The Future of Specialty Papers to 2024

In 2019 global consumption of specialty paper grades will reach 25.03 million tonnes, up from 22.45 million in 2014.

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Product type: Market report
Date of publication: 22 Mar 2019
Product format: Digital, Hard Copy

Future growth in these premium product lines is forecast, with the market growing at 2.2% year-on-year to reach 28.02 million tonnes in 2024.

Future profitability in this sector will depend on adapting current portfolios to new demands and identifying key growth products for both established suppliers and commodity paper makers looking to diversify their businesses. This will include new demand for flexible packaging grades, decorative papers and from electrical component applications.

Remaining competitive in this increasingly globalised and congested market will also require leveraging the latest in technical innovations and strategic planning.

Description

Our exclusive content

  • Comprehensive market sizing and forecasts for over 40 specialty paper grades worldwide
  • Analysis of shifting technical and regulatory requirements and their impact on the selection and performance of specialty papers
  • In-depth profiles of leading specialty producers and market entry strategies for commodity paper mills.

What methodology is used?

  • The Future of Specialty Papers to 2024 is the product of an exclusive research programme incorporating multiple proprietary and third-party data resources moderated by Smithers Pira’s in-house team of data analysts and paper industry experts.
  • Market forecasting was further informed by primary research interviews with targeted individuals across the specialty paper industry. This was combined with an extensive secondary research programme, including trade and specialist press, academic journals, company websites, and attendance at technical conferences.
  • All of the secondary and primary information generated in the other stages was reassessed using the Delphi market research technique to deliver the highest possible degree of accuracy.

What will you discover?

  • Historic, current and forecast consumption of 45 grades of specialty paper segmented by geographic region and key national market
  • Analysis of key drivers and critical analyses of nonpaper alternatives in each end-use application
  • Exclusive analysis of the commercial marketplace for specialty papers, including M&A activity, and over 90 company profiles
  • Major regulatory and technical trends that will impact use and performance characteristics of specialty papers.

Who should buy this report?

  • Specialty paper manufacturers
  • Commodity paper mills looking to diversify their portfolios
  • Paper and pulp suppliers
  • Paper buyers and converters
  • Industry consultants, investors, and analysts.

Table of Contents

Executive summary

Introduction and methodology

  • Overview
  • Objectives
  • Scope and definitions
  • Market segmentation
    • Paper grades
    • Geographic coverage
  • Methodology
    • Stage 1: desk research
    • Stage 2: telephone interviews
    • Stage 3: report generation
  • Specialty paper qualities
  • Glossary of terms

The specialty papers industry 2019–14

  • Overview
  • Specialty paper industry landscape
  • Entering the specialty papers market
  • Specialty papers market trends
    • Specialty papers supply chain
    • Regulations and environment
    • Alternative papermaking fibres
    • Direct thermal chemistry
    • Recycling of waste packaging materials
    • New product development activity and market opportunities
    • E-commerce shipments
    • Medical packaging
    • Food packaging and food service ware
  • Disruptive technologies
    • Cellulose filament (CF)
    • Other nanotechnology applications
    • Foam forming

Specialty paper markets, by paper grade 2014–24

  • Overview
  • Décor paper
    • Wallpaper
      • Market size and forecasts
      • Key drivers and trends
      • Competing products
    • Decorative covering paper
      • Market sales and forecasts
      • Key drivers and trends
      • Competing products
  • Flexible packaging paper
    • Metallizing base paper
      • Market sales and forecasts
      • Key drivers and trends
      • Competing products
    • Waxing base paper
      • Market sales and forecasts
      • Key drivers and trends
      • Competing products
    • Laminating base paper
      • Market sales and forecasts
      • Key drivers and trends
      • Competing products
    • Machine-glazed (MG) paper
      • Market sales and forecasts
      • Key drivers and trends
      • Competing products
    • Greaseproof paper
      • Market sales and forecasts
      • Key drivers and trends
      • Competing products
    • Parchment paper
      • Market sales and forecasts
      • Key drivers and trends
      • Competing products
    • Twisting paper
      • Market sales and forecasts
      • Key drivers and trends
      • Competing products
    • C1S packaging paper
      • Market sales and forecasts
      • Key drivers and trends
      • Competing products
  • Printing label paper
    • Specialty uncoated label paper
      • Market sales and forecasts
      • Key drivers and trends
      • Competing products
    • Specialty C1S label paper
      • Market sales and forecasts
      • Key drivers and trends
      • Competing products
    • Other label paper
      • Market sales and forecasts
      • Key drivers and trends
      • Competing products
  • Release liner paper
    • Market sales and forecasts
    • Key drivers and trends
    • Competing products
  • Printing paper
    • Cover latex saturated and nonlatex paper
      • Market sales and forecasts
      • Key drivers and trends
      • Competing products
    • Photographic paper
      • Market sales and forecasts
      • Key drivers and trends
      • Competing products
    • Thermal paper
      • Market sales and forecasts
      • Key drivers and trends
      • Competing products
    • Binders board
      • Market sales and forecasts
      • Key drivers and trends
      • Competing products
    • Fine art paper
      • Market sales and forecasts
      • Key drivers and trends
      • Competing products
    • Opaque lightweight paper
      • Market sales and forecasts
      • Key drivers and trends
      • Competing products
  • Filtration paper
    • Engine/automotive filtration paper
      • Market sales and forecasts
      • Key drivers and trends
      • Competing products
    • Coffee filter paper
      • Market sales and forecasts
      • Key drivers and trends
      • Competing products
    • Tea filter paper
      • Market sales and forecasts
      • Key drivers and trends
      • Competing products
    • Industrial filter paper
      • Market sales and forecasts
      • Key drivers and trends
      • Competing products
    • Laboratory filter paper
      • Market sales and forecasts
      • Key drivers and trends
      • Competing products
  • Electrical paper
    • Insulation paper
      • Market sales and forecasts
      • Key drivers and trends
      • Competing products
    • Battery component paper
      • Market sales and forecasts
      • Key drivers and trends
      • Competing products
    • Cable paper
      • Market sales and forecasts
      • Key drivers and trends
      • Competing products
  • Security paper
    • Currency paper
      • Market sales and forecasts
      • Key drivers and trends
      • Competing products
    • Cheque paper
      • Market sales and forecasts
      • Key drivers and trends
      • Competing products
    • Ticket paper
      • Market sales and forecasts
      • Key drivers and trends
      • Competing products
    • Postage stamp paper
      • Market sales and forecasts
      • Key drivers and trends
      • Competing products
  • Other paper
    • Glassine paper
      • Market sales and forecasts
      • Key drivers and trends
      • Competing products
    • Tracing paper
      • Market sales and forecasts
      • Key drivers and trends
      • Competing products
    • Synthetic paper
      • Market sales and forecasts
      • Key drivers and trends
      • Competing products
    • Cigarette paper
      • Market sales and forecasts
      • Key drivers and trends
      • Competing products
    • Creped decorative paper
      • Market sales and forecasts
      • Key drivers and trends
      • Competing products
    • Gift wrap paper
      • Market sales and forecasts
      • Key drivers and trends
      • Competing products

Specialty paper markets, by geographic region 2014–24

  • Overview
  • Western Europe
    • France
    • Germany
    • Italy
    • Scandinavia
    • Spain
    • UK
    • Other Western Europe
  • Eastern Europe
    • Russia
    • Poland
    • Other Eastern Europe
  • Middle East & Africa
    • Turkey
    • Other Middle East & Africa
  • North America
    • United States
    • Other North America
  • South & Central America
    • Brazil
    • Other South & Central America
  • Asia-Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • Other Asia-Pacific

Major specialty paper companies 2019

  • Overview
  • Enterprises involved in the specialty paper market
  • Selected specialty paper supply chain members
    • Ahlstrom-Munksjö
    • Appvion
    • Arjowiggins
    • Chenming
    • Crown Van Gelder
    • Favini
    • Fedrigoni
    • Glatfelter
    • Hansol
    • James Cropper
    • Mitsubishi HiTec
    • Mondi
    • Neenah
    • Pixelle
    • Twin Rivers
    • Verso 

Tables and Figures

  • Global specialty paper sales by paper grade, by volume 2014–24
  • Global specialty paper sales by region, by volume 2014–24
  • Specialty paper supply chain visualisation
  • Global specialty paper market categories and segments
  • Typical specialty paper sizes
  • Specialty paper market entry desirability Source: Smithers Pira
  • Global specialty paper sales by type, 2014–24 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Décor paper sales by geographic market, 2014–24 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Wallpaper sales by geographic market, 2014–24 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Decorative covering paper sales by geographic market, 2014–24 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Flexible packaging paper sales by geographic market, 2014–24 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Metallizing base paper sales by geographic market, 2014–24 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Waxing base paper sales by geographic market, 2014–24 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Laminating base paper sales by geographic market, 2014–24 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Machine glazed paper sales by geographic market, 2014–24 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Greaseproof paper sales by geographic market, 2014–24 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Parchment paper sales by geographic market, 2014–24 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Twisting paper sales by geographic market, 2014–24 (‘000 tonnes)
  • C1S packaging paper sales by geographic market, 2014–24 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Printing label paper sales by geographic market, 2014–24 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Specialty uncoated label paper sales by geographic market, 2014–24 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Specialty C1S label paper sales by geographic market, 2014–24 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Other printing label paper sales by geographic market, 2014–24 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Release liner paper sales by geographic market, 2014–24 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Printing paper sales by geographic market, 2014–24 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Cover latex saturated and nonlatex paper sales by geographic market, 2014–24 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Photographic paper sales by geographic market, 2014–24 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Thermal paper sales by geographic market, 2014–24 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Binders board sales by geographic market, 2014–24 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Fine art paper sales by geographic market, 2014–24 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Opaque lightweight paper sales by geographic market, 2014–24 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Filtration paper sales by geographic market, 2014–24 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Engine/automotive filtration paper sales by geographic market, 2014–24 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Coffee filter paper sales by geographic market, 2014–24 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Tea filter paper sales by geographic market, 2014–24 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Industrial filter paper sales by geographic market, 2014–24 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Laboratory filter paper sales by geographic market, 2014–24 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Electrical paper sales by geographic market, 2014–24 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Insulation paper sales by geographic market, 2014–24 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Battery component paper sales by geographic market, 2014–24 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Cable paper sales by geographic market, 2014–24 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Security paper sales by geographic market, 2014–24 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Currency paper sales by geographic market, 2014–24 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Cheque paper sales by geographic market, 2014–24 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Ticket paper sales by geographic market, 2014–24 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Postage stamp paper sales by geographic market, 2014–24 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Other paper sales by geographic market, 2014–24 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Glassine sales by geographic market, 2014–24 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Tracing paper sales by geographic market, 2014–24 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Synthetic paper sales by geographic market, 2014–24 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Cigarette paper sales by geographic market, 2014–24 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Creped decorative paper sales by geographic market, 2014–24 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Gift wrap paper sales by geographic market, 2014–24 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Global specialty paper sales by geography in 2019
  • Global specialty paper sales by geographic market, 2014–24 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Western Europe: specialty paper sales by type, 2014–24 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Germany: specialty paper sales by type, 2014–24 (‘000 tonnes)
  • France: specialty paper sales by type, 2014–24 (‘000 tonnes)
  • UK: specialty paper sales by type, 2014–24 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Italy: specialty paper sales by type, 2014–24 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Spain: specialty paper sales by type, 2014–24 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Scandinavia: specialty paper sales by type, 2014–24 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Other Western Europe: specialty paper sales by type, 2014–24 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Eastern Europe: specialty paper sales by type, 2014–24 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Russia: specialty paper sales by type, 2014–24 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Poland: specialty paper sales by type, 2014–24 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Other Eastern Europe: specialty paper sales by type, 2014–24 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Middle East & Africa: specialty paper sales by type, 2014–24 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Turkey: specialty paper sales by type, 2014–24 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Other Middle East & Africa: specialty paper sales by type, 2014–24 (‘000 tonnes)
  • North America: specialty paper sales by type, 2014–24 (‘000 tonnes)
  • US: specialty paper sales by type, 2014–24 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Other North America: specialty paper sales by type, 2014–24 (‘000 tonnes)
  • South & Central America: specialty paper sales by type, 2014–24 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Brazil: specialty paper sales by type, 2014–24 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Other South & Central America: specialty paper sales by type, 2014–24 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Asia-Pacific: specialty paper sales by type, 2014–24 (‘000 tonnes)
  • China: specialty paper sales by type, 2014–24 (‘000 tonnes)
  • India: specialty paper sales by type, 2014–24 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Japan: specialty paper sales by type, 2014–24 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Other Asia-Pacific: specialty paper sales by type, 2014–24 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Key specialty paper suppliers summary