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The association

There are more glass manufacturing enterprises in Germany than in any other country. The Federal Association of the German Glass Industry acts as the mouthpiece for these enterprises.

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The sector

There are some 400 companies in the German glass industry operating in the sectors of container glass, flat glass, special glass and in the glass processing and finishing sector. It has around 54,000 employees.

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Environment & energy

The glass industry supports sustainability. Sustainability means business, environmental and social practices which protect and enhance human and natural resources. Every generation has to solve its own problems.

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The material

Glass is the only man-made material to have been in use for around nine thousand years. New applications are being discovered for it all the time.

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Press

Are you looking for press information or background material? Take a look around - this section contains press releases, facts & figures on the glass market and BV Glas publications.

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Service

If you'd like to know more about glass and its applications, take a look at our FAQs and the directory of companies and the products they supply.

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