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The bi-weekly, email newsletter with the information you need   March 21, 2011 • Vol. 9, Issue 6
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Pack Expo sessions now free to IoPP members  
The IoPP Packaging Learning Center (PLC) sessions originally presented during the Pack Expo show in Chicago this past November are now available free to IoPP members. Normally available for purchase for $99 per session, these programs are offered to members as a benefit of membership. To access over 12 hours of online training, members will need a PLC username and password. Simply e-mail info@iopp.org and request the username and password to access the PLC Pack Expo sessions. Each session is about 60 minutes long, and are video and audio presentations along with accompanying slides. No special software is needed to view - anyone with an internet connection can watch these sessions.

For session details and to order, click here

IoPP announces AmeriStar Award winners 
IoPP is pleased to announce the winners of the 2011 AmeriStar Package Awards competition. Over 100 packages were submitted for awards consideration in North America's most prestigious packaging awards competition. Judges evaluated and analyzed packages from over 17 categories at IoPP Headquarters in Naperville, Illinois, on February 10, 2011. Top winners included the Best of Show Award, sponsored by Lansmont and the 3M Sustainability Award, sponsored by 3M. Judging was based on package innovation, sustainability, protection, economics, performance, and marketing. Award winners will be honored at the AmeriStar and IoPP Honors & Awards Dinner, taking place May 10 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare in Rosemont, IL.

For AmeriStar Award winners, click here
To register for the AmeriStar and IoPP Honors & Awards Dinner, click here

Bring Fundamentals of Packaging Technology to "your place"
Staff time, customized educational needs, and costs may make a course conducted at your facility the right training answer. IoPP offers variations of its Fundamentals of Packaging Technology and provides the instructor with all of the educational materials directly to your team at your location. You save staff time and travel expenses in doing the training on your site. And, if the number of people you are training is a dozen more, you can save in total costs. Training can be customized to fit your specific needs. Contact IoPP if you are interested in bringing education directly to you!

For details, click here

Packaging Machinery: Basics close to selling out! Register now!
Often, professionals who are responsible for package development have little formal training in packaging machinery. Packaging Machinery: Basics, taking place March 28-30, 2011 at Frain Industries in Franklin Park, IL (near Chicago's O'Hare Airport), is for working professionals who need to know more about machinery and how it integrates into the package development process. Taught by John Henry CPP, this course is close to selling out, so please register now to ensure your spot in the class.

For Packaging Machinery: Basics details and registration, click here

IoPP to sponsor the 2nd China Safe & Sustainable Packaging Summit 2011 
IoPP is pleased to be announced as a sponsor for the 2nd China Safe & Sustainable Packaging Summit, taking place March 23-25 in Hangzhou, China. This global event helps attendees understand China's packaging market and make appropriate strategies to strengthen their businesses in China. Besides government officials' in-depth analysis of pertinent policies and regulations in China, speakers from word-leading packaging manufacturers and brand owners will share with you their practice of sustainable packaging including sustainable resource use, low cost production, customer-friendly packaging and waste reduction through speeches and real-life case studies.

For event details, click here

Special EastPack 2011 offer to IoPP members
IoPP members are eligible for a complimentary admission to EastPack, taking place June 7-9, 2011, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York, NY.
Find new equipment, technology, and materials to lower costs, reduce waste, and increase efficiencies. You’ll see the latest in: bags, containers, contract services, custom automation equipment, machinery and machinery components, materials, packages, package design and printing, robotics, supplies, software...and more. Simply click here where you will find detailed information and easy online registration for your complimentary admission. While you're at EastPack, visit IoPP at Booth #3361!

For details, click here

Upcoming events

March 22
Chicago Chapter Meeting: Plastics in Packaging, Lincolnshire, IL.
Click here for more information. Contact: Craig Jarvis, e-mail president@ioppchi.org

March 22
New Jersey Chapter event: "Life Cycle Analysis," Bridgewater, NJ.
Click here for more information. Contact: Terri Westerhaug, e-mail twesterhaug@yahoo.com.

March 23-25
2nd China Safe & Sustainable Packaging Summit 2011, Hangzhou, China.
Click here for more information.

March 24
Golden Gate Chapter tour: Graphic Packaging, San Jose, CA.
Click here for more information. Contact: Maggie Turner, e-mail maggie.turner@clorox.com.

March 24
Gulf Coast Chapter March Meeting, Houston, TX.
Click here for more information. Contact: John Hayward, e-mail john.hayward@hp.com.

March 24
Minnesota Chapter tour: Quality Bike Products, Minneapolis, MN.
Click here for more information. Contact: Ann Kvaal, e-mail ioppmn@comcast.net.

March 25
Cincinnati Chapter March Meeting, Cincinnati, OH.
Click here for more information. Contact: Mark Trainer at 513-936-8000, #108.

March 28
Missouri Gateway Chapter Tour: Loy-Lange Box Company, St. Louis, MO.
Click here for more information. Contact: Jim Thompson, e-mail jthompson@wspackaging.com.

March 28-30
IoPP Packaging Machinery: Basics, Franklin Park, IL.
Click here for more information. Contact: Barb Dykes, e-mail bdykes@iopp.org.

March 29
Southeastern Chapter Meeting, Atlanta, GA.
Click here for more information. Contact: E-Mail southeastern@iopp.org.

March 30
West Michigan Chapter Egg Drop Contest at MSU, East Lansing, MI.
Click here for more information. Contact: E-Mail iopp@msu.edu.

April 7
UW Stout Chapter Annual Student Packaging Jamboree, Menomonie, WI.
Click here for more information. Contact: E-Mail iopp@uwstout.edu.


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