Global Uncoated Fine Paper Market: An Overview
Uncoated fine paper is commonly known as wood-free paper. Uncoated fine paper is office paper or professional printing paper that is manufactured from chemical pulp. The content of mechanical pulp in uncoated fine paper is below 10%. Uncoated fine paper has a non-glare surface which is much appropriate for reading and writing.
The increase in demand for printing paper due to the expansion of businesses across the world is boosting the uncoated fine paper market. Uncoated fine paper is light in weight and is used in books and dictionaries. It also finds extensive usage in magazines, newspapers, digital printing, and catalogues.
There is an increase in the consumption of uncoated fine paper for official purposes due to its high strength, durability, and high printing performance. Uncoated fine paper is widely used for printing and writing purposes in offices and other institutions. However, coated paper is more compatible with digital printing.
Global Uncoated Fine Paper Market: Dynamics
The growing consumer preference for sustainable paper is fuelling the demand for uncoated fine paper. The uncoated fine paper market is expected to witness growth due to a significant development in the paper industry. The increasing demand for uncoated fine paper is coupled with the growth of e-commerce, which is considered as the driving factor for the uncoated fine paper market.
Also, in many countries, governments are taking different initiatives to improve of literacy rates. This is another factor driving the growth of the uncoated fine paper market. Though uncoated fine paper is more eco-friendly than the coated one, coated is preferred due its high quality and gloss which ensure resistance from dust.
The environmental regulations related to global pulp and paper manufacturing will, however, act as restraints for the uncoated fine paper market. Furthermore, the rapid adoption of digital technology is a major factor hampering the growth of the uncoated fine paper market.
Global Uncoated Fine Paper Market: Regional Outlook
In emerging economies like India and China, many different organisations along with the government are focusing on increasing the literacy rate. These efforts are subsequently boosting the Asia-Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ) uncoated fine paper market. China is the largest producer and consumer of wood-based products like paper. Hence, it is the largest consumer of uncoated fine paper as well.
After APEJ, the Middle East and Africa region is expected to dominate the uncoated fine paper market during the forecast period. North America and Europe region also have a substantial market share of uncoated fine paper, but they are anticipated to grow at a slower rate due to the increasing consumer preference for digital printing and electronic media. Overall, the uncoated fine paper market is expected to have moderate growth over the forecast period.
Global Uncoated Fine Paper Market: Market Players
Some of the key manufactures of uncoated fine paper are given as follows:
- Mondi Group
- Stora Enso Oyj
- Domtar Corporation
- BADGER PAPER MILLS (BPM), INC.
- International Paper Company
- Gerogia-Pacific LLC
- Oji Paper
- Nippon Paper Group
- Norske Skog
- Nine Dragons Paper
- Chenming Paper
- Sun Paper Group
- Huatai Paper
Globally, uncoated fine paper market is fragmented and many local and unrecognised players are expected to contribute to the uncoated fine paper market.
Regional analysis includes
- North America
- Latin America
- Asia Pacific
The report uncoated fine paper market is a compilation of first-hand information, qualitative and quantitative assessment by industry analysts, and inputs from industry experts and industry participants across the value chain. The uncoated fine paper market report provides an in-depth analysis of parent market trends, macro-economic indicators, and governing factors, along with market attractiveness as per segments. The report also maps the qualitative impact of various market factors on market segments and geographies.
Global Uncoated Fine Paper Market: Segmentation
On the basis application, the global uncoated fine paper market is segmented into:
- Others (magazines, catalogue, etc.)
On the basis of end-user, the global uncoated fine paper market is segmented into:
- Printing and Publishing