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Global Specialty Paper Market: By Type: Label and Release Papers, Printing Papers, Flexible Packaging Papers, Rolling Papers, Décor Papers, Banknotes and Security Papers; By Raw Material, By Application, Regional Analysis; Historical Market and Forecast (2015-2025); Market Dynamics, Competitive Landscape; Industry Events and Developments

Global Specialty Paper Market Outlook

The global specialty paper market size reached a volume of 32.5 million metric tons in the year 2019. The industry is further expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.5% between 2020 and 2025 to reach a volume of 44.8 million metric tons by 2025.

The global specialty paper market is driven by the flourishing food and beverage industry globally. The Asia Pacific is the leading regional market for the product, invigorated by the changing lifestyle and inflating disposable income levels in the region. The industry is further aided by the rising sales of on-the-go food products, which is positively influencing the market growth of specialty paper.

 

Properties and Applications

Specialty paper is referred to as a special grade of paper which has specific properties and characteristics, designed for special uses such as printing currency notes, water filtration, packing beverages, and others. For instance, thermal paper has a coating over it, which ensures a clear and high-definition image when exposed to heat. Due to its properties, specialty paper finds applications in various industries like healthcare, packaging and labelling, construction, retail, and laundry care.

The specialty paper market is segmented on the basis of type into:

  • Label and Release 
  • Printing 
  • Flexible Packaging 
  • Rolling 
  • Décor 
  • Banknotes and Security 
  • Others

Among all of these, label and release papers account for the majority of the global market share of specialty paper.

On the basis of raw material, the industry is categorised into:

  • Pulp
  • Fillers and Binders
  • Additives
  • Coatings
  • Others

At present, pulp exhibits the most common raw material.

On the basis of application, the industry is divided into:

  • Packaging and Labelling
  • Printing and Writing
  • Industrial Use
  • Building and Construction
  • Food Service
  • Others

Out of these, packaging and labelling dominates the market share. 

The report also covers the regional markets of the product like North America, Europe, the Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa.

 

Market Analysis

The global specialty paper market is driven by the increasing demand for the product as a packaging material due to its enhanced moisture retention, hygiene, and pH levels, in several sectors such as lifestyle, food and beverage, and cosmetics. Moreover, the inflating disposable incomes have boosted the demand for high-quality packaging material, thereby providing impetus to the specialty paper market growth. 

The industry is further aided by the busy lifestyles of the population, which has increased the consumption rate of instant tea premix sachets, made of specialty paper. In addition to this, specialty paper is also used in the production of masking tapes that are used to mask off doorframes and walls. The market is spurred by the growing construction industry, particularly in the emerging economies, which has provided an impetus to the demand for masking tape.

 

Competitive Landscape

The report gives a detailed analysis of the following key players in the global specialty paper market, covering their competitive landscape, capacity, and latest developments like mergers, acquisitions, and investments, expansions of capacity, and plant turnarounds:

  • International Paper Company
  • Stora Enso Oyj
  • Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd.
  • Mondi plc
  • Sappi Limited
  • ITC Limited
  • Domtar Corporation
  • Others

The comprehensive EMR report provides an in-depth assessment of the industry based on the Porter's five forces model along with giving a SWOT analysis.

1    Preface
2    Report Coverage – Key Segmentation and Scope
3    Report Description

    3.1    Market Definition and Outlook
    3.2    Properties and Applications
    3.3    Market Analysis
    3.4    Key Players
4    Key Assumptions
5    Executive Summary

    5.1    Overview
    5.2    Key Drivers
    5.3    Key Developments
    5.4    Competitive Structure
    5.5    Key Industrial Trends
6    Snapshot
    6.1    Global
    6.2    Regional
7    Industry Opportunities and Challenges
8    Global Specialty Paper Market Analysis

    8.1    Key Industry Highlights
    8.2    Global Specialty Paper Historical Market (2015-2019) 
    8.3    Global Specialty Paper Market Forecast (2020-2025)
    8.4    Global Specialty Paper Market by Type
        8.4.1    Label and Release Papers
            8.4.1.1    Market Share
            8.4.1.2    Historical Trend
            8.4.1.3    Forecast Trend
        8.4.2    Printing Papers
            8.4.2.1    Market Share
            8.4.2.2    Historical Trend
            8.4.2.3    Forecast Trend
        8.4.3    Flexible Packaging Papers
            8.4.3.1    Market Share
            8.4.3.2    Historical Trend
            8.4.3.3    Forecast Trend
        8.4.4    Rolling Papers
            8.4.4.1    Market Share
            8.4.4.2    Historical Trend
            8.4.4.3    Forecast Trend
        8.4.5    Décor Papers
            8.4.5.1    Market Share
            8.4.5.2    Historical Trend
            8.4.5.3    Forecast Trend
        8.4.6    Banknotes and Security Papers 
            8.4.6.1    Market Share
            8.4.6.2    Historical Trend
            8.4.6.3    Forecast Trend
        8.4.7    Others
    8.5    Global Specialty Paper Market by Raw Material
        8.5.1    Pulp
            8.5.1.1    Market Share
            8.5.1.2    Historical Trend
            8.5.1.3    Forecast Trend
        8.5.2    Fillers & Binders
            8.5.2.1    Market Share
            8.5.2.2    Historical Trend
            8.5.2.3    Forecast Trend
        8.5.3    Additives
            8.5.3.1    Market Share
            8.5.3.2    Historical Trend
            8.5.3.3    Forecast Trend
        8.5.4    Coatings
            8.5.4.1    Market Share
            8.5.4.2    Historical Trend
            8.5.4.3    Forecast Trend
        8.5.5    Others
    8.6    Global Specialty Paper Market by Application
        8.6.1    Packaging and Labelling
            8.6.1.1    Market Share
            8.6.1.2    Historical Trend
            8.6.1.3    Forecast Trend
        8.6.2    Printing and Writing
            8.6.2.1    Market Share
            8.6.2.2    Historical Trend
            8.6.2.3    Forecast Trend
        8.6.3    Industrial Use
            8.6.3.1    Market Share
            8.6.3.2    Historical Trend
            8.6.3.3    Forecast Trend
        8.6.4    Building and Construction
            8.6.4.1    Market Share
            8.6.4.2    Historical Trend
            8.6.4.3    Forecast Trend
        8.6.5    Food Service
            8.6.5.1    Market Share
            8.6.5.2    Historical Trend
            8.6.5.3    Forecast Trend
        8.6.6    Others
    8.7    Global Specialty Paper Market by Region
        8.7.1    Market Share
            8.7.1.1    North America
            8.7.1.2    Europe
            8.7.1.3    Asia Pacific
            8.7.1.4    Latin America
            8.7.1.5    Middle East and Africa
9    Regional Analysis
    9.1    North America
        9.1.1    Historical Trend (2015-2019)
        9.1.2    Forecast Trend (2020-2025)
        9.1.3    Breakup by Country
            9.1.3.1    United States of America 
            9.1.3.2    Canada
    9.2    Europe
        9.2.1    Historical Trend (2015-2019)
        9.2.2    Forecast Trend (2020-2025)
        9.2.3    Breakup by Country
            9.2.3.1    United Kingdom
            9.2.3.2    Germany
            9.2.3.3    France
            9.2.3.4    Italy
            9.2.3.5    Others
    9.3    Asia Pacific
        9.3.1    Historical Market (2015-2019)
        9.3.2    Market Forecast (2020-2025)
        9.3.3    Breakup by Country
            9.3.3.1    China
            9.3.3.2    Japan
            9.3.3.3    India
            9.3.3.4    ASEAN
            9.3.3.5    Australia
            9.3.3.6    Others
    9.4    Latin America
        9.4.1    Historical Trend (2015-2019)
        9.4.2    Forecast Trend (2020-2025)
        9.4.3    Breakup by Country
            9.4.3.1    Brazil
            9.4.3.2    Argentina
            9.4.3.3    Mexico
            9.4.3.4    Others
    9.5    Middle East and Africa
        9.5.1    Historical Trend (2015-2019)
        9.5.2    Forecast Trend (2020-2025)
        9.5.3    Breakup by Country
            9.5.3.1    Saudi Arabia
            9.5.3.2    United Arab Emirates
            9.5.3.3    Nigeria
            9.5.3.4    South Africa
            9.5.3.5    Others
10    Market Dynamics
    10.1    SWOT Analysis
        10.1.1    Strengths
        10.1.2    Weaknesses
        10.1.3    Opportunities
        10.1.4    Threats
    10.2    Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
        10.2.1    Supplier’s Power
        10.2.2    Buyers Power
        10.2.3    Threat of New Entrants
        10.2.4    Degree of Rivalry
        10.2.5    Threat of Substitutes
    10.3    EMR’s Key Indicators for Demand
    10.4    EMR’s Key Indicators for Price
11    Value Chain Analysis
12    Price Analysis
13    Manufacturing Process

    13.1     Detailed Process Flow
    13.2     Operations Involved
    13.3     Mass Balance
14    Competitive Landscape
    14.1    Market Structure
    14.2    Key Players’ Market Share
    14.3    Company Profiles
        14.3.1    International Paper Company
            14.3.1.1    Company Overview
            14.3.1.2    Product Portfolio
            14.3.1.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            14.3.1.4    Financial Summary
            14.3.1.5    Certifications
        14.3.2    Stora Enso Oyj
            14.3.2.1    Company Overview
            14.3.2.2    Product Portfolio
            14.3.2.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            14.3.2.4    Financial Summary
            14.3.2.5    Certifications
        14.3.3    Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd.
            14.3.3.1    Company Overview
            14.3.3.2    Product Portfolio
            14.3.3.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            14.3.3.4    Financial Summary
            14.3.3.5    Certifications
        14.3.4    Mondi plc
            14.3.4.1    Company Overview
            14.3.4.2    Product Portfolio
            14.3.4.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            14.3.4.4    Financial Summary
            14.3.4.5    Certifications
        14.3.5    Sappi Limited
            14.3.5.1    Company Overview
            14.3.5.2    Product Portfolio
            14.3.5.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            14.3.5.4    Financial Summary
            14.3.5.5    Certifications
        14.3.6    ITC Limited
            14.3.6.1    Company Overview
            14.3.6.2    Product Portfolio
            14.3.6.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            14.3.6.4    Financial Summary
            14.3.6.5    Certifications
        14.3.7    Domtar Corporation
            14.3.7.1    Company Overview
            14.3.7.2    Product Portfolio
            14.3.7.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            14.3.7.4    Financial Summary
            14.3.7.5    Certifications
        14.3.8    Others
15    Industry Events and Developments


List of Figures and Tables

1.    Global Specialty Paper Market: Key Industry Highlights, 2015 and 2025
2.    Global Specialty Paper Historical Market: Breakup by Type (Million Metric Tons), 2015-2019
3.    Global Specialty Paper Market Forecast: Breakup by Type (Million Metric Tons), 2020-2025
4.    Global Specialty Paper Historical Market: Breakup by Raw Material (Million Metric Tons), 2015-2019
5.    Global Specialty Paper Market Forecast: Breakup by Raw Material (Million Metric Tons), 2020-2025
6.    Global Specialty Paper Historical Market: Breakup by Application (Million Metric Tons), 2015-2019
7.    Global Specialty Paper Market Forecast: Breakup by Application (Million Metric Tons), 2020-2025
8.    Global Specialty Paper Historical Market: Breakup by Region (Million Metric Tons), 2015-2019
9.    Global Specialty Paper Market Forecast: Breakup by Region (Million Metric Tons), 2020-2025
10.    North America Specialty Paper Historical Market: Breakup by Country (Million Metric Tons), 2015-2019
11.    North America Specialty Paper Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (Million Metric Tons), 2020-2025
12.    Europe Specialty Paper Historical Market: Breakup by Country (Million Metric Tons), 2015-2019
13.    Europe Specialty Paper Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (Million Metric Tons), 2020-2025
14.    Asia Pacific Specialty Paper Historical Market: Breakup by Country (Million Metric Tons), 2015-2019
15.    Asia Pacific Specialty Paper Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (Million Metric Tons), 2020-2025
16.    Latin America Specialty Paper Historical Market: Breakup by Country (Million Metric Tons), 2015-2019
17.    Latin America Specialty Paper Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (Million Metric Tons), 2020-2025
18.    Middle East and Africa Specialty Paper Historical Market: Breakup by Country (Million Metric Tons), 2015-2019
19.    Middle East and Africa Specialty Paper Forecast: Breakup by Country (Million Metric Tons), 2020-2025
20.    Global Specialty Paper Market Structure

Key Questions Answered in the Report

The global specialty paper market reached a volume of 32.5 million metric tons in 2019. 

The market is projected to grow at a CAGR of nearly 5.5% in the forecast period of 2020-2025.

The market is estimated to reach a value of about a volume of 44.8 million metric tons by 2025.

The major drivers of the industry include the rising disposable incomes, increasing population, growing construction industry, rising demand for the product as a packaging material, and growing consumption rate of instant tea premix sachets among the consumers due to the hectic lifestyles.

The increasing sales of on-the-go food products is expected to be a key trend guiding the growth of the industry.

North America, Europe, the Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa are the leading regions in the market, with the Asia Pacific accounting for the largest market share.

Label and release papers are the dominant types of the product in the market. 

Pulp is the leading raw material of the product in the industry. 

The packaging and labelling segment accounts for the largest market share, among other application segments in the industry.

The leading players in the market are International Paper Company, Stora Enso Oyj, Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd., Mondi plc, Sappi Limited, ITC Limited, and Domtar Corporation, among others.

Analyst Review

The global specialty paper market attained a volume of 32.5 million metric tons in 2019, driven by the growth in the demand from the packaging industry. Aided by the rising sales of on-the-go food products, the industry is expected to witness a further growth in the forecast period of 2020-2025, growing at a CAGR of 5.5%. The industry is projected to reach a volume of 44.8 million metric tons by 2025.

EMR’s meticulous research methodology delves deep into the industry, covering the macro and micro aspects of the industry. Based on its types, the global specialty paper market can be segmented into label and release, printing, flexible packaging, rolling, décor, and banknotes and security, among others with label and release papers accounting for the largest market share. By raw material, the pulp segment leads the industry. On the basis of application, the packaging and labelling segment accounts for the largest share in the global industry. The major regional markets for the product are North America, Europe, the Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa, with the Asia Pacific accounting for the largest share of the market. The key players in the above industry include International Paper Company, Stora Enso Oyj, Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd., Mondi plc, Sappi Limited, ITC Limited, and Domtar Corporation, among others. 

EMR’s research methodology uses a combination of cutting-edge analytical tools and the expertise of their highly accomplished team, thus, providing their customers with market insights that are accurate, actionable, and help them remain ahead of their competition.  

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