I’m Not Trash: Designing Inks & Coatings for a Sustainable Future
Packaging sustainability has become an increasingly important issue in recent years around the world. As heightened awareness of the human impact on the environment has evolved, consumers have become increasingly concerned about packaging and its role in waste and pollution. Today they, along with governments, NGOs and the industry in general, are seeking ways to achieve a more circular economy.
As a result, brands and their supply chains are investing in new and innovative ways to meet the challenge of developing sustainable packaging solutions that meet the needs of society and the environment, today and into the future—transforming “trash” into the goods of tomorrow!
In this important and innovative webinar, attendees will be presented with two topics that will address inks and coatings developed to support circular economies: designing for the people and designing for the planet.
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Speakers and Presentations
About Our Presenters
Natalie Jardell, Flint Group
Natalie began her career with Flint Group as a product development chemist, focusing on the design and implementation of solvent- and water-based inks and coatings for the flexible packaging printing industry. Within this role, she became the leading expert for the development of recycling-compatible inks. Natalie has recently transitioned into a new position as sustainability product coordinator, where she dedicates her efforts to the research and development of sustainable inks and coatings for paper and board, and flexible packaging.
Natalie is devoted to the growth of a circular packaging economy and the fight for a healthier global environment. A desire to better future generations drives her daily to improve packaging designs. Prior to Flint Group, Natalie earned her Bachelor of Science from Ball State University as a student-athlete.
Gayle Wirthwine, Flint Group
Gayle is the director of product management and development for Flint Group’s flexible packaging segment. With a background in pigments, dispersions and inks, she is committed to changing the outcome for a more sustainable future. By bringing innovative inks and coatings to converters and partnering with all nodes of the value chain, she drives to transform the “war on plastics” mentality into a circular ecosystem reality.