Is There An Interlayer Shortage in the Glass Industry?

by Penny Stacey

Amidst reports that there is a shortage of PVB interlayer material in the glass industry, magazine interviewed several manufacturers and fabricators with mixed opinions.

One glass industry source said that there is a shortage of raw materials used to make the interlayer.

Another source who wished to remain unidentified agreed, noting that with the raw material shortage, prices for the raw materials are rising, leading to companies ordering materials on an as-needed basis. That increases the lead-time it takes to receive laminated glass, which could lead to the perception of a shortage.

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Penny Stacey is a contributing writer for™/USGlass magazine.