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.
ICPFs Career Network Has Additional Multi-Major Grads & Students Seeking 2020 Positions
ICPF continues to have by far more students seeking summer internships and new 2020 graduates seeking entry level positions than reported openings among ICPF corporate partners.
ICPF Partners with Smurfit Kappa for New Video on Corrugated Packaging Technology
For the International Corrugated Packaging Foundation’s (ICPF) recent Corrugated Packaging Teleconference conducted earlier this year, ICPF partnered with Smurfit Kappa (SK) to provide the over 500 student participants a unique learning experience of the latest testing and virtual reality technology found among today’s corrugated packaging manufacturers.
The evening before last month’s teleconference, top students from ICPF's partner universities around the country joined visiting corrugated packaging executives in East Lansing, MI for ICPF's Student / Executive Corrugated Packaging Dialogue Dinner.
ICPF Assists Universities in Distance Teaching During Pandemic Restrictions
Throughout this past March, April, May and into June, the International Corrugated Packaging Foundation (ICPF) has been assisting 27 partner universities in transitioning to remote teaching utilizing ICPF’s online corrugated packaging 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.
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.
ICPF Holiday Weekend in New York – Mark your Calendars for Dec 10-12, 2021
ICPF has recently announced that the next Holiday Weekend in New York is scheduled for December 10-12, 2021. BW Papersystems, Fosber America, Pratt Industries and WestRock already have committed to sponsorships for the 2021 ICPF event.