Food Contact Paper Market Size, Share, Opportunities, And Trends By Type (Kraft Paper, Greaseproof Paper, Parchment Paper, Others), By Application (Baker And Confectionary, Dairy Products, Fruits And Vegetables, Poultry, Others), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2024 To 2029

  • Published : Feb 2024
  • Report Code : KSI061614257
  • Pages : 135

The food contact paper market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.14% reaching a market size of US$117.904 billion in 2029 from US$88.786 billion in 2022.

The food contact paper market is anticipated to grow at a steady pace throughout the forecast period. Plastics, rubber, paper, coatings, metal, and other materials can all be used to make food contact materials. Food packaging, such as that used for bakery goods, fruits, liquids and beverages, and takeaway food, frequently uses food contact paper. Food contact papers are showing an increase in demand due to their multiple benefits and sustainability. Moreover, the growing bakery industry and online food delivery system are further expected to bolster the food contact paper market in the coming years.

Growing demand for online food delivery

The e-commerce sector has grown significantly over the last several years, and this growth is anticipated to continue shortly. Demand for fresh produce, dry groceries, bakery goods, liquid food and drinks, and other items has skyrocketed in e-commerce portals. By altering consumer behaviour, online food delivery services like Licious, Swiggy, Foodpanda, Uber Eats, and others are gaining traction in the food market. Through these online meal delivery services, customers are placing orders for food and drink, as well as products made from meat, fish, and poultry. These businesses use food contact paper as a powerful marketing tool to draw in more clients with their eco-friendly, sustainable, and successful packaging.

To draw in more business, the food industry—which includes hotels, restaurants, and other establishments—is also implementing online meal ordering platforms. As a result, clients can now quickly and easily order meals online for delivery to their homes. Restaurant delivery services and online meal ordering have grown at an average annual rate of 20% over the past five years. Thus, there is a global market opportunity due to the rising demand for food products delivered online.

Increasing demand for eco-friendly packaging

The market is anticipated to be driven during the forecast period by the rising demand for environmentally friendly packaging. Paper for food contact is a flexible and affordable packaging option that can be used to transport, preserve, and safeguard a variety of food items. The market is being positively impacted by the major players in the food industry as well as smaller businesses that operate in the sector. These businesses are adopting sustainable packaging and promoting eco-friendly packaging for their food products. Paper packaging can be tailored to meet the needs of the consumer or a particular product. The product's attributes, like its light weight, biodegradability, and recyclable nature, are responsible for the surge in demand.

Food contact paper packaging has these benefits, which make it a vital part of the expanding food contact paper market. The strong standards and regulations imposed by environmental protection agencies worldwide regarding the use of environmentally friendly packaging products, along with rising customer awareness of sustainable packaging, are also propelling the global market.

Rising consumer awareness

Growing consumer awareness of environmental issues is having a big impact on market expansion. Growing awareness of the effects of consumer behaviour on the environment has made consumers more selective when it comes to sustainable and eco-friendly packaging. Food contact papers and boards, which are safe for food contact and have a small environmental impact, fit nicely into this expanding demand because they are frequently recyclable and biodegradable. Moreover, the market is expanding favourably due to recent innovations in product manufacturing, where businesses are creating new, sustainable materials that suit consumer preferences. The development of more robust and environmentally friendly packaging options is also aided by developments in pulp and paper technology, which are fueling the market's expansion.

Rising technological advancements

The growth of the market is being supported by technological advancements in barrier technologies that improve the functionality of paper and board. Accordingly, the growth of the market is being accelerated by the development of coatings and treatments that enhance resistance to water, oil, and grease—all of which are critical for preserving the integrity and safety of food products. Additionally, the market is expanding favourably due to the continuous enhancements of these materials' physical and aesthetic attributes, which make them more desirable to manufacturers and consumers alike. In addition, the market is expanding due to recent developments in printing and finishing methods, which have made it possible to create detailed, colourful, and high-quality packaging designs. Moreover, efforts to develop more environmentally friendly production methods and recyclable materials have centred technological advancements on sustainability.

North America is witnessing exponential growth during the forecast period

Due to several factors, including a strong food service sector, high consumer spending power, and strict food safety regulations, North America makes up the largest portion of the market. In addition, the market is expanding as a result of the growing trend toward convenience and on-the-go eating packaged food consumption, and the prevalence of fast food chains, all of which are driving up demand for food packaging solutions. In addition, the market is growing because of the growing emphasis on sustainability and consumer preference for eco-friendly packaging options, which is driving innovations in recyclable and biodegradable materials. Major market players are also present in the area, which supports advanced manufacturing skills and technological advancements and promotes market expansion.

Product Offerings

  • Westrock Company: Westrock Company is one of the leading paper packaging companies with nearly 300 production facilities worldwide. EverGrow® recyclable packaging solutions are offered by the company keeping in mind the sustainability goals and meeting consumer demand for plastic alternatives.
  • Ahlstrom: Ahlstrom offers a range of solutions in media, life sciences, food packaging, and bakery industry. The company offers food packaging papers for butter, margarine, confectionery, baked products, dairy, meat, and several others. The ideal packaging option for the fast-service restaurant business is Ahlstrom's Servera® paper which was recently developed by the company.

Market key launches

  • In April 2023, Leading producer of films and packaging, Bischof + Klein SE & Co. KG, relaunched its brand under the new tagline, "Packed with innovation." Combining state-of-the-art technologies and expertise, the innovation centre at the company's Lengerich headquarters functions as a development platform for clients, vendors, and machine manufacturers.
  • In March 2023, Mondi declared that it would invest €400 million in a new paper machine at our mill located in the Czech Republic, Št?tí. Because of the advantages of a vertically integrated value chain, the new machine will support Mondi's Paper Bags business by producing about 210,000 tonnes of sack kraft paper annually.

Food Contact Paper Market Scope:


Report Metric Details
Market Size Value in 2022 US$88.786 billion
Market Size Value in 2029 US$117.904 billion
Growth Rate CAGR of 4.14% from 2022 to 2029
Study Period
2019 to 2029
Historical Data
2019 to 2022
Base Year 2023
Forecast Period 2024 – 2029
Forecast Unit (Value) USD Billion
Segments Covered
  • Type
  • Application
  • Geography
Companies Covered
Regions Covered North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific
Customization Scope Free report customization with purchase



  • By Type
    • Kraft Paper
    • Greaseproof Paper
    • Parchment Paper
    • Others
  • By Application
    • Bakery & Confectionary
    • Dairy Products
    • Fruits & Vegetables
    • Poultry
    • Others
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • USA
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • Germany
      • France
      • United Kingdom
      • Spain
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • Japan
      • South Korea
      • India
      • Taiwan
      • Thailand
      • Others

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Food Contact Paper Market was valued at US$88.786 billion in 2022.
The food contact paper market is expected to reach a total market size of US$117.904 billion by 2028.
The global food contact paper market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.14% over the forecast period.
The growing bakery industry and online food delivery system are expected to bolster the food contact paper market growth.
The North American region is expected to hold a significant share of the food contact paper market.


1.1. Market Overview

1.2. Market Definition

1.3. Scope of the Study

1.4. Market Segmentation

1.5. Currency

1.6. Assumptions

1.7. Base, and Forecast Years Timeline

1.8. Key Benefits to the Stakeholder


2.1. Research Design

2.2. Research Processes


3.1. Key Findings

3.2. Analyst View


4.1. Market Drivers

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Porter’s Five Forces Analysis

4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers

4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers

4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants

4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes

4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry

4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis

4.5. Analyst View


5.1. Introduction

5.2. Kraft Paper

5.2.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

5.2.2. Growth Prospects

5.2.3. Geographic Lucrativeness

5.3. Greaseproof Paper

5.3.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

5.3.2. Growth Prospects

5.3.3. Geographic Lucrativeness

5.4. Parchment Paper

5.4.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

5.4.2. Growth Prospects

5.4.3. Geographic Lucrativeness

5.5. Others

5.5.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

5.5.2. Growth Prospects

5.5.3. Geographic Lucrativeness


6.1. Introduction

6.2. Bakery & Confectionary

6.2.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

6.2.2. Growth Prospects

6.2.3. Geographic Lucrativeness

6.3. Dairy Products

6.3.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

6.3.2. Growth Prospects

6.3.3. Geographic Lucrativeness

6.4. Fruits and Vegetables

6.4.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

6.4.2. Growth Prospects

6.4.3. Geographic Lucrativeness

6.5. Poultry

6.5.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

6.5.2. Growth Prospects

6.5.3. Geographic Lucrativeness

6.6. Others

6.6.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

6.6.2. Growth Prospects

6.6.3. Geographic Lucrativeness


7.1. Introduction

7.2. North America

7.2.1. By Type

7.2.2. By Application

7.2.3. By Country USA Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects Canada Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects Mexico Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects

7.3. South America

7.3.1. By Type

7.3.2. By Application

7.3.3. By Country Brazil Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects Argentina Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects Others Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects

7.4. Europe

7.4.1. By Type

7.4.2. By Application

7.4.3. By Country Germany Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects France Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects United Kingdom Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects Spain Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects Others Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects

7.5. Middle East and Africa

7.5.1. By Type

7.5.2. By Application

7.5.3. By Country Saudi Arabia Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects UAE Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects Others Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects

7.6. Asia Pacific

7.6.1. By Type

7.6.2. By Application

7.6.3. By Country China Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects Japan Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects South Korea Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects India Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects Taiwan Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects Thailand Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects Others Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects


8.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

8.2. Market Share Analysis

8.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations

8.4. Competitive Dashboard


9.1. Koch Industries (Mondi)

9.2. Smurfit Kappa (Westrock Company)

9.3. Georgia-Pacific LLC

9.4. Twin River Paper Company

9.5. UPM

9.6. Ahlstrom-Munksjo

9.7. GM Packaging Pvt Ltd

9.8. Superior Paper Pvt Ltd

9.9. Shanghai Topcare

9.10. KRPA Holding CZ, a.s.

Koch Industries (Mondi)

Smurfit Kappa (Westrock Company)

Georgia-Pacific LLC

Twin River Paper Company



GM Packaging Pvt Ltd

Superior Paper Pvt Ltd

Shanghai Topcare

KRPA Holding CZ, a.s.