The unique attributes of glass like its optical properties, chemical durability, and recyclability account for a range of glass products making it an integral part of the social existence. It is being used for innumerable consumer products ranging from tableware to automotive glass, for lighting and construction, and most importantly as packaging material food and beverages, cosmetics, and chemicals. The ever increasing demand for container glass for both conventional as well as new and specialty products as a result of pioneering researches ensure the continued success of global container glass market. The global market for container glass is projected to grow at a CAGR of approximately 7.9% for the period spanning 2011-2013.
The global container glass industry is dominated by Europe and the US, where the container glass category accounts for a sizeable amount of the overall glass market revenues. Both the US and European regions reported an increase in container glass revenues in 2010, in response to improving economic conditions, and rising consumer awareness about the benefits of using glass packaging. In addition, continuous efforts on the part of the governments to promote recycling of glass containers will lead to an unprecedented growth in the container glass market. In the recent years, the emerging nations in the field of container glass category, like India and other developing countries, have acquired a dominant position posing as potential threat and as well as opportunity for the existing markets.
Glass as a packaging material is being increasingly preferred by consumers inclined towards a healthy and sustainable lifestyle. At the same time, the industry is also encouraging the use of glass packaging due to features of better shelf life, design possibilities and recyclability. The factors driving the global container glass market include mainly the growth in beverage, cosmetics, and pharmaceutical industry. However, the development of plastic and PET containers has provided a packaging alternative thus creating a challenge for the global container glass market.
The report broadly includes the following
2. Container Glass Market
2.1 Global Market
2.2 The US Container Glass Market
2.3 European Container Glass Market
2.4 Indian Container Glass Market
3. Container Glass - Market Dynamics
3.1 Trends & Developments
3.2 Growth Drivers
4. Competitive Landscape
4.1 Owens-Illinois, Inc.
4.2 Saint-Gobain S.A.
4.3 Vetropack Holding Ltd.
4.4 Vitro, S.A.B. de C.V.
5. Market Outlook
List of Charts
Container Glass Composition
Schematic Diagram of Glass Container Manufacturing Process
Glass Recycling Process
Global Glass Packaging Industry
Global Glass Packaging Market by Type of Glass, 2010
Global Molded Glass Packaging Market by Sectors, 2010
World Glass Container per Capita Consumption, 2010
Worldwide Container Glass Sales, 2001-2010
The US Container Glass Shipments, 2009-2010
The US Container Glass Production, 2009-2010
The US Container Glass Inventory, 2009-2010
The US Container Glass Shipments by Category, 2010
European Glass Production by Sectors, 2009
European Glass Consumption by Sectors, 2009
European Container Glass Production, 2000-2010
European Exports of Glass by Type, 2009
European Imports of Glass by Type, 2009
Indian Container Glass Market, 2009-2010
Indian Container Glass Market by Region, FY10
Indian Container Glass Market by Sectors, FY10
Global Pharmaceutical Market, 2003-2011F
Worldwide Cosmetics Market, 2004-2010
Global Beverage Market, 2004-2010
Owens-Illinois’ Revenues and Net Income, 2006-2010
Saint-Gobain’s Revenues by Business Segments, 2010
Saint-Gobain’s Revenues, 2006-2010
Vetropack’s Revenues and Net Income, 2006-2010
Vitro’s Revenues and Net Income, 2006-2010
Global Container Glass Unit Sales, 2009 – 2013F
List of Tables
The US Glass Container Shipment and Production Growth by Category, Jan-Dec 09 Vs Jan-Dec 10
European Container Glass Production by Country, 2005-2010
Dependent & Independent Variables (2004– 2010)
Model Summary – Coefficient of Determination
Regression Coefficients Output.