Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/x93cll/glass_and_glass) has announced the addition of the "Glass & Glass Product Manufacturing" report to their offering.
The US glass and glass product manufacturing industry includes about 2,000 companies with combined annual revenue of $20 billion. Large companies include PPG Industries, Owens-Illinois, Guardian Industries, and Corning. The industry is highly concentrated: the 50 largest companies hold more than 80 percent of the market.
The global glass industry generates about $75 billion in annual revenue. Top exporters include China, France, Germany, India, Japan, and the US. Key companies include Asahi Glass (Japan), Compagnie de Saint-Gobain (France), and Jiangsu Farun Group (China).
Most companies in the industry manufacture products from bulk glass bought from a handful of primary glass manufacturers. Production of optical fiber from glass is included in the industry; use of that fiber to produce fiber optic cable is not.
Demand comes mainly from the construction, auto, bottling, and container industries. The profitability of individual companies depends on low-cost operations, because most products are commodities that are bought based on price. Large manufacturers have large efficiencies of scale in operations, which is why the industry is so concentrated. Small manufacturers can compete effectively by producing specialty products or serving a local market.
PRODUCTS, OPERATIONS & TECHNOLOGY
Major products are glass containers, flat glass, fiberglass, and specialty products such as TV tubes, glassware, lenses, mirrors, and optic fiber. Specialty products account for more than 60 percent of industry revenue, containers about 25 percent, and flat glass about 15 percent.
Key Topics Covered:
- Industry Overview
- Quarterly Industry Update
- Business Challenges
- Business Trends
- Industry Opportunities
- Call Preparation Questions
- Financial Information
- Industry Forecast
- Web Links and Acronyms
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