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N.A. Specialty, Value-Added Paper Market Large, Diverse, Fragmented

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The diverse, fragmented, and often misunderstood North American Specialty and Value-Added Paper market is huge, amounting to more than 6.7 million tons of demand annually and representing sales at the producer level of more than $8.6 billion in 2010, according to a new study by Business Development Advisory (BDA), Marietta, Ga., USA. The 187 page study contains more than 100 tables and includes in-depth analyses of 27 major specialty paper grades (consisting of more than 220 individual applications) targeted at packaging, printing, and technical paper markets.

While total specialty paper demand is projected to grow at an average annual rate of only about 1.3% over the next five years, individual grade and market segments will grow much differently, ranging from a low of -5.4% to a high of 6.7% annually over the next five years. The report also notes that these specialty grades will continue to outperform non specialty papers across each of the seven paper grade segments covered in the study.

"To take advantage of changing market opportunities in this dynamic paper market, it is important for industry participants (paper producers, converters, suppliers, and investors) to understand how these different segments will evolve in the future and where the best opportunities will be for your business," says Frank Perkoswski, president of BDA. "This study provides you with the information and insights you will need to plan your business and effectively position yourself in these markets," he adds.

A detailed table of contents, list of figures, and major segments covered is contained in the study prospectus. Perkowski can be contacted at 770-643-9081 or frank@bd-advisory.com with any questions, or for interest only in certain sections of the study.


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