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Upcoming Webinars

View and register for upcoming webinars hosted by industry experts to keep you updated on the current state of the industry and up to speed with the latest trends.

*Webinars will be presented in Spanish. 
February 23, 2022 - Food-Grade Recycled Packaging in Latin America: Advancements and Opportunities

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Presented by:

Professor Alejandro Ariosti, engineer with a master’s in Food Science and Technology, and specialized studies in Converting Plastic Technologies.

Attendees will learn: 

  • New opportunities surging from technological developments related to food-grade packaging materials already available in their markets.
  • The interactions between packaging, foods, the environment, and about testing that validates safe material decontamination technologies.
  • The regulatory mainframe for food-grade recycled plastics in Latin America.
  • Impacts of the regulatory framework and its evolution regarding the use of food-grade recycled materials.

 

March 30, 2022 - PANEL: The Evolution of Sustainable Packaging and the Circularity of Materials in Latin America

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Presented by:

Mauricio Sánchez, Sustainability director for Colombia and Ecuador at Nestlé
Nydia Suppen, PhD, founding director of the Lifecycle Analysis Center, ACV (CADIS)
Daniela González González, global leader on Packaging Innovation and Sustainability at General Mills
Wilmer Saavedra, expert engineer consultant on packaging materials

Jorge Hernán Cano, sourcing senior manager at AVON

 

Attendees will learn: 

  • How their decisions about materials and designs affect the packaging lifecycles.
  • Challenges and alternatives regarding packaging material substitutions. Materials and structures that promote closing the loop and designing with a clear strategy, contemplating the end of their lifespan.
  • New recycling, reutilization, and composting strategies, seeking to close the loop.
  • Monomaterials: What can we expect? What is lacking for this type of developments to be widely adopted throughout Latin America?

 

April 27, 2022 - PANEL: The Expanding Demand for End-of-line Robotics by Packaging Operations in Latin America

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Presented by:

Engineer Luis Felipe Arango, Robotics and Automation director for Odecopack
Engineer Daniel Díaz, general director of CAV Robotics
Engineer Daniel Castrillón, subject matter expert on packaging for Baxter

Attendees will learn: 

  • What options is the Latin American market offering today for the adoption and development of automated end-of-line packaging operations?
  • Criteria involved in the evaluation of robotic implementations to improve packaging lines in terms of usability, safety, and workforce productivity.
  • Top robotic end-of-line operation applications currently available and suitable for our marketplace.
  • Robotic solutions that back e-commerce specialty packaging operations.
     

 

Organized by  PMMI