Global Glass Wool Insulation 2010 - 2018

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Dublin, Oct. 8, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/dp8t5d/glass_wool) has announced the addition of the "Glass Wool Insulation - Global Strategic Business Report" report to their offering.

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

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

Key Topics Covered

I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1

Disclaimers I-2

Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2

Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3

Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3

Glass Wool I-3

Glass Wool for Insulation I-3

End-Use Segments I-3

Housing Construction I-3

Non-Residential Construction I-4

Industrial/Commercial Equipment I-4

Others I-4

II. Executive Summary

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-1

Global Insulation demand on the Rise II-1

Glass Wool to Remain Insulated II-1

Current and Future Analysis II-2

Eco-codes for Buildings Drive Sales of Insulation Products II-3

Need to Achieve Energy Efficiency to Put Insulation Market in

Overdrive II-3

Impact of Weather on the Insulation Market II-4

Glass Fiber Manufacturing Shifts to Asia II-4

Increasing Use of Recycled Materials II-4

Factors Dampening Market Prospects II-5

Emergence of Eco-friendly Alternatives II-5

Risks Associated With Fiberglass Use II-5

Competition from Substitutes II-5

Competitive Scenario II-6

2. A MACRO VIEW OF KEY ECONOMIC INDICATORS II-7

World Economy - A Key Growth Driver II-7

Economic Growth Projected to Slow Amid Global Headwinds II-7

Current Account Imbalances Are Wide II-9

Key Downside Risks for the Euro Area: II-10

US - A Subpar Recovery with Heightened Policy Uncertainty II-11

Construction Industry - A Review II-11

Developing Markets to Drive Global Growth II-13

Regional Perspective II-14

The Americas II-14

Asia Pacific II-14

Slowing Growth Momentum in Emerging Market Economies II-14

Europe II-15

European Sovereign Debt Crisis: A Cause of Concern II-15

Middle East II-16

3. GLASS FIBER INDUSTRY - AN INSIGHT II-17

Glass Fibers - An Introduction II-17

Key Features II-18

Health Hazards II-19

A Brief History II-19

Glass Fiber Production Process II-19

Glass Fiber Production Process II-20

Types of Glass Fibers II-20

On Basis of Geometry II-20

On Basis of Composition II-20

Types of Glass Fibers II-21

Characteristics of Select Types of Glass Fiber II-21

A-Glass II-22

C-Glass II-22

D-Glass II-22

E-Glass II-22

S-Glass II-22

Table 7: Structural Composition of Various Glass Fibers

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-23

Quality Control in Glass Fibers II-23

Glass Fiber Recycling II-23

4. GLASS WOOL - PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-24

Glass Wool for Insulation II-24

Competing Insulation Products II-25

End-Use Markets II-25

Housing Construction II-25

Non-Residential Construction II-25

Industrial/Commercial Equipment II-25

Others II-26

5. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-27

GlassRock Concludes Commissioning of New Glass Wool

Manufacturing Line II-27

Groot Group, Nissi, Tses Community and SDS Group to Establish

Joint Venture II-27

Owens Corning Receives EPDs for its Fibreglass Products II-27

Knauf Insulation to Expand Production Capacity of Visé Glass

Wool Plant II-28

Mag-Isover to Set Up Two New Glass Wool Facilities II-28

AFICO to Increase its Glass Wool Capacity II-28

Guardian Introduces New Fiberglass Insulation with ecoGuard™

Technology II-28

Saint-Gobain Obtains Majority Stake in MAG II-29

Saint-Gobain Isover Sets Up New Facility II-29

Knauf Insulation Sets up New Plant in France II-29

China Fiberglass Takes Over Full Equity Stake in Jushi Group II-29

Guardian Fiberglass to Expand Production at Olive Branch

Facility II-30

6. STRATEGIC CORPORATE DEVELOPMENTS IN THE RECENT PAST II-31

Knauf Insulation to Commence Full Production of EcoBatt

Glasswool Insulation II-31

CertainTeed Insulation Takes Over OFI Income Fund II-31

Glasswool Insulation Technology Establishes New Company II-31

Neman Glassworks to Establish Glass Wool Plant II-31

URSA Insulation to Set Up Glass Wool Plant in UK II-32

7. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS II-33

Arabian Fiberglass insulation Company Ltd. (Saudi Arabia) II-33

CSR Limited (Australia) II-33

Fletcher Insulation (Australia) II-34

Guardian Industries Corp (US) II-34

Guardian Fiberglass, Inc. (US) II-35

Knauf GmbH (Germany) II-35

Knauf Insulation (USA) II-36

Kuwait Insulating Material Manufacturing Co., (Kuwait) II-36

Owens Corning (US) II-36

Saint-Gobain (France) II-37

Saint-Gobain Isover (France) II-38

Superglass Ltd (UK) II-38

Uralita Group (Spain) II-38

URSA Insulation, S.A. (Spain) II-38

8. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-39

Table 8: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Glass Wool Insulation by Geographic Region - US, Canada,

Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East,

and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2010 through 2018

III. MARKET

1. The United States
2. Canada
3. Japan
4. Europe
5. Asia-Pacific
6. The Middle East
7. Latin America

IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Companies Mentioned

  • 3B-Fiberglass (Belgium)
  • Ahlstrom Corporation (Finland)
  • Arabian Fiberglass Insulation Co., Ltd. (Saudi Arabia)
  • Asahi Fiber Glass Co., Ltd. (Japan)
  • Brothers Industrials, Inc. (USA)
  • China Fiberglass Co., Ltd. (China)
  • China Yangzhou Guotai Fiberglass Co., Ltd. (China)
  • Chongqing Polycomp International Corporation (China)
  • Compagnie De Saint-Gobain (France)
  • Saint-Gobain Isover (France)
  • Saint-Gobain Certainteed (USA)
  • Sain-Gobain Isover South Africa Pty., Ltd. (South Africa)
  • Saint-Gobain Isover (UK)
  • Saint-Gobain Isover AB (Sweden)
  • Saint-Gobain Isover Benelux SA-NV (Belgium)
  • Saint-Gobain Isover Oy (Finland)
  • CSR Ltd. (Australia)
  • CSR Building Products Ltd. Bradford Insulation (Australia)
  • Exeed Industries LLC (UAE)
  • Fiberglass Colombia SA (Colombia)
  • Fletcher Insulation (Australia)
  • Foshan Dessum Building Material Co., Ltd. (China)
  • Glass Wool Co. of Iran (Iran)
  • Glassrock Insulation Company SA (Egypt)
  • Glava AS (Norway)
  • Golmat Ltd. (Israel)
  • Guangzhou Gootren Building Materials Co., Ltd. (China)
  • Guardian Industries Corporation (USA)
  • Guardian Building Products (USA)
  • Guardian Fiberglass, Inc. (USA)
  • Hankuk Haniso Co., Ltd. (Korea)
  • Hebei Huamei Group (China)
  • HiSuccess International Machinery Ltd. (China)
  • IKING Industrial Group Co., Ltd. (China)
  • Izocam Ticaret Ve Sanayi AS (Turkey)
  • Johns Manville Corporation (USA)
  • KCC Corporation (Korea)
  • Knauf GmbH (Germany)
  • Knauf Insulation, Inc. (USA)
  • Knauf Insulation Ltd. (UK)
  • Kuwait Insulating Material Manufacturing Company (Kuwait)
  • Langfang Gerui Glass Wool Products Co., Ltd. (China)
  • Mag-Isover KK (Japan)
  • ODE Yalitim Sanayi Ve Ticaret AS (Turkey)
  • Odenwald Faserplattenwerk GmbH (Germany)
  • Owens Corning (USA)
  • PBM Insulations Pvt., Ltd. (India)
  • PGF Insulation Sdn. Bhd. (Malaysia)
  • Sager AG (Switzerland)
  • SC Gecsat SA (Romania)
  • Sintex Industries Ltd. (India)
  • STM Technologies Srl (Italy)
  • Superglass Insulation Ltd. (UK)
  • Taita Chemical Co., Ltd. (Taiwan)
  • Tasman Insulation New Zealand Ltd. (New Zealand)
  • Tianjin Huali Thermal Insulation Building Materials Co., Ltd. (China)
  • U.P. Twiga Fiberglass Ltd. (India)
  • Uralita Group (Spain)
  • URSA Insulation SA (Spain)
  • URSA UK Ltd. (UK)


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