Solid Board Market

2019 Analysis and Review of Solid Board Market by Application - Boxes, POP Displays, Edge Protectors, Trays, and Layer Pads for 2019-2029

  • 2020-01-21
  • REP-GB-7069
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Solid Board Market Size Set to Surge 1.5X by 2029

The explosion of the e-Commerce industry and developments in digital printing technologies are bringing monumental shifts in the packaging industry. In the view of increasingly complex logistics for direct-to-consumer delivery, industry operators are putting greater emphasis on packaging formats that are lightweight and take up less space during transport, storage, and handling. The result has led to increased demand for solid boards. These boards are proving popular in packaging, as ‘sustainability’ becomes an important issue across the value chain. The global solid board market is expected to be valued at US$ 13.2 Bn in 2029, up from US$ 8.7 Bn in 2019.

Frequently Asked Questions about Global Solid Board Market

What are the future predictions for the solid board market?

The global solid board market is projected to witness remarkable growth in the next ten years, with market value increasing from US$ 8.7 Bn in 2019 to US$ 13.3 Bn in 2029.

How are solid boards catering to the solution for sustainable packaging?

Prominent packaging manufacturers are adopting recyclable raw material for the production of solid boards, and this is a solution that is giving competitive advantages as well as new business opportunities in the coming years, as these help in the reduction of industrial waste and carbon footprint.

Which end-use industries hold potential growth opportunities for manufacturers?

Demand for solid boards is thoroughly dominated by food & beverage and healthcare & pharmaceutical industries. Consistent demand for solid boards from these industries is seen for enhancement of product packaging. The demand for packaged food, especially in bio-degradable packaging solutions, would give a push to the solid board market in the years ahead. 

How do solid boards help in packaging solutions?

Solid board application is covered by almost 1/4 of layer pads by its application in packaging. Layer pads are used inside the packaging to distribute layers of weighted items. This helps stabilize and disperse weight equally to ensure the goods remain damage-free during transportation. 

What is the degree of competition in the solid board market?

The global solid board market is fragmented. Leading players such as International Paper, Smurfit Kappa Group, VPK Packaging Group NV, Mugler Masterpack Crimmitschau GmbH, and Sappi Ltd collectively hold 1/5 of the total revenue share. 

Which region is estimated to lead the global sales of solid boards?

In terms of sales and market growth, South & East Asia markets, along with European regions, are projected to remain at the forefront throughout the forecast period. The solid board markets in these regions are projected to register steady CAGRs over the forecast period.

Solid Board Boxes Remain Top-selling Category

Highly influenced by the versatility quotient, solid board boxes continue to account for a major share of manufacturers’ bottom lines. Aversion of consumers towards plastic-based products along with strong global focus on combating environmental issues are playing an instrumental role in the increasing demand for solid board boxes over polymer-based alternatives. In addition to offering high moisture resistance, maximum stiffness, and ideal protection for valuable products, manufacturers are capitalizing on other packaging applications of solid boards such as trays and edge protectors. Moreover, manufacturers who are prioritizing customized solutions are likely to be rewarded in the long run.

Europe at Forefront, Opportunities Abound in Asia Pacific

Europe continues to offer greater opportunities in the solid board market, due to the strong presence of key players capitalizing on the move away from single-use plastics. Significant growth in the use of both, recycled and virgin paper for packaging purposes, partially due to their perceived environmental performance and increasing demand related to e-Commerce and delivery services, is expected to weigh on the same scale as the increasing demand for solid boards in Europe. Further, as low-cost remains an influencing factor, manufacturers are eyeing opportunities in mid- and low-income countries in Asia Pacific where labor and operation costs are relatively low.

Rightsizing and Rightweighting - Key Growth Catalyzers

Lightweighting of solid boards has long been affecting the packaging industry, offering numerous logistical advantages and saving volume by more than 50% as compared to corrugated boards. In addition, rightsizing and rightweighting are set to play important roles in the solid board market, not only in response to increasing demand for efficient packaging but also in response to the adoption of dimensional weight (DIM) pricing in logistics chains. These factors further help reduce the environmental impact, thereby aligning with the global sustainability drive and ensuring efficient use of energy and packaging resources.

Virgin paper remains material of choice

Use of recycled paper to pick pace

Solid boards of 301-500 GSM remain highly preferred

Above 500 GSM boards see leap in demand

High application in boxes

Demand for solid board trays increasing significantly

Adoption in F&B accounts for 1/3 of revenue share

Use in building & construction sector growing rapidly

How Growth will Unfold

Solid boards remain ideal for food & beverage packaging, manufactured in compliance with food safety and hygiene rules and regulations. Rapid expansion of the processed food industry and increasing demand for frozen food products continue to influence growth strategies. The design flexibility, printability, and easy recyclability of solid boards are also making them the preferred material for various packaging applications. Growing application in the building & construction sector, especially in developing regions amid continued urbanization, is expected to result in increased market share in the future.

Solid Board Market Assessment by End-use Industry

* This data is only a representation. Actual data may vary and will be available in report.

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Solid Board Market Analysis 2019-2029

A recent market report published by Future Market Insights on the solid board market includes global industry analysis for 2014-2018 and opportunity assessment for 2019-2029, and delivers a comprehensive assessment of the most important market dynamics. After conducting thorough research on the historic as well as current growth parameters, growth prospects of the solid board market are obtained with maximum precision.

Solid Board Market Taxonomy

The global solid board market is segmented in detail to cover every aspect of the market and present a complete market intelligence approach to readers.

Material Type

  • Recycled Paper
  • Virgin Paper


  • Upto 200 GSM
  • 201-300 GSM
  • 301-500 GSM
  • Above 500 GSM


  • Boxes
  • POP Displays
  • Edge Protectors
  • Trays
  • Layer Pads

End-use Industry

  • Electrical & Electronics
  • Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals
  • Cosmetics & Personal Care
  • Food & Beverages
    • Confectionery
    • Fresh Produce
    • Milk & Dairy
    • Frozen Food
    • Meat & Poultry
  • Other Industrial Packaging
  • Building & Construction
  • Tobacco Packaging


  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • South Asia
  • East Asia
  • Middle East & Africa
  • Oceania

What's Included

The report initiates with an executive summary of the solid board market, which includes key findings and statistical analysis of the market.

Readers can find the definition and detailed taxonomy of the solid board market in this chapter, which will help them understand the basic information about the market. Along with this, comprehensive information pertaining to solid board and its properties are provided in this section. It also highlights the inclusions and exclusions to help readers understand the scope of the Solid Board market report.

This section explains the global market value & volume analysis and forecast for the Solid Board during the forecast period of 2019-2029. It includes detailed analysis of the historical Solid Board, along with an opportunity analysis for 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 section highlights the average pricing analysis of solid board based on the material type by regions across the globe has been analyzed. The weighted average pricing at the manufacturer level is analyzed in this section.

This chapter explains the key macro-economic factors that are expected to influence the growth of the solid board over the forecast period. Along with macroeconomic factors, this section also highlights the opportunity analysis for the Solid Board. This chapter provides key market dynamics of the solid board, including value chain analysis, drivers and restraints. Moreover, readers will understand key trends followed by leading manufacturers in the solid board.

This chapter explains how the solid board market is expected to grow across various geographic regions such as North America, Latin America, Europe, South Asia, East Asia, the Middle East & Africa (MEA), and Oceania.

Based on material type, the solid board market has been segmented into recycled paper and virgin paper. In this chapter, readers can find information about key trends and developments in the solid board market and market attractiveness analysis based on material type.

This chapter provides details about the solid board market based on weight, and has been classified into up to 200 GSM, 201-300 GSM, 301-500 GSM, and above 500 GSM. This chapter will help readers to understand market attractiveness analysis of solid board based on weight.

Based on application, the solid board market is segmented into boxes, POP displays, edge protectors, trays, and layer pads. In this chapter, readers can find information about key trends and developments in the solid board market and market attractiveness analysis, based on application.

This chapter provides details about the solid board market based on end-use industry, and has been classified into electrical & electronics, healthcare & pharmaceuticals, cosmetics & personal care, food & beverages, other industrial packaging, building & constructions, and tobacco packaging. Through this chapter, readers can understand market attractiveness analysis based on end-use.

This chapter includes detailed analysis of the growth of the North America solid board market, along with country-wise assessment that includes the U.S. and Canada. Readers can also find pricing analysis, regional trends, and market growth based on material type, weight, application, end-use industry, and countries in North America.

This chapter provides the growth scenario of the solid board market in countries in Latin America such as Brazil, Mexico, and the Rest of Latin America. Along with this, assessment of the market across target segments has also been provided.

Important growth prospects of the solid board market in several countries such as Germany, the U.K., France, Spain, Italy, Russia, Poland, BENELUX, and the Rest of Europe are included in this chapter.

This chapter provides information about how the solid board market is projected to 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.

India, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, and the Rest of South Asia are among leading countries in the South Asia region, which are prime subjects of assessment to obtain growth prospects of the South Asia solid board market in this chapter. Readers can find detailed information about growth parameters of the South Asia solid board market during the forecast period.

This chapter highlights the growth of the solid board market in East Asia by focusing on China, Japan, South Korea, and the Rest of East Asia. This section also helps readers in understanding key factors that are responsible for the growth of the solid board market in East Asia.

In this chapter, Australia and New Zealand are countries in the Oceania region that are prime subjects of assessment to obtain growth prospects of the Oceania solid board market.

This chapter highlights the growth of the solid board market by market taxonomy in emerging countries focusing Brazil, China, and India.

In this chapter, readers can find detailed information about tier analysis and market concentration of key players in the solid board market, along with their market presence analysis by region and product portfolio.

In this chapter, readers can find a comprehensive list of prominent stakeholders in the solid board market, along with detailed information about each company, which includes company overview, revenue shares, strategic overview, and recent company developments. Some of the market players featured in the report are International Paper Company, Mayr-Melnhof Karton AG, Smurfit Kappa Group Plc, Mondi Group, DS Smith Packaging Limited, and Georgia Pacific LLC.

This chapter includes a list of acronyms and assumptions that provides a base to the information and statistics included in the solid board market report.

This chapter help readers understand the research methodology followed to obtain various conclusions, as well as important qualitative and quantitative information, about the solid board market.

How the research was conducted?

Primary Research

  • C-Level Executives
  • Marketing Directors
  • Product Managers 
  • Business Development Officers 
  • Production Managers
  • Procurement Heads
  • Sales Executives
  • Distributors
  • Traders 
  • Component Suppliers
  • Industry Experts
  • End Users
  • Current market dynamics and challenges
  • Yesteryear trends 
  • Market characteristics
  • Market performance and growth quadrants
  • Competition structure and market structure
  • Strategic growth initiatives
  • Near-term and long-term market growth prospects
  • Market segment splits and authenticity
  • Opinions on market projections and validity of assumptions

Secondary Research

  • Industry Publications
    • Packaging Strategies
    • Packaging News
    • Packaging World
  • Industry Associations
    • Rigid Packaging Association
    • Rigid Packaging Europe
    • World Packaging Organization
  • Factiva
  • Company Press Releases
  • Annual Reports and Investor Presentations
  • Research Papers
  • Government Websites and Publications
  • Trade Websites

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