Sustainability is More Than Just a Slogan

As sustainability becomes a growing concern across all sectors, the paper industry can tout that its wood and plant-based fiber solutions are some of the most sustainable and ecologically responsible in the world. But the industry can still do much to reduce its carbon footprint.

Innovations using plastics to improve the functional and barrier properties on paperboard grades and paper-based flexible packaging have created new problems for the environment. The industry needs to develop a more sustainable barrier technology for packaging and demonstrate that “sustainability is more than just a slogan.”

This fall, attendees at Specialty Papers US, September 30 – October 2, 2019 in Milwaukee, WI, will have the opportunity hear about a new barrier technology made from sustainable, raw materials that delivers the required performance while being significantly more recyclable, re-pulpable, and compostable than plastics. Larry Hutchinson, Global Market Development Manager at Solenis, will present “Development of More Sustainable Barrier Technology for Packaging” during the Conference’s Innovations in Specialty Papers session.

Specialty Papers US is considered the premier event in North America dedicated to the specialty papers industry. This year, leaders from across the supply chain will gather to discuss the sustainable future of specialty papers. The program, featuring speakers from leading companies such as Cascades-Sonoco, Evonik, Michelman, Novolex, Solenis, Sustana, and Waste Management, focuses on new innovations and applications, market trends, cutting-edge technologies, sustainable solutions, improving printability, and more. The Conference is organized by TAPPI and Smithers Pira.

Attendees can receive a discount if they register by the Early Bird deadline of August 9, 2019. They can get an additional 15% off their registration by entering codes: TAPPISPUS19. Register here.

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