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The bi-weekly, email newsletter with the information you need   July 23, 2012 • Vol. 10, Issue 13
 

IoPP announces 2012 Leadership Conference
This annual IoPP meeting, taking place September 19-20 at the Atlanta Marriott Airport hotel, Atlanta, GA, is focused on expanding and developing leadership skills to help packaging professionals in their careers as well as within the Institute. Presentations cover packaging trends and leadership techniques while providing a forum to exchange ideas and explore the future of IoPP. Conference also includes the IoPP Awards Social, honoring the best chapters and technical committees of 2012. This awards event is taking place Wednesday, September 19 at the state-of-the-art Sealed Air Packforum facility. Executive Committee and Board of Directors meeting is taking place on Friday, September 21 at the same location.
For details and registration, click here 

IoPP’s Pack Expo conference lineup packed with experts and insights
Save the dates! IoPP’s Packaging Learning Center returns to Pack Expo this fall at McCormick Place in Chicago. IoPP’s 23 presentations and nearly 40 speakers, providing education on a variety of packaging topics, will be a major component of the Conference at Pack Expo, Oct. 29-31. The Pack Expo trade show floor will be open Oct. 28-31. This is the third consecutive year that IoPP conference sessions will be part of Pack Expo, which is produced by PMMI. The IoPP sessions will cover trends and innovation, manufacturing solutions, pharmaceutical and medical device packaging, transportation and logistics, and food product/packaging safety. Speakers will include packaging experts from Néstle, GlaxoSmithKline, Estée Lauder, General Mills, Revlon, Bayer Consumer Care and ConAgra Foods. IoPP also will offer four panel discussions. These will include a special Spotlight Session featuring packaging professionals from InsightFarm, Kimberly-Clark, Kraft Foods and Avery Office and Consumer Products. They will discuss the results of a groundbreaking study on arm amputees, how the results reflect Americans’ tendency for one-handed multitasking and what that could mean for package development.
For conference schedule, click here 

Next IoPP webinar focused on thermoformed container recyclability
Retailers are taking a careful look at thermoformed PET container recyclability. The issue is that when attempting to reclaim the PET from many of these thermoforms, the residue from the labels and adhesives tends to contaminate the waste stream. This negatively impacts recycled PET by creating next-generation resin with yellowing and/or haze characteristics. Retailer pressure has resulted in the creation of a protocol defining the parameters and thermoform quantities needed to conduct testing, with the objective of assuring the label is removable, or will float or disintegrate, and that the adhesive will dissolve in the caustic wash process. Join IoPP and the Contract Packaging Association for Making Thermoformed Containers Recycling Compliant, an engaging, co-branded webinar--taking place July 26 online from 10:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m. CST--that will help you integrate and specify materials to meet the requirements, with insights on testing protocols and determining acceptable results.
 
For details and registration, click here 

Corporate licensing now available for online Fundamentals training
Today’s packaging teams often are decentralized and work globally, making a common understanding of general packaging technologies critical to each team’s success. IoPP’s newly introduced online version of its Fundamentals of Packaging Technology course makes this shared understanding possible from wherever you are, with the added convenience of learning on your own time—while also keeping the budget in mind. Corporate licensing is now available at discount pricing for Fundamentals training for five or more users from the same company.  E-Learning: 42 modules. 25+ hours of training. And no traveling to take classes! For details about corporate licensing, contact Jim George, Director of Education, at jimg@iopp.org, or 630-696-4011.
For details about IoPP's E-Learning program, click here 

2012 WorldStar Student Awards open for entries!
The World Packaging Organisation's (WPO) WorldStar Student Awards is an international packaging design competition for students from countries around the world to develop projects in the field of packaging design.  Through publicity of WPO's global publications, student winners are provided the opportunity to gain professional acknowledgement and entrance into a career as a packaging professional. IoPP encourages all student members to participate in this worldwide competition. Entry deadline is October 19, 2012. 
For WPO Student Awardsd program details, click here 

Upcoming events

July 23-25
Fundamentals of Packaging Technology Semester 3, Schaumburg, IL.
Click here for more information. Contact: Barbara Dykes, e-mail bdykes@iopp.org.

July 24
Central Ohio Chapter Night at the Ballpark - Columbus Clippers vs. Toledo Mud Hens, Columbus, OH.
Click here for more information.

July 25-27
Fundamentals of Packaging Technology Semester 4, Schaumburg, IL.
Click here for more information. Contact: Barbara Dykes, e-mail bdykes@iopp.org.

July 26
IoPP Webinar: Making Thermoformed Containers Recycling Compliant, online.
Click here for details. Contact: Jim George, e-mail jgeorge@iopp.org.

August 1
Fox Valley Chapter Family Social Event: Timber Rattlers Game, Appleton, WI.
Click here for more information. Contact: Brenda Halama, e-mail brenda.halama@styreneproducts.com.

August 7
Wisconsin Chapter 4th Annual Summer Social Happy Hour and Brewers Game, Milwaukee, WI.
Click here for more information. Contact: Jeff Corbat, e-mail jcorbat@yahoo.com.

August 24
Cleveland Chapter 1st Annual Golf Outing, Walton Hills, OH.
Click here for more information. Contact: IoPPCleveland@ymail.com.


For more information about IoPP, and other IoPP programs, visit www.iopp.org. Newsletter comments? Email us at cbarry@iopp.org.

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