Nick Copeland, Is currently the R&D Director at Bobst Manchester, Ltd. with over 25 years of experience in the flexible packaging industry with focused expertise on barrier technology and vacuum coating technology.
During his 25 year career with Bobst Manchester he has held many positions in Product Management, Process Management as well as Engineering Management before investing the last 12 years in process R&D where he worked on a variety of standard and special vacuum roll coating projects for packaging applications.
Nick holds several patents involving vacuum technology and is a regular industry speaker on the subjects of barrier technology and vacuum coating.
Over the last 3 years the topic of sustainability has really transformed the flex-pack industry and Nick’s high barrier packaging developments have been really aligned to this transformation where he has had the opportunity to work on a number of key projects for large global brand owners and converters which has enabled him to obtain a unique overview of the future trends of sustainable flexible packaging.
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