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Aug, 09 2023

Ensuring Safety and Hygiene with Specialty Paper in the Healthcare Industry

The specialty paper market analysis reveals the critical role of specialty paper in ensuring safety and hygiene in the healthcare industry. With features such as moisture resistance, antimicrobial coatings, and barrier functionalities, specialty paper is extensively used for medical packaging, disposable products, and sterilization wraps. Its ability to provide a protective layer, prevent contamination, and maintain sterility enhances patient safety and infection control. The specialty paper market continues to thrive as healthcare facilities prioritize safety and hygiene measures, creating opportunities for growth and innovation in the industry.

According to Data Bridge Market Research, the Global Specialty Paper Market is expected to reach a value of USD 78021.11 million by 2029, at a CAGR of 8.2% during the forecast period of 2022 to 2029.

“Stringent government regulations facilitate market growth”

The specialty paper market is driven by stringent government regulations that prohibit the use of plastic bags in both developed and developing economies. Increasing environmental concerns and the need for sustainable packaging solutions have led governments to impose restrictions on the usage of plastic bags. This has created a favorable environment for the specialty paper market to flourish as an alternative packaging material. Specialty paper offers biodegradability, recyclability, and eco-friendliness, making it a preferred choice for packaging applications. The growing adoption of specialty paper as a sustainable packaging solution supports the market's growth and presents significant opportunities for manufacturers in the industry.

What restraints the growth of the global specialty paper market?

“Availability of substitutes”

The specialty paper market faces the restraint of the availability of substitutes. Various alternative materials and technologies, such as digital media, electronic communication, and synthetic materials, pose challenges to the demand for specialty paper. With the increasing digitization of communication and the shift towards electronic platforms, the demand for printed materials, including specialty paper, may decline. Additionally, the development of synthetic materials and packaging alternatives with similar properties and cost-effectiveness further impacts the demand for specialty paper. These substitute options provide customers with alternative choices, creating a challenge for the specialty paper market to maintain its market share and growth.

Segmentation: Global Specialty Paper Market

The specialty paper market is segmented on the basis of product type, raw material, and application.           

  • On the basis of product type, the specialty paper market is segmented into release and labels, décor paper, carbonless paper, printing paper, packaging paper, functional paper, kraft paper, thermal paper, pharmaceutical leaflet paper, filter paper, and others.
  • On the basis of raw material, the specialty paper market is segmented into pulp and functional chemicals.
  • On the basis of application, the specialty paper market is segmented into industrial, building and construction, packaging, label, printing, automotive, food services, electricals, medical application, and others.

Regional Insights: Asia-Pacific dominates the global specialty paper market

Asia-Pacific holds a dominant position in the specialty paper market, mainly due to two factors. Such as consumers in China have a higher level of awareness regarding different packaging materials, including specialty paper and the region benefits from an abundant supply of raw materials required for specialty paper manufacturing. These factors contribute to the market's growth and prominence in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Recent Developments in Global Specialty Paper Market

  • In April 2021, Huhtamaki, a leading manufacturer, emerged as a dominant player in China's carton packaging, certain types of packaging wraps, and paper packaging bags. With its strong presence and expertise in these areas, Huhtamaki positioned itself as a key supplier in the Chinese market, catering to the growing demand for sustainable and reliable packaging solutions.
  • In April 2021, Woolworths, a reputable company, identified Australian Specialty Paper in the regions of Western Australia (WA) and Tasmania. Through its manufacturing units, Woolworths recognized the potential of specialty paper and aimed to leverage it for packaging purposes. This discovery allowed Woolworths to explore locally sourced and eco-friendly options, aligning with its commitment to sustainability and supporting local industries.

The Prominent Key Players Operating in the Global Specialty Paper Market Include:

  • WestRock Company (U.S.)
  • Smurfit Kappa (Ireland)
  • International Paper (U.S.)
  • Inteplast Group (U.S.)
  • Ronpak. (U.S.)
  • El Dorado Packaging (U.S.)
  • Novolex (U.S.)
  • NOVPLASTA CZ, s.r.o (Czechia)
  • PackagingPro (India)
  • CPS Paper Products (U.K.)
  • Bulldog Bag Ltd. (Canada)
  • Burgass Carrier Bags (U.S.)
  • Mondi (U.K.)
  • Thai Showa Paxxs Co., Ltd. (Thailand)
  • CEE R.SCHISLER (France)
  • Conitex Sonoco (U.S.)
  • Paperera de Girona S.A.
  • LC Paper Group (Spain)

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Research Methodology: Global Specialty Paper Market

Data collection and base year analysis are done using data collection modules with large sample sizes. The market data is analyzed and estimated using market statistical and coherent models. In addition, market share analysis and key trend analysis are the major success factors in the market report. The key research methodology used by DBMR research team is data triangulation which involves data mining, analysis of the impact of data variables on the market, and primary (industry expert) validation. Apart from this, data models include Vendor Positioning Grid, Market Time Line Analysis, Market Overview and Guide, Company Positioning Grid, Company Market Share Analysis, Standards of Measurement, global vs Regional and Vendor Share Analysis. Please request analyst call in case of further inquiry.

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