Stone Paper Market

Stone Paper Market

Stone Paper Market Forecasts to 2028 - Global Analysis By Product Type (Rich Mineral Paper , Rich Mineral Board, Safe Paper, Stone Thermal and Other Product Types), Material Type (Calcium Carbonate, High-density Polyethylene (HDPE) and Other Material Types), Distribution Channel, Application and By Geography

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Published: 2023 ID: SMRC23175

This report covers the impact of COVID-19 on this global market

Years Covered


Estimated Year Value (2022)

US $831.4 MN

Projected Year Value (2028)

US $1319.3 MN

CAGR (2022 - 2028)


Regions Covered

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa

Countries Covered

US, Canada, Mexico, Germany, UK, Italy, France, Spain, Japan, China, India, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Rest of Asia Pacific, South America, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Middle East & Africa, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, and South Africa

Largest Market

North America

Highest Growing Market

Asia Pacific

According to Stratistics MRC, the Global Stone Paper Market is accounted for $831.4 million in 2022 and is expected to reach $1,319.3 million by 2028 growing at a CAGR of 8.0% during the forecast period. Stone paper is primarily made of recycled materials and a binder based on polyethylene. The longevity and flame-resistance of stone paper are additional benefits. Stone paper is used to make waterproof journals, field notebooks, manuals, maps, and charts due to its exceptional durability. Stone paper decreases reliance on trees, which lessens deforestation and helps the world achieve its sustainable development goals.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), global usage of conventional paper has surged by 400% in the last 40 years. In addition, it takes roughly 23 big trees to cut four metric tonnes of wood chip for one tonne of traditional papers.

Market Dynamics:


Rising demand for sustainable and green goods

Traditional paper is made from wood pulp and is used for writing, printing, books, notebooks, packaging, and other purposes. Given the large number of trees being cut down to obtain raw materials, the wood pulp and paper industry has become unsustainable. Trees are consumed at a faster rate than they are growing. For the paper industry, large areas of forest cover have been cleared. Unchecked deforestation has decreased the global capacity to absorb carbon dioxide, which has eventually contributed to the current climate change crisis. As a result, there is a renewed push for the production and consumption of affordable, high-quality, sustainable, recyclable, and stone paper. Moreover, they are high-quality goods with characteristics similar to being water-resistant, recyclable, and having a high pulling strength. In the storage, packaging, logistics, food and beverage, FMCG, and related industries, they are used.


Stone paper is more expensive than regular paper

Stone Paper is still in the conceptual and commercialization stages. The procedures and systems involved in the processes have many steps, from purchasing the raw materials to providing after-market services. Contrary to the traditional wood pulp paper-making industry, which is a tried-and-true and well-established economic unit, these products are challenging to produce. For the majority of people on earth, stone papers are inaccessible due to their high cost. Additionally, the widespread accessibility of conventional paper and its extensive network of distributors and retailers provide the average consumer with a less expensive alternative. Due to the high retail prices of stone paper, a large portion of the population will be alienated, which will hinder the expansion of this market.


Expanding market for packaged goods

Due to urbanization and rising disposable incomes, packaged food and beverages are more in demand in developing countries. The expansion of the packaging industry has also been aided by the rise in internet usage and e-commerce, which have increased demand for packaging supplies. As pre-packaged goods retail chains proliferate in developing nations, the demand for stone papers will rise. Since stone papers can be produced without the use of wood pulp, the urgent need to adopt sustainable development models will be beneficial for the market. The expanding industries in food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, personal care, and packaging in developing nations are therefore anticipated to present the stone paper market with promising opportunities.


Stone paper production is technologically constrained

A stone paper can't exactly duplicate the traits and features of a good conventional paper. For instance, stone paper can't be printed well on personal printers. Stone paper's dependability and durability are called into question because of the degradation that results from prolonged sunlight or UV exposure. With temporary technologies, the production scale cannot be raised to that of conventional paper. The global stone paper market has suffered as a result of the shift toward automation and digitization and the consequent decrease in paper demand. Therefore, the growth of the stone paper market will be hampered by technological limitations.

Covid-19 Impact:

The COVID-19 pandemic situation has caused a change in the packaging industry's demand for stone paper. Due to the outbreak, governments all over the world have implemented lockdowns and restrictions on travel and logistics. The demand for stone paper has been impacted by the temporary suspension of production activities. Due to the lockdown situation, manufacturers all over the world were forced to close their production lines due to a lack of workers. Additionally, producers of packaging and paper anticipate a decline in demand, which will cause financial hardship for clients, companies, and communities. Consumer demand is anticipated to decline as a result of the ongoing economic crisis, which could have an adverse effect on stone paper revenue generation and production in the future.

The rich mineral paper segment is expected to be the largest during the forecast period

The rich mineral paper segment is expected to have a largest growth during the forecast period. The paper is utilized to create notepads, notebooks, paper bags, envelopes, and other products for military, underwater, and covert operations. Its price is anticipated to decrease by 20–30%, making stone paper significantly less expensive than alternative paper products as paper technology advances, market competition rises, and stone paper is used more frequently.

The labelling papers segment is expected to have the highest CAGR during the forecast period

The labelling papers segment is anticipated to witness the fastest CAGR growth during the forecast period. Cost-effectiveness and flexibility are the main factors driving the demand for labelling applications. Wrapper applications, colored notes, sticky notes, shelf tags, and shelf signage are all examples of labelling applications. It also includes office uses, flags, wine bottles, identity cards, airline luggage, bottle tags, and door hangs, in addition to product tags and labelling. Food and beverage packaging applications have a high demand for labelling because the labels provide comprehensive information about the ingredients used. Manufacturers label their brands in order to achieve product differentiation and grab consumers' attention.

Region with largest share:

The North America region market is estimated to witness a largest share of the global Stone Paper market during the forecast period. The development of stone paper manufacturing industries, rising paper technology, an established distribution network, and backing from regional governments and environmental groups have all contributed to the industry's expansion. Furthermore, the demand for stone paper is supported by the rising need for decorative packaging and labelling materials. U.S. producers like International Paper and Ball Corporation are likely to support the growth of the stone-paper market by increasing demand for stone paper in packaging, which should increase demand for stone paper in the U.S.

Region with highest CAGR:

Asia Pacific is projected to have the highest CAGR over the forecast period, due to the rising demand for more environmentally friendly packaging and labelling, stone paper has a minimal impact on the environment. It drastically cuts down on both water use and tree cutting, which lowers carbon emissions. In addition, Shenzhen Stone Paper Enterprise Ltd., Changzhou Ji Li Paper Industry Co. Ltd., and other significant businesses in this area support market expansion.

Key players in the market

Some of the key players in Stone Paper Market include AM Packaging Company Limited, Anydesign srl, Gaia-concept BV, Guangzhou Myhome Wallpaper Co. Ltd., KapStone, Pishgaman Sanat Sabz Co., Pishgaman Stone Paper, Shenzhen Stone Paper Enterprise, Sphera International, Stone Paper Italia, STP Stone Paper GmbH, Taiwan Lung Meng Advanced Composite Materials Co., Ltd., Taiwan Lungmeng Composite Material Co. Ltd., TBM Co., Ltd. and The Stone Paper Company.

Key Developments:

In February 2022, VSP Paper Mill LLP launched a new range of stone paper products, including notebooks, notepads, and envelopes, made from 100% recycled stone and resin.

In November 2021, Siyuan Group launched a new range of stone paper products that are biodegradable, waterproof, and resistant to tearing, making them ideal for outdoor and packaging applications.
In September 2021, Dalian Cheng Xin Industrial Co., Ltd. introduced a new range of stone paper products that are FDA-approved and suitable for food packaging applications.

Product Types Covered:
• Rich Mineral Paper
• Rich Mineral Board
• Safe Paper
• Stone Thermal
• Other Product Types

Material Types Covered:
• Calcium Carbonate
• High-density Polyethylene (HDPE)
• Other Material Types

Distribution Channels Covered:
• Direct Sales
• Online
• Other Distribution Channels

Applications Covered:
• Packaging Papers
• Stationery
• Labeling Papers
• Tags
• Self-adhesive Papers
• Decoration
• Industrial
• Printing
• Marketing & Advertising
• Hoardings & Banners
• Molds & Cast Structures
• Other Applications

Regions Covered:
• North America
o US
o Canada
o Mexico
• Europe
o Germany
o UK
o Italy
o France
o Spain
o Rest of Europe
• Asia Pacific
o Japan
o China
o India
o Australia
o New Zealand
o South Korea
o Rest of Asia Pacific
• South America
o Argentina
o Brazil
o Chile
o Rest of South America
• Middle East & Africa
o Saudi Arabia
o Qatar
o South Africa
o Rest of Middle East & Africa

What our report offers:
- Market share assessments for the regional and country-level segments
- Strategic recommendations for the new entrants
- Covers Market data for the years 2020, 2021, 2022, 2025, and 2028
- Market Trends (Drivers, Constraints, Opportunities, Threats, Challenges, Investment Opportunities, and recommendations)
- Strategic recommendations in key business segments based on the market estimations
- Competitive landscaping mapping the key common trends
- Company profiling with detailed strategies, financials, and recent developments
- Supply chain trends mapping the latest technological advancements

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Table of Contents

1 Executive Summary

2 Preface
2.1 Abstract
2.2 Stake Holders
2.3 Research Scope
2.4 Research Methodology
2.4.1 Data Mining
2.4.2 Data Analysis
2.4.3 Data Validation
2.4.4 Research Approach
2.5 Research Sources
2.5.1 Primary Research Sources
2.5.2 Secondary Research Sources
2.5.3 Assumptions

3 Market Trend Analysis
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Drivers
3.3 Restraints
3.4 Opportunities
3.5 Threats
3.6 Product Analysis
3.7 Application Analysis
3.8 Emerging Markets
3.9 Impact of Covid-19

4 Porters Five Force Analysis
4.1 Bargaining power of suppliers
4.2 Bargaining power of buyers
4.3 Threat of substitutes
4.4 Threat of new entrants
4.5 Competitive rivalry

5 Global Stone Paper Market, By Product Type
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Rich Mineral Paper
5.3 Rich Mineral Board
5.4 Safe Paper
5.5 Stone Thermal
5.6 Other Product Types

6 Global Stone Paper Market, By Material Type
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Calcium Carbonate
6.3 High-density Polyethylene (HDPE)
6.4 Other Material Types

7 Global Stone Paper Market, By Distribution Channel
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Direct Sales
7.3 Online
7.3.1 Retail
7.4 Other Distribution Channels

8 Global Stone Paper Market, By Application
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Packaging Papers
8.2.1 Food Products
8.2.2 Non-Food Products
8.3 Stationery
8.3.1 Post Cards
8.3.2 Files & Folders
8.3.3 Labels & Tags
8.3.4 Holding Trays
8.3.5 Other Stationeries
8.4 Labeling Papers
8.5 Tags
8.6 Self-adhesive Papers
8.7 Decoration
8.8 Industrial
8.9 Printing
8.10 Marketing & Advertising
8.11 Hoardings & Banners
8.12 Molds & Cast Structures
8.13 Other Applications

9 Global Stone Paper Market, By Geography
9.1 Introduction
9.2 North America
9.2.1 US
9.2.2 Canada
9.2.3 Mexico
9.3 Europe
9.3.1 Germany
9.3.2 UK
9.3.3 Italy
9.3.4 France
9.3.5 Spain
9.3.6 Rest of Europe
9.4 Asia Pacific
9.4.1 Japan
9.4.2 China
9.4.3 India
9.4.4 Australia
9.4.5 New Zealand
9.4.6 South Korea
9.4.7 Rest of Asia Pacific
9.5 South America
9.5.1 Argentina
9.5.2 Brazil
9.5.3 Chile
9.5.4 Rest of South America
9.6 Middle East & Africa
9.6.1 Saudi Arabia
9.6.2 UAE
9.6.3 Qatar
9.6.4 South Africa
9.6.5 Rest of Middle East & Africa

10 Key Developments
10.1 Agreements, Partnerships, Collaborations and Joint Ventures
10.2 Acquisitions & Mergers
10.3 New Product Launch
10.4 Expansions
10.5 Other Key Strategies

11 Company Profiling
11.1 AM Packaging Company Limited
11.2 Anydesign srl
11.3 Gaia-concept BV
11.4 Guangzhou Myhome Wallpaper Co. Ltd.
11.5 KapStone
11.6 Pishgaman Sanat Sabz Co.
11.7 Pishgaman Stone Paper
11.8 Shenzhen Stone Paper Enterprise
11.9 Sphera International
11.10 Stone Paper Italia
11.11 STP Stone Paper GmbH
11.12 Taiwan Lung Meng Advanced Composite Materials Co., Ltd.
11.13 Taiwan Lungmeng Composite Material Co. Ltd.
11.14 TBM Co., Ltd.
11.15 The Stone Paper Company

List of Tables
1 Global Stone Paper Market Outlook, By Region (2020-2028) ($MN)
2 Global Stone Paper Market Outlook, By Product Type (2020-2028) ($MN)
3 Global Stone Paper Market Outlook, By Rich Mineral Paper (2020-2028) ($MN)
4 Global Stone Paper Market Outlook, By Rich Mineral Board (2020-2028) ($MN)
5 Global Stone Paper Market Outlook, By Safe Paper (2020-2028) ($MN)
6 Global Stone Paper Market Outlook, By Stone Thermal (2020-2028) ($MN)
7 Global Stone Paper Market Outlook, By Other Product Types (2020-2028) ($MN)
8 Global Stone Paper Market Outlook, By Material Type (2020-2028) ($MN)
9 Global Stone Paper Market Outlook, By Calcium Carbonate (2020-2028) ($MN)
10 Global Stone Paper Market Outlook, By High-density Polyethylene (HDPE) (2020-2028) ($MN)
11 Global Stone Paper Market Outlook, By Other Material Types (2020-2028) ($MN)
12 Global Stone Paper Market Outlook, By Distribution Channel (2020-2028) ($MN)
13 Global Stone Paper Market Outlook, By Direct Sales (2020-2028) ($MN)
14 Global Stone Paper Market Outlook, By Online (2020-2028) ($MN)
15 Global Stone Paper Market Outlook, By Retail (2020-2028) ($MN)
16 Global Stone Paper Market Outlook, By Other Distribution Channels (2020-2028) ($MN)
17 Global Stone Paper Market Outlook, By Application (2020-2028) ($MN)
18 Global Stone Paper Market Outlook, By Packaging Papers (2020-2028) ($MN)
19 Global Stone Paper Market Outlook, By Food Products (2020-2028) ($MN)
20 Global Stone Paper Market Outlook, By Non-Food Products (2020-2028) ($MN)
21 Global Stone Paper Market Outlook, By Stationery (2020-2028) ($MN)
22 Global Stone Paper Market Outlook, By Post Cards (2020-2028) ($MN)
23 Global Stone Paper Market Outlook, By Files & Folders (2020-2028) ($MN)
24 Global Stone Paper Market Outlook, By Labels & Tags (2020-2028) ($MN)
25 Global Stone Paper Market Outlook, By Holding Trays (2020-2028) ($MN)
26 Global Stone Paper Market Outlook, By Other Stationeries (2020-2028) ($MN)
27 Global Stone Paper Market Outlook, By Labeling Papers (2020-2028) ($MN)
28 Global Stone Paper Market Outlook, By Tags (2020-2028) ($MN)
29 Global Stone Paper Market Outlook, By Self-adhesive Papers (2020-2028) ($MN)
30 Global Stone Paper Market Outlook, By Decoration (2020-2028) ($MN)
31 Global Stone Paper Market Outlook, By Industrial (2020-2028) ($MN)
32 Global Stone Paper Market Outlook, By Printing (2020-2028) ($MN)
33 Global Stone Paper Market Outlook, By Marketing & Advertising (2020-2028) ($MN)
34 Global Stone Paper Market Outlook, By Hoardings & Banners (2020-2028) ($MN)
35 Global Stone Paper Market Outlook, By Molds & Cast Structures (2020-2028) ($MN)
36 Global Stone Paper Market Outlook, By Other Applications (2020-2028) ($MN)

Note: Tables for North America, Europe, APAC, South America, and Middle East & Africa Regions are also represented in the same manner as above.

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