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

Unpacking the consultation webinars series

IOM3 is pleased to be supporting a series of free collaborative webinars on the current UK packaging Extended Producer Responsibility, Deposit Return Scheme (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) and Collection Consistency consultations.

Packaging Machinery, Line Operations & Quality Systems

Join the students on our PIABC Level 5 Diploma course to explore the importance of packaging machinery, line operations and quality systems.


NMA Lunchtime Seminars: Focus on Natural Materials and the Circular Economy

The next webinar in the NMA Lunchtime series.

Courses & qualifications

  • Course
  • 22 March–21 May 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. 


Closures, Adhesives and Labels for Packaging

Join the students on our PIABC Level 5 Diploma course to explore the processing and applications of closures, adhesives and labels for packaging applications.


Printing & Decoration Processes for Packaging

Join the students on our PIABC Level 5 Diploma course to explore the sprinting and decoration processes for packaging applications.


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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