Folding carton is the second largest packaging type in the paper and paperboard packaging market. However, the demand growth has remained insipid recently as a result of fierce competition from rigid plastic packaging, microflute and flexible packaging.
The under-performing tobacco industry and campaigns against sugary products are also proving some major drags on the demand growth, particularly, in the European folding carton industry. Notwithstanding, Commodity Inside also identified some opportunities and growth pockets which will underpin demand for folding carton over the next five years.
Global Folding Carton Market Outlook to 2021 also examined the implications of invoking Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty on the UK and the global folding carton markets. The shocks are assessed by taking into account various variables in a three-dimensional scenario by using time required for negotiations, impact intensity and impact span.