To break free from the inherent image that traditional plastic bottle packaging products have formed in the minds of consumers and create a different high-end packaging, glass bottles have become the main choice. With the rise of this market, some manufacturers have widely optimistic about the future of glass bottles and have expanded production and increased scale.
For glass bottle packaging manufacturers, the most difficult few years should be over. The dominance of the container packaging market was squeezed, and some glass bottle manufacturers also withdrew from the market during that time.
Now, with the diversification of the market, many fields such as high-end food and beverage packaging have begun to return to the use of glass bottle packaging. As emerging markets in recent years, the market share is still expanding, which gives glass bottle companies a good opportunity for development. The market orders of many glass bottle manufacturers are gradually increasing. Moreover, the single-product profit of the high-end glass bottle packaging market is relatively high.
In addition, as China begins to regulate the establishment of new glass bottle manufacturers, the threshold for admission to glass bottle production companies has been raised. This has made the number of glass bottle manufacturers relatively stable. On the one hand, the number of glass bottle manufacturers is limited, and on the other hand, the market space for glass bottles is constantly expanding. Therefore, glass bottle companies will have a broader market space.
Of course, for glass bottle manufacturers, they still need to continuously improve their product quality and design and development capabilities. The market is not equal for each enterprise, and superior enterprises will have more opportunities.
Plastic bottles are pursuing lightweighting, and glass bottles are also pursuing lightweighting. Lightweighting of glass bottles saves a lot of raw materials, which means cost reduction for a glass bottle manufacturer. On the other hand, as the weight of the glass bottle decreases, there will be a significant reduction in logistics costs during transportation. The many advantages of lightweighting of glass bottles have high expectations from the entire industry.
However, lightweighting of glass bottles is not as good as it seems. Lightweighting technology for glass bottles is difficult to conquer. The bottle body must withstand a certain amount of pressure, and as the bottle wall becomes thinner, the glass bottle's ability to withstand pressure will decrease rapidly. Therefore, this lightweight technology is difficult to conquer.
Regarding consumer habits, the heavy texture of glass bottles better reflects the product's grade and luxury. Many high-end products use glass bottle packaging precisely because of this consideration. Lightweighting will make glass bottles lose this advantage. In addition, for wine glass bottles, wines have certain requirements for the bottle body color of glass bottles, and thinner is not better.
Regarding the lightweighting of glass bottles, we should hold a more sober attitude and not be blind.
We hope that glass bottle manufacturers can analyze calmly. After all, the market is changing, and although the overall prospect looks good, we believe that this market will not be as smooth sailing as imagined. With the introduction of relevant bans, the current high-end tobacco and alcohol market is generally cold, with prices falling and sales dropping significantly.
Under these circumstances, the market sales of glass wine bottles have generally declined this year. This warns us that the high-end glass bottle packaging market faces potential policy risks. After all, excessive consumption of high-end luxury goods will inevitably be prohibited.
We believe that the future market for glass bottles has a certain growth space, but this space is not unlimited, so it should be promoted appropriately.