Demand for advanced flat glass in the US will grow five percent annually through 2012. Ongoing rapid growth in a variety of emerging technologies (e.g., smart glass, self-cleaning glass) and strong gains in laminated glass used as hurricane glass, ballistic glass and burglary resistant glass will help drive gains. This study analyzes the $5.6 billion US advanced flat glass industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1997, 2002 and 2007, and forecasts for 2012 and 2017 by advanced glass type (e.g., safety, ballistic, hurricane, fire-rated, burglary resistant, low-emissivity, reflective, smart, HUD windshields, ultraclear and colorless, self-cleaning); and market (e.g., motor vehicle, architectural). The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 32 industry competitors, including PPG Industries, Pilkington and AGC Flat Glass.
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