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Matt Elhardt

As VP of Global Sales, Matt leads our customer facing team and its mandate of helping clients utilize our world-class data, business intelligence systems, and expertise to improve their business.

Recent Posts

June 13, 2023
US OCC Prices Are Now Lower Than Contract – What Does It Mean?
Over the last several months, an interesting flip has occurred in the OCC market. Prices for OCC bought on the spot market are now lower than those...
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January 09, 2023
Predictions for the Global Pulp and Paper Industry in 2023
Similar to previous years, the Pulp and Paper industry underwent some significant changes and faced some unexpected challenges in 2022. Despite the...
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November 28, 2022
Analyzing the US OCC Supply Curve
Supply curves are critical for procurement strategy and capital planning, offering a powerful tool for professionals studying markets and charting...
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September 28, 2022
Wood Chip Supplies Diminish and Prices Soar in the Pacific Northwest
Labor union strikes and industry developments that have pinched the supply of conifer wood chips in the Pacific Northwest (PNW) now have a number of...
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April 12, 2022
10 Interesting Facts About the Current Global Tissue Market
To say that global geopolitical, trade flows and economic structures are stressed would be an understatement. Over the course of the last two years,...
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February 28, 2022
Benchmarking Water Usage: An Increasingly Important Metric for Pulp & Paper Producers
Pursuing eco-friendly business practices and prioritizing sustainability issues continues to be a major initiative across a number of global...
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February 21, 2022
Fisher Provides Big Brands a Transparent Way to Verify the Carbon Claims of Their Suppliers
ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) is a hot topic – both in the investment world and the world of consumer brands. And within the realm of...
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January 04, 2022
Predictions for the Global Pulp and Paper Industry in 2022
Similar to 2020, the Pulp and Paper industry underwent some significant changes in 2021—some expected, some unexpected. However, despite the...
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December 15, 2021
How Are Global Supply Chain Disruptions Impacting Corrugated?
The pulp & paper industry is a very capital-intensive segment — from the mill gate to converting facility and everything in between. For example, a...
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November 17, 2021
How Is Amazon Responding to the Booming Corrugated Demand?
We recently discussed the direct and indirect impacts the COVID-19 pandemic has had on e-commerce and the corrugated segment over the last 18 months....
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October 27, 2021
COVID Supercharged E-Commerce and Packaging: What’s Next?
The COVID-19 pandemic had immediate, cascading effects across the globe during its onset in 1Q2020. While most economies seem to have skirted...
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September 27, 2021
NA Public Companies Own the Largest Share of Papermaking Capacity – So Why Have They Built Far Fewer New Machines than Private Companies?
In North America, publicly traded companies such as International Paper, Procter and Gamble, and Verso own the lion’s share of papermaking capacity....
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March 22, 2021
What Regulatory Impacts Could the New Administration Bring to Tissue?
Shortly after President Joe Biden was sworn into office, we wrote a piece discussing the possible impacts the new administration could have on the...
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February 22, 2021
Do You Know How to Fix What’s Slowly Killing Your Company?
Robust, competitive markets force participants in those markets to learn how to serve their customers in more efficient, cost effective ways, or else...
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February 17, 2021
Could New Carbon Regulations Impact the Tissue Industry?
On January 20, 2021 Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States, which capped off an especially contentious election season....
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June 24, 2020
How and Why Do Prices Really Move in the Paper Industry?
Standard economic theory holds that prices are determined by the intersection of supply and demand. As the theory goes, one only needs to understand...
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April 03, 2020
Global Printing & Writing: Are More Storm Clouds Ahead Amid COVID-19?
Like most, I’m reading the daily updates about the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, and if anything is certain, it’s the uncertainty of the overall...
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