Glass: a fragile industry?

By Emma Hughes
Published: Monday, 25 March 2013

Glass manufacturing is a large consumer of many industrial minerals, including soda ash, quartz and limestone. It is also used in a wide variety of industries, such as construction, manufacturing and home ware. But with the economic recession still leaving a trail of devastation in many industries, how will the glass supply chain fare in 2013?

Glass is an amorphous, non-crystalline solid material recognised for its low-cost suitability for many everyday uses including transparent panes and receptacles. While the adaptability of glass to many different products and applications is recognisable, the use of industrial minerals in its formation is by no means limited - especially considering...

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