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.

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.
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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.
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