Published: Jul, 2018

The global folding cartons market is prophesied in a report by Transparency Market Research (TMR) finds highly competitive owing to presence of several vendors. Owing to these intense competition, they are offering products with better design, prices, product innovation, and quality. Growing competition among global and regional players are expected to intensify in the upcoming years. Some of the key players operating in the folding cartons market includes Westrock Company, Amcor Limited, Huhtamaki Oyi, Sonoco Products Company, KapStone Paper and Packaging Corp., Georgia-Pacific LLC, AR Packaging Group AB, Mayr-Melnhof Karton AG, Rengo Co. Ltd., and Stora Enso Oyi.

TMR predicts, the global folding cartons market to grow at a CAGR of 4.7% over the forecast period of 2017 to 2025. In terms of value, in 2017, the global market for folding cartons was estimated at US$57,692.1 mn. In terms of volume, the market is expected to consume 29,036,000 tonnes by the end of 2025.  

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High Adoption from Food and Beverage Industry to be Beneficial for the Market

Folding cartons are made out of laminated, printed paperboard that are folded and glued for making cartons to transport. The material is higher grade and light weight with solid sulfate board. Changing lifestyle and eating habits are bolstering growth of packaged food industry. Owing to these factors, adoption of the cartons across food industry for packing purposes is increasing. This factor is primarily driving growth of the market.

Manufacturing industries are increasingly focusing to develop advance products, they are highly investing in the research and development activities. The advancements such as supporting to multiple printers, leads to print on QR codes, holographic images, and 3D devices. These advancements makes them smart packaging owing to them the food and packaging is adopting the cartons. These factors are propelling growth of the global folding cartons market for forecast period. However, availability of substitutes and low strength of folding cartons are crimping the growth of the global folding cartons market.

Small Package in Food and Beverages Market to Boost Growth

The market is segmented on the basis of structure type, dimension, end-use industry, received order, material, and region.

On the basis of dimension, the market is bifurcated into less than 4 X 1.5 X 6 (Inch), 4 X 1.5 X 6 to 6 X 4 X 10 (Inch), 6 X 4 X 10 to 10 X 6 X 12 (Inch), 10 X 6 X 12 to 12 X 8 X 14 (Inch), and more than 12 X 8 X14 (Inch). Of them, less than 4 X 1.5 X 6 (Inch) is dominating the market with more than a 30% of market share and expected to continue over the forecast period. On the basis of end-use industry, the market is fragmented into food & beverage, cosmetic & personal care

Institutional, healthcare, household, electrical & electronic, and other. Of these, food and beverages industry is accounting for the larger share owing to its extensive demand in the industry.

On the basis of region, the market is fragmented in to five segments including North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia Pacific, and Middle East and Africa. Of these, Asia Pacific is dominating in terms of value and volume owing to rising trend of packaged food across the developing countries such as China and India.

The information represented in here is based on a TMR report, titled “Folding Cartons Market (Structure Type – Straight Tuck End, Reverse Tuck End, Tuck Top Auto-Bottom, Tuck Top Snap-Lock Bottom, Full Seal End, and Double Glued Sidewall; Dimension Type – Less than 4 X 1.5 X 6 (Inch), 4 X 1.5 X 6 to 6 X 4 X 10 (Inch), 6 X 4 X 10 to 10 X 6 X 12 (Inch), 10 X 6 X 12 to 12 X 8 X 14 (Inch), and More than 12 X 8 X14 (Inch); End-use Industry Type – Food & Beverage (Frozen Food, Fresh Food, Bakery and Confectionery, Ready to Eat Meal, Baby food, Pet Food, Tobacco, Other Food, Beverage (Alcoholic Beverage and Non-alcoholic Beverage)), Cosmetic & Personal Care, Institutional, Healthcare, Household, and Electrical & Electronic; Received Order Type – Customized and Standard; Material Type- Paper (Folding Boxboard, Solid Unbleached Board, Solid Bleached Board, White Line Chipboard) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2017 – 2025.”

The global folding cartons market has been segmented as presented:

By Structure:

  • Straight tuck end
  • Reverse tuck end
  • Tuck top auto-bottom
  • Tuck top snap-lock bottom
  • Full seal end
  • Double glued sidewall
  • Others

By Dimension:

  • Less than 4 X 1.5 X 6 (Inch)
  • 4 X 1.5 X 6 to 6 X 4 X 10 (Inch)
  • 6 X 4 X 10 to 10 X 6 X 12 (Inch)
  • 10 X 6 X 12 to 12 X 8 X 14 (Inch)
  • More than 12 X 8 X14 (Inch)

By End Use Industry:

  • Food & beverage
  • Cosmetic & personal care
  • Institutional
  • Healthcare
  • Household
  • Electrical & Electronic
  • Other

By Received Order:

  • Customized order
  • Standard order

By Material:

  • Paper
    • Folding Boxboard
    • Solid Unbleached Board
    • Solid Bleached Board
    • White Line hipboard

By Region:

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

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