Packaging is considered one of the most important marketing communication tool which attracts the customer, disseminates information, and persuades them to make a purchase. Over the time, the function of packaging has evolved from acting as a protective layer against environmental factors to its use in marketing and promotion. Majority of the premium brands are opting for paper packaging alongside paperboard packaging. The increasing use of cartons, corrugated boxes, paper case, flexible papers, paper and paperboard packaging solutions by retailers and product manufacturers is driving the growth of this market. Additionally, paperboard and paper packaging suppliers are gaining support from government and consumers as it is environment-friendly compared to plastic packaging.
The leading suppliers and manufacturers of paperboard packaging are a part of Paperboard Packaging Council, which is the leading industry association serving suppliers and converters of all forms of paperboard packaging. The recent procurement market intelligence report from SpendEdge assesses the global category spend in this market to be about US$238 billion.
Top 5 Paperboard and Paper Packaging Suppliers
Founded in 1898, International Paper is one of the largest manufacturers of pulp and paper products. Which includes specialty paper, printing paper, lumber, and packaging materials. The company is also the largest producer of paper cups, supplying to fast-food giants like Wendy’s, Subway, and McDonald’s. It is amongst one of the key paper packaging suppliers in this market offering products and services including cellulose fibers, coated paperboard, containerboard, corrugated packaging, and recycling solutions.
Mondi is one of the most innovative paper packaging supplier operating across more than 30 countries, predominantly in South Africa, Central Europe, and Russia. This paper and paperboard supplier provides solutions to a wide variety of industries with over 100 packaging products. Recently, the company developed a water-soluble film that can be used for packaging and dosing of powders, tabs, and granulates. Their product line features packaging solutions including flexible packaging, bags, and pouches, corrugated packaging, sack kraft paper, industrial bags, paper and paperboard, and office and professional printing papers.
AMCOR is an Australian packaging material supplier, with a wide range of rigid and flexible packaging products catering to packaging needs of as food, beverage, healthcare, home, and personal care and tobacco industry. It is also amongst one of the most prominent paper packaging suppliers providing paper packaging for tobacco products. Their packaging solutions also address a range of packaging requirements which includes patient compliance, child-restraint, unit dose, sustainable solutions, and anti-counterfeiting.
Smurfit Kappa is one of the leading providers of paper-based packaging solutions in the world with over 370 production sites across the globe. The company was formed in 2005 after JSG and Kappa Packaging announced a proposal to merge their operations. The company has different divisions for packaging solutions for various industries such as eSmart for eCommerce packaging service, bag-in-box solutions for liquid and semi-liquid food products, and packaging products for fruit and vegetable packaging.
DS Smith is amongst one of the leading paper packaging suppliers with extensive capability for recycling. It is also the second-largest manufacturer of corrugated products in Europe. Today, they offer services ranging from packaging design, innovative packaging, industrial packaging, and promotional packaging to consumer packaging. The company reported revenues of US$5.49 in the year 2016 exhibiting a growth rate of 6.44%.
Read more about the top paperboard and paper packaging suppliers along with procurement best practices, supplier selection criteria, category risk analysis, negotiation strategies and SLA terms, and cost modeling in SpendEdge’s upcoming report on the global paper and paperboard packaging market.