I will be presenting at the upcoming 2011 TAPPI PLACE Flexible Packaging Symposium scheduled for April 5, 2011 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida USA. This symposium will take place one day prior to the start of the ICE Show.
My talk entitled: "Bio-coated Paper-Based Flexible Packaging: Functionality and Sustainability" will be focused on the application of bioresin on paper-based flexible packaging.
Bioplastic materials are defined as materials that are either biodegradable and compostable and derived from both renewable and non-renewable sources, or materials that are non-biodegradable and derived from renewable resources.
Combine paper with bio-resin to create biobased/compostable packaging – making it a significant advance in the field of sustainable packaging. However, as with any innovation, these new materials present their own challenges and hurdles.
1. Packaging: Trends & Drivers
2. Bioplastic: Sustainable and Functional
3. Bio-coated Paper-based Flexible Packaging
I. Bio-resin Extrusion Coating
II. Water-based Lamination
III. Biobased Content
4. Challenges, Hurdles & Success Factors
5. Take Home: Flexible and Durable Future
I look forward to seeing you in Orlando!