In interview, Richmond previews Focal Point 2015 presentation
Co-founder of Packaging and Technology Integrated Solutions (PTIS), Michael Richmond is a strategic business and technical leader with 30 years of experience with consumer packaged goods companies including Kellogg's and Kraft, and both research and teaching at Michigan State University in the School of Packaging. Richmond is a featured presenter at Focal Point 2015: Paper-Based Food Packaging and Serviceware.
"Back to basics" is latest trend in consumer demand for packaging
September 10, 2015 /3BL Media/ - What do consumers want in product packaging? How does packaging influence what they purchase? The answers to these and other questions about consumer behavior can provide an edge to manufacturers and suppliers. Erin Weinland is the Senior Manager, Consumer and Customer Insights, at WestRock. In an interview ahead of her scheduled appearance October 20 at Focal Point 2015, Weinland talked about consumer demands and perspectives she’s seen in her research.
Regulatory concerns for packaging manufacturers, converters and end-users
September 11, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Shawn K. Stevens, one of the few attorneys in the U.S. whose entire practice is in representing the food industry, will bring his expertise to the packaging conference Focal Point 2014 on October 14 in Stevens Point, Wisconsin.
Stevens will present “Where Food Packaging and FDA Regulation and Enforcement Collide: How to Package Your Risk on the New Food Safety Battleground."
September 5, 2014 /3BL Media/ - A keynote presentation by Craig Culver, co-founder and CEO of Culver's, and a panel conversation on responsible paper sourcing will open the day at Focal Point 2014: Packaging at the Leading Edge.
"We're really pleased to offer a lineup that through the day takes one across the value chain, from sustainable sourcing to end-of-life product solutions," said Paul Fowler, WIST executive director. "With 11 expert speakers and nine different presentations, this will be a highly informative and engaging day."
Institute tests packaging materials to ASTM standards
August 9, 2013 /3BL Media/ - A new service offered by the Wisconsin Institute for Sustainable Technology will help packaging manufacturers meet the growing demand for environmentally friendly materials.
Paul Fowler, WIST executive director, said the institute has developed a test that determines how well packaging decomposes under industrial composting conditions.
Three questions with Kelly Rooney, Veolia director of recycling
(3BL Media) August 16, 2012 - In an email interview, we asked Kelly Rooney, director of recycling at Veolia Environmental Services, three questions about the company’s current take recycling and sustainability. Rooney will be speaking at Focal Point 2012: Capitalizing on Sustainable Technology on Oct. 10 in Stevens Point, WI.
WIST: Why is a waste-handling company interested in reducing waste?
Resource efficiency, sustainable construction, biofuels, and more sessions on schedule
(3BL Media) August 9, 2012 - Household products maker SC Johnson, consumer goods and agricultural cooperative Ocean Spray Cranberries and small-engine manufacturer Briggs & Stratton are among the companies set to address Focal Point 2012: Capitalizing on Sustainable Technology.