Corrugated and Paperboard Boxes: A Global Strategic Business Report
San Jose, CA (Vocus) May 27, 2010
Globally, almost all types of consumer products ranging from computers to processed foods are marketed in cardboard or paperboard boxes. Over the years, the Corrugated and Paperboard Boxes market has undergone a major change in terms of production and consumption patterns across the geographic landscape. Growing income levels, and expanding middle class segment is expected to boost consumption of packaged consumer goods such as beverages, processed foods, and personal care products, thereby enhancing the consumption of corrugated boxes. Further, the development of advanced small flutes and superior quality graphic board are anticipated to foster penetration of corrugated boxes in the conventional folding cartons market, particularly in developed regions of the world. Another factor driving the demand is the increasing consumer preference for Internet-based shopping.
Asia-Pacific, Europe, and the United States dominate the global market for corrugated and paperboard boxes with over 74% share of value sales, as stated by the new market research report on Corrugated and Paperboard Boxes market. In developed and well-established markets such as the US, Japan and Western Europe, corrugated boxes have assumed a commodity status, thereby limiting potential growth opportunities in the markets. As a result, in developed markets such as North America, the trend is towards multiple packaging materials, advanced packaging with superior graphics, and contract packaging. Additionally, manufacturers are also focusing on corrugated packaging concepts that assist in lowering supply chain costs.
Corrugated & Solid Fiber Boxes represents the largest and fastest growing product segment in the global Corrugated and Paperboard Boxes market. Growth in the segment is attributed primarily to its position as the preferred container format for shipping purposes, across all manufacturing sectors. The US is the largest producer of corrugated and solid fiber boxes. The boxes are widely used for transportation of durable and non-durable products, and hold an edge due to the absence of any significant alternative shipping approach.
The market for folding paperboard boxes faces stiff competition from the alternative packaging sector, which includes clamshells, stand-up pouches, flexible film and blister packs, among others, across several markets. Folding paperboard boxes segment is expected to benefit from the advancements in the field of graphics and printing (combination-inline printing), as well as its eco-friendly nature, compared to plastic packaging. The Asia-Pacific market for folding paperboard boxes is projected to reach US$14.7 billion by 2015.
The global market for corrugated boxes is characterized by high degree of fragmentation, with International Paper Company, Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation, and Smurfit Kappa Group plc emerging as the market leaders. Other major players profiled in the report include Amcor Ltd., DS Smith Plc, Georgia-Pacific Corporation, Graphic Packaging Holding Company, Klabin SA, MeadWestvaco Corporation, Mondi Group plc, Nippon Paper Group Inc., Oji Paper Co., Ltd., Packaging Corporation of America, Rengo Co., Ltd., Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget, SAICA, and Temple-Inland Inc. among others
The report titled “Corrugated and Paperboard Boxes: A Global Strategic Business Report” announced by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., provides a comprehensive review of market trends, competitive scenario, product introductions/innovations, and recent industry activity. The study analyzes market data and analytics in terms of value sales for regions including The United States, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Rest of World.
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