The Coated and Laminated Paper Manufacturing industry has struggled over the five years to 2017 due to mounting foreign competition and weak downstream demand. Printers and publishers, historically representing a significant market for the industry, have been negatively affected by consumers' shift to digital media. This has forced many print publishers to either cease operation or curtail their purchases of high-quality coated paper, reducing demand for industry products. While the decline in the publishing market has been partially offset by steady demand for packaging from food and beverage manufacturers, this has not been enough to overcome import competition. These trends are expected to largely continue over the next five years.
Companies in this industry primarily manufacture products that include coated or laminated paper and packaging, multiwall bags and laminated aluminum foil for flexible packaging. Industry operators also purchase raw materials, such as paper and paperboard, and process them with plastic, clay, latex and metal to create industry products. This industry does not include companies that manufacture paper from pulp; these companies are part of the Paper Mills industry (IBISWorld report 32212).
This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.