Glass & Glass Product Manufacturers

Glass & Glass Product Manufacturers

Overview

The 1,400 glass manufacturers in the US produce glass products, including flat glass, containers, glassware, housewares, and specialty glass, and process glass via coating, laminating, tempering, and shaping to give the glass specified or regulated properties. The industry is concentrated with the 8 largest firms controlling nearly half of revenue.

Energy Costs

Fluctuations in the price of natural gas and other fuels can have a significant impact on the glass industry’s operating costs.

Recycled Raw Materials

Manufacturers can use cullet (recycled glass) to make new glass products while reducing their energy costs and emissions.