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Packaging (Glass)
Market Report 2008 Thirteenth Edition, June 2008

  • Publication Date:June 2008
  • Publisher:Key Note
  • Product Type: Report
  • Pages:86

Packaging (Glass) Market Report 2008 Thirteenth Edition, June 2008

The glass-container industry in the UK has seen a period of consolidation over recent years, with the market now dominated by three major players.

The review period (2003 to 2007) has seen a tough trading environment, with furnaces closing and employment falling. However, capacity has been replaced and increased by investment in new furnaces and improved technology. However, energy usage is still high and, consequently, the industry is vulnerable to rising energy costs.

The demand for glass containers has remained steady, but growth in the market is small, with increasing substitution by alternative packaging materials such as plastic, and paper and board, which are matching and improving the very characteristics that used to distinguish and differentiate glass (i.e. strength, an inert barrier for preserving contents and transparency).

Glass manufacturers are responding to this threat by improving, widening and emphasising the range of colours, size and design possibilities of glass and investing in technology to improve the weight and strength of glass containers in order to compete with alternative packaging materials. Glass is increasingly being used for premium products to enhance the brand image.

Legislative pressures are also having an impact on the industry, with increasing cost implications of having to comply with a range of climate and environmental controls, such as the Climate Change Levy and emission targets. Despite an impressive track record of improving the environmental impact of glass production since the late 1980s, the industry is still faced with the need to further reduce emissions and energy consumption. The introduction of lightweight glass bottles is a step forward in reducing energy usage in production and transportation.

Glass manufacturers are also aware of the need to lessen the environmental impact of glass through initiatives involving light-weighting and improving recyclability, in face of both government waste legislation and continuing public pressure to reduce, reuse and recycle packaging.

  • Executive Summary
  • 1. Market Definition
    • Report Coverage
    • Market Sectors
    • Beverages
    • Food
    • Perfumes, Toiletries and Cosmetics
    • Pharmaceuticals
    • Household Care
    • Miscellaneous Applications
    • Market Trends
    • Increasing Pressure from Alternative Materials
    • Industry Initiatives to Reduce The Environmental Impact of Glass
    • Balancing of The Clear/Green Bottle Imbalance in The UK
    • Economic Trends
    • Population
    • Table 1: UK Resident Population Estimates by Sex (000), Mid-Years 2003-2007
    • Gross Domestic Product
    • Table 2: UK Gross Domestic Product at Current and
    • Annual Chain-Linked Prices (gm), 2003-2007
    • Inflation
    • Table 3: UK Rate of Inflation (%), 2003-2007
    • Unemployment
    • Table 4: Actual Number of Unemployed Persons in The UK (Million), 2003-2007
    • Household Disposable Income
    • Table 5: UK Household Disposable Income per Capita (g), 2003-2007
    • Market Position
    • The UK
    • The UK Packaging Market by Volume
    • Table 6: The Total UK Packaging Market by Sector by Volume (000 Tonnes and %), 2006
    • The UK Packaging Market by Value
    • Table 7: The Total UK Packaging Market by Sector
    • by Value (gbn at Msp and %), 2000 and 2005
    • Overseas
  • 2. Market Size
    • The Total Market
    • Table 8: The Total Apparent UK Market for Glass Containers
    • by Value (g000 at Msp), 2003-2007
    • Figure 1: The Total Apparent UK Market for Glass Containers
    • by Value (g000 at Msp), 2003-2007
    • by Market Sector
    • Table 9: The Total UK Market for Glass Containers
    • by Sector by Volume(%), 2006
    • Table 10: The UK Food and Drink Sector by Subsector by Volume (%), 2005
    • Beverages
    • Food
    • Perfumes, Toiletries and Cosmetics
    • Pharmaceuticals
    • Household Care
    • Miscellaneous Applications
    • Overseas Trade
    • Table 11: UK Overseas Trade of Glass Containers (g000 at Msp and %), 2003-2007
    • Imports
    • Table 12: Top Ten European Importers of Glass Containers by Volume (Tonnes), 2006
    • Exports
    • Table 13: Top Ten European Export Destinations
    • for Glass Containers by Volume (Tonnes), 2006
  • 3. Industry Background
    • Recent History
    • Number of Companies
    • Table 14: Number of UK Vat-Based Enterprises Engaged in The Manufacture
    • of Hollow Glass by Turnover Sizeband (g000 and Number), 2007
    • Employment
    • Table 15: Number of UK Vat-Based Enterprises Engaged in The Manufacture
    • of Hollow Glass by Employment Sizeband (Number), 2007
    • Regional Variations in The Marketplace
    • Table 16: Location of Glass-Container Manufacturers in The UK, August 2007
    • Distribution
    • How Robust Is The Market?
    • Legislation
    • Climate Change Levy
    • Table 17: Trends in Carbon-Dioxide Emissions per Tonne in The
    • UK Glass Container Industry (Index 1979=100), 1979-2010
    • The Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control Directive
    • The Eu Emissions Trading Scheme
    • Packaging Waste Directive 94/62/Ec
    • Producer Responsibility Obligations
    • Table 18: National Targets for Recycling by Material (%), 2008
    • Table 19: Business Recycling Targets by Material (%), 2008-2010
    • The Packaging (Essential Requirements) Regulations 2003
    • Reach (Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals Regulations)
    • carbon Footprint Initiatives
    • Key Trade Associations
    • The British Glass Manufacturers Confederation
    • European Glass Container Federation (Feve)
    • Standing Committee of The European Glass Industries
    • Other Associations
  • 4. Competitor Analysis
    • The Marketplace
    • Market Leaders
    • Ardagh Glass Ltd
    • Quinn Glass
    • O-I Manufacturing UK Ltd (Previously Known as United Glass)
    • Other Manufacturers
    • Allied Glass Ltd
    • Beatson Clark Plc
    • Stolzle Flaconnage Ltd
    • outside Suppliers
    • Raw Materials
    • Table 20: Typical Composition of Glass (%)
    • Soda Ash
    • Brunner Mond & Co Ltd
    • Silica Sand
    • Wbb Minerals Ltd
    • Other Companies
    • Recyclers, Collectors and Reprocessors
    • Berryman Glass
    • Glass Recycling UK Ltd
    • Recresco Ltd
    • The Recycling Partnership Ltd
    • Viridor Glass Recycling
    • Other Raw Material Suppliers
    • Equipment
    • Bottero Spa
    • Emhart Glass Ltd
    • Is Maintenance Ltd
    • Ross UK Ltd
    • Sheppee International
    • Other Companies
    • Marketing Activity
  • 5. Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats
    • Strengths
    • Weaknesses
    • Opportunities
    • Threats
  • 6. Buying Behaviour
    • Overview
    • Beverages
    • Food
    • Perfumes, Toiletries and Cosmetics
    • Pharmaceuticals
    • Household and Miscellaneous Products
  • 7. Current Issues
    • Environmental Issues
    • Recycling
    • Weight
    • Imbalance of Green and Clear Glass in The UK
    • Table 21: Container Glass Production and Collection by Colour (%), 2006
    • Legislation
  • 8. The Global Market
    • Introduction
    • Europe
    • Table 22: Container-Glass Production in Europe by Volume (000 Tonnes), 1996-2006
    • The US
    • Table 23: Apparent Consumption of Glass Containers in The US (Billion Units), 2003-2007
    • Table 24: Shipments of Glass Containers in The US by End Use
    • (Thousands of Gross and %), 2003-2007
    • The Peoples Republic of China
  • 9. Forecasts
    • Introduction
    • The Economy
    • Table 25: Forecast UK Growth in Gross Domestic Product in Real Terms (%), 2008-2012
    • Table 26: Forecast UK Rate of Inflation (%), 2008-2012
    • Table 27: Forecast UK Resident Population by Sex (000), Mid-Years 2008-2012
    • Forecasts 2008 to 2012
    • Table 28: The Forecast Total Apparent UK Market for Glass Containers
    • by Value (g000 at Msp), 2008-2012
    • Market Growth
    • Figure 2: The Forecast Total Apparent UK Market Growth
    • for Glass Containers by Value (g000 at Msp), 2008-2012
    • Future Trends
    • Competition from Alternative Materials
    • Light-Weighting Technology and Design Innovations
    • Improved Recycling
    • Globalisation
  • 10. Company Profiles
    • Ardagh Glass Ltd
    • Quinn Glass Ltd
    • O-I Manufacturing UK Ltd
  • 11. Further Sources
    • Associations
    • Government Sources
    • Other Sources
    • Bisnode Sources
    • Key Note Research
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