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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  • Wednesday


    May 19, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CT)
    Are you looking for opportunities to connect with your fellow packaging professionals? Well, look no further! Join our next event in our It’s Five O’clock Somewhere! virtual happy hour series! You are encouraged to invite your fellow IoPP members to this upcoming virtual event! If you know a packaging professional who is not a member that would benefit from these regular virtual networking happy hours, refer them as an IoPP member so they can take advantage of this exclusive member perk! Register Today!

  • Friday

    2021 AmeriStar Award Submission Deadline - EXTENDED

    May 21, 11:59 PM - 11:59 PM (CT)
    IoPP is choosing the best packages of the year in one of the industry's oldest and most prestigious design competitions. Think you have what it takes to compete  in one of our categories —or even for a   top prize ? Enter your team's most creative packaging solution.   The final entry deadline is April 30 May 21, 2021 . The Student AmeriStar Package Awards Competition honors the most innovative packages developed by students enrolled in college, university or vocational/technical school programs (undergraduate or graduate). This program is an excellent way to get noticed by professionals in the business. 

  • Thursday

    IoPP Standard Webinar: Compliance Requirements for Chemical Packaging Materials

    Jun 10, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (ET)
    IoPP Standard Webinar Compliance Requirements for Chemical Packaging Materials Thursday, June 10, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST Description If you package chemical materials, selecting materials and meeting regulatory requirements is challenging. This presentation will cover three main areas: materials of construction requirements in packaging specifications, routes to compliance with regulatory and legislative requirements, and application-specific requirements for packaging material compositions.   Presenter   Peter Apostoluk, packaging engineering manager, MilliporeSigma A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Peter has worked in the packaging industry for over 30 years, with experience  in working with regulators, fillers, shippers, and carriers.  Peter is Manager of Packaging Engineering for MilliporeSigma, based in Milwaukee, WI.  His team  designs and develops combination packaging for e-commerce shipments, including primary and secondary packaging components, and operates a DOT packaging testing lab.  Peter has   risk management experience in industrial and consumer dangerous goods packaging applications. He currently manages two LinkedIn groups as forums for packaging professionals  – Dangerous Goods in E-Commerce (DG in E) and Chemical Packaging.    Cost IoPP members: FREE  IoPP affiliates and nonmembers: $99  Affiliates and nonmembers: Like what you see? Join IoPP  to attend this webinar for free! Premium and Elite members get free access to our Premium Webinar Series.  Can't attend the webinar live? As a Premium or Elite member, you can view the recording on demand, as well as IoPP's growing library of webinars.  Check out our full list of member benefits!   Register Now!

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