Taiwan production of glass fiber fabric to grow 29% in 2003

Taiwan will produce NT$9.69 billion worth of glass fiber fabric this year, rising by 29% from 2002, according to the Industrial Economics and Knowledge Center (IEK), a unit of the government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI).

The IEK attributed the strong growth to growing demand for PCBs, including those used in mobile phones, digital still cameras (DSCs) and plasma TVs.Glass fiber fabric is a raw material for copper-clad laminates (CCLs), which in turn is a key raw material for PCBs.According to the IEK, Taiwan began manufacturing glass fiber fabric in 1990, recording production value of NT$7.763 billion in 1999, NT$14.128 billion in 2000, NT$7.051 billion in 2001 and NT$7.5 billion in 2002.

Nan Ya Plastics, Taiwan Glass Industry, Asahi-Schwebel (Taiwan) and Glotech Industrial are the main producers of glass fiber fabric in Taiwan. Nan Ya Plastics leads the others with a monthly production capacity of 25 million square meters, followed by Taiwan Glass Industry with 18 million square meters.

600450 Taiwan production of glass fiber fabric to grow 29% in 2003 glassonweb.com

See more news about:

Others also read

Local quality glass producer Emirates Glass Limited has won contracts to supply 68,000 square metres of its high quality EmiCool glass to five major projects in Dubai.
Southwall Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq:SWTX), a global developer, manufacturer and marketer of thin-film coatings for the electronic display, automotive glass and architectural markets, today announced that on Dec. 18, 2003, it secured an agreement for a new bank loan guarantee and equity financing package of up to $7.5 million from Needham & Company, Inc., its affiliates and Dolphin Asset Management.
When did the wine industry start using glass bottles, and how did they settle on their current size of 750ml? For the answer to these questions, you have to go back in time - back thousands of years to when wine was first cultivated and enjoyed.
Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX) today announced that its subsidiary Praxair Canada Inc.'s specialty gases plant in Paris, Ontario, Canada, is one of Praxair's first specialty gases plants in North America to complete the upgrade to ISO 9001:2000, the latest ISO 9000 standard for quality.
KUB Malaysia Bhd has accepted an offer from Nippon Sheet Glass Co Ltd (NSG) to acquire its 15% stake in Malaysian Sheet Glass Bhd (MSG) for RM32.6 million in cash, or RM2.68 per share.
Co-Ventures in Glass Containers (CVIGC, Ltd.) of Tampa, Florida, USA and Micro-Tek Canada, Inc. Of Toronto, Canada are excited to announce the beginning of a long term joint venture to combine their extensive experiences and resources to offer the Glass Container Industry globally a best value alternative for all their outsourcing needs in manufacturing, operations and technical assistance agreements, specifically targeted to the smaller manufacturers who have found the larger service companies to be cost and profit prohibitive.The principals of the two companies have found a global need for smaller glass companies who require excellent technical resources to properly compete within the industry without the high costs of employing their own staffs or outsourcing their requirements to the larger service companies whose own operating costs and overhead are substantial.

Add new comment