Global Foam Glass Industry 2016 Market Research Report
Foam glass, otherwise known as Cellular glass is a lightweight, opaque glass material having a closed-cell structure. It is made in molds that are packed with crushed or granulated glass mixed with a chemical agent such as carbon or limestone. At the temperature at which the glass grains become soft enough to cohere, the agent gives off a gas that is entrapped in the glass and forms the closed-cell structure that remains after cooling. Foam glass is a novel gassy material and is a kind of thermal insulation, not flammable building material, in which there are numerous closed tiny pores. There are many advantages about it, such as light weight, high strength, and low thermal conductivity. Foam glass is light enough to float in water and has been used as a substitute for cork, but its main uses are for thermal and sound insulation. It is impervious to moisture, most fumes, and vermin.
Foam glass production, which measures output worldwide, was expected to reach 4,207.69 thousand cubic meters in 2016 with an increase of 11.31% from its year-earlier level. The global foam glass market size is estimated to grow from USD 924.46 million in 2011 to USD 1,063.55 million by 2016, at an estimated CAGR of 10.5% between 2011 and 2016. With regards to this, key players of foam glass industry are expected to find potential opportunities in this market.
The global foam glass market report profiles some of the key technological developments in the recent times. It also profiles some of the leading players in the market and analyzes their key strategies. The competitive landscape section of the report provides a clear insight into the market share analysis of key industry players. The major players in the global foam glass market are Pittsburgh Corning, Misapor, Rusnano, Geocell Schaumglas, Uusioaines, Zhongtai Tiancheng, Stikloporas, Zhejiang DEHO, Glapor, JSC Gomelglass, etc.