Flexible Paper Packaging Market is forecast to reach $93.71 billion by 2025, after growing at a CAGR of 4.5% during 2020-2025. The increasing population and demand for cheap substitutes for packaging drive requirements for flexible paper packaging materials. Increasing environmental concerns about plastic usage have led to a shift to paper-based options for consumers in the packaging application.
The “Flexible Paper Packaging Market Report – Forecast (2020-2025)”, by IndustryARC covers an in-depth analysis of the following segments of the Flexible Paper Packaging Market.
- Stringent regulations and standards set by governments and agencies to safeguard the environment and promote recyclable paper-based options are expected to play a critical role in shaping the market.
- The rapid growth in the use of paper bags were stimulated by online shopping and deliver on-demand services.
- Due to the increasing adoption by consumer eco-friendly packaging products, the flexible packaging market is expected to expand considerably.
- Recycled packing of the paper provides an excellent cost-benefit in the manufacture of onboard and boxes and other flexible packaging solutions.
End-Use Industry - Segment Analysis
Food and Beverage sector has been the primary market for Flexible Paper Packaging by growing at a CAGR of 5.2%. The main asset of the food industry is paper packaging. It is eco-friendly and increases customer convenience. Due to this, there is significant competition in the food and beverage market among the players who provide quality products to the consumers. Many retail stores use paper packaging materials to preserve food and to retain the nutritional value of foods. Growth will continue to trigger producers to expand their production capacities, thereby rising product demand over a forecast period, for paper packaged foods, including ready to meals, frozen meals, snacks, and cake mix. The market is expected to grow because of the increasing number of consumers buying food (including fried or chilled foods).
Geography - Segment Analysis
North America dominated the Flexible Paper Packaging Market share with more than 41.3%, followed by APAC and Europe. Owing to the growing number of beverage manufacturers and the presence of key players in the region, North America has the highest share. In the US and Canada, paper and paperboard recovery has increased by 81% since 1990 and has reached a recycling rate of 70% in the US and 80% in Canada. Regulations restricting the Government of Mexico to the creation of new production units have led to new production facilities like Takeda, Daiichi Ranbaxy, and Astellas being built. Driving the domestic pharmaceutical industry along with favorable Government policy has played a significant role, with demand for the product. In the U.S. consumers are preferring packaging which is light and aesthetically appealing. This will increase the growth rate of the flexible paper packaging industry over the forecast period.
Drivers – Flexible Paper Packaging Market
- Ban on lightweight plastic bags to improve paper packaging prospects
Paper packaging materials can be reused and recycled as compared to other materials such as metals and plastics. Paper packaging is, therefore, one of the most environmentally friendly and affordable packaging forms. The growing demand for flexible paper packaging due to increasing consumer awareness of the harmful environmental effects of plastics. In some countries, the ban on lightweight plastic bags is expected to drive the flexible paper packaging market throughout the forecast period.
Challenges – Flexible Paper Packaging Market
- Several Regulations
Paper packaging products are subject to a variety of deforestation regulations. A regulatory environment that is unfavorable is expected to impede growth and development. Furthermore, environmental concerns are caused by the deforestation to acquire raw material and dioxin release in paper production. These factors, in turn, are hindering the growth of the flexible paper packaging market.
Technology launches, acquisitions, and R&D activities are key strategies adopted by players in the Flexible Paper Packaging Market. In 2018, the market for Flexible Paper Packaging has been consolidated by the top five players accounting for xx% of the share. Major players in the Flexible Paper Packaging Market are Bemis, Sealed Air Corporation, Amcor, Mondi Group, Sonoco Products Company, Wihuri, Coveris, LockandLock, Huhtamaki, Sabert, Printpack, Visy Proprietary Limited, Tupperware, Silgan, Consolidated Container, Reynolds, PakPlast, LI128AC Packaging, Dart Container, DandW Fine Pack, Genpak, Bryce Corporation, among others.