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The global food contact paper and board market reached a value of US$ 55.2 Billion in 2021. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to reach US$ 75.5 Billion by 2027, exhibiting a CAGR of 5.4% during 2022-2027. Keeping in mind the uncertainties of COVID-19, we are continuously tracking and evaluating the direct as well as the indirect influence of the pandemic on different use industries. These insights are included in the report as a major market contributor.
Food contact paper and board, or food contact materials (FCMs), refer to the packaging products used during processing, preparation, storing, serving and consumption of edible products. These packaging products are designed for convenient food storage and ease in food serving and disposal, along with protecting the contents from contaminants, such as air, dust, moisture and grease. Corrugated boards, folding cartons, wrapping paper, paper bags and cup stock boards are the most common types of food contact materials available in the market. They are majorly used for packing bakery products, groceries, beverages, ready-to-eat meals and dairy products.
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The growing food and beverage industry represent as one of the key factors driving the growth of the market. Furthermore, the implementation of favorable policies promoting the use of paper-based contact paper and boards as an alternative for plastic and aluminum packaging materials is acting as another growth-inducing factor. Owing to growing environmental consciousness and enhanced focus on the sustainable way of living, consumer preferences are rapidly shifting toward bio-degradable and compostable food packaging products. Additionally, the growing demand for ready-to-eat and packed foods, along with a significant increase in the number of fast-food serving cafes, restaurants and hotels, is also creating a positive outlook for the market growth. With evolving lifestyles and increasing preference for hygienic foods, several brands and companies are opting for food-grade contact papers and boards, which are utilized for safe distribution and transportation of food products. Other factors, including rapid urbanization and extensive research and development (R&D) activities, are projected to drive the market further.
IMARC Group provides an analysis of the key trends in each sub-segment of the global food contact paper and board market, along with forecasts at the global, regional and country level from 2022-2027. Our report has categorized the market based on type, paper weight, product type, application and end-use sector.
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The report has also analysed the competitive landscape of the market with some of the key players being Anchor Packaging Inc., Ball Corporation, Bischof + Klein SE & Co. KG, Georgia-Pacific LLC, Huhtamäki Oyj, Huntsman Corporation, International Paper Company, Intertek Group, Mondi Plc., Nippon Paper Group, Sonoco Products, etc.
|Base Year of the Analysis||2021|
|Segment Coverage||Type, Paper Weight, Product Type, Application, End-Use Sector, Region|
|Region Covered||Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, Latin America, Middle East and Africa|
|Countries Covered||United States, Canada, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Russia, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, Brazil, Mexico|
|Companies Covered||Anchor Packaging Inc., Ball Corporation, Bischof + Klein SE & Co. KG, Georgia-Pacific LLC, Huhtamäki Oyj, Huntsman Corporation, International Paper Company, Intertek Group, Mondi Plc., Nippon Paper Group and Sonoco Products|
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The global food contact paper and board market was valued at US$ 55.2 Billion in 2021.
We expect the global food contact paper and board market to exhibit a CAGR of 5.4% during 2022-
The growing environmental concerns, along with the rising consumer inclination towards bio-
degradable and compostable food packaging products, are currently driving the global food contact
paper and board market.
The sudden outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to the increasing demand for food contact paper
and board, owing to the safe and hygienic distribution of food products to combat the risk of
Based on the type, the global food contact paper and board market can be segregated into non-poly
coated and board and poly coated and board, where non-poly coated and board currently accounts
for the majority of the global market share.
Based on the paper weight, the global food contact paper and board market has been divided into
up to 30 GSM, between 30-50 GSM, and above 50 GSM. Currently, up to 30 GSM paper weight
exhibits a clear dominance in the market.
Based on the product type, the global food contact paper and board market can be categorized into
corrugated and folding cartons, kraft paper, wrapping paper, and others. Among these, kraft paper
holds the majority of the total market share.
Based on the application, the global food contact paper and board market has been segmented into
bakery products, dry groceries, ready meals, non-liquid dairy products, and others. Currently, bakery
products represent the largest market share.
Based on the end-use sector, the global food contact paper and board market can be bifurcated into
hotels and restaurants, bakeries and cafes, fast food joints, cinema halls, and others. Among these,
fast food joints currently account for the majority of the global market share.
On a regional level, the market has been classified into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle
East and Africa, and Latin America, where North America currently dominates the global market.
Some of the major players in the global food contact paper and board market include Anchor
Packaging Inc., Ball Corporation, Bischof + Klein SE & Co. KG, Georgia-Pacific LLC, Huhtamäki Oyj,
Huntsman Corporation, International Paper Company, Intertek Group, Mondi Plc., Nippon Paper
Group, Sonoco Products, etc.
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