In recent years, the packaging industry in China has made rapid development. As an essential packaging material, glass bottle packaging has also encountered a broader market. Meanwhile, with people's increasingly diversified demands, higher requirements have been put forward for the packaging market. If a packaging is described as high-end and fashionable, then it is obviously most suitable for glass bottle packaging. From mineral water to wine and cosmetics, products generally categorized as high-end prioritize glass bottles as their packaging containers.
In recent years, glass bottle packaging has started to warm up all over the world, and more and more products packaging have returned to the team using glass bottles. Therein lies not only people's "nostalgia" for glass bottle packaging materials, but also various problems arising from other packaging materials in recent years. Glass bottle packaging still wins a good image in people's minds with its stable packaging performance.
For glass bottle packaging, currently the most pressing issue is realizing a breakthrough in market share, and its key problem lies in realizing the reduction and lightweighting of glass bottles, mainly because glass bottles are generally overweight and require a large amount of glass packaging materials.
As consumers increasingly prefer glass bottle packaging, glass bottle production and sales will usher in a new favorable situation. In the foreseeable next few years, this trend will not weaken.
For glass bottle packaging, the trend of glass bottle lightweighting is becoming increasingly apparent. Glass bottle overweight and excessive thickness defects have caused it to lose the first-mover advantage in competition with plastic bottles. Meanwhile, for glass bottle manufacturers, more consumption of raw materials also means increased costs. Therefore, the call for glass bottle packaging lightweighting and reduction has become increasingly high in recent years.
However, we believe that the lightweighting of glass bottles cannot be generalized. For some glass bottles without special requirements, such as ordinary food glass bottles, dried fruit glass bottles, etc., reducing weight is very necessary. Because weight reduction not only reduces costs, but also makes it more convenient for consumers to carry. Of course, many glass bottle packagings are not suitable for weight reduction. Therefore, we need to support glass bottle reduction and conduct specific analysis based on the actual situation.
Plastic bottles often have better material plasticity, which makes many packaging new technologies more convenient to apply on plastic bottles than glass bottles. Therefore, although glass bottle packaging has a long history, it has not changed much and its packaging innovation capability is not strong. The "variations" of plastic bottles has won them more market orders.
Improvement and innovation on glass bottles do require more energy and capital than on plastic bottles. For this type of problem with glass bottles, we believe that it can only be solved through continuous product improvement by glass bottle manufacturers and accommodating new technologies that cater to market changes and better integrate into the market.
Overall, only by continuously improving glass bottles in the market can the entire packaging industry be in a benign competition, and more opportunities can be won for glass bottle packaging.