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Paper Cups Market - Overview

With growing awareness about environmental concerns among major population from all across the globe, an increased trend of using eco-friendly as well as biodegradable products is observed. As a part of this trend, people are seen choosing paper cups over cups manufactured with plastic contents. Considering this consumer shift, different businesses such as quick service restaurants, cafeterias, and other catering service providers are growing the use of paper cups. Besides, the busy lifestyle of major population across the globe is resulting into noteworthy growth in demand for user-friendly products such as paper cups.

Apart from being biodegradable in nature, paper cups are gaining huge traction owing to their availability in a wide range of shapes and sizes. The companies engaged in the paper cups production are growing focus toward making their products more attractive. Thus, they are growing cash inflow toward the research and development activities. Apart from this, several enterprises are increasing interest in expanding their production capabilities and regional presence. This motive is pushing them in indulging into various strategic moves such as collaborations, mergers, acquisitions, and partnerships. All these activities are indicative of the growth of the global paper cups market at substantial pace in the years to follow.

Disposable Paper Cup – Introduction

  • Disposable paper cups are the cups/glasses made of renewable sources such as paper and then lined with wax or liquid to prevent leakage
  • These cups are made of food grade raw materials, which are hygienic in nature. Disposable paper cups are capable of holding hot as well as cold beverages for a long time.
  • Disposable paper cups are widely used across the globe; rapid changes in lifestyle are anticipated to push the usage of these paper cups in the household sector
  • When compared to paper cups made of other material such as plastic, the usage of paper cups hold several inherent advantages, eco-friendliness being one of them.
  • Extensive use of paper cups in catering and events is likely to drive its demand during the forecast period

Benefits of Paper Cups over Other Alternatives to Fuel its Demand in the Global Market

  • Disposable paper cups are biodegradable; thus they are considered more eco-friendly than other disposable paper cups such as the plastic ones
  • Also, plastic paper cups are likely to contaminate its hot containments, whereas paper cups are considered more safe for consumption of hot beverages
  • In addition, paper cups are available in numerous shapes and sizes, and also in customizable designs, and this makes them more attractive in the market
  • These factors are likely to drive the overall market for disposable paper cups

Use of Harmful Chemicals to Manufacture Paper Cups Might Challenge the Market

  • Some manufacturers of disposable paper cups use substantial amount of fluorescent whiting agent to present a whiter look to the cup
  • These whiting agents are capable of mutating the cells, thus having harmful impact on the human body.  
  • Additionally, lack of quality standards might hamper the growth of the market in the near future

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Increasing Use of Organic Components in Paper Cups Manufacturing to Create Demand Opportunities

  • Disposable paper cups manufacturers have been considering the demand for eco-friendly and completely biodegradable disposable paper cups, thus focusing on product innovation and diversification by adopting sustainable manufacturing methods.
  • The opportunity in the market lies amidst the rising demand for biodegradable paper cups from cafeterias, quick service restaurants, and other catering service providers.

Asia Pacific to Hold Leading Share of the Global Disposable Paper Cup Market

  • In terms of geography, the global disposable paper cup market can be divided into five regions: North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and South America
  • Country and sub-region level analysis of North America features the U.S., Canada, and Rest of North America. Analysis and forecast of the disposable paper cup market in Europe includes markets across the U.K., Germany, France, and Rest of Europe. Similarly, Asia Pacific includes India, China, Japan, and Rest of Asia Pacific. Middle East & Africa includes the market analysis and forecast of GCC, South Africa, and Rest of Middle East & Africa. The disposable paper cup market in South America is segmented into Brazil and Rest of South America.
  • Asia Pacific dominated the global market in 2018, attributed to presence of large scale manufacturers and availability of low cost raw materials. In addition, constantly rising population in Asia as well as North America are driving the disposable paper cups market in their respective regions.
  • The market in Asia Pacific is projected to expand at a rapid pace, followed by North America and Europe during the forecast period

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Key Players Operating in the Disposable Paper Cup Market

The global disposable paper cup market is highly competitive, owing to the presence of several global and regional players. Major players are adopting various strategies such as regional expansion and product portfolio expansion to consolidate their position in the market. A few key players operating in the global disposable paper cup market are:

  • Dart Container
  • Huhtamaki
  • Reynolds
  • Koch Industries
  • Graphic Packaging
  • Benders
  • Seda Group
  • Groupo Phoenix
  • AR Packaging

Global Disposable Paper Cup Market: Research Scope

Global Disposable Paper Cup Market, by Type

  • Air Pocket Insulated
  • Poly-coated Paper
  • Wax-coated Paper
  • Others (Post Consumer, Sustainable, etc.)

Global Disposable Paper Cup Market, by End-user

  • Residential
  • Commercial
    • Café & QSR (Quick Service Restaurants
    • Transportation Industry (Airports, Railways Stations, etc.)
    • Event Management
    • Corporate Sector

Global Disposable Paper Cup Market, by Distribution Channel

  • Online
    • E-commerce Portal
    • Company Owned Portal
  • Offline
    • Large Format Stores
    • Specialty Stores

Global Disposable Paper Cup Market, by Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • U.K.
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa
    • GCC
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa
  • South America
    • Brazil
    • Rest of South America

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