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Associations Back to Top
International Association and Industry Links
Alliance of Foam Packaging Recyclers
American Forest & Paper Association
Association of Independent Corrugated Converters
Association of Independent Corrugated Converters - Canada
Canadian Corrugated & Containerboard Association
Closure Manufacturers Association
Contract Packaging Association
Fibre Box Association
Flexible Packaging Association
Flexo Prepress Platemakers Association
Flexographic Technical Association (FTA)
Glass Packaging Institute
Institute of Food Technologists-Food Packaging Division
International Association of Diemakers and Diecutters
International Corrugated Case Association
International Corrugated Packaging Foundation
International Hologram Manufacturers Association
International Molded Pulp Environmental Packaging Association
International Safe Transit Association (ISTA)
National Association of Container Distributors
Paper and Paperboard Packaging Environmental Council
Paperboard Packaging Council
Petroleum Packaging Council (PPC)
PMMI – The Association of Packaging and Processing Technologies
Pressure Sensitive Tape Council
Tag & Label Manufacturers Institute
Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry
The Aerosol Association of Australia
Tube Council
Women in Packaging
World Packaging Organisation

Consultants Back to Top
IoPP's Packaging Consultants Council

Executive Placement Firms Back to Top
Gros Executive Recruiters
We identify the top talent in packaging, and help our client companies hire them.

For additional information, please contact: Dennis Gros
Email: Dennis@GrosRecruiters.com
Phone: 800-283-5643

PackStaff, LLC
PackStaff, LLC is a leader in the recruiting of PACKAGING PROFESSIONALS in the packaged goods industries. Our clients are among the top companies in their respective markets, and are some of the most recognized firms in the industry. We believe that the foundation of our success is built on relationships, trust, and concern for the needs of our clients and candidates.

For additional information, please contact: Walt Ellis
Email: jobs@packstaff.com
Phone: 920-564-6361

IoPP Corporate Partners Back to Top
Abbvie, Inc.
Pharmaceutical and Health Care.

For additional information, please contact:
Phone: 847-938-7898

Actavis plc (Formerly Watson Laboratories)
Pharmaceutical tablets and capsules.

For additional information, please contact:
Phone: 224-521-3037

Berlin Packaging
Berlin Packaging is one of North America’s largest stocking suppliers of plastic, glass, and metal containers and closures. Revenues are approaching $500 million. With 100 salespeople and over 40 sales and warehouse locations across the United States, along with its headquarters in Chicago, Berlin Packaging supplies billions of containers and closures, as well as design, labeling, filling, and sourcing services to companies both small and large. The company serves national and private-label brands in a multitude of markets including personal care, pharmaceutical and health care, food and beverage, chemical and industrial, veterinary, laboratory, and other vital sectors.

Berlin’s approach to business is to focus and successfully demonstrate, quantifiably, on improving customers’ net income. Berlin prides itself on finding the best solutions to help its partners achieve faster growth, lower system costs, and greater productivity. At Berlin Packaging, Anything is Possible™.

Berlin Packaging has over 25,000 stock keeping units available and will work with its customers on any custom, non-stock needs.

Berlin Packaging also has a wide array of product and service divisions. Studio One Eleven, Berlin’s full-service design division, creates custom packaging, graphics, and branding solutions. Berlin Global Packaging Group provides global sourcing solutions from management to transportation and logistics. Freund Container is Berlin Packaging’s “need-it-now” rigid and flexible packaging provider with no quantity requirements. Qorpak is a global supplier of laboratory supplies and stock packaging. The Dangerous Goods Division offers safe, economical, UN-certified packaging solutions to shipping dangerous goods and meeting regulatory compliance. E3, Berlin Packaging’s supply chain management system, serves the needs of the customer’s entire operation by improving productivity. Berlin Financial Services offers flexible financing and competitive leasing opportunities for any equipment needs.

Berlin Packaging is the only rigid packaging distributor to be ISO 9001:2008 certified and to gain Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) certification. This focus on operational excellence has yielded 99+% on-time delivery every month for more than five years.

C.L. Smith
Recycled paperboard and packaging company.

For additional information, please contact:
Phone: 216-281-7651

Packaging engineering & development.

For additional information, please contact:
Phone: 770-433-1566

Contact lens design, materials, manufacturing

For additional information, please contact:
Phone: (585) 385-6810 ext. 3231.

Destileria Serralles Inc.
Is a rum producer located in Ponce, Puerto Rico, and best known for its Donq Rum Brand. The company's current President and CEO is Felix Juan Serralles, Jr., Juan Serralles Great Grandson. The company currently produces over 60% of the rum sold in Puerto Rico. The company has revenues of over 100 million dollars. The company has become a large industrial an marketing enterprise that produces and distributes over 80 different product lines worldwide.

For additional information, please contact: Silvia Santiago
Email: silvia.santiago@serralles.com
Phone: 787-840-1000 ext. 2292.

We are Ecolab, a $3 billion-plus company, proud to be the leading global developer and marketer of premium cleaning, sanitizing, pest elimination, maintenance and repair products and services for the world's hospitality, institutional and industrial markets.

We were founded in 1923, at the dawn of an age in which the restaurant and lodging industries would flourish like never before. Over the years, we expanded our horizons to serve hospitals, food and beverage plants, laundries, schools, retail and commercial property, and beyond.

In the United States, we currently circle our customers with value-added cleaning, sanitation and service solutions through nine complementary business units: Institutional, Food & Beverage, Pest Elimination, Kay, Professional Products, GCS Service, Textile Care, Vehicle Care and Water Care Services. Each of these businesses is dedicated to providing our customers with the highest-quality, most highly effective products, systems and services.

Around the world, we operate directly in nearly 70 countries, employing approximately 20,000 associates. In addition, Ecolab reaches customers in more than 100 other countries through distributors, licensees and export operations. To meet the global demand for our products, we operate more than 50 state-of-the-art manufacturing and distribution facilities worldwide.

Food & Beverage Packaging

For additional information, please contact:
Phone: 847-205-5660

Frain Industries
Frain Industries is the world's largest provider of used packaging and processing machinery. Frain buys, sells, rents and leases USED equipment and has over 30,000 listings in our database, as well as over 7,000 quality used machines in our 1.2 million square feet warehouse immediately available to ship to you. We also provide the ability to retool, add a PLC, or provide complete line integration on any machine. Our skilled team of technicians and engineers can improve your machinery's productivity as well as provide emergency field service.

Great Lakes Packaging Corporation
Corrugated packaging, displays, specialty products

For additional information, please contact:
Phone: 800-261-4572

MBS Advisors
MBS Advisors is a consulting firm dedicated to the plastics processing industry. Our main focus is injection molding, but we also work with blow molders, thermoformers, compounders, extruders, prototypers, rubber molders, mold makers and contract manufacturers. We provide plastics processors of all types and sizes with executive recruiting, M&A advisory (sell-side, buy-side, investment banking, valuations), and other consulting services.

McCormick & Company Inc.
Manufacture, Market and Distribute Spices, Seasonings.

For additional information, please contact:
Phone: 410-527-6559

Midlands Packaging Corporation
Unique and effective folding carton, corrugated, and thermoformed plastics design solutions.

For additional information, please contact:
Phone: 402-464-9124

Package Design Magazine

For additional information, please contact:
Phone: 610-296-3001

Packaging Coordinators, Inc.
The global healthcare industry trusts PCI for the packaging solutions that increase their products’ speed to market and opportunities for commercial success. Only PCI brings the proven experience that comes with more than 50 successful product launches a year and over four decades in the healthcare business. Leading technology and continued investment enables us to address global packaging needs throughout the product life cycle — from Phase I clinical trials through commercialization and ongoing supply. Our clients view us as an extension of their business and a collaborative partner, with the shared goal of improving patients’ lives. For more information please visit www.pciservices.com or follow us on Twitter at @PCI_Social.

Packaging Corp. of America, Technical & Developmental Serv.
Containerboard and Corrugated Packaging.

For additional information, please contact:
Phone: 847-482-2092

Packaging World
Packaging World is the leading information resource for the business of packaging. With the most experienced publishing professionals in packaging, editorial integrity is foremost. With this as a foundation, we are committed to being the best integrated media company in packaging. Packaging World and Packworld.com offer the best of both worlds.

IoPP Platinum Benefactor - PepsiCo is a global food and beverage leader with net revenues of more than $65 billion and a product portfolio that includes 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in annual retail sales.

Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging News/PMPN

For additional information, please contact:
Phone: 310-445-4200

Plastipak Packaging, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Plastipak Holdings, Inc., is a global leader in plastic packaging and recycling solutions. With innovation as a key driver, Plastipak operates at over 40 production sites in North America, South America, Europe, Africa and Asia, with more than 6,000 employees. Its customers include some of the world's most respected and recognized consumer brands. Plastipak is a leading innovator in the packaging industry, holding more than 500 U.S. patents for its state-of- the-art package designs and manufacturing processes. Plastipak’s development of award-winning technologies and steadfast commitment to sustainability reflect its dedication to putting Consumers First, Always! Plastipak was founded in 1967, and is headquartered in Plymouth, Michigan. Additional information about Plastipak can be found at its website www.plastipak.com.

PMMI – The Association of Packaging and Processing Technologies
PMMI is a trade association that represents 550+ packaging supply chain companies that provide a full range of packaging machinery, materials, components and containers. PMMI actively brings buyers and sellers together through its Total Access programs - including the PACK EXPO family of trade shows, packexpo.com and Packaging Machinery Technology (PMT) magazine - delivers information and research to support member companies' businesses, and provides education and workforce development programs to its members and the industry at large.

Ruspak Corporation
Ruspak is a fully licensed and accredited contract packager, offering a diverse array of packaging including pouches, bottles, blisters, strip packages, overwrapping and personal care packaging. We will work with you to meet your customized packaging needs.

For additional information, please contact:
Phone: 315-946-9777

Sealed Air Corporation
Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE:SEE) is a global leader in performance solutions for food, protective and specialty packaging. We offer a broad range of differentiated products to a diverse set of markets. Our products provide clear, measurable benefits and create value by solving our customers’ problems. This strategy sets the stage that determines our culture, our activities and the economic profile of our business.

We derive roughly 40% of our net sales from our protective packaging products.

Founded in 1899, Sonoco is a global provider of a variety of consumer packaging, industrial products, protective packaging, and displays and packaging supply chain services. With annualized net sales of approximately $4.5 billion, the Company has more than 19,600 employees working in 349 operations in 34 countries, serving some of the world’s best known brands in some 85 nations. Sonoco is a proud member of the 2011/2012 Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. For more information on the Company, visit our website at www.sonoco.com.

Together we can form your future.

84 countries and 22,500+ members strong, we unite plastics professionals worldwide—helping them succeed and strengthening their skills through networking, events, training, and knowledge sharing.

No matter where you work in the plastics industry value chain—whether you're a scientist, engineer, technical personnel or a senior executive—nor what your background is, education, gender, culture or age—we are here to serve you.

Our members' needs are our passion. We work hard so that we can ensure that everyone has the tools necessary to meet her or his personal & professional goals.

And, like our members, we are committed to giving back to the communities that have given us so much. Together it’s our responsibility to make the plastics world a better place by providing a forum that generates a strong awareness of issues facing the plastics community so that we can look at the solutions that will benefit everyone. Join us in bringing about real change. Together we will make a difference.

Taghleef Industries
Specialized Plastic Films.

For additional information, please contact:
Phone: 302-326-5500

TricorBraun supplies stock packaging components; library of over 2,500 molds and 10,000 designs created by TricorBraun; unique designs from the Design & Development Group. TricorBraun handles logistical details with strategic inventory management systems and Just-In-Time delivery.

UBM Canon/Packaging Digest
For nearly 50 years, Packaging Digest has been the packaging industry’s best known, most trusted and most widely distributed media information resource. With a loyal print audience and a significant online presence, Packaging Digest creates the industry’s largest marketplace of buyers and sellers. Packaging Digest’s media resources offer readers/visitors critical packaging information and provide advertisers with unique marketing opportunities.

UFP Technologies, Inc.
Integrated Custom Packaging Solutions.

For additional information, please contact:
Phone: 978-352-2200

Packaging Schools Back to Top
California Polytechnic University
Central Philippine University
Virginia Tech
American University of Beirut (International)
Christian Brothers University
Clemson University
Dunwoody College of Technology
Fox Valley Technical College
Hennepin Technical College
Indiana State University
Michigan State University
Mohawk College Packaging Management and Technology Program
Rochester Institue of Technology
San Jose State University
University of Florida
University of Missouri-Rolla
University of Wisconsin-Stout
Virginia Tech, Center for Unit Load Design
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College

Publications Back to Top
Brand Packaging
Contract Packaging
DC Velocity - an RFID magazine
Flexible Packaging
Food & Beverage Packaging
Healthcare Packaging
Labels and Labelling
Package Design
Packaging Digest
Packaging Europe
Packaging Horizons Magazine
Packaging Machinery Technology
Packaging Strategies
Packaging World
Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging News
Plastics in Packaging
RFID Product News

Trade Shows Back to Top
Aerosol & Dispensing Forum
Labelexpo Americas
Packaging of Perfume, Cosmetics & Design

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