OBIC Bioplastics and Biobased Composites Technology Forum

Bioplastics are in your future.
Discover what you need to know to grow your bio-business.

If you’re in the plastics industry, you’re aware of bioplastics. But do you know what bioplastics could mean to your business growth and what value they bring to your customers?

Devote a day to learning about the possibilities and we will help you understand why bioplastics are in your future.

Join us May 18th at The Fawcett Center, Columbus, Ohio, for a first-of-its-kind forum devoted to understanding bioplastics. Learn about the current state of the technology and be prepared to embrace relevant emerging technologies.

Hosted by the Bioproducts Innovation Center at The Ohio State University (OBIC) along with PolymerOhio, an innovation pipeline for plastics organizations, The Bioplastics and Biobased Composites Technology Forum will feature speakers that include industry leaders, entrepreneurs, researchers, and public policy champions—all in one place, all on one day—to give you the information you need and to answer the questions you have about bioplastics. Additional event information is online now!

Don’t miss this important opportunity to learn:

  • Why the demand for bioplastics is projected at double digit rates and what markets are most promising
  • The current state of the technology and the challenges involved
  • What emerging technologies will address today’s challenges and offer the next generation of growth markets

    Bioplastics are in your future.
    Discover what you need to know to grow your bio-business.

What:    The Bioplastics and Biobased Composites Technology Forum
When:   May 18, 2016 (8:30 AM  Registration, 9:00 Welcome)
Where:  The Fawcett Center, Columbus, Ohio

Click here to register.
Make sure to use the PROMO CODE IoPP2016 to apply 50% off discount for our members!


Our 2016 Golf Scramble is Friday, August 5th. WE NEED YOUR HELP!

We are actively looking for companies willing to sponsor our annual golf event.
It is only with your support of the annual event that our chapter can continue to function and promote our local Packaging Industry!
Sponsorship Options:
  • Tee-Box Sponsor for $120: Name & logo recognition provided on the hole's tee box.
  • $10,000 Hole-In-One Challenge Sponsor for $400: Be the sponsor for the exciting event with name & logo recognition at the Hole-In-One Challenge hole.
  • Flagship Sign Sponsor for $500: Premium signage and noted contributor to the IoPP Packaging Education Scholarship Fund
2016 Corporate Sponsorship Options


We also appreciate any raffle prize type items that your company has to donate to the cause. Every item will be raffled off to a lucky winner! 

Again, this event is our Chapter's main fundraiser of the year. To date this event has helped our chapter raise over $5,500 in the IoPP Packaging Education Scholarship Fund. Our goal this year is to donate an additional $1,000 towards the running total.

2016 Golf Scramble Details
We'll be playing The Players Club Course at Foxfire Golf Club (Lockbourne, OH). 

All skill levels will be represented and the important thing is that we'll all have a great time while helping to benefit Packaging Scholarships and the Packaging Industry locally. 

Friday, August 5th

  • 8:30am -- registration
  • 9:10am -- announcments
  • 9:19am -- shotgun start
  • 2:30pm -- lunch, awards & raffle drawing

How to sign up: 

  • Individual
    • $85 -- IoPP Member
    • $90 -- Non-Member
  • Foursome Team 
    • $325 -- Team with IoPP Member
    • $350 -- Team without Member
2016 - IoPP Golf Scramble




Prior Chapter Events

April 19th, 2016:

-- Tour of U.S. Corrugated went off very well! Thank you to everyone involved in helping set up this event, and thanks to everyone for attending!


March 15th, 2016:

-- Member appreciation event at the Columbus Italian Club!

February 23rd, 2016:

-- Tour of Ball Corporation's can manufacturing facility and networking breakfast!


January 26th, 2016:

-- Tour of Abbott Nutrition's Packaging Lab and networking breakfast!


December 8th, 2015:                        

-- Bottling/Labeling of our very own IoPP IPA and Holiday Happy Hour!

November 10th, 2015:                        

-- Brewing of our special craft beer creation, IoPP India Pale Ale!  


Thanks to BOEHM for the labels and Berlin Packaging for the glass bottles!

October 15th, 2015:                        

-- Sustainable Materials networking event partnering with OBIC. 


October 7th, 2015:                        

-- The annual event had a great turnout and we all had another great night of trivia! 



August 7th, 2015:                        

-- The annual golf scramble, held at Fox Fire Golf Club, was a blast for 2015! Thank you to all the golfers that came out and sponsors for the event. Collectively we had fun while raising money to support the IoPP Packaging Education Scholarship Fund!


May 28th, 2015:                        

-- We all had a chance to learn about and discuss bio-polymers as Mango Materials and OBIC presented very interesting and cutting edge technology over dinner at Brio.


April 14th, 2015:                        

-- 16-BIT Bar+Arcade hosted our networking event, catered by Melt Bar & Grill, and the vintage arcade competition was a blast. 



March 5th, 2015:                        

-- We toured Accel Inc.'s new 1.4 million square foot park in New Albany, OH. We had a great turnout & a really informative tour.


January 20th, 2015:                        

-- Double Comfort Restaurant welcomed us in and shared their story. Great experience and opportunity to show off IoPP skill sets during this Packaging Challenge event!



October 31st, 2014:                        

-- BioProducts World 2014 Showcase & Conference Highlights Webinar based on the conference held in Columbus earlier in the year.


September 30th, 2014:                        

-- IoPP Trivia Night! We had a great turnout and a really fun time.

August 8th, 2014:                                  

-- IoPP Central Ohio 11th Annual Golf Scramble. Great day for golf!

June 19th, 2014:                                     

-- Phoenix Bat Tour & Networking Event. Very cool local story.


May 16th, 2014:                                   

-- Food Packaging Seminar with MOCON,
The Ohio State University's Department of Food Science and Technology





March 25th, 2014:                               

-- Berlin Packaging sponsors our Blue Jackets vs Redwings Networking Event 

Thank you Berlin for the food and beverages!


February 12th, 2014:                           

-- Anthony Thomas Candy Company Tour & Happy Hour


December 10th, 2013:                         

-- Tour the Brother Drake Meadery and sample their craft mead. 
Member Appreciation Event!


November 6th, 2013:                           

-- Trivia Night

October 18th, 2013:                              

-- G&J Pepsi Plant Tour & Breakfast


A message from the President:

Colleagues of the IoPP Central Ohio:

I am very proud to announce that at last week's IoPP Leadership Conference in Chicago, our Chapter won a 2012 Chapter of Excellence Award! This is the first time since 2008 that our club has been recognized by the National office for Excellence. I want to thank all of you that have been actively involved in the meetings and tours of 2012. I'd also like to ask those who have not been actively participating to get back involved with our Chapter. We truly try to cater our content to help you as an individual network and grow professionally.

Our Board of Directors is excited about our upcoming Fall 2013 schedule that we recently have been working on finalizing. September will kick off the fun with an IoPP Trivia Night (details to follow). I'm sure that this will be a fun experience with prizes and big brain bragging rights on the line.

We are also looking at finalizing other great meetings and tours which will be announced once they are finalized.

One key takeaway from last week's Leadership Conference that I heard over and over from multiple people, is that people get much more out of IoPP than the efforts that they put in.

If you are looking for a value-add activity in your life, I encourage you to get out and get more involved with our club. I'm looking for dedicated people to help bolster our Board of Directors and help guide out Chapter into the future. If you are interested in becoming more involved, let me know! Shoot me a note at doug.compton@scotts.com.

Doug Compton, CPP
President - IoPP Central Ohio Chapter





























Chapter Officers:

President:  Doug Compton CPP, Owens Corning, 614.286.1594 dougcompton@gmail.com 

Regional Vice President:  Joe Briski, Novolex Films, 624.326.3611 joe.briski@accutechfilms.com

Vice President:  Beth Pollock, Abbott Labs, 614.558.8119 beth.pollock@abbott.com 

Treasurer: Heidi Menard , Limited Brands,  715.212.0202 menardh05@gmail.com


Communications Coordinator:  Thomas Moore, 614.276.4000 x 2261 thomas.moore@boehringer-ingelheim.com

National Director: Chris Ritz, Planet R Creative Services LLC, 614.486.0121 chrisritz@planetr.net

Program Coordinators:  OPEN POSITION




Volunteer to serve the Central Ohio chapter in some capacity!  Contact us by sending an e-mail to IOPPCentralOhio@gmail.com



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