Paper Packaging Global Market Report 2023: Flexible Paper to Thrive in the Coming Years Boosts Growth

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DUBLIN, April 20, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — The “Paper Packaging Market, Size, Global Forecast 2023-2028, Industry Trends, Growth, Share, Outlook, Impact of Inflation, Opportunity Company Analysis” report has been added to’s offering.

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Global Paper Packing Market will reach US$ 462.65 Billion in 2028, compared to US$ 371.81 Billion in 2022 according to the publisher.

Paper packing comprises packaging materials made from paper or cardboard, providing an eco-friendly and sustainable option for packaging products due to its biodegradable nature and use of renewable resources. It takes on different forms, such as boxes, bags, wrappers, cartons, and envelopes, and finds its utility in packaging food, beverages, and other consumer goods.

Apart from its environmental benefits, paper packaging can be designed with eye-catching graphics and printing, which can help to promote products and brands.

Global Paper Packing Market shall expand at 3.71% during the Forecast Period of 2022 to 2028

The paper packaging dominates the recycled materials market, constituting approximately 68% of all recycled packaging. Additionally, paper and paperboard have some of the highest recycling rates worldwide, except for certain countries where glass has higher recycling rates. The growth in the paper packaging market can be due to various factors.

One is the increasing awareness of environmental issues, leading more businesses and consumers to seek sustainable packaging options. Due to its eco-friendliness, paper packaging has gained popularity as an alternative to plastic packaging, resulting in a rise in demand. Consumers also prefer products with sustainable packaging and are willing to pay more for them, creating a market opportunity for paper packaging.

Additionally, governments worldwide are implementing regulations to reduce plastic packaging usage, driving the shift towards paper packaging. Technological advancements have also added to the rise of the paper packaging market by allowing for the development of more substantial and durable packaging, expanding its suitability for a broader range of products. Furthermore, the growth of e-commerce has further increased demand for paper packaging products such as shipping boxes.

Lastly, paper packaging is often less expensive than other materials, making it a cost-effective option for businesses. Hence, the market value for Global Paper Packing was US$ 371.81 Billion in 2022.

Flexible Paper to Thrive in the Coming Years

The global paper packaging market is segmented by product type, which includes corrugated boxes, boxboard or paperboard cartons, flexible papers, and other paper-based packaging solutions. Flexible paper is a pliable packaging material framed to fit different shapes and sizes of products. Its traditional usage is for packaging food and beverage products and other consumer goods. Flexible paper packaging can be made from different types of paper and coated or laminated for extra protection and durability.

Flexible paper packaging is a sustainable and biodegradable alternative to plastic packaging chosen by businesses and consumers worried about the environmental impact of packaging. It is obtainable in various sizes and shapes, customizable with printing and branding, and easy to store and transport. Additionally, it is a cost-effective option for businesses and complies with food and beverage packaging regulations.

Cost-effective Nature of Paper Packing adds to its Growing Usage in Foods and Beverage Businesses

Globally, the paper packaging market divides its segments based on end-users, including food and beverages, healthcare, personal care, electronics, and others. Paper packaging complies with food safety regulations and the absence of harmful chemicals that could contaminate food or beverages. It is a sustainable and eco-friendly option because it is biodegradable and easily recycled. Its versatility allows it to be molded into various shapes and sizes, making it suitable for different food and beverage products.

Paper packaging is often a cost-effective option for businesses, and users can customize it with attractive graphics and printing to promote products and brands. The demand for sustainable packaging options is increasing among consumers, and often the understanding is that paper packaging is a more responsible choice than plastic packaging.

Conservation of Resources Leads to Growth in the demand for Recycled Waste for Paper Packing

The global paper packing market raw material consists of fresh sources and recycled waste. The production of paper packaging commonly involves using recycled waste materials, such as old newspapers, cardboard, and other types of paper waste. The industry collects and sorts the recycled junk and processes it into pulp using chemicals and water. They then press and dry the pulp to create sheets of paper utilized to manufacture various paper packaging types, including boxes, bags, and cartons.

Recycling waste for paper packaging production helps reduce the amount of waste that would otherwise be dumped in landfills or oceans, thus conserving resources and safeguarding the environment. Additionally, it decreases the demand for virgin tree pulp and helps preserve forests. Furthermore, using recycled waste in paper packaging manufacturing is often more economical than using virgin pulp, making it a cost-effective solution for businesses.

Government Regulation for Reducing Plastics usage benefits the Paper Packing Industry in Asia-Pacific

North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World are the regions that comprise the global paper packing market.The Asia-Pacific region has a large and growing population, which has led to increased demand for consumer goods, particularly food, and beverages, that require packaging. Also, there is a growing awareness of environmental issues in the region, which has led to an increased demand for sustainable packaging options. Furthermore, the perception of paper packaging is an eco-friendlier alternative to plastics packaging, and as a result, demand has risen.

Additionally, technological advancements have allowed for the development of more potent and durable paper packaging, making it a more viable option for a broader range of products. Moreover, governments in the region are implementing regulations to reduce the use of plastics packaging and promote sustainable alternatives, which have led to a shift towards paper packaging. Finally, the rise of e-commerce has increased demand for shipping boxes and other paper packaging products, as more products are being shipped directly to consumers.

Key Players Analysis

The growing demand for paper packaging has led to increased competition among companies. Price competition is standard, but those that innovate and offer sustainable solutions gain an edge. Access to quality raw materials, such as paper pulp, and compliance with packaging and waste regulations also affect competition.

In August 2022– The next generation of packaging testing instruments was launched by Testronix, a leading testing instruments manufacturer in Asia. Renowned for their quality and technology, Testronix’s new high-end devices come with advanced features. Their skilled engineers have dedicated extensive research and development to develop the latest technology instruments to cater to the needs of the paper and packaging industry.

Product Type – Market breakup from 4 Viewpoints:

1. Corrugated boxes

2. Boxboard or Paper board cartons

3. Flexible papers

4. Others

End-User – Market breakup from 5 Viewpoints:

1. Food and Beverages

2. Healthcare

3. Personal care

4. Electronics

5. Others

Raw Material – Market breakup from 2 Viewpoints:

1. Fresh sources

2. Recycled waste

Region – Market breakup from 4 Viewpoints:

1. North America

2. Europe

3. Asia-Pacific

4. Rest of the World

Key Topics Covered:

1. Introduction

2. Research & Methodology

3. Executive Summary

4. Market Dynamics

5. Porters Five Forces

6. Global Paper Packaging Market

7. Market Share – Global Paper Packaging Market

8. Product Type – Global Paper Packaging Market

9. End User – Global Paper Packaging Market

10. Raw Material – Global Paper Packaging Market

11. Region – Global Paper Packaging Market

12. Key Players

Companies Mentioned

  • WestRock Inc.
  • International Paper Company Inc.
  • Packaging Corporation of America
  • Amcor
  • Smurfit Kappa
  • Nine Dragons Paper
  • Holmen
  • Clearwater Paper
  • DS Smith

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