Envelope Market Size Worth $ 2.54 Billion By 2032 | CAGR: 3.3%

Envelope Market Size Worth $ 2.54 Billion By 2032 | CAGR: 3.3%

The global envelope market size is expected to reach USD 2.54 billion by 2032, according to a new study by Polaris Market Research. The report “Envelope Market Share, Size, Trends, Industry Analysis Report, By Material Type (Paper Envelope, Plastic Envelope); By Thickness; By End-use (Postal Services, Logistics & Shipping, E-commerce, Institutional); By Region; Segment Forecast, 2023 - 2032” gives a detailed insight into current market dynamics and provides analysis on future market growth.

Growing innovations in the industry is driving the growth of market. The introduction of Sonoco's EnviroFlex Paper ULT 1.0, a high barrier paper-based structure, and its recognition by the How2Recycle & “Fibre Box Association's Voluntary Standard for Repulping and Recycling” is driving the market forward. This innovative packaging solution offers superior protection against oxygen, moisture, and grease, making it ideal for preserving perishable items.

The recognition of this packaging solution for its recyclability further aligns with the increasing demand for sustainable and eco-friendly packaging options. Sonoco's commitment to developing innovative and sustainable packaging solutions not only meets consumer expectations but also drives the growth of the global market by providing manufacturers with advanced and environmentally conscious packaging choices.

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The growing demand for sustainable packaging is fueling the growth of the envelope market. As consumers and businesses become increasingly conscious of environmental concerns, there is a strong emphasis on using packaging materials that are eco-friendly and sustainable. The increasing demand for sustainable packaging, which has reached an impressive 81%, is a key driver behind the growth of the market. As more consumers and businesses prioritize environmental considerations, there is a greater need for packaging solutions that are eco-friendly and minimize their carbon footprint.

This surge in demand for sustainable packaging options has prompted envelope manufacturers to develop innovative and environmentally conscious products. These may include envelopes made from recycled materials, biodegradable options, and packaging solutions that utilize energy-efficient production processes. The growing emphasis on sustainability in packaging is propelling the expansion of the envelope market, as manufacturers strive to meet the rising demand for eco-friendly solutions.

Envelope Market Report Highlights

  • Paper Envelope segment is anticipated to witness faster growth in the coming years due to its eco-friendliness, versatility, and professional appearance.
  • 75 to 100 GSM segment accounted for the larger market share owing to the versatility and wide range of applications of envelopes,
  • E-commerce segment is projected to experience a larger revenue share due to the increased shipping volumes, cost-effectiveness, and efficiency.
  • Asia Pacific projected to register a higher growth rate in the study period owing to the growing demand for packaging material.
  • Europe is expected to grow larger revenue share owing to the increasing demand for the envelope industry.
  • The global players include International Paper, Bong AB, Mondi, Cenveo, Sealed Air, UPM-Kymmene, Smurfit Kappa, Coveris Holdings, Fuji Seal International, 3M Company, Neenah, Ennis, Macfarlane, Blake Envelopes, Supremex, Glatfelter, Novolex, Sappi, Wausau Paper & ProAmpac.

Polaris Market Research has segmented the envelope market report based on material type, thickness, end-use and region:

Envelope, Material Type Outlook (Revenue - USD Billion, 2019 - 2032)

  • Paper Envelope
  • Plastic Envelope

Envelope, Thickness Outlook (Revenue - USD Billion, 2019 - 2032)

  • Less than 75 GSM
  • 75 to 100 GSM
  • 101 to 150 GSM
  • Above 150 GSM

Envelope, End-use Outlook (Revenue - USD Billion, 2019 - 2032)

  • Postal Services
  • Logistics & Shipping
  • E-commerce
  • Institutional

Envelope, Regional Outlook (Revenue - USD Billion, 2019 - 2032)

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
    • Netherlands
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Indonesia
    • Malaysia
  • Latin America
    • Argentina
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
  • Middle East & Africa
    • UAE
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Israel
    • South Africa

Envelope Market Report Scope

Report Attributes


Market size value in 2023

USD 1.89 billion

Revenue forecast in 2032

USD 2.54 billion


3.3% from 2023 – 2032

Base year


Historical data

2019 – 2021

Forecast period

2023 – 2032

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD billion and CAGR from 2023 to 2032

Segments covered

By Material Type, By Thickness, By End-use, By Region

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America; Middle East & Africa


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