17 April 2024 - 11:30 - 17:10 BST - Online - £349 + VAT
More speakers being announced very soon!
With applications spanning egg packaging to automotive parts and fast-food trays, the future prospects for moulded fibre packaging are extremely positive. The market is driven by the growing environmental concerns and public awareness of plastic waste and the need to reduce consumption of single use plastics, with many governments introducing rules and regulations to combat this. Advances in moulded fibre technology are improving the performance and viability of these products which are becoming more durable, versatile, and cost-effective. Coating technologies are opening up new market applications for these pack formats with printing and labelling techniques adding to their opportunities for advancement.
Volume consumption of moulded fibre packaging is estimated at nearly 12 million tonnes in 2023, with a market value of about $4.3 billion, and this is expected to grow at a rate of almost 6% annually over the medium term, reaching over $5.5 billion by 2028, at constant 2022 prices, and representing over 15 million tonnes of material constituting almost 250 billion units.
The introduction of dry moulding and forming technologies, combined with in-mould labelling, represent a major, if somewhat speculative, opportunity for the market which may drive up these growth forecasts even further, especially in the niche market of beverage cup lids where key advances are already being seen.
Moulded fibre is emerging as an alternate packaging substrate for various applications and can utilise a range fibrous materials, including recycled paper, cardboard, bamboo, sugar-cane, wheat straw and other fibres during the manufacturing process. This is increasingly seen as a very sustainable option.
The webinar will focus on key innovation sectors such as paper bottles, which are set to be transformative, as well as current market trends and development, latest advancements in the moulded fibre industry, innovative solutions, novel moulded fibre materials, recycling and much more…
Hear from our leading key industry experts:
Who should attend?
Everyone involved across the packaging value chain i.e. brand owners, converters, regulators, recyclers, global manufacturers, equipment and service providers, suppliers and leading industry experts.
11:30 Webinar introduction, George Kellie, Kellie Solutions
11:45 Packaging Megatrends – sustainability and opportunities in moulded fibre
Steve Harrod, Packaging Consultant, Smithers
12:05 Muoto™ wood based 3D packaging project
Jarkko Tapio Tuominen, VP Projects, Metsä Spring
12:25 Dry moulded fibre – scaling up for sustainable change
Sanna Fager, Chief Commercial Officer, PulPac AB
12:45 HP 3D printing technology for moulded fibre
Ferran Vilanova, Sustainable Packaging General Manager, HP
13:10 Using dry moulded fibre to create new markets
Fuad Khan, Head of Business Development, Fibre Revolution
13:30 Networking break
13:50 Presentation title TBC
John-Paul Grogan, Product Director, Frugalpac
14:10 Challenges and opportunities for moulded/formed cellulose in cosmetic packaging
Dr. David Guerin, Master Expert in Cellulosic Materials and Non-Plastic Biopolymers, L'Oréal
14:35 Presentation title TBC
Matti Rantanen, Director General, EPPA - European Paper Packaging Alliance
15:00 Presentation title TBC
Tahsin Dag, Founder and CEO, Papacks
15:25 More speakers coming soon…
16:35 Panel discussion: Future outlook
More panellists to be announced...
17:10 Moderator's closing remarks and end of webinar
Tickets are just £349 + VAT, but places are limited so register now via the link below to avoid missing out!