Since ancient times, there have been glass bottles in China. In the past, scholars believed that glassware was very rare in ancient times, so only a few ruling classes should be able to own and use it. However, recent research has found that the production and manufacture of ancient glassware is not difficult, but it is not easy to preserve, so it is rare to see it in later generations. Glass bottles are traditional beverage packaging containers in China, and glass is also a very valuable packaging material. In the case of a wide variety of packaging materials entering the market, glass containers still occupy an important position in beverage packaging, which is inseparable from its packaging characteristics that cannot be replaced by other packaging materials.
The main features of the glass packaging container are: non-toxic, odorless; transparent, beautiful, good barrier, airtight, common raw materials, low price, and can be used repeatedly. And it has the advantages of heat resistance, pressure resistance and washing resistance. It can be sterilized at high temperature or stored at low temperature. Because of its many advantages, it has become the preferred packaging material for many beverages such as essential oils, perfumes, electronic cigarette oils, chemical reagents, pharmaceuticals, beer, fruit tea, and jujube juice.
71% of the world's beer is filled in glass beer bottles, and China is also the country with the highest proportion of glass beer bottles in the world, accounting for 55% of global glass beer bottles, more than 50 billion per year, and glass beer bottles as beer packaging. The mainstream packaging, after a century of vicissitudes of beer packaging, is still favored by the beer industry for its stable material structure, non-polluting and low price. “When the company wants to have a beautiful appearance, it can give people a cool appearance. Glass bottles are the preferred packaging when it comes to touch.