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Hollow Glass Manufacturing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Hollow Glass Manufacturing Market Research Report | SIC C23.130 | Apr 2016

Top glass: Revenue growth is expected, supported by consistent demand for premium products

IBISWorld’s Hollow Glass Manufacturing market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Allied Glass Containers Ltd Allied Glass Containers Ltd market share
Ardagh Glass Ltd Ardagh Glass Ltd market share
Encirc Ltd Encirc Ltd market share
O-I Manufacturing UK Ltd O-I Manufacturing UK Ltd market share
Stolzle Flaconnage Ltd Stolzle Flaconnage Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£912m
Annual Growth 12-17
3.7%
Annual Growth 17-22
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Profit
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Employment
5,502
Businesses
50
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Hollow Glass Manufacturing industry produces a range of glass containers and other glass-based products. The industry is forecast to generate revenue of £912.3 million in 2016-17, up 0.7% on the previous year. The industry's performance is dependent on downstream demand for hollow glass, which primarily comes from food and beverage producers. Hollow glass manufacturers have been battling for business amongst themselves and competing with substitute products like plastic packing materials. This has stifled revenue in some years because the industry conceded ground to alternative packaging materials and internal competition pushed down sales prices and returns... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

Clear bottles and containers

The principal product of the industry is container glass produced using clear glass. Clear glass containers are used to store a wide range of beverages and foodstuffs, including alcoholic beverages, mineral water and soft drinks, processed and preserved fruits and vegetables, and sauces, spreads and condiments. The segment also includes specialist glass containers such as flaconnage, which are decorative glass containers used to store cosmetics, perfumes and pharmaceuticals. In most markets, the glass bottles and jars produced by the industry are face intense competition from substitute products like aluminium cans, cardboard and PET bottles.

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What is the Hollow Glass Manufacturing Industry?

Firms in this industry manufacture hollow or container glass products by melting silica sand or cullet and fabricating it into finished products. These can include drinking glasses, and glass bottles and jars used to package beverages and foodstuffs.

Industry Products
Clear bottles and containers Green bottles and containersAmber bottles and containersTableware and kitchenware
 
Industry Activities
Manufacturing glass and crystal bottlesManufacturing other glass and crystal containers like jars, canisters and decantersManufacturing drinking glassesManufacturing other domestic glass or crystal articles


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