Paper cups and plates are temperature resistant, odourless, easy to use and are presently available in different sizes and shapes. Since they are disposable, paper cups and plates are widely used across the globe for consuming foods and beverages on the go, such as coffee, tea, soft drinks, noodles, sweet corn, etc. The well-established food service sector has led the United States to represent one of the largest market for paper cups and paper plates worldwide. According to the latest report by IMARC Group, “US Paper Cups and Paper Plates Market: Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2018-2023”, the US paper cups and paper plates market reached a value of US$ 20.5 Billion in 2017.
Paper cups are often covered with plastic resin to increase their durability, make them liquid resistant and prevent them from soaking the moisture and becoming soggy. Owing to this, they are extensively used to dispense beverages such as tea, coffee, soup, etc. Moreover, paper disposables such as cups and plates do not require cleaning, and therefore can be discarded easily after use. As a result of growing urbanization, hectic lifestyle and surging income levels, consumer prefer to use disposables instead of reusable utensils to save time and effort, thereby encouraging the growth of the paper cups and paper plates market. Further, plastic and foam disposables cause environmental damage, thus governments across the world are supporting the use of paper cups and plates. According to the report, the market is expected to reach a value of US$ 21.7 Billion by 2023, growing at a CAGR of more than 0.8% during 2018-2023.
The report has segregated the market on the basis of product type covering paper cups and plates. Among these, paper cups account for the majority of the total share. The paper cup segment has further been segmented into hot paper cups and cold paper cups, and single wall paper cups and double wall paper cups. Whereas, the paper plate segment has been divided into heavy-duty paper plates and medium-duty paper plates. An analysis of the competitive landscape provides the details of the key players operative in the market. Some of the major players are International Paper, Dart, Dixie, Hefty and Huhtamaki.
This report provides a deep insight into the US paper cups and paper plates industry covering all its essential aspects. This ranges from macro overview of the market to micro details of the industry performance, recent trends, key market drivers and challenges, SWOT analysis, Porter’s five forces analysis, value chain analysis, etc. The report also provides a comprehensive analysis for setting up a paper cups manufacturing plant. The study analyses the processing and manufacturing requirements, project cost, project funding, project economics, expected returns on investment, profit margins, etc. This report is a must-read for entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, consultants, business strategists, and all those who have any kind of stake or are planning to foray into the paper cups and paper plates industry in any manner.
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