Paper Tubes and Cores Market To Reach USD 13.27 Billion by 2032

Paper Tubes and Cores Market Global Industry Analysis and Forecast (2024-2032) By Type (Paper Tubes, Paper Cores), Diameter (Small Diameter Tubes and Cores, Medium Diameter Tubes and Cores, Large Diameter Tubes and Cores), Material (Virgin Paperboard, Recycled Paperboard), Application (Packaging, Textiles, Paper and Printing Industry, Food and Beverage), and Region

Paper Tubes and Cores Market

According to a new report published by Introspective Market Research, titled, “Paper Tubes and Cores Market User by Type, Diameter, Material, and Application, and Region Global Market Analysis and Forecast, 2024-2032.

The Global Paper Tubes and Cores Market was valued at $ 8.09 Billion in 2023 and is expected to reach $ 13.27 Billion by the year 2032, at a CAGR of 5.64 %.

Paper tubes and cores are cylindrical products made from paperboard layers, providing structural support and stability for various industries. They are lightweight, eco-friendly alternatives to traditional materials and contribute to efficient material handling, storage, and transportation. The market is characterized by an increasing emphasis on eco-friendly and biodegradable packaging solutions, driven by consumer preferences and industry practices.

According to the Paper Tubes and Cores, the Market is segmented into Type, Diameter, Material, Application, and region. By Type, the market is categorized into Paper Tubes and Paper Cores. By Diameter, the market is categorized into Small Diameter Tubes and Cores, Medium Diameter Tubes and Cores, and Large Diameter Tubes and Cores. By Material, the market is categorized into Virgin Paperboard and Recycled Paperboard. By Application, the market is categorized into Packaging, Textiles, Paper and Printing Industry, and Food & Beverage. By region, it is analyzed across North America (U.S.; Canada; Mexico), Eastern Europe (Bulgaria; The Czech Republic; Hungary; Poland; Romania; Rest of Eastern Europe), Western Europe (Germany; UK; France; Netherlands; Italy; Russia; Spain; Rest of Western Europe), Asia-Pacific (China; India; Japan; Southeast Asia, etc.), South America (Brazil; Argentina, etc.), Middle East & Africa (Saudi Arabia; South Africa, etc.).

The Paper Tubes and Cores market is expanding due to increasing environmental awareness and the adoption of eco-friendly practices. These paperboard-based tubes and cores are attractive for industries seeking to reduce their environmental impact, especially in packaging. They meet strict regulations and appeal to environmentally conscious consumers. The market is transitioning towards a more sustainable and circular economy, with businesses recognizing paper-based solutions' economic and ecological benefits. Paper tubes and cores are key players in this shift towards greener packaging practices.

The global e-commerce industry is experiencing rapid growth, leading to a surge in demand for efficient and sustainable packaging solutions. Paper Tubes and Cores offer lightweight, durable, and customizable options for safe transport of goods. These eco-friendly alternatives reduce packaging waste and carbon footprint, promoting efficient and sustainable practices in the growing e-commerce sector. Their versatility in size and thickness accommodates various products, making them essential for sustainable product use.

Global Paper Tubes and Cores Market, Segmentation

Paper Tubes and Cores Market is Segmented Based on Type, Diameter, Material, Application, and Region.

By Type:

Paper Tubes segment is expected to dominate the market during the forecast period. Paper Tubes and Cores are a versatile and sustainable packaging solution used in various industries like textiles, paper and packaging, and construction. They are suitable for various applications, such as yarn winding, paper roll cores, and concrete form tubes. The market position of the Paper Tubes segment is solidified by their adaptability to different diameters, wall thicknesses, and lengths. The growing emphasis on sustainability and the need for eco-friendly packaging solutions has made paper tubes a preferred choice for industries seeking versatile and environmentally responsible packaging. The market is driven by the demand for eco-friendly packaging solutions and the use of biodegradable and recyclable materials.

By Material:

Virgin Paperboard, made from fresh, untreated wood fibers, is renowned for its superior strength, rigidity, and purity compared to recycled alternatives. It is preferred in industries requiring precision and performance for delicate or heavy products. The demand for high-quality, durable packaging materials, particularly in textiles, paper and printing, and industrial applications, is expected to drive its dominance.


Asia Pacific is Expected to Dominate the Market Over the Forecast Period. The Asia Pacific market is expected to dominate the Paper Tubes and Cores market due to the growth of end-use industries in countries like China, India, Japan, and South Korea, as well as the expanding e-commerce sector and increasing consumer demand for sustainable packaging solutions. The Asia Pacific's manufacturing infrastructure and development initiatives are contributing to the adoption of sustainable packaging solutions in various industries, including textiles and construction. The region's accessibility of raw materials and prominence of inefficient and lightweight packaging in electronics and consumer goods further contribute to its dominance in the market.

Some of The Leading/Active Market Players Are-

  • Sonoco (U.S.)
  • International Paper (U.S.)
  • CBT Cores (U.S.)
  • Valley Industrial Products (U.S.)
  • HBD Packaging (U.S.)
  • Paper Tube Co. (U.S.)
  • Yazoo Mills (U.S.)
  • Ace Paper Tube (U.S.)
  • Canfab Packaging Inc. (Canada)
  • Core Products (U.K.) and Other Active Players

Key Industry Developments

  • In April 2024, International Paper and DS Smith Plc announced that they had reached an agreement on the terms of a recommended all-share combination, creating a global leader in sustainable packaging solutions. The terms of the Combination valued each DS Smith share at 415 pence per share, resulting in IP issuing 0.1285 shares for each DS Smith share. This led to pro forma ownership of 66.3 percent for IP shareholders and 33.7 percent for DS Smith shareholders, implying a transaction value of approximately $9.9 billion. The Combination was expected to close by the fourth quarter of 2024.
  • In January 2024, Sonoco Products Company, one of the largest global sustainable packaging companies, announced that certain of its subsidiaries had entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Protective Solutions business to Black Diamond Capital Management, LLC (“Black Diamond”) for an estimated $80 million in cash. The transaction was subject to customary closing conditions and was expected to be completed in the first half of 2024. This sale resulted from Sonoco’s ongoing evaluation of its business portfolio and was consistent with its strategic and investment priorities.

Key Findings of the Study:

  • Technological advancements in manufacturing processes are enhancing efficiency and product customization, meeting diverse industry needs.
  • The market is driven by an increasing emphasis on eco-friendly and biodegradable packaging solutions due to consumer preferences and industry practices
  • The Asia Pacific region is expected to dominate the market due to the growth of end-use industries, expanding e-commerce sector, and increasing consumer demand for sustainable packaging solutions.
Posted by  Saurabh Bawage
Retina Graphics

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