According to the “Policy and Pulp and Paper Enzyme Industry Market Outlook 2017-2024” report, by 2024, the value of the global pulp and papermaking enzyme industry will reach US$225 million, and the output will exceed 9,500 tons. Pulp and papermaking enzymes are mainly used in the pulp and papermaking process. Deinking and fibrosis technology needs. In addition, with the increasing awareness of environmental protection, reducing energy consumption and reducing the degree of paper industry's negative impact on the environment can not be separated from the extensive use of pulp and paper enzymes.
The report shows that with the increase in the requirements for sustainable recycling packaging in the fields of fast moving consumer goods, health care, pharmaceuticals and food packaging, paper packaging applications have become increasingly widespread, which has led to the development of the pulp and paper industry, light, durable and convenient. Anti-tamper packaging is increasingly welcome. According to the forecast and analysis, the market value of the global packaging industry will exceed US$1 trillion in 2021 with an annual growth rate of 3.5%. In 2016, the market share of paper packaging accounted for 36% of the global packaging market. Among them, the prevalence of e-commerce has further promoted the development of the packaging market. In 2016, Amazon's annual sales exceeded US$136 billion, of which demand for packaging paperboard was particularly strong. Recyclable, durable and versatile features enabled the paper packaging market to prosper.
Pulping and papermaking enzymes can optimize the bleaching and deinking process of the pulp. Under the action of enzymes, it can effectively reduce energy consumption and improve efficiency. Paper companies also shift from focusing on reducing costs to paying attention to profit maximization. Using pulp and paper-making enzymes such as hemicellulase, cellulase and lipase optimize the papermaking process and achieve a balanced development.
The use of plastic bag packaging has increased the pressure on the environment and created opportunities for the widespread use of paper packaging industry and pulp and papermaking enzymes. In 2016, the global consumption of plastic bags exceeded RMB 1 trillion, and waste plastics entered major water bodies, bringing great threats to marine life. About 100,000 marine organisms die each year due to white pollution. At present, the European and American governments have strongly supported recyclable packaging and introduced strict environmental protection policies, which have greatly promoted the development of the paper packaging and papermaking enzyme industry.
In addition, the printing industry's demand for pulp and papermaking enzymes should not be underestimated. The growing demand for advertising printing, packaging surface printing, and book printing for colleges and universities also impose certain requirements on the characteristics of paper, and promote the progress of papermaking enzyme industry. However, the pulp and papermaking enzyme industry is also facing certain challenges, especially compared to traditional chemicals, the cost and price of enzymes is relatively high, and the use of electronic products has also reduced people's demand for paper to some extent. In addition, European countries have a relatively strict policy on papermaking, which has led to the closure of many factories and increased industry uncertainty.