Stone Paper Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Stone Paper Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Application (Packaging Papers, Labeling Papers, Self-adhesive Papers), By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2023 - 2030

  • Report ID: GVR-1-68038-099-6
  • Number of Pages: 95
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)

Research Methodology

A three-pronged approach was followed for deducing the stone paper market estimates and forecasts. The process has three steps: information procurement, analysis, and validation. The whole process is cyclical, and steps repeat until the estimates are validated. The three steps are explained in detail below:

Information procurement: Information procurement is one of the most extensive and important stages in our research process, and quality data is critical for accurate analysis. We followed a multi-channel data collection process for stone paper market to gather the most reliable and current information possible.

  • We buy access to paid databases such as Hoover’s and Factiva for company financials, industry information, white papers, industry journals, SME journals, and more.
  • We tap into Grand View’s proprietary database of data points and insights from active and archived monitoring and reporting.
  • We conduct primary research with industry experts through questionnaires and one-on-one phone interviews.
  • We pull from reliable secondary sources such as white papers and government statistics, published by organizations like WHO, NGOs, World Bank, etc., Key Opinion Leaders (KoL) publications, company filings, investor documents, and more.
  • We purchase and review investor analyst reports, broker reports, academic commentary, government quotes, and wealth management publications for insightful third-party perspectives.

Analysis: We mine the data collected to establish baselines for forecasting, identify trends and opportunities, gain insight into consumer demographics and drivers, and so much more. We utilized different methods of stone paper market data depending on the type of information we’re trying to uncover in our research.

  • Market Research Efforts: Bottom-up Approach for estimating and forecasting demand size and opportunity, top-down Approach for new product forecasting and penetration, and combined approach of both Bottom-up and Top-down for full coverage analysis.

  • Value-Chain-Based Sizing & Forecasting: Supply-side estimates for understanding potential revenue through competitive benchmarking, forecasting, and penetration modeling.

  • Demand-side estimates for identifying parent and ancillary markets, segment modeling, and heuristic forecasting.

  • Qualitative Functional Deployment (QFD) Modelling for market share assessment.

Market formulation and validation: We mine the data collected to establish baselines for forecasting, identify trends and opportunities, gain insight into consumer demographics and drivers, and so much more. We utilize different methods of data analysis depending on the type of information we’re trying to uncover in our research.

  • Market Formulation: This step involves the finalization of market numbers. This step on an internal level is designed to manage outputs from the Data Analysis step.

  • Data Normalization: The final market estimates and forecasts are then aligned and sent to industry experts, in-panel quality control managers for validation.

  • This step also entails the finalization of the report scope and data representation pattern.

  • Validation: The process entails multiple levels of validation. All these steps run in parallel, and the study is forwarded for publishing only if all three levels render validated results.

Stone Paper Market Categorization:

The stone paper market was categorized into two segments, namely application (Packaging Papers, Labeling Papers, Self-adhesive Papers) and regions (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Central & South America, Middle East & Africa).

Segment Market Methodology:

The stone paper market was segmented into application, and regions. The demand at a segment level was deduced using a funnel method. Concepts like the TAM, SAM, SOM, etc., were put into practice to understand the demand. We at GVR deploy three methods to deduce market estimates and determine forecasts. These methods are explained below:

Market research approaches: Bottom-up

  • Demand estimation of each product across countries/regions summed up to from the total market.

  • Variable analysis for demand forecast.

  • Demand estimation via analyzing paid database, and company financials either via annual reports or paid database.

  • Primary interviews for data revalidation and insight collection.

Market research approaches: Top-down

  • Used extensively for new product forecasting or analyzing penetration levels.

  • Tool used invoice product flow and penetration models Use of regression multi-variant analysis for forecasting Involves extensive use of paid and public databases.

  • Primary interviews and vendor-based primary research for variable impact analysis.

Market research approaches: Combined

  • This is the most common method. We apply concepts from both the top-down and bottom-up approaches to arrive at a viable conclusion.

Regional Market Methodology:

The stone paper market was analyzed at a regional level. The global was divided into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Central & South America, and Middle East & Africa, keeping in focus variables like consumption patterns, export-import regulations, consumer expectations, etc. These regions were further divided into twelve countries, namely, the U.S.; Canada; Mexico; Germany; the UK.; France; Italy; China; Japan; India; Brazil; Argentina.

All three above-mentioned market research methodologies were applied to arrive at regional-level conclusions. The regions were then summed up to form the global market.

Stone paper market companies & financials:

The stone paper market was analyzed via companies operating in the sector. Analyzing these companies and cross-referencing them to the demand equation helped us validate our assumptions and conclusions. Key market players analyzed include:

  • Guangzhou Myhome Wallpaper Co. Ltd is a subsidiary of MyHome Group Ltd, which is engaged in providing interior construction materials in China. Guangzhou Myhome Wallpaper Co. Ltd designs manufactures and supplies wallpaper for commercial and residential applications. The company’s product portfolio includes polyvinyl chloride (PVC) wallpapers, non-woven wallpapers, vinyl wallpapers, and murals (Mural Gallery) for residential and commercial applications. The company owns a design studio in Paris and Hong Kong and works along with the cooperation of ‘Fashion Face’, an Italian design studio. The company has a wide geographical presence and supplies its products to various countries including the U.S., Australia, India, Europe, Saudi Arabia, and Nigeria.

  • AM Packaging Company Limited is a manufacturer and supplier of paper boxes. In addition, it is engaged in the packaging and printing of different kinds of boxes including paper boxes, rigid boxes, jewelry boxes, and corrugated boxes. The company markets its products under different series including packaging boxes, bags, paper stationery, PVC bags & boxes, ribbons & bowls, wrapping& tissue paper, labels, and hangtags. The bag product series is further bifurcated into paper bags, gift bags, paper shopping bags, and pouches. Stone paper is used to manufacture bags under the category of paper bags. The product exhibits eco-friendly and acid-free qualities which are neither made from synthetic nor wood pulp fiber-based. The company uses various printing methods including die-cut, foil stamping, embossing, UV coating, varnishing, PP lamination, frost, flock, scoring, and perforation to manufacture their products. In addition to stone paper bags, the company manufactures and supplies other products including cosmetic boxes, collapsible boxes, notebooks, files, diaries, and booklets.

  • Shenzhen Stone Paper Enterprise is a manufacturer, distributor, and wholesaler of stone paper products. In addition, the company owns the stone paper-making industry chain in China to accelerate the growth of cost-effective and eco-friendly papers for the global market. The company’s product segment includes stone paper, stone paper notebooks, stone paper packing products, and stone paper disposal goods. The stone paper product segment includes specialized papers such as double-coated papers for wrapping, crafting, and notebooks. The stone paper packing product segment includes handle bags and paper boxes for commercial applications. The company has 3 production bases and 5 logistics storage centers in China with 300 tons of conventional product stocking facility at its Guangdong, plant.

  • Kapstone, formerly known as Stone Arcade Acquisition Corporation. It is an American pulp and paper company engaged in manufacturing and distribution of corrugated products & specialty papers, containerboards including liner & medium containerboard, saturating kraft, and kraft papers. The company’s product portfolio includes containerboard, sack paper, corrugated fiberboard sheets & boxes, and stone papers. Its paper brands various brands including Kraftpack, TEA-Kraft, FiberShield, FiberLok, and FiberGreen. The FiberGreen brand includes renewable and recyclable bags & sack paper used as carry-out, grocery, lunch, liquor bags, and premium retail bags. The company is also an owner of a packaging solution distribution company, Victory Packaging with distribution facilities in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.

  • Taiwan Longmeng Composite Materials Co., Ltd. is engaged in the manufacturing of environmentally friendly paper made from stone powder mixed with a fractional number of plastics, primarily high-density polyethylene (HDPE). The stone paper manufactured is termed ‘Longmeng Environmental Paper’ or ‘Longmeng Paper’ by the company. In addition, the product has obtained certification from German Red Dot Design and Cradle Cradle Designs for a cost-effective and eco-friendly substitute for conventional paper.

  • STP STONE PAPER GmbH is engaged in designing, manufacturing, and supplying products made from stone papers. The company’s product portfolio includes stone paper bags, alternative advertising materials including placemats & product labels, stone paper packaging material, and stone books. It also manufactures other products made out of stone paper including envelopes, maps, calendars, notepads, and workbooks. The Company products are certified with cradle-to-cradle and Kiwa certification for the sustainable convention of paper used in the European market.

  • Stone Paper is engaged in manufacturing and supplying stone paper products including papers, cardstock, and board-like stone paper material for plastic film applications. The company uses mineral-based technology for the production of stone paper products that use a blend of mineral powder with a small infusion of a non-toxic resin, especially high-density polyethylene. The company manufactures stone paper products in different grades and applications. It produces test paper stock grade under the ST category, card stock grade under the RB category and SP industrial-type material for plastic film applications.

  • TBM Co., Ltd is engaged in research & development, manufacturing, and sales of environmentally friendly materials and products made from stone paper. It includes products in the form of a high-performance masterbatch, sheet products, and plastics products. The company markets its stone paper products under the brand name ‘LIMEX’ which was patented by the company in 2014, in Japan as an alternative to paper and plastics products. The LIMEX brand includes various products including high-performance masterbatch (HPM), sheet alternatives, and plastic alternatives. HPM includes pellet manufacturing using calcium carbonate and plastic resin. LIMEX sheet alternatives include variables such as menu cards, flyer bags, tags, and various others. The company has two production plants in Japan namely the Shiroishi Zao plant having an annual production capacity of 6,000 tons and the Tagajo plant. Shiroishi Zao with an annual production capacity of 23,000 tons.

  • Pishgaman Sanat Sabz Co. is engaged in the production of rock paper and its products as a substitute for conventional cellulose paper. The company serves various application industries including printing, packaging, and advertising. In addition, it offers specialization and consulting services for the rock paper production machines' implications in the mentioned application industries. The company’s product portfolio includes promotional handbags, rock paper rolls, and sheetrock paper. The stone papers are available in the form of rolls and sheets in various types of writing including white & colored, cardboard with thicknesses ranging from 90 to 400 inches, and thickness in an array of widths from 104 to 143 cm.

Value chain-based sizing & forecasting

Supply Side Estimates

  • Company revenue estimation via referring to annual reports, investor presentations, and Hoover’s.

  • Segment revenue determination via variable analysis and penetration modeling.

  • Competitive benchmarking to identify market leaders and their collective revenue shares.

  • Forecasting via analyzing commercialization rates, pipelines, market initiatives, distribution networks, etc.

Demand side estimates

  • Identifying parent markets and ancillary markets

  • Segment penetration analysis to obtain pertinent

  • revenue/volume

  • Heuristic forecasting with the help of subject matter experts

  • Forecasting via variable analysis

Stone Paper Market Report Objectives:

  • Understanding market dynamics (in terms of drivers, restraints, & opportunities) in the countries.

  • Understanding trends & variables in the individual countries & their impact on growth and using analytical tools to provide high-level insights into the market dynamics and the associated growth pattern.

  • Understanding market estimates and forecasts (with the base year as 2022, historic information from 2018 to 2021, and forecast from 2023 to 2030). Regional estimates & forecasts for each category are available and are summed up to form the global market estimates.

Stone Paper Market Report Assumptions:

  • The report provides market value for the base year 2022 and a yearly forecast till 2030 in terms of revenue/volume or both. The market for each of the segment outlooks has been provided on region & country basis for the above-mentioned forecast period.

  • The key industry dynamics, major technological trends, and application markets are evaluated to understand their impact on the demand for the forecast period. The growth rates were estimated using correlation, regression, and time-series analysis.

  • We have used the bottom-up approach for market sizing, analyzing key regional markets, dynamics, & trends for various products and end-users. The total market has been estimated by integrating the country markets.

  • All market estimates and forecasts have been validated through primary interviews with the key industry participants.

  • Inflation has not been accounted for to estimate and forecast the market.

  • Numbers may not add up due to rounding off.

  • Europe consists of EU-8, Central & Eastern Europe, along with the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).

  • Asia Pacific includes South Asia, East Asia, Southeast Asia, and Oceania (Australia & New Zealand).

  • Latin America includes Central American countries and the South American continent

  • Middle East includes Western Asia (as assigned by the UN Statistics Division) and the African continent.

Primary Research

GVR strives to procure the latest and unique information for reports directly from industry experts, which gives it a competitive edge. Quality is of utmost importance to us, therefore every year we focus on increasing our experts’ panel. Primary interviews are one of the critical steps in identifying recent market trends and scenarios. This process enables us to justify and validate our market estimates and forecasts to our clients. With more than 8,000 reports in our database, we have connected with some key opinion leaders across various domains, including healthcare, technology, consumer goods, and the chemical sector. Our process starts with identifying the right platform for a particular type of report, i.e., emails, LinkedIn, seminars, or telephonic conversation, as every report is unique and requires a differentiated approach.

We send out questionnaires to different experts from various regions/ countries, which is dependent on the following factors:

  • Report/Market scope: If the market study is global, we send questionnaires to industry experts across various regions, including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and MEA.

  • Market Penetration: If the market is driven by technological advancements, population density, disease prevalence, or other factors, we identify experts and send out questionnaires based on region or country dominance.

The time to start receiving responses from industry experts varies based on how niche or well-penetrated the market is. Our reports include a detailed chapter on the KoL opinion section, which helps our clients understand the perspective of experts already in the market space.

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