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Software solutions for integrated glass development

2015-06-20 | Viewpoint

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Software solutions for integrated glass development
Introduction
There are multifaceted uses of glasses in different forms and shapes. Although the raw materials and basic scientific processes of making glass articles are the same, the uses of glass articles, the manufacturing and business of the same items have a variant, depending on their application.
Many down-line processes are also involved to give glass a variety in type of product and area of application. Container glass manufacturing is different from flat glass manufacturing and it also differs from tableware and decorative glasses. Glass industries are also different in terms of their production capacity and technology used: fully automatic, semi-automatic or labour intensive.
The Indian glass industry is poised to grow at an unprecedented rate, fuelled by growth in sectors such as real estate, infrastructure, retail, automotive, food and beverages. According to a study by ASSOCHAM, the Indian glass market is estimated to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15 per cent. Growth in glass consumption is expected in construction (10-12 per cent), automotive (20 per cent), consumer goods (15-20 per cent) and pharmaceutical (15-18 per cent) sectors.
The organised glass sector is dominated by large players such as Asahi Glass India Ltd, Hindustan National Glass & Industries Ltd, Piramal Glass, Saint-Gobain India, HSIL,
Owens Corning, Triveni Glass, Gujarat Borosil etc.
Growth drivers of the glass industry are:
  • increasing population and per capita usage of...







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