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Folding Carton Market in North America 2016-2020

About Folding Cartons

Folding cartons are paperboards that are cut, folded, laminated, and printed for packaging goods. They are available in various sizes and shapes and are often delivered as flat paperboards marked with folding lines to help in packaging. The cartons are made of virgin wood pulp, recycled paper stock, or other fibers. Many new technologies offer aesthetic appeal to these folding cartons. They are used for a number of product packaging purposes, but most of the revenue in the market comes from the food and beverage segment.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the folding carton market in North America to grow at a CAGR of 2.09% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the folding carton market in North America for 2016-2020. The report also includes information on the market size in terms of the volume of sales, which has been calculated based on the consumption of folding cartons by various end-users.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • US
  • Canada
Technavio's report, Folding Carton 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
  • All Packaging
  • Bell
  • Graphic Packaging
  • Mayr-Melnhof Karton
  • Smurfit Kappa
  • WestRock
Other prominent vendors
  • Amcor
  • AR Packaging
  • Arkay Packaging
  • Artistic Carton
  • Atlas Holding
  • Belmark
  • Caraustar
  • Cherokee Packaging
  • Colorpack
  • Craftsman Packaging
  • Cross Country Box Company
  • Delta Packaging
  • Diamond Packaging
  • F.P. Woll
  • Fleetwood-Fibre Packaging
  • Gillis & Lane
  • Imperial Packaging
  • International Paper
  • J.I.T Manufacturing and Packaging
  • Laural Packaging Group
  • Menasha Packaging
  • Midlands Packaging
  • National Carton
  • Pacific Southwest Container
  • Patmar
  • Riverside Paper
  • Service Die Cutting & Packaging
  • Sonoco
  • Sterling Contract Packaging
  • Tap Packaging Solutions
  • Ultra-tech Printing
  • Unipak
  • Van Genechten
Market driver
  • Increase in production capacity
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Rise in cost of raw materials
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Popularity of retail-ready packaging (RRP) and multi-pack cartons
  • 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 – Folding Carton Market in North America 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the Folding Carton Market in North America: All Packaging, Bell, Graphic Packaging, Mayr-Melnhof Karton, Smurfit Kappa, and WestRock.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Amcor, AR Packaging, Arkay Packaging, Artistic Carton, Arkay Packaging, Artistic Carton, Atlas Holding, Belmark, Caraustar, Cherokee Packaging, Colorpack, Craftsman Packaging, Cross Country Box Company, Delta Packaging, Diamond Packaging, F.P. Woll, Fleetwood-Fibre Packaging, Gillis & Lane, Imperial Packaging, International Paper, J.I.T Manufacturing and Packaging, Laural Packaging Group, Menasha Packaging, Midlands Packaging, National Carton, Pacific Southwest Container, Patmar, Riverside Paper, Service Die Cutting & Packaging, Sonoco, Sterling Contract Packaging, Tap Packaging Solutions, Ultra-tech Printing, Unipak, and Van Genechten.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “An emerging trend which will have a big impact on the market is the popularity of retail ready packaging (RRP) and multipack cartons. An increasing number of manufacturers and retailers are opting for retail-ready packaging. Products in RRPs can be directly placed on shelves for sale. They are also easily identified, opened, and disposed. Retailers are demanding these retail-ready folding cartons to minimize their display costs. RRPs are often available in microflute systems. In addition, manufacturers of various consumer products are demanding multi-pack folding cartons as they help in multi-branding and reducing costs.”

According to the report, a key market driver is the increase in production capacity. The production capacity of vendors can be measured in terms of production in tons. The market will experience a rapid increase in production capacity as vendors are adopting advanced methods of production. Many vendors like WestRock, Georgia-Pacific, and Pratt are increasing their production capacity through the development of new production plants or the acquisition of existing players. The increase in capacity will allow vendors to meet demand for cartons and containerboard and also reach out to the emerging markets.

Further, the report states that one challenge that could have an adverse impact on market growth is the rise in cost of raw materials.



Companies Mentioned

ll Packaging, Bell, Graphic Packaging, Mayr-Melnhof Karton, Smurfit Kappa, WestRock, Amcor, AR Packaging, Arkay Packaging, Artistic Carton, Arkay Packaging, Artistic Carton, Atlas Holding, Belmark, Caraustar, Cherokee Packaging, Colorpack, Craftsman Packaging, Cross Country Box Company, Delta Packaging, Diamond Packaging, F.P. Woll, Fleetwood-Fibre Packaging, Gillis & Lane, Imperial Packaging, International Paper, J.I.T Manufacturing and Packaging, Laural Packaging Group, Menasha Packaging, Midlands Packaging, National Carton, Pacific Southwest Container, Patmar, Riverside Paper, Service Die Cutting & Packaging, Sonoco, Sterling Contract Packaging, Tap Packaging Solutions, Ultra-tech Printing, Unipak, Van Genechten.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
    • Top-vendor offerings
      • Table Product offerings
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Folding carton market in North America: Market landscape
    • Market size and forecast by revenue
      • Table Folding carton market in North America 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Market size and forecast by volume
      • Table Folding carton market in North America 2015-2020 (million metric tons)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by application
    • Folding carton market in North America by application
      • Table Folding carton market in North America by application 2015 and 2020 (volume %)
      • Table Folding carton market in North America by application 2015-2020 (volume %)
      • Table Folding carton market in North America by end-users 2015-2020 (million metric tons)
    • Folding carton market in North America by food products
      • Table Folding carton market in North America by food products 2015-2020 (million metric tons)
    • Folding carton market in North America by healthcare products
      • Table Folding carton market in North America by healthcare products 2015-2020 (million metric tons)
    • Folding carton market in North America by tobacco products
      • Table Folding carton market in North America by tobacco products 2015-2020 (million metric tons)
    • Folding carton market in North America by household care products
      • Table Folding carton market in North America by household care products 2015-2020(million metric tons)
    • Folding carton market in North America by personal care products
      • Table Folding carton market in North America by personal care products 2015-2020(million metric tons)
    • Folding carton market in North America by other end-users
      • Table Folding carton market in North America by other end-users 2015-2020 (million metric tons)
  • Key leading countries
    • US
    • Canada
  • Buying criteria
  • Market drivers
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Table Emerging trends in the folding carton market in North America
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
      • Table Key competitive factors in the market
      • Table Key growth strategies adopted by folding carton market vendors
      • Table Key vendor ranking 2015
    • All Packaging
      • Table All Packaging: Key capabilities
      • Table All Packaging: Key takeaways
    • Bell
      • Table Bell: Key takeaways
    • Graphic Packaging
      • Table Graphic Packaging: Business segmentation by revenue 2015 (% revenue)
      • Table Graphic Packaging: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015 (% revenue)
      • Table Graphic Packaging: Key takeaways
    • Mayr-Melnhof Karton
      • Table MM Karton: Business segmentation by revenue 2014 (% revenue)
      • Table MM Karton: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2014 (% revenue)
      • Table MM Karton: Key takeaways
    • Smurfit Kappa
      • Table Smurfit Kappa: Business segmentation by revenue 2015 (% revenue)
      • Table Smurfit Kappa: Key takeaways
    • WestRock
      • Table WestRock: Business segmentation by revenue 2015 (% revenue)
      • Table WestRock: Product and service offerings
      • Table WestRock: Key takeaways
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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