Industry Expert Luke Goldberg to Keynote 27th Annual Toners Conference

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TONERS 2010 will be held May 17 – 19, 2010 at the Marina del Rey Marriott Hotel

Organizers of TONERS 2010 searched the toner industry for the most informed, articulate and experienced Keynoter to kick off this year’s event. Famed industry expert Luke Goldberg was the choice among a gallery of top achievers.

As Senior Vice President of Micro Solutions Enterprises, Goldberg draws upon a brilliant career spanning 19 years in the imaging industry. A veteran of the imaging supplies aftermarket, including raw materials and finished goods, Goldberg last held the position of SVP for Future Graphics Imaging Corporation. He is a respected industry leader and negotiator, well known for his keen industry insight, his articulate presentations, his expert analysis, and his knowledge of global trends and OEM strategies.

As an invited Speaker at more than 60 trade shows in 14 countries, and as an author with numerous awards for best published articles, Luke Goldberg was chosen by Recharger Magazine in 2006 as “Industry Leader of the Year.” At the Marina del Rey Marriott Hotel, all ears will attend Mr. Goldberg’s presentation on Monday afternoon, May 17 to learn his perspective on “Global Trends in the Imaging Materials Aftermarket.”

Pira International, in partnership with The Tiara Group LLC, is pleased to announce that all Speakers and Session Chairs have been confirmed for the 2010 Toners Conference. Set to take place at the Marriott Hotel in Marina del Rey, California on May 17 – 19, this Seminar will also feature 14 presentations, a Panel Discussion, an Exhibit Area and what we’ve been told is one of the finest Networking Programs in the toner industry.

The Program provides a thorough overview of the industry, with special focus devoted to new technology, bio toners, bio polymers, new markets and growth opportunities, both domestic and foreign. With a highly interactive atmosphere, in which questions will be asked of each Speaker, this event provides an opportunity for both newcomers and industry veterans to participate.

“We have long taken pride in presenting a great forum for interactive discussion and Networking within the toner industry,” says Art Diamond, Chairman of The Tiara Group. “and we are filled with enthusiasm for the topics to be heard at this year’s event.”

The main program will feature market analysts Charles Brewer and John Shane who will analyze the toner market worldwide and discuss current trends and future directions. Toner manufacturing consultant Graham Galliford will discuss the status of China’s toner manufacturing industry while consultant Velliyur Sankaran will overview the status of biopolymers for toner production.

World renowned patent attorney Edward J. O’Connor will discuss legal issues and court actions currently in play that are essential to anyone manufacturing, using or selling toner.

Eastman Kodak’s Dr. Dinesh Tyagi will present a Tutorial on toner chemistry and technology, followed by consultant John Cooper with a discussion of carrier materials and their technology. Mr. Hiroshi Morimoto of Nippon Pneumatic Company, Ltd. will discuss NPK’s novel toner rounding equipment to reshape mechanically ground toner.

Mr. Sanjeev Mahajan of India’s Navran Advanced Nanoproducts will characterize India’s toner manufacturing industry and his associate, Dr. A. K. Srivastava, will update the group on chemically produced toners.

Rick Greenlaw of Print Recovery Concepts will discuss soy based toners and the status of his company’s marketing activities, while Dr. Jeffery Clark will present a discussion of the basic chemistry and economics of biotoners and give his perspective on end-user acceptance of these environmentally friendly products in the months and years ahead.

Dr. Manuel Natal of NatureWorks™ will present a Session on “The Polylactides as Biopolymers for Toner.”    

Among the company presentations planned for the Networking Session, Attendees will hear Dr. Henning Kreis of Henschel Mixers explain the “Snowball Principle” in solid-solid blending.

A Panel Discussion will focus on the question, “Are Biotoners the Next Growth Sector in the Worldwide Toner Industry?” Finally, Art Diamond will present his Wrap-Up of the entire event.

Pira International – the worldwide authority on the packaging, paper and print industry supply chains. Established in 1930, Pira provides strategic and technical consulting, testing, intelligence and events to help clients gain market insights, identify opportunities, evaluate product performance and manage compliance. Our events combine productive networking, high calibre presentations and targeted marketing opportunities for key decision makers across the globe in the packaging, paper and print industry supply chains. Visit http://www.pira-international.comfor more information.

The Tiara Group, LLC is a seminar and trade show management organization spun off of Diamond Research Corporation. DRC is a 42-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

For more information about the conference or to register for the event, please visit the website at or contact John Buss at +1.202.309.7296.

The conference also includes an Exhibit Area accessible to all speakers and attendees. For more information about Pira International’s sponsorship and exhibit opportunities, please contact Brian Santos at +1.207.781.9618.

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