RBI Expands its Industrial Advisory Board

<p>RBI Industrial Advisory Board (stock image)</p>

RBI Industrial Advisory Board (stock image)

The Renewable Bioproducts Institute (RBI) at Georgia Tech is excited to welcome three additions to its membership-based industrial advisory board: Pactiv Evergreen, Rayonier Advanced Materials, and Grasim Industries.

According to associate director Chris Luettgen, “these companies add to our board by providing expanded industrial expertise in laminated food packaging and dissolving pulp manufacturing.”

One of the companies joining recently is Pactiv Evergreen, a leading manufacturer of fresh food and beverage packaging in North America. Luettgen also facilitated the entry of RYAM (Rayonier Advanced Materials), who joined the advisory board in early spring semester 2022. RYAM produces high purity fluff and dissolving pulps for personal care and other products.

Finally, we welcome Grasim Industries, part of the India-based Aditya Birla Group of companies that also includes Novelis. Grasim is a leading producer of market and dissolving pulps as well as viscose and rayon. Grasim is joining the advisory board under a new trial membership program, which allows companies a 1-year period to experience the benefits of membership prior to making a longer-term commitment.

According to executive director Carson Meredith, “through this trial member program we hope to expand the range and breadth of participating companies.” RBI is excited to include these companies in guiding our research vision and programming. The full list of participating companies and member benefits can be found here: https://research.gatech.edu/rbi/members.

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