As for companies, this report studies four multinational corporations (PPG Industries, NSG, AGC, and Saint-Gobain) and 13 Chinese companies (including CSG, TGI, Xinyi Glass, and Yaohua Pilkington).
In the world, the development of the Low-E glass industry is closely related to countries’ policy support for energy efficiency of buildings. In Europe and America, the penetration rate of the Low-E glass has quickly climbed to more than 85% over seven recent years under the support of policies. At present, China is following this route. In 2011, Chinese Low-E glass industry maintained a strong momentum, and the annual Low-E glass output reached 87 million square meters, up 38% from a year earlier. However, China’s demand for Low-E glass was high up to 92.7 million square meters in 2011, thus still remaining a supply gap. In May, 2012, China's "Twelfth Five-year Building Energy-saving Plan” was introduced, an engine for the evolution of the Low-E glass industry.