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Research and Markets: Global Food Contact Paper and Board Market 2015-2019 – Growing Demand for Biodegradable Packaging Products

September 11, 2015
By Business Wire News


Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the “Global Food Contact Paper and Board Market 2015-2019” report to their offering.

The global food contact paper and board market to grow at a CAGR of 8.33 % over the period 2014-2019.

Food contact paper and board are used to package food products such as bakery goods, fruits, beverages, and take-out foods. On the basis of type, food contact paper and board can be categorized into two: non-poly-coated paper and board and poly-coated paper and board. While non-poly-coated paper and board are used to package dry food items, poly-coated paper and board are used to package liquid food products and beverages.

The report, Global Food Contact Paper and Board Market 2015-2019, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. It covers the market landscape and its growth prospects in the coming years. The report includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Consumers and regulatory bodies are becoming increasingly aware of environmental issues. In response to this, manufacturers now prefer to use paper-based packaging materials that are recyclable or biodegradable. In recent years, manufacturers have focused on developing a new barrier technology to develop a coating that can be readily recycled.

According to the report, food contact paper packaging material is flexible and provides protection to the food from external elements such as air, dust, and moisture. Reduction of food wastage has become a major concern globally. Many fast food companies are using contact papers for their products, serving in the food service and take-out food industries. These papers are easy to handle, hygienic, and easily disposable, and they reduce the costs for fast food vendors as they serve as a replacement for plates.

Further, the report states that one of the major challenges is the extraction of barrier coatings from the paper at the end of its life cycle for reusability.

Key Vendors

  • International Paper
  • Mondi
  • Nordic Paper Holding
  • Smurfit Kappa Group

Other Prominent Vendors

  • Burrows Paper
  • Cascades
  • Georgia-Pacific
  • Glatfelter
  • Huhtamaki
  • Intertek
  • Pactiv
  • Seaman Paper

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