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PPC to discuss current state of water-based wax replacements for paper packaging industry

Paper Packaging Canada to wax poetic on the challenges and successes of wax replacement on corrugated.

April 18, 2012   by Canadian Packaging Staff

On May 14, 2012, Paper Packaging Canada will host a seminar entitled “Under Promise and Over Deliver” –Successful Wax Replacement on Corrugated to discuss the challenging issues surrounding wax replacement technologies for the paper packaging industry.

For many years, the corrugated container industry has been trying to develop the technology and the processes to successfully address market demands for lower cost, recyclable and water based alternatives to traditional wax treatments. In the most recent years, push back to wax has increased as retailers have increased their demands that alternatives to wax be found. This demand has moved through the distribution chain ultimately from customer to converter and has seen varying solutions—some from within the industry, others from outside—have been under focus with many implemented with varying degrees of success.

The event is open only to Paper Packaging Canada Members and Associates as well as the Association of Independent Corrugated Converters (AICC).

The seminar will review the five common coating application alternatives: Mill applications, Corrugator applications, Off-line applications, Press applied applications and Roller Coater applied applications.

Five speakers from within Paper Packaging Canada’s membership will discuss:

  • Wax processes vs Water based processes;
  • Paper properties;
  • Corrugator Bonding & Runability;
  • Printing;
  • Market Opportunities with the Correct Coating;
  • Challenges & Opportunities in a Box Plant.

In addition, a review of the state of this technology today and where the future may lie will be delivered by Dr. Tony Kadai, a highly respected expert on this entire field.

The seminar will be of specific interest to those involved in general or operations management, manufacturing, quality assurance and design Management, as well as sales and marketing field helping gain an informed understanding of what is possible and how to do it,  as well as what is not yet possible.


Brampton Golf & Country Club
7700 Kennedy Road, Brampton, Ont.


Monday, May 14, 2012
8AM –  Meeting commences
2PM – BBQ Lunch


$80 plus taxes ($90.40)
To be paid in advance with registration form. No door registrations. No refunds for no shows


For registration information, please contact Shirley Price of Paper Packaging Canada at 905-458-1247 or via e-mail at

Paper Packaging Canada advances policies that promote a strong and sustainable paper packaging industry in the global marketplace. More information may be found at

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