Coated paper is paper which has been coated by a mixture of materials or a polymer to impart certain qualities to the paper, including weight, surface gloss, smoothness or reduced ink absorbency. Various materials, including Kaolinite, calcium carbonate, Bentonite, and talc can be used to coat paper for high quality printing used in packaging industry and in magazines.
The Coated Paper Market is projected to reach USD 7.18 Billion by 2021, at a CAGR of 3.2% from 2016 to 2021. In this study, 2015 has been considered as the base year, and the forecast period is from 2016 to 2021 to estimate the coated paper market. The growing demand for coated paper in Asia-Pacific, Europe, and North America coupled with its increasing demand for packaging and printing applications is expected to drive the coated paper market.
Global coated paper market is expected to witness considerable growth owing to rapidly increasing demand from advertising and packaging industries. Coated paper offers gloss and matte texture finishes leading to rising applications in advertising materials, security papers, newspaper inserts, converted paper products, catalogue and magazines among others.
Coated Board is a coated, thick paper-based material. Coated Board is a paper with a basis weight (grammage) above 224 g/m2, but that is not absolute. Coated Board can be single (SBS) or multi-ply. Coated Board can be cut and formed, is lightweight, and as it is strong, is used in Packaging. Another end-use would be graphic printing, such as book and magazine covers or postcards.