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Specialty Papers US

October 24-26, 2023
Milwaukee, WI

Less than one week until Specialty Papers US 2023!

Join the entire paper industry again this October 24-26, 2023.

The future is here! In 2023 industry experts are Shaping The Industry Through Innovations Across the Supply Chain. 

The 2023 agenda has been announced!

  • Meet the 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
  • Join the included pre-event happy hour, sponsored by Domtar. Included with your ticket
  • Add the workshop, An Overview of the Current Landscape: A More Sustainable & Specialty Paper-Focused World, for just $399! Featuring speakers from BASF, Ahlstrom, and Mantech Enterprises, Inc.
  • Enjoy networking lunches and breaks, a welcome reception at the end of the first day, and more – all included in your registration
  • Get complete access to the conference app and online platform to connect with other attendees, speakers, and sponsors
  • Receive access to presentation video recordings and speaker materials after the event
  • Make new connections within the industry with like minded individuals

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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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2024 Sponsors

Steve Ottone - Industry Consultant

Steve Ottone

Industry Consultant
Gary Robinson - Tetonia, LLC

Gary Robinson

Independent Consultant 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
Dustin Burton - Trinseo

Dustin Burton

Sr. Research Technologist, NA Binders, R&D at Trinseo
Steve Ottone - Industry Consultant

Steve Ottone

Industry Consultant
Don Ventresca - Trinseo LLC

Don Ventresca

Binders Sr. Application Development Specialist at Trinseo LLC
Jim Fogg - Solenis, LLC

Jim Fogg

NA Bus Dev Mgr - Barriers and Coatings at Solenis, LLC
Colleen Walker - UMaine Process Development Center

Colleen Walker

Director, Process Development Center at UMaine Process Development Center
Scott Hyland - Ingredion

Scott Hyland

Applications Development Manager at Ingredion

"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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