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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.



Global dissolving pulp outlook

Session Three - Paper, pulp and packaging perspectives

Wednesday, 29 September, 2021 - 12:15

  • Manmade cellulosic fiber capacity expansion continues at a rapid pace
  • Consumer and brand focus on sustainability driving further gains for viscose fibers against cotton and synthetics
  • Dissolving pulp cost curve set to shift lower as new capacity ramps up in South America
  • Recycled cellulose fibers transition from pilot projects to industrial scale

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