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- An authoritative listing of the top 20 disruptive technologies that will impact the paper and board industry across 2020–30
- In-depth technology profiles outlining routes to market the commercial impact
- A comprehensive examination of the key trends and drivers that will shape the future of paperboard supply and use.
As the world embraces online shopping, an opportunity is created for the packaging industry, whereas electronic media has been a major disruptor for printed paper. This 10-year analysis looks at how these trends and many others will be impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic in the short and long-term.
The paper and board industry is adapting to the new world order by converting paper machines from printing grades to packaging and making lightweight packaging materials that sometimes contain larger proportions of mechanical and hardwood pulp.
Big Data, artificial intelligence and robotics are being used in the paper and board industry and this report looks at their applications and limitations, and the need for cybersecurity to protect digital platforms.
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- How the top 20 disruptive technologies will transform the paper and board industry over the next decade and beyond
- Comprehensive 10-year forecasts for the implementation of each technology, highlighting key business opportunities and their influence on supply value chains
- Expert insight, case studies and exclusive data and analysis on the commercial opportunities that will be created through application of disruptive technologies in paper and board manufacturing and markets.
The Smithers methodology
- Forestry companies and pulp suppliers
- Paperboard converters
- Paper and pulp processors
- End users.
This report is based on extensive primary and secondary research. Primary research consisted of interviews with experts drawn from key markets. This was supported by secondary research in the form of extensive literature analysis of published data, official government statistics, domestic and international trade organisation data, company websites, industry reports, trade press articles, presentations, and attendance at trade events.
About the author:
Dave McDonald has worked for over 38 years in the forest industry starting his career with Abitibi-Price, as a Research Associate/Mathematician. After six years with Abitibi, McDonald joined the Paprican Papermaking Division. He is currently President of JDMcD Consulting. Dave McDonald has published over 60 papers in professional journals. He is a fellow of TAPPI and PAPTAC and has received many awards, including PAPTAC’s highest technical award, the John Bates Gold Medal.