Specialty papers are special grades of paper which are possess of specific characteristics and properties designed for specific end use. The raw material used for specialty paper are pulp (from wood chips, recycled paper, wood pulp, and cotton fiber), which is fed into the paper-making machine; after that, the paper is coated with specialty chemicals for preparing it for a specific use. Specialty paper has emerged as a lucrative segment for the paper industry. From paper currency to coffee filters, décor papers, insulation paper, and carbonless copy paper, they are present in the daily lives of consumers.
Europe dominated the market in 2014, which accounted for around ~33% in terms of volume of the total specialty paper market. On the other hand, Asia-Pacific is projected to be the fastest-growing market for the period considered for this study, due to growing demand for specialty products and increasing awareness among people. In terms of applications, packaging & labeling is projected to be the largest market for specialty paper from 2015 to 2020; however, the market is also projected to be the fastest-growing for the period under study. In North America, the U.S. accounted for the largest market share in terms of value and volume among all countries across the world.
This report estimates the size of the specialty paper market in terms of volume (KT). In this report, the market has been segmented broadly on the basis of type, application, raw material, and region. The market drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges, and product price trends have been discussed in detail. The share of participants in the overall market has been discussed in detail.
Scope of the Report
This research report categorizes the specialty paper market based on type, application, and region.
Based on type, the market has been segmented as follows:
Based on application, the market has been segmented as follows:
Based on raw material, the market has been segmented as follows:
Based on region, the market has been segmented as follows: