Paper Core Market Size & Share, by Material (Kraft Paper, Paper Board); Diameter (Less than 3 inches, 3-6 inches, Greater than 6 inches); Application (Winding & Re-Winding, Canboards, Decoration & Specialty Paper, Hygiene & Tissue Paper, Shipping Tubes, Printing & Coating), End-user (Packaging, Textile, Construction, Food Manufacturing, E-Commerce) - Global Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2029

  • Report ID: 2844
  • Published Date: Feb 15, 2023
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Introduction to Paper Core

Paper core are strong cardboard tubes or cylinders which are used in fabric, adhesive, electrical as a sturdy base to wind materials for storage or distribution. They are made from wood pulp and possess properties such as strength, water and heat resistance. Made for a wide range of applications, paper cores come in virtually limitless combinations of diameter, thickness and length. Paper cores can be made from heavy-duty thick cardboard for fabric and electrical use, whereas for toilet paper or paper towels, the cores can be made from thinner, less durable cardboard. Paper cores provide support from the exterior and are essential in saving space as they are able to be used for electrical wires and similar materials such as tape or metal foil to wound tightly around the core. The attributes, like lightweight, biodegradability, and recyclability, are the advantages of paper core that make it an essential component in industry use. 

Market Size and Forecast

Rapid growth of fast-moving consumer goods and delivery-on-demand services along with the increasing consumer awareness for eco-friendly paper core products as well as strict regulations imposed by various environmental protection agencies across the globe are some of the significant factors that are anticipated to boost the market growth. The paper core market is anticipated to record a significant CAGR over the forecast period, i.e., 2021-2029. The market is segmented by material into kraft paper and paper board. Among these segments, the segment for kraft paper is anticipated to hold the leading share in the market on account of its cost-effective and eco-friendly attributes combined with the ability to resist temperature, water, and chemicals. Further, kraft paper are lightweight and can be molded in various shapes, which is anticipated to drive the growth of the segment in the global paper core market during the forecast period. CLICK TO DOWNLOAD SAMPLE REPORT


Growth Drivers

Versatile Applications of Paper Core in Different Industries to Boost the Market Growth

The demand for paper core is influenced by the reusability, recyclability, and flexibility feature of the paper. It is environment-friendly and increases the convenience of consumers without any concerns regarding waste dumping. Further, with the increase in the number of hypermarkets, supermarkets and retail stores in recent years, there has been an increase in the application of paper core as a crucial material for product storage, packaging and delivery. Additionally, the market growth is attributed to the increased demand for paper core in various industries such as food & beverages, logistics, cosmetics & personal care, building & construction, clothing, freight forwarding, and pharmaceuticals owing to their ability in providing protection from damage to goods and products and for offering easy handling features, along with the reduction in packaging expenses. Also, they are necessary for keeping materials in good condition, preventing knotting, crinkling and tearing. Such factors are anticipated to significantly expand the paper core market in the coming years.

Declining Plastic Use and Government Regulations to Drive the Market Growth

The stringent government policies and limitations imposed on increasing plastic waste and difficulty in its dumping have increased the requirement of paper core and related paper-based products which helps to curb the burden on the ecosystem. Moreover, several countries have imposed a ban on single-use plastics, while some have banned the worldwide import of plastic raw material. Furthermore, owing to harmful effects of plastic on the environment and the increasing awareness for the environmental pollution, consumers are shifting towards environment and eco-friendly durables and packaging solutions, which is anticipated to propel the market growth. On the back of such factors, the paper core market is predicted to grow rapidly over the forecast period.


Limited Use and Deforestation to Hamper the Market Growth.

As there is a limited usage of paper core in packaging of very heavy materials, industries are forced to use plastics and polymers as a substitute which may negatively affect the market growth. Further, deforestation and environmental concerns on account of acquiring raw material as well as release of toxins during paper production is estimated to hinder the growth of paper core market in the future.

Market Segmentation

Our in-depth analysis of the paper core market includes the following segments:

By Material

  • Kraft Paper
  • Paper Board

By Diameter

  • Less than 3 inches
  • 3-6 inches
  • More than 6 inches

By Application

  • Winding & Re-Winding
  • Canboards
  • Decoration & Specialty Paper
  • Hygiene & Tissue Paper
  • Shipping Tubes
  • Printing & Coating

By End User

  • Packaging
  • Textile
  • Construction
  • Food Manufacturing
  • E-Commerce

By Region

On the basis of regional analysis, the global paper core market is segmented into five major regions including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Middle East & Africa region. The market for paper core in North America is anticipated to hold the largest share in the market on account of the presence of leading market players in the region which manufacture and market paper core. Moreover, the increasing application of paper core in end user industries such as food & beverages, healthcare, consumer durables, building and construction in this region, is further anticipated to drive the growth of the market in North America. On the other hand, the market in Asia Pacific is predicted to grow at the highest rate during the forecast period as a result of increasing demand for paper pulp along with the growing packaging production to ensure low cost, safety and sustainability of packaged products. Additionally, expanding fast-moving consumer goods and e-commerce industries owing to the easy availability of raw material and labor, especially in the countries such as China and India, is further anticipated to raise the demand for paper core in Asia Pacific.

The global paper core market is further classified on the basis of region as follows:

  • North America (U.S. & Canada) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Hungary, Belgium, Netherlands & Luxembourg, NORDIC, Poland, Turkey, Russia, Rest of Europe) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Asia-Pacific (China, India, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, Rest of Asia-Pacific) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis.
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman), North Africa, South Africa, Rest of Middle East and Africa) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis

Top Featured Companies Dominating the Market

  • DS Smith
    • Company Overview
    • Business Strategy
    • Key Product Offerings
    • Financial Performance
    • Key Performance Indicators
    • Risk Analysis
    • Recent Development
    • Regional Presence
    • SWOT Analysis
  • Sonoco Products Company
  • International Paper
  • Menasha Packaging Company, LLC
  • Paramount Tube
  • Westrock Company
  • Mondi Group
  • Ace Paper Tube
  • Chicago Mailing Tube Co.
  • Heartland Products Group, LLC


In the News

  • July 23, 2018: DS Smith, a leading packaging company, has pledged that it would manufacture hundred percent reusable or recyclable packaging, across packaging, plastics, recycling and paper divisions by 2025. The pledge is aimed at helping the customers of DS Smith so as to meet their zero deforestation targets.

Author Credits:  Sadaf Naaz, Mohd Shadab

  • Report ID: 2844
  • Published Date: Feb 15, 2023
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Growing use of environment-friendly paper goods is one of the major factors driving the market growth.

The market is anticipated to attain a significant CAGR over the forecast period, i.e., 2021-2029.

The major players in the market are DS Smith, Sonoco Products Company, International Paper, Menasha Packaging Company LLC, Paramount Tube, Westrock Company, Mondi Group, Ace Paper Tube, Chicago Mailing Tube Co. and Heartland Products Group, LLC.

The company profiles are selected based on the revenues generated from segments, geographical presence of the company which determine the revenue generating capacity as well as the new products being launched into the market by the company.

The paper core market is majorly segmented by material, diameter, application, end user and by region.

The kraft paper segment, which is a sub-segment of the material segment, is anticipated to hold the largest market share during the forecast period.

Concerns for the environment during the process of paper core production is one of the major factors estimated to act as barriers to the growth of the market.

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