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Specialty Papers US 2021 – Agenda announced

The agenda has been released for Specialty Papers US 2021, coming to Milwaukee, WI, and being featured online, November 2-3, 2021. P3 / ipw will be supporting association and media partner of the event.

Like the 14 years before, this year's program, put on by Smithers, has been carefully designed to outline the latest developments in the paper industry. The 2021 theme is: Specialty Papers in the Modern Era: Uncovering Emerging Opportunities and New Applications. Learn More About SPUS here.

Expert speakers will engage and inform through presentations, panel discussions, and networking opportunities, while attendees explore the latest technologies. 2021 speakers include experts from Stora Enso, Domtar, Ingredion, Printpack, FiberLean Technologies, Minifibers, Pacoon, Ahlstrom Munksjö, and more. View the expert speakers.

The program includes panels that will encourage group discussion and problem solving. Panels include: Let’s Talk About PFAS – A US and Global Conversation, featuring The Department of Toxic Substances Control, Safer Made, and Avebe Royal, and Compostable Packaging Solutions: Designing with the System in Mind, featuring Eco Products, Biodegradable Products Institute, and Compost Manufacturing Alliance.

Presentations topics include: Expanding Consumer Access to Composting, Sustainable/ Earth Friendly Barrier Starches for Oil and Grease Resistance, Technological Advances, Applied Artificial Intelligence for Automatic Paper Quality Improvement, Market Considerations for the Specialty Sector Going Forward, Replacing Plastics through Cooperative Innovation, New trends in fiber-based packaging, Sustainability trends driving growth of paper-based consumer packaging, and much more. View the leading agenda.

Safety is a key priority for Smithers. Smithers is working with the venue to guarantee social distancing, safe food handling, and clean meeting spaces. For those unable to attend in person, take advantage of the online platform and complete virtual attendance. This includes unique innovative networking opportunities, the ability to chat with attendees, live-streamed content, and the ability to view presentations and access the platform for 90 days. Learn more.

More agenda features to be announced in the coming weeks. Join the mailing list to stay up-to-date on the latest additions.