"Binding Intellectual insights for your Business"

Corrugated Board Packaging Market Size, Share & COVID-19 Impact Analysis By Board Type (Single Face Corrugated Board, Single Wall {Double Face} Corrugated Board, Double Wall Corrugated Board, and Triple Wall Corrugated Board), By Flute Type (A Flute, B Flute, C Flute, E Flute, F Flute, BC Flute, and EB Flute), By End-User (Food & Beverages, Personal Care & Cosmetics, E-commerce, Electronics & Electricals, Healthcare, and Others), and Regional Forecast, 2024-2032

Region :Global | Report ID: FBI108360 | Status : Ongoing



Corrugated board packaging is a cost-effective and versatile method to package, protect, and transport a vast range of products. Key factors such as recyclability, light weightness, and biodegradability offered by the packaging generate huge demand for corrugated board packaging. Several perishable goods and processed food items such as meat products, bread, and others require such packaging materials to maintain quality, thus driving market growth. The rising urban population, reduced pulp prices, increased consumer awareness regarding environmentally friendly packaging, and development in the e-commerce industry aid the growth of corrugated board packaging.

  • For instance, in March 2020, Stora Enso, a Finland-based pulp and paper manufacturer, announced the launch of a new sustainable cardboard packaging box developed for pellets. The new packaging box has been designed as an eco-friendly alternative to replacing plastic packaging.

The rising demand for sustainable packaging solutions and growth in e-commerce are the key factors driving the corrugated board packaging market. Corrugated boards are highly versatile and replace flexible plastic bags, thus contributing to market growth. Augmenting demand for healthy and convenient food products has led to the adoption corrugated boards for food packaging. The increasing internet penetration and growing e-commerce shipments also boost the growth of corrugated board packaging worldwide.

Despite the widespread benefits of corrugated board packaging, some setbacks limit the market growth. Corrugated board packaging is not the best fit for packing heavy items as their endurance to mechanical stress is very low. It can also be deformed if exposed to extreme pressure, thus limiting its use in many end-use industries. Moreover, as corrugated board packaging is not a good option for weatherproofing and takes up large space during storage, the market growth is stunted. Volatility in the raw material prices also hampers the development of corrugated board packaging.


The sudden occurrence of the novel coronavirus harmed several end-use industries globally. The production was hampered due to the unavailability of labours, raw materials, and business shutdowns worldwide. The imposed lockdowns to prevent the virus spread caused severe supply chain disruptions, thus impacting the packaging industries. However, the corrugated board packaging market was less affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Manufacturers replaced most packaging material with corrugated packaging to promote their brands in terms of sustainability. During the pandemic, the growing e-commerce industry and demand for convenience food positively impacted the corrugated board packaging market.


By Board Type

By Flute Type

By End-User

By Geography

  • Single Face Corrugated Board

  • Single Wall (Double Face) Corrugated Board

  • Double Wall Corrugated Board

  • Triple Wall Corrugated Board

  • A Flute

  • B Flute

  • C Flute

  • E Flute

  • F Flute

  • BC Flute

  • EB Flute

  • Food & Beverages

  • Personal Care & Cosmetics

  • E-commerce

  • Electronics & Electricals

  • Healthcare

  • Others

  • North America (U.S. and Canada)

  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe)

  • Asia Pacific (Japan, China, India, Australia, Southeast Asia, and Rest of Asia-Pacific)

  • Latin America (Mexico, Brazil, and Rest of Latin America)

  • Middle-East & Africa (South Africa, G.C.C., and Rest of Middle East & Africa)


The report will cover the following key insights:

  • Recent Advancements in the Corrugated Board Packaging Market

  • Key Industry Trends

  • Regulatory Landscape for the Corrugated Board Packaging Market

  • Key Industry Developments (Mergers, Acquisitions, and Partnerships)

  • Impact of COVID-19 on the Market


Based on packaging type, the market is segmented into single-face corrugated board, single-wall (double-face) corrugated board, double-wall corrugated board, and triple-wall corrugated board. Single-face corrugated boards hold the largest share of the global corrugated board packaging market. The board type allows easy printing, wherein different coatings can be applied to their surface. It decreases the weight of the boxes, thereby lowering shipping costs.


Based on flute type, the market is segmented into A flute, B flute, C flute, E flute, F flute, BC flute, and EB flute. The C Flute is the dominating segment of the global corrugated board packaging market. The dominance can be attributed to the high load-bearing capabilities, high performance, widespread applications, and less use of fibre material offered by the C-flute type.


Based on end-user, the market is segmented into food and beverages, personal care and cosmetics, e-commerce, electronics and electrical, healthcare, and others. Food and beverages are the dominating segments of global corrugated board packaging. Busy lifestyles have increased the demand for convenience food products, thus increasing manufacturers' adoption of corrugated board packaging. As the corrugated board packaging withstands long shipping times and keeps away moisture from food products, food and beverages industries utilize them on a large scale.


To gain extensive insights into the market, Request for Customization

The corrugated board packaging market has been studied across North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. North America dominates the regional growth of the global corrugated board packaging market. The growing trend of digitization and the increasing usage of electronic items, automotive, and health and wellness-related products boosts the growth of corrugated board packaging in North America. Asia Pacific is the fastest-growing region due to the growing environmental awareness and increasing demand for greener packaging solutions. Europe will experience steady growth owing to the key developments in electronics industries and the high demand for processed food. Latin America and the Middle East, and Africa will witness moderate growth due to the rise in demand for highly specialized products such as corrugated boards with plastic coatings, lightweight flutes, and others.


The report will include profiles of key players such as Smurfit Kappa, Mondi Group, Sealed Air Corporation, Arabian Packaging Co LLC, Wertheimer Box Corp., Klingele Papierwerke GmbH & Co. KG, DS Smith, Pregis LLC, Design Packaging and Tapes, IPS Packaging and Automation, John Hargreaves Ltd, Hughes Enterprises, Packman Packaging Pvt. Ltd, Asian Packaging Industries, and Trident Paper Box Industries, among others.


  • September 2022 - Palm Group announced the acquisition of the family-owned corrugated board plant, Orsini Imballaggi. The acquisition increases the production capacities of Palm Group in Italy.

  • May 2022 - Mondi announced an investment of USD 302 million to increase corrugated board and cardboard production. This investment helps to expand capacity and increase efficiency in the Czech Republic, Poland, Germany, and Turkey. Of this investment figure, USD 199 million includes its central and eastern European Corrugated Solutions plant network.

  • April 2022 - DS Smith, a U.K.-based sustainable packaging provider, established and propelled a corrugated cardboard box for e-commerce shipments of medical devices. This new corrugated cardboard box features a single-material solution instead of glued packaging with single-use plastic inserts.

  • July 2020 - Sabert Corporation, an innovative food packaging solutions & products manufacturer,  declared the expansion of its sustainable packaging solutions with several new collections. The company introduced a recyclable corrugated & paperboard food packaging kraft collection consisting of post-consumer fibre content.

  • Ongoing
  • 2023
  • 2019-2022

Personalize this Research

  • Granular Research on Specified Regions or Segments
  • Companies Profiled based on User Requirement
  • Broader Insights Pertaining to a Specific Segment or Region
  • Breaking Down Competitive Landscape as per Your Requirement
  • Other Specific Requirement on Customization
Request Customization Banner

Packaging Clients


Client Testimonials

“We are quite happy with the methodology you outlined. We really appreciate the time your team has spent on this project, and the efforts of your team to answer our questions.”

- One of the largest & renowned medical research centers based in the U.S. on a report on the U.S. NIPT Market.

“Thanks a million. The report looks great!”

- Feedback from a consultant on a report on the U.S. Beef Market.

“Thanks for the excellent report and the insights regarding the lactose market.”

- Brazil based company specializing in production of protein ingredients.

“I liked the report; would it be possible to send me the PPT version as I want to use a few slides in an internal presentation that I am preparing.”

- Global Digital Services Agency on a report on the Global Luxury Goods Market.

“This report is really well done and we really appreciate it! Again, I may have questions as we dig in deeper. Thanks again for some really good work.”

- U.S.-based biotechnology company focussing on treatment of chronic pain.

“Kudos to your team. Thank you very much for your support and agility to answer our questions.”

- Europe-based provider of solutions to automate data centre operations.

“We appreciate you and your team taking out time to share the report and data file with us, and we are grateful for the flexibility provided to modify the document as per request. This does help us in our business decision making. We would be pleased to work with you again, and hope to continue our business relationship long into the future.”

- India-based manufacturer of industrial and specialty intermediates with a strong global presence.

“I want to first congratulate you on the great work done on the Medical Platforms project. Thank you so much for all your efforts.”

- One of the largest cosmetics company in the world.

“Thank you very much. I really appreciate the work your team has done. I feel very comfortable recommending your services to some of the other startups that I’m working with, and will likely establish a good long partnership with you.”

- U.S. based startup operating in the cultivated meat market.

“We received the below report on the U.S. market from you. We were very satisfied with the report.”

- Global hearing aids manufacturer.

“I just finished my first pass-through of the report. Great work! Thank you!”

- U.S. based solar racking solutions provider.

“Thanks again for the great work on our last partnership. We are ramping up a new project to understand the imaging and imaging service and distribution market in the U.S.”

- World’s leading advisory firm.

“We feel positive about the results. Based on the presented results, we will do strategic review of this new information and might commission a detailed study on some of the modules included in the report after end of the year. Overall we are very satisfied and please pass on the praise to the team. Thank you for the co-operation!”

- Germany based machine construction company.

“Thank you very much for the very good report. I have another requirement on cutting tools, paper crafts and decorative items.”

- Japanese manufacturing company of stationery products.

“We are happy with the professionalism of your in-house research team as well as the quality of your research reports. Looking forward to work together on similar projects”

- One of the Leading Food Companies in Germany

“We appreciate the teamwork and efficiency for such an exhaustive and comprehensive report. The data offered to us was exactly what we were looking for. Thank you!”

- Intuitive Surgical

“I recommend Fortune Business Insights for their honesty and flexibility. Not only that they were very responsive and dealt with all my questions very quickly but they also responded honestly and flexibly to the detailed requests from us in preparing the research report. We value them as a research company worthy of building long-term relationships.”

- Major Food Company in Japan

“Well done Fortune Business Insights! The report covered all the points and was very detailed. Looking forward to work together in the future”

- Ziering Medical

“It has been a delightful experience working with you guys. Thank you Fortune Business Insights for your efforts and prompt response”

- Major Manufacturer of Precision Machine Parts in India

“I had a great experience working with Fortune Business Insights. The report was very accurate and as per my requirements. Very satisfied with the overall report as it has helped me to build strategies for my business”

- Hewlett-Packard

“This is regarding the recent report I bought from Fortune Business insights. Remarkable job and great efforts by your research team. I would also like to thank the back end team for offering a continuous support and stitching together a report that is so comprehensive and exhaustive”

- Global Management Consulting Firm

“Please pass on our sincere thanks to the whole team at Fortune Business Insights. This is a very good piece of work and will be very helpful to us going forward. We know where we will be getting business intelligence from in the future.”

- UK-based Start-up in the Medical Devices Sector

“Thank you for sending the market report and data. It looks quite comprehensive and the data is exactly what I was looking for. I appreciate the timeliness and responsiveness of you and your team.”

- One of the Largest Companies in the Defence Industry
We use cookies to enhance your experience. By continuing to visit this site you agree to our use of cookies . Privacy.