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The bi-weekly, email newsletter with the information you need   October 24, 2011 • Vol. 9, Issue 21
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IoPP webinar focused on medical device packaging
IoPP's next webinar, Developing & Validating High-Barrier, Flexible F/F/S Packages for Moisture- and Oxygen-Sensitive Medical Devices, presented by Karen Greene, CPP, is taking place online November 15 at 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. CST. This presentation will delve into the steps involved in designing a package that meets the appropriate criteria for barrier packaging for medical devices. Karen will share a sample case study to show how the principles she lays out can work in action. This webinar is sponsored by the IoPP Medical Device Packaging Technical Committee. Registration is free to IoPP members.
For details and registration, click here

Who's Who in Packaging 2012 in production - please update your profile!
The IoPP Who's Who in Packaging 2012 is now in production. To ensure your member information is correct, please update your profiles as soon as possible. It only takes a few minutes to do so! Make sure you choose all appropriate fields otherwise you may not be listed accurately! Please go to www.iopp.org/update to update your information.

MINNPack focused on new packaging technologies, equipment
Find new equipment, technology, and materials to lower costs, reduce waste, and increase efficiencies at MINNPack, taking place November 2-3 at the Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, MN. 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. Sponsored by the IoPP Minneapolis Chapter.

For details, click here

Please submit your vote for the IoPP 2012 Board of Directors
The IoPP Nominating Committee is pleased to present the IoPP 2012 Slate of Officers for your approval. It is the responsibility of the IoPP membership to elect these individuals to their respective positions of Chair, President, etc., as well as the VP of Education and VP of Certification. VP Chapters and VP Technical Committees are elected by their respective Committees to serve on the Board of Directors. IoPP members in good standing vote on this slate through a general election that ends on Friday, December 16. The election results will be announced shortly after. The term for the new Board runs January 1 - December 31, 2012.
To place your vote, click here

IoPP to sponsor two packaging sessions at the AAPEX show in November
Two packaging-related sessions will be sponsored by IoPP at the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) show  November 1-3 in Las Vegas. The two IoPP sessions are "Packaging That Attracts Consumers: What Works in the Automotive Aftermarket," presented by Jim George, IoPP Director of Education; and "Making Packaging a Team Player in Brand Protection," presented by Keith Cutri, Director of Business Development, Kodak Security Solutions and Pat Arnold, Trademark Attorney, McAndrews Held & Malloy Ltd. The two sessions are taking place on November 2.
For more information about the AAPEX sessions, click here
For more information about the AAPEX show, click here

IoPP endorses the China International Transport Packaging Summit 2011
The China International Transport Packaging Summit will be held by Duxes Business Consulting Inc. on October 27-28, 2011 at the Swissôtel Beijing Hong Kong Macau Center. Eminent speakers from government organizations, leading associations and world renowned companies such as Sealed Air, Nefab, International Paper and UPS will be invited to update participants on the latest development trends and share their invaluable expertise on increasing the sustainability, effectiveness and quality of transport packaging while lowering costs.
For details, click here

Fundamentals of Packaging Technology dates announced for 2012  
Taking place in Orlando, Chicago, and Atlanta, Fundamentals of Packaging Technology dates for 2012 are confirmed. If you don’t have a packaging degree, or if you need more knowledge to deliver solutions drawn from an increasingly complex number of options, then Fundamentals helps span the gap. It teaches you about every major segment of packaging, and helps you grow professionally. Make a difference in your career in 2012!
For Fundamentals schedule and registration, click here

Upcoming events

October 24-26
Fundamentals of Packaging Technology - Semester 3, Atlanta, GA.
Click here for more information. Contact: Barb Dykes, bdykes@iopp.org.

October 25
Wisconsin Chapter Tour: Olympus Group, Milwaukee, WI.
Click here for more information. Contact: Jeff Corbat, e-mail jcorbat@yahoo.com.

October 26-28
Fundamentals of Packaging Technology - Semester 4, Atlanta, GA.
Click here for more information. Contact: Barb Dykes, bdykes@iopp.org.

October 27
China International Transport Packaging Summit 2011, Beijing, China.
Click here for more information. Contact: E-mail, rshi@duxes.com.

November 2-3
Minnesota Chapter MINNPack Exposition Show / Scholarship Presentation, Minneapolis, MN.
Click here for more information. Contact: Ann Kvaal, e-mail ioppmn@comcast.net.

November 14
Missouri Gateway Chapter Tour & Lunch: EnviroPack
Click here for more information. Contact: Karen Van Berkel, 636-227-5666 x 1102.

November 15
IoPP Webinar - Developing & Validating High-Barrier, Flexible F/F/S Packages for Moisture- and Oxygen-Sensitive Medical Devices, Online. Click here for more information. Contact: Jim George, jimg@iopp.org


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