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"A good choice to understand what the main concerns of the specialty papers market are and potential new technologies." - Neenah


Specialty Papers US is the only North American conference focused exclusively on bringing together key Specialty Paper innovators to develop solutions and capitalize on relationships needed to thrive in this market. The event seeks to provide attendees with a forum for discussion around market insights and innovations, drive conversations around novel applications and the future of the specialty paper market, and to develop opportunities. Alongside beneficial presentations and pioneering discussions, SPUS provides a unique opportunity to network with the full specialty paper value chain during dedicated networking opportunities, and encourages attendees to build beneficial relationships that last long after the event.

This event began in the US in 2007, rotated between the US and Europe, and in 2016 began taking place annually in both the US and Europe. Smithers is a worldwide authority on packaging, paper, and print. Using our advanced facilities and technical expertise Smithers explores all areas of paper testing and evaluation, from understanding the physical properties of paper to ensuring that it meets specific quality standards and proficiency tests. Our global market reports provide an independent and expert view of emerging markets, technologies, and disruptive factors.

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This program is shaped by a panel of expert advisory board members who know this industry inside and out. 

Specialty Papers US is happy to partner with TAPPI to ensure an industry-leading event. TAPPI is the leading association for the worldwide pulp, paper, packaging, tissue, and converting industries and publisher of Paper360°, Tissue360° and TAPPI Journal. Through information exchange, events, trusted content and networking opportunities, TAPPI helps members elevate their performance by providing solutions that lead to better, faster and more cost-effective ways of doing business. It has provided management training and networking to the industry’s leaders for more than 100 years.


"Nice opportunity to hear from representatives from across the recycle chain; manufacturer, recycler, composter, consultants, etc." BASF, Corp.


Who Attends Specialty Papers US?

Attendees include end user brands, mills/converters, chemical suppliers, raw material suppliers, ink/coatings suppliers, pulp producers, and academics. Take a look at a sample of companies who have attended past events, and common job titles of attendees. Join these industry experts at the next event and add your company’s name to this list!

Common Job Titles:

Account Manager • Applications • Business Development • CEO • Director • District Manager • Global Marketing Manager • Key Account Manager • Laboratory Manager • Manager • New Product Development • President • Product Development • Project Manager • Research Fellow • Sales Manager • Technical Manager • Technical Service Engineer • Technology Specialist • VP • VP of Sustainability

Sample of Past Attendees:

ACTEGA North America Inc.
Advansa Marketing GmbH
AGC Chemicals Americas Inc.
Ahlstrom-Munksjo
ALVAR,INC
American Eagle Paper Mills
American Forest & Paper Association
Antalis
API Group
APPVION, INC.
AquaSol Corporation
Archroma
Asia Pulp Paper
Author
Baldwin Paper and Process
BASF Corporation
Bekaert Corp
BERCEN
Biobased Markets
Blue Apron
BN Papeis
BNJ Performance Board
Boerger, LLC
Boldt
Boyeong Yoon
BPM INC.
BTG Americas
Business Development Advisory 
BW Papersystems
BYK
Canfor Pulp Ltd
Canopy
CAR-FRESHNER Corporation
Cargill
Cargraphics S.A.
Cascades
Catalyst Paper
Central National-Gottesman Inc.
Chase Corporation
Chung Hwa Pulp Corporation
Cleantech Partners
Clearwater Paper Corporation
Columbia Pulp
Compost Manufacturing Alliance
Conagra Brands
Converting Quarterly
CORPORATIVO COPAMEX SA DE CV
Coveris Americas
CP Kelco
Crable Engineering
CVC Thermoset Specialties
Daikin America Inc
Dalian HopeTech Co.,Ltd.
Danz Consulting
Delfortgroup AG
Department of Chemical and Paper
Engineering
DIXIE CHEMICAL COMPANY INC.
Domtar Paper Company
Dow Chemical Company
Dunn Paper
DuPont
Eastman Chemical Company
Ecolab Inc.
Econotech Services Limited
Ecosynthetix Corp.
Emerald Performance Materials
Encapsys
Enzymatic Deinking Technologies
Essity Professional Hygiene
ETI Converting Equipment
Evergreen Packaging Inc. (HQ)
Everlight Chemical Industrial Corporation
Evonik Corporation
Expera Specialty Solutions
Federal International, Inc.
FiberLean Technologies Ltd
Finch Paper

Fisher International
Flambeau River Papers
Flexlink LLC
FOCUS ON ENERGY
Folia Water
Footprint, LLC/ Ecovet Solutions
Fox River Fiber
FPInnovations
FP-PIGMENTS
George A. Whiting Paper Company
Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia-Pacific
GL&V USA, Inc.
Glatfelter
Goshen Group
GP Cellulose, LLC
Green Extrusion
Hall Technologies Inc.
Hankuk Paper
Havi Global Solutions
HS Manufacturing Group
HYDRO-THERMAL CORPORATION
ICT Chemicals
IGI Enviro-coatings
Imerys
Ingredion Inc.
INGREDION INCORPORATED
InnovaSpec, LLC
Interflex Group
International Paper
Jain Chem
KaMin LLC
Kemira
Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Klass Associates Inc.
Knauf
Knowlton Technologies, LLC
Kotkamills
Kruger Inc
Kruger, Inc.
Kuraray America, Inc.
Kuraray Europe GmbH
LANXESS CORPORATION
Lenzing AG
Lubrizol Advanced Materials
Mallard Creek Polymers, Inc.
Mantrose-Haeuser Co., Inc.
Marubeni
MELODEA
Mercer Pulp Sales GmbH
Metsä Board
Mica Corporation
Michelman (HQ)
Midwest Paper Group
Miquel y Costas & Miquel SA
Mitsubishi Chemical Performance Polymers
Mitsui Chemical
Monadnock Paper Mills
Moorim Paper
Munksjo
NALCO Water
NC State University
Neenah Paper, Inc.
New Indy
Northern Specialty Chemicals Inc.
Novolex
OMNOVA Solutions Inc.
Omya Inc
Onyx Specialty Papers
P.H. Glatfelter
Panera Bread
PANTHER SYSTEMS, INC
Paper, Film & Foil Converter Magazine
Paperlogic
Pearl Engineering Corporation

PERFORMANCE BIOFILAMENTS
Performance Chemicals Inc
PFFC - Paper, Film & Foil Converter
Polymer Ventures
Poyry Management Consulting
ProAmpac
PROCEMEX
Process Solutions Group
Procter & Gamble
PROJET TECHNOLOGIES INC
Propal S.A.
Pulp And Paper Canada
Purdue University Dept. of Materials Engineering
Quadra Chemicals
Raj Chemicals
Rayonier
Red River Paper
RISE BIOECONOMY
Rolland Enterprises
Santa Maria Cia de Papel e Celulose
SAPPI NA
SCIN
Sekisui Specialty Chemicals
SGS
Sierra Coating Technologies
SIGO INTERNATIONAL
Simon Miller Paper and Packaging
Solenis
Solo Gelato
Solvay Specialty Polymers
Sonoco Products Company
Southworth Company
Stora Enso
Straw Logic
Suillar
Sustainable Fiber
Sustana
Sustana - Fox River Fiber LLC
SWM International
SYNAPTIC Packaging
TAPPI
Target Corporation, Inc.
Tate & Lyle
Techfibre Industries
Technical and Investor Consulting
Tetra Pak
The Boldt Company
The Dow Chemical Company
The Gilman Brothers Company
The International Group Inc.
The Smithers Group (HQ)
Tom Rodencal & Associates
Trinseo
Twin Rivers Paper Company
Two Sides North America, Inc.
U. S. GYPSUM INC.
UMV Coating Systems
United States Government Printing Office
UPM - Kymmene
US Department of Homeland Security
Valmet
Verso Corporation
Vogue Enterprise
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Waste Managment
West Fraser
West Linn Paper
Western Michigan University
Western Polymer Corp.
Western States Envelope & Label
Westrock
Wisconsin Paper Council
World Wildlife Fund
Xin Hao Paper Co.
X-Rite Inc
Zanders Paper

Five Reasons Attending Industry Events Approves Your Operations:

Network with top players from across the supply chain.
Nothing beats face-to-face networking in a social environment. Meet people who are just as passionate about this industry as you are! This event offers included networking breaks, lunches, and an evening reception to make it easy to make connections. Meet with major industry players who can connect you with new companies and help grow your business.

Raise awareness, brainstorm with experts, and develop innovative solutions.
Present your innovative ideas and meet the people who can help you make them happen. The networking sessions and Q&A opportunities at the end of each presentation encourage group discussion. Ask the questions that have been on your mind and find answers. Be part of the innovators helping to push this industry into the future.

Be one of the first to hear about emerging trends.
Expand your industry knowledge and learn the latest business intelligence and market updates from industry-leading event speakers. Hear about their latest research, cutting edge technology, and growth opportunities. Learn beyond your field of interest.

Invest in yourself, and establish yourself in the industry.
Let people know who you are and position yourself as a key player in the industry. Someone attending is waiting to meet you and learn from your experiences. Represent your company as a knowledgeable and leading industry player.

Get inspired and motivated.
Sometimes we all get caught up in day-to-day tasks and forget our work is important. This industry is blooming! Meet passionate people, learn new ideas, and then take that motivation back to your daily work. You will have access to all the presentations after the conference - take back the lessons you learned and apply them directly to your operations.