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Tuesday, March 17, 2015



Glass Products are usually made out of the soda lime, which comprises of Silica. These are made from natural and abundant raw materials that are melted at very high temperatures. The unique feature of glass is that it exhibit its liquid forms too when melted at high temperatures. These can be molded into different shapes and size depending upon their utility. Offered products are the essential components that constitute numerous products that are used every day. Most of the world’s float glass goes into buildings. Automotive applications account for around 10 percent.

About 83% of the glass produced is used in the construction industry, 15% in the automotive industry and 2% in miscellaneous industries, such as furniture and photo frames.

Currently, glass bottles account for 95.3% of the global demand while the remaining market share is divided between glass ampoules (2.6%) and glass stoppers and lids (2.0%). Demand for fabricated flat glass products such as solar glass panels and electronic displays is on the rise. In Building Products, basic glass can undergo two or more stages of processing before being installed as original or replacement windows and glazing systems, or used as a component in Solar Energy, and a variety of other growing applications.

The expansion of the global glass packaging product industry is forecast to reach 2.4% p.a. in the coming years. Between 2008 and 2014 the market increased with an average annual growth of 4.7%.

Key Market Drivers

•           Growth in Construction Sector

•           Increased Demand from Automotive Sector

•           Increase in Capacity Utilization Rate

•           Growing Demand for Energy-efficient Glass

Flat Glass

Demand :         Past & Future

Year                     th MT

2000-01                 670

2001-02                 727

2002-03                 788

2003-04                 853

2004-05                 922

2005-06                 996

2006-07                 1075

2007-08                 1160

2008-09                 1249

2009-10                 1344

2010-11                 1445

2011-12                 1549

2012-13                 1647

2013-14                 1751

2014-15                 1862

2019-20                 2530


Leading  Players

Asahi IndiaSaint-Gobain Glass         

Haryana Sheet Glass  

IAG Co.         

Schott Glass   

Jai Mata Glass

Saint-Gobain Glass


Leading Brands

Atul, Suntex, Tufex, Modiguard.

Market Growth Rates

1990-91-1996-97                  10.9%

1996-97-2001-02                    6.4%

2001-02-2006-07                    8.1%

2006-07-2011-12                    7.6%

2011-12-2019-20                    6.3%


Sensitivity Coefficient            4.0%

Source: NPCS Team

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