Global Decorative Plastic and Paper Laminates Market to Hit US$ 113 Billion by 2028: Key Trends and Growth Drivers

Decorative Plastic and Paper Laminates Market

The global decorative plastic and paper laminates market is expected to generate an additional US$ 46 billion between 2018 and 2028. Decorative plastic and paper laminates are expected to grow at a 5.5% CAGR over the forecast period. The global market is anticipated to be worth US$ 66 billion by the end of 2018 and US$ 113 billion by the end of 2028.

Decorative plastic and paper laminates are adaptable materials that can be used to enhance the appearance and durability of a wide range of surfaces. They come in a variety of shapes, textures, and finishes, making them ideal for use in interior design. These laminates, which range from furniture to wall panels, offer a low-cost way to create stylish and visually appealing interiors while protecting underlying surfaces.

Decorative laminates are laminated sheets composed of kraft papers and decorative printed papers that have been fused together using pressure and heat. They are the surface materials that are used to protect and enhance the appearance of engineered wood. Decorative plastic and paper laminates are commonly used in the manufacture of cabinets, countertops, floors, and furniture, among other things.

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Key Insights at a Glance

  • A third of the total market revenue is accounted for by China, followed by Eastern Europe. FMI points to remarkable progress in sales of decorative plastic and paper laminates within BRICS countries.
  • Soaring demand for decorative foils and papers in the commercial sector is prominently responsible for the superiority of low-pressure laminates over high-pressure counterparts.
  • As smaller players dominate the market, the strategic focus remains on product differentiation and cost-competitive pricing. Reduced VOC emissions is another important factor dictating strategic moves of manufacturing SMEs.
  • Key players in decorative plastic and paper laminates landscape are currently concentrating on channelizing their efforts towards strengthening the distribution network, in addition to establishing a direct sales channel.

Rapid Recovery of Residential Housing Sector Firms up the Base for Decorative Plastic & Paper Laminates Demand

Although the commercial sector currently dominates in terms of demand for decorative plastic and paper laminates, the residential housing sector is likely to take over soon. The residential construction realm has been witnessing strong signs of recovery over the past couple of years, which is playing a key driving force for the revenue growth of decorative plastic and paper laminate landscapes.

Moreover, the rapid growth of the hospitality sector is providing a strong impetus to product innovation, thereby pushing the growth of leading bands dealing in the decorative plastic and paper laminate landscape. Commercial construction is also significantly favoring the sales of decorative plastic and paper laminates, as indicated by the report.

Manufacturers of decorative plastic and paper laminates are also capitalizing on opportunities presented by a growing number of remodeling and repainting projects.

Wooden Flooring Trends among Consumers, Following Furniture & Cabinets

Furniture and cabinets account for over half the share of total market value, whereas flooring applications are likely to gradually take over,” says the analyst.

Shifting consumer preferences for laminate flooring in both residential and commercial sectors is creating a heap of investment opportunities for manufacturers of decorative plastic and paper laminates.

“Consumers today seek endurance, scratch resistance, and aesthetics while purchasing furniture for homes or workplaces. Such factors provide the trigger for application-specific innovations in decorative plastic and paper laminates,” the analyst explains further.

Spectacular growth prospects are identified for Asia, North America, and some parts of Eastern Europe.

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Mushrooming Popularity of RTA Furniture Favors Global Sales of Decorative Plastic & Paper Laminates

Constant design innovation, consistent focus on superior quality, and maximum convenience are collectively driving consumer appeal for ready-to-assemble (RTA) furniture, especially in developed markets of North America and Europe.

Manufacturers of both RTA furniture and decorative plastic and paper laminates are making efforts to collaboratively unlock the opportunities – with the additional benefit of less susceptibility to damage during transit and shipping. Penetration of RTA furniture into developing economies is also gradually increasing owing to relatively lower price points and maintenance costs, thereby contributing to sales of decorative plastic and paper laminates.

Digital Print Designs on Decorative Plastic and Paper Laminates Gather Considerable Momentum

Personalization has been trending across industries, and interior decoration is among the prominent ones. Customized digitally printed laminates are specially designed to cater to specific consumer demands regarding print design, pattern, and graphics.

Sheets of digital decorative plastic and paper laminates have high-resolution images printed on them and can be directly applied on furniture, doors, commercials, exhibition stands, and walls. Digital print laminates are creating a slew of opportunities for manufacturers in the decorative plastic and paper laminates landscape.

Key Segmentation

By Type

  • Low Pressure
  • High Pressure
  • Edge Banding

By Application

  • Furniture and Cabinets
  • Flooring
  • Wall Paneling
  • Doors
  • Column Cladding

By End Use

  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Institutional

By Region

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Western Europe
  • Eastern Europe
  • SEA
  • India
  • China
  • Japan
  • MEA

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About the Author

Nikhil Kaitwade

Associate Vice President at Future Market Insights, Inc. has over a decade of experience in market research and business consulting. He has successfully delivered 1500+ client assignments, predominantly in Automotive, Chemicals, Industrial Equipment, Oil & Gas, and Service industries.
His core competency circles around developing research methodology, creating a unique analysis framework, statistical data models for pricing analysis, competition mapping, and market feasibility analysis. His expertise also extends wide and beyond analysis, advising clients on identifying growth potential in established and niche market segments, investment/divestment decisions, and market entry decision-making.
Nikhil holds an MBA degree in Marketing and IT and a Graduate in Mechanical Engineering. Nikhil has authored several publications and quoted in journals like EMS Now, EPR Magazine, and EE Times.

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