(1) The concept of food and medical packaging paper
Food and medical packaging paper generally refers to special paper used in food industry and medical industry packaging. Food packaging paper, such as the packaging of melon seeds, potato chips, hamburgers, raw meat, milk, cakes, etc.; medical packaging paper, such as the packaging paper of medical equipment such as syringes.
(2) Development status of my country's food and medical packaging paper industry
Food and medical packaging paper is the fastest growing paper in my country's specialty paper industry. With the improvement of the domestic people's consumption level, the improvement of safety and hygiene standards, and the enhancement of environmental protection awareness, this paper has gained greater market potential, and the consumption demand has continued to grow.
(3) Market supply and demand of my country's food and medical packaging paper industry
① Market supply
In 2015, the domestic output of special paper for food packaging was about 1.2 million tons, with a compound growth rate of about 4.4% in the past five years, of which the output of non-container packaging paper was about 293,000 tons.
With the aging of the population, the increase in the incidence of chronic diseases and the heightened awareness of residents' medical and health care, the demand for medical devices and their packaging continues to grow. Against this background, the output of domestic medical packaging paper is also increasing steadily. In 2015, the market size of special paper for medical packaging in my country was about 1.22 billion yuan, and the output has exceeded 100,000 tons, with a compound growth rate of about 15% in the past five years.
② Market demand analysis
Food and medical packaging paper is one of the most promising types of paper in my country's specialty paper industry. Consumption demand continues to rise, mainly due to: First, the increase in per capita income and the upgrading of residents' consumption levels have increased demand for various segments. Food consumption continues to grow, such as snack foods, baked goods, liquid dairy products, fast food, beverages, etc. Second, domestic medical and health investment expenditures continue to grow, especially as the domestic population structure faces an aging transition and the health insurance system is improved. Consumption of medical devices and pharmaceuticals will maintain a long-term growth trend, which will drive the demand for medical packaging paper to grow.