Cellulose: May the Force Be with You
The growth in print decoupled from general economic growth in the ’90s, and the demand for printed products has now been declining for a decade. Between 2000 and 2010, printing and writing paper demand fell by 24 percent.
This has challenged the entire supply chain. Printers are adding value-added services, paper merchants are selling a range of products in addition to paper, and paper manufacturers are looking into biofuels, as well as lignin and cellulose based products.
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.