A concentrated, comprehensive two days devoted to the latest business and technical developments in the field await converters at the Specialty Papers 2012 conference. Set for Nov. 7-8 at the Hyatt Rosemont Hotel in Chicago, the program is jointly organized by Smithers Pira and TAPPI.
Here’s what you can expect: 1) The newest information on market trends for specialty papers and the outlook for the pulp market in 2013 and beyond. 2) Paper mill presentations on new technologies they are developing for specialty grades and how they have bounced back from difficult economic times and global trends. 3) Exclusive technical content on curtain coating plus all the latest updates on packaging, print, applications and technology developments. 4) A special presentation from the Chairman of the Functional Paper Society of Japan to celebrate that group’s 50th anniversary.
A few of the talks I’m looking forward to include:
- “Specialty Paper Trends – How to Profit in the New Normal” by Frank Perkowski, president, Business Development Advisory
- “Open Innovation – Specialty Products Perspective” by Dr. Daniel Bunker, mgr. of fiber technology R&D, Fibermark
- “Market-based performance requirements for barrier-treated specialty paper & board” by Dr. Joe Ishley, technical services, and Dr. Frank Adamsky, Unidyne marketing mgr., Daikin America
- “Flexible Packaging and Labeling Opportunities” by Huston Keith, principal, Keymark Associates
- “Paper for production of inexpensive RFID smart tags” by Gopal Iyengar, business innovations mgr., NewPage Specialty Papers
- The three nanotechnology presentations on manufacturing & applications
I will be Tweeting and Blogging a follow-up report on the conference, so follow me in real-time or check back here in early November.