Paper Edge Protectors – Sustainable Efforts toward Protective Packaging
As more and more protective packaging manufacturers focus on evolution to realize corrugated technological development, sustainable solutions such as paper edge protectors continue to gain high traction across industrial sectors. Ripple effects of sustainability-driven trends have already permeated the banks of protective packaging landscape, leading industry experts to innovate in the fields of edge protectors made from paper, corrugated cardboard, and core board.
Top 3 Factors Shaping the Paper Edge Protectors Market
Rapid industrialization to drive the demand for paper edge protectors
Rapid industrialization around the globe has created new opportunities for the paper edge protectors market. With the help of growing supply chain capabilities, manufacturers are exploring new geographies to tap into market potential. To cash on cheap labour and high growth, global leaders are shifting their manufacturing bases to Asia Pacific. Manufacturers and shipping companies are using paper edge protectors to prevent goods from getting damaged during transit. Rapidly growing end-use industries in the region, such as automobiles, consumer electronics, food, beverages, and other consumer goods have increased trade volumes of goods and the need for delivering goods safely to their destinations.
High beverage consumption to facilitate the growth of the paper edge protectors market
Paper edge protectors are widely used in various end-use industries such as food, beverages, chemicals, and consumer goods. By end-use industry, food & beverages account for the largest market value share in the global paper edge protectors market on the backdrop of the high consumption of beverages. The demand for paper edge protectors in the Asia Pacific region is growing at a slow pace, due to the slow growth of the manufacturing sector. With resistance to the external environment, paper edge protectors have a longer life. Durability is the key factor that is boosting the sales of paper edge protectors.
Cost-effective and environmentally-sustainable landscape of cube optimization
Cube optimization, commonly referred to as ‘right sizing’, maximizes the product to package ratio, and results in the less usage of packaging material. Increase in e-Commerce packaging has created new challenges in the packaging of goods, as they have to travel longer distances through different modes of transport. Therefore, the paper edge protectors market has huge opportunity to customize packaging according to respective products. This not only reduces the cost of the packaging material but also in terms of shipping, since shipping costs depend upon size not the product. In addition to this, cube optimization helps the environment as less raw material is used.
Tends in the Paper Edge Protectors Market
Plastic based edge protectors to gain traction over paperboard, which can’t negatively impact the sales of paper edge protectors
Over the years, paper material has been the primary source of paper edge protectors. But the increasing contamination of paper edge protectors with regards to the use of fiber and other particulates has increasingly led to an inclination towards the use of paper edge protectors. Moreover, the easy availability of polymer resin such as polypropylene across the market is compelling manufacturers to adopt paper edge protectors. In addition to this, plastic edge protectors are easily washable and are a resistive solution against high temperatures. Plastic edge protectors exemplify a sustainable packaging solution as compared to paper edge protectors. Paper edge protectors are increasingly using polymer material to provide long-term packaging solutions to their end-use industries.
Paper Edge Protectors Market: Structure Analysis
- The global paper edge protectors market is classified into a three-tier analysis, where tier-1 companies hold a prominent market share and have a strong presence across the globe.
- Leading companies operating in the global paper edge protectors market include Smurfit Kappa Group PLC, Sonoco Products Company, N.A.L. Company, Inc., and Cascades Inc.
- Most of the key players in the global paper edge protectors market are based out of the U.S. or Europe, as industrial production is higher in these regions. Moreover, it is been observed that, a majority of the organized players operating in the global paper edge protectors are focusing on strategic mergers and acquisitions to broaden their product portfolios and strengthen their foothold in the global paper edge protectors market.
Market Set to Grow 1.5X between 2019 and 2029
As sustainability continues to permeate interests of businesses and consumers, implementing protective packaging solutions with eco-friendly materials continues to gain high popularity. Stakeholders eye on gaining higher shares via the uptake of ecommerce proliferation and ensuring exact positioning of their paper edge protector solutions in the marketplace.
The Broader Viewpoint
The outlook on the paper edge protectors market remains positive, with plenty of room for innovation and lower occupancy of industry players in the field. This has further resulted in low entry barriers to new and emerging players in the marketplace.
Recycle paperboard remains the material of choice for paper edge protectors, accounting for nearly 70% shares
Collective gains from solid bleached sulphate and coated unb. kraft-based paper edge protectors will remain less than half of those from the recycled paperboard-based variants
Angular paper edge protectors will remain the top-selling category, expected to hold approximately two-third sales
Preference for round paper edge protectors will remain relatively low
Logistics and transportation industry accounts for larger shares of the paper edge protectors market
Gains from thewarehousing and manufacturing industries will also remain significant
How Growth will Unfold
Focus on the optimization of product-to-package ratio to make the utility of packaging materials effective is paving way for sustainable and cost-effective developments in load optimization of cube and palletized packaging. Padding packaging containers with layers of edge protectors to enhance product safety, owing to high damage risks involved with increased trade volume, has become an essential aspect, in turn driving innovations.
Logistics & Transportation | Warehousing | Manufacturing
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Paper Edge Protectors Market: Global Industry Analysis 2014-2018 & Opportunity Assessment 2019-2029
A recent market study published by FMI, “Paper Edge Protectors Market: Global Industry Analysis 2014-2018 & Forecast 2019-2029” offers a comprehensive assessment of the most important market dynamics. After conducting thorough research on the historical, as well as current growth parameters of the paper edge protectors market, the growth prospects of the market are obtained with maximum precision.
Paper Edge Protectors Market Taxonomy
The global paper edge protectors market is segmented in detail to cover every aspect of the market and present complete market intelligence to the reader.
By Material Type
- Solid Bleached Sulfate (SBS)
- Coated Unbleached Kraft Paperboard
- Recycled Paperboard
By Product Type
By End-use Industry
- Logistics & Transportation
- Food & Beverage
- Building & Construction
- Personal Care & Cosmetics
- Electrical & Electronics
- North America
- Latin America
- South Asia (India, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Rest)
- East Asia (Japan, China, South Korea, Rest)
- Oceania (Australia, New Zealand)
- Middle East & Africa
The report commences with the executive summary of the paper edge protectors market, which includes a summary of the key findings and statistics of the market. It also includes dominating segments in the global paper edge protectors market, along-with key facts about paper edge protectors. It also includes graphical representation of the segments according to market size and growth rate.
Readers can find detailed taxonomy and definition of the paper edge protectors market in this chapter, which will help them understand the basic information about paper edge protectors present in the market. This section also highlights the inclusions and exclusions, which help the reader understand the scope of the paper edge protector’s market report.
This section covers global economic outlook, packaging industry outlook, paper edge protectors market outlook, macro-economic factors, forecast factors, value chain analysis, cost structure analysis, paper consumption by region, life cycle assessment paper, Porter’s five forces analysis, market dynamics (Drivers, Restraints, and Opportunity Analysis) to gain deep qualitative insights about paper edge protectors market.
Pricing analysis of the paper edge protectors market on the basis of regions and material type, has been considered. Weighted average pricing has been considered by taking regional market share, segmental market share, and pricing, by each region.
This section explains the global market value & volume analysis and forecast for the paper edge protectors market between the forecast period of 2019-2029. It includes the detailed analysis of the historical paper edge protectors market, along with an opportunity analysis of the future. Readers can also find the absolute opportunity for the current year (2019 – 2020), and an incremental opportunity for the forecast period (2019 – 2029).
This chapters include paper edge protector’s market analysis by material type including solid bleached sulfate (SBS), coated unbleached kraft paperboard, and recycled paperboard Market attractiveness analysis for each segment is also provided in these chapters.
This chapters include paper edge protector’s market analysis by product type including angular and round. Market attractiveness analysis for each segment is also provided in these chapters. In this chapter, readers can find information about key attractive segments during the forecast period.
This chapters include paper edge protector’s market analysis by end use industry including logistics and transportation, warehousing and manufacturing. Manufacturing segment is further sub segmented into food & beverage, building & construction, personal care & cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, electrical & electronics, chemicals and others (Homecare).Market attractiveness analysis for each segment is also provided in these chapters.
This chapters include paper edge protector’s market analysis by region such as North America, Latin America, Europe, South Asia, East Asia, Oceania, and Middle East & Africa. Market attractiveness analysis for each segment is also provided in these chapters.
This chapter includes a detailed analysis of the growth of the North American Paper Edge Protectors market, along with a country-wise assessment that includes the U.S. and Canada. Readers will also find some of key points on the basis of estimated market size and consumption of Paper Edge Protectors.
Readers can find detailed information about several factors, such as the pricing analysis and the regional trends, which are impacting the growth of the Latin America paper edge protectors market. This chapter also includes the growth prospects of the Paper Edge Protectors market in leading LATAM countries such as Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, and Rest of Latin America.
Important growth prospects of the paper edge protectors market based on the product and the end-user industry in several countries, such as Germany, the UK, France, Spain, Italy, Russia, BENELUX and the Rest of Europe, are included in this chapter.
India, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia and Rest of South Asia are the leading countries in the South Asia region that are the prime subjects of assessment to obtain the growth prospects of the South Asia paper edge protectors market in this chapter. Readers can find detailed information about the growth parameters of the South Asia paper edge protectors market during the period 2019-2029.
This chapter highlights the growth of the Paper Edge Protectors market in East Asia by focusing on China, Japan, South Korea and Rest of South Asia. The section also highlights data points regarding the growth of the paper edge protectors market in the East Asian region.
In this chapter, Australia and New Zealand are among the leading countries in the Oceania region, which are the prime subjects of assessment to obtain the growth prospects of the Oceania paper edge protectors market.
This chapter provides information about how the Paper Edge Protectors market will grow in major countries in the MEA region such as GCC Countries, South Africa, Turkey, Northern Africa, and the rest of MEA, during the forecast period 2019 - 2029.
In this chapter, readers can find detailed information about the tier analysis and market concentration of key players in the paper edge protectors market along with their market presence analysis by region and product portfolio.
The competition analysis section includes company market share analysis, along with a dashboard view of key parameters of top 20 companies in the market. Company profiles encompasses product overview, SWOT analysis, go-to market strategy, preferred sales channels, and key financials, among others.
The major players operating in the paper edge protectors market are – Smurfit Kappa Group PLC, Packaging Corporation of America, Sonoco Products Company, Rengo Co., Ltd., N.A.L. Company, Inc., Primapack SAE, Konfida, Cascades Inc., Litco International, Inc., Kunert Gruppe, Raja S.A., Pratt Industries, Inc., Eltete Oy, Napco National, Pacfort Packaging Industries, Cordstrap B.V., VPK Packaging Group NV, Signode Industrial Group (Crown Holdings), Romiley Board Mill, Tubembal - Paper Processing and Packaging Trade, S.A.
This chapter includes a list of acronyms and assumptions that provide a base to the information and statistics included in the paper edge protector’s report.
This chapter helps readers understand the research methodology followed to obtain various conclusions, as well as important qualitative and quantitative information about the paper edge protectors market.
How the research was conducted?
Primary research interviews with key opinion leaders and other participants were conducted for data collection and validation of the below information:
- Key Segments in the Paper Edge Protectors Market
- Market Share Analysis
- Average Selling Price (US$) and Market Growth
- Interaction With Key Experts of Paper Edge Protectors Manufacturers
- Paper industry Technical Association
- International Corrugated Case Association (ICCA)
- Fibre Box Association (FBA)
- International Corrugated Case Association
- American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA)
- Annual Reports/SEC filings/Investor Presentations
Primary Interview Splits