Global Glass Packaging Market: Overview

Glass packaging incorporates jars and bottles, which contain different fluid and solid substances. These are fixed with plastic or metallic corks or lids and caps. Glass is utilized to package non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, and food. Glass jars and bottles are accessible in different colors, sizes, and shapes. This fits the application wherein they are utilized. Different applications incorporate use of glass bottles in beauty care products, for instance, fragrances and nail paints, and for chemical storage. A significant rise in the worldwide utilization of beer and other alcoholic products is anticipated to be triggering factors for the growth of the global glass packaging market. Development of the healthcare industry and high use of glass bottles for pharmaceuticals storage because of its reusability and sterility is likewise expected to build up the demand for glass packaging throughout the following couple of years. In any case, rising prominence of plastics and its expanding extent of use for packaging are probably going to hamper the progress of the market. However, customer inclination towards glass being used for packaging is anticipated to provide lucrative opportunities to the market players in the near future.

The global market for glass packaging is anticipated to witness 4.6% CAGR from 2014 to 2020. The market is expected to reach a valuation of US$ 55.24 bn by the end of 2020 rising from US$40.32 bn in 2013. 

Demand for Alcoholic Beverages Gaining Pace making it Market Leader in Use

Alcohol beverages (barring brew) was the leading application section of glass packaging, representing more than 40% share of the worldwide market regarding volume in 2013. This segment is anticipated to witness the swift development amid the conjecture time frame, trailed by beer, because of the growing intake of these beverages. Market progression of glass packaging for alcoholic beverages (barring brew) and brew regularly exchange attributable to altering patterns in intake of beverages. Beer storage in glass bottles expands the shelf life of the drink and glass also decreases the impact of UV rays. Pharmaceuticals are expected to display better than expected demand for glass packaging in the following couple of years.

Asia Pacific to Display Leading Demand

In 2013, Asia Pacific represented the leading demand for glass packaging. The region is relied upon to witness swift development in the following couple of years. As far as income, the glass packaging market in Asia Pacific is expected to grow at 5.3% CAGR in the vicinity of 2014 and 2020. Ascend in discretionary income of customers combined with the impact of western esteems has expanded the utilization of beer. This is anticipated to boost the demand for glass packaging in the region. Besides, the demand for glass packaging is probably going to rise fundamentally in emerging nations such as South Africa because of expanding consumption of alcoholic beverages.

The global market for glass packaging is governed by companies such as Vidrala SA, Vetropack Holdings AG, Gerresheimer AG, Ardagh Group, Saint-Gobain S.A., and Owns-Illinois Inc.

Packaging of food, beverages and chemicals in glass bottles and jars is classified as glass packaging. Glasses offer excellent barrier properties; they do not react with other chemicals, and are highly sterile and reusable. Glass is broadly used in packaging food & beverages, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, personal care products, wines, ciders, beers, etc. Glass bottles are available in various shapes, sizes and colors. For instance, dark colored bottles are often used in packaging beer, as these resist over-fermentation of beer. Wines and ciders are packaged in dark colored bottles. This helps in storing the bottles for a long period of time.
This report provides a detailed view of the global glass packaging market, considering 2013 as the base year. It provides forecast for the global glass packaging market from 2014 to 2020. The report includes in-depth analysis of the global glass packaging market in terms of volume (Kilo Tons) and revenue (US$ Mn) from 2013 to 2020. It also comprises several tables and graphs that provide detailed explanation of various facts and findings about the global glass packaging market. Various authenticated sources have been used to refine and provide a comprehensive and accurate research on the glass packaging market. Interviews with key industry leaders were conducted along with secondary research during the course of the study. Various governmental regulations and their effects on the glass packaging market were studied in detail. 
The report also provides key drivers and restraints, and their impact on the global glass packaging market during the forecast period. It highlights new avenues for key industry participants in the glass packaging market. The report also helps understand business strategies of leading companies in the market. Furthermore, it provides market attractiveness analysis of various end-use industries to help understand the potential of glass packaging in the near future.
The study segments the glass packaging market in terms of applications such as alcoholic beverages (excluding beer), beer, food & beverages, pharmaceuticals, and others. Each application segment is further studied based on the regional demand from 2013 to 2020. The report includes analysis of major geographical regions: North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Rest of the World.
The report uses analytical tools such as Porter’s five forces model to provide a detailed view of the competition in the overall glass packaging market. Porter’s Five Forces model provides in-depth analysis of the impact of buyers, new entrants, suppliers, substitutes and degree of competition in the global glass packaging market. The report also includes value chain analysis, which studies the various components of the glass packaging market. Value chain analysis offers the degree of integration exhibited by leading companies in the market. Major raw material manufacturers and suppliers are identified using this tool. Major supply agreements signed among companies are also mentioned in detail in the report. Value chain analysis provides information of the distribution channels employed by major players in the market.
Profiles of leading companies have been covered in this report along with detailed analysis of their market share. The study profiles companies such as Amcor Ltd., Ardagh Group, Bormioli Rocco SpA, Gerresheimer AG, Hindusthan National Glass & Industries Ltd., Koa Glass Co. Ltd., Nihon Yamamura Glass Co Ltd., Owens-Illinois Inc., Piramal Glass Limited, Saint-Gobain S.A., Stölzle-Oberglas GmbH, Vetropack Holding AG, Vidrala SA and Wiegand-Glas. Company profiles include attributes such as company overview, financial overview, business strategies and recent developments. The glass packaging market has been segmented as below:
Glass Packaging Market - Application Analysis
  • Alcoholic beverages (excluding beer)
  • Beer
  • Food & beverages
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Others (Including personal care products and chemicals)
Glass Packaging Market - Regional Analysis
  • North America
    • U.S.
  • Europe
    • France
    • Germany
    • Italy
    • Portugal
    • Turkey
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
  • Rest of the World
    • Brazil