Ten-Year Forecasts of Disruptive Technologies in Paper and Board to 2020

This major new study identifies and profiles the top 25 disruptive technologies that are expected to affect the global pulp and paper supply chain over the next 10 years to 2020.

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Product type: Market report
Date of publication: 19 May 2010
Product format: Digital Copy, Hard Copy
Number of pages: 148

Ten-Year Forecasts of Disruptive Technologies in Paper and Board to 2020 is the essential planning and strategy guide. It provides definitions and descriptions of disruptive technologies that could impact the industry, along with the potential impact the top 25 disruptive technologies will have. It includes exclusive analysis and ten-year forecasts, detailing how current and emerging trends will shape the pulp and paper industries. This report is essential reading for anyone working in the paper and board, and related, industries.

Description

Methodology

Ten-Year Forecasts of Disruptive Technologies in Paper and Board to 2020 is the result of an exhaustive primary research programme incorporating interviews with a panel of leading paper and technology experts. The expert responses were tabulated and ranked to form the overall top 25 technologies. Secondary research was carried out to be able to provide a more detailed description of each item on the top 25 list. In addition, the most recent available data was consulted for worldwide consumption of different grades of pulp, paper, and paperboard products. The report provides a unique depth of information and analysis.

What do you get?

  • Thorough definitions and descriptions of the disruptive technologies that could impact the paper and board industries to 2020
  • An assessment of the potential impact of the top 25 disruptive technologies on the industry over the next 10 years
  • Exclusive paper and board technology forecasts clearly illustrated with 75 tables and figures
  • Technology forecasts according to pulp and paper grades, including transition tables

How will this report benefit you?

  • Identify and understand effects of the top 25 disruptive technologies on the paper industry over the next 10 years
  • Understand global trends affecting the pulp and paper industry
  • Use scenario plans of emerging trends and ten-year predictions of disruptive technologies to plan your business strategy with confidence
  • Identify business opportunities with forecasts to 2020

Who should buy this report?

  • Paper chemical suppliers
  • Paper manufacturers
  • Print equipment manufacturers
  • Packaging converters
  • Consumable and equipment suppliers
  • Brand owners and retailers
  • Industry consultants and analysts

What's included in the price?

  • One hard copy of the report couriered (see order form for postage costs) to
  • you on publication date
  • CD-Rom with searchable PDF
  • Global intranet licence allowing everyone in your organisation electronic access to the study

Table of Contents

Executive summary

Introduction and methodology

  • Overview of project goals
  • Scope of study
  • Top 25 list of disruptive technologies for the pulp and paper supply chain
  • Definitions of key terms
  • Some clarifying questions
  • Methodology (survey of experts and tabulation of their input)

The paper and board supply chain in 2010 and categories of potential disruptions

  • Overview of the paper and board supply chain in 2010
  • Descriptive terms for the investment environment
  • Sectors of the industry
  • Panel ratings for the 61+ potentially disruptive ideas included in the 2010 survey
  • Categories of disruptive innovations affecting the pulp and paper supply chain
    • Descriptions of the survey items by categoryCategory 1: Electronic Media
    • Category 2: Biomass
    • Category 3: Materials
    • Category 4: Markets
    • Category 5: Production
    • Category 6: Computerisation
    • Category 7: Fibres
    • Category 8: Nanotechnology

Disruptive technologies in the paper and board supply chain

  • Summary of the top 25 disruptive technologies resulting from this study
  • merging of certain closely related items into the top 25 list
  • Disruptive technology summaries for top 25 list
    • News on the internet
    • Tablet computing
    • Internet shopping
    • Electronic books and paper
    • Functional coatings
    • Digital archiving
    • On-demand printing
    • Text messaging
    • Air-laid papermaking
    • Cellulosic bioenergy
    • Innovative packaging
    • Radio frequency ID
    • Computer advances
    • Exporting waste fibres
    • Fibre sources
    • Hygienic and bioactive paper
    • Video gaming vs. reading
    • Smart inks
    • Tree bioengineering
    • Microfluting
    • Green marketing, laws
    • Moulded paper products
    • Nanotechnology
    • Web-formed composites
    • Novel paper products

Paper and board technology forecasts to 2020

  • Chapter overview
  • Evidence of a rapid pace of technological change since the preceding study in 2005
  • Technology forecasts according to pulp and paper grades
  • Pulp grades (general)
  • Kraft pulp - unbleached
  • Kraft pulp - bleached
  • Mechanical pulp
  • Recovered fibre (paper recycling)
  • Paper grades (general)
  • Uncoated free-sheet paper
  • Newsprint paper
  • Coated magazine paper
  • Paper bag and similar
  • Linerboard
  • Corrugating medium
  • Coated board
  • Liquid packaging board
  • Tissue and towel
  • Specialty papers and boards
  • Cellulosic bioenergy

Tables and Figures

  • Scorecard of top 25 disruptive technologies of the pulp and paper supply chain, based on panellist ratings
  • Complete listing of the survey results with panel rankings and scores
  • Merging of certain closely related items into the top 25 list
  • News on the internet: Disruptive technology summary
  • Tablet computing: Disruptive technology summary
  • Internet shopping: Disruptive technology summary
  • Electronic books and paper: Disruptive technology summary
  • Functional coatings: Disruptive technology summary
  • Digital archiving: Disruptive technology summary
  • On-demand printing: Disruptive technology summary
  • Text messaging: Disruptive technology summary
  • Air-laid papermaking: Disruptive technology summary
  • Cellulosic bioenergy: Disruptive technology summary
  • Innovative packaging: Disruptive technology summary
  • Radio frequency ID: Disruptive technology summary
  • Computer advances: Disruptive technology summary
  • Exporting waste fibres: Disruptive technology summary
  • Fibre sources: Disruptive technology summary
  • Hygienic and bioactive paper: Disruptive technology summary
  • Video gaming vs. reading: Disruptive technology summary
  • Smart inks: Disruptive technology summary
  • Tree bioengineering: Disruptive technology summary
  • Microfluting: Disruptive technology summary
  • Green marketing, laws: Disruptive technology summary
  • Moulded paper products: Disruptive technology summary
  • Nanotechnology: Disruptive technology summary
  • Web-formed composites: Disruptive technology summary
  • Novel paper products: Disruptive
  • technology summary
  • Transition table for unbleached kraft pulp production
  • Transition table for bleached kraft pulp production
  • Transition table for mechanical pulpproduction
  • Transition table for recovered fibre production (recycling)
  • Transition table for uncoated freesheet paper production
  • Transition table for newsprint paper production
  • Transition table for coated magazine paper production
  • Transition table for bag paper production
  • Transition table for linerboard production
  • Transition table for corrugated medium production
  • Transition table for coated board production
  • Transition table for liquid packaging board production
  • Transition table for tissue and towel production
  • Transition table for specialty papers and boards production
  • Transition table for cellulosic bioenergy production
  • Categories of disruptive technology that can be expected to impact the pulp and paper supply chain during the coming 10 years
  • Potentially disruptive technologies in the electronic media category
  • Potentially disruptive technologies in the biomass category
  • Potentially disruptive technologies in the materials category
  • Potentially disruptive technologies in the market category
  • Potentially disruptive technologies in the production category
  • Potentially disruptive technologies in the computerisation category
  • Potentially disruptive technologies in the fibres category
  • Potentially disruptive technologies in the nanotechnology category
  • Millions of readers of newspapers in the Washington DC area 1961-2003
  • Today's coffee shop scene, where e-news meets traditional news
  • Illustration of the different transit requirements, comparing an internet sales transaction s. a traditional visit to a store
  • Concept of using light from an external source to read the electronic paper of an e-book
  • Division of labour between a paper base-stock and advanced coating layers on a cellulosic base-ply
  • Illustration of two key trends in digital archiving
  • Illustration of how on-demand printing has the potential to change the logistics of delivering printed items to the user
  • Whether hard-copy printouts will ever become commonplace on hand-held messaging devices
  • Simplified illustration of steps in air-laid formation of paper from dry cellulosic pulp
  • Illustration to emphasise four categories of biomass from a tree with their potential uses
  • Typical cycle for domestic pulp and paper production at a source country, with much of the used paper becoming collected and exported
  • Dimensions of commonly used wood fibres for papermaking
  • Artistic depiction of a 'smart box'
  • Biosynthetic steps in main route to form a key precursor of lignin (sinapyl alcohol) from a starting compound (cinnamate)
  • Representation of the most widely used standard formats for fluting (corrugation) in the manufacture of corrugated board
  • Images of three widely known certification emblems
  • Examples of packaging items that can be made from moulding of paper pulp
  • Representation of three aspects of nanotechnology that are particularly likely to have influence on future product developments for pulp and paper
  • Example of the range of composition of composite material that can be formed on a paper machine
  • Plot of the rank order of items that appeared in top 25 lists in both the previous 2005 edition and the current 2010 edition
  • Plot of the scores of items (potential impact times likelihood of full implementation) that appeared in top 25 lists in both the previous 2005 edition and the current 2010 edition

Author Biography

Martin Hubbe

Professor and distinguished scientist, Department of Forest Biomaterials, North Carolina State University

Martin Hubbe is an international authority in the field of biomaterials and paper and has been active in his research for the past 34 years. His expertise includes colloidal chemistry, polyelectrolyte interactions, electrokinetic phenomena, and adhesive properties of polyampholytes. Martin's research extends to papermaking chemistry, strength additives, dyes, online charge control and paper machine process optimisation. Martin is the founding co-editor of BioResources.com, a peer-reviewed journal devoted to the science of lignocellulosic materials, and has co-authored 20 other related publications.