Glass production: a global look at demand for 2018

By Michael Greenfield
Published: Monday, 08 January 2018

The glass market is the primary driver for soda ash production. More than half of the global output of dense-grade soda ash is used as a fluxing agent in glass production.


There is some concern for the Indian glass-manufacturing sector because companies continue to battle with a stream of dumping issues. A soda ash anti-dumping ruling, which is being challenged, has pushed manufacturers’ costs upward by 5-15%.

The ruling on September 2017 by the High Court of Gujarat extended the...