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The bi-weekly, email newsletter with the information you need   November 7, 2011 • Vol. 9, Issue 22
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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

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 announces its 2012 AmeriStar Awards Competition Call for Entries
AmeriStar showcases the most innovative packages of the year. If your package went beyond brand-owner expectations, increased product sales, boosted brand image, resulted in cost savings, showed an innovative way to protect product, addressed current environmental concerns - then you need to enter now! Starting in 2012: A new category dedicated to Private Label brands and a new award honoring best structural and graphic design. Entry deadline is February 3rd. 
For entry details and submission information, click here
Contact Carole Schiller, e-mail cschiller@iopp.org

IoPP Career Center boasts upswing in available packaging jobs
Despite the economic downturn, there are many available packaging postions currently posted in the online IoPP Career Center. Ranging from packaging engineer to designer positions, you may find the job you've been looking for!
To search open job positions in the IoPP Career Center, click here

WPO publishes three new packaging position papers
The World Packaging Organisation (WPO) recently published three new papers: Packaging--An Important Tool For a Sustainable Society; The Role and Importance of Packaging Competitions and Awards; and LCA--Life Cycle Assessment. All three are available as downloadable PDFs.

For list of WPO position papers and downloads, 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

November 8
Chicago Chapter Tour: RR Donnelly Label Facility and dinner at McNally's Irish Pub, St. Charles, IL.
Click here for more information. Contact: Trevor Deck, e-mail TDeck@nosco.com.

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.

November 16
Southeastern Chapter Tour: Pratt, Conyers, GA.
Click here for more information. Contact: E-mail southeastern@iopp.org.

November 16
Wisconsin Chapter Tour: Great Northern - StrataGrapch, Oshkosh, WI.
Click here for more information. Contact: Jeff Corbat, e-mail jcorbat@yahoo.com.

December 6
IoPP Webinar - Packaging Life Cycle Assessment Tools, Online.
Click here for more information. Contact: Jim George, jimg@iopp.org.

December 8
Minnesota Chapter Speaker Luncheon: Mike Foley, Speaking on the Spot, Roseville, MN.
Click here for more information. Contact: Contact: Ann Kvaal, e-mail ioppmn@comcast.net.

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