Thermal Papers Market – Notable Highlights
- In September 2018, Appvion introduced a new line of direct thermal label and tag facestocks at Labelexpo Americas 2018. The company has partnered with Colordyne Technologies and AzCoat to launch the new product line which features Appvion’s Triumph WB-3.2 labelstock laminated by AzCoat and printed on Colordyne’s 3600 Series-AQ Retrofit digital press.
- Mitsubishi Paper Mills also showcased its specialty coated paper range which included THERMOSCRIPT thermal papers at Labelexpo America 2018. The range covered phenol-free, linerless thermal papers for multiple applications including labels, tickets, receipts or lottery tickets.
- In February 2018, Oji Holdings Corporation and Mitsubishi Paper Mills entered in a capital alliance agreement wherein Oji Holdings bought 33% stake in Mitsubishi Paper Mills. The agreement will lead to benefits wherein each company is expected to save approximately 19 million Euros in 2021.
- In May 2018, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) announced in a press release that EU paper manufacturers have significantly replaced bisphenol A (BPA) with alternative bisphenol S (BPS). However, ECHA’s Risk Assessment Committee indicated that BPS is supposed to have the same adverse health effects as BPA. While EU Commission’s ban on BPA will take effect in 2020, ECHA has been asked to closely investigate the use of BPS until the industry finds a safe alternative.
- In second quarter of 2017, the Dow Chemical Company and Koehler launched thermal printing paper without bisphenols and were jointly awarded a U.S. EPA Green Chemistry Challenge Award.
The thermal papers market report also features other key players operating in the global space. The profiled players include Koehler Paper Group, Nakagawa Manufacturing (USA), Inc., Siam Paper Public Company Limited, Jujo Thermal Ltd., Ricoh Company, Ltd., and Shandong Chenming Paper Holdings Ltd.
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Key Players Hold a Significant Revenue Share in Thermal Papers Market
Prominent players are actively engaged in improving their product portfolio by introducing innovative and durable products. With their strong global presence and an effective distribution network, these players hold a significant share in thermal papers market.
Other players in the thermal papers market are regional operators, predominantly Chinese companies. These players fill the demand gaps of domestic supply chain wherein they fulfil the requirement of low cost and temporary solutions of local industries.
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Increasing Cost of Raw Materials Leads to Thermal Papers Price Hike
The thermal papers marketplace is witnessing increase in prices of thermal papers owing to the rising cost of pulp and other raw materials used in the manufacturing. In addition, global shortage in the leuco dye supply chain, the highly utilized dye in the thermal paper industry, has led to an unprecedented rise in the cost of thermal papers. On the back of these developments, thermal paper manufacturers have increased the prices of thermal paper.
- In February 2018, Jujo Thermal announced a price increase for its direct thermal paper by 10-15%, effective from 1st March 2018.
- In March 2018, Koehler Paper announced an increase in thermal paper prices by 10-12% for new orders.
- In May 2018, Mitsubishi announced a price increase for its THEMOSCRIPT® thermal paper range by 10%, effective from 1st July 2018.
- In July 2017, Lecta announced a price hike for its thermal and carbonless papers by 6%, effective from September 2017.
Point-of-Sale Commerce Remains a Prominent User of Thermal Papers
The expansion of the retail industry in the form of an increasing network of supermarket and hypermarkets as well as the growth of the hospitality industry are major factors driving the point-of-sale commerce. While grocery and retail are significant end-users, the point-of-sale also finds application in transportation payments such as parking and taxi industry.
Although e-commerce is penetrating the retail industry, point-of-sale commerce continues to remain a prime means of billing information transfer across industries. And these industries show significant reliance on thermal papers for their point-of-sale billing. As long as the point-of-sale commerce continue to remain a preferred mode of billing transactions, demand for thermal papers will remain consistent in the coming years.
Increasing Demand for Tailor-Made Thermal Products
Thermal papers have been highly embraced for the application of labeling and packaging wherein multiple end-use industries such as food, logistics and production management. These end-users show significant demand for thermal papers and other thermal products such as thermal transfer ribbons.
Well aware of the demand trends, manufacturers in the thermal papers market are introducing tailored solution specific to different applications. For instance, the thermal labels used in the food industry are manufactured with different features such as heat resistance, metal detection and durability.
Increasing Preference for Digital Transactions Weakens Thermal Paper Sales
Digital payment platforms are highly embraced across businesses as well as customers. Rising penetration of e-commerce has further encouraged the growth of digital payments. Further, digital payments are gaining popularity as a safer, convenient and smarter way of transactions.
As digital transactions are entirely taken care digitally and do not involve an exchange of billing receipt – majorly printed on thermal papers, rapid adoption of digital payment methods are likely to impact the application of thermal papers.
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Thermal Papers Market – Definition
Thermal paper is a type of specialty paper which contains coating of a composite formulation. The property of formulation is a mixture of a heat-sensitive dye and a suitable matrix. When temperature crosses melting point of the mixture, the color of the dye changes. The precoat below the thermal coat absorbs the dye mixture and prevents thermal ink carry in the print head.
Thermal Papers Market – About the Report
Fact.MR has published a study in the thermal papers market and published a report titled, “Thermal Papers Market: Forecast, Trend Analysis & Competition Tracking – Global Review 2018 to 2027.” The thermal papers market report covers in-depth analysis of market driver, restraints, trends and opportunities in the thermal papers market. The report also covers associated industry analysis and a thorough assessment of competitive landscape. An extensive analysis as such delivers the most comprehensive and credible performance of the thermal papers market for the period of 2018-2027.
Thermal Papers Market Structure
The thermal papers market is studied thoroughly to derive the market segmentation. The thermal papers market is segmented based on thickness, by end-use industry, by application and by technology. The global thermal papers market study also covers market analysis in key regions.
Based on thickness, thermal papers market is segmented into 60-80 microns and 80-90 microns thicknesses. Based on end-use industry, the thermal papers market is segmented in retail industry, healthcare, packaging & labelling, printing & publishing, entertainment & transit and other end-use industries.
By application, the thermal papers market is segmented in point of sale, lottery & gaming, labels & tickets and other applications. By technology, the thermal papers market is segmented in direct thermal and thermal transfer categories.
Regional analysis of the thermal papers market covers study of thermal papers market in key regions including North America, Latin America, Europe, APEJ, Japan and MEA. The regional analysis of the thermal papers market also covers country-wise assessment for all the regions.
Thermal Papers Market – Additional Questions Answered
In addition to the aforementioned insights, the thermal papers market report covers an all-inclusive analysis of all the thermal papers market facets. A thorough analysis as such can provide answers to some of the bemusing questions of business professionals interested in thermal papers market.
- What will be the impact of evolving regulatory framework on the growth of the thermal papers during the forecast period?
- Which thickness of the thermal papers is highly sought after in the thermal papers market?
- In which end-use industry, thermal papers are likely to witness leading demand in 2019?
- Which region will register leading revenues in the thermal papers market during the forecast period?
- Which printing technology is highly preferred in the thermal papers market?
Thermal Papers Market – Research methodology
A robust research methodology used during the course of the thermal papers market study is thoroughly discussed in this section. The research methodology includes multipronged approaches to study thermal papers market. In addition, the section thoroughly discusses primary and secondary research approaches used to derive the thermal papers market performance.
Primary research of the thermal papers market covered comprehensive interviews and discussions with industry savants and opinions of domain-specific analysts. Secondary research of the thermal papers market comprised an in-depth study of industry database, published articles and other credible resources.
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Fact.MR has compiled a study on the thermal papers market and published a report titled, “Thermal Papers Market Forecast, Trend Analysis & Competition Tracking - Global Market Insights 2018 to 2027.” The thermal papers market report includes forecast factors and their impact analysis associated with the growth of the market. The thermal papers market performance is based on a thorough analysis of market drivers, restraints, trends and opportunities as well as associated industry assessment.
To deliver seamless understanding of the thermal papers market, the thermal papers market report is divided into sophisticated chapters. A total of 13 chapters enable readers to easily navigate through the thermal papers market report and fathom the market landscape.
Chapter 1 - Executive Summary
The thermal papers market report begins with the chapter of the executive summary. In this chapter, readers can find highlighted values of CAGR and growth number of important market segments. The chapter also covers Fact.MR’s proprietary analysis and recommendations about the thermal papers market growth.
Chapter 2 - Global Thermal Papers Market Overview
In this chapter of the thermal papers market report, readers can find information on the thermal papers market definition, thermal papers market introduction, values of thermal papers market size in terms of value and volume and analysis of the thermal papers market y-o-y growth.
Chapter 3 - Associated Indicators Assessment
In this chapter, readers can find information on the market dynamics, value chain, cost breakdown analysis, key affecting factors, regulatory scenario, opportunity analysis, thermal papers market pricing analysis and market positioning assessment by regions. In addition to the forecast scenario, the thermal papers market report covers analysis of consumer sentiments as well as potential go-to market strategies.
Chapter 4 - Global Thermal Papers Market Analysis and Forecast 2013-2027
This chapter of the thermal papers market report covers thermal papers market segmentation. The thermal papers market is segmented based on thickness, by end-use industry, by application and by technology.
Based on thickness, the thermal papers market is segmented in 60-80 microns and 80-90 microns. End-use industries of thermal papers market include retail industry, healthcare industry, packaging & labelling, printing & publishing, entertainment & transit, and other end use industries.
By application, the thermal papers market is segmented into point of sale, lottery & gaming, labels & tickets and other applications. By technology, the thermal papers market is segmented in direct thermal and thermal transfer market.
Chapter 5 - North America Thermal Papers Market Analysis 2013–2017 and Forecast 2018–2027
This chapter of the thermal papers market covers information on the North America thermal papers market. The regional analysis covers information on the market segmentation analysis is North America and country-wise analysis in the U.S. and Canada.
Chapter 6 - Latin America Thermal Papers Market Analysis 2013–2017 and Forecast 2018–2027
This chapter of the thermal papers market report covers information on the Latin America thermal papers market performance. The Latin America thermal papers market analysis included a thorough study of all the market segmentation and country-wise market assessment in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and rest of Latin America.
Chapter 7 - Europe Thermal Papers Market Analysis 2013–2017 and Forecast 2018–2027
The Europe thermal papers market performance can be found in this chapter wherein readers can find thorough analysis of all the market segments as well as country-wise assessment in EU-4, the UK, NORDIC, BENELUX, Eastern Europe and rest of Europe.
Chapter 8 - Japan Thermal Papers Market Analysis 2013–2017 and Forecast 2018–2027
In this chapter of the thermal papers market report readers can find information regarding supply demand scenario in Japan during the historical and forecast period. The trends prevailing in the country are covered to understand the market performance and future growth in Japan.
Chapter 9 - APEJ Thermal Papers Market Analysis 2013–2017 and Forecast 2018–2027
This chapter of the thermal papers market report covers information on the APEJ thermal papers market performance. The regional analysis covers thorough assessment of all the thermal papers market segments as well as country-wise assessment in China, India, ASEAN, Australia & New Zealand and rest of APEJ.
Chapter 10 - MEA Thermal Papers Market Analysis 2013–2017 and Forecast 2018–2027
This chapter of the thermal papers market report covers information on the thermal papers market performance in Middle East & Africa (MEA). The analysis includes study of all the thermal papers market segments as well as country-wise market analysis in the GCC countries, South Africa and rest of MEA.
Chapter 11 - Competitive Assessment
This chapter covers competition landscape prevailing in the thermal papers market. The competitive assessment of the thermal papers market includes a dashboard view of the key thermal papers market players, their company share analysis, competition footprint matrix and regional presence of key market players.
Chapter 12 - Company Profiles
This chapter of the thermal papers market report covers information on the company profiles. Readers can get information on product offering, revenue share, regional presence and notable developments undertaken by the key players in thermal papers market.
Chapter 13 - Disclaimer & Contact Information
This chapter of the thermal papers market report delivers a disclaimer statement that clarifies the responsibility of the facts and assumptions stated in the thermal papers market report.
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