IOP: The Packaging Society
A division of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining

Welcome to the website for
IOP: The Packaging Society

The division reflects the breadth of packaging by drawing its members from the packaging industry and organisations, academia and the retail sector. Our group meets every three months at the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. We welcome enquiries and contact from anyone with an interest in packaging.

The packaging industry is a large and significant one and is an intensive user of commercially important materials in high quantities. The sector is characterised by being multidisciplinary, making it a strong applications division within the Institute. The packaging industry offers excellent career prospects for metallurgists, materials scientists and materials engineers.

A key current objective of the division is to represent important packaging materials and the manufacturing sectors. Our division focuses and co-ordinates effort towards the advancement of science, technology and education underpinning the packaging field. We achieved this by organising events, writing articles for publication and by exploiting existing synergies with other professional organisations and government bodies.

IOP: The Packaging Society contributes towards an innovative conference programme and also hosts smaller discussion events. Commitment to Materials Congress and the Foresight initiative remains an important priority. We share the Institute's wish to promote recruitment of active members and continue to raise the profile of packaging through membership initiatives, the 'Starpack' competition and divisional activities.

We hope you find our web pages useful and welcome feedback to help with future developments.

Heather Kendle,
Chair, Packaging Board

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