Food contact paper is widely utilized for packaging food, including takeaway foods, liquids & beverages, fruits, bakery products, and several others. Food contact paper is an emerging choice among manufacturers and consumers for packaging foods as packaging plays a vital role. Also, the product manufacturers emphasize product innovations and packaging solutions that offer temperature resistance, grease resistance, and moisture resistant packaging.

One of the key factors fuelling the growth of the global food contact paper market is the growing usage of online food delivery systems by several hotels, restaurants, and food joints. In addition, contact food papers have emerged as a cost-effective and eco-friendly packaging solution among manufacturers. The utilization of high-performance materials in the packaging sector is likely to further complement the growth of the market. It helps in extending the shelf life and heightening its efficiency for preventing food contamination.

The growing disposable income of people is also positively impacting the growth of the market. The emergence of food chains like Zomato, food panda, Swiggy, UberEats, and several others are further penetrating the food contact paper deep into society. The advent of e-commerce platforms has significantly revolutionized the market. There is a growing demand for lightweight and sustainable materials for packaging food and beverage stuff, thereby these contact papers are helping vendors to improve their performance and stay compliant. The recyclability nature of these food contact papers is likely to accentuate the growth of the global food contact paper market over the forecasted period.

The global food contact paper market can be segmented into application, thickness, type, end-user, and region.

By application, the market can be segmented into baby food, fast food, fresh food, dairy product, bakery & confectionery products, and others.

By thickness, the market can be segmented into above 50 GSM, 30-50 GSM, and 30 GSM.

By type, the market can be segmented into recyclable, specialty, and kraft paper.

By end-user, the market can be segmented into the airline, railway, catering, movies & cinemas, fast food outlets, bakeries & cafes, hotels & restaurants, and others.

North America accounts for the largest share in the global food contact paper market due to the growing consumption of packaged and ready-to-eat food products in the region. Also, the presence of a prominent market leader in the region along with growing infrastructure for recyclability of glass, metals, and plastic materials is further likely to promulgate the growth of the regional market over the forecasted period.

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Some of the significant players in the global food contact paper market are Seaman Paper Company, BPM Inc., Pudumjee Paper Products, Westrock Company, Asian Pulp & Paper Company, PT. Indah Kiat Pulp & Paper Tbk, Harwal Group of Companies, Ahlstrom-Munksjo, SCG Packaging PCL, KRPA Holding CZ, a.s., Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc., Nordic Paper, Twin River Paper Company, and Mondi Plc. To cite, Asian pulp & paper group in July 2019 extended its collaboration agreement with 3 companies namely, Promasa, Krishna, Papelera Kino. This initiative was aimed to offer premium and sustainability in Mexico for food packaging.