v3.10.0.1
Document and Entity Information - USD ($)
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2018
Jan. 31, 2019
Jun. 30, 2018
Document and Entity Information      
Entity Registrant Name OWENS-ILLINOIS GROUP INC    
Entity Central Index Key 0000812233    
Document Type 10-K    
Document Period End Date Dec. 31, 2018    
Amendment Flag false    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31    
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer No    
Entity Voluntary Filers Yes    
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes    
Entity Filer Category Non-accelerated Filer    
Entity Public Float     $ 0
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   100  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2018    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY