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Glass Product Manufacturing in the US - Industry Market Research Report


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Glass Product Manufacturing in the US

Glass products are used in a variety of applications across the construction, manufacturing, agriculture, automotive, telecommunications, hospitality and household markets. The industry's four main product categories include flat glass, pressed or blown glass, glass containers and products made from purchased glass. Over the five years to 2016, industry revenue is expected to increase modestly. This recent growth reflects a continued rebound from recessionary lows, as renewed construction activity and consumer spending led to an accelerated increase in demand for glass products. Over the five years to 2021, revenue is also expected to as downstream building markets continue to recover and demand for automotive glass products strengthens.

Companies in this industry produce a wide range of glass products by melting silica sand or cullet and fabricating purchased glass. The industry includes four segments: flat glass manufacturing, including laminated glass; pressed or blown glass and glassware; glass container manufacturing, including bottles and jars; and product manufacturing from purchased glass, which includes lighting, mirrors, architectural glass and electronic glassware.

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2016)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Housing starts
    • Table Revenue vs. exports
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2016)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2016)
    • Table Industry trade balance
    • Table Exports To...
    • Table Business Locations 2016
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
    • Table Trade Globalization
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major players
    • Table Owens-Illinois Inc. (US glass products manufacturing) –financial performance*
    • Table Ardagh Group SA (US glass products manufacturing) –financial performance*
    • Table Corning Incorporated (US glass products manufacturing) –financial performance*
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs Growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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