Flat Glass to Drive Growth in German Glass Industry
Over the years, flat glass has been one of the dominating segments in the German glass market in terms of revenue generation, followed closely by container glass. Major advancements in the field of technology and production of innovative glass products have set a path of growth for the German glass industry in the coming years, according to “Germany Glass Industry Outlook 2018 - Growing Demand for Flat Glass to Foster Growth,” a recent report available from Research and Markets. The contribution of the container glass industry, on the other hand, declined in 2011 from 23.2% in 2009 to 19.2% in 2011. This decline in the production can be attributed to the availability of alternative packaging materials, such as plastics, mainly polyethylene terephthalate (PET), metals (steel and aluminum) and laminated cartons.