After struggling during the recession, paperboard mills will enter a period of marginal growth in the coming years. Downstream manufacturing industries will ramp up production as the economy recovers, driving up demand for paperboard used in cardboard packaging. However, as more manufacturing companies offshore their production to lower-cost countries, growth in domestic demand for paperboard will be limited.
This industry processes pulp, used paper and old corrugated containers (OCC) into various paperboard varieties, including unbleached and bleached packaging paperboard, coated paperboard, industrial converting paperboard and recycled paperboard. The paperboard this industry produces is sold mainly to cardboard box and container manufacturers and to a range of consumer and industrial product producers for further processing.
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.