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Glass remains top perfume bottle material option

Breakable models account for the majority of yield because they project a luxurious air.


  • Glass dominates: Manufacturers prefer glass because it creates an upscale appearance compared with plastic and metal. The elimination of bubbles is prioritized in transparent variants, while ombre effects are popular for colored versions. Blowing and forming are both done by machine for quick turnaround and consistent quality.
  • Shapes, hues & motifs: Rectangular, cylindrical and novelty contours each represents one-third of output. Sampling for customized forms takes one week. Red, yellow, green and purple are popular for tinted designs. Patterns are simple and focus on the buyer’s logo or brand name.
  • Price projection: Material costs and the yuan-USD exchange rate are the two major factors affecting quotes. With the local currency expected to appreciate 3 to 5 percent this year, suppliers will impose markups of up to 3 percent in the months ahead.
  • Sales outlook: Many companies predict export growth of 20 percent for 2012. They continue to target the main markets of the US, Germany, France, Italy and Australia but are also cultivating clientele in other countries.
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All price quotes in this report are in US dollars unless otherwise specified. FOB prices were provided by the companies interviewed only as reference prices at the time of interview and may have changed.

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