Paper product manufacturers suffered when consumers cut back their spending on novelty paper items during the recession. Although revenue is projected to rebound along with consumer demand over the next five years, the industry will experience growing import competition from emerging economies with more lax environmental regulations and rapidly advancing technology.
Operators in this industry convert purchased paper and paperboard into a variety of products, including playing cards, wrapping paper, cigarette papers, paper filters, paper novelties, die-cut paper shapes and recycled paper insulation. Industry manufacturers also mold purchased pulp into egg cartons, food trays, cups and dishes, florists' pots and other products. The industry generally produces all the products that are not included in other paper converting industries.
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.