Corrugated packaging & displays is a $33.1 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 1,154 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 Announces 2019 Holiday Weekend in New York
Early Bird Registration is now open for ICPF's 2019 Holiday Weekend in New York scheduled for Friday - Sunday, December 13 - 15, 2019. Register by June 30, 2019 to save $200.
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.
Late last month, 32 select students joined executives (from Landaal Packaging, Green Bay Packaging, Menasha, PCA, Pratt Industries, Smurfit Kappa and WestRock) for ICPF's student dialogue dinner on corrugated packaging careers.
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.
Recruit 2019 summer student interns and graduates through ICPF now!
Throughout the year, the International Corrugated Packaging Foundation (ICPF) has over 700 students and upcoming graduates from 40 or more universities in its corrugated packaging network who wish to enter the industry as a student intern and upon graduation.
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.
BW Papersystems Becomes ICPF's Most Recent Corporate Partner
The International Corrugated Packaging Foundation (“ICPF”) has announced that BW Papersystems has become ICPF's most recent corporate partner by making a financial pledge to support the foundation's educational and student outreach initiatives.