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Specialty Papers Conference Coming in September

SURREY, UK | Smithers Pira and TAPPI announce the 7th annual Specialty Papers Conference, to be held September 15-17, 2015, at the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee, WI. 

Coming off what organizers say was a record-breaking year in 2014, including a 40% growth in attendance, the conference will provide insights into current markets and innovations; what the latest applications are—including growth areas such as digital print and printed electronics; and the latest R&D and technology. This year’s program will include discussions on the following:

• Investments in specialty papers form around the world

• The commercial development around nanoscale materials (a new session)

• How new equipment technologies are meeting the needs of the market

• Panel conversations on the facts, forecasts and fibs about the specialty papers markets

Among the speakers are the following:

• Dan Carberry, Panera Bread

• Jim McDermott, Pacon Corporation | Strathmore Artist Papers

• Melissa Stevens, Mohawk

• Mark Sorenson, Andritz Pulp & Paper

• Timo Vlakama, Valmet

• Theodore Wegner, USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory

“In addition to ample networking opportunities with over 200 key decision makers and exhibitors, attendees will also have access to an all-inclusive look at the specialty paper industry in 2015 and beyond.” says Barbara Fowler, Conference Director, Smithers Pira. “Specialty Papers is the perfect mix of industry experts, end users, paper mills and the latest developments in industry technology, no matter where you are on the supply chain.”

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