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Patrick Cavanagh

Economist, Pulp

Fastmarkets RISI

Patrick Cavanagh is an Economist at Fastmarkets RISI covering international wood pulp markets. Pat contributes to World Pulp Monthly, the World Dissolving Pulp Monitor, the World Pulp & Recovered Paper Forecast, and is the lead author of the 2018 Outlook for the World Fluff Pulp Market.

Pat joined Fastmarkets RISI in 2015. He holds a Master of Science in Resource Economics from the University of Rhode Island, and a Bachelor of Arts from American University.





Specialty fibers: dissolving pulp & fluff pulp

Day 1

Tuesday, 13 August, 2019


  • Overview of the global fluff pulp and dissolved pulp market and industry trends
  • Key demand drivers: demographics, usage rates, and growth in per capita income
  • Outlook for fluff consumption and potential sources of new supply
  • Case for and against increased use of dissolve pulp