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Specialty Papers US

October 15-17, 2024
Milwaukee, WI

The agenda is released for Specialty Papers US 2024!

Returning to Milwaukee, WI, October 15-17

Specialty Papers US is the premier event in North America dedicated to showcasing innovation in the specialty papers industry. This event provides a unique opportunity for experts to come together and drive conversation around market influencers, hear ideas and insights from different parts of the supply chain, and become knowledgeable about innovations and market insights that will improve their business. 

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Features of the 2024 Event:

  • Speakers from UMV, Papkot, University of Maine, Dow, erthos, Canopy, Mondi, and more
  • Pre-conference Workshop - more details to come!
  • Networking lunches and breaks, a welcome reception at the end of the first day - sponsored by Archroma, and more – all included in the registration
  • Complete access to the conference app and online platform to connect with other attendees, speakers, and sponsors
  • Access to presentation video recordings and speaker materials after the event

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Steve Ottone - MCP Mallard Creek Polymers

Steve Ottone

Technical Service Representative at MCP Mallard Creek Polymers
Gary Robinson - Tetonia, LLC

Gary Robinson

Fractional Advisor: Sustainability and Consumer Packaged Good at Tetonia, LLC
Scott McNutt - Nextep Partners LLC

Scott McNutt

Consultant at Nextep Partners LLC
Michelle LeMere - Pixelle Specialty Solutions

Michelle LeMere

Vice President, Engineered Specialties at Pixelle Specialty Solutions
Brad Hartong - Primient

Brad Hartong

Applications Development Scientist at Primient
Dr. Sandeep Kulkarni - KoolEarth Solutions Inc.

Dr. Sandeep Kulkarni

Founder and President at KoolEarth Solutions Inc.

2024 Agenda

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Pre-Conference Workshop
Welcome Reception
Registration Open
Session I: Current Industry Landscape & Future Trends in Specialty Papers
Session II: The Papermaker’s Perspective
Registration and Opening Remarks
Session III: Innovations and Advancements Across the Supply Chain
Session IV: Academic Focus: Latest Developments from Universities
Session V: The Power of Partnerships: Working Towards Collaboration
Closing Remarks by Steve Ottone, Industry Consultant
Session VI: Acceleration of R&D
Registration Open
Session VII: The New and the Now in Sustainability Efforts
Session VIII: Innovations and alternatives for paper-based packaging
Dean Benjamin - Pixelle

Dean Benjamin

Director of New Product Development at Pixelle
Colleen Walker - UMaine Process Development Center

Colleen Walker

Director, Process Development Center at UMaine Process Development Center
Manuel Milliery - Papkot

Manuel Milliery

CEO at Papkot
Daniel Ragnarsson - UMV Coating Systems AB

Daniel Ragnarsson

Commercial Director at UMV Coating Systems AB
Jochen Schlegel - JOS Consulting GmbH & EURIKAS BV

Jochen Schlegel

Managing Director at JOS Consulting GmbH & EURIKAS BV
Doug Bousfield - University of Maine

Doug Bousfield

Calder Professor at University of Maine

"Specialty Papers conference always provides excellent insight into the near and future paper market. We find it especially helpful when considering medium to long term direction for our development program." AquaSol Corporation

"The speakers are very insightful and the conference covered . . . a wide range of topics on the US packaging market, which helped our company that is just starting to penetrate into it." Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.

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Who Attends Specialty Papers?

"The Specialty Papers conference is unique in having a cross-section of participants from suppliers, to mills, to end users of paper. Its format allows for a great deal of both learning and networking." Crable Engineering LLC

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