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2021 Fall Seminar Recording

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Presentation: Deliberate Reliability by George Pesansky, President, MyBlendedLearning.com

An overview of a unique method for improving asset availability by identifying, ‎prioritizing, and acting on failure opportunities.‎

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Presentation: Back to the Basics for Molded Pulp in the Future by Ken Rossignol, Technical Sales, Nalco Water – An Ecolab Company‎

Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) are being removed from the marketplace.  Alternatives under development could require much higher addition rates and impact wet end operations. Nalco Water Vacuum Drainage Tester introduction and how VDT is utilized to understand and implement the most efficient wet-end program.  Additionally, discuss two new technologies that can be used by molded pulp manufacturers.

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Presentation: Dry Molded Fiber – the Viable, Scalable Alternative to Single-use Plastics by Sanna Fager, Chief Commercial Officer, and Sebastian Roos Chief Technology Officer at PulPac

A presentation on how Dry Molded Fiber works, how it’s different from other fiber-forming technologies, and the ‎different ways to become part of the Dry Molded Fiber eco-system.

PulPac’s Dry Molded Fiber is a patented manufacturing technology – using renewable pulp and ‎cellulose resources to produce low-cost, high-performance, fiber-based packaging, and single-use ‎products. The Dry Molded Fiber process is up to ten times faster than conventional fiber molding ‎methods and gives up to 80-90% lower CO2 footprint at the same or lower cost as plastic. It can ‎replace most packaging and single-use products presently made of plastics.‎

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Presentation: CMA Certified: Compost Facility Acceptance Standards for Molded Fiber Products by Susan Thoman, Managing Director, Compost Manufacturing Alliance (CMA)

CMA will present an overview of their compostable products certification program, highlighting the opportunities and challenges within the molded fiber products category. CMA will share its evolving work in developing cross-functional studies and working groups to address gaps between product development, ASTM standards, and the realities and operational challenges of managing compostables in actual compost facilities.

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