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.
2018 ICPF Holiday Weekend in New York - Waiting List Now Available
With well over 100 registered for ICPF's upcoming Holiday Weekend in New York, scheduled for December 7 - 9, 2018, ICPF reports another early “sell out” for the weekend.
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.
ICPF to Provide Additional $1 Million to Further Expand Corrugated Curricula
During the past two decades, the International Corrugated Packaging Foundation (ICPF) has placed almost $12 million of equipment, and millions more in software, within packaging programs at colleges and universities around the nation.
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.
If you follow packaging industry news, you are well aware of a number of ongoing and new initiatives that the International Corrugated Packaging Foundation (ICPF) conducts throughout the year. These initiatives would not be possible without the contributions and time provided by individual companies. And, there are many ways to get involved and help support ICPF's mission.