Functional Fiber-Based Packaging ASIA,

30-31 May, 2023 - Bangkok, HYBRID

Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit


Conference Registration & Coffee


Conference Welcome & Chairperson’s Remarks

Packaging Material & Waste Policy Development


Regulation in India & Opportunities for Paper/Fiber-based Packaging


Packaging Material & Waste Policy Development - Australia

Speaker to be advised


Topic to be advised


Networking & Morning Coffee


The Evolution & Future of Carton Packaging

  • How can carton packaging contribute to reducing carbon footprint?
  • Key drivers of carton innovations

Ms. Cheryl Yong, Head of Marketing & Product Development

SIG Combibloc Thailand Ltd.


Opportunities & Challenges for Substitution of Difficult-to-Recycle Materials with Fiber-based Packaging

  • Paper and other fiber-based packaging is currently on the radar for many brand owner as a viable alternative to single-use plastic packaging, however, the true potential and applications where paper may step in remain largely unclear.
  • This presentation will provide a detailed overview what are the perceived and actual drivers for plastic replacement, what are the formats and applications with most of potential and what are the volumes behind. Technical aspects which still needed to be overcome to enable this replacement would be described. Most promising enabling technologies would be summarized and present.

Mr. Alexey Vishtal, Head of Novel Packaging Development

MM Board & Paper


Topic to be advised

Richard Laity, Project and Development Consultant

PEFC - Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification


Networking & Lunch Reception


Answering Affordability with Design & Design Thinking

For most brands, the biggest perceived barrier to more sustainable packaging is cost. But instead of approaching the challenge “cost down,” think, “desirability up.” From design, ink usage, to print technology, we share how design and design thinking can make sustainable packaging more feasible, desirable, and better designed for Asian consumer preference and infrastructure.

Mr. Meenawat Tonyoopaiboon, Business Director



Designing a Supply Chain Stress Test for Secondary Paper Pouches

  • Appreciating unique challenges in each market and industry, such as in aviation catering and the FMCG sector
  • Factors to consider when localising for different markets, from types of paper and modes of distribution to placement by retailers

Ms. Agnes Lim, Global Packaging Lead



Challenges in the Transition from Poly-Laminates to Paper Packaging

  • Key physiology differences between Polymer structures & Paper
  • Methodologies in Application/Process
  • Identifying correct materials for specific packaging functions

Mr. Mak Weng Kin, Technical Support & Development Leader

Tomypak Flexible Packaging Sdn Bhd


Networking & Afternoon Tea


High Barrier Fiber-Based Flexible Packaging Solution by BOBST & Partners

  • Paper as a sustainable coating base for high barrier solutions
  • Synergy between wet dispersion coating & dry vacuum coating
  • High fibre content to support recyclability
  • Ultimately Delivering a High Performance Flexible Packaging Solution

Mr. Chris Cheetham, Regional Sales Director – Eastern Hemisphere



Development of High-Performance Technology for Paper based Packaging

  • Developing gas barrier function
  • Functionalizing approach which uses the features of the paper
  • Outlook for technical development of paper packaging

Mr. Manabu Yamamoto, Deputy General Manager, Corp Business Development

Oji Holdings Corporation

Mr. Yoshinori Kanazawa, Manager, New Business Development & Liquid Packaging Carton Dept

Oji Holdings Corporation


Discussion followed by End of Day 1


Chairperson’s Remarks


The Role of Open Innovation & Venture Capital to drive Circularity

  • Investment trends, innovation needs from corporates from the full packaging value circle
  • The need for collaboration along value chain partners as well as with start-ups
  • Start-ups covering advanced materials, industrial IT and more

Ms. Pollene Diente, Investment Manager - Packaging

Emerald Technology Ventures


Important Role to Be Played by Linear Formed Functional Fibre Packaging in Helping Brands Transition to High Barrier, Convenient & Sustainable Solutions

  • What is linear forming and what makes it unique in terms of fibre transformation technologies?;
  • Which packaging formats are good candidates for replacement by linear forming?;
  • What are the key differences when linear forming is compared with the existing formats?;
  • What are the sustainability advantages of linear formed packs?; and
  • Where to next for linear forming?

Mr. David Kilpatrick, Innovation, R&D, Technical and Quality Director

ZipForm Packaging


How the Right Adhesive & Coating Solution Brings Functionality to Paper-based Packaging & Compliance with Recyclability Standards

  • Challenges in making food packaging more sustainable
  • Impact of the latest European recycle laws and regulation on packaging companies and brands in APAC
  • Innovative adhesive and coating solutions for more sustainable paper packaging, which comply with the highest global standards

Dr. Carolina Kawakubo, Manager Regional Market Strategy, Paper Solutions

Henkel Japan Ltd.


Networking & Morning Coffee


Dried Molded Pulp

  • How DMF (Dried Molded Pulp) reduce greenhouse gas emission & carbon footprint
  • Compliance to regulation & sustainable manufacturing (ESG)

Dato. Dr Donald Yap, CEO

HZ Green Pulp Sdn. Bhd.


Topic to be Advised


Final Discussion & Closing Luncheon


End of Conference.


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