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Returnable Glass Bottle Ink market size, share & industry analysis, By Ink Type (Black, White, Yellow), By Application (Alcoholic Beverage, Non-alcoholic Beverage) and regional forecast 2023-2030

Region : Global | Report ID: FBI103712 | Status : Ongoing



The returnable glass bottle inks empower the reuse of bottles. It is used to print batch and date codes on the bottles. The ink can be readily removed when the bottles were washed & cleaned for refilling. It is available in black, white, and yellow color ink. Furthermore, the returnable glass bottle inks are resistant to removal, when subjected to pasteurization, refrigeration, ice water immersion, or storing the bottle for a longer period. It is designed in such a way so that it provides legible and clear codes on amber and colored glass bottles. The returnable glass bottle inks empower finds its application in the alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.  

The demand for returnable glass bottle inks is rising in both alcoholic and non-alcoholic bottle applications. The growth is attributed to the rising demand for recycled glass in order to save the resources and energy for new glass manufacturing. For instance, in Europe, the manufacturer prefers to recycle the old glass bottles instead of using their resources for the manufacturing of new bottles. Further, the recycling process is also cost-effective when compared with the new bottle manufacturing. It also aids to use the same glass bottle multiple times. These factors increase the adoption of recycling glass bottles, which further surge the demand for returnable glass bottle inks. Hence, rising demand will fuel the market growth during the forecast timeline.         

However, the rising use of plastic bottles owing to its lightweight and cost-effective property, will reduce the use of glass bottles. Hence, this is anticipated to hamper the market growth. 

Key Market Driver -

Rising demand of recycled glass in order to save resources will drive the market growth

Key Market Restraint -

Rising adoption of plastic bottles to restrict the market growth

Market Segmentation:

Based on ink type, the returnable glass bottle ink market is segmented into black, white, and yellow. Based on application, the market is segmented into alcoholic beverage and non-alcoholic beverage. From a geographical standpoint, the market is categorized into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa.

Key Players Covered:

The key players in the returnable glass bottle ink market includes Linx Printing Technologies, Domino Printing Sciences, Markem-Imaje, Paul Leibinger GmbH & Co. KG, Needham Group, Videojet Technologies, Inc., Siegwerk Druckfarben AG & Co. KGaA, PT Asia Thailand, and UPM Global.

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Regional Analysis:

Europe is anticipated to witness sustainable growth in the returnable glass bottle ink market. The growth is attributed to the rising use of recycling bottles over new bottles. This further surges the use of the returnable glass bottle ink in the region. The rising demand for the product in the alcoholic beverage will fuel the market growth in North America, in which the US and Canada are the leading countries. In Asia Pacific, the growth is due to the rising adoption of yellow and black inks in alcoholic beverages. The Middle East & Africa is anticipated to witness significant growth, owing to the rising demand for the inks in the non-alcoholic beverages.

Key Market Driver -

Rising demand of recycled glass in order to save resources will drive the market growth

Key Market Restraint -

Rising adoption of plastic bottles to restrict the market growth




By Ink Type

  • Black

  • White

  • Yellow

By Application

  • Alcoholic Beverage

  • Non-alcoholic Beverage

By Geography

  • North America (U.S. and Canada)

  • Europe (UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and Rest of Europe)

  • Asia Pacific (Japan, China, Taiwan, India, South Korea, Southeast Asia, and Rest of Asia Pacific)

  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America)

  • Middle East & Africa (South Africa, GCC, and Rest of the Middle East & Africa)

Returnable Glass Bottle Ink Industry Developments

  • In November 2018, Linx Printing Technologies launched Linx Black bottling ink 1068, a returnable glass bottle ink. This product will aid to enables the reuse of glass bottles for alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Hence, this launch will help the company to meet the customer requirement.

  • In October 2016, Markem-Imaje introduced MW470 ink, a white color ink. The product could be used to code returnable and non-returnable dark glass bottles. This launch will help the company to supply its product in the beverage industry.

  • In January 2016, Domino Printing Sciences launched 2YL955i ink, a high-contrast, alkali-washable yellow ink. This new product will aid to provide the solution for the beverage manufacturers and enhance their production efficiencies.

  • Ongoing
  • 2022
  • 2019-2021


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