Global Mold Pulp Packaging Market Size, Share, Opportunities, And Trends By Product (Trays, Cups, Clamshells, Plates, Splitters), By End-User (Eggs Industry, Agriculture, Food & Food Services, Electronics, Others), By Type (Rotary Mold Pulp, Fiber Thermoforming, Industrial Mold Pulp), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2023 To 2028

  • Published : Nov 2023
  • Report Code : KSI061615653
  • Pages : 140

The global mold pulp packaging market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.23% from US$7.518 billion in 2021 to US$11.475 billion in 2028.

A paper-based packaging material known as molded fiber employs 100% recyclable resources including newspaper, cardboard, water, and other natural fibers. As it is used to construct objects with rounded corners and intricate three-dimensional shapes, it is also known as Mold pulp. Egg cartons are one type of protective packaging. Electronics, automobile components, home items, and pharmaceuticals are all packaged using molded fiber pulp. Molded paper pulp breaks down quickly in the soil.

Market Drivers:

  • Cost-effective nature of mold pulp packaging.

Mold pulp packaging provides significant cost reductions that can support business sustainability objectives. Utilizing affordable and dependable raw materials helps to keep the price of mold pulp packaging low. The price varies under fluctuations in oil prices because the majority of plastic and foam packaging is derived from petroleum. Mold pulp packaging is widely accessible and reasonably priced since it is made from natural fibers and post-consumer paper products.

  • Rising customer awareness about Recyclable Materials.

Recently, consumers have become increasingly conscious of the negative effects that excessive plastic waste, especially single-use plastic garbage, has on the environment. A conscious effort pushing people to reduce their usage of plastic has led to an increase in demand for products made of biodegradable materials that are manufactured from leftovers from other products. The mold pulp packaging does the same work without burning a hole in either the manufacturer's or the consumer's pocket. 

  • Stringent Environmental Laws are helping the market to grow.

Many governments around the world such as the US, China, India, and others have banned the use of single-use plastic, even for the packaging sector the government has asked producers to find new and innovative products to reduce plastic usage. Additionally, fast-moving consumer product manufacturers are putting greater effort into developing hassle-free, environmentally friendly packaging options that also add value for customers. Superior printing and coating methods have been developed for items made of molded fiber pulp as a result of technological improvements.

  • Rising demand for sustainable solutions

Over the past few years, climate change has elevated to a worldwide concern. Globally, corporations are becoming very concerned about sustainability. When it comes to environmental protection, waste generated by the packaging of food, beverages, and consumer goods is one of the essential components of sustainability. Eco-friendly packaging is highly valued by consumers. Sustainability packaging is highly in demand by countries, so recycling of the product becomes easier. 

  • The most frugal alternative to green packaging.

Mold pulp packaging provides significant cost reductions that can support business sustainability objectives. Utilizing affordable and dependable raw materials helps to keep the price of mold pulp packaging low. Mold pulp packaging is widely accessible and reasonably priced since it is made from natural fibers and post-consumer paper products. All the older ways of producing green packaging are comparatively costlier than mold pulp packaging. Hence, industries try to lean toward this method of eco-friendly packaging. 

Asia Pacific is expected to dominate the market in the projected period

The Asia-Pacific region is anticipated to account for a significant market share. The region has seen significant expansion in the disposable food service sector, which requires virgin pulp for the production of packaging goods like trays, cups, and clamshells that are in close contact with food items. The food packaging, food service, FMCG, healthcare, and electronics industries in China are seeing a high demand for mold pulp packaged goods, which may further propel the mold pulp packaging market. Worldwide providers of mold pulp and molded fiber products are also based in China. For instance, Qingdao Xinya Mold Pulp Packaging Co. Ltd., a Chinese company, is a major provider of goods like bottled wine carriers, which are in great demand all over the world.

Recent Developments

  • In July 2023: PulPac formed a license agreement with Matrix Pack, where the former would provide its “Dry Molded Fiber Technology” to the latter for producing sustainable packaging solutions for fiber food products in Europe and North America.

Global Mold Pulp Packaging Market Scope:


Report Metric Details
Market Size Value in 2021 US$7.518 billion
Market Size Value in 2028 US$11.475 billion
Growth Rate CAGR of 6.23% from 2021 to 2028
Base Year 2021
Forecast Period 2023 – 2028
Forecast Unit (Value) USD Billion
Segments Covered Product, End-User, Type, and Geography
Regions Covered North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific
Companies Covered Huhtamaki Oyj, CKF Inc, Henry Molded Products Inc., Maspack Limited, EnviroPAK, UFP Technologies, Inc., Pulp2Pack, FiberCel, The HC Companies, Atlantic Pulp
Customization Scope Free report customization with purchase



  • By Product
    • Trays
    • Cups
    • Clamshells
    • Plates
    • Splitters
  • By End-User
    • Eggs Industry
    • Agriculture
    • Food & Food Services
    • Electronics
    • Others
  • By Type
    • Rotary Mold Pulp
    • Fiber Thermoforming
    • Industrial Mold Pulp
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • United States
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • United Kingdom
      • Germany
      • France
      • Italy
      • Spain    
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • Japan
      • China
      • India
      • South Korea
      • Taiwan
      • Thailand
      • Indonesia
      • Others

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Mold Pulp Packaging Market was valued at US$7.518 billion in 2021.
The global mold pulp packaging market is expected to reach a total market size of US$11.475 billion by 2028.
The mold pulp packaging market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.23% over the forecast period.
The mold pulp packaging market has witnessed robust growth driven by escalating environmental concerns and a pressing need for sustainable packaging solutions.
Asia Pacific is expected to dominate the mold pulp packaging market in the projected period.


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


2.1. Research Data

2.2. Research Process


3.1. Research Highlights


4.1. Market Drivers

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Market Opportunities

4.4. Porter’s Five Force Analysis

4.4.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers

4.4.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers

4.4.3. Threat of New Entrants

4.4.4. Threat of Substitutes

4.4.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry

4.5. Industry Value Chain Analysis


5.1. Introduction

5.2. Trays

5.3. Cups

5.4. Clamshells

5.5. Plates

5.6. Splitters


6.1. Introduction

6.2. Egg Industry

6.3. Agriculture

6.4. Food & Food Services

6.5. Electronics

6.6. Others


7.1. Introduction

7.2. Rotary Mold Pulp

7.3. Fiber Thermoforming

7.4. Industrial Mold Pulp


8.1. Introduction

8.2. North America

8.2.1. United States

8.2.2. Canada

8.2.3. Mexico

8.3. South America

8.3.1.  Brazil

8.3.2. Argentina

8.3.3. Others

8.4. Europe

8.4.1. United Kingdom

8.4.2. Germany

8.4.3. France

8.4.4. Italy

8.4.5. Spain

8.4.6. Others

8.5. Middle East and Africa

8.5.1. Saudi Arabia

8.5.2. UAE

8.5.3. Others

8.6. Asia Pacific

8.6.1. Japan

8.6.2. China

8.6.3. India

8.6.4. South Korea

8.6.5. Taiwan

8.6.6. Thailand

8.6.7. Indonesia

8.6.8. Others


9.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

9.2. Market Share Analysis

9.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations


10.1. Huhtamaki Oyj 

10.2. CKF Inc

10.3. Henry Molded Products Inc.

10.4. Maspack Limited

10.5. EnviroPAK

10.6. UFP Technologies, Inc.

10.7. Pulp2Pack

10.8. FiberCel

10.9. The HC Companies, Inc.

10.10. Atlantic Pulp

Huhtamaki Oyj 


Henry Molded Products Inc.

Maspack Limited


UFP Technologies, Inc.



The HC Companies, Inc.

Atlantic Pulp