"Specialty Papers 2009" Expands to New Chicago Venue

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Top leaders in the specialty papers industry will attend conference in November 2009

The response to Specialty Papers 2009 has been great and we feel that it's because this is a crucial time for the industry. We expect attendees from all sectors of the industry- end users, paper mills, technology providers and suppliers of materials and equipment

Specialty Papers 2009, a conference co-produced by Pira International and TAPPI focusing on the current state of the market and the latest technology and application developments in the specialty papers arena, is expanding to a new venue. The conference will now take place from Wednesday, November 4 through Thursday, November 5, 2009 just over a block away from the original location at the Doubletree Hotel Chicago Magnificent Mile in Chicago, Illinois.

Co-chaired by Ken Patrick, Pulp & Paper Publications Technical Lead for TAPPI and Senior Editor of Paper 360° Magazine; Charles Klass, President of Klass Associates; Frank Perkowski, President of Business Development Advisory; and Dr. Frank Adamsky, Market Development Manager of Unidyne Products at Daikin, Specialty Papers 2009 will provide attendees with an in-depth focus on the key segments of the specialty papers industry --flexible grades, printing papers, heavyweights, and technical specialties--and the emerging green/sustainability drivers that are revolutionizing the specialty papers marketplace worldwide.

"The response to Specialty Papers 2009 has been great and we feel that it's because this is a crucial time for the industry. We expect attendees from all sectors of the industry- end users, paper mills, technology providers and suppliers of materials and equipment," said Barbara Rojas, senior conference producer for Pira International. "This conference will be a great networking experience for attendees and will provide timely information about the future of specialty papers."

Presenters at Specialty Papers 2009 include American Securities, Business Development Advisory (BDA), BYK USA Inc., Daikin, Glatfelter, The Foil and Specialty Effects Association, Hewlett Packard, Mallard Creek Polymers, Market-Intell LLC, Neenah Paper, Rodencal Paper Consulting LLC, SENTINEL - Bioactive Paper Network, The Dow Chemical Company and Western Michigan University.

The Doubletree Hotel Chicago Magnificent Mile is located at 300 E. Ohio Street, Chicago, Illinois, United States.

To view the complete agenda and brochure for Specialty Papers 2009 or to attend, visit http://www.specialtypaperconference.com.

About Pira International
Pira International's media brand IntertechPira provides events, training, online information and publications across a wide range of niche commodities and disruptive technologies affecting industry. Our 100% independent products are provided globally 24/7 and delivered by teams of independent experts at sites in Portland, Maine, US and London, UK through 20 specialized industrial platforms. Our core competencies are information on: research and product development; globalization and new markets; production methods; regulatory and compliance.

About TAPPI
TAPPI is the leading association for the worldwide pulp, paper, packaging and converting industries and publisher of Paper360°. Through information exchange, events, trusted content, and networking opportunities, TAPPI helps members elevate their performance by providing solutions that lead to better, faster, and more cost-effective ways of doing business. Visit http://www.tappi.org.

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