Worldwide Packaging Associations

Association of Independent Corrugated Converters (AICC)
Represent the business interests of the independent sector of the corrugated packaging industry. The association also represents a majority of the independent corrugated packaging manufacturers and their suppliers.

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Industry design competitions and educational seminars.

Composite Can and Tube Institute (CCTI)
An international non-profit trade association representing the interests of manufacturers of composite paperboard cans, containers, canisters, tubes, cores, cones, spools, fiber drums and related items.

Corrugated Packaging Association
An association dedicated to the corrugated packaging industry in the United Kingdom. Provides a wealth of information about the industry.

Fibre Box Association (FBA)
A non-profit organization representing and serving the corrugated industry. It brings together, in a lawful manner.

Flexible Packaging Association
Trade association that represents manufacturers and suppliers of flexible packaging materials and products. Find industry facts and member companies.

Foodservice & Packaging Institute, Inc.
The FPI is a material-neutral trade association for manufacturers, raw-material suppliers and distributors of foodservice disposable products.

Institute of Packaging Professionals
Provides an environment in which packaging professionals may learn, grow and work together to advance the art and science of packaging.

International Safe Transit Association (ISTA)
Advocates the use of performance testing to improve transport packaging. Packaging suppliers, carriers, shippers and testing laboratories in ISTA work together to address the problems of package damage and package economics.

National Paperbox Association
Promotes an environment which provides for a more productive and profitable boxmaking climate.

Packaging Association of Canada
Provides a great amount of information about the Canadian industry in the form of reports and monthly newsletters.

Packaging Council of Australia
A national Association of raw material suppliers, packaging manufacturers, packaging users, retailers and packaging designers/consultants.
Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute
Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC)
Provides value to members by growing, promoting, and protecting the paperboard packaging industry; and providing tools for members to compete effectively in the packaging industry
Plastics Institute of America
A not-for-profit educational and research group dedicated to education and research for the plastics industries.
Polystyrene Packaging Council
Find facts about polystyrene and its role in the environment. Includes a list of members with several links to their own sites.
Technical Association of Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI)
The Adhesive and Sealant Council
Serves as a leading marketplace for the exchange of information about products and services and interfacing among manufacturers, suppliers and others in the industry.

US Packaging Schools

California Polytechnic University

Clemson University

Indiana State University
Michigan State University

Mohawk College Packaging Management and Technology Program

Rochester Institute of Technology

San Jose State University

University of Florida
University of Missouri-Rolla
University of Wisconsin-Stout


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