Chapter 14. Soda Ash and the Glass Industry
- John B. Wachtman Jr
Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
Copyright © 1990 The American Ceramic Society, Inc.
Proceedings of the 50th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 11, Issue 1,2
How to Cite
Zeller, A. F. (2008) Soda Ash and the Glass Industry, in Proceedings of the 50th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 11, Issue 1,2 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470312841.ch14
- Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
- Published Print: 1 JAN 1990
Print ISBN: 9780470374894
Online ISBN: 9780470312841
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Soda ash is the most critical of glass raw materials in terms of cost, and its supply and demand is of importance to the glass manufacturer. The glass market is the largest end use of soda ash, accounting for 52% of total domestic consumption; however, glass container demand is declining due to competition from PET plastic bottles and aluminum cans, and from recycled cutlet. An overview of the cosmetic and export markets for soda ash, and the industry capacity, including incremental expansions announced by U.S. producers, indicates that supply will be ample through the mid 1990s.