Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing industry comprises two key segments: the glass-container segment and the flat glass segment. The glass container segment is dominated by two local firms, Owens-Illinois Australia and Orora Limited, which manufacture bottles and jars for packaging beverages and food products. The dominant local manufacturer in the flat glass segment is Viridian (CSR Limited) and the industry comprises many small to medium scale glass fabrication firms. The industry comprises an estimated 700 enterprises, employing 9,200 people in 2016-17, with 92.5% of businesses employing fewer than 20 people.
Industry revenue is projected to decline marginally at an annualised 0.2% over the five years through 2016-17 to total $3.4... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
The industry's production is divided between the glass-container segment and flat-glass products.
Architectural glass (formed and finished)
The processing of formed and finished architectural glass generates almost half the industry's revenue. This segment includes architectural safety-glass products for installation in buildings and furniture (including appliances). The glass-processing segment of the industry fabricates glass into finished products and includes glass reshaping, cutting, edging, drilling, toughening, bending, laminating and printing. Further fabrication involves the incorporation of glass into windows and doors, which is not included in the industry... purchase to read more