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