Canadian Packaging

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:

  1. Ian Lifshitz, Sustainability Director, Asia Pulp & Paper Group;
  2. Stephen Burnett, Technical Sales Representative, Atlantic Packaging Paper Mills;
  3. Louis Lemaire, Vice-President, Sales, Marketing and Sustainability, Folding Cartons, Cascades Boxboard Inc.;
  4. Javad Saberian, MSc., Scientist, Paper, Packaging & Consumer Products, FPInnovations;
  5. Xuejun Zou, Ph.D, Research Manager, Paper, Packaging & Consumer Products, FPInnovations;
  6. Rafik Allem, Ph.D., Research Leader, Packaging & Consumer Products, FPInnovations;
  7. 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:
• Cascades
• FPInnovations
• Q&A

Mississauga Convention Centre
75 Derry Road W.
Mississauga, ON L5W 1G3

PAC Members: $75 plus HST
Non Members: $95 plus HST

For more information:
Lindsey Ogle
Education Manager and Event Coordinator
PAC – The Packaging Association

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