PAC Connect'd May 2021. BEST TO VIEW ONLINE

PAC’s PIP360 Announced as a Finalist in Europe’s 2021 Sustainability Awards!

PAC has been named a finalist in Packaging Europe's 2021 Sustainability Awards Best Practice Category for PIP360 Packaging Innovation Pathway to Circularity – a measurement tool for all packaging materials. Read more.

Join the PAC Equality & Inclusion Working Group: Contact Andrea at

Following our 2021 ONEOF100: Diversity of Thought Summit, we got to work creating a group of leaders from the packaging industry to join forces and address opportunities for change. Interested in helping us advance this important cause?

Are you a packaging professional with the desire to engage deeper with the industry? Do you have big ideas on key learnings to share with the packaging community? If this sounds like you, PAC invites you to join one of our Leadership Councils.

Contact Lindsey Cooper at

PAC is pleased to partner with Bunzl Canada to offer its members protective masks and disposable gloves that help keep customers and employees healthy and safe during essential work. Learn more about wearing and selecting face masks and disposable gloves with Bunzl’s Face Mask Do’s and Don’ts Guide and Glove Selection Guide.

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Expand your packaging knowledge with PAC’s comprehensive courses. Designed and lead by packaging experts to deliver essential skills and practical knowledge that builds a foundation for success.

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SEP 21-23, 2021 


Get to know polymers and plastics from their base elements to their most complex integrated applications. Polymers are designer products formed and formulated with specific attributes. They are a diverse and adaptable raw material.

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OCT 5-7, 2021 


This course considers the combination of various materials and structural choices available in constructing a package as well as evaluating the strength of packaging materials, especially corrugated fibreboard. Packaging machinery and the production line complete the knowledge base of packaging as an integral part of distributing products.

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Does your company have exciting news to share with the PAC community? Please send your press releases (no ads) to Andrea May to be featured in future newsletters.

JUN 2 & 9, 2021


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Get Involved! Sponsorship opportunities are available for the 2021 PAC Disruptors Summit. For more information contact Jim Downham,

JUN 16, 2021


Free to attend… Register Now!

Get Involved! Sponsorship opportunities are available for the PAC Awards Ceremony. For more information contact Jim Downham,

SEP 16, 2021


Meet us on the greens this September, for a fun day of golf at our new course location: Nobleton Lakes Golf Club, Ontario, Canada. Sponsorship opportunities are available.

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PIP360 Video: Walk down the pathway to reach your sustainability goals

Not able to attend our last webinars? Live recordings are now available on

Three Faces of EPR: An update on recent Developments in Ontario, Quebec and Alberta

· Watch the recorded webinar

· Read the Key Takeaways

Financing Packaging Recycling & Recovery in the USA - Has the time come? 

· Watch the recorded webinar

· Read the Key Takeaways

Intro to PIP360 Benchmarking Tool 

· Watch the recorded webinar

· Read the Key Takeaways

· Interested in a demo for using this tool? Contact Andrew Macdonald: 

Circular Economy Plastics

· Watch the recorded webinar

· Read the Key Takeaways

Preparing for the launch of IFS PACsecure version 2 and IFS Global Markets PACsecure

IFS PACsecure version 2 is expected to launch in July. The IFS International Technical Committee gave the green light at their meeting in late March and now preparations are in full swing.

Version 2 improves the applicability of the standard to all kinds of packaging. Quality aspects are strengthened and the requirements will have additional clarifications. At the same time, we will introduce the IFS Global Markets PACsecure program. This program is intended for smaller, less developed packaging companies. It helps them to build up resilient product quality and safety processes gradually.

To learn more about the IFS PACsecure packaging standard, visit our website at

Do you need help with implementation? Recognized IFS Consultants are key partners that can interpret the standard requirements and offer the benefits of their expertise to guide you towards the certification assessment. Find an IFS Recognized Consultant, and get started today.

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We are pleased to share our monthly featured members and highlight their commitment to our PAC community. 

Take advantage of PAC’s member marketing services and partnership opportunities, including:

  • Company logo placement in newsletters and website
  • Webinar partnerships
  • Event sponsorships

 Contact Andrea May for details.

PAC Packaging Consortium

Join over 2,400 members that benefit from our network through a wide range of in-person and virtual educational opportunities, packaging awards and competitions, webinars, seminars, facility tours and social events. 

PAC Packaging Consortium is a not-for-profit corporation that provides a safe place for packaging leaders to collaborate, innovate, educate and celebrate since 1950. Be safe!

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