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Join us for a live, interactive webinar with Sonoco, a provider of consumer, industrial, healthcare and protective packaging for many of the world’s most recognized brands across a variety of product segments, including, beverages, snacks, frozen food, and pet care.

Sonoco scientists will be discussing their two funding opportunities on Halo and answering questions directly from researchers. You can review the opportunities in advance here. 

Who should attend:

  • PIs, Postdocs and PhD Students
  • Startups

Relevant areas of expertise:

  • Chemical engineering
  • Materials science
  • Polymer science

Here's what you'll learn:

  • What technologies and approaches are of particular interest 
  • What are the must-have versus preferred requirements for a winning solution

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Rebecca Silveston, PhD
Senior R&D, Global Rigid Paper and Closures

Rebecca Silveston, PhD, has a 30 year career in material development spanning Fortune 100 companies and start-ups.

She currently heads Sonoco’s sustainable materials technology scouting for paper-based food packaging. She has also managed open innovation programs at a variety of companies, workshops, webinars and conferences.

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Scott Huffer
Principal Engineer

Scott Huffer, PhD, is a Chemical Engineer from Purdue University with over 36 years in printing/converting. 

Scott launched his career at the largest gravure printing plant in the US and subsequently worked in the automotive industry at Avery and Rexam. Scott joined Sonoco Flexible Packaging in 1999 and holds over 75 patents. His current development focus is on high barrier sustainable packaging.


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Subir Dey, PhD
Senior R&D

Subir Dey, PhD, received a BSC from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, a M.SC. from Imperial College, London, UK, and a Ph. D. from Stevens Institute of Technology, NJ, USA all in Chemical Engineering. He spent his entire carrier in Plastics’ R&D. He has 11 patents. His hobby is programming Micro Electronics to perform boring jobs.

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Laura Buen Abad
Senior Director of Technology, Global Rigid Paper and Flexibles Packaging