2019 Programme

Tuesday 9 April

Tuesday 9 April

  1. Registration and welcome refreshments

  2. Chair's opening remarks

    Alexey Vishtal | Packaging Specialist Paper & Board of Nestlé, Switzerland

  3. TAPPI Update

    Sarah Lunceford | Division Manager of TAPPI, US

Session 1 - Market overview and trends

  1. Recent capacity trends in specialty papers

    Marko Summanen | Vice President Business Development Europe of Fisher International, Inc., Finland

    • Specialty papers trade trends
    •  Importance of business model for specialty paper producer
    • China role in specialty paper
  2. The approach of a brand owner towards sustainability in packaging, also passing through the use of specialty papers

    Giacomo Canali | Packaging Research and Sustainability Manager of Barilla G. e R. Fratelli SpA, Italy

  3. Digitalisation and its impact on demand for paper based product markets

    Nicholas Oksanen | President, Industry Business Group of Pöyry, Finland

    • Where are paper based markets going?
    • What will be the impact of digital transformation of society on paper and paperboard demand in the upcoming 10-15 years?
    • Are there new disruptive events on the horizon?
  4. The drive for plastic-free alternatives: what you need to watch out for

    Sylvain Lhôte | Director General of CEPI - Confederation of European Paper Industries, Belgium

  5. Networking refreshment break

Session 2 - Fibre based packaging and sustainability

  1. Opportunities and challenges for fibre-based packaging in spite of environmental concerns related to certain types of plastic packaging

    Alexey Vishtal | Packaging Specialist Paper & Board of Nestlé, Switzerland

  2. Opportunities in paper packaging applications

    Michael Hahl | Sustainability and Strategic Innovation Director of Huhtamaki Flexibles, Germany

    • Transforming brands from manufactured to manmade
    • Paper for long shelf live food applications – a status
    • Recyclability challenges of high barrier packaging papers
  3. Plastics free packaging world

    Dr. George Kellie | Director of Kellie Solutions Ltd., UK

    • “Plastics free” packaging market trends and expectations
    • Individual applications and speciality paper solutions
    • Forecasts
  4. Networking lunch

  5. The thinking behind sustainable packaging

    Katja Tuomola | Business Development Director of Metsä Board

  6. Wet lamination of micro-fibrillated celluloses, a new concept for paper surface treatment

    David Guerin | Functional Surfaces & Products Team Manager of Centre Technique du Papier, France

    • First presentation of a new concept for barrier coating
    • All-cellulose packaging material
    • Focus on the technology, the material performances and the competitiveness
  7. Panel: Whether and how fibre-based packaging could make a viable alternative to single-use plastic packaging?

    Panel featuring Nestlé; Costa Coffee, Barilla, Kotkamills Oy, Mondi, Footprint and Huhtamaki

    Moderator: Aleksandar Todorovic, Industry Technical Consultant, Nalco Water, an Ecolab Company

    Panellists include: 
    Oliver Rosevear, Head of Environment, Costa Coffee
    Alexey Vishtal, Packaging Specialist Paper & Board, Nestlé
    Markku Hämäläinen, CEO, Kotkamills Oy
    Vasily Leonov, Business Development & Innovation Manager, Mondi
    Troy Swope, CEO and Co-founder, Footprint
    Michael Hahl, Sustainability and Strategic Innovation Director, Huhtamaki Flexibles, Germany





  8. Networking refreshment break

Track A – Innovation in digital printing, imaging and finishing

  1. Chair’s opening remarks

    Aleksandar Todorovic | Industry Technical Consultant of Nalco Water, an Ecolab Company, Finland

  2. Success stories and trends in water based inkjet printing - in the publishing, packaging and labeling industry

  3. Impact of mineral on aspects of board & paper finishing – cracking at the fold, varnish holdout & laser marking

    Janet Preston | Senior Scientist of IMERYS Minerals Ltd., UK

    • Impact of calcium carbonate & kaolin in determining the coating structure of paper & board
    • Relationship of this coating structure to finishing aspects of the substrates 
    • Specific focus on cracking at the fold, varnish demand and laser marking
  4. Packaging - digital printing on specialty paper - a perfect fit

    Wolfram Hahn | Director Commercial Development of Edelmann Group, Germany

    • Digital printing redefines packaging and creates new markets.
    • Combinations of digital printing on specialty paper enhances uniqueness and differentiation of packaging.
    • EDELMANN partnered with Gmund and created a new luxury and sustainable packaging concept and enlarged its portfolio by further products

Track B – Innovation in food contact materials

  1. Chair’s opening remarks

  2. Paper mill improves food safety with mineral oil barrier-Paper in partnership with Michelman

    Oliver Kalmes | Territory Sales Manager Printing and Packaging Northern Europe of Michelman, Germany

    • Mineral oil migration: sources and mechanism (MOSH and MOAH) and
    • Legislation within the EU and future trends: MO & Single Used Plastics
    • Case Studies MOB-Liner from a German paper mill  and Michelman
    • Additional functional coatings
    • Conclusion
  3. Development of recyclable bio-based materials with antimicrobial and antioxidant functionalities to improve food shelf life

    Martina Lindner | Researcher of Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV, Germany

    • New multilayer packaging materials fully biobased
    • Easily recyclable
    • Oxygen, water vapour and mineral oil barriers
    • Antioxidant and antimicrobial properties
    • Replace existing fossil-based, difficult to recycle multilayer packaging
  4. Evaluation of coatings within the framework of the German recommendations for paper

    Dr. Ralph Derra | Managing Director of ISEGA Forschungs- und Untersuchungsgesellschaft mbH, Germany

    • Organic and pigmented coating
    • Migration of additives in paper
  5. Chair’s closing remarks

  6. Networking drinks reception

    Drinks Receptions from 17:45 - 19:15

Wednesday 10 April

Wednesday 10 April

  1. Registration and welcome refreshments

  2. Chairman’s opening remarks

    Janet Preston | Senior Scientist of IMERYS Minerals Ltd., UK

Session 4 - Barrier coating innovation and barrier developments

  1. Polyolefin dispersions for paper and paperboard water barrier

    Alan M. Piwowar | Associate Research Scientist, Coatings R&D of The Dow Chemical Company, US

    • Waterborne polyolefin dispersions (POD) developed specifically for paper applications
    • Application focus: hot/cold cupstock and food packaging
    • Cupstock: equal performance to extruded PE (barrier, heat seal, block) - at half typical coat weight
    • Cupstock: certified repulpable (99 % fiber accepts) and recyclable - SBS-E
  2. Plastic free, easily recyclable barrier board solutions for paper cups and other consumer packaging

  3. Aqueous coating formulations for paper barrier applications addressing the recyclability issue

    Frank Driessen | R&D Manager, Barrier Technologies, Pulp and Paper Division of Solenis, Belgium

    • Barrier coatings
    • Paper recyclability
    • PE-free cups
  4. Sustainable and safe food packaging with biodegradable water based barrier coating (WBBC) solutions

    Mia Ahokas | R&D Engineer of CH-Polymers Oy, Finland

    • Bio-based Water Based Barrier Coating
    • Sustainable solutions for packaging materials
    • Mechanism of blocking and heat sealing
    • Surface analysis such as surface energy, SEM, XPS, optical profilometry
    • Commercial packaging tests
  5. Networking refreshment break

Session 5 Novel technologies in manufacturing of specialty papers

  1. Use of chromatogeny for the development of selective oil absorbent papers

    Dr. Philippe Martinez | Project Manager - Functional Products & Surfaces of Centre Technique du Papier (CTP), France

    • Presentation of a new technology for barrier coating
    • Insights in a new technology, “chromatogeny” to turn papers strongly hydrophobic and     selectively oil absorbing while keeping them recyclable and biodegradable
    • Development of alternative to PP for oil/spill sorbent market
  2. Paper features to support brand recognition and protect from counterfeiting

    Michael Sablatnig | CEO of Reflex GmbH & Co. KG, Germany

    • Needs for brand protection
    • Paper supporting corporate image
    • Paper distinguishing features
  3. Powerdrop: enabling specialty coatings without contact

    Guy Newcombe | CEO of Archipelago Technology, UK

    • How it works
    • Putting down coatings at speed
    • Where its most valuable
  4. Drying of specialty coatings

    Wolf Heilmann | Owner of wolf heilmann produkte für die papiererzeugung, Germany

    • High performance drying of barrier coatings
    • Temperature controlled drying
    • Paper properties as a result of drying strategy
  5. Networking lunch

  6. Nanofiber nonwoven as part of safe battery architecture for lithium ion

    Dr. Jürgen Kellner | European Consortium Director of Soteria Battery Innovation Group, USA

    • Producing a uniform nanofiber nonwoven of lyocell, polyester and para-aramid at 20 microns thick
    • The safety and electrical enhancements this nonwoven brings as a lithium ion battery separator
    • The safe separator as part of a complete safety architecture for lithium ion batteries
    • An open innovation platform for the battery and nonwovens industries
  7. Application of high-yield pulp (HYP) in specialty papers

    Yajun Zhou | Manager, Technology & Product Development and Technical Service High Yield Pulp of Rayonier Advanced Materials, Canada

    • HYP fiber characteristics
    • The custom-made HYP to meet the requirements of specialty paper
    • Potential advantages of HYP in specialty paper - cost reduction and quality improvement
    • The environmental and sustainability benefits of HYP - higher sustainability and greatly-reduced environmental footprint with HYP
  8. Foam forming technology - pushing the limits of traditional specialty paper manufacturing

    Kristian Salminen | Research Team Leader of VTT Technical Research Centre, Finland

    • The main disadvantages related to wet-lay technology are 1) low consistency during forming 2) limited range of raw material density and morphology, 3) poor uniformity of the final product and 4) high density of the final product.
    • Foam forming technology enables improved structural uniformity, increase of fiber consistency during forming, expanding the raw material range used in the products and control the density of the final product.
    • Controlling the main characteristics of foam (air content, bubble size distribution, foam stability and foam chemistry) opens up new opportunities to tailor the structure and performance of the manufactured products.
  9. Chairman closing remarks

  10. End of conference