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The bi-weekly, email newsletter with the information you need   January 10, 2011 • Vol. 9, Issue 1
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IoPP 2011 Board of Directors announced
The IoPP Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the IoPP Board of Directors for 2011. IoPP Officers are elected by the IoPP General Membership. Term runs from January 1, 2011 until December 31, 2011. Executive Committee is as follows: Immediate Past Chair - Jane Chase, CPP, IoPP College of Fellows; Chair - Robert Dennen, CPP, IoPP College of Fellows; President - Tyler Pease, CPP; Executive Vice President-Finance & Operations - Ralph Brandt, CPP; Executive Vice President-Education - Bret Carlson, CPP; Executive Vice President-Membership – Dan Alexander; Executive Director/Secretary - Pat Farrey; Executive Director Emeritus - Ed Landon; General Counsel - Eric Greenberg.

For complete IoPP Board of Directors, please click here

IoPP Packaging Learning Center conference sessions available online now
There is no question that the demand for online learning is at an all-time high. Many who have to further their professional development lack the time to commit to the travel and interruption of their already packed schedules. Recognizing this trend, IoPP is proud to announce that more than a dozen Packaging Learning Center sessions from Pack Expo 2010 are now available for purchase online, on-demand. Sessions include topics ranging from topline subjects like food safety, packaging trends and sutainability to tactical solutions involving food and beverage, medical device packaging and line optimization. Costing only $99 per session (or $499 to purchase all the available sessions), each session is led by a mix of brand owners, industry experts and consultants. Invest in your career with professional development sessions that are on-demand, according to your schedule, and at your pace.  

To browse and order sessions ON-DEMAND, click here

AmeriStar entry deadline right around the corner!
Have you submitted your package into the IoPP AmeriStar Pacakge Awards competition yet? Submission deadline is coming up fast! AmeriStar showcases the most ground-breaking, innovative, packages of the year. Two new categories have been added to this year's competition: Automotive and Pet & Vet. Don't wait to enter! Final entry deadline is January 31, 2011. Submit your entries now!

For entry guidelines and submission details, visit www.iopp.org/ameristar

IoPP welcomes Litco International as new Benefactor
IoPP is pleased to announce Litco International as a new Benefactor to the Institute. Litco is a low-cost supplier of innovative, cost-reducing pallets and related transport packaging products. They are the exclusive North American source for the Inca Presswood pallet, which is molded from wood fiber and commonly used for domestic and export transport packaging. All of Litco's presswood products are Cradle to Cradle (SM) certified at the silver tier through McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry (MBDC) for their ingredients, recyclability and design principals.

For more information about Litco International, please click here
For more information about IoPP Benefactors, click here 

Call for Presentations announced for IoPP Packaging & Leadership Conference 2011
New for 2011, IoPP is offering packaging professionals the utmost in value by creating the two-day IoPP Packaging & Leadership Conference, taking place May 10-11, 2011, at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare in Rosemont, IL. This event includes high-level speaker presentations on the latest packaging innovations and trends. We are currently accepting proposals for a limited number of presentations on the following topics: Packaging ROI; Packaging and Materials Technology; Sustainable Packaging; and Packaging Innovations and Trends. Deadline for proposals is January 14, 2011.

For details and to submit your proposal, click here
Questions about presentations can be directed to Jennifer Acevedo at jacevedo@iopp.org


2010 Shipper's Guide now available in IoPP Bookstore
Safely transporting dangerous goods shipments is everyone’s top priority! The Shipper's Guide to Loading and Securement, developed by IoPP members, is a valuable handbook providing useful information and guidelines for both the supply chain professionals as well as the infrequent shipper. Updated for 2010, this publication includes practical tips as well as useful references and damage-prevention ideas. The guide is detailed with numerous illustrations and how-to advice, and is aimed at enhancing the safe transport of dangerous goods shipments. Enhance your capabilities in dangerous goods shipping by adding this practical guide to your library today!

For more information about and to order this guideline, click here

2011 Fundamentals of Packaging Technology dates announced
Make an investment in your professional development in 2011 by attending
 IoPP's Fundamentals of Packaging Technology next year! Fundamentals is focused on every major segment in packaging and blends lectures, workshops, videos and group discussions to deliver the maximum information in the most effective way possible. 2011 locations and dates are:

  • Orlando, FL - January 17-21 (Semesters 1 & 2) and February 21-25 (Semesters 3 & 4)
  • Chicago, IL - June 20-24 (Semesters 1 & 2) and July 25-29 (Semesters 3 & 4)
  • Atlanta, GA - September 19-23 (Semesters 1 & 2) and October 24- 28 (Semesters 3 & 4)
And if you're thinking about CPP certification, Fundamentals is a great way to brush up on skills and round out your knowledge of packaging before taking the exam. Start 2011 right! Register for Fundamentals now! 

For Fundamentals of Packaging Technology details, click here

WestPack features new equipment and packaging technologies
At WestPack, taking place February 8-10, 2011 in Anaheim, CA, you can find new equipment, technology, and materials to lower costs, reduce waste, and increase your packaging 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. Avoid long lines onsite - register online now at www.westpackshow.com for a free Resource Hall admission pass using this promo code: BB.

For event details, click here

Upcoming events

January 13
Minnesota Chapter Winter Social, Kitchen Window, Minneapolis, MN.
Click here for more information. Contact: Ann Kvaal, e-mail ioppmn@comcast.net.

January 10
Missouri Gateway Chapter tour Cratex Corporation, Maryland Heights, MO.
Click here for more information. Contact: Jim Thompson, e-mail jthompson@wspackaging.com.

January 11
Steel City Chapter Honors & Awards event and Logistics presentation, Cranberry Township, PA.
Click here for more information. Contact: Chris Ritz, e-mail ChrisRitz@PlanetR.net.

January 13
Minnesota Chapter Winter Social - Kitchen Window, Minneapolis, MN.
Click here for more information. Contact: Ann Kvaal, e-mail ioppmn@comcast.net.

January 17-19
Fundamentals of Packaging Technology, Semester 1, Orlando, FL.
Click here for more information. Contact Barb Dykes, e-mail bdykes@iopp.org.

January 18
Central Ohio Chapter Happy Hour, Columbus, OH.
Click here for more information. Contact: e-mail Info_coc_iopp@yahoo.com.

January 19
Central Penn Chapter meeting: I Need Solar, Harrisburg, PA.
Click here for more information. Contact: Elena Heath, e-mail ejheath@te.com.

January 19
Ontario Chapter Breakfast Seminar: What's New with Barcodes? Mississauga, ON.
Click here for more information. Contact: Cheryl Dupuis, e-mail cheryl@blowmold.com.

January 19-21
Fundamentals of Packaging Technology, Semester 2, Orlando, FL.
Click here for more information. Contact: Barb Dykes, e-mail bdykes@iopp.org.

January 27
Golden Gate Chapter tour: Zanker Material Processing, San Jose, CA.
Click here for more information. Contact: Maggie Turner, e-mail Maggie.Turner@clorox.com.

January 28
Cincinnati Chapter Meeting and Tour: Innovative Labeling Solutions, Hamilton, OH.
Click here for more information. Contact: Mark Trainer, 513-936-8000, ext 108.

January 31
Fox Valley Chapter Chili Cook-Off, Green Bay, WI.
Click here for more information. Contact: Brenda Halama, e-mail brenda.halama@styreneproducts.com.

February 8-10
WestPack, Anaheim, CA.
Click here for more information. Contact: e-mail wpinfo@cancom.com.

February 16-18
IoPP Chemical Packaging Committee meeting, Sarasota, FL.
Click here for more information. Contact: Carole Schiller, e-mail cschiller@iopp.org.


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