Summary coming soon
Summary coming soon
René Köhler started his career at Sappi in 2013 as Product Group Manager Flexible Packaging and Label Papers and has been appointed Head Business Development Packaging and Speciality Papers. The task was to establish a Business Development Team focusing on Barrier Papers Packaging as sustainable alternatives to current film/foil based solutions.
René is a sales professional with extensive experience in flexible packaging materials, business and product development. Before joining Sappi he was working in different leadership roles in Sales, Product Management and Business Development at various flexible packaging companies such as Danapack, Akerlund & Rausing, Amcor and Billerud. He has a fundamental knowledge and the broad experience of the packaging business.
Summary coming soon
Dr. Antje Harling is division manager of materials testing and analytics at Papiertechnische Stiftung (PTS) in Heidenau /Dresden, Germany. Dr. Harling is a certified food chemist and expert for food packaging. She has four years of experience in research and laboratory leadership of an official food control laboratory (central laboratory for food contact materials of Baden Württemberg, Stuttgart, Germany), as well as profound experience in R&D in paper and board. She is well versed in consulting with all questions related to food contact materials, physical and chemical testing. She is involved in many DIN and CEN committees for Paper, Board and Tissue (e.g. member of DIN advisory board NPA for paper, board and fibres). From 2018-2022 she is an appointed member of the German BfR commission on consumer products and BfR paper committee, which is the responsible committee for the German BfR paper recommendations XXXVI beyond other.
Andreas Faul graduated in paper technology at the Munich University of Applied Sciences. He worked at Steinbeis Papier, one of the pioneers of deinking and production of recycled papers, for 16 years – starting his professional career in the laboratory and changed to technical marketing and later to research and development for treatment of paper for recycling and mechanical pulp. After this, his duties were in the licensing and consulting departments.
Since 1999 Andreas Faul has been working as consultant, today as managing director and partner of PROPAKMA, located in Southwestern Germany. PROPAKMA is an independent provider of technological services for the paper industry, also running the office of INGEDE, the International Association of the Deinking Industry. Andreas Faul was appointed as managing director of INGEDE in 2003. Representing INGEDE is Andreas Faul’s main job today.
Emmanuelle Henry-Lanier worked for more than 10 years at PwC Advisory within Sustainable Development Team as expert in Life Cycle Analysis. Her research has been focused on the Corporate Social Responsibility, Life Cycle Analysis of product and services and Ecodesign approaches– for various activity sectors (bio-sourced products, Aluminous product, Cement, construction).
Emmanuelle Henry-Lanier joined Kerneos in 2011 to define and implement a Corporate Social Responsibility Program with a strong focus in R&D to develop new ecodesigned Products. She was also in charge of compliance with EU regulations on environment issues (CO2 ETS trading, monitoring of emissions from manufacturing plants …).
She currently holds the position of Corporate Social Responsibility Manager at Imerys, world leader in mineral-based specialties for Industry, and she is in charge of the implementation of Product Sustainability Assessment (PSA) methodology.
Marion Sterner, working as head of R&D, is shareholder in Gruppo X di X Gruppo srl, a company generating patents on innovations in the packaging and mainly paper sector, developing them with industrial partners and licensing patents, know how and technology. She is co-author of the base patents of Gruppo X’s developments and has been working since 1990 in the field of process and material innovation. Main Gruppo X’s licencees are, among others, BillerudKorsnas, Nippon Paper Industries, BP Europack (today Amcor Flexibles).
Marion holds degrees in architecture from Germany and Italy.
Dr. Rafik Allem is a Lead Scientist at FPInnovations. He received his Doctorate in Materials Science at INPL Lorraine, France and held a post-doctoral fellowship at École Polytechnique, Montréal. At FPInnovations he has led various research projects related to the performance of paper, board and tissue products. His current interests include developing highly extensible paper, bio-based barrier coatings for advanced packaging products, and exploring the use of biomaterials.
Summary coming soon
Robert Pable Mirande Duhalde has 18 years of experience in the Pulp and Paper Industry. He lived, worked and studied in 5 different countries throughout his career and is a Mechanical engineer with a technical master level course in pulp and paper and experience in the same field. Roberto graduated as MBA at IEEM in 2010.
Roberto has worked in a variety of areas, including with Tissue Production, Eucalyptus pulp product development, Eucalyptus plantations and Technical Customer Service for Pulp Sales. He has been technically involved in sales of NBSK, Canadian NBSK, BCTMP, BEKP, UBK and UBE.
Biography coming soon
Trilingual engineer, Master in Manufacturing Sciences, with 20 years of experience in transformation of private and public organizations, from general management positions, innovation management and international business development.
Christian graduated as a Production Engineer at Eafit University, in Medellin, Colombia, and later as a Master of science in Manufacturing Management at Linkoping University in Sweden.
He has a degree in Strategic Marketing from Phil Crosby Enterprises and High Management Strategy, at the Hult International University in Boston, United States.
During his professional career, Christian has served:
• Q&A Manager for AVON Colombia.
• Plenipotentiary Minister of the Embassy of Colombia in P.R of China.
• Ambassador of Colombia in the P.R of China.
• Commercial Planning Director of Leonisa (Latam Leader company in women’s underwear and apparel).
• Strategy and innovation manager of Leonisa.
• Innovation and Planning Director for Auteco (Colombian Motorcycle and electric Mobility market leader).
• General manager of the Unitec imports. (Tech ad solar solutions)
To date, Christian manages the Bio-applications strategic Unit in Compañia de Empaques developing new markets, applications and technical developments for Fique and runs his own consultancy on Innovation, business transformation and international development.
Tim Börner is Specialist for Enzyme Technology and Biodegradation at Nestlé Research (Lausanne, Switzerland), where he is leading mid-to long term research projects on understanding biodegradation processes in different environments, developing bio-recycling technologies and novel biodegradable materials. He completed his Master in Biotechnology at the Technical University of Braunschweig (Germany) in 2011 and holds a PhD in Biocatalysis and Biotechnology from Lund University (Sweden, 2016).
Jochen Schlegel studied chemical and process (paper) engineering. He has more than 30 years experience in the paper and board industries, amongst other things. He is an independent expert for speciality paper and board grades since 2009.
Mia Ahokas has a PhD (Tech.) degree in Chemical Engineering at Åbo Akademi University in Finland. She has been studying bio-based materials and been involved in barrier development and characterization at CH-Polymers since 2016.
Brian graduated from Virginia Tech with PhD in Polymer Science and Engineering. He started at Dow in 2008 as an applications scientist in the Paper Coatings business. He has held roles in R&D and technical service where he has developed binders with improved strength, hollow sphere pigments for thermal insulation and opacity, and barrier materials for food packaging.
Jürgen Luchtenberg has obtained his doctorate in the field of Polymer-Chemistry.
For more than 20 years he had various positions at Nouryon (previously CP Kelco) and he has always been passionate about the applicatons of products in the paper- and board industry.
Today he works with global responsibility as Technical Support & Development Manager. His focus is to develop new markets and applications and introduce new products and concepts to the industry.
Summary coming soon
Leela is part of the New Plastic Economy innovation team. She uses her technical background to assess emerging innovation opportunities within the plastic packaging sector, specifically focusing on the exciting innovation and business potential offered by upstream solutions.
Martina Lindner B. Eng. Packaging Technology, Media University, Stuttgart
M. Eng. Dairy and Packaging Economics, University of Applied Sciences, Hannover
PhD: Chair for Food Packaging Technology, Technical University of Munich
Since 2013: Researcher at Fraunhofer IVV
Since 2014: Associate Lecturer at University of Applied Sciences Ostwestfalen-Lippe and Kempten
Since 2019: Business Development Manager Packaging Fraunhofer IVV.
Volker Uhl studied physics in Heidelberg and received his doctorate in natural sciences with a dissertation in the field of physical chemistry. After various positions in research focusing on laser spectroscopy, damage analysis and corrosion, he joined Berndorf Band some time ago, where he is responsible for the business development of steel belt casting lines. In this function he also leads research projects on the production of films from nanocellulose materials.
If you would like to view further details of each presentation, please download a copy of the programme using the button below.