Rising raw material prices impact glass processors

Glass processing & finishing Spot On

During the first quarter of 2022, the glass processing & finishing industry, like many others, has been significantly affected by increases in raw material prices and energy costs. In our latest Spot On, Oaklins’ specialist Valērija Liege examines the reasons behind this market trend and their impact on companies’ valuations and profit margins.


We also talk to Mart Arro, managing director of Saint-Gobain Construction Products, Baltics, about the company’s latest Grow & Impact strategic plan, one result of which has been the divestment of various Glassolutions units around Europe. Among other subjects, he discusses future trends for the glass business at both global and local levels, and what Saint-Gobain in the Baltics is doing to tackle the rising costs of energy and raw materials.  

Global trends are difficult to assess, but one thing is completely certain — both the glass industry and the production of insulated glass units have high potential. I have never seen windows get smaller; on the contrary, they always get bigger to accommodate customer preferences for natural light. MART ARRO, MANAGING DIRECTOR, SAINT-GOBAIN CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTS, BALTICS

In addition, we summarize recent M&A activity in the sector and provide an overview of various listed companies around the world.

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Valērija Lieģe Riga, Latvia
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