FARMINGTON, Conn., April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Aesthetic and functional specialty papers and paperboards are also greatly valued for their intrinsic sustainability. Specialty Papers & Paperboards Global Sourcebook 2013, a recently published report by AWA Alexander Watson Associates, sets these diverse products in the context of their geographical and end-use markets; their physical properties; and coating and conversion.
Opportunities and threats
Competing today in may arenas with plastics, specialty papers and boards are nevertheless able to replicate plastic's properties – notably in the production of such products as stretchable papers for molding food containers; water-resistant papers for digital print; and recyclable papers for concrete molding or shuttering. Overall, in the three key markets – packaging and labeling, building and construction, and food service – there are still significant growth opportunities for specialty papers and boards. This is despite the fact that they compete today in many arenas with plastics, and are also experiencing the deleterious effects of the march of electronic media.
The report charts the specialty paper and paperboard market's progress through the years of the economic crisis, documenting an annual growth rate between 2000 and 2011 of 2.1%, and a projected continuing growth in line with global GDP. Growing 'high technology' production capacity in Asia (particularly China) is negatively affecting the traditional leading producer markets, Europe and North America, and international trade, globalization, and consolidation are now growing features, with their attendant upsides and downsides.
Directory of paper companies
This expert and very detailed study concludes with a unique directory of profiles of 120 leading specialty paper companies.
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