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Event Overview


Flexible, resealable lidding offers many advantages for consumers including food safety, convenience, and reduced food and packaging waste. While there are resealable lidding options available on the market today, few have been successful in offering an economical and effective reseal lid for the produce market, where high moisture resistance and tamper evidence is important. A collaboration between Bostik and Terphane aimed to address these challenges for the produce market and offer a resealable lidding solution with lower costs to manufacture, shorter lead times, fewer manufacturing steps, and a lower environmental impact.

Bostik, an Arkema Company, is a global leader in bonding solutions, present in 45 countries and employing over 6,000 people, with four major Smart Technological Center in USA, France, China and Japan. Bostik’s Advanced Packaging Global Business Unit offers a comprehensive portfolio of bonding solutions to the packaging industry including lamination adhesives, heat and cold sealing, reclosing solutions for lidding films, adhesives for tapes & labels, hot melt adhesives for case and carton sealing. We are proud of being customers’ supplier of choice and fostering collaboration for innovation.

Terphane, a subsidiary of Tredegar Corporation (NYSE:TG), is a vertically integrated specialty PET film manufacturer with over 40 years of film production expertise. With a core technical competency in resin technology and co-extruded films, Terphane is addressing the changing demands of the flexible packaging and industrial markets with an expanding range of value-added films and metalizing proficiencies. Serving international markets, Terphane currently has film production assets in the United States and Brazil supported by convenient logistical services to ensure our products and services reach customers around the globe.

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Learning Objectives

  • Learn about the sustainable and convenient benefits of resealable, flexible packaging
  • Listen to an overview and comparison of today’s resealable lidding options for produce
  • Hear how collaboration between Bostik and Terphane addressed gaps in current resealable lidding solutions, such as limited tamper evidence, complexity to manufacture, and poor moisture resistance
  • Discover a novel resealable lidding film design that meets consumer preferences and is producible without laser scoring equipment

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Meet your Speakers and Host


Kasra Mirmesdagh
Technical Service Engineer

Kasra Mirmesdagh is a Technical Service Engineer in Bostik’s Advanced Packaging group. He supports new and existing customers as they develop innovative heat sealable and resealable flexible films for the packaging market. Kasra joined Bostik in 2017 after graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering.

Ellen Smith
Senior R&D Engineer

Ellen Smith is a Senior R&D Engineer at Terphane LLC creating specialty flexible films for food packaging. She has been with Terphane for 5 years and has developed several new products, provided technical service to customers, and improved production efficiency and quality. Ellen graduated from the University of Rochester with an M.S. in Alternative Energy and B.S. in Chemical Engineering. After graduation, she worked at a bio-tech startup in Rochester, NY then started as an R&D Engineer at Terphane LLC in 2015.

Victoria Hattersley
Senior Writer

Victoria Hattersley, Senior Writer at Packaging Europe, is a highly experienced journalist and editor with a broad knowledge of packaging, sustainability and branding.