NatureWorks and Purac Among the Speakers at Toners 2010 Conference

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Conference will take place on May 17 – 19, 2010 in Marina del Rey, California.

Pira International is pleased to announce that Dr. Manuel Natal of NatureWorks LLC and Dr. Hans van der Pol of Purac will be among those presenting at the 27th annual Toners Conference 2010. In keeping up with the latest trends in the toners industry, the conference will have several presentations devoted to biotoners. The session covers a diverse group of topics, including presentations on the marketing of biotoners, biopolymers for toner production, and a study of lactides.

The 2010 Toners Conference is a collaboration of The Tiara Group and Pira International. The event will take place on May 17-19, 2010 at the Marriott Marina del Rey in Marina del Rey, California and will provide a thorough overview of the toners industry, with special focus devoted to new technology developments, areas and markets of interest, and growth opportunities within the industry. New this year is a focus on biotoners, as well as expert presentations on the toner industry in China and India and a discussion of the utilization of nanotechnology in the production of toners. The program features presentations from Sanjeev Mahajan of Navran Advanced Nanoproducts Development International, John Cooper of Toner Research Services and Richard Greenlaw of Soy Print.

The program will be highly interactive in nature, with exhibits, question and answer sessions after each speaker, and a panel devoted to the question of biotoners.

Fujifilm Imaging Colorants, Nippon Pneumatic, Marubeni Chemix, Eastman Kodak, Clariant and Hewlett Packard are among the current participants at the 2010 conference.

For more information about the conference or to register, please visit

If interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at the event, please contact Brian Santos at +1 207 781 9618.

Pira International is a worldwide authority serving the paper, packaging and printing industries. Established in 1930, Pira provides strategic and technical consulting, testing, intelligence and events worldwide. These services assist clients in gaining market and technical insight, identifying opportunities, evaluating product performance and managing compliance. Pira events combine productive networking with high caliber technical and marketing presentations. These sessions are designed to target marketing opportunities and industry trends for key decision makers around the globe.

The Tiara Group, LLC is a seminar and trade show management organization spun off of Diamond Research Corporation. DRC is a 41-year old chemical consulting and information service firm focused on the imaging industry.

For the past 26 years, DRC and more recently The Tiara Group, has organized a world-renowned series of high technology Imaging Materials Seminars® that contributed to the growth of the imaging industry and to the scientific and technical literature in that field. These conferences have attracted top level executives, scientists, engineers and market strategists to seminars and trade shows at major hotels and conference centers in the U.S., Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Mexico and Australia. Visit


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