The Hollow Glass Manufacturing industry produces a range of glass containers and other glass-based products. The industry is forecast to generate revenue of £898 million in 2015-16, up 0.1% 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.
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.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.