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Global Specialty Papers Market Research Report - Forecast to 2030

Specialty Papers Market Information by Type (Décor Paper, Flexible Packaging Papers, Release Liner Paper, Printing Paper, Masking Tape And Others), by Raw Material (Pulp, Fillers & Binders, Additives, and Others), by Application (Building & Construction, Packaging & Labeling, Industrial, Printing & Writing And Others) and by Region - Forecast to 2030

ID: MRFR/CO/2167-HCR | December 2022 | Region: Global | 140 Pages         

Specialty Papers Market

Specialty Papers Market was expected to project at a volume of USD 15,825.40 million by 2030 and at a CAGR value of 5.40% during the period of 2021-2030.


By Type Décor Paper Flexible Packaging Papers Release Liner Paper Printing Paper Masking Tape Others
By Raw Material Pulp Fillers & Binders Additives Others
By Application Building & Construction Packaging & Labeling Industrial Printing & Writing Others

Key Players

  • Nippon Paper Group Inc.
  • Griff Paper and Film
  • Domtar Corporation
  • Robert Wilson Paper Corporation
  • Mondi Plc
  • International Paper Company
  • Sappi Limited
  • Kanzaki Specialty Papers Inc.
  • Stora Enso Oyj
  • Munksjo Corporation


  • Growing demand of specialty paper from food & beverages sector
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Specialty Papers Market Overview

Globally and regionally, it was marled that the specialty papers market was expected to project at a volume of USD of 15,825.40 million by 2030 and at a CAGR value of 5.40% during the  period of 2021-2030. The name of the market itself suggests that it has some special characteristics which are designed to enhance its usage ability. The material used for manufacturing this is the pulp which includes wood chips, the pulp of wood, some cotton fibers, and recyclable paper which is so engulfed into the paper manufacturing machine whereas the paper has been fed with certain useful chemicals for increasing its use.

It is the special fragment so said to be the popular segment for the specialty papers industry. Starting with paper currency and ending with coffee filters, decor paper along with insulation, and carbonless paper, it has been used by some users. Moreover, the application, packaging, and labeling are expected to cover huge market growth during the forecast period of 2015-2020. It's one of the most important segments which includes packaging of the product, the printing of the products, labeling, and construction. A transformation in market regulations takes place whereas emerging revenue pockets surges up. Launching up of new products takes whereas new strategic decisions take place by market players.

COVID 19 Analysis

The outbreak of COVID has brought a break in the market. COVID has bought stagnant sales in the industry. The majority of manufacturing units have suffered shutdowns. This outbreak led to the disruption in consumer behavior and interrupted the supply chain. The government imposed a lockdown and shutdown for the safety of the nationwide people. This in turn hindered the supply of the specialty products globally and regionally. COVID even led to the lessening of the market value.

Competitive Landscape

The competitive landscape of the specialty market gives good details about the key players. The detailed story about the competitive landscape includes market overview, revenues of the company, the financials and the revenue so generated, the potentiality of the market, investing in research and development, the initiatives taken by the market, global presence, sites and facilities of production, strength, and weakness of the company, dominance of the application. Some of the key players are

  • Nippon Paper Group Inc. of Japan

  • Griff Paper and Film of the United States

  • Domtar Corporation of Canada

  • Robert Wilson Paper Corporation of the United States

  • Mondi Plc of Austria

  • International Paper Company of the United States

  • Sappi Limited of South America

  • Kanzaki Specialty Papers Inc. of the United States

  • Stora Enso Oyj of Finland

  • Munksjo Corporation of Sweden and many more.

Market Dynamics


The growth in demand and the rise in awareness among the people about the specialty products are the major driving factors of the market. The special paper has much demand due to which the manufactures are sometimes converting the normal paper to special paper. These papers are available in special grades. Due to the rising end-use application and adopting a new lifestyle improves the significance of specialty papers market size.


Its unique properties have created many opportunities which have raised the number of chains of smokers. This led to the growth in the adoption of filter paper which is used for manufacturing cigarettes, thus raising the specialty papers market size.


Strict regulatory policies for the commercialization of the new products are the main challenging factor for the specialty papers market. The presence and the availability of the key players are the major challenges so faced in the market. Their competition in the market and their impact on the domestic and local sales channels are challenging factors in the market.

Cumulative growth

The rise in growth of the market during the market forecast period has usurped the marketing demand.


The rise in availability of alternatives for the adoption of different industrial applications has restrained the expansion of specialty papers market growth. When the suppliers or the manufacturers failed to get the approval of marketing for regulating their product harms the business globally and regionally.


Specialty Papers Market

Market Segmentation

By type

The specialty papers industry has been classified based on the type of product, raw materials so present, and the applications. The upsurging of the market gives a good analysis of the niche pockets of the expansion of the market size and the strategies that are to be applied for approaching the marketing scenario and concentrating on the core application areas. Based on product type, the industry is classified into release and labels, decorated paper, technologically advanced carbonless paper, printing along with packaging paper, functional along with Kraft paper, thermal paper, technologically advanced pharma paper along with filter paper, and many more. Regionally and globally, the packaging paper part holds a major share due to the rise in using the packaging products which can be easily used by the users due to which it has occupied a large area in various units. Based on raw materials, the industry is being classified into pulp and chemical functional units. Globally, the pulping unit is being divided which occupies the most dominant segment which manufactures special papers.

By technology

Due to the latest technology, the manufacturers have started engaging themselves in various research activities. Many new other packaging methods for decorating the specialty papers have been launched using an innovative design. Technological evolution is helping in boosting up the market growth and market demand. Technological innovations led to geographic expansions which led to the approval of the products. Due to sustainability, the demand for glassine paper increases. Technology led to the upsurging of certain properties which made it a nin-reactant, resistant towards temperature. The attractiveness of the paper, waterproof nature of paper has helped in gaining traction in packaging and building materials.

Regional Analysis

It was noted that the European market is said to occupy the dominant position globally. It was basically due to the rise in the market growth in this region in both the food and beverage sectors. During the market forecast period, it was noted that the European market contributes a huge share towards specialty papers market growth. Moreover, it was marked that the Asia Pacific region was found to be the fastest-growing market from 2017 through 2023. Industrialization and urbanization are the primary growth developing factors that raise the demand of the market. In the North American region, the United States is said to hold the largest specialty papers market value and volume. The countries that extend that share to carry out the market size include the United States, Canada, Mexico, Germany, the United Kingdom, Netherlands, Switzerland, Japan, the Chinese area, Indonesia, Thailand, and many more.

Here, Asia Pacific occupies a huge share after China. In this region, the users are much more aware of Germany's adoption of different packaging materials due to their availability of different sustainable raw materials. It has been expected that the Asia Pacific region widens up during the forecast period of 2020-2027. China is occupying a high position due to its high demand of adopting a large position in ink printing industries which bolsters up the market size. The German region is occupying a large position in the European market due to its large-scale usage of these papers on the bottles which are so labeled in the European region. The United States occupies a dominant position throughout the North American region. It grows very rapidly where the increase in consumption of paper as the leaflet in the pharma end-users industries kindly boosts up the market size and growth.

Report Overview

The report is about the rise in specialty papers market size and also estimates the specialty papers market value. The market also signifies the market segmentation where the market is divided based on type, application, type of raw materials, and region. The report also discusses the market drivers, restraints, opportunities, and the challenging factor. It also analyses the market trends and also gives good qualitative and quantitative research. The report provides details about the new developments and market share so occupied by the specialty papers industry. It symbolizes the presence of domestic and commercial key players present there. It analyses the market scenario and creates an impact of revenue on the market.

Report Scope:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   USD 15,825.40 2030
  CAGR   5.40% 2030
  Base Year   2021
  Forecast Period   2021-2030
  Historical Data   2019 & 2020
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Billion)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   by Technology, by Application, by Material
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   Nippon Paper Group, Inc. (Japan), Domtar Corporation (Canada), Mondi Plc (Austria), Sappi Limited. (South Africa), Stora Enso Oyj (Finland), Munksjo Corporation (Sweden), Kanzaki Specialty Papers Inc. (U.S.), International Paper Company (U.S.), Robert Wilson Paper Corporation (U.S.), and Griff Paper and Film (U.S.)
  Key Market Opportunities   Growing trend of the online shopping
  Key Market Drivers   Growing demand of specialty paper from food & beverages sector

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Specialty papers market projected to grow at a 5.40% CAGR between 2021-2030.

Specialty papers market is predicted to touch USD 15,825.40 billion by 2030.

Europe is expected to lead the specialty papers market.

Growing demand from food and beverage industry and trend of online shopping are adding to the specialty papers market growth.

Trend of plastic packaging may limit the specialty papers market growth.

Based on application, the specialty paper industry is being classified into industrial, building along with construction units, packaging and printing labels, food sectors, electricals and for medical purposes, and many more. In the year 2020, the demand for the label segment is high where it occupies a huge position due to its large oxidation process and adopting some properties of scalability which has expanded the area of application.

The report also signifies the factors that have a large-scale impact on the specialty paper market growth and the reformation taking place in the regulation of the marketing rules that domestically and locally impact the current and future market trends. Adoption of new and replacement scales which change the demographics of the country. It estimates the regulatory action and the tariffs of e-commerce.