Paper Packaging Market reaching US$ 463.3 Billion by the year 2028 with innovative ideas

Between 2022 and 2028, the global paper packaging market is predicted to grow at a respectable CAGR of 4.1%, reaching US$ 463.3 billion.
Corrugated boxes, paper sacks and bags, cartons, wrapping paper, inserts & dividers, cups & trays, display packaging, clamshells, and tapes & labels are examples of flexible and rigid paper packaging formats. Given its substantial weight advantages, paper packaging ensures savings on both raw materials and delivery costs.

Future Market Insights suggests that the growing consumption of packaged food and consumer goods will boost the demand for paper packaging in the coming years. Suitability of corrugated boxes, cartons, and paper bags to pack a large variety of products from different end-use industries such as electrical & electronics, food & beverages, healthcare, homecare, building & construction, and tobacco, will create enormous growth opportunities in the global paper packaging market.

Considering the high-growth opportunities arising from the e-commerce industry and a large number of packaging applications of paper packaging formats, most of the manufacturers of paper packaging solutions in the developed, as well as in developing economies, are planning to expand their production capacities.

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Expanding Ecommerce Sector to Further Drive Paper Packaging Market 

Manufacturers are developing paper packaging formats that are biodegradable and eco-friendly. Many paper packaging experts and consumer product companies are focusing on green packaging. Modern retail penetration is expected to boost the demand for paper bags. Due to the demand for sustainable packaging, paper packaging manufacturers are increasingly using recyclable raw materials. Sustainable packaging plays a key role in maintaining the shelf life of the product along with decreasing the negative impact of plastic and chemical packaging on the environment.

Manufacturers and consumers are constantly looking for environmentally-friendly, sustainable, and easy-to-reuse packaging products. Lightweight paper packaging is captivating the attention of various industries through its numerous benefits. Many industries are witnessing advanced benefits with the adoption of lightweight paper packaging and several paper packaging format manufacturers are embracing it, as paper packaging can reduce energy and overall costs during production, as well as transportation, apart from its primary benefits such as lightweight and recycling efficiency.

Competitive Landscape

The top 5 players in paper packaging market hold more than 25% of the market. Though paper bottles are being churned out as the latest trend, the manufacturers would also try to come up with better versions of corrugated boxes going forward.

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Key Segments Covered In Paper Packaging Industry Research

Paper Packaging Market by Material Type:

  • Corrugated Board
  • Specialty Paper
  • Box-board/Carton Board
  • Kraft Papers
  • Molded Pulp

Paper Packaging Market by Packaging Type:

  • Corrugated Boxes
  • Cartons
  • Wrapping Paper
  • Bags & Sacks
  • Cups & Trays
  • Tapes & Labels
  • Others

Paper Packaging Market by Level of Packaging:

  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Tertiary

Paper Packaging Market by End-use:

  • Food & Beverages
  • Tobacco
  • Healthcare
  • Personal Care & Cosmetics
  • Homecare & Toiletries
  • Electrical & Electronics
  • E-Commerce
  • Chemicals & Fertilizers
  • Other Industrial

Paper Packaging Market by Region:

  • North America Paper Packaging Market
  • Latin America Paper Packaging Market
  • Europe Paper Packaging Market
  • East Asia Paper Packaging Market
  • South Asia Paper Packaging Market
  • Oceania Paper Packaging Market
  • Middle East & Africa (MEA) Paper Packaging Market

The paper packaging manufacturing process involves multiple stages, which range from designing, layout, die cutting, to waste recovery. The process requires machinery and equipment for emission control, cooking, pulp storage, and other such processes. Installation costs incurred by paper packaging manufacturers are quite significant and highly expensive. Moreover, the operation costs for running such paper packaging machinery and equipment are also considerably high, which continues to hamper the market growth, particularly in countries that are facing energy shortfall, such as Russia, Poland, and other countries in Europe.

The paper packaging market in the South Asian region is fragmented in nature with the presence of medium to large number of local players in the market. India represents the highest market value share in the South Asia paper packaging market and is expected to continue its dominance throughout the forecast period.

South Asia’s paper packaging market represents the highest CAGR in terms of value. The South Asia paper packaging market is expected to expand at a CAGR of 5.9% over the forecast period. Key players operating in the global paper packaging market include Smurfit Kappa Group Plc, Napco National Paper Products Company, Billerudkorsnas, International Paper Company, WestRock Company, Georgia Pacific LLC, Pratt Industries, Inc., DS Smith Packaging Limited, Stora Enso Oyj, and Mondi Group Plc among others, which have been covered in the strategic developments section of the report.

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