Coated Paper Market| Industry Shares, Opportunities, Development Status, Key Findings and Growth Forecast to 2025

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Coated Paper Market Scenario

Market Research Future (MRFR) asserts the global coated paper market is anticipated to USD 51.2 billion with a CAGR of 4.3% during the forecast period (2016-2022). The accelerating usage of paper in the packaging industry favors the market growth to a great extent. When a paper is coated with a compound or polymer to offer qualities to the paper such as condensed ink absorbency, weight, smoothness, or surface gloss, it is referred to as coated paper. Either matte finish or glossy, coated paper is used for several applications such as magazines, printing, photo prints, book covers, art books, advertising materials, and catalogs.

Coated Paper Market Potential and Pitfalls

Coated paper is extensively used as it is resistant to wear, dirt, and tear. They are customized by adding textures depending upon the quality required by several end-user industries such as printing, packaging, and labeling. With the ban on plastics regarding packaging, there has been a shifting trend towards degradable and bio-based packaging which needs to be used for flexible packaging of food and beverages, medical products, industrial goods, and consumer goods. With the mounting popularity of home delivery systems and e-commerce, the market is estimated to flourish throughout the estimated period. Coated papers are highly adopted as they provide a variety of textures along with finishing qualities, thereby offering several packaging options. The mounting demand for flexible packaging in the food and beverages sector is further propelling the market growth to a great extent. Coated papers also offer high-quality pictures as compared to conventional papers. This is considered to boost its application in camera and imaging products sector.

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In contrast, with the reduction in the supply of raw materials, the global coated market is adversely affected. There has been a decline in the plantation of pulp across the world which has led to the shutdown of pulp manufacturing companies. The high capital and resource requirement coupled with the strong workforce required for the production coated papers can be considered as top barriers to the growth of the market. Recycling of coated paper is a difficult task, consumes time, and require careful separation of the coating material from the paper beneath the surface. Therefore, cost-effective and high-performance alternatives like uncoated paper and plastics are gaining prominence. Such factors are disrupting the market growth to a large extent.

Global Coated Paper Market: Segmental Analysis

The global coated paper market has been segmented on the basis of raw materials, product types, and by applications.

By mode of raw materials, the global coated paper market has been segmented into precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC), ground calcium carbonate (GCC), kaolin clay, and others. Among these, the PCC material is extensively used in customized products as the distribution area, particle size, and the surface chemistry can be molded as per customer specifications.

By mode of product type, the global coated paper market has been segmented into coated fine, standard coated fine, low coat weight, and coated groundwood. As per volume and value, coated fine paper occupies the largest market share and is extensively used in advertising materials and art paper owing to easy calendaring of the contents.

By mode of application, the global coated paper market has been segmented into printing, labeling, and packaging. Among these, the printing segment is considered to occupy the largest market share owing to its increasing demand in print advertising.

Regional Insights

Geographically, the coated paper market span across regions namely, Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and the Rest-of-the-World (RoW).

Among all the regions, the Asia Pacific region is considered as the largest consumer of coated paper, both in terms of volume and value. Economies such as India and China are expected to boost product demand due to the high availability of raw materials, technological advancements, and expansion of the application industries.

The North American region is estimated to exhibit a significant growth rate and is anticipated to retain its dominance as the U.S. is predicted to occupy the largest market share in this region. The companies are embracing several strategies like acquisitions, new product launches, and joint venture and partnerships in order to augment their market share. Such factors are expected to favor the market growth in this region.

The European region is considered occupy the second-largest share due to high utilization of bio-based paper in place of polymer-based product in consumer goods and food and beverage sector.


Competitive Dashboard

The prominent players operating the global coated paper market are Imerys S.A., Asia Pulp & Paper Co. Limited, UPM-Kymmene Corp, Verso Corporation, Stora Enso Oyj, Nippon, Penford Corporation, Sappi Ltd, Arjowiggins SAS, Burgo Group S.p.A., and others.

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