Barrier Paper Market Expects To Touch US$ 4.5 Billion By 2032


According to the most recent barrier paper study from FactMR, the global market will be worth US$ 2.8 billion in 2022 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.6% from 2022 to 2032.

Several food industry businesses are currently exploring more creative ways to preserve food quality for a longer period of time before it is consumed by consumers. Both primary packaging, like wraps, and secondary packaging, such as pouches, sachets, etc. are involved in this. Food producers are increasingly seeking for paper-based alternatives to plastic that are both consumer- and environmentally-friendly.

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The market for barrier paper is mostly driven by government measures to decrease the use of single-use plastic, which extends beyond food packaging to include the packaging of cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. Barrier paper demand is anticipated to grow gradually around the world and reach US$ 4.5 billion by 2032.

Which Market Factors are Driving Demand for Barrier Paper?

“Steadily Rising Demand for Small Size Ready-to-eat Food Packets”

Barrier-coated paper small-size packets offer a choice for packing that is both light and portable. Barrier-coated paper created from biomaterials is also biodegradable, which helps to lessen issues with packaging trash disposal.

desire for the market will be driven by the desire for biodegradable packaging materials such as barrier-coated paper for small-size packs. Pre-packaged foods for all meal times, including breakfast, lunch, and supper, will increasingly become more necessary as consumers’ fast-paced lifestyles get busier.

Consumer appetite for single-serve portion packaging has grown in recent years. Small portion packs can now be produced by paper packaging companies thanks to mobile lifestyles. Paper portion packs frequently use barrier-coated paper because of its capacity to offer a water and gas barrier.

Key Segments Covered in the Barrier Paper Industry Survey

  • By Printing Method :
    • Flexo
    • Offset
    • Rotogravure
  • By Thickness (ISO 534) :
    • 0 to 50 µm
    • 51 to 75 µm
    • 75 to 100 µm
  • By Coating Type :
    • Coated
      • Both Sided Coated
      • One Side Coated
    • Uncoated
  • By Application :
    • Bags
    • Laminates
    • Pouches
    • Sachets
    • Sacks
    • Wraps
    • Others
  • By GSM :
    • <40
    • 40-80
    • >80
  • By End Use :
    • Food & Beverages
      • Primary Packaging
        • Fresh Produce
        • Frozen Food
        • Dry Food
        • Others
      • Secondary Packaging
    • Personal Care & Cosmetics Packaging
    • Pharma Packaging
    • Decorative Items
    • Others

Market Development

The strategy for barrier paper manufacturers has been to set up manufacturing facilities in high-potential and low-cost locations and invest in the research and development of innovative and customized products, made specifically to fulfill the demand of customers.

To deliver innovative goods that are suited to the unique needs of end users and are sustainable, manufacturers should improve their manufacturing capacity. Additionally, industry participants should continue to prioritize working with end users as this will help them understand consumer needs and enable them to create solutions that are tailored to specific applications and markets across the world.

Country-Wise Analysis

What Makes the U.S. a Prominent Demand Generator for Barrier Paper?

Connecticut, California, Delaware, Maine, Hawaii, New York, and Oregon are the seven U.S. states that have outright outlawed the use of single-use plastics, and more are likely to follow. Furthermore, due to the negative health implications associated with plastic, most Americans do not enjoy it.

Comparatively to other regions, American nations, especially the U.S., are more popular with consumers for ready-to-eat food packages. In the U.S. market, packaging for sweets is likewise in higher demand.

Barrier paper is in high demand in the United States due to a variety of factors, including the fact that it is completely devoid of chemicals like fluorocarbon and plastic films.

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Key players in the Barrier Paper Market

  • Mitsubishi Hitec Paper
  • UPM speciality paper
  • Pudumjee
  • Mondi group
  • AR Packaging
  • Koehler paper
  • Nine Dragons Paper Holdings
  • Toppan

Key Takeaways from Barrier Paper Market Study

  • By application method, wraps hold the largest market share of 27.5% in 2022.
  • By thickness, demand for 0 to 50 µm barrier paper is projected to increase at a CAGR of 5.2% through 2032.
  • Among end uses, the food and beverage sector dominates with a 46.2% market share.
  • North America holds 29.4% share of the global barrier paper market and is forecasted to reach US$ 1.2 billion by 2032.

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