According to the latest global synthetic paper market report, the sector is anticipated to expand from $526 million in 2020 to $819 million by 2025, growing at a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 9.2 percent throughout the forecast period. Eco-safe synthetic paper and other applications are the primary market drivers.

Synthetic paper is manufactured from synthetic resin extracted from petroleum as the primary material.

And while it carries characteristics that resemble plastic film, synthetic paper’s attributes near those of paper made from wood pulp. Similarly, different synthetic types have features akin to traditional forms.

Synthetic papers are manufactured to serve or last long as plastic. As an extra advantage, they look, feel, and print like customary paper.

A noteworthy pro of synthetic paper over traditional types is that it doesn’t turn yellow, which guarantees a longer shelf life. Furthermore, it is resistant to chemicals, water, and tear and is usually stronger than regular paper.

All synthetics are resistant to UV and fully recyclable, which helps keep them out of the waste cycle. It degrades faster than pulp paper, and unlike polystyrene and PVC-vinyl types, the synthetic form doesn’t rely on chlorine-heavy metals, stearates, or any cancer-causing chemicals during production. That makes it the perfect choice for an eCommerce eco-friendly and sustainable packaging campaign.

Such unmatched performance traits witnessed in synthetic explains its increasing popularity as the preferred raw material in various sectors.

Other desirable features include comparable characteristics to the film, such as resistance to tear, grease, and water.

You can also print its radiant surface just as you would do in regular paper. Their strong nature allows for high-quality printing.

This versatile paper type ensures packaging, labeling, and printing convenience in various sectors from food & drinks to cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.

In the therapeutic sector, usage includes the manufacture of hospital wristbands or labels which benefit from its tear and water-resistant properties.

Useful for both interior and outdoor use, the synthetic paper builds durable signs, posters, opaque window displays, banners, and much more.

Thanks to the different synthetic thicknesses and grades, you can also print business cards, ID cards, neck-tag cards, menus, and manuals from synthetic.

To wrap up

Synthetic paper was introduced to replace wood-type paper as a control measure towards deforestation— on top of the need for more eco-friendly plastic to reduce chemical pollution and waste during burning.

Its applications are far-reaching and can prove beneficial for virtually any industry, organization, or small business.

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