Laminated Papers Procurement Category Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld

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Low market share concentration among suppliers and a large availability of substitutes are the key reasons for favorable buying conditions in the laminated papers market. To help procurement professionals make better buying decisions faster, business intelligence firm IBISWorld has added a report on the procurement of laminated papers to its growing collection of procurement category market research reports.

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Price growth is expected to accelerate slightly due to increased industrial production and rising input prices for paper; however, a significant price increase will be mitigated by reduced print advertising expenditure.

Buyers in the laminated paper market have a relatively high level of purchasing power in the negotiation process, indicated by a score of 4.3 on a scale of 1 to 5. Low market share concentration among suppliers, coupled with a large availability of substitutes are the key reasons for favorable buying conditions. “The commoditized nature of laminated paper contributes to low levels of product specialization, with most technologies and techniques standard across the board,” says IBISWorld procurement analyst Hayk Muradyan. “Consequently, there is a wide range of suppliers capable of satisfying specific buyer requirements.” Furthermore, there are low monetary costs for buyers to switch suppliers, contributing to a greater level of purchasing power on the part of buyers.

Slow price growth and minimal volatility has also contributed to a positive laminated papers market for buyers. Although major prices of inputs such as paper and resin have increased steadily, price growth has been limited over the past three years as suppliers have invested in more cost-effective production processes to mitigate price increases. “This trend has been prompted by declining downstream demand from key buyers in the printing and advertising, labeling and publishing industries,” adds Muradyan.

The laminated paper market exhibits a low level of market share concentration, with the top four companies, including Bemis Company Inc. and NewPage Corporation, accounting for a low share of total revenue. Market fragmentation for manufacturing companies is primarily due to moderate capital requirements for entering the market. This has resulted in low barriers to entry, enabling new businesses to start by obtaining small or moderate loans to finance laminating machinery and facilities.

Despite expected price increases over the next three years due to rising input paper prices, price growth will be minimal. Buyers should expect a moderate degree of price volatility over the next three years, mainly due to an accelerated rebound rate of industrial production and consumer spending. Buyers can respond to future price increases and volatility levels by seeking to arrange long term contractual arrangements at current prices. In addition, with the large number of suppliers offering this commoditized product, buyers can obtain favorable contractual agreements through bulk purchases of laminated paper at lower per unit costs. For more information, visit IBISWorld’s Laminated Papers procurement category market research report page.

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This report is intended to help buyers of laminated papers, which generally serves as packaging material, but can also be used for advertising, printing, labeling and publishing purposes. Types of paper include laminated aluminum foil, as well as paper and paperboard laminated with materials such as film, plastic or other paper products. This product group excludes coated paper, such as photography paper, waxed paper, satin paper and latex-treated coated paper. Suppliers of laminated paper include paper mills, converted paper manufacturers, paper wholesalers and office stationery retailers.

Executive Summary
Pricing Environment
Price Fundamentals
Benchmark Price
Pricing Model
Price Drivers
Recent Price Trend
Price Forecast
Product Characteristics
Product Life Cycle
Total Cost of Ownership
Product Specialization
Substitute Goods
Quality Control
Supply Chain & Vendors
Supply Chain Dynamics
Supply Chain Risk
Competitive Environment
Market Share Concentration
Vendor Financial Benchmarks
Switching Costs
Purchasing Process
Buying Basics
Buying Lead Time
Selection Process
Key RFP Elements
Negotiation Questions
Buyer Power Factors
Key Statistics

About IBISWorld Inc.
IBISWorld is one of the world's leading publishers of business intelligence, specializing in Industry research and Procurement research. Since 1971, IBISWorld has provided thoroughly researched, accurate and current business information. With an extensive online portfolio, valued for its depth and scope, IBISWorld’s procurement research reports equip clients with the insight necessary to make better purchasing decisions, faster. Headquartered in Los Angeles, IBISWorld Procurement serves a range of business, professional service and government organizations through more than 10 locations worldwide. For more information, visit or call 1-800-330-3772.

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