A new market research report "Global Float Glass Industry" is available

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Float Glass in Thousand Metric Tons by the following End-Use Segments: Construction (Residential, & Commercial), and Automotive (OE Glazing, & AGR (Automotive Glass Replacement).   The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Latin America.Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2010 through 2018. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets.

The report profiles 109 companies including many key and niche players such as Asahi Glass Co., Ltd., AGC Glass Company North America, AGC Glass Europe, Asahi India Glass Ltd., PT Asahimas Flat Glass Tbk, Compagnie De Saint-Gobain, Saint-Gobain Glass India Ltd., Central Glass Co., Ltd., Carlex Glass Company, Guardian Industries Corp., Gujarat Guardian Limited, Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd., Pilkington Group Limited, Trakya Cam Sanayii A.S., and Taiwan Glass Group.

Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based upon search engine sources in the public domain.

I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONSStudy Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1Disclaimers I-2Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3

II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-1A Prelude II-1Developing Regions Power Ahead II-1Construction and Automotive Sectors Shape Demand Trends II-2Construction - The Major End-Use Segment II-2Automotive: Another Key Driving Market II-3Float Glass Production Scenario II-3Table 1: World Float Glass Market (2011): Annual ProductionCapacity by Major Regions - China, Europe, North America,Asian, South America and Japan (in Million Tons) (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) II-4

Table 2: World Float Glass Market (2010-2012): Float GlassCapacity Utilization (%) in North America Europe and China(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-4

Table 3: World Float Glass Market (2011): PercentageBreakdown of Production Capacity by Type- Float Glass, RolledGlass and Sheet Glass (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-5Noteworthy Trends & Issues II-5Glazing Used for Styling and Differentiation of Automotives II-5Demand for Solar Control and Advanced Flat Glass in OEMAutomotive Market II-5Automotive Glazing Market Consolidates II-6New Value-Added Products Revive Flat Glass Market II-6Innovative Frequency-Selective Solar Glazing Material II-6Need to Achieve Energy Efficiency Favors Float Glass Market II-7Plastics - Are They a Threat? II-7Recycling Flat Glass Waste into Paper II-7

2. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE II-8A Highly Concentrated Market II-8Capacity Restructuring of Leading Players II-8Leading Players II-8Table 4: World Float Glass Market (2011): PercentageBreakdown of Annual Capacity by Leading Manufacturers - AGC,NSG Group, Saint-Gobain, Guardian, and Others (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) II-9

Table 5: High Quality Float Glass Capacity (2011): PercentageShare Breakup by Leading Manufacturers - AGC, Saint-Gobain,NSG, Guardian, China Southern, Sisecam, PPG, Fu Yao andOthers (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-9

3. A BRIEF INSIGHT INTO KEY ECONOMIC INDICATORS II-10World Economy - A Key Growth Indicator II-10Economic Growth to Slow Down Amid Global Headwinds II-10Table 6: GDP Growth Trend Across Major Economies(2009-2013F) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-12Downside Risks for the Euro Area II-13US: Heightened Policy Uncertainty Affects Recovery II-13Slowing Growth Momentum in Emerging Market Economies II-14Construction Industry: An Overview II-14Developing Markets to Drive Global Growth II-16Regional Perspective II-16The Americas II-16Asia-Pacific II-16Europe II-16European Sovereign Debt Crisis: A Cause of Concern II-16Middle East II-17Automotive Industry: A Review II-17Impact of Recession in Retrospect II-18Auto Industry Remains Upbeat Despite European Debt Fears II-19Strong Resurgence in Motor Vehicle Sales - A Favorable Factor II-20Going Ahead II-20Motor Vehicle Industry: A Glance at Key Statistics II-21Table 7: Motor Vehicles in Operation by Country (2010):Percentage Share Breakdown for US, China, Japan, Brazil,India, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-21

Table 8: Worldwide Motor Vehicle Production (2007-2011)(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-21

Table 9: Leading Worldwide Producers of Motor Vehicles(2011): Ranked by Production Volume (in Million) (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) II-22

Table 10: Worldwide Motor Vehicle Production (2011):Percentage Share Breakdown of Production Volume for Cars andCommercial Vehicles (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-22

Table 11: Leading Cars Producing Countries (2011): Ranked byProduction Volume (in Million) (includes correspondingGraph/Chart) II-23

Table 12: Leading Commercial Vehicle Producing Countries(2011): Ranked by Production Volume (in Million) (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) II-23

4. AN INTRODUCTION TO GLASS II-24Glass - What is It? II-24Primary Glass Types and Applications II-24Table 13: Glass Composition by Type II-25

5. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-26Float Glass: An Introduction II-26Manufacturing Stages of Float Glass II-26Table 14: Float Glass Composition: Percentage Share Breakdownby Major Raw Materials - Silica Sand, Recycled Glass, SodaAsh, Dolomite, Limestone and Sodium Sulfate (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) II-27A Glance at the Float Glass Value Chain II-28Economics of Float Glass Production II-28Table 15: Float Glass Production Costs (2011): PercentageShare Breakdown by Cost Components - Raw Materials, Energy,Prime Labor, Overheads, Transport Depreciation and Others(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-29Types of Float Glass II-29Raw Materials - A Brief Study II-29

6. A REVIEW OF END-USE MARKETS II-31Construction: A Major End-Use Market II-31Building Products Market II-31Table 16: Global Building Products Flat Glass Market bySector (2012E): Percentage Share Breakdown by Sector - NewBuild, Refurbishment and Interiors (Volume Share) (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) II-32Rising Demand for Energy Efficient Windows II-32Self-Cleaning Glass II-33Automotive Sector II-33End-Use Sectors II-34OEM Applications II-34Automotive Glass Replacement (AGR) II-34Types of Automotive Glazing II-34Solar Control Glazing II-34Laminated Sideglazings II-35Integrated Antennas II-35Design Requirements II-35Toughened and Laminated Glazing Parameters - A Comparison II-36Product Parameters for Toughened and Laminated Glazings II-36Laminated Windshields - Process Parameters II-36Toughened Glazing - Process Parameters II-36Features for Future II-36

7. REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT II-38Stringent Production Standards in the US II-38Maximum Allowable Contaminant Levels in Float Cullet II-38Safety Glazing Legislations II-38BS Codes II-39Building Regulations II-39

8. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-40AGC Glass Europe Takes Over Stake in Interpane II-40Saint-Gobain to Sell Stake in Flovetro II-40Luoyang Glass Inks Service Agreement with CTIEC II-40Emirates Glass Launches New Coating Line II-40AGC to Reopen G1 Float Line II-41Sezal Glass Sells Float Glass Business to Saint-Gobain GlassIndia II-41Praxair Rus, Guardian Industries Ink Agreement II-41Carlex Purchases Float Glass Plant from Zeledyne II-41AGC Develops Ultra-Thin Sheet Glass Using Float Technique II-42NSG Group's Subsidiary Commences Construction of New Factories II-42AGC to Set Up Glass Complex in Brazil II-42Guardian to Set-Up a New Float Glass Plant in Russia II-42Vidrios Lirquén Recommences Float Glass Production II-43AGC Resumes Production of Architectural Glass at Kashima Plant II-43HNG Commences Construction of Largest Greenfield GlassManufacturing Complex in South Eastern Asia II-43Saint-Gobain and NSG to Construct New Float GlassManufacturing Line in Argentina II-44Harsha Glass to Commence Construction of Float Glass Facilityin Tamil Nadu II-44China National Building Material Group to Acquire Shares inLuoyang Glass II-44Praxair China and Beijing Jin Jing Solar Materials InkContract II-44Indevco Establishes Float Glass Manufacturing Facility inVietnam II-45SAGL Establishes Glass Production Facility in India II-45Jiangsu Pilkington and SYP Glass Commissions New Coating Line II-45Saint-Gobain, NSG to Jointly Set Up New Plant in Brazil II-45EFG's Float Glass Products Receive CE Mark Certification II-45

9. CORPORATE DEVELOPMENTS IN THE RECENT PAST - A HISTORICPERSPECTIVE BUILDER II-47HNG Group Establishes Float Glass Facility II-47Obeikan Glass to Establish Float Glass Facility in SaudiArabia II-47Saint-Gobain to Establish Float Glass Facility in Egypt II-47OAO Gomelsteklo to Unveil New Float Glass Line II-47Luoyang Glass Company to Acquire Stakes in Longhao, Longhaiand Longfei II-47Egyptian Kuwaiti Holding Company Divests Stake in EgyptianGlass Company II-48AGC Flat Glass Units to be Merged II-48Emirates Float Glass Inks Deal with Subsidiaries of Glass LLC II-48Emirates Float Glass Commences Commercial Operations at AbuDhabi Plant II-48Sisecam Signs Agreement with Saint-Gobain II-48PT Asahimas to Establish New CVD Plant II-49Qibin Glass Commences Project on Float Glass II-49LG Signs Deal with Schott AG II-49EFG Signs Agreement with PPG II-49Azizia Glass Manufacturing Establishes Glass Factory in Libya II-49Raya Enters into Joint Venture with Interpane II-49Henry F Teichmann Signs Contracts with AVIC II-50China-Africa Development Fund Sponsors Ethiopia's First GlassFacility II-50Guardian Industries Unveils EcoGuard® Float Glass Line II-50Dubai Group Snaps Up Minority Interest in Sphinx Glass Company II-50Guardian RAK Plant at Al Jazeera Al Hamra Formally Inaugurated II-50Beneq to Collaborate With AGC FLAT GLASS Europe II-51Saint-Gobain Glass India to Establish Float Glass Facility inRajasthan II-51Emirates Float Glass to Establish Plant in Abu Dhabi II-51Saint-Gobain to Establish Third Flat Glass Production Line inIndia II-51Guardian Industries to Establish New Float Glass Facility inBrazil II-51Fives Stein Enters Into Partnership With Beneq II-52Guardian Inaugurates a New Float Glass Plant at UAE II-52Asahi to Close Sheet Glass Plants in North American Region II-52SAGL to Establish New Glass Plant in Gujarat II-52Promtekhinvest to Construct New Float Glass Plant II-52Dagestan to Establish New Glass Plant II-52AGC Commences Construction of Second Glass Plant in Russia II-53Flat Glass to Acquire Minority Interest in Burnbridge Glass II-53Saint-Gobain to Establish New Plant in India II-53Guardian to Establish Glass Plants in Brazil II-53Carlyle to Buy Majority Stake in Joint Venture II-53Trakaya Cam to Establish Glass Plant II-53Mena Glass to Establish New Glass Plant II-53Tunisian Mrabeti Signs Deal with Czech Businessmen II-54Harsha Signs MOU with State Government for Establishment ofFloat Glass Facility II-54Chinese Company Signs Pact with Russia's Ilmenit TuganskMining and Enrichment Plant II-54Major Industries Inks Agreement to Acquire Oldcastle Glass II-54Kohlberg Acquires PPG Industries' Automotive Glass & Servicesbusiness II-54FLABEG Holding GmbH Takes Over Naugatuck Glass II-54Nevstar Purchases Dollar Come II-55PPG Inks Partnership Deed with Walker Glass II-55Guardian Unveils CrystalGray™ Float GLASS Substrate ProductLine II-55

10. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS II-56Asahi Glass Co., Ltd. (Japan) II-56AGC Glass Company North America (USA) II-56AGC Glass Europe (Belgium) II-57Asahi India Glass Ltd (India) II-58PT Asahimas Flat Glass Tbk (Indonesia) II-59Compagnie De Saint-Gobain (France) II-59Saint-Gobain Glass India Ltd (India) II-60Product Portfolio of Saint-Gobain Glass India II-60Central Glass Co., Ltd. (Japan) II-61Carlex Glass Company (USA) II-61Guardian Industries Corp. (USA) II-61Gujarat Guardian Limited (India) II-62Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd. (Japan) II-63Pilkington Group Limited (UK) II-64Trakya Cam Sanayii A.S. (Turkey) II-65Taiwan Glass Group (Taiwan) II-65

11. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-67Table 17: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis forFloat Glass by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin AmericanMarkets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figuresin Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) II-67

Table 18: World Historic Review for Float Glass by GeographicRegion - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excludingJapan), Middle East and Latin American Markets IndependentlyAnalyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand MetricTons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes correspondingGraph/Chart) II-68

Table 19: World 15-Year Perspective for Float Glass byGeographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumptionfor US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),Middle East and Latin American Markets for Years 2004, 2012 &2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-69Float Glass Market by End-Use Segment II-70Table 20: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis forFloat Glass in Construction Sector by Geographic Region - US,Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), MiddleEast and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed withAnnual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-70

Table 21: World Historic Review for Float Glass inConstruction Sector by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and LatinAmerican Markets Independently Analyzed with AnnualConsumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2004through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-71

Table 22: World 15-Year Perspective for Float Glass inConstruction Sector by Geographic Region - PercentageBreakdown of Volume Consumption for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin AmericanMarkets for Years 2004, 2012 & 2018 (includes correspondingGraph/Chart) II-72

Table 23: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis forFloat Glass in Construction Sector by Segment - ResidentialConstruction and Commercial Construction Markets IndependentlyAnalyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand MetricTons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes correspondingGraph/Chart) II-73

Table 24: World Historic Review for Float Glass inConstruction Sector by Segment- Residential Construction andCommercial Construction Markets Independently Analyzed withAnnual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-74

Table 25: World 15-Year Perspective for Float Glass inConstruction Sector by Segment - Percentage Breakdown ofVolume Consumption for Residential Construction and CommercialConstruction Markets with Annual Consumption Figures inThousand Metric Tons for Years 2004, 2012 & 2018 (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) II-75

Table 26: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis forFloat Glass in Construction Sector (Residential) by GeographicRegion - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excludingJapan), Middle East and Latin American Markets IndependentlyAnalyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand MetricTons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes correspondingGraph/Chart) II-76

Table 27: World Historic Review for Float Glass inConstruction Sector (Residential) by Geographic Region - US,Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), MiddleEast and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed withAnnual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-77

Table 28: World 15-Year Perspective for Float Glass inConstruction Sector (Residential) by Geographic Region -Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for US, Canada,Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East andLatin American Markets for Years 2004, 2012 & 2018 (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) II-78

Table 29: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis forFloat Glass in Construction Sector (Commercial) by GeographicRegion - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excludingJapan), Middle East and Latin American Markets IndependentlyAnalyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand MetricTons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes correspondingGraph/Chart) II-79

Table 30: World Historic Review for Float Glass inConstruction Sector (Commercial) by Geographic Region - US,Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), MiddleEast and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed withAnnual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-80

Table 31: World 15-Year Perspective for Float Glass inConstruction Sector (Commercial) by Geographic Region -Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for US, Canada,Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East andLatin American Markets for Years 2004, 2012 & 2018 (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) II-81// Table 32: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis forFloat Glass in Automotive Sector by Geographic Region - US,Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), MiddleEast and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed withAnnual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-82

Table 33: World Historic Review for Float Glass in AutomotiveSector by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin AmericanMarkets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figuresin Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) II-83

Table 34: World 15-Year Perspective for Float Glass inAutomotive Sector by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdownof Volume Consumption for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin AmericanMarkets for Years 2004, 2012 & 2018 (includes correspondingGraph/Chart) II-84

Table 35: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis forFloat Glass in Automotive Sector by Segment - OE Glazing andAGR Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual ConsumptionFigures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2010 through 2018(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-85

Table 36: World Historic Review for Float Glass in AutomotiveSector by Segment- OE Glazing and AGR Markets IndependentlyAnalyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand MetricTons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes correspondingGraph/Chart) II-86

Table 37: World 15-Year Perspective for Float Glass inAutomotive Sector by Segment- Percentage Breakdown of VolumeConsumption for OE Glazing and AGR Markets for Years 2004,2012 & 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-87

Table 38: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis forFloat Glass in Automotive Sector (OE Glazing) by GeographicRegion - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excludingJapan), Middle East and Latin American Markets IndependentlyAnalyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand MetricTons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes correspondingGraph/Chart) II-88

Table 39: World Historic Review for Float Glass in AutomotiveSector (OE Glazing) by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and LatinAmerican Markets Independently Analyzed with AnnualConsumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2004through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-89

Table 40: World 15-Year Perspective for Float Glass inAutomotive Sector (OE Glazing) by Geographic Region -Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for US, Canada,Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East andLatin American Markets for Years 2004, 2012 & 2018 (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) II-90

Table 41: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis forFloat Glass in Automotive Sector (AGR) by Geographic Region -US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),Middle East and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzedwith Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons forYears 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-91

Table 42: World Historic Review for Float Glass in AutomotiveSector (AGR) by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin AmericanMarkets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figuresin Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) II-92// Table 43: World 15-Year Perspective for Float Glass inAutomotive Sector (AGR) by Geographic Region - PercentageBreakdown of Volume Consumption for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin AmericanMarkets for Years 2004, 2012 & 2018 (includes correspondingGraph/Chart) II-93

III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES

2. CANADA

3. JAPAN

4. EUROPE

4a. FRANCE

4b. GERMANY

4c. ITALY

4d. THE UNITED KINGDOM

4e. SPAIN

4f. RUSSIA

4g. REST OF EUROPE

5. ASIA-PACIFIC

5a. CHINA

5b. REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC

6. THE MIDDLE EAST

7. LATIN AMERICA

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