Recyclability and Sustainability: Key Focus of Specialty Paper Manufacturers
In 2018, global demand for specialty papers topped 25,354 tonnes, with a rapid increase expected in the next years.
The leading players in the specialty papers market are focusing on recyclability and sustainability to widen their consumer base.
Product differentiation along with quality enhancement is a key focus area of key players in the specialty papers market.
Mondi Ltd and International Paper continue to lead the market in terms of business strength and industry attractiveness.
With large presence across various countries and huge product portfolio, both companies are likely to remain dominant in the near future. Other key players are focusing on strategic partnerships and new product launches.
Mondi Ltd is also planning to change its company into single holding company under Mondi PLC.
The simplification will be achieved by South African scheme of agreement where Mondi PLC will acquire Mondi Ltd.
The aim of simplification is to increase transparency, enhance flexibility and remove current structure complexity.
Stora Enso Oyj has signed an agreement to acquire forest holding in Sweden by Bergvik Skog AB.
The transaction is likely to be completed by the first half of 2019. The acquisition will increase the Stora Enso’s forest holding to 1.4 million hectares.
Packaging and Labeling Applications Drive Demand
The rise in e-commerce sector across various countries is driving the demand for specialty papers for packaging and labeling.
With the growing demand for sustainable packaging solutions, manufacturers are offering eco-friendly papers products.
Rugged packaging is finding widespread application in pet food and other foods. This type of packaging is used for extending the shelf life, and maintaining the quality of food product.
Meanwhile, the rise in the food service business, restaurants, and online food ordering business is leading to the huge demand for grease resistant papers for packaging.
Paperboards with unique characteristics and different grades are widely used as medicinal, cereal, and cosmetic boxes.
Stone papers which are naturally greaseproof and waterproof are emerging as a feasible alternative to traditional papers.
Stone papers are produced by using eco-friendly production process without using water. They have also been recognized as a safe product with certified food grade by FDA.
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Décor and Kraft Papers Demand Creating Opportunities
Décor and kraft papers are largely used as home interiors with new concepts, enhancing wall arts, furniture, lamps, and more. Wallpapers or décor papers continue to be the preferred choice for home decoration.
These trends are likely to drive demand for new décor papers with advanced features such as 3D wallpapers in the coming years.
Emerging design trends in high pressure laminates and flooring industry are also influencing interior designers to use décor papers.
However, with rising cost of raw materials, décor papers manufacturers are increasing the price to compensate for the high cost of raw materials.
The growing usage of latest design, colors, and materials in home decor is driving the demand for new and advanced décor papers.
Owing to its convenience, strength, and less impact on the environment, kraft paper is witnessing growing demand for wrapping, sacks, and pouches to handle goods.
Fluctuating Cost of Raw Materials Hampering Specialty Papers Market Growth
Managing the cost of raw materials is the top priority for specialty paper manufacturers. Strongly fluctuating raw material cost is emerging as one of the biggest challenges faced by specialty paper manufacturers.
Specialty paper manufacturers are also increasing the product price, passing on the pressure of rise in raw materials cost.Specialty papers manufacturers are also shifting to recycled fiber as raw material in specialty papers.
Access to the low-cost recycled fiber is focal consideration for the specialty papers companies globally.
However, implementing new technology and scale is also necessary with the use of new raw materials.Raw materials prices in specialty papers market are experiencing unprecedented volatility.
Hence, companies are focusing on raw material management by tracking the price changes, understanding real quantity of raw materials used, and implementing risk mitigation plans to avoid unexpected price rise of raw materials in specialty papers.
Décor papers manufacturers in Europe have increased prices, with upwards trend in raw material cost including eucalyptus pulp and Titanium Dioxide (TiO2).
Moreover, the price of TiO2 is expected to rise in the coming months as the supply tightens.
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Restriction on Plastic Bag Usage Emerging as Significant Demand Driver for Specialty Papers
Increasing regulations and ban on plastic products including plastic bags is driving the demand for specialty papers.
This is also resulting in the growing demand for kraft papers molded into shopping bags.The demand for papers bags is also growing in retail sector especially in developing countries with the ban on plastic bags.
In the near future, the demand for paper bags is likely to exceed supply due to rising environmental concerns, stringent government regulations and increase in customers shifting from plastic bags to paper bags.
The demand for paper bags is expected to increase in Asia Pacific with increasing awareness and government initiatives.Paper packaging in Japan is gaining popularity, especially in the food and beverage sector with higher awareness of plastic pollution.
Moreover, a ban on plastic bags in India is creating a huge opportunity for specialty papers manufacturers. India’s paper demand is expected to rise in the coming years due to the modern retailing and growing consumerism.
The report on the specialty papers market includes detailed profiles of all the major companies operating in the specialty papers market. The report also offers a dashboard view of the leading players in the specialty papers market.
The information on the business strategies by the key players along with the SWOT analysis of each company is included in the report on the specialty papers market.
Major players in the specialty Papers market are focusing on global expansion, and new product launches with advanced features. Strategic partnerships and mergers and acquisitions is also the key focus area of the companies.
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Specialty papers are highly engineered papers designed for special market applications.
Various types of specialty papers include thermal papers, décor papers, carbonless papers, kraft papers, and label papers. Specialty papers are finding large application in home décor, packaging, labels, posters, etc.
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The report on the specialty papers market includes valuable insights into the key trends, latest developments and growth opportunities in the specialty papers market globally.
The important factors resulting in the growth of the specialty papers market along with factors hampering its growth is also provided in the report.
The report also focuses on historical data, forecast, and current scenario along with market drivers in the specialty papers market.
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Additional Questions Answered
The specialty papers market report provide answers to some important question on the specialty papers market. Some of the important questions answered are.
- Which type of specialty papers will account for largest value share in the specialty papers market?
- Which region will dominate the specialty papers market in the near future?
- Which end-use industry will account for largest share in specialty papers market?
- What are the factors influencing growth in the specialty papers market?
The key insights and forecast provided in the specialty papers market report are based on the extensive research methodology.
The information and data offered in the report is obtained through primary and secondary research.
The data and facts collected during the secondary research were cross-checked with valid data sources and insights provided by the industry experts.
All the factors influencing the specialty papers market growth, trends and drivers are also included in the report to help the leading players plan their business strategies for future expansion.
The specialty papers market is segmented on the basis of product and end-use industry. All the segments in the specialty papers market are divided into sub-segments to offer in-depth analysis of the market.
Based on the product type, the specialty papers market is bifurcated into décor papers, kraft papers, label papers, thermal papers, release liners, carbonless papers, and others.
On the basis of end-use industry, the specialty papers market segments include packaging & labeling, building & construction, printing & publishing, food & beverages, electricals, pharmaceuticals, and other end-use industries.
Specialty Papers Market Report Scope
The report on the specialty papers market offers key insights and in-depth analysis of the market. The new report published by Fact.MR on specialty papers market provides qualitative and quantitative data based on the primary and secondary research.
The report also includes market dynamics such as trends, drivers, and challenges in the specialty papers market along with the growth opportunities for players.
The data and facts provided in the specialty papers market report are accurate, and unbiased. The study also covers all the important factors resulting in the overall growth of the specialty papers market.
Chapter 1- Executive Summary
This chapter in the report provides summary of the key findings and statistics. The report also includes opportunity assessment and mega trends in the specialty papers market.
Chapter 2- Market Overview
This chapter of the report offers market specific definition of specialty papers along with the value and volume forecast. The chapter also provides year-on-year growth in the specialty papers market.
Chapter 3- Associated Indicators Assessment
This section of the report focuses on the market dynamics including key trends and drivers, challenges along with the key affecting factors in specialty papers market. The report also includes cost breakdown analysis, pricing analysis, and regulatory scenario in the specialty papers market.
PESTEL analysis, Porter’s five force analysis, and opportunity analysis in the specialty papers market is also provided in this chapter.
Chapter 4- Specialty Papers Market Analysis and Forecast by Product
This chapter in the report offers segment-wise analysis of the specialty papers market. Product type is the key segment in the specialty papers market.
These segments are further bifurcated into sub-segments. The report also includes value, volume, market share, and year-on-year growth for each segment.
Chapter 5- Specialty Papers Market Analysis and Forecast by End-Use Industry
This chapter in the report focuses on the end-use industry segment in specialty papers market. This segment includes all the key industries using specialty papers. Market size, volume, value, and year-on-year growth of each end-use industry is included in the report.
Chapter 6- Specialty Papers Market in North America
This chapter in the report offers brief introduction of the specialty papers market in North America along with the analysis and forecast. Country-wise analysis in specialty papers market in North America is also covered in the report.
Chapter 7- Latin America Specialty Papers Market Analysis
This chapter in the report focuses on the key trends and growth opportunities in the specialty papers market in Latin America. The report also includes forecast and analysis of the market based on the key countries in the region.
The information on the largest product type and end-use industry in specialty papers market in Latin America is also given in this chapter.
Chapter 8- Europe Specialty Papers Market Analysis
This section in the report highlights factors resulting in the growth of the specialty market in Europe. The report also includes growth opportunities in the region based on the key countries.
Year-on-year growth and market share of all the major countries in specialty papers market in Europe is provided in the report.
Chapter 9- Specialty Papers Market in Japan
This chapter in the report includes details on the market share including volume and value share of the Japan in specialty papers market. The factors accelerating the growth of the specialty papers market in Japan are also highlighted in the report.
Chapter 10- APEJ Specialty Papers Market Analysis
This section in the report offers key insights on the specialty papers market in Asia Pacific Excluding Japan (APEJ). The chapter also provides country-wise analysis along with the market share of key countries in the region.
Chapter 11- MEA Specialty Papers Market Analysis
This chapter includes the introduction to the specialty papers market in the Middle East & Africa (MEA) including trends, new developments and key companies operating in the region.
The report also includes current scenario of the specialty papers market in the key countries in MEA.
Chapter 12- Competitive Assessment
This chapter focuses on the market structure and provides a dashboard view of the leading players in the specialty papers market.
Market share analysis, along with the footprint mapping of market players and intensity mapping is also included in this chapter.
Chapter 13- Company Profiles
The chapter provides detailed profiles of the major companies in the specialty papers market. Details on the new product developments, key financials, and business strategies of the leading players in the specialty papers market is also offered in the chapter.
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