Demand for Advanced Flat Glass Expected to Reach $7.7 Billion by 2010

According to a study by the Freedonia Group, a resurgent growth in nonresidential building construction and continued rapid growth in emerging technologies such as smart- and low-maintenance glass will drive the demand for advanced flat glass to six percent per year increase over the next four years, reaching an expected $7.7 billion.

The Freedonia Group reports that the study, Advanced Flat Glass, shows the demand for solar control advanced flat glass products will be the fastest-growing industry product segment over the next four years, with "smart glass" (glass that can automatically alter the level of light transmission) also increasing exponentially in demand. Also expected to see "above-average" gains are heads-up display windshields and "self-cleaning" glass products.

Safety and security glazing, which have been dominant in recent years, will experience slower growth, the Freedonia Group says.

US Advanced Flat Glass Demand (chart) in million dollars

Item
2000
2005
2010
% Annual Growth 05/00
10/05
Advanced Flat Glass Demand
4514
5802
7725
5.1
5.9
Safety & Security Glass
3197
3780
4660
3.4
4.3
Solar Control Glass
937
1460
2215
9.3
8.7
Other Advanced Glass
380
562
850
8.1
8.6

The Advanced Flat Glass report is available for $4,200 from the Freedonia Group. CLICK HERE for more information.


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