Spain: approval ratings for glass containers up, study says

According to a study by the Perfiles Institute, 92.2% of Spanish consumers rated glass packaging as the most convenient, a 10% rise on the figure for 2002.
In a press release, the Spanish Glass Conta…

According to a study by the Perfiles Institute, 92.2% of Spanish consumers rated glass packaging as the most convenient, a 10% rise on the figure for 2002. In a press release, the Spanish Glass Container Center said 57.8% of consumers rated composite materials as most convenient, while the figure for metal was 52.2%, and for plastic, 50%. On the quesiton of how packaging materials are perceived, consumers rated glass 8.6 out of a maximum 9, composite materials 6 out of 9, metal 4.8 and plastic 4.7. The score for glass is up one point from 8.6 in 2002 while all the other materials were down from the previous year. The release noted that, according to the study, 49.9% of survey respondents said they paid “a lot or quite a lot” of attention to packaging materials, while 14.7% usually pay some attention and 35% pay little or no attention. Forty-seven percent of consumers surveyed said that, in general, products packaged in glass are of a higher quality than those in other types of containers, up from 31.5% who thought this way in 2002.