The uncertainty of the evolution of the worldwide economic situation makes it impossible to confidently forecast growth in the short and medium term. It is quite probable that for at least another two years consumption and investment will be at a standstill, while the big sufferers (states and businesses) will be able to balance out, with difficulties, their budgets. The countries in the western world will suffer the worst, but with the advantage of starting with a solid foundation and a tight network of coalitions as well as economic/financial supports. The emerging countries will grow nonetheless, but not for this reason will they be able to reduce the quantitative gaps with the more advanced economies.
Globalization will accentuate the international division of work: instead of creating a larger and richer market for everyone, it will favor the strongest and the most competitive players (entire states, enterprise networks, production niches), thus creating tension and difficulties for a great many businesses. The glass market does not exist in a corner of paradise but suffers from market recession in the same way and more than others. It will be necessary, perhaps essential, to promote technological research and development in the fields of energy saving and alternative energy. Mutual effort and commitment, on behalf of all the trade professionals, big and small, are required in this direction. Only by these means will it be possible to overcome, with relative calm, the difficult moments in the next biennium and be prepared for a more vast and profitable glass products market for everyone in 2012. We all are working in this direction inside the companies which are part of the Fenzi group.
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Polysulfide sealants for insulating glass: Fenzi Thiover quality proves to be top of the class
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New production line and expanded product range for Chromatech Ultra
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Flash News 2 2010
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