TAPPI, Paperboard Packaging 2010 will bring together leading minds in paperboard and associated industries to discuss the current challenges and opportunities facing converters, mills and end users.
The first day of the conference will commence with a macro-economic analysis of mature market dynamics from NORDEA CORPORATE MERCHANT BANK, followed by new market data on global paperboard packaging markets by PIRA INTERNATIONAL. Opportunities through R&D in paperboard packaging will be discussed by PAKKAUSTEKNOLOGIA-
Afternoon sessions will be focussed on sustainability, starting with PIRA INTERNATIONAL defining what sustainability means itself and followed by a papermaker case study on the sustainability at the mill from IGGESUND PAPERBOARD. Developments and innovation in recycling paperboard packaging will be discussed by speakers from MAYER-MELNHOF KARTON while ASIA PULP & PAPER’s presentation will analyse the Asian markets and sustainability’
Day two of the conference takes a more technical angle on manipulation of paperboard properties, while retaining the commercial angle. It will begin with speakers from KORSNÄS focusing at enhancing the functionality of paperboard packaging, CYPAK illustrating how to exploit new technologies in this packaging format, and IMERYS will analyse fresh commercial opportunities for paperboard enabled by improved barrier coatings. The conference will end with a talk on novel applications with fillers and coatings by KEMIRA and a presentation from KARLSTAD UNIVERSITY on how to improve strength and rigidity.
“We are proud to launch this conference in collaboration with TAPPI. Our joint expertise brings together an unparalleled partnership in paperboard packaging, and we are pleased to present such a strong conference programme,” said Robert Stead, Head of Events at Pira International. “Paperboard has strong growth potential, and will become even more of a key area for papermakers in the future, and it’s clear that it still holds high interest for brands and retailers, as Tesco will illustrate.”
Attending this conference will also provide extensive networking opportunities with paperboard experts from Pira and TAPPI, as well as across the whole industry supply chain. The complete programme and more information about the event can be found on the conference official website www.paperboardpack.com
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