Mica's Technical Sales Director to Moderate Converting Innovation Panel at GPF


TAPPI’s International Flexible Packaging and Extrusion Division (IFPED) is hosting a panel discussion titled Making Converting Innovation a Reality as part of BNP Media’s Global Pouch Forum, June 11-13, 2019 in Chicago.


The panel, moderated by Mica's Technical Sales Director, Rob Hammond, will takes place Thursday, June 13, 9:15 – 10:15 a.m. and will discuss the status of flexible packaging’s innovative technology as it relates to the 100% recyclable packaging goal set by the industry in the 2025 Sustainability Initiative. Panelists represent most of the packaging supply chain and will discuss how their companies approach innovation.  


“If we are going to innovate and meet the criteria that the 2025 Initiative requires, then we will have to work together as a team – from all suppliers to all end-users,” said Rob Hammond, who is also an IFPED Division Council Member and Technical Program Team member. “Panelists will each speak about innovations in their companies and how they approach creating those innovations. This will be followed by a Q&A session.”


Panelists are Dr. Richard Berry, CTO, Celluforce; Evan Arnold, Director, Product Development & Engineering, Glenroy, Inc., and Scott Romenesko, Director of Innovation and Intellectual Property, Hudson-Sharp, A BarryWehmiller Flexible Packaging Company. Hammond will serve as moderator.


“IFPED is excited to be presenting this panel at Global Pouch,” said Hammond. “There is very good synergy between us as we both address the same customers and suppliers in the Flexible Packaging market segment.”


TAPPI will also be exhibiting at the Conference. Please visit Booth 78 for more information on IFPED and its commitment to introducing better flexible packaging products that meet changing consumer demands. Representing the breadth of the flexible packaging supply chain, IFPED members include producers, converters, brand owners, technology providers, and equipment manufacturers.

Held annually for the last 23 years, the Global Pouch Forum is at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Rosemont, IL, June 11-13. This year’s focus is on the evolution of pouches, including innovation, sustainability and developing markets, such as cannabis.

About TAPPI:

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. For more information, visit TAPPI’s website.  

About Mica Corporation

Mica Corporation manufactures and globally supplies water-based, environmentally responsible products that offer adhesion or other properties to plastic, metal, and paper surfaces in continuous web applications.

Media Contact

Janet LoBue, TAPPI Marketing Manger



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