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Containerboard Market in North America 2016-2020

About Containerboard

Containerboard is widely used for packaging different durable and non-durable goods. Containerboard packaging is a lighter, stronger, more durable, and cost-effective alternative to conventional packaging materials. Containerboard is classified into two broad categories such as recycled containerboard and virgin containerboard, which are produced using modified paper machines with a capacity for higher grammage (grammage is used to measure the mass of the product in the pulp and paper industry).

Technavio’s analysts forecast the containerboard market in North America to grow at a CAGR of 2.42% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the containerboard market in North America for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated by vendors from the manufacture and sales of containerboard for different end-use applications.Technavio's report, Containerboard Market in North America 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors

  • International Paper
  • WestRock
  • Georgia-Pacific
  • PCA
  • KapStone
Other prominent vendors
  • Amcor
  • Buckeye Corrugated
  • Cascades
  • Corrugated Supplies Company
  • Greif
  • Kruger Packaging
  • Pratt Industries
  • Riverside Paper
  • Shillington Box Company
  • Stephen Gould
  • Sonoco Products
  • U.S. Corrugated
Market driver
  • Increased product shipment through e-commerce
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Availability of alternative packaging materials
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Growing demand for sustainable packaging solutions
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2020 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Containerboard Market in North America 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the containerboard market in North America: International Paper, WestRock, Georgia-Pacific, PCA, and KapStone.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Amcor, Buckeye Corrugated, Cascades, Corrugated Supplies Company, Greif, Kruger Packaging, Pratt Industries, Riverside Paper, Shillington Box Company, Stephen Gould, Sonoco Products, and U.S. Corrugated.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “Growing demand for sustainable packaging solutions are gaining traction in the market. Consumer goods manufacturers prefer eco-friendly packaging materials as they promote sustainability. Paper can be recycled up to seven times, which gives corrugated manufacturers an advantage over manufacturers of other packaging products. Therefore, manufacturers are focusing on producing 100% recyclable corrugated boxes.”

According to the report, growing e-commerce industry is anticipated to drive the demand for containerboard in North America. The demand for containerboard in the region is a result of increased shipments of products in the US and Canada via e-commerce platforms. The retail industry in North America was heavily impacted by the sluggish economic growth in the past. However, even with slow economic growth, online retail sales have outpaced major markets in the region in terms of revenue generation.

Further, the report states that the market is witnessing increased competition from the increasing availability of alternate packaging material options. In a convenience-oriented culture, consumers prefer lighter forms of packaging. Other than containerboard, the materials used in packaging are aluminum, glass, plastic, brick carton, and cardboard.

Companies Mentioned

International Paper, WestRock, Georgia-Pacific, PCA, KapStone, Amcor, Buckeye Corrugated, Cascades, Corrugated Supplies Company, Greif, Kruger Packaging, Pratt Industries, Riverside Paper, Shillington Box Company, Stephen Gould, Sonoco Products, U.S. Corrugated.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
    • Geographical segmentation
    • Vendor segmentation
    • Top-vendor offerings
      • Table Product offerings
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
  • Industry overview
    • Product overview
      • Table Strength measurement of kraftliners
      • Table Specification of flute profiles
      • Table Strength measurement of testliners
      • Table Types of paper packaging
    • Product formats
      • Table Containerboard product formats
      • Table Types of containerboards: Specifications
    • Value chain analysis
      • Table Value chain analysis
    • PEST analysis
      • Table Containerboard market in North America: PEST analysis 2016
  • Market landscape
    • Containerboard market in North America
      • Table Containerboard market in North America by revenue 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Containerboard market in North America (consumption) by volume 2015-2020 (millions of metric tons)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Containerboard market in North America by geography
      • Table Containerboard market in US 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Containerboard market in Canada 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by end-use
    • Overview
      • Table Containerboard market in North America by end-use 2015
    • Containerboard market in North America by food and beverage products
      • Table Packaged food market in US 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Containerboard market in North America by food and beverage products 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Containerboard market in North America by non-durable goods
      • Table Containerboard market in North America by non-durable goods 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Containerboard market in North America by durable goods and others
      • Table Containerboard market in North America by durable goods and others 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Electronic goods market in North America 2015-2020 ($ billions)
  • Market drivers
    • Increased product shipment through e-commerce
      • Table E-commerce market in North America 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Rising consumption of processed and packaged foods in US
      • Table Pizza stores in US 2015
    • Increased demand for containerboard from freight and logistics
    • Growing demand from packaging industry
      • Table Global packaging market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • Availability of alternative packaging materials
      • Table Packaging material used in US 2015
      • Table Energy consumption of containerboards versus polybubble mailers
    • Rise in cost of raw materials
    • High commoditization
    • Risk of contamination of processed and packaged foods
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Growing demand for sustainable packaging solutions
    • Demand for premium packaging
    • Emergence of innovative lightweight materials
  • Vendor landscape
    • Table Vendor segmentation by containerboard production in North America 2015
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • International Paper
    • WestRock
    • Georgia-Pacific
    • PCA
    • KapStone
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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