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The bi-weekly, email newsletter with the information you need   May 31, 2011 • Vol. 9, Issue 11
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WPO announces WorldStar Awards Call for Entries  
Winners of the IoPP AmeriStar Packaging Awards Competition are eligible to submit their packages into the World Packaging Organisation's (WPO) globally recognized WorldStar Awards competition. WorldStar Awards are presented to those packages which are compared by an expert panel of judges and deemed to be superior to other packages in their category and market. Deadline for submissions is October 14, 2011. Results will be announced in December 2011 and honored at the WorldStar Ceremony and Dinner in May 2012. Gain global recognition - submit your entries now!

For entry rules and submission information, visit www.worldstar.org

UL offers IoPP members opportunity to join Technical Standards Panel 
The Underwriters Laboratory (UL) is forming a Standards Technical Panel for Sealing, Wrapping, and Marking Equipment, STP 963 and is offering IoPP members an opportunity to apply for membership on this panel. Standards Technical Panels (STPs) serve as technical development committees for UL’s Standards for Safety. Organizations and individuals with an interest or technical expertise in the product covered by a UL Standard assigned to an STP are invited to apply for membership.

For details and panel membership application, click here

IoPP Packaging Machinery: Basics course taking place in October  
Often, professionals who are responsible for package development have little formal training in packaging machinery. Packaging Machinery: Basics, taking place October 10-12, 2011 at Frain Industries in Franklin Park, IL, is for working professionals who need to know more about machinery and how it integrates into the package development process.
In 2-1/2 days, you'll gain knowledge on a spectrum of machinery from learning how to create more effective packages by understanding how they run on line equipment to gaining “hands on” instruction that lets you see concepts in operation on actual machines. Taught by 20-plus-year veteran of packaging John Henry CPP, this course sells out fast so register now.

For course details and registration, click here

Fundamentals of Packaging Technology in June - almost sold out!
If you don’t have a packaging degree, if you need more knowledge to deliver solutions drawn from an increasingly complex number of options and if you need to grow your career, you don't want to miss IoPP's Fundamentals of Packaging Technology course! Fundamentals teaches you about every major segment of packaging and helps you grow professionally. Chicago-based Fundamentals starts June 21 at the Hyatt Regency Woodfield in Schaumburg, IL. Semester 1 - June 21-22; Semester 2 - June 22-24; Semester 3 - July 25-27; Semester 4 - July 27-29. June courses have ONLY TWO SEATS OPEN! Register now!

For details and registration, click here
Contact: Barb Dykes, e-mail education@iopp.org


Special EastPack 2011 offer to IoPP members
IoPP members are eligible for a complimentary admission to EastPack, taking place June 7-9, 2011, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York, NY.
Find new equipment, technology, and materials to lower costs, reduce waste, and increase efficiencies. You’ll see the latest in: bags, containers, contract services, custom automation equipment, machinery and machinery components, materials, packages, package design and printing, robotics, supplies, software...and more. Simply click here where you will find detailed information and easy online registration for your complimentary admission.

For details, click here

Upcoming events

June 7-9
EastPack, New York, NY.
Click here for more information. Contact, E-Mail epinfo@cancom.com.

June 8
Cascade Chapter Meeting and Networking Event. Click here for more information.

June 7-10
Fispal Tecnologia, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Click here fore more information.

June 8
Tejas Chapter Event: Frisco RoughRiders AAA Baseball, Frisco, TX.
Click here for more information. Contact: Grace Shipley, e-mail gshipley@guardianpackaging.com.

June 9
Missouri Gateway Chapter Event: Skeet Shooting at Olin, Alton, IL.
Click here for more information. Contact: Jim Thompson, e-mail jthompson@wspackaging.com.

June 10
Fox Valley Chapter 7th Annual Golf Outing, De Pere, WI.
Click here for more information. Contact: Brenda Halama, e-mail brenda.halama@styreneproducts.com.

June 10
Minnesota Chapter First Annual Golf Tournament, Ham Lake, MN.
Click here for more information.

June 10
Western New York Chapter Annual Golf Tournament, Brockport, NY.
Click here for more information.

June 16
Ontario Chapter Event: Are You a Thermometer or a Thermostat? Mississauga, ON.
Click here for more information. Contact: Cheryl Dupuis, e-mail cheryl@blowmold.com.

June 17
Cincinnati Chapter Family Fun Event: Cincinnati Reds vs. the Toronto Blue Jays.
Click here for more information. Contact: Mark Trainer, 513-936-8000, ext. 108.

June 17
Michigan Chapter Golf Outing, Wayne, MI.
Click here for more information. Contact: Camille Chism, e-mail metrodetroitiopp@gmail.com.

June 17
Steel City Chapter Golf Outing, Cranberry Township, PA.
Click here for more information. Contact: Eric Falls, e-mail eric.falls@us.hjheinz.com.

June 21-22
Fundamentals of Packaging Technology - Semester 1, Schaumburg, IL.
Click here for more information. Contact: Barb Dykes, e-mail education@iopp.org.

June 22-24
Fundamentals of Packaging Technology - Semester 2, Schaumburg, IL.
Click here fore more information. Contact: Barb Dykes, e-mail education@iopp.org.

June 22
Fox Valley Chapter tour: Oshkosh Defense, Oshkosh, WI.
Click here for more information. Contact: Brenda Halama, e-mail e-mail brenda.halama@styreneproducts.com.

June 24
Central Ohio Chapter Eighth Annual Golf Outing, Lockbourne, OH.
Click here for more information. Contact: E-Mail info_coc_iopp@yahoo.com.

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