass Fibers Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 188
    • Table 135: Russian 15-Year Perspective for Glass Fibers by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Glass Wool Insulation and Textile Glass Fibers Markets for 2003, 2010 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 189

17g. REST OF EUROPE 190

  • A. Market Analysis 190
    • Outlook 190
    • Automobile Industry 190
    • Table 136: Rest of Europe Automobile Industry: Annual Production Figures for Passenger Cars and Commercial Vehicles in ' 000' Units for Years 2006 Through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 190
  • B. Market Analytics 191
    • Table 137: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Glass Fibers by Product Segment - Glass Wool Insulation and Textile Glass Fibers Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 191
    • Table 138: Rest of Europe Historic Analysis for Glass Fibers by Product Segment - Glass Wool Insulation and Textile Glass Fibers Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 191
    • Table 139: Rest of Europe 15-Year Perspective for Glass Fibers by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Glass Wool Insulation and Textile Glass Fibers Markets for 2003, 2010 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 192

18. ASIA-PACIFIC 193

  • A. Market Analysis 193
    • Outlook 193
    • Insulation Market in the Far East 193
    • Table 140: Insulation Market in China and Southeast Asia (2010E): Percentage Share Breakdown of Revenues for Plastic Foam, Glass Wool, Stone Wool, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 194
    • Automotive Industry 194
    • Table 141: Asia-Pacific Automobile Industry: Annual Production Figures for Automobile Industry in ' 000' Units for Years 2006 Through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 195
    • Taiwan, China Prospects Better Electronic Glass Fiber Yarn Turnout 195
  • B. Market Analytics 196
    • Table 142: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Glass Fibers by Geographic Region - China and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 196
    • Table 143: Asia-Pacific Historic Analysis for Glass Fibers by Geographic Region - China and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 196
    • Table 144: Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for Glass Fibers by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for China and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets for 2003, 2010 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 197
    • Table 145: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Glass Fibers by Product Segment - Glass Wool Insulation and Textile Glass Fibers Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 198
    • Table 146: Asia-Pacific Historic Analysis for Glass Fibers by Product Segment - Glass Wool Insulation and Textile Glass Fibers Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 198
    • Table 147: Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for Glass Fibers by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Glass Wool Insulation and Textile Glass Fibers Markets for 2003, 2010 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 199
    • Table 148: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Glass Wool by Geographic Region - China and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 200
    • Table 149: Asia-Pacific Historic Analysis for Glass Wool by Geographic Region - China and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 200
    • Table 150: Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for Glass Wool by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for China and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets for 2003, 2010 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 201
    • Table 151: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Glass Wool by End-Use Segment - Housing Construction, Non-Residential Construction, Industrial/Commercial Equipment and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 202
    • Table 152: Asia-Pacific Historic Analysis for Glass Wool by End-Use Segment - Housing Construction, Non-Residential Construction, Industrial/Commercial Equipment and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 203
    • Table 153: Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for Glass Wool by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Housing Construction, Non-Residential Construction, Industrial/Commercial Equipment and Others Markets for 2003, 2010 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 204
    • Table 154: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & 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 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 205
    • Table 155: Asia-Pacific Historic 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 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 205
    • Table 156: 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 2003, 2010 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 206
    • Table 157: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Textile Glass Fibers by End-Use Segment -Construction, Automotive, Industrial/Commercial Equipment, Marine, Consumer Goods, Paper & Fabrics and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 207
    • Table 158: Asia-Pacific Historic Analysis for Textile Glass Fibers by End-Use Segment - Construction, Automotive, Industrial/Commercial Equipment, Marine, Consumer Goods, Paper & Fabrics and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 208
    • Table 159: 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 & Fabrics and Others Markets for 2003, 2010 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 209

18a. CHINA 210

  • A. Market Analysis 210
    • Outlook 210
    • Chinese Glass Fiber Industry: A Bird' s Eye View 210
    • Glass Wool Market - An Insight 211
    • End-Use Segment: An Insight 211
    • Construction Market 211
    • Automotive Market 211
    • Table 160: Chinese Automobile Industry: Annual Production Figures for Passenger Cars and Commercial Vehicles in ' 000' Units for Years 2006 Through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 212
    • Production Scenario 212
    • Table 161: Production Capacity of Major Glass Fiber Companies in China (2010) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 213
    • Anti-Dumping Cases to Hurt Exports 213
  • B. Market Analytics 214
    • Table 162: Chinese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Glass Fibers by Product Segment - Glass Wool Insulation and Textile Glass Fibers Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 214
    • Table 163: Chinese Historic Analysis for Glass Fibers by Product Segment - Glass Wool Insulation and Textile Glass Fibers Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 214
    • Table 164: Chinese 15-Year Perspective for Glass Fibers by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Glass Wool Insulation and Textile Glass Fibers Markets for 2003, 2010 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 215

18b. REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC 216

  • A. Market Analysis 216
    • Outlook 216
    • Automobile Industry 216
    • Table 165: Rest of Asia-Pacific Automobile Industry: Annual Production Figures for Passenger Cars and Commercial Vehicles in ' 000' Units for Years 2006 Through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 216
  • B. Market Analytics 217
    • Table 166: Rest of Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Glass Fibers by Product Segment - Glass Wool Insulation and Textile Glass Fibers Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 217
    • Table 167: Rest of Asia-Pacific Historic Analysis for Glass Fibers by Product Segment - Glass Wool Insulation and Textile Glass Fibers Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 217
    • Table 168: Rest of Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for Glass Fibers by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Glass Wool Insulation and Textile Glass Fibers Markets for 2003, 2010 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 218

19. THE MIDDLE EAST 219

  • A. Market Analysis 219
    • Outlook 219
    • Construction Sector in the Middle East 219
    • Automobile Industry 220
    • Table 169: Middle East & Africa Automobile Industry: Annual Sales Figures for Passenger Cars and Commercial Vehicles in ' 000' Units for Years 2006 Through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 220
  • B. Market Analytics 220
    • Table 170: Middle East Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Glass Fibers by Product Segment - Glass Wool Insulation and Textile Glass Fibers Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 220
    • Table 171: Middle East Historic Analysis for Glass Fibers by Product Segment - Glass Wool Insulation and Textile Glass Fibers Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 221
    • Table 172: Middle East 15-Year Perspective for Glass Fibers by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Glass Wool Insulation and Textile Glass Fibers Markets for 2003, 2010 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 221
    • Table 173: Middle East Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Glass Wool by End-Use Segment - Housing Construction, Non-Residential Construction, Industrial/Commercial Equipment and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 222
    • Table 174: Middle East Historic Analysis for Glass Wool by End-Use Segment - Housing Construction, Non-Residential Construction, Industrial/Commercial Equipment and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 223
    • Table 175: Middle East 15-Year Perspective for Glass Wool by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Housing Construction, Non-Residential Construction, Industrial/Commercial Equipment and Others Markets for 2003, 2010 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 224
    • Table 176: Middle East Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Textile Glass Fibers by End-Use Segment -Construction, Automotive, Industrial/Commercial Equipment, Marine, Consumer Goods, Paper & Fabrics and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 225
    • Table 177: Middle East Historic Analysis for Textile Glass Fibers by End-Use Segment - Construction, Automotive, Industrial/Commercial Equipment, Marine, Consumer Goods, Paper & Fabrics and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 226
    • Table 178: 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 & Fabrics and Others Markets for 2003, 2010 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 227

20. LATIN AMERICA 228

  • A. Market Analysis 228
    • Outlook 228
    • Automotive Market 228
    • Table 179: Latin American Automobile Industry: Annual Production Figures for Passenger Cars and Commercial Vehicles in ' 000' Units for Years 2006 Through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 228
  • B. Market Analytics 229
    • Table 180: Latin American Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Glass Fibers by Product Segment - Glass Wool Insulation and Textile Glass Fibers Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 229
    • Table 181: Latin American Historic Analysis for Glass Fibers by Product Segment - Glass Wool Insulation and Textile Glass Fibers Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 229
    • Table 182: Latin American 15-Year Perspective for Glass Fibers by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Glass Wool Insulation and Textile Glass Fibers Markets for 2003, 2010 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 230
    • Table 183: Latin American Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Glass Wool by End-Use Segment - Housing Construction, Non-Residential Construction, Industrial/ Commercial Equipment and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 231
    • Table 184: Latin American Historic Analysis for Glass Wool by End-Use Segment - Housing Construction, Non-Residential Construction, Industrial/Commercial Equipment and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 232
    • Table 185: Latin American 15-Year Perspective for Glass Wool by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Housing Construction, Non-Residential Construction, Industrial/Commercial Equipment and Others Markets for 2003, 2010 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 233
    • Table 186: Latin American Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Textile Glass Fibers by End-Use Segment -Construction, Automotive, Industrial/Commercial Equipment, Marine, Consumer Goods, Paper & Fabrics and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 234
    • Table 187: Latin American Historic Analysis for Textile Glass Fibers by End-Use Segment - Construction, Automotive, Industrial/Commercial Equipment, Marine, Consumer Goods, Paper & Fabrics and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 235
    • Table 188: 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 & Fabrics and Others Markets for 2003, 2010 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 236

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