Packaging Society

The voice for professional people working in packaging, from packaging designers, to packaging suppliers and brand owners who design and manufacture.

IOM3 Podcast

In this episode of IOM3 Investigates, we speak to Professor Margaret Bates, Executive Director at On Pack Recycling Label (OPRL) and Packaging Society Board Member about sustainable packaging.


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Forthcoming events

Elastomers in Infrastructure

This webinar will focus on the use of elastomers in the public and private infrastructure surrounding our society and will aim to capture new materials, processes and applications utilising elastomers in this field.

Chemical Patents - Securing Protection for your Invention

Practical tips on the patent process from Gill Jennings and Every (GJE) Patent, Trademark and Design Attorneys

Roll surface treatments & assessments

Presenters from research institutes and from the roll-making and roll-using industries will present the latest advances and new challenges in rolls technology developments, from scientific as well as industrial perspectives.

Courses & qualifications

Specifications for Packaging

One-day course providing an insight into establishing, enforcing and developing specifications to supply or receive the packaging you need


  • Course
  • 13–16 September 2021

PIABC Level 5 Award in Packaging for Today's World

Focusing on the fundamentals of the packaging industry


  • Course
  • 13 September–19 November 2021

PIABC Level 5 Diploma in Packaging Technology

The PIABC Level 5 Diploma in Packaging Technology is a foundation degree level course that is internationally recognised as the premier qualification in the packaging industry. 


Latest job vacancies

Packaging Technologist

  • Contract type: Full-time/Permanent
  • Salary: £35k PA (13 pay periods)
  • Closing date: 18 Jun 2021

Exciting opportunity for a Packaging Technologist looking to develop their knowledge and hands on experience across a wide range of products, packaging materials and packaging machinery.


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Sustainable Future

As part of its commitment to helping build momentum for COP 26, throughout 2021 IOM3 is organising a series of virtual events, podcasts and editorial content on the theme of ‘Sustainable Future’. COP 26 is the 26th United Nations Climate Change conference scheduled to be held in Glasgow, Scotland, in November 2021. Keep an eye out for our Sustainable Future tag.


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