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Reportlinker Adds US Glass Fibers Market Report

October 1, 2009

NEW YORK, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ — Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue.

US Glass Fibers Market

http://www.reportlinker.com/p0128134/US-Glass-Fibers-Market.html

US demand will reach 7.2 billion pounds in 2013

Glass fiber demand in the US is projected to expand 3.3 percent annually to 7.2 billion pounds in 2013, valued at nearly $7.0 billion. Best growth is anticipated for glass wool fiber, with overall demand constrained by slower textile glass fiber advances in reinforced uses outside of plastics, as well as nonreinforced applications. Price increases will expand less than one percent annually through 2013 as a result of intense competition, adequate capacity and growing imports of lower cost textile glass fiber materials.

Glass wool fibers to remain dominant, grow fastest

Glass wool (fiberglass) insulation demand is expected to rise nearly four percent annually to 4.5 billion pounds in 2013. This represents a considerable improvement over the performance of the 2003- 2008 time frame, which was adversely impacted by the collapse of the residential building market in 2007 and 2008. However, the basic demand fundamentals for fiberglass will be much improved as activity in new residential housing and improvements rebounds.

Opportunities in reinforced plastics to benefit textile glass fiber demand

Textile glass fiber demand, which posted slight annual declines between 2003 and 2008, is expected to expand 2.3 percent yearly to 2.8 billion pounds in 2013, paced by opportunities in reinforced plastics. Demand for reinforced plastics will increase 2.6 percent annually to 1.3 billion pounds in 2013. Textile glass fibers are low cost, versatile and corrosion resistant materials used in both reinforced and nonreinforced applications. Further textile glass fiber growth will be constrained by maturing applications. Rapid advances in nanomaterial reinforcements are anticipated as supplies increase and prices become more competitive. Nanomaterial advantages as plastic reinforcements include their significantly reduced loading factors and unique performance properties. Demand for textile glass fiber in other reinforced applications will increase 2.2 percent annually to 1.2 billion pounds in 2013. Subdued growth reflects slow advances in mature mechanical rubber and paper product uses. Opportunities are expected for fiberglass asphalt shingles and related construction products in light of renewed building residential construction advances. Nonreinforcement applications for textile glass fibers will rise at a slower rate based on maturity in key uses such as filtration products, insulation materials (e.g., high temperature gaskets) and home furnishings.

Study coverage

This new industry study, Glass Fibers, presents historical demand data (1998, 2003 and 2008) plus forecasts for 2013 and 2018 for textile glass and glass wool fibers by type and market. The study also assesses market environment factors, evaluates company market share data and profiles 41 industry competitors.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION ix

I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1

II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT 4

General 4

Macroeconomic Outlook 5

Consumer Income & Spending 9

Demographic Trends 11

Construction Outlook 15

Building Construction 17

Residential Construction 21

Housing Starts 23

Improvement & Repair 29

Nonresidential Construction 30

Nonbuilding Construction 33

Manufacturing Outlook 35

Insulation Market Outlook 38

Motor Vehicle Outlook 42

Electrical & Electronic Equipment Outlook 44

Recreational Boating Outlook 45

Reinforced Plastics Outlook 47

Legislative & Regulatory Considerations 50

Glass Wool 50

Textile Glass Fiber 52

Recycling 53

III. GLASS FIBER OVERVIEW 55

General 55

Historical Trends 57

Pricing Factors 59

International Activity 61

Foreign Trade 63

IV. GLASS WOOL FIBERS 65

General 65

Types 66

R-Values 67

Competitive Materials 70

Foamed Plastic 70

Cellulose 71

Mineral Wool 72

Other Insulation Materials 74

Supply & Demand 76

Producers & Market Share 78

Owens Corning 79

Johns Manville 80

CertainTeed 80

Knauf Insulation 80

Guardian Fiberglass 81

Markets 81

Residential Construction Market 85

New Housing 88

Replacement & Remodeling 89

Attic Reinsulation 91

Nonresidential Construction Market 92

Office & Commercial 95

Institutional 96

Industrial 96

Other Nonresidential 97

Industrial & Equipment Market 97

Appliances & Other Markets 99

V. TEXTILE GLASS FIBERS 102

General 102

Product Forms & Characteristics 103

Competitive Materials 105

Carbon Fibers 105

Aramid Fibers 107

Nanomaterials 108

Other Reinforcements 109

Supply & Demand 112

Producers & Market Share 114

Owens Corning 114

PPG 115

Johns Manville 116

Other Firms 116

Markets 118

Reinforced Plastics 120

Construction 124

Motor Vehicles 137

Resins 139

Motor Vehicle Types 141

Producer Durable Equipment 142

Electrical Equipment 145

Wind Turbine Components 146

Electronic Laminates 148

Other Electrical Equipment 148

Business Equipment 150

Other Producer Durable Equipment 150

Marine 151

Consumer Durables 155

Appliances 156

Other Consumer Durables 157

Aerospace & Other 158

Aerospace 160

All Other 161

Other Reinforcement Markets 162

Asphalt Construction Products 164

Asphalt Shingles 165

Other Uses 167

Mechanical Rubber Products 169

Paper Products 172

Fabrics & Other Products 173

Non-Reinforcement Markets 175

Insulating Materials 177

Filtration Products 179

Home Furnishings 181

Other 182

VI. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 183

General 183

Industry Composition 184

Market Share 185

Owens Corning 187

Johns Manville 188

CertainTeed 188

PPG Industries 189

Knauf Insulation 189

Guardian Fiberglass 189

AGY Holding 190

Other Firms 190

Mergers & Acquisitions 190

Marketing Strategies 194

Channels of Distribution 196

Research & Development 197

Competitive Strategies 199

Cooperative Agreements 200

Company Profiles 204

AGY Holding Corporation 205

Ameron International Corporation 207

AOC LLC 209

Ashland Incorporated 210

AZDEL Incorporated, see Hanwha Group

BASF SE 212

Bayer AG 215

Belco Manufacturing Company Incorporated, see Denali

Berkshire Hathaway Incorporated 217

BGF Industries Incorporated 224

Celanese Corporation 226

Containment Solutions Incorporated, see Denali

Crane Company 229

Cytec Industries Incorporated 233

Denali Incorporated 235

DIC Corporation 238

Dow Chemical Company 239

DuPont (EI) de Nemours 241

Ershigs Incorporated, see Denali Incorporated

Evanite Fiber Corporation 243

Fiber Glass Systems LP, see National Oilwell Varco

GBP Silvercote Incorporated, see Guardian Industries

Guardian Industries Corporation 245

Hanwha Group 247

Hexcel Corporation 249

Hexion Specialty Chemicals Incorporated 251

Hobas AG 253

Hood Companies 254

Huntsman Corporation 256

INEOS ABS Limited, see LANXESS AG

Interplastic Corporation 257

Johns Manville Corporation, see Berkshire Hathaway

JPS Industries Incorporated 259

Knauf Gips KG 260

LANXESS AG 264

LM Glasfiber Holding A/S 266

LyondellBasell Industries AF SCA 268

National Oilwell Varco Incorporated 270

Owens Corning 272

PPG Industries Incorporated 278

Reichhold Incorporated 280

Royal DSM NV 283

RTP Company 285

Saint-Gobain 287

Saudi Basic Industries Corporation 291

Solvay SA 295

Sumitomo Bakelite Company Limited 298

Superior Fibers Incorporated 299

Total SA 301

Vectorply Corporation 303

LIST OF TABLES

SECTION I — EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Summary Table 3

SECTION II — MARKET ENVIRONMENT

1 Macroeconomic Indicators 9

2 Personal Consumption Expenditures 11

3 Population & Households 15

4 Construction Expenditures 17

5 Building Construction Expenditures 21

6 Residential Building Construction Expenditures 23

7 New Housing Indicators 28

8 Residential Improvement & Repair Expenditures 30

9 Nonresidential Building Construction Expenditures 33

10 Nonbuilding Construction Expenditures 35

11 Manufacturers’ Shipments 38

12 Insulation Demand by Material 41

13 Motor Vehicle Indicators 44

14 Electrical & Electronic Equipment Shipments 45

15 Recreational Boat Shipments 47

16 Reinforced Plastics Demand 50

SECTION III — GLASS FIBER OVERVIEW

1 Glass Fiber Demand by Type 57

2 Glass Fiber Markets, 1998-2008 58

3 Glass Fiber Prices 61

4 US Glass Fiber Trade 64

SECTION IV — GLASS WOOL FIBERS

1 Insulation R-Values by Material 69

2 Glass Wool Fiber Supply & Demand 78

3 Glass Wool Fiber Demand by Market 84

4 Residential Construction Market for Glass Wool Fibers 87

5 New Housing Market for Glass Wool Fibers 89

6 Replacement & Remodeling Market for Glass Wool Fibers 90

7 Attic Reinsulation Market for Glass Wool Fibers 92

8 Nonresidential Construction Market for Glass Wool Fibers 94

9 Industrial & Equipment Market for Glass Wool Fibers 99

10 Appliances & Other Markets for Glass Wool Fibers 101

SECTION V — TEXTILE GLASS FIBERS

1 Textile Glass Fiber Supply & Demand 113

2 Textile Glass Fiber Demand by Market 119

3 Reinforced Plastics Markets for Textile Glass Fibers 123

4 Construction Market for Textile Glass Fibers 126

5 Motor Vehicle Market for Textile Glass Fibers 139

6 Producer Durable Equipment Market for Textile Glass Fibers 144

7 Marine Market for Textile Glass Fibers 154

8 Consumer Durables Market for Textile Glass Fibers 156

9 Aerospace & Other Reinforced Plastic Markets for Textile

Glass Fibers 159

10 Other Reinforcement Markets for Textile Glass Fibers 163

11 Asphalt Construction Product Market for Textile Glass Fibers 165

12 Mechanical Rubber Product Market for Textile Glass Fibers 171

13 Paper Product Market for Textile Glass Fibers 173

14 Fabric & Other Product Reinforcement Market for Textile

Glass Fibers 175

15 Non-Reinforcement Markets for Textile Glass Fibers 176

SECTION VI — INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

1 US Glass Fiber Market Share, 2008 186

2 Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures 193

3 Selected Cooperative Agreements 203

LIST OF CHARTS

SECTION II — MARKET ENVIRONMENT

1 Insulation Demand by Material, 2008 41

SECTION III — GLASS FIBER OVERVIEW

1 Glass Fiber Markets, 1998-2008 59

SECTION IV — GLASS WOOL FIBERS

1 US Glass Wool Fiber Market Share, 2008 79

2 Glass Wool Fiber Demand by Market, 2008 85

3 Residential Construction Market for Glass Wool Fibers, 2008 87

4 Nonresidential Construction Market for Glass Wool

Fibers, 2008 95

SECTION V — TEXTILE GLASS FIBERS

1 US Textile Glass Fiber Market Share, 2008 114

2 Textile Glass Fiber Demand by Market, 2008 120

3 Reinforced Plastics Market for Textile Glass Fibers, 2008 124

4 Construction Market for Textile Glass Fibers, 2008 127

5 Producer Durable Equipment Market for Textile Glass

Fibers, 2008 145

6 Other Reinforcement Markets for Textile Glass Fibers, 2008 164

7 Non-Reinforcement Markets for Textile Glass Fibers, 2008 177

SECTION VI — INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

1 US Glass Fiber Market Share, 2008 187

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