SPECIALTY PAPERS: AWA conference reviews trends, issues and technology

Friday, February 17, 2012

This year’s Specialty Paper Conference in Amsterdam, organised by AWA Conferences and Events, features a number of well-known speakers on paper-related topics, and offers a full program for all concerned with the manufacture, sale, and use of specialty papers. The two-day agenda concludes with a special facility tour of independent paper maker Crown Van Gelder’s facility in Velsen-Noord, near Amsterdam. Taking place at the Hotel Casa 400 in Amsterdam on March 13 and 14 2012, the event has established itself as a leading source of market intelligence on current status, trends, issues, and technology change in the specialty paper industry.

Following a review of the global specialty paper and paperboard market in 2011 from Corey M Reardon, President and CEO of AWA Alexander Watson Associates, Ian Murdoch of PricewaterhouseCoopers provides a perspective on 2010 and 2011 in the forest, paper, and packaging industries and Saara Söderberg of Pöyry Management Consulting discusses the ‘marriage;’ between pulp and specialty papers.

The agenda moves on to technical matters, highlighting raw material issues and challenges in the ever-expanding world of advanced applications for specialty papers; and current industry thinking in relation to sustainability and recycling in pressure-sensitive labeling is discussed by Calvin Frost of Channeled Resources Group. The second day ends with the special delegate tour of the Crown Van Gelder papermaking facility.

The full program for the 2012 Specialty Paper Conference is detailed on the AWA website, www.awa-bv.com, where it is also possible to register online.
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