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Paper Packaging Materials Market - By Material (Corrugated Cases, Liquid Packaging Cartons, Carton & Folding Boxes, and Others), By Application (Fresh Foods, Beverages, Frozen Food, Fast Food, Pet Food, and Others), and By Region - Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis, and Forecast, 2020 – 2026

Published Date: 20-Jul-2020 Category: Packaging Report Format : PDF Pages: 110 Report Code: ZMR-155 Status : Published

Global Paper Packaging Materials market, which amassed revenue worth nearly 294.56 (USD Billion) in 2019, will register a CAGR of nearly 5.2% during the period from 2020 to 2026.


The global Paper Packaging Materials market, which amassed revenue worth nearly 294.56 (USD Billion) in 2019, will register a CAGR of nearly 5.2% during the period from 2020 to 2026. The report offers assessment and analysis of the Paper Packaging Materials market on a global and regional level. The study offers a comprehensive assessment of the market competition, constraints, sales estimates, opportunities, evolving trends, and industry-validated data. The report offers historical data from 2017 to 2019 along with a forecast from 2020 to 2026 based on revenue (USD Billion).


Paper packaging materials are light in weight and cost-effective and shields products from fluctuating climatic conditions. Furthermore, containerboard, paper bags, shipping sacks, and paperboard are few kinds of paper packaging. In addition to this, paper material utilized in flexible packaging like corrugated bags, aluminum foils, and pouches are parchment paper, Kraft paper, and greaseproof paper. With growing benefits offered by paper packaging including distribution efficiencies and easy raw material available, the paper packaging materials business is anticipated to gain traction over the forecast timeframe.

Market Growth Drivers

Growing demand for eco-friendly packaging material and ban on usage of plastic bags will proliferate the expansion of paper packaging materials industry over the forthcoming years. In addition to this, escalating requirement of cost-effective packaging materials is anticipated to embellish the expansion of the paper packaging materials market over the forecast timeline. In addition to this, strict execution of laws by government for curbing environmental degradation along with need for encouraging paper-based material use in packaging will shape the business growth over the forthcoming years.

Furthermore, innovation in paper recycling techniques along with huge funding of research activities for manufacturing paper packaging materials of high quality will provide new growth opportunities for the market over the years to come. In addition to this, paper packaging offers primary and secondary packaging for secured product transport, thereby further prompting the paper packaging material demand in the coming years.

Apart from this, the growing attention towards green movement has resulted in raised concerns pertaining to spoiling of environment due to non-biodegradable plastic packaging materials. This is likely to enlarge the utility scope of paper packaging material within a span of next few years. Additionally, firms are responding to ecological concerns through use of recyclable packaging and this is likely to enhance the popularity of the paper packaging in the near future.

Asia Pacific To Lucratively Contribute Towards Overall Industry Share By 2026

The expansion of the market in the region over the forecast timeline is owing to growing knowhow about probiotics use along with huge utilization of paper packaging in countries like Japan and China in the recent years.

Key players profiled in the report and lucratively influencing the market growth include Graphic Packaging, Crown Holdings, Berry Plastics, Amcor, Ball Corporation, Sealed Air, Bemis, Owens-Illinois, Reynolds Group, International Paper, Mondi, Stora Enso, COVERIS, WestRock, and DS Smith.

The global paper packaging materials market is segmented as follows:

Based on the material:

  • Corrugated Cases
  • Liquid Packaging Cartons
  • Carton & Folding Boxes
  • Others (Bags)

Based on the application:

  • Fresh Foods
  • Beverages
  • Frozen Food
  • Fast Food
  • Pet Food
  • Others (Cosmetics & Pharmaceuticals)

By Region

  • North America
    • The U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • France
    • The UK
    • Spain
    • Germany
    • Italy
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Southeast Asia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • GCC
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

Table Of Content

  • Chapter 1. Preface
    • 1.1. Report Description and Scope
    • 1.2. Research Scope
    • 1.3. Research Methodology
      • 1.3.1. Market Research Material
      • 1.3.2. Market Research Methodology
  • Chapter 2. Executive Summary
    • 2.1. Paper Packaging Materials Market, 2016–2026(USD Billion)
    • 2.2. Paper Packaging Materials Market: Snapshot
  • Chapter 3. Global Paper Packaging Materials Market– Industry Analysis
    • 3.1. Paper Packaging Materials Market: Market Dynamics
    • 3.2. Market Drivers
      • 3.2.1. Huge demand for eco-friendly packaging material and ban on usage of plastic bags will pruliferate the expansion of paper packaging materials industry.
      • 3.2.2. Strict execution of laws by government for curbing environmental degradation along with need for encouraging paper-based material use in packaging will shape the business growth over the forthcoming years.
    • 3.3. Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
    • 3.4. Market Attractiveness Analysis
      • 3.4.1. Market attractiveness analysis By Material
      • 3.4.2. Market attractiveness analysis By Application
  • Chapter 4. Global Paper Packaging Materials Market– Competitive Landscape
    • 4.1. Company market share analysis
      • 4.1.1. Global Paper Packaging Materials Market: company market share, 2019
    • 4.2. Strategic development
      • 4.2.1. Acquisitions & mergers
      • 4.2.2. New Product launches
      • 4.2.3. Agreements, partnerships, cullaborations, and joint ventures
      • 4.2.4. Research and development and Regional expansion
    • 4.3. Price trend analysis
  • Chapter 5. Global Paper Packaging Materials Market–Application Analysis
    • 5.1. Global Paper Packaging Materials Market overview: By Application
      • 5.1.1. Global Paper Packaging Materials Market share, By Application ,2019 and 2026
    • 5.2. Fresh Foods
      • 5.2.1. Global Paper Packaging Materials Market by Fresh Foods , 2016–2026(USD Billion)
    • 5.3. Beverages
      • 5.3.1. Global Paper Packaging Materials Market by Beverages, 2016–2026(USD Billion)
    • 5.4. Frozen Food
      • 5.4.1. Global Paper Packaging Materials Market by Frozen Food, 2016–2026(USD Billion)
    • 5.5. Fast Food
      • 5.5.1. Global Paper Packaging Materials Market by Fast Food, 2016–2026(USD Billion)
    • 5.6. Pet Food
      • 5.6.1. Global Paper Packaging Materials Market by Pet Food, 2016–2026(USD Billion)
    • 5.7. Other
      • 5.7.1. Global Paper Packaging Materials Market by Other Manufacturing, 2016–2026(USD Billion)
  • Chapter 6. Global Laser Cutting Machine Market– Material Analysis
    • 6.1. Global Paper Packaging Materials Market overview: By Material
      • 6.1.1. Global Paper Packaging Materials Market share, By Material, 2019 and 2026
    • 6.2. Corrugated Cases
      • 6.2.1. Global Paper Packaging Materials Market By Corrugated Cases, 2016–2026(USD Billion)
    • 6.3. Liquid Packaging Cartons
      • 6.3.1. Global Paper Packaging Materials Market By Liquid Packaging Cartons, 2016–2026(USD Billion)
    • 6.4. Carton & Fulding Boxes
      • 6.4.1. Global Paper Packaging Materials Market By Carton & Fulding Boxes, 2016–2026(USD Billion)
    • 6.5. Others
      • 6.5.1. Global Paper Packaging Materials Market By Others, 2016–2026(USD Billion)
  • Chapter 7. Company Profiles
    • 7.1. Crown Huldings
      • 7.1.1. Overview
      • 7.1.2. Financials
      • 7.1.3. Product Portfolio
      • 7.1.4. Business Strategy
      • 7.1.5. Recent Developments
    • 7.2. Amcor
      • 7.2.1. Overview
      • 7.2.2. Financials
      • 7.2.3. Product Portfolio
      • 7.2.4. Business Strategy
      • 7.2.5. Recent Developments
    • 7.3. Ball Corporation
      • 7.3.1. Overview
      • 7.3.2. Financials
      • 7.3.3. Product Portfolio
      • 7.3.4. Business Strategy
      • 7.3.5. Recent Developments
    • 7.4. Owens-Illinois
      • 7.4.1. Overview
      • 7.4.2. Financials
      • 7.4.3. Product Portfolio
      • 7.4.4. Business Strategy
      • 7.4.5. Recent Developments
    • 7.5. Reynulds Group
      • 7.5.1. Overview
      • 7.5.2. Financials
      • 7.5.3. Product Portfolio
      • 7.5.4. Business Strategy
      • 7.5.5. Recent Development
    • 7.6. International Paper
      • 7.6.1. Overview
      • 7.6.2. Financials
      • 7.6.3. Product Portfolio
      • 7.6.4. Business Strategy
      • 7.6.5. Recent Development
    • 7.7. Mondi
      • 7.7.1. Overview
      • 7.7.2. Financials
      • 7.7.3. Product Portfolio
      • 7.7.4. Business Strategy
      • 7.7.5. Recent Development
    • 7.8. Stora Enso
      • 7.8.1. Overview
      • 7.8.2. Financials
      • 7.8.3. Product Portfolio
      • 7.8.4. Business Strategy
      • 7.8.5. Recent Development
    • 7.9. Sealed Air
      • 7.9.1. Overview
      • 7.9.2. Financials
      • 7.9.3. Product Portfolio
      • 7.9.4. Business Strategy
      • 7.9.5. Recent Development
    • 7.10. COVERIS
      • 7.10.1. Overview
      • 7.10.2. Financials
      • 7.10.3. Product Portfolio
      • 7.10.4. Business Strategy
      • 7.10.5. Recent Development
    • 7.11. WestRock
      • 7.11.1. Overview
      • 7.11.2. Financials
      • 7.11.3. Product Portfolio
      • 7.11.4. Business Strategy
      • 7.11.5. Recent Development
    • 7.12. Bemis
      • 7.12.1. Overview
      • 7.12.2. Financials
      • 7.12.3. Product Portfolio
      • 7.12.4. Business Strategy
      • 7.12.5. Recent Development
    • 7.13. Graphic Packaging
      • 7.13.1. Overview
      • 7.13.2. Financials
      • 7.13.3. Product Portfolio
      • 7.13.4. Business Strategy
      • 7.13.5. Recent Development
    • 7.14. Berry Plastics
      • 7.14.1. Overview
      • 7.14.2. Financials
      • 7.14.3. Product Portfolio
      • 7.14.4. Business Strategy
      • 7.14.5. Recent Development
    • 7.15. DS Smith
      • 7.15.1. Overview
      • 7.15.2. Financials
      • 7.15.3. Product Portfolio
      • 7.15.4. Business Strategy
      • 7.15.5. Recent Development


This report is based on in-depth qualitative and quantitative analyses of the global Paper Packaging Material market. Zion Research has collected and analyzed key data belong to the global Paper Packaging Material market using a variety of methods. Quantitative analysis has been done following various projection and sampling techniques.

The qualitative analysis involved primary interviews, surveys, and vendor briefings. The data gathered as a result of these processes were validated through experts' opinions. The market dynamics have been determined afterconducting a detailed study of the micro and macroeconomic indicators of the market.

Various parameters have been taken into account, while estimating market size. The revenue generated by the leading industry participants in from the sales of Paper Packaging Material across the world has been calculated through primary and secondary research.

Zion Research employs combination of secondary research followed by extensive primary research. Under secondary research, we refer to prominent paid as well as open access data sources including product literature, company annual reports, government publications, press releases, industry association’s magazines and other relevant sources for data collection. Other prominent secondary sources include, STATISTA, trade journals, trade associations, statistical data from government websites, etc. 

For this study, Zion Research has conducted all-encompassing primary research with key industry participants to collect first had data. Moreover, in-depth interviews with key opinion leaders also assistedin validation of findings from secondary research and to understand key trends in the Paper Packaging Material industry. Primary research makes up major source of data collection and validation.   

Primary Research

We conduct primary interviews with industry participants and commentators on an ongoing basis to validate data and analysis. A typical research interview fulfills the following functions:

  • Provides firsthand information on market size, market trends, growth trends, competitive landscape, outlook, etc.
  • Helps in validating and strengthening the secondary research findings
  • Further develops the analysis team’s expertise and market understanding
  • Primary research involves e-mail interactions, telephonic interviews as well as face-to-face interviews for each market, category, segment and sub-segment across geographies

Participants who typically participate in such a process include, but are not limited to:

  • Industry participants: CEOs, VPs, marketing/product managers, market intelligence managers and national sales managers
  • Purchasing managers, technical personnel, distributors and resellers
  • Outside experts: Investment bankers, valuation experts and research analysts specializing in specific markets

Key opinion leaders specializing in different areas corresponding to different industry verticals

Secondary Research

Secondary research sources that are typically referred to include, but are not limited to:

  • Company websites, annual reports, financial reports, broker reports, investor presentations and SEC filings
  • IDC and other relevant magazines
  • Internal and external proprietary databases, and relevant patent and regulatory databases
  • National government documents, statistical databases and market reports

News articles, press releases and webcasts specific to companies operating in the market

Following a comprehensive secondary and primary research and insights thus gathered, analysts at Zion Research have provided an in-depth analysis of various aspects of the Paper Packaging Material market.


Where no hard data is available, we use models and estimates to produce comprehensive data sets. A rigorous methodology is adopted, wherein the available hard data is cross-referenced with the following data types to produce estimates:

  • Demographic data: Population split by segments
  • Macroeconomic indicators: GDP, PPP, Per Capita Income, etc.
  • Industry indicators: Expenditure, technology stage and infrastructure, sector growth and facilities
  • Data is then cross-checked by an expert panel.

Free Analysis

Paper packaging is a best alternative to other packaging material due to its recyclable, renewable and biodegradable properties which makes it environment friendly. Paper is largely used material in packaging market due to its easy availability. Poster paper, craft paper and glassine paper are the different types of papers used in paper packaging. Paper, timber, pulp and other such forest and recycled products are basic raw materials used in paper packaging.

Liquid packaging cartons, corrugated cases, carton & folding boxes and other products such as sacks, bags, etc. are the key product segments of the paper packaging material market. Liquid packaging cartons dominated the paper packaging market and accounted for more than 40% share of the total market in 2015. Due to advancement in novel retail packaging, corrugated cases segment is expected to witness highest growth over the forecast period.

Global Paper Packaging Material Market

On the basis of applications paper packaging material market can be segmented into beverages, fast foods, fresh foods, dairy & bakery, frozen foods and other applications. Beverage was the largest application market for paper packaging material in 2015, which accounted for about 42% of global consumption in 2015. Frozen foods application is projected to witness the highest growth rate in coming years due to rapid development of fast food and frozen food industries in emerging economies. 

Increasing demand for paper packaging due to rising awareness of ecological issues around the world is the key driver of paper packaging material market. For packing the products like food & beverages, pharmaceutical and cosmetics, paper packaging materials are used in a large quantity. It is an eco-friendly option and can be recycled and reused as against plastic which helps to boost the demand of paper packaging material. The demand of paper packaging material is high due to light weight, disposable, safe for environment, cost effective, easy to carry, non toxic and durable properties of paper. Rapid development of fast food and frozen food chains in emerging market coupled with growing packaging market is also expected to flourish the market for paper packaging material.

Paper packaging material market was dominated by Asia Pacific with 35% share in 2015 due to advancement in paper packaging techniques. Asia Pacific was followed by North America and Europe. However, restraint like deforestation is expected to curb the growth of this industry.

Global paper packaging material market is highly competitive, with the presence of well-established global market participants. DS Smith PLC, Georgia-Pacific Corporation, Holmen AB, Hood Packaging Corporation, International Paper Company, MeadWestvaco Corporation, OJI Holding Corporation, Smurfit Kappa Group Plc, Stora Enso Oyj and The Mayr-Melnhof Group are some of the key vendors in the market.

Frequently Asked Questions

Growing demand for eco-friendly packaging material and ban on usage of plastic bags will proliferate the expansion of paper packaging materials industry in the foreseeable future

The CAGR of the industry is expected to be nearly 5.2% during the forecast timespan.

Asia Pacific region will contribute sizably towards the global market revenue over the estimated timeline.

The key market participants include Crown Holdings, Amcor, Ball Corporation, Owens-Illinois, Reynolds Group, International Paper, Mondi, Stora Enso, Sealed Air, COVERIS, WestRock, Bemis, Graphic Packaging, Berry Plastics, and DS Smith.
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