Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Australia's 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 (formerly Amcor Glass), which manufacture bottles and jars for packaging beverages and food products. The flat-glass segment includes Viridian (CSR Limited), which is the only local manufacturer of float glass (i.e. high-quality sheet glass produced on a bed of liquid). The industry includes many small to medium firms producing a range of fabricated glass products. The industry comprises an estimated 730 enterprises employing 9,025 people in 2015-16, with 92.6% of businesses employing fewer than 20 people... 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