Global Pulp Market, By Material (Northern Bleached Softwood Kraft, Southern Bleached Softwood Kraft, Bleached Eucalyptus Kraft Pulp, Southern Bleached Hardwood Kraft, Northern Bleached Hardwood Kraft, Fluff, and Other SW/HW Kraft), By Grade (Chemical Pulp, Mechanical & Semi-Chemical Pulp, and Non-wood Pulp), By Application (Corrugating Materials, Printing & Writing, Carton Board, Tissue, Newsprint, Wrapping Paper, and Kraft Paper), and By Region (North America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Rest of the World) – Market Size & Forecasting (2016-2025)

The Pulp Market is anticipated to showcase tremendous demand during the forecast period owing to it’s increasing use in various applications such as Corrugating Materials, Printing & Writing, Carton Board, Tissue, Newsprint, Wrapping Paper, and Kraft Paper.

The pulp is a lignocellulosic biomass material arranged by chemically or mechanically isolating cellulose filaments from wood, fiber crops, waste paper, or rags. Wood and other plant materials used to make pulp contain three main components apart from water, namely, cellulose fibers, lignin, and hemicelluloses. Pulping is carried out to separate the bulk structure of the fiber source, be it chips, stems or other plant parts, into constituent fibers.

Segment Analysis:

The most commonly used softwood trees for pulp or papermaking include spruce, pine, fir, larch, and hemlock and hardwoods, such as eucalyptus, aspen, and birch. There is also increasing enthusiasm for genetically modified tree species, such as GM eucalyptus and GM poplar, due to benefits such as increased ease of breaking down lignin and high growth rate of the trees.

A pulp mill is a manufacturing factory that converts wood chips or other plant fiber sources into a thick fiberboard, which can be delivered to a paper plant for further processing. The pulp can be fabricated using mechanical, semi-chemical or fully chemical methods. The finished product may be either dyed or non-dyed, depending on customer requirements. In addition, a noticeable trend in the worldwide pulp market is the strong adoption of chemical wood pulp for the fine manufacturing of high-quality paper. Furthermore, semi-chemical pulping is used in impartial solutions that find usage in cooking wood chips. The semi-chemical pulping is comparatively less expensive than pulp manufactured from other chemicals, and are widely applied in manufacturing magazines, paper boards, cartons, and tissue paper.

Key Factors Impacting Market Growth:

  • Increasing demand for sustainable packaging
  • Strong protective cushioning properties and cost-effectiveness
  • Facilitated reprocessing of pulp coupled with its biodegradable offerings
  • Lack of infrastructure required for sorting and collecting
  • Compliance with requirements relating to drugs and food products 

Regional Analysis:

The pulp market by region has been segmented by North America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Rest of the World. North America, Western Europe, and Asia Pacific are estimated to be major regions for pulp market during the forecast period. The high growth of supply chain activities to cater various industries and development of packaging solutions is key to the growth of pulp market in this region. In addition to this development of cold chain systems to cater perishable goods and government regulations on packaging waste disposal is also governing the demand for pulp market in this region. Major industry applications in these regions are corrugating materials, printing & writing, carton board, tissue, newsprint, wrapping paper, and kraft paper. The Asia Pacific amongst this with increasing trade activities and industrial growth is estimated to be one of the fastest-growing markets during the forecast period. Middle East region promises a strong market potential during the forecast period. The diversification of economic activities leading to industrial growth is key to the demand for pulp market in this region. South America and Africa are emerging regions in terms of market demand during the forecast period.

Companies Covered: Rayonier Advanced Materials, Shandong Sun Paper Industry, Mitsubishi Paper Mills, WestRock, Packaging Corporation of America, Nippon Paper Group, Oji Paper, UPM-Kymmene, Stora Enso, and International Paper 

Market Segmentation:

By Material:

  • Northern Bleached Softwood Kraft
  • Southern Bleached Softwood Kraft
  • Bleached Eucalyptus Kraft Pulp
  • Southern Bleached Hardwood Kraft
  • Northern Bleached Hardwood Kraft
  • Fluff
  • Other SW/HW Kraft

By Grade:

  • Chemical Pulp
  • Mechanical & Semi-Chemical Pulp
  • Non-wood Pulp

 By Application:

  • Corrugating Materials
  • Printing & Writing
  • Carton Board
  • Tissue
  • Newsprint
  • Wrapping Paper
  • Kraft Paper

By Region:

  • North America
    • By Country (US, Canada, Mexico)
    • By Material
    • By Grade
    • By Application
  • Western Europe
    • By Country (Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Rest of Western Europe)
    • By Material
    • By Grade
    • By Application
  • Eastern Europe
    • By Country (Russia, Turkey, Rest of Eastern Europe)
    • By Material
    • By Grade
    • By Application
  • Asia Pacific
    • By Country (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Rest of Asia Pacific)
    • By Material
    • By Grade
    • By Application
  • Middle East
    • By Country (UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Iran, Rest of Middle East)
    • By Material
    • By Grade
    • By Application
  • Rest of the World
    • By Region (South America, Africa)
    • By Material
    • By Grade
    • By Application

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