The bi-weekly, email newsletter with the information you need   September 24, 2012 • Vol. 10, Issue 17

IoPP's Machinery: Basics seminar provides the hands-on that gets real packaging results
"I enjoyed the free-discussion atmosphere and the networking. The videos were very useful, and the labeling section was good." -- past course attendee

Previous attendees of IoPP's Packaging Machinery: Basics seminar, now in its fifth year, have found the course invaluable to their company by giving them the knowledge they need to maximize the efficiency of their machinery-results that drop directly to the bottom line. Start on the road to improving your company's bottom line by registering for Packaging Machinery: Basics, taking place October 8-10 at Frain Industries in Franklin Park, IL.

For details, click here.

IoPP announces Chapters and Technical Committee of the Year
IoPP announced the 2011 Chapters and Technical Committee of the Year recipients during its Leadership Conference in Atlanta, GA., on September 19. Congratulations to the Minnesota Chapter for being named 2011 Chapter of the Year. Chapter Honorable Mentions were: Western New York, Chicago, Missouri Gateway, and Southeastern. The Chemical Packaging Committee was named 2011 Technical Committee of the Year for the 12th year in a row!

For list of all 2011 Honors & Awards recipients, click here.

IoPP packaging experts!
IoPP is seeking several subject matter experts to review and suggest updates for Chapter 4: Package Printing and Decorating, and Chapter 19, Applied Packaging, in the Fundamentals of Packaging Technology, Fourth Edition. For details, please contact Jim George, IoPP Director of Education, at jimg@iopp.org or phone 630-696-4011.

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 

IoPP to support Making Cosmetics Concept to Consumer event in UK, March 2013
Making Cosmetics Concept to Consumer is everyone's chance in the personal care marketplace to get up-to-the minute information and advice direct from leading experts, manufacturers, suppliers and industry figures in sourcing, manufacturing and outsourcing personal care products from start to finish and taking them from concept to consumer. IoPP is proud to support this event, taking place March 12-13, 2013 at the NMM Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, UK. Attend for free!
For details, click here 

More news from IoPP UK!
Digital, design and recycling tops off the agenda at Packaging Innovations London 2012. The packed agenda of free-to-attend learnShops™, developed in conjunction with IoPP UK, is headlined by industry leaders from Coca-Cola, WRAP, Tesco and the Fairtrade Foundation. Taking place October 4-5 at the Business Design Centre, Islington, UK.
For details, click here
For 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 

Technical Bag Committee meeting taking place September 25-26
The next TBC meeting, at the Holiday Inn Biltmore West in Asheville, NC, will include a paper mill tour as well as an extrusion facility tour. Meeting focus will include new business and committee updates. Registration is now open.
For details and registration, click here

Upcoming events

September 24-26
Chemical Packaging Technical Committee meeting, Alexandria, VA.
Click here for more information. Contact: Carole Schiller, e-mail cschiller@iopp.org.

September 25-26
Technical Bag Committee meeting, Asheville, NC.
Click here for more information.

September 26
Minnesota Chapter Dinner & Tour: Imagine!, Shakopee, MN.
Click here for more information. Contact: Ann Kvaal, e-mail ioppmn@comcast.net.

September 27
West Michigan Chapter Golf Outing, Ada, MI.
Click here for more information.

September 28
Steel City Chapter Golf Outing and BBQ, Gibsonia, PA.
Click here for more information. Contact: Eric Falls, e-mail eric.falls@us.hjheinz.com.

October 4
Golden Gate Chapter Meeting at Sonoma Chicken Coop, San Jose, CA.
Click here for more information. Contact: Maggie Turner, e-mail turner.maggie@gmail.com.

October 4-5
Packaging Innovations London 2012, Islington, UK.
Click here for more information.

October 8-10
IoPP Packaging Machinery: Basics, Franklin Park, IL.
Click here for more information. Contact: Barbara Dykes, e-mail bdykes@iopp.org.

October 10
Meadowlands Chapter Event: Linticular Printing - 22nd Century Printing - NOW, Lyndhurst, NJ.
Click here for more information. Contact: Sami Hemsey, e-mail shemsey@estee.com

October 12
Central Indiana Chapter Annual Golf Scramble, Greenwood, IN.
Click here for more information. Contact: Caesar Watkins, e-mail caepac@att.net.

October 19
Cincinnati Chapter Monthly Meeting & Facility Tour: Chester Packaging, Cincinnati, OH.
Click here for more information. Contact: Craig Henize, phone: 513-404-0219.

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

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