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Sack and kraft packaging demand shifting to consumer applications

(UK, 21 February 2017) World demand for sack and kraft paper used in packaging is set for healthy annual growth of 3% across the next five years according to the latest exclusive research from Smithers Pira.
In 2016 demand from this segment stood at over 23 million tonnes of material and held a value worldwide of $66 billion (US)/$86 billion (CAN) according to the new market study The Future of Sack and Kraft Paper to 2021[http://www.smitherspira.com/industry-market-reports/paper/paper-packaging/the-future-of-sack-and-kraft-paper]. Its analysis charts how the market will expand to reach almost 28 million tonnes by 2021, valued at about $80 billion (US) at 2016 prices.
Market transformation
This expansion is taking part against a back drop of changes within the sack and kraft industry, placing a premium on technical innovation.
The most important influence on consumption of these materials remains in the hands of the end user. Shifts in buying patterns among consumers impact on all end-use applications and ultimately drive the demand for all packaging.
Consumption in traditional industrial applications is being eroded as sack formats are displaced by plastic and metal bulk and semi-bulk handling containers. This is being countered by increasing enthusiasm from consumer segments.

North America represents the third most important region for consumption of Sack and kraft papers in packaging. Source: Smithers Pira
Consumer priorities
As sack and kraft paper packs find themselves increasingly moving from the warehouse onto supermarket shelves, there is a demand for grades that can carry the high quality graphics that allow them to compete with other packaging formats for the shoppers attention.
This is placing pressure on papermakers to develop innovative solutions to provide suitable and appropriate printing surfaces. A particular priority is to evolve solutions that can interface with digital – inkjet and toner – print technologies that enable short and customised editions of packaging creating value-adding opportunities for converters.
Another key development addressing this shift has been the introduction of ultrasonic sealing machinery. This technology can simultaneously offer a tighter closure and ejects loose material from the region of the valve seal, which enables faster and smoother filling processes that can translate into marked reductions in costs for converters.
Sustainability
One of the principal reasons sack and kraft papers are increasingly demanded in consumer applications is the enthusiasm of both brands and customers for sustainable, recyclable packaging solutions.
This impetus is also leading paper producers to bolster the environmental credentials of their sack and kraft grades. Adoption of sustainability practices has been fairly widespread throughout much of the industry and many suppliers now sport a plethora of environmental certifications – such as those approved by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).
As environmental pressures become ever greater, it is possible that kraft and sack paper manufacturers may start to develop entire product ranges marketed on a sustainability platform. In addition to sourcing from sustainably managed forests, some kraft paper producers have also made attempts to increase the amount of recycled material used in the manufacture of their products.
Across 2016-2021, sustainability certification is expected to become ever more widespread, with penetration of eco-labels increasing in parts of the world where their presence has been limited to date.
Downgauging
Pressure to reduce costs is fuelling ongoing innovation – such as the technological advances that enable much lighter weights of paper to achieve the same results. Grammages have declined significantly in the past 20 years, in some cases from 55gsm to as low as 20gsm. This shift to lighter weights increases the importance of sheet uniformity, bulk and thickness, absorbency, opacity, dimensional stability, surface finish, and printability; as well as reducing volume offtake for raw material suppliers.
This trend naturally cuts the weight of paper demanded, but demographic shifts in consumer markets is again helping to mitigate this. There is a wider trend in packaging towards smaller pack sizes as typical family units get smaller, so as to boost convenience and reduce food wastage for the end user. This is having an impact positive for the industry as one 500g pack consists of less material than two 250g packs, and there is a corresponding demand for more consumables, such as inks and adhesives that build the bag.
Canada
North America is the third largest regional market for sack and kraft paper packaging, with a 16% market share, after Western Europe (23%), and Asia (45%). Consuming 380,000 tonnes in 2015, Canada sits is the 14th largest national market, but has the second highest per capita consumption rate.
In North America, sugar and flour account for over a quarter of the demand for sack and kraft packaging papers, with the other major dry goods markets adding a further 20% of the total. Industrial applications represent just over 41% of total demand in 2015, though this will decline across the next five years for the reasons outlined above.
M&A
The sack and kraft packaging paper conversion industry remains highly fragmented, with the top ten converters globally accounting for just 10% of total market volume in 2015. The three biggest converters worldwide are Mondi, Segezha and Hood Packaging, which together made up less than 8% of the 2015 volume.
Consolidation among both raw material suppliers and converters is slowly changing the dynamics of the market. Mergers like that of MeadWestvaco and RockTenn to create WestRock in 2015, is encouraging other suppliers to consolidate further to redress the competitive balance.
Further consolidations at end-user level will also have an indirect impact on this market as newly formed user companies assert their increased buying power by switching packaging suppliers into one source, thus eroding the client base of the losing supplier.
The full impact of these market and technology drivers in different regions across the world is analysed and quantified in depth in Smithers Pira’s report The Future of Sack and Kraft Paper to 2021. (Source: press release)

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(Budapest, August 29, 2016) Hungary-based cardboard packaging maker Dunapack Kft has secured an investment

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Rottneros leads European project for bio-based packaging

(Sweden, Sept. 01, 2016) Rottneros Packaging AB and Rottneros Bruk AB are participating in

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BIR World Mirror on Recovered Paper / Quarterly Report – July 2016

(Amsterdam, July 18, 2016) International Markets with a focus on Asia Global uncertainties continue to

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Weyerhaeuser completes sale of liquid packaging board business

(USA, Sept. 01, 2016) Weyerhaeuser has 280,000 tons of liquid packaging board capacity at

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Greycon (UK) revolutionises cartonboard production

(London, UK, August 30, 2016) In January 2016, Greycon implemented their world renowned system

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VPK Paper starts up PM6 in Belgium after rebuild

(Helsinki, August 30, 2016) Valmet announced that it successfully completed a comprehensive rebuild of

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Total U.S. Boxboard Production Down 2.5% in July

(Washington DC, August 18, 2016) The American Forest & Paper Association has released its

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Valmet to supply a moisturizer system to Zhejiang Dongda Paper; will enable improved board quality

(Helsinki, Finland, August 11, 2016) Valmet will supply a moisturizer system to Zhejiang Dongda

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Voith breakthrough with startup of Sun Paper’s new testliner project

(Heidenheim, Germany, July 28, 2016) Sun Paper, one of the leading paper makers in

Green Bay Packaging’s Retail Ready PDQ
Report: Retail Ready Packaging Offers Advantages over Traditional Packaging

(Cleveland, USA, July 20, 2016) Demand for retail ready packaging is forecast to increase

Valmet OptiConcept M containerboard machine
Kotkamills starts up new consumer board machine, BM2, in Finland; capacity 400,000 t/yr of Nordic folding boxboard and recyclable barrier board

(Helsinki, July 22, 2016) Kotkamills’ new consumer board machine, BM2, has started production in

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Graphic Packaging Second Quarter 2016 Net Sales Up on Acquisitions

(USA, July 26, 2016) Graphic Packaging Holding Company (GPK), a leading provider of packaging

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UK-based packaging major DS Smith acquires Creo Retail Marketing

(London, June 23, 2016) DS Smith on June 23 acquired Creo Retail Marketing Ltd

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M&As: Weyerhaeuser to Sell Liquid Packaging Board Business to Nippon Paper Industries for $285 Million

(USA, June 16, 2016) Weyerhaeuser Company [June 16] announced an agreement to sell its

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Capacities: Stora Enso inaugurates its new consumer board mill in China

(Helsinki / Shanghai, June 15, 2016) Stora Enso inaugurates its new consumer board mill

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10 top trends of 2016: The Internet World of Packaging

(Brussels, January 2016) The world is one big shopping centre. POS is everywhere. We

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10 top trends of 2016: The Internet World of Packaging

(Brussels, January 2016) The world is one big shopping centre. POS is everywhere. We

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