The paper dry strength agent market size was USD 680 million in 2020 and is projected to reach USD 1252 million by 2030 with a CAGR of 4.14%
The Global Paper Dry Strength Agents Market is expected to reach USD 1252 million by 2030 and register a CAGR of 4.14% during the forecast period of 2022 to 2030.
Paper dry (internal) strength agents are multifunctional chemicals that are widely used both to enhance paper and paperboard strength, such as bursting, compressing, tensile, and internal bond strength, etc., and to improve drainage and retention of fiber, fines, and filler. The global paper dry strength agents market is being driven by factors such as rising paper and pulp demand from developing economies and the increased usage of recycled paper. Additionally, the increasing product innovation in dry strength agents will provide growth opportunities for the market in the future. However, rising energy and power costs, which affect the price of paper dry strength agents, may hamper market growth during the forecast period.
Impact of COVID-19
The pandemic has impacted the business environment for several businesses worldwide. The supply chain in the global paper dry strength agents market is the key to fulfilling customer demands. Owing to the pandemic, several countries imposed import and export restrictions. This has also affected the chemical industry, as many countries are dependent on other countries for raw material supply and technology. Raw materials required for manufacturing paper dry strength agents such as copolymers of acrylate, Dry Strength Resin (DSR), starch, guar gum, and other chemicals had a shortage due to trade barriers that hampered the market.
In the first half of 2020, over 100 countries worldwide instituted either a full or partial lockdown, which forced worker shortages and market shutdowns. The logistics of managing bottlenecks at regional border checkpoints had also become an issue in terms of dry strength agent supply. Furthermore, due to the closure of the paper and paperboard industries due to disrupted supply chains and operational restrictions, pulp and paper companies were having a difficult time. However, the rising demand for pulp and paper due to changes in consumer lifestyles because of the pandemic has helped the market grow steadily.
The highest consumption of paper is in developing economies, namely China, India, and Japan, among others, due to growth in literacy and increasing consciousness for personal hygiene. The growth of China’s pulp and paper industry is drawing increasing interest among scholars, policymakers, and international manufacturers. On the other hand, due to changing lifestyles and other factors, India has the highest per capita consumption of paper and tissue; the per capita consumption of paper and tissue in India is increasing by the day. Even if this per capita consumption increases by one kilogram, it will lead to an increase in paper production of one million tons.
In various countries, industrial energy and power costs vary; however, huge companies have to pay a variety of levies and exemptions. They can buy it on the exchange or directly from utilities. They can operate their own plants or draw them as needed from virtual plants that pool electricity from many sources. The price also depends on how much they use, when they use it, whether demand fluctuates or is stable, their proximity to production plants, and whether they are connected to the high-, medium-, or low-voltage grid. Levies and surcharges that help pay for the energy used also play a role. Due to this factor, the price of paper chemicals will increase, resulting in major restraint.
Dry strength agents are important chemicals in the paper-making industry in order to increase the strength of the paper. Carrageenan is natural and extracted from red algae. Generally, carrageenan is utilized in cosmetics, medicines, and food products as a gelling, thickening, or stabilizing agent. Carrageenan is a widely available, environmentally friendly, and sustainable material. Although its price is now sometimes higher than other papermaking aids like guar gum, carrageenan is extracted from marine algae, which don’t compete for land for planting crops. As a natural high-molecular polymer, carrageenan is presumed to function in improving paper's mechanical strength similar to guar gum and may alleviate a growing land demand by the growing population. Thus, increasing product innovation in dry strength agents will fuel a greater number of revenue pockets across the globe.
In developed countries, technology has been growing rapidly, specifically in the education and service sectors. Many institutions are upgrading the teaching standard by utilizing technology rather than paper, which in turn benefits the students as well. Smartphones, e-books, iPads, Kindles, iPods, etc. have now become the new learning aids for school kids. Today, it is very common for elementary school classrooms to be equipped with smart boards, which are interactive with the boards, as well as a projector and at least one classroom computer with a high-speed internet connection. Therefore, due to this, the market for paper dry strength in the paper chemicals industry might face the challenge of coping with the digital market.
Value Chain Analysis
The global paper dry strength agents market is growing steadily and is expected to maintain its growth rate in the near future. This is due to the growing contribution of existing players to make the product available to the public and the rising paper and pulp demand from developing economies. The supply chain analysis for the paper dry strength agents market is categorized into four levels: raw material, paper dry strength agents manufacturers, distribution & sales channel, and end user.
The global paper dry strength agents market has been segmented based on type, application, and end user.
Based on type, the paper dry strength agent market is classified as polyvinyl amine, polyacrylamide, glyoxalated polyacrylamide, starch-based polymers, amphoteric polymers, and others.
Global Paper Dry Strength Agents Market Share (%), by Type, 2021Polyvinyl Amine
Polyvinyl amine (PVAm) is a water-soluble linear polyelectrolyte polymer with a high primary amine content and thus a high ion content. The resulting products, unlike conventional cationic starches, do not reverse the charge on fibers, even at high dosages.
Polyacrylamides are synthetic linear polymers that are water-soluble and made of acrylamide or a combination of acrylamide and acrylic acid. Polyacrylamide is used in the production of pulp and paper, agriculture, food processing, mining, and as a flocculant in wastewater treatment.
Polyacrylamides (PAMs) are polymer-based materials that are used in a wide range of paper grades to provide both dry and temporary wet strength. Glyoxalated polyacrylamide, for example, increases the initial wet strength of many household tissues that come into contact with water during use.
Starch Based Polymers
Starch-based materials can be biobased and long-lasting, and they can be used in corrugated board, laminated grades, and other products as a flocculant and retention aid, a bonding agent, a surface size, a coating binder, and an adhesive. Corn, potatoes, waxy maize, wheat, and tapioca are the primary sources of starch.
Amphoteric Polymers Paper Dry Strength Agent is a polymer containing only trace amounts of anionic and cationic monomers. These agents are multifunctional chemicals that are used to improve the quality of paper. Furthermore, the bursting, compressing, tensile, and internal bond strength.
Others include natural polymers such as cationic starch, carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC), and guar gum. Glyoxalated polyacrylamide (GPAM), prepared from glyoxal and a polyacrylamide backbone, is the most commonly used dry strength agent in the category of di-aldehyde functionalized polyacrylamide.
Based on application, the market is segmented as printing, kraft paper, containerboard, duplex board, and others.
Global Paper Dry Strength Agents Market Share (%), by Application, 2021Printing
Printing and writing papers include newspapers, magazines, catalogs, books, notebooks, commercial printing, business forms, stationery, copying, and digital printing. Printing and writing papers accounted for roughly one-third of the total pulp and paper market value.
Kraft paper, also known as kraftboard, is paper or paperboard made from chemical pulp produced during the kraft process. Sack kraft paper is a porous kraft paper with high elasticity and tear resistance that is ideal for packaging products that require a high level of strength and durability.
Containerboard, also known as corrugated case material (CCM), is a type of paperboard that is specifically designed for the production of corrugated board. Corrugated board is made up of two types of paper: linerboard and corrugating medium (or fluting).
Duplex board, also known as grey back or white back duplex boards, is a double-sided piece of grey or white paperboard or cardboard. Duplex board is so named because it is made up of two layers, or plies.
Others include brown wrapping paper, paper bags, sack paper envelopes, and linerboard. Cationic tannin is appropriate for a wide range of paper products, including unbleached or partially bleached chemical (kraft, sulfite, or soda), mechanical, thermomechanical, and semichemical pulp. Because cationic tannin darkens the pulp, it may not be acceptable for products created from totally bleached pulp.
By End User
On the basis of end user, the market is segmented into paper, paperboards, and others.
Global Paper Dry Strength Agents Market Share (%), by End User, 2021Paper
Dry strength additives are used to improve paper strength under a variety of conditions by promoting the formation of internal bonds between fibers. Natural or semi-synthetic polymers such as starch or carboxymethyl cellulose, as well as synthetic polyamines, polyamides, and polyacrylamides, are common additives.
Dry-strength additives, also known as dry-strengthening agents, are chemicals that improve the strength of paperboard under normal conditions. These strengthen the board's compression, bursting, tensile breaking, and delamination resistance. Cationic starch and polyacrylamide (PAM) derivatives are common chemicals used. These substances bind fibers, often with the help of aluminium ions in paper sheets.
Others include lined paper, paper towels, papier-mache cardboard clothing, tissues, notebooks, watercolor paper, paper packaging, beverage cartons, etc. The usage of dry strength agents in these papers is because dry strength additives improve burst capacity, tear efficiency, wax pick qualities, rigidity, machine run ability, folding durability, and the use rate of paper filler, among other things. Dry strength additives also reduce linting and dusting.
On the basis of region, the paper dry strength agents market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa.
Global Paper Dry Strength Agents Market Share (%), by region, 2021North America
North America is segmented into the US and Canada. The US accounted for the largest market share in 2021. The growth is attributed to the growing adoption of recycle-friendly products that break the cycle of single-use plastics, extend the life of packaging, and reduce the environmental impact of single-use product packaging.
Europe is categorized into Germany, the UK, France, Spain, Italy, Russia, and the Rest of Europe. Rising demand for enhanced quality packaging from the companies engaged in the transportation of breakable items, such as furniture, glass objects, and toys, has boosted the demand for and adoption of corrugated boxes, containers, sheets graphic, and other paper-based products. This, in turn, has propelled the paper dry strength agents market in Europe.
Asia-Pacific is divided into China, India, Japan, South Korea, and Rest of Asia-Pacific. China accounted for the largest market share in 2021 and Japan is projected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. A significant increase in the number of manufacturing facilities across the region coupled with rising consumerism & growing transit packaging sector in China has positively contributed to the market growth.
Middle East & Africa
Middle East and Africa is segmented into GCC, South Africa, and Rest of Middle East and Africa. GCC accounted for the largest market share in 2021 and is anticipated to register the highest during the forecast period. Growing awareness regarding the adoption of recyclable products such as paper and pulp over single-use plastics owing to their benefits in mitigating harmful impacts to oceans, rivers, lakes, forests, and the wildlife that inhabit them, as well as providing support in relieving pressure on landfills and waste management, has significantly contributed to the market's growth in the region.
Latin America is segmented into Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, and the rest of Latin America. Brazil accounted for the largest market share in 2021, and the rest of Latin America is anticipated to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period. The growth is attributed to the rising applications of paper-based products in printing invitations, decoration purposes, including flooring, paneling, & furniture surfaces, and e-commerce activities such as packaging, storing, and transportation.
The global paper dry strength agents market is distinguished by the presence of numerous global, regional, and local players catering to the rising paper and pulp demand from developing economies. Furthermore, the increased usage of recycled paper drives demand for paper chemicals, further driving the growth of the global paper dry strength agents market during the forecast period. However, rising energy and power costs that affect the price of paper dry strength agents may hamper the growth of the global paper dry strength agents market. The major players have adopted a strategy of obtaining regulatory approval from government agencies for their products and signing contracts and agreements to broaden their reach and reduce operational costs.
The prominent players in the global paper dry strength agents market are BASF SE (Germany), Kemira OYJ (Finland), Applied Chemicals International Group (Switzerland), Solenis (US), Harima Chemicals Group, Inc. (Japan), SEIKO PMC CORPORATION (Japan), Arakawa Chemical Industries, Ltd (Japan), Cheng Ming Chemical (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (Thailand).
The study covers the existing short-term and long-term market effect, helping decision-makers to draught short-term and long-term plans for businesses by region. The report covers major regions in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa and Latin America. The report analyzes market drivers, restraints, opportunities, Porter's Five Forces, Value Chain, and the impact of COVID-19 on the market.
Scope of the Report & Segmentation
Global Paper Dry Strength Agents Market, by Types
Global Paper Dry Strength Agents Market, by Application
Global Paper Dry Strength Agents Market, by End User
Global Paper Dry Strength Agents Market, by Region
|Market Size||2030: USD 1252 Million|
|Historical Data||2018 to 2020|
|Forecast Units||Value (USD Million)|
|Report Coverage||Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends|
|Segments Covered||Type, Application, End User and Region|
|Geographies Covered||North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Middle East & Africa|
|Key Vendors||BASF SE (Germany), Kemira OYJ (Finland), Applied Chemicals International Group (Switzerland), Solenis (US), Harima Chemicals Group, Inc. (Japan), SEIKO PMC CORPORATION (Japan), Arakawa Chemical Industries, Ltd (Japan), Cheng Ming Chemical (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (Thailand)|
|Key Market Opportunities||• Increasing product innovation in dry strength agents|
|Key Market Drivers||• Rising paper and pulp demand from developing economies • Increased usage of recycled paper drives demand for paper chemicals The increased usage of recycled paper and filtered content lead|
paper dry strength agent market size is projected to expand at 4.14% CAGR from 2022-2030.
paper dry strength agent market is driven by increasing demand for paper and recycled paper.
Fluctuating prices of power can stunt the global paper dry strength agent market growth.
North America can lead in the global paper dry strength market till 2030.
Seiko Pmc Corporation, Harima Chemicals Group, Inc., Solenis, Kemira, Richards Chemicals & Electricals Pvt. Ltd., Applied Chemicals International Group, BASF SE, and others are key players of the global paper dry strength agent market.