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Focal Point 2018: A Paper-Based Food Packaging and Serviceware Event will take place October 9th, Stevens Point, Wisconsin 

Current sentiment towards single-use plastic packaging brings to the forefront key attributes of authenticity and sustainability for paper-based materials which is opening up new opportunities.
Innovations in coatings, laminates, and fiber processing are enabling ever more sophisticated performance applications, fluoropolymer-free, while maintaining the material authenticity that consumers crave.
Yet, there is much more to be done. This event will seek out the next opportunities and address key issues for paper-based food packaging and serviceware.
Register to hear:
  • Manufacturers' efforts to innovate their products and processes
  • Brand-owner perspectives on paper-based food packaging and serviceware items
  • Insights from leading converting companies about future needs and trends in paper and paperboard packaging
  • Innovations targeting superior performance
  • End-of-life management practices that improve environmental footprints

  • Visit the conference website for more information.  

                                     First Featured Speakers
WIST offering Hands-On Papermaking Course at UW-Stevens Point September 6-7
Register within the next seven days to save with early registration discounts! (Early deadline is August 7)

Students in a recent hands-on course take measurements at the headbox on the
UW-Stevens Point pilot paper machine
The second and final 2018 edition of WIST's highly regarded introduction to papermaking is on tap for September 6-7 at UW-Stevens Point. Read more online about the course itinerary and instructor Gerry Ring. 
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