Corrugated packaging & displays is a $35.2 billion a year industry that is vital to U.S. distribution systems. It is the most frequently used shipping material because it is cost-effective, lightweight, functional, innovative, versatile and sustainable.
Employment opportunities for new graduates across the U.S. Over 1,146 corrugated manufacturing and design facilities promote innovation and provide new careers in almost 1,000 U.S. cities and towns.
Corrugated packaging & displays is a green industry. It, and its allied industries, plant twice as many trees as are harvested, contributing to preserving wildlife habitats, sequestering carbon dioxide and offsetting greenhouse gas emissions.
Corrugated packaging & displays is a "sustainable" industry. More corrugated packaging is recovered for recycling than any other packaging material. The recovery rate for old corrugated containers (OCC) has hovered around 90 percent for years.
Through ICPF, the corrugated industry seeks student interns and new graduates with majors in packaging, graphic design, marketing & sales, business, engineering, supply chain management, environmental science and related fields.
ICPF to Promote Corrugated Packaging Careers to Students on 20 University Campuses in February
This coming February 27th, ICPF will conduct its annual Teleconference on The Business of Corrugated Packaging & Displays and the Career Opportunities. Over 500 packaging science, graphic design, marketing & sales, supply chain management, packaging design, business, industrial & chemical engineering, and other students and faculty on 20 college campuses will be participating.
Students to Receive Travel Grants to Attend Upcoming ICPF Dialogue Dinner
On February 26, top students from ICPF's partner universities around the country will join visiting corrugated packaging executives in East Lansing, MI for ICPF's Student / Executive Dialogue Dinner on corrugated packaging careers.
ICPF's 2019 Holiday Weekend in New York Fundraiser a Success!
ICPF wishes to thank the 2019 registrants and sponsors for making the 2019 ICPF Holiday Weekend in New York another "sell out" and one of the most successful to date. Established in 2007, the twelve annual New York events have combined for a net return of over $1,440,000.00 to support ICPF educational initiatives.
ICPF Provides Award to Expand UT-A's Corrugated Packaging Program
The assistance provided to University of Texas - Arlington is a part of the ICPF’s 2018 - 2021 Corrugated Packaging University Endowment Awards program in which ICPF’s 25 partner universities, as well as other colleges around the country were invited to submit proposals to expand or create new corrugated curricula.
ICPF Launches Corrugated Packaging and Design Curricula at NC State
Long known for its pulp and paper program, North Carolina State University (NC State) is adding a new dimension to its Department of Forest Biomaterials. Through the assistance of ICPF’s corrugated packaging awards program, the university is launching its first corrugated packaging and design curricula track.
ICPF Provides Awards to Expand Millersville & Indiana State Universities' Packaging Design Programs
The assistance provided to Millersville and Indiana State is a part of the ICPF’s 2018 - 2021 Corrugated Packaging University Endowment Awards program in which ICPF’s 25 partner universities, as well as other colleges around the country were invited to submit proposals to expand or create new corrugated curricula.
Corrugated Packaging Design Now at Rutgers and Western Michigan University
Working with the Rutgers Packaging Engineering Department and Western Michigan University’s (WMU) Department of Chemical and Paper Engineering, the International Corrugated Packaging Foundation (ICPF) recently launched two new corrugated packaging design labs.
Joe R. Palmeri inducted into ICPF's Circle of Distinguished Leaders
The morning of Tuesday, April 2, 2019 during the ICPF annual update at the AICC Spring meeting in Miami, Florida, Joe R. Palmeri (Jamestown Container CEO) was inducted as the 25th member of the ICPF's Circle of Distinguished Leaders.