Global recovered paper market: Introduction
Paper has established itself as one of the indispensable materials in the packaging industry. The global push for sustainable packaging has led to a rise in demand for packaging products made of recycled paper. Used paper collected for recycling is termed ‘recovered paper’. The same is used to manufacture products such as containerboard, corrugated boxes, cartons and others. Recovered paper is expected to witness a considerable rise in demand during the next ten years, due to increased adoption and demand for recycled packaging products in the last decade.
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Global recovered paper market: Dynamics
There is a change in buying pattern of consumers as they now prefer online shopping, over brick and mortar stores. Thus, there is increasing demand for packaging products. As corrugated containers and boxes are widely used as packaging products for transportation and shipping products, there is high demand for recovered paper derived from old corrugated containers that can be recycled and reused for the packaging purpose. Rising demand for corrugated containers for packaging is driving the growth of the recovered paper market.
Recovery rate of paper is very high in North America and Europe. However, in developing regions, such as the Asia Pacific and the Middle East & Africa, there is high import of recovered paper region from developed regions. There is high scope of opportunity for paper manufacturers to set up recovered paper plants in these regions.
Global recovered paper market: Segmentation
The global recovered paper market is segmented into product type, paper type and by end use.
On the basis of product type, recovered paper market is segmented into:
- Printing paper
- Corrugated container
On the basis of paper grade, recovered paper market is segmented into:
- Low grade paper
- High grade paper
- White paper
- Brown paper
On the basis of end use, recovered paper market is segmented into:
- Food & beverage industry
- Electrical and electronics industry
- Automobile industry
- Pharmaceuticals industry
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Global recovered paper market: Key players
Some of the key players of global recovered paper market are Smurfit Kappa Group plc. International Paper, American Eagle Paper Mills, Stora Enso, Mondi Group Plc. and others