Paper Tubes Market

Paper Tubes Market Analysis By Material (Paperboard, Kraft Paper, Others (Composites & Fiberboards)), By Product Type (Spiral Wound, Parallel Wound), By Shape (Cylindrical, Square, Oval, Hexagonal, Triangular), By Application, By End-use Industry & By Region - Global Market Insights 2023-2033

Analysis of Paper Tubes market covering 30+ Countries Including Analysis of US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Nordics, GCC countries, Japan, Korea and many more

Paper Tubes Market Outlook (2023-2033)

Over the 2018-2022 historical period, the global paper tubes market registered a CAGR of 4.1% and reached a market valuation of US$ 9.1 billion at the end of 2022, according to Fact.MR, a market research and competitive intelligence provider.

The market is set to reach US$ 9.6 billion in 2023 and further expand at a CAGR of 6.5% to end up at US$ 17.2 billion by 2033. The widespread use of paper tubes in cosmetic products is the primary driver for market growth.

Strong growth in the construction and cosmetics market is fueling the demand for paper tubes. The most urbanized people tend to incline towards new and innovative products and their spending characteristics reflect higher expenditure on green and innovative products. Paper tubes are manufactured from wood pulp in the form of cardboard, recycled paper, and water-resistant / waterproof cardboard. The raw material for paper tubes is easily available and can be used repeatedly, which makes them cost-efficient.

Paper tubes are utilized by a number of industries and in different segments; for instance, in the packaging of food products, transportation of goods, etc. Also, there are different types of paper tubes available in the market that can be customized according to the specific needs of customers.

  • North America and Europe are anticipated to witness high paper tube demand on the back of growing cosmetics, automotive, and healthcare sectors.
  • Inclination towards sustainable products and growing population will drive paper tube demand over the decade.

Report Attributes


Paper Tubes Market Size (2022A)

US$ 9.1 Billion

Estimated Market Value (2023E)

US$ 9.6 Billion

Forecasted Market Value (2033F)

US$ 17.2 Billion

Global Market Growth Rate (2023-2033)


North America Market Share (2022)


East Asia Market Growth Rate (2023-2033)


United States Market Growth Rate (2023-2033)

~5.1% CAGR

Market Share of Top 5 Companies


Key Companies Profiled

  • Ace Paper Tubes Corporation
  • Alpha Packaging Inc.
  • Caraustar Industries
  • Carvan Products
  • Chonqing Ubo Electrical Equipment Co. Ltd.

Factors Influencing Demand Growth for Paper Tubes

“Increasing Demand for Sustainable & Innovative Packaging Products”

Leading manufacturers are investing more on research to reduce their carbon footprints by adopting eco-friendly processes. Several nations have implemented stringent regulatory reforms to curb the use of plastic-based products,

Furthermore, high demand for the packaging of foods, oral care products, cosmetics, retail products, and other items has accelerated the use of paper tubes due to end-user preferences for biodegradable materials such as paper.

The prescience of the paper tubes market will be impacted by shifting trends and changing behavior of the packaging industry and other associated industries. Advanced technologies have been deployed by service providers, such as IoT (Internet of things) and predictive analysis for smart inventory management.

“Cosmetic Applications Continue to Dominate Landscape”

Traditionally, plastics have been used for the packaging of cosmetic products, which is unhealthy for consumers as well as bad for the environment. Nowadays, rising disposable income has led the cosmetic industries to switch over to paper-based packaging solutions.

  • For instance, in April 2021, L’Oreal introduced paper tubes in its product packaging as well.

This change allows brands to replace a majority of plastic-based products with new bio-based and paper-like materials. Such product innovations and the commitment to sustainability products will drive market growth.

Stringent Rules & Regulations Govern This Industry

Manufacturing of paper requires significant amounts of wood from the forest. Governments have imposed strict rules and regulations on the sourcing of wood from forests.

To reduce the influence of waste and its dangerous by-product for the safety of the environment, different countries have implemented several laws. Due to the rising concerns of deforestation and ongoing water scarcity across the world, managing raw material supply is a critical concern and can hamper the growth of the target market.

Paper Tubes Market Forecast by Fact.MR

Market share analysis of paper tubes based on product type and region. Under the product type segment, paperboard dominates with 66.4% market share in 2023.

Country-wise Insights

What is the Demand Outlook for Paper Tubes in the U.S.?

North America occupied 26.1% share of the global market share in 2022 and is expected to dominate over the forecast period as well. Developed countries such as the U.S. are set to dominate the market in the long-run forecast period owing to higher product penetration and high usage of sustainable and earth-friendly products.

  • For instance, Paper Tube & Core Company recovers and recycles spent paper tubes to make its products.

Growing awareness of the importance of environmental conservation and sustainability will contribute to an increase in the demand for paper tubes in the packaging industry. The United States market for paper tubes is currently estimated at US$ 2.39 billion and is expected to grow at the rate of 4.5% through 2033.

How is the F&B Sector in Germany Driving Product Demand?

A wide range applications of paper tubes has gained the attention of food and beverages industries by European companies. The UK, Germany, and other European countries have a sizable market. Increasing demand from the food and beverages sector for paper tubes is expected to surge market growth in the region during the forecast period.

Germany holds a commanding position at the country-level, accounting for 48.4% of Europe’s paper tubes production in 2022.

Category-wise Insights

Why are Manufacturers Paying More Attention towards Paper Tube Packaging for Their Products?

Packaging will always be important and a top priority in any sector. Companies such as Crescent Paper Tube Co., Inc., Ace Paper Tube Corporation, etc., use paper tubes for several reasons to safeguard their goods, ensuring their security throughout the transportation process, thereby extending their shelf life. Paper tubes are strong and durable and their thick structure protects the product from getting damaged.

Moreover, consumers have become more aware of the products that they are buying and are continuously demanding eco-friendly products. As such, more companies are incorporating high performance quality solutions such as sustainable packaging. Paper tubes for sustainable packaging continue to gain popularity due to their plastic-free, biodegradable, naturally conditioned, and highly concentrated environmental advantages.

Why are Paper Tubes Often the First Choice for the F&B Industry?

One of the leading benefits of working with paper tubes is their eco-friendly aspect, recyclable nature, and being coated with PE (polyethylene), which protects food products from damage, moisture, etc. To maintain the integrity and freshness of the product, waterproof liners can be incorporated into paper tubes, both internally and externally.

Paper tubes are highly customizable, incredibly light weight, and are extensively used to pack food and beverages as well as other luxury products. Whether paper tubes serve as a primary packaging for direct food contact or secondary packaging for food containers, they do a great job in protecting food products and beverages.

Competitive Landscape

Prominent paper tube manufacturers are Ace Paper Tubes Corporation, Alpha Packaging Inc. Caraustar Industries, Carvan Products, Chonqing Ubo Electrical, Equipment Co Ltd., Custom Paper Tubes, Excel Tubes & Cones, H.N. ZAPF GMBH, Heartland Products LLC, Jonesville Paper Tube Corp, Luxpac, National Paper Tube Industries, Ohio Paper Tube Company, Paper Tube Co., Paper Tubes and Core Corporation, Rae Products, Royal Paper Products, Shree Umiya Paper Tubes, SigmaQ, Sonoco, Valk Industries Inc , and Wes-Pac Inc.

Industry players are focusing on manufacturing natural ingredient-based products, besides expansion of manufacturing capacity and increasing sales by leveraging online distribution channels. Manufacturers in the market have made long-term supply contracts with end users to ensure consistent demand.

Companies manufacturing paper tubes are involved in two different strategies – single- and multi-level marketing and traditional marketing. Moreover, market players are adjusting production variables such as raw material input and energy, coupled with process optimization to win in this competitive market.

Fact.MR has provided detailed information about the price points of key manufacturers of paper tubes positioned across regions, sales growth, production capacity, and speculative technological expansion, in the recently published report.

Segmentation of Paper Tubes Industry Research

  • By Material Type :

    • Paperboard
    • Kraft Paper
    • Others (Composites & Fiberboards)
  • By Product Type :

    • Spiral Wound
    • Parallel Wound
  • By Shape :

    • Cylindrical
    • Square
    • Oval
    • Hexagonal
    • Triangular
    • Other
  • By Application :

    • Packaging
    • Forming & Construction
    • Insulating & Dampening
    • Spacing
    • Supporting & Holding
    • Winding & Carrying
  • By End-use Industry :

    • Food & Beverages
    • Consumer Goods / Retail
    • Construction
    • Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals
    • Cosmetics
    • Automotive
    • Electronics
    • Textiles and Printing
    • Others
  • By Region :

    • North America
    • Latin America
    • Europe
    • East Asia
    • South Asia and ASEAN
    • Oceania
    • Middle East & Africa

- FAQs -

What is the valuation of the paper tubes market?

The global paper tubes market was valued at US$ 9.1 billion in 2022.

What size is the market predicted to reach by 2033?

Revenue from the usage of paper tubes is anticipated to reach US$ 17.2 billion by 2033.

How fast did paper tube sales increase historically?

Between 2018 and 2022, worldwide sales of paper tubes increased at 4.1% CAGR.

Which region accounts for a leading share of the paper tubes market?

North America leads the global paper tubes market accounting for 26.1% market share.

Which material type is most popular in this market?

Paperboard tubes account for 66.4% share of the global market.