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Growing Markets

According to a number of recent reports, some paper and board markets are slated to grow in coming years.

Global Tissue Paper

The global tissue paper market will grow at a CAGR of 4.88% over the period 2014-2019, according to a new report now available through Reportlinker, New York, N.Y., USA . The new report, titled Global Tissue Paper Market 2015-2019, notes that tissue paper, an essential hygiene and sanitary product, has gained worldwide acceptance and stands out as an indispensable sanitation enabler today.

Among all of the qualities of tissue paper, its absorbency and strength hold the utmost importance, the report finds. Though the western markets already have an established market for tissue paper, the same cannot be said about the markets in APAC and the Middle East. However, the demand for tissue paper from these regions is expected to increase during the forecasted period.

The report covers the current scenario and the growth prospects of the global tissue paper market for the period 2015-2019. It provides data on the following segments of the market:

  • Types (bathroom tissue, facial tissue, paper towel, paper napkin, specialty, and wrapping)
  • Usage (At Home and Away from Home)
  • Geography (Americas, Europe, APAC, and MEA).

The report has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from various industry experts and provides comments on both the existing market landscape and the growth prospects in the coming years. It also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Global Paper Packaging

According to a report from Research and Markets, Dublin, Ireland entitled Global Paper Packaging Market - By Products, Industry Verticals, Geography and Vendors - Market Size, Demand Forecasts, Industry Trends and Updates, Supplier Market Shares, 2014- 2020, the global paper packaging market was $215 billion in 2014 and is estimated to reach $305 billion by 2020, growing at a CAGR of 6%.

Of the paper packaging market, paperboard is estimated to be the fastest growing segment with a forecasted growth rate of 7.5% during the period 2014-2020. Moreover, it also leads the market, having a share of 35% making it the point of focus for the suppliers.

Paper packaging has the highest market share of the total packaging market. Added to this, the demand for paper packaging will continue to witness growth over the forecast period.

Asia Pacific leads the market with a share of 32% and is expected to be the fastest growing market as well. Developing economies such as India and China will drive the market for the paper packaging segment, with applications across industries such as healthcare, personal care, homecare, retail, and others.

U.S. Food Contact Paper

One of the trends emerging in the U.S. food contact market is the growing demand for biodegradable packaging products according to a report by Research and Markets, Dublin, Ireland, entitled Food Contact Paper Market in the U.S., 2015-2019. Manufacturers are using paper-based materials and coatings that are eco-friendly in response to an increase in environmental concerns among consumers.

According to the report, the food contact paper market in the U.S. is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.43% over the period 2014-2019. Different types of paper-derived packaging materials are available in the market, ranging from simple wraps to cartons. These materials are capable of preserving food products for long periods of time. Manufacturers of food products prefer food contact paper and board for cost-efficient packaging as their light weight and durability allow for reduced transportation and handling costs. Retailers and product manufacturers also use paper packaging materials to distinguish their products from those of competitors in terms of brand visibility.

The use of food contact paper can potentially lead to contamination of the content because of the presence of chemicals and printing inks. This affects the demand for these packaging products.

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