Rick Michelman

President & CEO Rick Michelman sat down with PrintWeek India to discuss Michelman's resiliency during the COVID-19 pandemic and our work towards creating a sustainable future. He describes lessons learned from the past two years, the ongoing supply chain challenges, and Michelman's plans for future innovations.

In particular, he highlights recently developed sustainable solutions for eCommerce packaging. Explains Michelman, "Our team in India worked with several eCommerce companies to develop paper bags and help them make the jump from plastic to paper packaging – a significant step forward for India. We innovated both external water resistance and an effective inside heat seal to form the paper bags, ensuring the ability to send all paper bags into the paper recycling stream." In addition, he discusses other solutions for performance and sustainability needs, including coatings for paper cups and easily recyclable mono-material structures for edible oil pouches.

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