Volume 43, Issue 7 - July 2008
New Study Predicts Strong Growth in Hurricane and
According to the study, security and safety glass products, including laminated and tempered flat glass, represent the largest group of advanced flat glass materials. Consumption of hurricane glass, specifically, is forecasted to advance due to regulations in hurricane-prone areas and increasing consumer acceptance of the product.
The study also notes that solar control flat glass, the second largest group of advanced flat glass products, will continue to grow. Low-E glass comprises the largest component of demand for solar control glass, as it has become well established as a primary component of insulating glass units. Reflective glass, used largely in nonresidential construction, is predicted to record below-average growth due to competition from low-E. www.freedoniagroup.com
Solar Control Glass
Demand in million dollars (Top) Safety and Security Glass Demand in million dollars