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Food contact paper and board are being use in the food industry in a wide range of applications such as manufacturing, processing, preparing, treating and packaging. There are few applications where close contact is involved, such as dip tea bags and filter papers, while direct contact packaging finds application in cartons for beverages, bakery goods & butter wrapping, fruits, and takeout food. In addition, it has wide applications in transport and distribution packaging.

The paper and board sector has been continuously innovating new, safe and functionally effective food handling and packaging materials, to protect human health and the interests of consumers. Production of paper and board from natural fiber (cellulose) and minerals, and other materials (that are favorable for food contact) prescribed in accordance with the standards set by the government-authorized body, is achieved with the help of additives and chemical processing. This type of packaging protects the food from external elements such as air, dust, grease, and moisture. Food contact paper and board is flexible, easy to handle, hygienic, and easily disposable. By acting as a replacement for plates and other serving utensils, it also results in cost reduction for food vendors.   

Evolving life style and increasing healthcare awareness among consumers has led to the rise in global demand for safe and hygienic food, in turn driving growth of the market for food contact paper and boards. Owing to its value added applications, right from protection of food products to their safe distribution and transportation, the market for food contact paper and board is expected to witness new investments and growth opportunities, especially in the developing countries. The main drivers for the growth of the market are private consumers, distributors, and private packaging firms, which are focusing more on delivering an intact product. 

However, sustainability of the market for insulated packaging majorly depends on the price and supply of raw materials. Besides, presence of big and small packaging firms has created a highly competitive environment in the market for food contact paper and board.

The global food contact paper and board market is segmented on the basis of type and geography. By type, the global food contact paper and board market is segmented into poly-coated or non poly-coated and bleached or unbleached paper and boards.

By geography, the global food contact paper and board market is segmented into seven key regions, including North America, Latin America, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Asia-Pacific excluding Japan, the Middle East & Africa, and Japan. The global food contact paper and board market is anticipated to expand at a double digit CAGR over the forecast period. Asia Pacific market is expected to be the most attractive market for insulated packaging due to rise in end use applications of the packaging type in the region. As of 2016, China is the largest food contact paper and board market in Asia Pacific, followed by India, and the market in these countries is expected to grow rapidly in the near future. North America, followed by Western Europe, are the other prominent regions projected to hold a promising future growth potential in the food contact paper and board market by the end of 2023. 

Some of the key players in the global food contact paper and board market are Mondi, International Paper, Smurfit Kappa Group, Nordic Paper Holding, Huhtamaki, Nippon Paper Group Inc., Sonoco Products, Cryopak, and Georgia-Pacific.

This study by TMR is all-encompassing framework of the dynamics of the market. It mainly comprises critical assessment of consumers' or customers' journeys, current and emerging avenues, and strategic framework to enable CXOs take effective decisions.

Our key underpinning is the 4-Quadrant Framework EIRS that offers detailed visualization of four elements:

  • Customer Experience Maps
  • Insights and Tools based on data-driven research
  • Actionable Results to meet all the business priorities
  • Strategic Frameworks to boost the growth journey

The study strives to evaluate the current and future growth prospects, untapped avenues, factors shaping their revenue potential, and demand and consumption patterns in the global market by breaking it into region-wise assessment.

The following regional segments are covered comprehensively:

  • North America
  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • The Middle East and Africa

The EIRS quadrant framework in the report sums up our wide spectrum of data-driven research and advisory for CXOs to help them make better decisions for their businesses and stay as leaders.

Below is a snapshot of these quadrants.

1. Customer Experience Map

The study offers an in-depth assessment of various customers’ journeys pertinent to the market and its segments. It offers various customer impressions about the products and service use. The analysis takes a closer look at their pain points and fears across various customer touchpoints. The consultation and business intelligence solutions will help interested stakeholders, including CXOs, define customer experience maps tailored to their needs. This will help them aim at boosting customer engagement with their brands.

2. Insights and Tools

The various insights in the study are based on elaborate cycles of primary and secondary research the analysts engage with during the course of research. The analysts and expert advisors at TMR adopt industry-wide, quantitative customer insights tools and market projection methodologies to arrive at results, which makes them reliable. The study not just offers estimations and projections, but also an uncluttered evaluation of these figures on the market dynamics. These insights merge data-driven research framework with qualitative consultations for business owners, CXOs, policy makers, and investors. The insights will also help their customers overcome their fears.

3. Actionable Results

The findings presented in this study by TMR are an indispensable guide for meeting all business priorities, including mission-critical ones. The results when implemented have shown tangible benefits to business stakeholders and industry entities to boost their performance. The results are tailored to fit the individual strategic framework. The study also illustrates some of the recent case studies on solving various problems by companies they faced in their consolidation journey.

4. Strategic Frameworks

The study equips businesses and anyone interested in the market to frame broad strategic frameworks. This has become more important than ever, given the current uncertainty due to COVID-19. The study deliberates on consultations to overcome various such past disruptions and foresees new ones to boost the preparedness. The frameworks help businesses plan their strategic alignments for recovery from such disruptive trends. Further, analysts at TMR helps you break down the complex scenario and bring resiliency in uncertain times.

The report sheds light on various aspects and answers pertinent questions on the market. Some of the important ones are:

1. What can be the best investment choices for venturing into new product and service lines?

2. What value propositions should businesses aim at while making new research and development funding?

3. Which regulations will be most helpful for stakeholders to boost their supply chain network?

4. Which regions might see the demand maturing in certain segments in near future?

5. What are the some of the best cost optimization strategies with vendors that some well-entrenched players have gained success with?

6. Which are the key perspectives that the C-suite are leveraging to move businesses to new growth trajectory?

7. Which government regulations might challenge the status of key regional markets?

8. How will the emerging political and economic scenario affect opportunities in key growth areas?

9. What are some of the value-grab opportunities in various segments?

10. What will be the barrier to entry for new players in the market?

Note: Although care has been taken to maintain the highest levels of accuracy in TMR’s reports, recent market/vendor-specific changes may take time to reflect in the analysis.

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