Praise for PackChat

PackChat is a great way for packaging professionals to share advice and perspective as well as build relationships and networks. With so many shared challenges facing the packaging industry today, it is an effective way for people to collaborate on common solutions.

—Mike Ross, IoPP Member
Senior Packaging Manager, Hair Europe

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Upcoming Events

  • Thursday

    IoPP Central Ohio Chapter - Anthony Thomas Candy Factory Tour

    Feb 29, 15:00 - 16:00 (ET)
    Join IoPP Central Ohio Chapter members for a tour at the Anthony Thomas Candy Factory! Ever wonder how chocolate is made? In about an hour, tour groups can experience candy making from start to finish in the 154,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art candy factory. Opened in May 1995, it is conveniently located off I-270 at 1777 Arlingate Lane in Columbus, Ohio. Walk along the comfortable, glass-enclosed suspended "Cat-Walk" and observe nine lines producing 30,000 pounds of chocolates per shift. The experienced tour guides explain each process step-by-step from their kitchens to the final packaging. View interesting sights such as the huge copper kettles where the centers of some of the candies are created and their unique silver-wrapped pipes that carry liquid chocolate throughout the factory. The tour finishes in their beautiful 2,500 square-foot retail shoppe. Best of all, everyone will leave with a free sample!! Register now !
    Columbus, OH, United States

  • Thursday

    IoPP Golden Gate Chapter: ZenPack Tour

    Feb 29, 16:00 - 18:00 (PT)
    Our Golden Gate Chapter hosts an exclusive tour of ZenPack, a leader in sustainable packaging solutions. ZenPack isn't just discussing the future; they're actively integrating sustainable practices into their business model. This is your chance to step inside their state-of-the-art facility and engage with industry experts, innovators, and thought leaders. Get insight into alternative materials to plastics, learn about innovative processes, and explore strategies shaping our industry's future. Plus, you'll see firsthand some of the most forward-thinking and eco-conscious packaging solutions on the market today. This tour is free for IoPP members and San Jose State University packaging students! If you're not a member, it's just $10 – a small investment for a big opportunity. After the tour, stick around for light refreshments and the chance to network with your peers and industry veterans.
    San Jose, CA, United States

  • Friday

    IoPP Southeastern Chapter: 48HR RePack Top 10 Reveal

    Mar 1, 09:00 - 17:00 (ET)
    The IoPP Southeastern Chapter will host a special virtual event to reveal the top 10 winners of the 48HR RePack Student Design Competition. Registration information coming soon!

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