AKRON, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 31, 2018--Smithers Pira is pleased to announce the 10 th annual Specialty Papers US 2018 agenda, taking place October 1-3, in Appleton, WI, as part of Appleton Paper Week 2018. Bringing together major industry players such as Imerys, Stora Enso, Focus on Energy, Fisher International, Domtar, TC Transcontinental Packaging and more, the conference will focus on the trends within the specialty paper industry, trends in food packaging, innovations, and the resurgence of specialty papers and sustainability.

This year’s Specialty Papers US conference will feature:

Packaging Drives Growth in Consumer Connection by Panera Bread A Case Study on Molded Fiber: The ConAgra Bowl co-presented by Footprint & ConAgra Brands Panel: You Can’t Move the Needle by Yourself with WWF, Domtar and P&G Panel: Advancements in Grease Resistant Barriers with Imerys, Mesta Board Corporation and Stora Enso And more!

“We are excited to be a part of Paper Week in Appleton this year for the 10 th edition of Specialty Papers US,” said Jena Stout, Conference Producer. “The conference will focus on some of the newest trends within the industry, including trends in food packaging, sustainability and so much more. Attendees will also have the opportunity to hear an entire session dedicated to energy from Lake States TAPPI and Focus on Energy. With the Paper Hall of Fame Induction Dinner, Tissue 2018 and Specialty Papers US 2018 all in the same week – it is sure to be a very busy and information packed couple of days.”

For more information about the Specialty Papers US 2018 conference, visit: http://www.specialtypaperconference.com/united-states

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information, contact Sean Walsh at swalsh@smithers.com or +1 (330) 762-7441

About Smithers Pira

Smithers Pira is the worldwide authority on packaging, paper and print industry supply chains. Established in 1930, the company provides strategic and technical consulting, testing, intelligence and events to help clients gain market insights, identify opportunities, evaluate product performance and manage compliance. The Smithers Pira Distribution Testing Service Center in Lansing, MI serves key industry verticals such as the food and beverage, medical and automotive markets in North America. Please visit www.smitherspira.com for more information.

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