Global and China Low-E Glass Industry Report, 2011-2012
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In the world, the development of the Low-E glass industry is closely related to countries’ policy support for energy efficiency of buildings. In Europe and America, the penetration rate of the Low-E glass has quickly climbed to more than 85% over seven recent years under the support of policies. At present, China is following this route. In 2011, Chinese Low-E glass industry maintained a strong momentum, and the annual Low-E glass output reached 87 million square meters, up 38% from a year earlier. However, China’s demand for Low-E glass was high up to 92.7 million square meters in 2011, thus still remaining a supply gap. In May, 2012, China's "Twelfth Five-year Building Energy-saving Plan” was introduced, an engine for the evolution of the Low-E glass industry.

China’s Demand for Low-E Glass, 2006-2012 (Unit: million m2)

In 2011, as many production lines were completed and put into operation successively, China’s Low-E glass capacity grew rapidly and the annual capacity broke through 100 million square meters. Meanwhile, there were about 20 Low-E production lines under construction, most with a designed capacity of above 2 million square meters, while the largest production line boasted the capacity of 10 million square meters per year.

In H1 2012, the development of online Low-E glass speeds up apparently. Among the new production lines, the number of the ones with the capacity of 10 million square meters per annum keeps growing, and they tend to be the new investment hot spots.

Currently, the Low-E glass production technology and equipment are mainly imported from Europe, the United States, Japan and other nations, which to a certain extent cause the manufacturing costs of Chinese Low-E glass to rise. To break the technical bottleneck, some Chinese enterprises have built more than a dozen production lines independently, conducted considerable production tests, and achieved some results.

The report makes a detailed market analysis on global and China Low-E glass industry. As for companies, this report studies four multinational corporations (PPG Industries, NSG, AGC, and Saint-Gobain) and 13 Chinese companies (including CSG, TGI, Xinyi Glass, and Yaohua Pilkington).
In 2011, in order to maintain its position as a giant, CSG made efforts to expand capacity and seize market share. It is estimated that its annual Low-E glass capacity will reach 29.4 million square meters in 2013.

In 2011, TGI accelerated the pace of capacity expansion. The company’s designed annual capacity was 36 million square meters, and it outperformed CSG to become a new leader. At present, TGI has five production lines under construction, of which the projects in Xianyang and Fengyang are both online Low-E glass production lines with the respective annual capacity of 10 million square meters, becoming Asia's largest ones.

In 2011, the Tianjin-based project of Xinyi Glass was successfully completed, the newly-added capacity was 4 million square meters, the designed capacity was 31.8 million square meters, and the actual capacity was about 16 million square meters.
1. Overview of Low-E Glass Products
1.1 Definition and Classification
1.2 Energy Efficiency

2. Development of Global Low-E Glass Industry
2.1 Development Course
2.2 Energy-efficient Policies for Buildings in Major Countries
2.2.1 Germany
2.2.2 The United States
2.2.3 Japan
2.3 Application

3. Operational Environment of China’s Low-E Glass Industry
3.1 Policy Environment
3.2 Social Environment
3.2.1 Environmental Protection Issue
3.2.2 Residents’ Consumption Level
3.3 Technology Environment

4. China’s Low-E Glass Production
4.1 Production Cost
4.2 Capacity
4.3 Competition among Enterprises

5. China’s Low-E Glass Demand
5.1 Importance of Popularizing Low-E Glass
5.2 Application
5.3 Demand

6. Major Companies Worldwide
6.1 PPG Industries
6.1.1 Profile
6.1.2 Operation
6.1.3 Revenue Structure
6.1.4 Development in China
6.2 NSG
6.2.1 Profile
6.2.2 Operation
6.2.3 Revenue Structure
6.2.4 Architectural Glass Business
6.2.5 Development in China
6.3 AGC
6.3.1 Profile
6.3.2 Operation
6.3.3 Operation of Glass Business
6.3.4 Development in China
6.4 Saint-Gobain
6.4.1 Profile
6.4.2 Operation
6.4.3 Development in China
6.4.4 Saint-Gobain Glass Co., Ltd

7. Major Chinese Companies
7.1 CSG
7.1.1 Profile
7.1.2 Operation
7.1.3 Revenue Structure
7.1.4 Gross Margin
7.1.5 Architectural Glass Products
7.1.6 Key Project
7.2 TGI
7.2.1 Profile
7.2.2 Main Products
7.2.3 TG Changjiang Float Glass Co., Ltd (CFG)
7.2.4 TG Anhui Glass Co., Ltd Project
7.2.5 Production Capacity
7.3 Xinyi Glass
7.3.1 Profile
7.3.2 Operation
7.3.3 Revenue Structure
7.3.4 Gross Margin
7.3.5 Capacity Expansion
7.4 Yaohua Pilkington
7.4.1 Profile
7.4.2 Operation
7.4.3 Revenue Structure
7.4.4 Gross Margin
7.4.5 Key Project
7.5 China Glass
7.5.1 Profile
7.5.2 Operation
7.5.3 Revenue Structure
7.5.4 Gross Margin
7.5.5 Low-E Glass Business
7.6 Blue Star Glass
7.6.1 Profile
7.6.2 Low-E Glass Projects
7.6.3 Development
7.7 Yaohua Glass
7.7.1 Profile
7.7.2 Operation
7.8 China Aviation Sanxin (CAS)
7.8.1 Profile
7.8.2 Operation
7.8.3 Revenue Structure
7.8.4 Gross Margin
7.8.5 Low-E Glass Business
7.9 Intex Glass (Xiamen)
7.9.1 Profile
7.9.2 Low-E Glass Products and Operation
7.10 Zhuzhou Kibing
7.10.1 Profile
7.10.2 Operation
7.10.3 Revenue Structure
7.10.4 Subsidiary
7.10.5 Low-E Glass Business
7.11 Shandong Jin Jing Technology
7.11.1 Profile
7.11.2 Operation
7.11.3 Revenue Structure
7.11.4 Project Plan
7.12 Grand Glass
7.13 Suzhou Huadong Coating Glass Co., Ltd
Classification of Energy-saving Glass
Classification of Low-E Glass
Comparison between Offline and Online Process Low-E Glass
Main Varieties and Applications of Low-E Glass
Comparison among Glasses by Heat Transfer Coefficient
Comparison among Glasses by Energy-saving Performance
Global Low-E Glass Development
Building Energy-saving Policies in Germany
Window Heat Transfer Coefficient Limits in Germany 
Building Energy-saving Policies in the United States
Low-E Glass Consumption in USA, 1987-2004
Building Energy-saving Policies in Japan
Low-E Glass Sales Volume & CAGR Worldwide, 1990-2012
Market Share of Low-E Glass in Architectural Glass Market of European Countries, 1991-2007
Low-E Glass Penetration Rates in Major Countries, 2011
Low-E Glass Technologies and Major Manufacturers in Foreign Countries
Energy-Efficient Policies, Laws and Regulations on Buildings in China, 1986-2012
Glass Industry-related Trade Policies in China, 2007-2012
Comparison among Glasses by CO2 and SO2 Emissions
Per Capita Housing Expenditure of Urban Households in China, 2004-2012
Low-E Glass Manufacturing Cost Structure (Imported Equipment), 2011
Unit Processing Costs of Low-E Glass, 2011
Major Low-E Glass Manufacturers and Capacities in China, 2012
Low-E Production Lines Adopting Home-made Equipments in China, 2011
Designed and Actual Capacity of Low-E Glass in China, 2005-2012
Output of Low-E Glass in China, 2005-2012 
Actual Capacity Distribution of Main Low-E Manufacturers in China, 2009
Actual Capacity Distribution of Main Low-E Manufacturers in China, 2011
Production Capacity and Output of Low-E Glass in China, 2005-2012
China’s Energy Consumption by Category, 2011
Energy Consumption of Buildings in Northern China by Category, 2011
Prices of Low-E Glass in of Qinhuangdao Yaohua, 2009-2012
Price Ratio of Low-E Glass to Clear Glass in China
China’s Demand for Low-E Glass, 2006-2012
Glass Business Structure of PPG
Revenue and Net Income of PPG, 2007- 2012
Revenue Structure of PPG by Product, 2007- 2011
Revenue Structure of PPG by Region, 2009-2011
PPG’s Low-E Glass Business in China
Revenue and Operating Income of NSG, FY2007-FY2012 
Revenue Structure of NSG by Business, FY2011-FY2012
NSG Sales of Architectural Glass Products by Region, FY2012
NSG Business Layout in China
Revenue and Total Profit of Tianjin NSG Safety Glass, 2007-2008 
Revenue, Operating Income and Net Income of AGC, 2009-2011
Revenue of AGC by Business, 2011
Revenue of AGC by Region, 2011
AGC Flat Glass Classifications and Main Products
Glass Business Revenue of AGC, 2009-2011
Glass Business Revenue of AGC by Product, 2011
Major Special Glass Companies of AGC China
Revenue and Total Profit of AGC Flat Glass (Dalian) Co., Ltd, 2007-2009 
Sales & Net Income of Saint-Gobain, 2007-2012 
Saint-Gobain Revenue Breakdown by Product, 2009-2012
Saint-Gobain Revenue Structure by Region, 2009-2012
Revenue of Saint-Gobain China, 2002-2010 
Saint-Gobain Business Distribution in China
CSG Industry Chain Structure
Revenue & Net Income of CSG, 2006-2012 
CSG Revenue Structure by Sector, 2008- 2011
Revenue Structure of CSG by Region, 2008-2011
Gross Margin of CSG by Product,2008-2011
Subordinates of CSG Architectural Glass Division
Main Financial Data of CSG Architectural Glass Subsidiaries, 2011
Architectural Glass Projects under Construction of CSG,2011
Profile of CFG
Production Lines of CFG
Project Planning of TG Anhui Glass Co., Ltd 
Revenue & Net Income of Xinyi Glass, 2007-2011
Revenue Structure of Xinyi Glass by Product, 2007-2011H1
Revenue Structure of Xinyi Glass by Region, 2007-2011
Gross Margin and Gross Profit of Xinyi Glass,2007-2011
Gross Margin and Gross Profit of Xinyi Glass by Product, 2007-2011
Production Capacity of Xinyi Glass by Product, 2007-2011
Low-E Glass Production Lines and Production Capacity of Xinyi Glass, 2012
Major Products and Subsidiaries of Yaohua Pilkington
Revenue & Net Income of Yaohua Pilkington, 2007-2011
Revenue Structure of Yaohua Pilkington by Product, 2008-2011
Revenue Structure of Yaohua Pilkington by Region, 2007-2011
Gross Margin of Yaohua Pilkington by Product, 2007-2011
Glass Project Progress of Yaohua Pilkington, 2011
Revenue and Net Income of China Glass, 2007-2011
Revenue Structure of China Glass by Product, 2010-2011
Revenue of China Glass by Region, 2008-2011
Gross Profit and Gross Margin of China Glass, 2007-2011
Gross Profit and Gross Margin of China Glass, 2010-2011
Low-E Glass Production Lines of China Glass, 2011
Organization Structure of Weihai Bluestar Glass Co., Ltd
Low-E Glass Projects of Weihai Bluestar Glass
New Projects of Weihai Bluestar Glass, H1 2011
Main Products and Subsidiaries of Yaohua Glass
Revenue and Total Profit of Yaohua Glass, 2004-2009
Low-E Glass Product Classification and Specification of CAS
Revenue & Net Income of CAS, 2007-2012 
Revenue of CAS by Product, 2008-2011
Revenue of CAS by Region, 2008-2011
Gross Margin of CAS by Product, 2008-2011
Revenue and Total Profit of Intex Glass (Xiamen), 2004-2009
Revenue and Net Income of Zhuzhou Kibing, 2008-2012
Revenue Structure of Zhuzhou Kibing by Product, 2008-2011
Revenue Structure of Zhuzhou Kibing by Region, 2008-2011
Low-E Glass Production Line of Kibing, 2011-2012
Revenue and Net Income of Jin Jing Technology, 2007-2012 
Revenue Structure of Jin Jing Technology by Products, 2009-2011
Revenue Structure of Jin Jing Technology by Region, 2008-2011
Revenue and Total Profit of Grand Glass, 2007-2009
Revenue and Total Profit of Suzhou Huadong Coating Glass, 2007-2009
Production Lines and Capacities of Major Low-E Glass Manufacturers in China, 2012

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