Coated Paper Prices Debate Continued
As previously reported on PIworld.com, D. Edward Tree wrote on Dead Tree Edition that coated paper prices were set for a collapse, citing falling demand. Paper Guru replied that paper prices would be determined by supply and demand, not by demand alone, and suggested that the mills would balance supply and demand. D. Edward Tree responded that the coated mills were in bad shape financially and could not afford to idle mills, and thus would not be able to balance supply and demand.
Jack Miller is founder and Principal Consultant at Market-Intell LLC, offering Need to Know™ market intelligence in paper, print and packaging. Previously, he was senior consultant, North America, with Pira International.
Known as the Paper Guru, Jack is the former director of Market Intelligence with Domtar, where he also held positions as regional sales manager, territory sales manager and product manager. He has presented at On Demand, RISI’s Global Outlook, PRIMIR, SustainCom World and at various IntertechPira conferences. Jack has written for Printing Impressions, Canadian Printer, Paper 360, PaperTree Letter and Package Printing, along with publishing a monthly e-newsletter, MarketIntellibits.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from The College of the Holy Cross and has done graduate studies in Statistics and Finance.