Synaptic Connections Newsletter 2019 Week#06
February 4, 2019 www.Synapticpackaging.com Image - Early summer, frozen lake at summit in Grand Tetons, WY
Week#6 of 2019 - Welcome to February! That felt like the longest January ever! I hope everyone had a restful weekend and enjoyed the Super Bowl last night. This is shaping up to be a very exciting month for Synaptic Packaging. We are working on advancing barrier properties for novel packaging materials, helping start-up firms with strategy development, and preparing for two upcoming speaking engagements.
This month, on February 15th we will be in Portland, OR presenting at the Organicologyconference and participating in a fun panel discussion on sustainable packaging. Then, in April you can find us on the stage at the International Converting Expo, ICE in Louisville, KY. At this conference we will do a keynote talk on Disruptive Innovation Advancing Sustainability. The link at the bottom of the newsletter includes a free pass, so come check us out!
In the news this week, I find the ReThink Waste// category holding the best articles. The plastic's industry has a real challenge in front of them as the science starts to reveal just how pervasive the problem is for micro-plastics in our water. The identification of micro-plastics in our US aquifer is alarming. As a brief editorial comment - I believe the solution to this challenge is two pronged. One is to focus on innovative business development to ReThink Waste// into value-add products. The second prong to the strategy is to accelerate the conversion to natural, renewable materials (including biopolymers) for single-use plastics. The Adidas article is one of my favorite this week, because it demonstrates this vision in action. Nice job Adidas! Have a great week everyone! Cheers, Gary
The International Converting Expo is a great place to collaborate with laminators, printers, and coaters to explore novel innovations. Come join us! I'll be giving a fun talk on Disruptive Innovations Advancing Sustainabilty and I hope to see you there! Link for Free Registration: https://www.ice-x-usa.com/register