Paper-based packaging — the lifecycle story
On February 11, 2014, PAC—The Packaging Association will present a seminar on the lifecycle of paperboard packaging.
February 4, 2014
by Canadian Packaging Staff
Packaging and the converting industry are in constant evolution towards enhanced performance/cost ratio, new functionalities, light weighting and sustainability.
Responsible sourcing of pulp for paper-based packaging is increasingly about the impact of its entire lifecycle. This means looking at materials, the environmental footprint, community impact, its uses, and recyclability – and how companies focus their efforts to effect significant change for the better.
On February 11, 2014 in Mississauga, Ont., the PAC—The Packaging Association will offer a seminar to discusses:
- The new realities of responsible sourcing;
- The challenges and future impacts faced by companies;
- Sustainability issues;
- The myths about Asian sourcing;
- A brief overview of the challenges, efforts and developments in producing paper, cellulosic biomaterials and green packaging products
- Case studies illustrating analyses to predict the end-use performance;
- Paper based flexible packaging market, challenges, cost vs. performance and barrier properties;
- What happens when your empty pizza box leaves the end of your driveway?;
- How is recycled liner made?
- What’s it like having an urban fibre source vs. using renewable wood fibers?
Featured speakers are:
- Ian Lifshitz, Sustainability Director, Asia Pulp & Paper Group;
- Stephen Burnett, Technical Sales Representative, Atlantic Packaging Paper Mills;
- Louis Lemaire, Vice-President, Sales, Marketing and Sustainability, Folding Cartons, Cascades Boxboard Inc.;
- Javad Saberian, MSc., Scientist, Paper, Packaging & Consumer Products, FPInnovations;
- Xuejun Zou, Ph.D, Research Manager, Paper, Packaging & Consumer Products, FPInnovations;
- Rafik Allem, Ph.D., Research Leader, Packaging & Consumer Products, FPInnovations;
- John Mullinder, Executive Director, Paper and Paperboard Packaging Environmental Council (PPEC).
7:45AM – 8:25AM – Registration & breakfast
8:25AM – 8:30AM – Welcome
8:30AM – 9:30AM:
• Paper and Paperboard Packaging Environmental Council
• Asia Pulp & Paper Group
• Atlantic Packaging Products
9:30AM – 9:45AM – Break
9:45AM – 11:05AM:
Mississauga Convention Centre
75 Derry Road W.
Mississauga, ON L5W 1G3
PAC Members: $75 plus HST
Non Members: $95 plus HST
For more information:
Education Manager and Event Coordinator
PAC – The Packaging Association