Paper-based food packaging and serviceware: Enhanced performance and reduced environmental footprint 

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Register now for $275
and plan to attend this conference to:

  • Gain insights from leading converting companies about future needs and trends in paper and paperboard packaging
  • Hear from industry experts on a number of innovations targeting superior performance in paper- and paperboard-based food packaging and serviceware
  • Learn about end-of-life management practices that improve environmental footprints
  • Hear about consumer trends and perspectives that are driving change in the marketplace


Conference overview:

Brand owners generally prefer the natural look and feel of paper- and paperboard-based food packaging and serviceware compared to plastic products. Existing favorable environmental characteristics add appeal, and these products have high potential for even greater environmental advantages when it comes to end-of-life management. On the other hand, current performance sometimes is regarded as inferior to plastic in certain applications. But that is changing as innovative coatings emerge from the laboratory and into the marketplace. These new developments may lead to greater market penetration for paper- and paperboard-based products in the food industry.

If you are in paper and paperboard manufacturing or converting, or supply chemicals and polymers to the paper and paperboard industries, be sure to attend this one-day conference. Brand owners and the QSR sector will also gain insights from these conference presentations.

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Travel, lodging and area information

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is conveniently located a 25-minute drive from Central Wisconsin Airport. The Stevens Point Area Convention and Visitors Bureau website​has lodging information and other area information.​ If you're traveling from a distance or internationally and are interested in extending your stay for tourism, visit the Travel Wisconsin website​ for ideas and detailed information.

We have blocked a limited number of rooms at the Country Inn and Suites in Stevens Point, convenient to the University. When booking, to get the group rate call the Stevens Point inn directly at 715-345-7000 and tell them you are registering for the Focal Point Conference group rate. Do not call the 800 number. You must book by October 10 to get the group rate of $82 per night plus tax. Rooms are blocked for October 19 and 20.The Inn’s website, has more information about the property, but again, phone the Inn directly to get the group rate. Information about alternative lodging in Stevens Point is on the website of the Stevens Point Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. ​

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