Parchment Paper Market Key Players, End User, Demand and Consumption by 2031

Parchment paper usage has caused a significant reduction in sales for clamshell boxes through the food industry. To decrease the global carbon footprint and its impact, key players have started adopting greener ways for working towards environment compliance. As per FMI analysis, sales are expected to surge at 5.8% CAGR between 2021 and 2031. Thanks to expansion of food service sector, the market is forecast to surpass a valuation of US$ 1.6 Bn by 2031.

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Parchment paper consumption has risen in the last decade through rising application in bakeries, restaurants, packed food, food deliveries, and take-away. Moreover, stringent environment rules are being applied across many countries to reduce dependency on non-biodegradable materials, combining all these, sales of parchment paper are anticipated to witness significant surge during the forecast period.

Georgia-Pacific Corp., METSA Tissue, Ahlstrom-Munksjo Oyj. are the top players operating in the parchment paper market. Furthermore, Delfort Group AG, Cosmoplast, JK Paper, Nordic Paper and Kalpataru Papers LLP are also the noticeable players in the parchment paper market. The Tier 3 players in the market hold 70-75% in the global parchment paper market. In conclusion, key players contribute almost 25-30% of the global market.

FMI forecast has that the future demand and sales of parchment paper will be definite and will continue increasing. Factors such as increase in middle class family income, environmental regulations, convenience factor, coupled with advancements in recycling processes will exponentially increase the parchment paper sales globally.

“The consumption of ready to eat products and fast foods is rising globally. Increasing application in the food and food services has created opportunities for parchment paper manufacturers to maximize their sales. Increasing emphasis on safe and recyclable paper is anticipated to redefine the parchment paper market growth” says FMI analyst.

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Key Takeaways from Parchment Paper Market

  • By product type, unbleached paper segment is ahead and leading the market. With its sustainability and recyclable nature, the segment is anticipated to hold more than 55% market share during the forecast period.
  • On basis of basis weight, 40-60 GSM is most preferred in the market due to its durability, safety and hygienic properties. The segment is anticipated to increase 1.97 times during next 10 years.
  • Among end users, ready-to-eat meal segment will witness an incremental rise of US$ 293 Mn, due to rise of disposable income of middle class families in emerging economies.
  • Sales in the U.S. is expected to surge at a steady rate, accounting for over 75% of the North America market in 2021.
  • While China is expected to remain the leading market in East Asia, thanks to expansion of food service sector, growth in South Korea will unfold at a greater pace.

How will Expansion of Food Service Industry Fuel Demand for Parchment Paper in India?

India will hold share of more than 24% for the South Asia parchment paper market by the end of year 2031. The expansion of the food services will present lucrative opportunities for parchment paper manufacturers to maximize their sales in India.

Focus on Sustainable Packaging Solutions Augmenting Parchment Paper Sales

Parchment papers are primarily used to pack food products without hampering the product quality. Parchment paper as a packaging solution is the most efficient way of packing food products to be delivered or stored over a period of time without disrupting the shelf-life of the product.

In the last decade, the popularity of parchment paper has reached new heights. It has emerged at a convenient option for working families to store food. Technological advancement associated with parchment paper is one of the key factors that has raised the bar parchment paper as a packaging solution.

Impact of COVID-19 on Parchment Paper Market

Global crisis of COVID-19 pandemic had negative impact on the sales of parchment paper. Lack of availability of raw pulp and paper materials in paper mills has halted the manufacturing process of parchment paper. Lockdown in t regions such as Oceania, Europe, South & East Asia and North America has induced considerable impact on the manufacturing of parchment paper.

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Key Questions Answered in the Report

  • What is the Current Valuation of Parchment Paper Market?

The parchment paper market is expected to surpass a valuation of US$ 959.3 Mn by 2021.

  • At what rate did the Parchment Paper Market Expand in the last 5 years?

The parchment paper market exhibited steady CAGR of 3.3% in the last five years from 2015 to 2020.

  • What is the Demand Outlook for Parchment Paper Market?

Parchment paper market will register gradual rise in demand after a period of decelerating sales amid COVID-19 in 2020. As per FMI, the market will register a CAGR of 5.8% between 2021 and 2031.

  • What are the Key Trends Prevailing in the Parchment Paper Market?

Key parchment paper manufacturers are making solutions available that will help industries to eliminate the risk of food poisoning. Also there is high focus on production of sustainable yet greener packaging solution.


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