Europe Paper Refiner Market

Europe Paper Refiner Market Size, Share Analysis, By Capacity (Less than 20 TPD, Upto 40 TPD, Upto 60 TPD, More than 60 TPD), By End User (Paper Recycling Companies, Paper Production Companies, Pulp Production companies), By Country (Germany, France, UK, BENELUX) - Market Insights 2023-2033

Analysis of Europe Paper Refiner Market Covering 30+ Countries Including Analysis of US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Nordics, GCC countries, Japan, Korea and many more

Europe Paper Refiner Market Outlook (2023-2033)

The Europe paper refiner market is set to enjoy a valuation of US$ 137 Million in 2023 and further expand at a CAGR of 3.5% to reach US$ 193 Million by the end of 2033.

Technological advancement and changing consumers’ purchase decisions increased the demand for paper for packaging and are anticipated to further increase in coming years. Thus, this indicates that the contribution of paper refiners will uplift in the market for paper refiners and is expected to hold more than 20% during the projected period.

Report Attributes


Market Size (2022A)

US$ 132 Million

Estimated Market Value (2023E)

US$ 137 Million

Forecasted Market Value (2033F)

US$ 193 Million

Europe Market Growth Rate (2023-2033)

3.5% CAGR

Germany Market Share (2022)

~ 26%

United Kingdom Market Growth Rate (2023-2033)

~ 2.3% CAGR

Market Share of Top 5 Companies

~ 22.8%

Key Companies Profiled

  • Valmet
  • Andritz
  • Parason Group
  • Toscotec
  • Voith
  • Matech paper
  • Bruno Industrial
  • Comertek
  • Hergen
  • ST Macchine SpA

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Sales Analysis of Paper Refiner (2018-2022) Vs. Market Forecast Outlook (2023-2033)

Europe is one of the most developed regions in the world where the manufacturing industry is the backbone of the European economy. In addition, as a rise in per capita disposable income is directly connected to the paper industry, growing urbanization and rise in per capita disposable income has pushed the demand for paper and paperboard in Europe.

However, the Covid-19 outbreak affected the supply chain in the paper industry significantly, which directly affected the target market. Nevertheless, in post-covid-19, the paper industry showed a significant recovery as demand for tissue paper gets increased. Hence, the aforementioned factors interpret that the market for paper refiner showed significant growth in the historic period with a compound annual growth rate of 3.7%.

Additionally, as economic growth is directly proportional to paper demand, the growth in GDP will accelerate the demand for paper refiners in the market. Furthermore, the Covid-19 outbreak forced the population to use paper for personal hygiene, which is expected to increase the target market over the forecast period.

Moreover, the government puts a ban on microplastic results to increase the number of paper bags in the market. Moreover, the intensification of per capita disposable income led to a change in the consumer perception of attractive paper packaging.

This will stimulate the growing sales of the paper refiners in Europe. Hence, the above-mentioned facts will elevate the target market over the forecast period. Thus, the market for paper refiners is predicted to increase at a compound annual growth rate of 3.5% over the forecast period.

  • Short Term (2023-2026): The rise in per capita disposable income increases the paper demand which is expected to support the target market over the short term forecast period.
  • Medium Term (2026-2029): The use of paper in health and hygiene is increasing day by day will further enhance the market growth over the medium term.
  • Long Term (2029-2033): The government ban on the use of micro plastic will spur the demand for paper. This will increase the demand for the paper refiners over the long term forecast period.

Over the 2018-2022 historical period, the Europe market for paper refiners registered a CAGR of 3.7%, and according to the Fact.MR, a market research and competitive intelligence provider, the market is projected to exhibit growth at 3.5% CAGR between 2023 and 2033.

Europe paper refiner market forecast by Fact.MR

Market share analysis of paper refiner based on capacity and country is provided in a nutshell in the above image. Under the capacity segment, up to up to 40 TPD capacity sub-segment dominates with 34% market share in 2022.

What’s Driving the Demand for Paper Refiner?

“Intensification of Per Capita Disposable Income Will Enhance the Market Growth over the Forecast Period’’

As paper demand is directly dependent on economic growth, the rise of the European economy owing to urbanization has a positive impact on the market for paper refiner. Additionally, the growing purchasing power of consumers motivated the population to use various papers for decoration purposes. The demand for tissue paper is also enhanced by rising per capita spending on hygiene products. The growing demand for paper will elevate the target market in the years. Hence, the aforementioned factors is expected to further enhance the paper refiner market growth over the forecast period.

“Prohibition on the Use of Plastic Bags Stimulate the Market Growth”

Plastic becomes a major challenge in front of Europe as it badly affects not only the environment but also human health. The rising environmental as well as human health concern has provoked the use of paper bags over plastic bags which has shown a remarkable impact on the paper refiner market.

In addition to that, introduction of government initiatives and strict regulations on the ban of microplastic used in packaging have attracted customer attention in the paper refining industry. This factor has significantly opened plethora of opportunities for the manufacturers producing paper refiners for development and innovation in their existing product line.

In addition, stylish paper bags provided by luxury brands for shopping luxury belongings from big malls have become a trend now-a-days among high-class consumers. This increased the paper demand in Europe among high-class population. Hence, the aforementioned factors interpret that the demand for paper has increased over plastic during the historic period and the market will follow the same trend over the forecast period.

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What Do Paper Refiner Manufacturers Need to Watch Out for?

“Increasing digitalization to reduce paper use thereby hampering the market growth”

The growing digitalization across Europe elevates the use of laptops, mobile phones, and tablets for education purposes. Smart education is becoming an important trend among the Gen-Z population. Moreover, many organizations started conducting the exams online mode. These factors reduced the use of paper in the education industry.

In addition, smart cards are taking the place of many documents. For instance, vehicle documents came in the form of paper in the past years, but now they are getting replaced by smart cards. Hence, the growth in digitalization will negatively affect market growth.

Country-wise Insights

Which Country will Lead the Paper Refiner Market Sales?

The market for paper refiner in Germany is expected to grow over the forecast period owing to the country's high per capita paper consumption and leading role in recycling waste products. Germany's paper and cardboard consumption has reached 19 million tons in 2019, making it one of the leading per capita paper-consuming countries in the world. Furthermore, Germany is the leading country in recycling waste products, and paper recycling is becoming increasingly popular in the country. This is expected to boost demand for paper refiners in paper recycling companies.

Furthermore, Fact.MR analyst suggest that the market for paper refiner in Germany will grow with a compound annual growth rate of 3.9% over the projected period 2023 to 2033.

Category-wise Insights

What is Escalating the Demand for Paper Refiner Having Capacity Up to 40 TPD?

The 40 TPD paper refiners hold a major share in the capacity type segment. Manufacturers always want more output in less time. In addition to that affordable and efficient production is considered to be a prime factor for wide acceptances. A paper refiner having a capacity of 40TPD is an appropriate solution that has better durability and efficiency. Hence, by considering the above factors 40 TPD paper refiners are expected to hold 34% of the value market share over the assessment period.

Furthermore, larger capacity paper refiners need more pulp and take a much time in production which will support the acceptance and demand of the 40 TPD paper refiner market over the upcoming years.

Why Paper Production Companies Holding a Major Share in Paper Refiner Market?

The paper production companies hold the major share of 38% by 2023 in the end-use segment of the paper refiner market. The growing use of paper led to escalating the usage of paper refiners in the paper production industry over the other sub-segment.

Moreover, the growing number of paper manufacturers will also amplify the demand for paper refiners in a paper production companies. Growing demand for paper in cleaning and maintaining hygiene will promote the paper industry's growth. The number of players present in the paper production industry over the paper recycling and pulp production industry will also promote the paper production company’s share in the paper refiner market.

In the forecast years, the paper production companies sub-segment is expected to fare with a CAGR of 3.2% over 2023-2033.

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Competitive Landscape

Valmet, Andritz, Parason Group, Toscotec, Voith, Matech paper, BemaTec, Bruno Industrial, Comertek, Hergen, ST Macchine SpA are some of the key players in Europe manufacturing paper refiners

Paper refiner manufacturers in Europe are taking efforts in partnership, acquisition, merger, and product development to increase the digitalization in the manufacturing process, sustainability, critical infrastructure protection, and biometric capabilities. Ultimately, this will boost the revenue growth of the company.

  • In May 2022: Parsons acquired the Xator corporation in order to amplify the critical infrastructure protection and biometric capabilities. This acquisition will help to increase the Parson revenue growth.
  • In October 2020: Valmet acquired the PMP group, a provider of technologies and services for the paper industry. The acquisition supports the product development strategy of Valmet.
  • In January 2020: Valmet and Fabio Perini started the industrial internet ecosystem partnership in order to provide a digital solution for tissue production. Hence, the partnership will amplify the production capacity of Valmet.

Segmentation of Paper Refiner Industry Research

  • By Capacity :

    • Less than 20 TPD
    • Up to 40 TPD
    • Up to 60 TPD
    • More than 60 TPD
  • By End User :

    • Paper Recycling Companies
    • Paper Production Companies
    • Pulp Production companies
  • By Country :

    • Germany
    • France
    • UK
    • Nordics
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Rest of Europe

- FAQs -

How did the Europe paper refiner market perform over the last few years?

During 2018-2022, sales of paper refiner increased at 3.7% CAGR.

What is the Europe paper refiner market size?

The Europe paper refiner market is anticipated to be valued at US$ 137 Million in 2023.

Which capacity holds the highest market share?

Up to 40 TPD paper refiner will account for roughly 34% share of Europe sales by the end of 2023.

How is the market for Paper Refiner expected to fare going forward?

The demand for paper refiners in Europe is anticipated to reach US$ 193 Million by 2033-end.

Which country level Paper Refiner market accounts for a leading market share?

Germany tops the Europe paper refiner market and will account for more than 25% market share in 2033.

Europe Paper Refiner Market

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