Canadian Packaging Webinar
Getting Started on Your Sustainability Journey
We invite you to watch a webinar recently hosted by Canadian Packaging Magazine where Sun Chemical’s Nikola Juhasz, Global Technical Director, Sustainability, and Robert O’Boyle, Senior Key Account Manager, provided some tips to help registrants get started on their sustainability journey and highlight solutions that are available to help them plan for and achieve sustainability goals.
Today is a time when many brand owners have made ambitious public commitments to reduce the environmental impact of their packaging and are prioritizing sustainability initiatives to enable delivery on those commitments. Many of those goals have an end date of 2025 and as that year quickly approaches, targets (such as becoming carbon neutral or negative) are becoming more aggressive. Packaging converters have also published their own sustainability goals to address these CPG initiatives.
However, getting started on that sustainability journey isn’t easy.
Some of the details that were discussed during the webinar include:
- Consideration of the end-of-life for a package
- Regulatory requirements
- Cross-industry partnerships and collaborations
- Operations initiatives
Nikola Juhasz, PhD, Global Technical Director, Sustainability, Sun Chemical
Dr. Nikola Juhasz is the Global Technical Director for Sustainability at Sun Chemical, where she engages with internal and external stakeholders to formulate sustainability-driven technical strategies and oversees the corresponding innovation and product development programs across all of Sun Chemical’s product lines and technology platforms. She represents Sun Chemical at various cross-industry organizations focused on sustainability and the future of packaging, including CEFLEX and APR.
Dr. Juhasz joined Sun Chemical in 2016 as Global Director, Liquid Ink Technology. In this role she evolved the packaging ink applications and new product development portfolio to encompass numerous sustainability initiatives. Prior to joining Sun Chemical, Dr. Juhasz spent 20+ years in various positions of R&D leadership in the diversified chemicals, polymers and materials industry. She holds a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a bachelor’s degree—also in chemical engineering—from Purdue University.
Robert O’Boyle, Senior Key Account Manager, Sun Chemical
Bob O’Boyle will soon mark 40 years in the printing industry. He has spent his career working in several roles with a wide variety of experience in inks and coatings for packaging, with sustainability programs a particular focus. He has worked in significant roles within Sun Chemical, ranging from research and development, business development, product management and now key accounts. Bob’s specialties include sustainable packaging, flexographic, gravure and energy curable technology, and international business management in packaging and barrier coatings.
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