IoPP UK News

Welcome to 2104.

Despite a flat reaction from the press to this year’s Christmas retail results, it seems there is a sense of optimism in the air for 2014.
The emphasis on food waste has thrown the spotlight on the important role of packaging in saving waste in the supply chain and with the consumer. This can only be good news for the industry and a very good reason why manufacturing businesses need a qualified packaging engineer or technologist on board.
IoPP provides a whole raft of training to help in this regard, from beginner to on going CDP’s.
Contact us for more details. kvyse@iopp.org

Food Waste and Packaging

The Packaging Federation, Incpen, Marks and Spencer and Linpac gave the first evidence to the House of Lords in the first of the evidence taking on food waste. This month other major retailers give evidence. Follow this link for more details Here

Packaging Innovation Show

Don’t forget to make a note in your diary to attend the Packaging Innovation Show at the NEC in Birmingham on the 26th and 27th February. It promises to be a bigger and better show than last year and the programme of free Learn Shops is an essential.

For more information click here.


And for the printers among you !

London ExCel hosts Ipex 2014 on the 26 March to 2 April 2014
This is the UK’s biggest print technology show and it moves to London’s ExCeL Centre in Docklands and brings the latest in print techniques, materials and machinery to a wider and more international audience.



Special Interest Groups and Volunteers

SIG groups form the core of the IOPP UK and they centre on the latest topics and knowledge sharing, offering members the opportunity to network and gain information from professionals focussed on the same area.  They are run by Ambassadors and volunteers who form the heart of the IOPP UK.  If you would like to get involved and head up a topic you believe should have a Special Interest Group then contact Kevin Vyse on kvyse@iopp.org