Manufacturers in the Coated and Laminated Paper Manufacturing industry faced major challenges over the five years to 2014, particularly from weakened downstream demand and intensified import competition and outsourcing trends. This is because demand heavily depends upon downstream industries, particularly paper wholesalers and cement manufacturers, the latter of which was greatly impacted by the housing crisis. However, while the industry will continue to face a barrage of challenges, industry revenue and profit margins will continue to rise over the five years to 2019, given that renewed construction activity and a stronger level of demand from food and beverage manufacturers will fuel industry growth.
Companies in this industry primarily manufacture products that include coated or laminated paper and packaging, multiwall bags and laminated aluminum foil for flexible packaging. Operators in this industry also purchase raw materials, such as paper and paperboard, and process them with plastic, clay, latex and metal to create industry products. This industry does not include companies that manufacture paper from pulp (see IBISWorld report 32212).
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.