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Speciality Pulp & Paper Chemicals Market

Speciality Pulp & Paper Chemicals Market Size, Share, Trends Analysis, By Product Type (Functional Chemicals, Bleaching Chemicals and Other Product Types), By Application (Printing, Packaging, Labelling, Other), and By Region - Global Insights 2022 to 2032

Analysis of Speciality Pulp & Paper Chemicals Market covering 30 + countries including analysis of US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Nordics, GCC countries, Japan, Korea and many more

Speciality Pulp & Paper Chemicals Market Outlook

The global Speciality Pulp & Paper Chemicals Market analysis report by Fact.MR shows that global sales of Speciality Pulp & Paper Chemicals Market in 2021 was held at US$ 23.5 Billion. With 3.3%, the projected market growth during 2022 - 2032 is expected to be slightly higher than the historical growth and the market size is expected to grow to US$ 33.4 Billion by the end of forecast during 2022 - 2032.

Printing Application of Speciality pulp & Paper Chemicals is expected to be the highest revenue-generating segment, projected to grow at a CAGR of over 3.8% during 2022 – 2032.

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Global Speciality Pulp & Paper Chemicals Market Size (2022)

US$ 24.1 Billion 

Global Market Size (2032)

US$ 33.4 Billion 

Global Market CAGR (2022-2032)

3.3%

U.S. Market CAGR (2022–2032)

3.5%

Key Companies Covered

  • BASF SE
  • AkzoNobel N.V
  • Ashland Inc
  • Buckman Laboratories International, Inc
  • Kemira Oyj
  • SNF Floerger
  • The Dow Chemical Company
  • Evonik Industries AG
  • Nalco Holding Company
  • Shell Chemicals

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Revenue of Speciality Pulp & Paper Chemicals Market from 2017 to 2021 Compared to Demand Outlook for 2022 to 2032

As per the Global Speciality Pulp & Paper Chemicals Market research by Fact.MR - a market research and competitive intelligence provider, historically, from 2017 to 2021, the value of the Speciality Pulp & Paper Chemicals Market increased at around 2.9% CAGR. By 2032, the market is projected to reach a valuation of US$ 33.4 Bn.

The key revenue drivers which affect the Speciality Pulp & Paper Chemicals demand include increase in demand for Electronic commerce, which leads to a rise in the demand for packaging materials and packages. Additionally, there is a need for premium catering plates and liquid packaging plates due to the growing concern for food safety in the food and beverage industry. Due to rising need for sterilization paper in medical applications, specialty paper and chemical demand is anticipated to experience rapid increase. These sheets can be used to create sterile bags that offer a perfect, spotless surface for rotogravure and flexo printing.

The demand for single-sided specialty (coated) papers is projected to be the primary growth driver. Labeling, removable pads, envelopes, laminating, gift-wrapping, posters, and thermal transfers are some of the few applications for single-sided specialty (coated) papers. They are produced using specialized chemicals, such as process and functional chemicals. The volume of the single-sided specialty (coated) paper market was over 4,000 kilotons in 2015, and it is anticipated that it would surpass 5,000 kilotons in the following three years. Labels, which are increasingly employed in industry and in the papermaking process, accounted for more than one-third of the global use of these specialty papers.

The packaging sector has a large need for these papers for flexible packaging. It is also anticipated that the use of these chemicals, including antifoams, retention aids, flocculating polymers, and others, will support their widespread use in treating wastewater before disposal and reducing biological oxygen demand by assisting in the recycling of fibers coagulated in the primary treatment stages and raise the demand. Thus, over the course of the forecast period, increased process efficiency brought on by its use is anticipated to drive the global pulp and paper specialty chemicals market.

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What Factors are restraining the Growth of Speciality Pulp & Paper Chemicals Market?

One of the most difficult decisions is selecting the proper material composition. The pH range of the materials should differ more if there is a significant variance in their chemical composition, which would raise or reduce the quality of the pulp and paper. To preserve the quality of the finished product, a highly competent operator is needed to choose the right material composition. Additionally, due to the heavy reliance on natural resources, pulp and paper mills are now subject to extensive regulation, which restrains the expansion of the market for specialized chemicals used in pulp and paper production. As a result, the cost and availability of wood as a source of fiber have increased globally.

As a result, there is a growing trend globally to replace primary fiber with inorganic fillers and recycled fibers in order to lower its content. Because the base sheets made from these recycled fibers are weaker, stronger and more effective additives are required. As a result, various fillers in the base sheet as well as in specialty coatings need to be strong and effective.

The availability of water resources for the pulp and paper industry also becomes a limiting factor for the sector's expansion, as paper mills are now among the industries with the highest water consumption rates. For instance, to produce one pound of pulp, more than 99 pounds of water are required. Natural resource depletion and a lack of competent labor are hence obstacles to the expansion of this business. Owing to the obstacle posed against the end use industry, the market for specialty pulp & paper chemicals is also facing roadblocks.

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Region-wise Analysis

Which Region is projected to offer the Largest Speciality Pulp & Paper Chemicals Market Opportunity?

During the projection period, North America is expected to be the largest Speciality Pulp & Paper Chemicals Market. The market for Speciality Pulp & Paper Chemicals in North America was about US$ 6.4 Bn in 2017. Industry growth is significantly influenced by variables like environmental performance, regulatory compliance such as various amendment which is catalysing the market growth.

Country-wise Analysis

U.S. Speciality Pulp & Paper Chemicals Market Analysis

The United States is expected to account for the highest market of US$ 9.8 Bn by the end of 2032. It is expected to be projected to have an absolute dollar opportunity of US$ 2.9 Bn. The market for Speciality Pulp & Paper Chemicals is expanding in the United States as a result of increased manufacturing of Paper for Printing, Packaging and Labelling industries. The country’s high market for is also supported by the market leading companies of the country such as Ashland Inc, Buckman Laboratories International, Inc, The Dow Chemical Company, Nalco Holding Company, Shell Chemicals and various other multinational companies.

U.K. Speciality Pulp & Paper Chemicals Market Analysis

The specialty pulp & paper chemicals market in the U.K. is projected to garner an absolute dollar opportunity of US$ 484 Mn during 2022 – 2032. The market in the country is projected to reach a valuation of US$ 1.6 Bn, growing at a CAGR of 3.7% during 2022 – 2032.

Japan Speciality Pulp & Paper Chemicals Market Analysis

The market for specialty pulp & paper chemicals in Japan is projected to reach a valuation of US$ 1.6 Bn by 2032, growing at a CAGR of 4.5% during 2022 – 2032. The market in the country is projected to witness an absolute dollar opportunity of US$ 574 Mn duinrg 2022 – 2032.

South Korea Speciality Pulp & Paper Chemicals Market Analysis

The specialty pulp & paper chemicals market in South Korea is expected to rise from a valuation of US$ 807 Mn in 2021, and reach a valuation of US$ 1 Bn by 2032, growing at a CAGR of 2.5% during 2022 – 2032.

Category-wise Insights

Why Functional Chemicals for Speciality Pulp & Paper Chemicals is projected to Witness Fastest Growth?

Functional Chemicals are the largest used product type for Speciality Pulp & Paper Chemicals. The demand for Speciality Pulp & Paper Chemicals through Functional Chemicals is currently US$ 12.3 Bn, and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.3% to US$ 17.2 Bn by 2032. The Functional Chemicals market currently accounts for about 51.3% of the total Speciality Pulp & Paper Chemicals market.

Due to the use of chemicals like latex and starch in raising the quality of paper, the functional chemicals segment currently holds the greatest market share and is anticipated to continue dominating during the projection period. Enzymes, hydrogen peroxide, and other bleaching agents like sodium hypochlorite are also gaining share since they enhance product brightness while lightening discharge color.

Competitive Analysis

Players in the market are constantly developing improved analytical solutions as well as extending their product offerings. The companies in Speciality Pulp & Paper Chemicals Market are focused on their alliances, technology collaborations, and product launch strategies. The Tier 2 Players in the market are targeting to increase their Speciality Pulp & Paper Chemicals Market share.

Some of the recent developments in the Speciality Pulp & Paper Chemicals Market are :

  • In January 2022, Sonoco announced price increases for all grades of uncoated recycled board in Canada and the US (URB). From February 18, all shipments' costs will rise by $50 per tonne. According to a statement from Sonoco, the company is boosting pricing as a result of the persistent rise in demand. As a result, there were more backlogs and inflationary pressures on the costs of labor, energy, papermaking chemicals, transportation, and other production costs.
  • In January 2022, a global strategic alliance was created by Conmark Systems Inc. and Radix Company. The objective of both businesses is to enhance global manufacturing solutions through cutting-edge, seamlessly integrated technology and services targeted at the pulp and paper industry and other process sectors. The collaboration's initial endeavour will be to create an entirely integrated ESG solution for the pulp and paper sector. This all-encompassing system will have a built-in shear that will allow mills to quantify fibre loss as well as a comprehensive modelling and reporting solution.
  • In January 2019, the merger of BASF SE's paper chemicals and water businesses with Solenis has been announced. BASF SE is a German-based chemical manufacturer that is among the largest in the world. A 49% share is held by BASF, while a 51% stake is held by Solenis. The merger's objectives were to enhance production capacity, boost sales and services, and offer numerous consumers a variety of items.

Key Segments of Speciality Pulp & Paper Chemicals Industry Research

  • By Product Type :

    • Functional Chemicals
    • Bleaching Chemicals
    • Other Product Types
  • By Application :

    • Printing
    • Packaging
    • Labelling
    • Other Applications
  • By Region :

    • North America
    • Latin America
    • Europe
    • APAC
    • MEA

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The global Speciality Pulp & Paper Chemicals Market is worth more than US$ 24.1 Bn at present.

The value of Speciality Pulp & Paper Chemicals Market is projected to increase at a CAGR of around 3.3% during 2022 – 2032.

While the market in South Korea is expected to grow at nearly 2.5%, the market in Japan is projected to register a CAGR of nearly 4.5% during 2022 - 2032.

A significant rise in the demand for biodegradable paper and increased attention to consumer services for the market of specialty pulp and paper chemicals are driving up demand for these chemicals on a global scale.

The growth of the market for Speciality Pulp & Paper Chemicals in China is projected to expand at a CAGR of around 8.0% during 2022 – 2032.

The growth of the market for Speciality Pulp & Paper Chemicals in United States is projected to expand at a CAGR of around 3.5% during 2022 – 2032.

The value of Speciality Pulp & Paper Chemicals Market increased at a CAGR of around 2.9% during 2017 – 2021.

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