dimanche 6 février 2011

Case Studies: Functional and Sustainable Paper-based Packaging

I will be presenting at the upcoming Pira International's fifth annual Sustainability in Packaging conference scheduled for February 22-24, 2011 in Orlando, Florida USA. The conference will feature nearly 50 expert presentations assessing market trends, technical development and application.


Paper-based Packaging provides versatile and responsible packaging solutions for product manufacturers, retailers, and consumers. Improving paper's barrier properties is seen as a crucial step in increasing its viability as a packaging material. The missing performance and barrier properties of paper can be compensated by wax impregnation, plastic film lamination or polyethylene extrusion coating. However these options are raising Recyclability and Renewability Concerns.

In fact, with the push towards sustainability, repulpability and recyclability, water-based coatings are gaining acceptance. The packaging will combine the best aspects of two materials: environmentally friendly paperboard and good barrier properties of water-based coatings.

I will present some case studies of eco-friendly and innovative paper-based packaging coated with water-based barriers coatings.


1. Sustainable Packaging

2. Paper-based Packaging

3. Water-based Coatings on Paperboard

4. Case studies :

                      1. To-Go Containers
                      2. Detergent Boxes
                      3. Corrugated Boxes for Produce
                      4. Corrugated boxes for Meat, Fish and Poultry

5. Take Home

Check out the agenda to learn about the more than 50 presentations that you will benefit from.

I look forward to seeing you in Orlando!

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