€9.5bn EU glass industry still robust market for industrial minerals

By Adam Page
Published: Friday, 23 January 2015

FEVE says that while glass may be regarded as an “old-fashioned” industry, it continues to attract major investment, offers unique recycling opportunities and is very resilient in terms of supply and demand.

Europe’s glass industry continues to be a strong market for industrial minerals, including silica sand and soda ash, particularly in container glass, as the latest figures from FEVE show.

The European Union’s (EU) glass container industry contributes €9.5bn ($10.6bn*) annually to EU gross domestic product (GDP), according to an Ernst &...

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