Paper Coating Material Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The Report Covers Paper Coating Material Market Manufacturers and is segmented by Coating Material (Clay, Kaolinite, Calcium Carbonate, Bentonite, Talc, and Other Coating Materials), Product (Machine-finished Coated Papers, Standard Coated Fine Papers, Low Coat Weight Papers, Art Papers, and Other Products), Application (Packaging, Binding, Printing, Corrugated Boxes, and Other Applications), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and Middle-East and Africa). The market size and forecasts for Paper Coating Material Market are provided in revenue (USD million) for all the above segments.

Paper Coating Materials Market Size

Paper Coating Material Market Summary
Study Period 2019 - 2029
Base Year For Estimation 2023
CAGR > 4.00 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia Pacific
Largest Market Asia Pacific
Market Concentration Medium

Major Players

Paper Coating Material Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Paper Coating Materials Market Analysis

The global paper coating material market is projected to register a CAGR of over 4% during the forecasted period.

The market was negatively impacted by COVID-19 in 2020. However, the market recovered significantly in the 2021-22 period. The packaging and printing activities have reinstated the demand for paper coating materials, including art papers, low-coat weight papers, and others. The pandemic has increased the demand for packaging from the food and e-commerce industry, thereby stimulating the demand for the market studied.

  • One of the main factors driving the market is the growing demand for paper coating materials from the printing and packaging industry.
  • However, the increasing use of electronic media is expected to hinder the growth of the market studied.
  • The growing demand for biopolymer paper coating material from the paper industry is likely to act as an opportunity for the market studied in the coming years.
  • The Asia-Pacific region is expected to dominate the market with the largest consumption from countries such as China and India.

Paper Coating Materials Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Paper Coating Material Market according to our research experts:

Growing Demand for Paper Coating Materials from the Printing and Packaging Industry

  • The paper is coated with a blend of materials or a polymer to give certain characteristics to the paper, including weight, surface sparkle, smoothness, or diminished ink absorbency.
  • The increasing need for the self-promotion of products on store shelves and mounting environmental concerns make the packaging field the largest consumer of paper-coating materials.
  • According to a report published by PMMI, 'The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies,' the value of the global packaging industry reached USD 42.2 billion in 2021, owing to the increasing population, growing sustainability concerns, more spending power in developing regions, and increasing demand for smart packaging, among others.
  • Coated paper is utilized widely in printing applications to enhance aesthetic characteristics. The coated paper in food packaging prevents the passage of moisture and oxygen, keeps the food content fresh, and provides extended shelf-life.
  • Globally, approximately 97 million metric tons of graphic paper were produced. Meanwhile, packaging paper and board production amounted to 249 million metric tons. Overall, the quantity of paper and paperboard produced worldwide in 2020 weighed more than 400 million metric tons.
  • Hence, owing to the above-mentioned factors, the application of paper coating materials in printing and packaging is likely to dominate during the forecast period.
Paper Coating Material Market : Paper and Paperboard Production Volume, in Thousand Metric Tons, Global, 2015 - 2020

The Asia-Pacific Region is Expected to Dominate the Market

  • The Asia-Pacific region is expected to dominate the market for paper coatings during the forecast period. The rising demand for paper coating materials from the paints and coatings industry, along with the growing population and construction activities in developing countries, such as China and India, is expected to drive the demand for paper coating materials in this region.
  • The increasing focus on eco-friendly and sustainable paper packaging is expected to gain traction with many countries, such as India and China, pushing for paper packaging products over plastic packaging.
  • The Chinese packaging industry has grown at a rapid and consistent rate in recent years, owing to expanding economy and rising middle class with greater purchasing power. Food packaging is a major player in the packaging industry, accounting for roughly 60% of the total market share in China. According to Interpak, in China, in the foodstuff packaging category, total packaging is expected to reach 447 billion units in 2023.
  • According to the Packaging Industry Association of India (PIAI), the Indian packaging industry is expected to grow at a rate of 22% during the forecast period. Moreover, the Indian packaging market is expected to reach USD 204.81 billion by 2025.
  • The largest producers of paper coating materials are located in the Asia-Pacific region. Some of the leading companies in the production of paper coating materials are BASF SE, Eastman Chemical Company, Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) Sinar Mas, Nippon Paper Industries Co. Ltd, and Michelman Inc., among others.
  • Owing to the above-mentioned factors, the market for paper coating materials in the Asia-Pacific region is projected to grow significantly during the study period.
Paper Coating Material Market : Paper Coating Material Market- Growth Rate by Region, 2022-2027

Paper Coating Materials Industry Overview

The global paper coating material market is partially fragmented in nature, with only a few major players dominating the market. Some of the major players in the market (in no particular order) include BASF SE, Eastman Chemical Company, Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) Sinar Mas, Nippon Paper Industries Co. Ltd, and Michelman Inc., among others.

Paper Coating Materials Market Leaders

  1. BASF SE

  2. Eastman Chemical Company

  3. Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) Sinar Mas


  5. Michelman, Inc.

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Paper Coating Material Market  Concentration
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Paper Coating Materials Market News

  • July 2022: BASF completed the installation and start-up of a state-of-the-art acrylic dispersions production line in Dahej, India, serving the coatings, construction, adhesives, and paper industries for the South Asian markets.
  • June 2022: Confoil and BASF cooperated to develop a certified compostable and dual ovenable food tray based on paper. The paper tray is coated on the inside with BASF's ecovio PS 1606, a partly bio-based and certified compostable biopolymer especially developed for coating food packaging made of paper or board.

Paper Coating Materials Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Growing Demand for Paper Coating Materials from the Printing and Packaging Industry

      2. 4.1.2 Other Drivers

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Growing Use of Electronic Media

    3. 4.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Porter Five Forces

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services

      5. 4.4.5 Degree of Competition

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION (Market Size in Value)

    1. 5.1 Coating Material

      1. 5.1.1 Clay

      2. 5.1.2 Kaolinite

      3. 5.1.3 Calcium Carbonate

      4. 5.1.4 Bentonite

      5. 5.1.5 Talc

      6. 5.1.6 Other Coating Materials

    2. 5.2 Product

      1. 5.2.1 Machine-finished Coated Papers

      2. 5.2.2 Standard Coated Fine Papers

      3. 5.2.3 Low Coat Weight Papers

      4. 5.2.4 Art Papers

      5. 5.2.5 Other Products

    3. 5.3 Application

      1. 5.3.1 Packaging

      2. 5.3.2 Binding

      3. 5.3.3 Printing

      4. 5.3.4 Corrugated Boxes

      5. 5.3.5 Other Applications

    4. 5.4 Geography

      1. 5.4.1 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      2. 5.4.2 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      3. 5.4.3 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Italy

        5. Rest of Europe

      4. 5.4.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.4.5 Middle-East and Africa

        1. Saudi Arabia

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle-East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

    2. 6.2 Market Share (%)**/Ranking Analysis

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Asia Pulp & Paper Co. Limited

      2. 6.4.2 BASF SE

      3. 6.4.3 Burgo Group SpA

      4. 6.4.4 Dow

      5. 6.4.5 Eastman Chemical Company

      6. 6.4.6 Imerys SA

      7. 6.4.7 Michelman Inc.

      8. 6.4.8 Minerals Technologies Inc.

      9. 6.4.9 Mondo Minerals BV

      10. 6.4.10 Nippon Paper Industries Co. Ltd

      11. 6.4.11 Penford Corporation

      12. 6.4.12 Roquette Group

      13. 6.4.13 Stora Enso Oyj

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Growing Demand for Biopolymer Paper Coating Materials from the Paper Industry

    2. 7.2 Other Opportunities

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Paper Coating Materials Industry Segmentation

The mixture of material or a polymer which are used to impart certain qualities to the paper is referred to as the paper coating material market. These are used as coatings over the base paper to improve the smoothness, texture, and resistance. The paper coating materials market is segmented by coating material, product, application, and geography. By coating material, the market is segmented into clay, kaolinite, calcium carbonate, bentonite, talc, and other coating materials. By product, the market is segmented into machine-finished coated papers, standard coated fine papers, low-coat weight papers, art paper, and products. By application, the market is segmented into packaging, binding, printing, corrugated boxes, and other applications. The report also covers the market size and forecasts for the methanol market in 15 countries across major regions. For each segment, the market sizing and forecasts have been done based on revenue (USD million).

Coating Material
Calcium Carbonate
Other Coating Materials
Machine-finished Coated Papers
Standard Coated Fine Papers
Low Coat Weight Papers
Art Papers
Other Products
Corrugated Boxes
Other Applications
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South America
Rest of South America
Middle-East and Africa
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle-East and Africa
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Paper Coating Materials Market Research FAQs

The Paper Coating Material Market is projected to register a CAGR of greater than 4% during the forecast period (2024-2029)

BASF SE, Eastman Chemical Company, Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) Sinar Mas, NIPPON PAPER INDUSTRIES CO., LTD and Michelman, Inc. are the major companies operating in the Paper Coating Material Market.

Asia Pacific is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2024-2029).

In 2024, the Asia Pacific accounts for the largest market share in Paper Coating Material Market.

The report covers the Paper Coating Material Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Paper Coating Material Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

Paper Coating Material Industry Report

Statistics for the 2024 Paper Coating Material market share, size and revenue growth rate, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. Paper Coating Material analysis includes a market forecast outlook 2029 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry analysis as a free report PDF download.

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Paper Coating Material Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)