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Glass fiber (or glass fibre) is a material consisting of numerous extremely fine fibers of glass. Glass fiber, which is one product called "fiberglass" today, was invented in 1932-1933 by Russell Games Slayter of Owens-Corning, as a material to be used as thermal building insulation. It is marketed under the trade name Fiberglas, which has become a genericized trademark. Glass fiber when used as a thermal insulating material, is specially manufactured with a bonding agent to trap many small air cells, resulting in the characteristically air-filled low-density "glass wool" family of products.
Glass fiber has roughly comparable mechanical properties to other fibers such as polymers and carbon fiber. Although not as strong or as rigid as carbon fiber, it is much cheaper and significantly less brittle when used in composites. Glass fibers are therefore used as a reinforcing agent for many polymer products; to form a very strong and relatively lightweight fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composite material called glass-reinforced plastic (GRP), also popularly known as "fiberglass". This structural material product contains little or no air or gas, is denser, and is a much poorer thermal insulator than is glass wool.
The global glass fiber production, which measures output worldwide, was expected to reach xx thousand tons in 2016 with an increase of xx% from its year-earlier level. The global glass fiber market size is estimated to grow from USD xx million in 2011 to USD xx million by 2016, at an estimated CAGR of xx% between 2011 and 2016. With regards to this, key players of glass fiber industry are expected to find potential opportunities in this market.
The global glass fiber 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 glass fiber market are OCV, Jushi Group, Taishan Fiberglass, PPG, JM, CPIC, NEG, Jiangsu Changhai, AGY, 3B, etc.
The global glass fiber industry is relatively concentrated, with the market share of top 10 glass fiber producers at xx%.