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The bi-weekly, email newsletter with the information you need   November 21, 2011 • Vol. 9, Issue 23
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IoPP webinar focused on Packaging Life Cycle Assessment Tools
IoPP's next webinar, Packaging Life Cycle Assessment Tools, presented by Todd Van Gordon, Senior Technical Associate, Sustainable Packaging, GSC-Global Packaging, Colgate-Palmolive Co, is taking place online December 6 at 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. CST. This is a PREMIUM webinar offeing from IoPP. What will packaging's involvement be in the maturity of the sustainability movement? How to satisfy the customer by using "Design for the Environment" best practices and data-based decisions with metric-based comparisons. How to go about selecting sustainability indicators and narrow your choices? These and other questions to get the most out of your packaging sustainability program, while driving up profitability while driving down costs, will be answered in this webinar. Registration is $25 to IoPP members, $200 for non-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! New for 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

New IoPP white paper presents solutions for off-odors and packaging
IoPP introduces the white paper “Odors and Packaging Materials,” and it is now available in IoPP’s Journal of Packaging on our website. This paper, written by Dr. Russell Bazemore, Ph.D., at Volatile Analysis Corp., summarizes his thoughts, which he presented in a recent IoPP webinar, about the interface between certain packaged products and packaging materials, and the resulting off-odors. What causes these unwanted odors, and what steps can be taken to avoid them? Dr. Bazemore lays out a plan of action in his new paper.
To download paper, 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

December 1
Cincinnati Chapter End of the Year Networking Happy Hour, West Chester, OH.
Click here for more information. Contact: Craig Henize, e-mail chenize@fuse.net.

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

December 6
New Jersey Chapter event: Digital Printing for the Digital Age, Scotch Plains, NJ.
Click here for details.

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

January 12
Minnesota Chapter Winter Social, Chanhassen, MN.
Click here for more information. Contact: Ann Kvaal, e-mail ioppmn@comcast.net.

January 23-25
Fundamentals of Packaging Technology, Semester 1, Orlando, FL.
Click here for more information. Contact: Barbara Dykes, e-mail bdykes@iopp.org.

January 25-27
Fundamentals of Packaging Technology, Semester 2, Orlando, FL.
Click here for more information. Contact: Barbara Dykes, e-mail bdykes@iopp.org.

February 20-22
Fundamentals of Packaging Technology, Semester 3, Orlando, FL.
Click here for more information. Contact: Barbara Dykes, e-mail bdykes@iopp.org.

February 22-24
Fundamentals of Packaging Technology, Semester 4, Orlando, FL.
Click here for more information. Contact: Barbara Dykes, e-mail bdykes@iopp.org.


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