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Europe Glass packaging Market Segmentation By Product (Borosilicate, De-Alkalized Soda Lime, And Soda Lime), By Application (Alcoholic Beverages, Beer, Food & Beverages, Pharmaceuticals, Others) & By Region – Forecast to 2027

Published: January, 2022
ID: 10385
Pages: 115

Europe glass packaging market Value and Growth:

Europe glass packaging market was valued at US$ 18.7 billion in 2021 and is anticipated to increase at US$ 23.4 billion by 2026, registering a CAGR of 4.57% during 2022 - 2027.

Glass packaging is regarded as one of the most reliable in terms of health, flavor, and environmental protection. Glass packaging is regarded as a luxury since it keeps the goods fresh and safe. This can ensure its continued use in a variety of end-user sectors around the world, despite stiff competition from plastic packaging. The consumption patterns have changed as a result of modern lifestyles, and the beverage business is capitalizing on this tendency. The modern brewing sector offers advantageous traits such as compactness and mobility in terms of product packaging to create new revenue potential. The beer consumption in 2017 across the globe was predicted to reach 186.72 million kiloliters, according to the Kirin Beer University. PepsiCo reported $63.5 billion in revenue from non-alcoholic beverages in the same year. Demand for effective packaging trends with allowances for longer shelf life, scent preservation, heat insulation, sealing, and moisture barrier has risen as a result of rising beverage consumption.

As a result of these demands, the glass packaging industry grew to $51 billion in 2018. Beverages are an application section of the glass packaging industry, which has eco-friendly, recyclable, and sustainable products in industries such as food, pharmaceuticals, and cosmetics. Plastic bans across the European regions are driving up demand for Europe glass packaging, which is expected to expand at a CAGR of 3.21 percent from 2022 - 2027.Glass packaging is gaining popularity in various areas due to rising consumer demand for safe and healthy packaging. Glass packaging is also becoming more desired among end-users because of the breakthrough technologies for embossing, molding, and adding artistic finishes to glass. Furthermore, the primary factors include rising demand for environmentally friendly products and growing demand from the food and beverage market also fuels the Europe glass packaging market growth in the next six years. Glass is also the most environmentally preferred packing type due to its recyclable nature. In recent years, lightweight glass has emerged as a key breakthrough, providing the same resistance as previous glass materials while improving stability and reducing the amount of raw materials consumed and CO2 released.

Recent Developments

  • In 2020, Owen-Illinois lauded glass as the ‘Packaging choice of the future’, enhancing the importance of the glass packaging sector worldwide.

  • Masco Corporation announced the sale completion of Masco Cabinetry to AC Products in a deal worth $850 Million and a liquidation preference of $150 Million to the buyer.

Drivers and Restraints of the European Glass Packaging Market

  • The European market for glass packaging has been growing steadily as people are adopting this form of packaging over plastic because of the ecological benefits. This has led to advancements in technology and improvements in the industry. Beverage packaging is mostly done with the help of glass. This has resulted in the growth of the packaging sector. The glass container industry represents close to 70% of the total glass production in Europe, and it is safe to assume that glass packaging is widely implied all across Europe.

  • The government norms of the various countries in the European Union (EU) have resulted in manufacturing companies adopting eco-friendly packaging alternatives over plastic and glass has emerged out to be one of the most widely used forms.

  • Glass packaging as compared to other packaging alternatives is expensive and thus companies are reluctant to use glass as their preferred material for packaging. The recent emergence of bioplastics has enhanced the usage of those materials and provides a cheap and environment-friendly alternative to plastic. These factors hinder the growth of the regional market.  

The glass packaging market has been segmented into the following categories:

On the basis of Product

  1. Borosilicate

  2. De-Alkalized Soda Lime

  3. Soda Lime

On the basis of Application

  1. Alcoholic Beverages

  2. Food & Beverages

  3. Pharmaceutical

  4. Beer

Glass packaging is widely used in the beverage industry, most of the packaging activity is carried out for alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Along with the beverage industry, the food packaging sector uses glass packaging for storing jams, oils, and other food products. The beer industry in Germany is a significant sector where the demand for glass packaging takes place. Not only packaging but glass materials are used over plastics in various regions across Europe. The Healthcare industry also has wide-scale implications of glass packaging and contributes a lot towards the growth of the industry. The protective glass packaging market is expected to grow at a CAGR between 3 to 4% in the forecasted period. This segment has a vast application; and medical, industrial packaging, etc., are dependent on the protective glass packaging industry for their functioning. 

Europe Glass Packaging Market Regional Presence:
  • The population in the United Kingdom are aware of the health and environmental advantages of glass bottles. Therefore, they are most willing to give the premium costs for them. Manufacturers are becoming more aware of these changes and are progressively addressing them in their packaging choices.

  • The glass sector in the United Kingdom has the knowledge and expertise to compete globally. The United Kingdom is also the European economy's mainstay when it comes to exports. Food and drink exports exceeded GBP 22 billion in 2017, up from GBP 20.2 billion the previous year, according to the Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs.

  • In recent years, lightweight glass has emerged as the most significant breakthrough, providing the same resistance and stability as previous glass materials while reducing the volume of raw materials utilized. In addition, alcoholic beverages are predicted to lead the glass packaging industry, due to strong sales of beer and whiskey in the United Kingdom and rising demand for premium variations.

  • Strategic collaborations and acquisitions are taking place among the market's competitors. Berlin Packaging, for example, announced the acquisition of New pack, a glass packaging supplier, in December 2020 to expand its wine market offering. The company's distribution network includes the areas of Liguria, Piedmont, and Veneto in Northern Italy. In addition, Berlin Packaging will be able to expand its product range in Europe as a result of the acquisition of New Pack.

There are several major market players who are asserting their dominance in the glass packaging market in recent years, some of the big names in Europe are:

  1. The Sherwin-Williams Company

  2. Owen-Illinois, Inc.

  3. Amcor Limited.

  4.  RPM International Inc.

Impact of COVID-19 on the European Glass packaging Market:

COVID-19 has exposed severe challenges for the glass packaging market by impacting end-user industries. Major economies of Europe like Italy, the UK, etc., are affected due to the coronavirus pandemic as it was the early hotspot for the pandemic, which resulted in the slowdown of manufacturing industries. The glass packaging industry in the European region has gone up and is doing very well. The demand for packaging, unlike many other industries, has increased during the pandemic; bioplastics and glass have been very high in demand. In the medical sector, glass is extensively used for various purposes and thus highest demand has been witnessed from the medical sector. Healthcare experts have suggested that amidst the absence of vaccines, trials are expected to ramp up, and thus the demand for glass packaging will be very high. The growth in demand is attributed to the growth of pharmaceutical industries during this period.


1. Introduction                 

               1.1 Market Definition     

               1.2 Study Deliverables   

               1.3 Base Currency, Base Year and Forecast Periods

               1.4 General Study Assumptions  

2. Research Methodology            

               2.1 Introduction              

               2.2 Research Phases       

                              2.2.1 Secondary Research           

                              2.2.2 Primary Research 

                              2.2.3 Econometric Modelling      

                              2.2.4 Expert Validation  

               2.3 Analysis Design         

               2.4 Study Timeline          

3. Overview                      

               3.1 Executive Summary 

               3.2 Key Inferences          

               3.3 Epidemology             

4. Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities, and Challenges Analysis (DROC)

               4.1 Market Drivers          

               4.2 Market Restraints    

               4.3 Key Challenges          

               4.4 Current Opportunities in the Market

5. Market Segmentation              

               5.1 Product        

                              5.1.1 Introduction           

                              5.1.2 Borosilicate            

                              5.1.3 De-A;kalized Soda Lime     

                              5.1.4 Soda Lime

                              5.1.5  Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, By Product

                              5.1.6  Market Attractiveness Analysis, By Product

                              5.1.7  Market Share Analysis, By Product

               5.2 Application  

                              5.2.1 Introduction           

                              5.2.2 Alcoholic Beverages            

                              5.2.3 Beer          

                              5.2.4 Food & Beverages

                              5.2.5 Pharmaceuticals    

                              5.2.6 Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, By Application

                              5.2.7 Market Attractiveness Analysis, By Application

                              5.2.8 Market Share Analysis, By Application

6. Geographical Analysis              

               6.1 Introduction              

                              6.1.1 Regional Trends    

                              6.1.2 Impact Analysis     

                              6.1.3 Y-o-Y Growth Analysis        

                                    By Geographical Area

                                    By Product

                                    By Application

                              6.1.4  Market Attractiveness Analysis

                                    By Geographical Area

                                    By Product

                                    By Application

                              6.1.5  Market Share Analysis       

                                    By Geographical Area

                                    By Product

                                    By Application

               6.2 North America          

                              6.1.1 Introduction           

                              6.1.2 United States         

                              6.1.3 Canada     

               6.3 Europe         

                              6.2.1 Introduction           

                              6.2.2 U.K            

                              6.2.3 Spain         

                              6.2.4 Germany  

                              6.2.5 Italy           

                              6.2.6 France      

               6.4 Asia-Pacific

                              6.3.1 Introduction           

                              6.3.2 China        

                              6.3.3 India         

                              6.3.4 Japan        

                              6.3.5 Australia   

                              6.3.6 South Korea           

               6.5 Latin America            

                              6.4.1 Introduction           

                              6.4.2 Brazil         

                              6.4.3 Argentina 

                              6.4.4 Mexico     

                              6.4.5 Rest of Latin America          

               6.6 Middle East & Africa

                              6.5.1 Introduction           

                              6.5.2 Middle-East           

                              6.5.3 Africa        

7. Strategic Analysis                       

               7.1 PESTLE analysis         

                              7.1.1 Political    

                              7.1.2 Economic 

                              7.1.3 Social        

                              7.1.4 Technological        

                              7.1.5 Legal         

                              7.1.6 Environmental       

               7.2 Porter’s Five analysis              

                              7.2.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

                              7.2.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

                              7.2.3 Threat of New Entrants      

                              7.2.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services

                              7.2.5 Competitive Rivalry within the Industry

8. Market Leaders' Analysis         

               8.1 Owens Illinois Inc.    

                              8.1.1 Overview 

                              8.1.2 Product Analysis   

                              8.1.3 Financial analysis  

                              8.1.4 Recent Developments        

                              8.1.5 SWOT analysis       

                              8.1.6 Analyst View          

               8.2 Saint - Gobain           

               8.3 Ardagh         

               8.4 Gerresheimer            

               8.5 Vetropack   

               8.6 Amcor                         

               8.7 Nihon Yamamura     

               8.8 Tamron Co. Ltd.        

               8.9 Piramal Glass Limited             

9. Competitive Landscape           

               9.1 Market share analysis            

               9.2 Merger and Acquisition Analysis        

               9.3 Agreements, collaborations and Joint Ventures

               9.4 New Product Launches          

10. Market Outlook and Investment Opportunities           


               a) List of Tables 

               b) List of Figures              


  1. Europe Glass Packaging Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027 ( USD Million )

  2. Europe Glass Packaging Market By Product, From 2022 - 2027 ( USD Million )

  3. Europe De-Alkalized Soda Lime Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027 ( USD Million )

  4. Europe Borosilicate  Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027 ( USD Million )

  5. Europe Soda Lime Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027 ( USD Million )

  6. Europe Glass Packaging Market By Application, From 2022 - 2027 ( USD Million )

  7. Europe Alcoholic Beverages Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027 ( USD Million )

  8. Europe Beer Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027 ( USD Million )

  9. Europe Food & Beverages Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027 ( USD Million )

  10. Europe Pharmaceuticals Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027 ( USD Million )


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