The bi-weekly, email newsletter with the information you need   October 22, 2012 • Vol. 10, Issue 19

Refer your peers to IoPP - it's a win, win!
As an active IoPP member, you know first-hand the value of membership. Share your personal and professional experiences with colleagues so they too can discover IoPP and all it has to offer! Let them know that by joining IoPP, they can advance their careers through the Institute's professional development programs and networking events. When you refer new members by the upcoming PACK EXPO, you will be entered for a chance to win an iSomething - an iPad, iPhone or free IoPP membership! Send your peers to www.iopp.org/referralprogram and have them put YOUR NAME in the "Referred By" field on the membership join form. The more people you refer, the better your chances to win!

For details, 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 packaging sourcing
If your job requires you to source package components, and you’re looking for ideas to keep costs in check while making the best of available internal resources, plan to attend IoPP's next webinar “Dynamics of Packaging Sourcing,” taking place online November 8 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. CST. This webinar, presented by Maryann Jashinske, Consulting Engineer, Packaging Engineering Solutions, LLC, will focus on the multiple disciplines involved in sourcing packaging components, as well as the many factors that affect the overall packaging costs, and how to evaluate them. Finally, the webinar will recommend a sourcing process for best overall results.

For details and registration, click here.

Come see IoPP at PACK EXPO!
IoPP will be at PACK EXPO October 28-31. Make sure to stop by the booth (C-32) and say hello. New this year - AmeriStar winners will be on display at the IoPP booth! Check out the winning packages and meet who was behind the innovations!
For details, click here

IoPP Benefactor Litco offers presswood pallet that is cost-effective alternative to plastic
Litco International Inc., North America's leading source of Inca presswood pallets and IoPP Benefactor, recently announced the launch of a nestable 48” x 45” automotive pallet.  This new product offering is specifically designed to meet the needs of Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers to the automotive industry that can use a low cost nestable , non-plastic pallet.
For details, 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 

Upcoming events

October 22-24
Fundamentals of Packaging Technology - Semester 3, Atlanta, GA.
Click here for more information. Contact: Barbara Dykes, e-mail bdykes@iopp.org.

October 23
Western New York Chapter Networking Event & Tour: Genesee Brewery, Rochester, NY.
Click here for more information.

October 24-26
Fundamentals of Packaging Technology - Semester 4, Atlanta, GA.
Click here for more information. Contact: Barbara Dykes, e-mail bdykes@iopp.org.

October 25
Glass City Chapter Event: BGSU Packaging Lab Dedication, Bowling Green, OH.
Click here for more information. Contact: Brian Walker, e-mail bwalker@gbp.com

October 25
Golden Gate Chapter Halloween Party, Sunnyvale, CA.
Click here for more information. Contact: E-Mail scala@smithers.com.

October 28-31
Pack Expo, Chicago, IL.
Click here for more information.

October 31 - November 1
Minnesota Chapter MinnPack Trade Show, Minneapolis, MN.
Click here for more information.

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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