Ignatov & Company Group - Timber, Pulp & Paper - ForesightWe provide Foresight services in Timber, Pulp & Paper since 1998 – with emphasis in Market & Industry, Technology, and Problem-Specific Foresight.

ICG uses a wide range of the Foresight techniques – such as expert panels, Delphi method, strategic analysis/planning methods (SWOT, PEST, STEER, EPISTEL, etc.), brainstorming, scenario analysis and planning, causal layered analysis (CLA), morphological analysis and cross-consistency assessment, relevance trees, systems engineering, etc.

We have partner relations with governmental agencies responsible for P&P market and safety/standard regulation, several large state-run and private timber and P&P holdings, suppliers of forest and paper machinery, etc. We have abilities to make expert interviews in local languages.

To overcome foresight methods' major limitations (such as ignoring of the minor opinions frequently presenting the “creative” approach not shared with the majority of the experts; experts’ “conformism”; organizational challenges at large expert group management, etc.) we actively use such advanced methods as chaos theory, catastrophe theory, tensor analysis, graphs theory, game theory, case based reasoning (CBR), genetic algorithms, etc. in our Foresight projects.

Here is what we can cover as related to the foresight in Timber, Pulp & Paper markets:

  • Timber
  • Wood board (MDF, OSB, particle board, fiber board, plywood/veneer, etc.)
  • Pulp
  • Paper
    • Offset
    • Newsprint
    • Soft paper
    • Cartographic
    • Labelingpaper
    • Wall paper
    • Drawing paper
    • Texture paper
    • Carbon paper
    • Wrapping paper
    • Cigarette paper
    • Parchment paper
    • Bag paper
    • Insulating paper
  • Cardboard
    • Kraft paper
    • Corrugated paper
    • Packing cardboard
    • Electrical insulating board and press-spahn
    • Waterproof cardboard
    • Roofing cardboard
  • Paper products
    • Sanitary applications
    • Medical applications
    • Packaging applications
    • Office applications
  • Forest machinery
  • Wood board manufacturing equipment
  • Pulp manufacturing equipment
  • Paper converting equipment