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Specialty Papers US

October 15-17, 2024
Milwaukee, WI

Save the Date 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 2023 Event:

  • Speakers from Mars, Dow Inc., Suzano America, Canopy Planet, Mohawk Paradigm, Bim Bam Boo, Ingredion, Ahlstrom, American Forest & Paper Association, ProCon, UMV Coating Systems AB, Trinseo LLC, and more
  • An included pre-event happy hour, sponsored by Domtar
  • Workshop An Overview of the Current Landscape: A More Sustainable & Specialty Paper-Focused World, featuring speakers from BASF, Ahlstrom, and Mantech Enterprises, Inc.
  • Networking lunches and breaks, a welcome reception at the end of the first day, 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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2024 Sponsors

Sekisui Specialty Chemicals
UMV ¬ Coating Systems
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.

2023 Agenda

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An Overview of the Current Landscape: A More Sustainable & Specialty Paper-Focused World
Welcome Reception
Registration and Opening Remarks
Session I: The Specialty Paper Sector – Current Landscape & Future Trends
Session II: Important Updates in Regulations & Legislations
Session III: Innovations in Coatings & Alternative Fibers
Session IV: Thinking Outside the Box: Packaging Design & Materials
Session V: Paper Chemistries & Processing Advancements Leading Us into the Future – PART 1
Networking Reception – Sponsored by Archroma
Registration and Opening Remarks
Session V: Paper Chemistries & Processing Advancements Leading Us into the Future – PART 2
Session VI: The Importance of Sustainability, Innovation, and Collaboration
Session VII: Technologies & Testing to Push the Industry Forward
Closing Remarks by Steve Ottone, Industry Consultant

2024 Speakers

Colleen Walker - UMaine Process Development Center

Colleen Walker

Director, Process Development Center at UMaine Process Development Center
Daniel Ragnarsson - UMV Coating Systems AB

Daniel Ragnarsson

Commercial Director at UMV Coating Systems AB
Marco Macoratti - Mondi

Marco Macoratti

Head of Sustainable Solutions for Retail Head of Sustainable Solutions for Retail Brands at Mondi

"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.

Media Partner Spotlight

With its finger on the pulse of the sector, offers daily news coverage from a wide-ranging variety and scope of sources dedicated to the Pulp and Paper industry. From process optimization to best practices, reports on all of the topical and critical news that matters to you, and your business. also offers a number of feature articles on an entire host of topics such as pulp, paper and tissue manufacturing, paper and tissue converting operations and technology reports.

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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