Global Float Glass Market - 2013 Report

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Dublin, Oct. 9, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Float Glass - Global Strategic Business Report" report to their offering.

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Float Glass in Thousand Metric Tons by the following End-Use Segments: Construction (Residential, & Commercial), and Automotive (OE Glazing, & AGR (Automotive Glass Replacement). 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

II. Executive Summary


  • A Prelude II-1
  • Developing Regions Power Ahead II-1
  • Construction and Automotive Sectors Shape Demand Trends II-2
  • Construction - The Major End-Use Segment II-2
  • Automotive: Another Key Driving Market II-3
  • Float Glass Production Scenario II-3
  • Noteworthy Trends & Issues II-5
  • Glazing Used for Styling and Differentiation of Automotives II-5
  • Demand for Solar Control and Advanced Flat Glass in OEM
  • Automotive Market II-5
  • Automotive Glazing Market Consolidates II-6
  • New Value-Added Products Revive Flat Glass Market II-6
  • Innovative Frequency-Selective Solar Glazing Material II-6
  • Need to Achieve Energy Efficiency Favors Float Glass Market II-7
  • Plastics - Are They a Threat? II-7
  • Recycling Flat Glass Waste into Paper II-7


  • A Highly Concentrated Market II-8
  • Capacity Restructuring of Leading Players II-8
  • Leading Players II-8


  • World Economy - A Key Growth Indicator II-10
  • Economic Growth to Slow Down Amid Global Headwinds II-10
  • Downside Risks for the Euro Area II-13
  • US: Heightened Policy Uncertainty Affects Recovery II-13
  • Slowing Growth Momentum in Emerging Market Economies II-14
  • Construction Industry: An Overview II-14
  • Developing Markets to Drive Global Growth II-16
  • Regional Perspective II-16
  • The Americas II-16
  • Asia-Pacific II-16
  • Europe II-16
  • European Sovereign Debt Crisis: A Cause of Concern II-16
  • Middle East II-17
  • Automotive Industry: A Review II-17
  • Impact of Recession in Retrospect II-18
  • Auto Industry Remains Upbeat Despite European Debt Fears II-19
  • Strong Resurgence in Motor Vehicle Sales - A Favorable Factor II-20 Going Ahead II-20
  • Motor Vehicle Industry: A Glance at Key Statistics II-21


  • Glass - What is It? II-24
  • Primary Glass Types and Applications II-24
  • Table 13: Glass Composition by Type II-25


  • Float Glass: An Introduction II-26
  • Manufacturing Stages of Float Glass II-26
  • A Glance at the Float Glass Value Chain II-28
  • Economics of Float Glass Production II-28
  • Types of Float Glass II-29
  • Raw Materials - A Brief Study II-29


  • Construction: A Major End-Use Market II-31
  • Building Products Market II-31
  • Rising Demand for Energy Efficient Windows II-32
  • Self-Cleaning Glass II-33
  • Automotive Sector II-33
  • End-Use Sectors II-34
  • OEM Applications II-34
  • Automotive Glass Replacement (AGR) II-34
  • Types of Automotive Glazing II-34
  • Solar Control Glazing II-34
  • Laminated Sideglazings II-35
  • Integrated Antennas II-35
  • Design Requirements II-35
  • Toughened and Laminated Glazing Parameters - A Comparison II-36
  • Product Parameters for Toughened and Laminated Glazings II-36
  • Laminated Windshields - Process Parameters II-36
  • Toughened Glazing - Process Parameters II-36
  • Features for Future II-36


  • Stringent Production Standards in the US II-38
  • Maximum Allowable Contaminant Levels in Float Cullet II-38
  • Safety Glazing Legislations II-38
  • BS Codes II-39
  • Building Regulations II-39


  • AGC Glass Europe Takes Over Stake in Interpane II-40
  • Saint-Gobain to Sell Stake in Flovetro II-40
  • Luoyang Glass Inks Service Agreement with CTIEC II-40
  • Emirates Glass Launches New Coating Line II-40
  • AGC to Reopen G1 Float Line II-41
  • Sezal Glass Sells Float Glass Business to Saint-Gobain Glass India II-41
  • Praxair Rus, Guardian Industries Ink Agreement II-41
  • Carlex Purchases Float Glass Plant from Zeledyne II-41
  • AGC Develops Ultra-Thin Sheet Glass Using Float Technique II-42
  • NSG Group's Subsidiary Commences Construction of New Factories II-42
  • AGC to Set Up Glass Complex in Brazil II-42
  • Guardian to Set-Up a New Float Glass Plant in Russia II-42
  • Vidrios Lirquén Recommences Float Glass Production II-43
  • AGC Resumes Production of Architectural Glass at Kashima Plant II-43
  • HNG Commences Construction of Largest Greenfield Glass Manufacturing Complex in South Eastern Asia II-43
  • Saint-Gobain and NSG to Construct New Float Glass Manufacturing Line in Argentina II-44
  • Harsha Glass to Commence Construction of Float Glass Facility in Tamil Nadu II-44
  • China National Building Material Group to Acquire Shares in Luoyang Glass II-44
  • Praxair China and Beijing Jin Jing Solar Materials Ink Contract II-44
  • Indevco Establishes Float Glass Manufacturing Facility in Vietnam II-45
  • SAGL Establishes Glass Production Facility in India II-45
  • Jiangsu Pilkington and SYP Glass Commissions New Coating Line II-45
  • Saint-Gobain, NSG to Jointly Set Up New Plant in Brazil II-45
  • EFG's Float Glass Products Receive CE Mark Certification II-45


  • HNG Group Establishes Float Glass Facility II-47
  • Obeikan Glass to Establish Float Glass Facility in Saudi Arabia II-47
  • Saint-Gobain to Establish Float Glass Facility in Egypt II-47
  • OAO Gomelsteklo to Unveil New Float Glass Line II-47
  • Luoyang Glass Company to Acquire Stakes in Longhao, Longhai and Longfei II-47
  • Egyptian Kuwaiti Holding Company Divests Stake in Egyptian Glass Company II-48
  • AGC Flat Glass Units to be Merged II-48
  • Emirates Float Glass Inks Deal with Subsidiaries of Glass LLC II-48
  • Emirates Float Glass Commences Commercial Operations at Abu Dhabi Plant II-48
  • Sisecam Signs Agreement with Saint-Gobain II-48
  • PT Asahimas to Establish New CVD Plant II-49
  • Qibin Glass Commences Project on Float Glass II-49
  • LG Signs Deal with Schott AG II-49
  • EFG Signs Agreement with PPG II-49
  • Azizia Glass Manufacturing Establishes Glass Factory in Libya II-49
  • Raya Enters into Joint Venture with Interpane II-49
  • Henry F Teichmann Signs Contracts with AVIC II-50
  • China-Africa Development Fund Sponsors Ethiopia's First Glass Facility II-50
  • Guardian Industries Unveils EcoGuard® Float Glass Line II-50
  • Dubai Group Snaps Up Minority Interest in Sphinx Glass Company II-50
  • Guardian RAK Plant at Al Jazeera Al Hamra Formally Inaugurated II-50
  • Beneq to Collaborate With AGC FLAT GLASS Europe II-51
  • Saint-Gobain Glass India to Establish Float Glass Facility in Rajasthan II-51
  • Emirates Float Glass to Establish Plant in Abu Dhabi II-51
  • Saint-Gobain to Establish Third Flat Glass Production Line in India II-51
  • Guardian Industries to Establish New Float Glass Facility in Brazil II-51
  • Fives Stein Enters Into Partnership With Beneq II-52
  • Guardian Inaugurates a New Float Glass Plant at UAE II-52
  • Asahi to Close Sheet Glass Plants in North American Region II-52
  • SAGL to Establish New Glass Plant in Gujarat II-52
  • Promtekhinvest to Construct New Float Glass Plant II-52
  • Dagestan to Establish New Glass Plant II-52
  • AGC Commences Construction of Second Glass Plant in Russia II-53
  • Flat Glass to Acquire Minority Interest in Burnbridge Glass II-53
  • Saint-Gobain to Establish New Plant in India II-53
  • Guardian to Establish Glass Plants in Brazil II-53
  • Carlyle to Buy Majority Stake in Joint Venture II-53
  • Trakaya Cam to Establish Glass Plant II-53
  • Mena Glass to Establish New Glass Plant II-53
  • Tunisian Mrabeti Signs Deal with Czech Businessmen II-54
  • Harsha Signs MOU with State Government for Establishment of Float Glass Facility II-54
  • Chinese Company Signs Pact with Russias Ilmenit Tugansk Mining and Enrichment Plant II-54
  • Major Industries Inks Agreement to Acquire Oldcastle Glass II-54
  • Kohlberg Acquires PPG Industries' Automotive Glass & Services business II-54
  • FLABEG Holding GmbH Takes Over Naugatuck Glass II-54
  • Nevstar Purchases Dollar Come II-55
  • PPG Inks Partnership Deed with Walker Glass II-55
  • Guardian Unveils CrystalGray™ Float GLASS Substrate Product Line II-55


  • Asahi Glass Co., Ltd. (Japan) II-56
  • AGC Glass Company North America (USA) II-56
  • AGC Glass Europe (Belgium) II-57
  • Asahi India Glass Ltd (India) II-58
  • PT Asahimas Flat Glass Tbk (Indonesia) II-59
  • Compagnie De Saint-Gobain (France) II-59
  • Saint-Gobain Glass India Ltd (India) II-60
  • Product Portfolio of Saint-Gobain Glass India II-60
  • Central Glass Co., Ltd. (Japan) II-61
  • Carlex Glass Company (USA) II-61
  • Guardian Industries Corp. (USA) II-61
  • Gujarat Guardian Limited (India) II-62
  • Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd. (Japan) II-63
  • Pilkington Group Limited (UK) II-64
  • Trakya Cam Sanayii A.S. (Turkey) II-65
  • Taiwan Glass Group (Taiwan) II-65


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

The report profiles 109 companies including many key and niche players such as

  • Asahi Glass Co.
  • AGC Glass Company North America
  • AGC Glass Europe
  • Asahi India Glass
  • PT Asahimas Flat Glass
  • Compagnie De Saint-Gobain
  • Saint-Gobain Glass India
  • Central Glass
  • Carlex Glass Company
  • Guardian Industries Corp.
  • Gujarat Guardian Limited
  • Nippon Sheet Glass
  • Pilkington Group Limited
  • Trakya Cam Sanayii
  • Taiwan Glass Group

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