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 1,153 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.
ICPF Offers Webinar Opportunity on Prioritizing Sustainability
To share the industry’s progress and efforts with students, ICPF would like to offer a virtual webinar opportunity for further education about sustainability in the corrugated industry as it continues to innovate new and effective ways to protect our environment.
As employers continue to engage in important conversations about how to build a workforce for the future, ICPF would like to highlight national resources and solutions discussed at The Manufacturing Institute's 2023 Workforce Summit which may be helpful for our corporate partners and their hiring needs.
ICPF's updated Corrugated Industry Curricula is now available to better fit the needs of our University Partners and their students. The course material provides a comprehensive overview of the corrugated packaging industry with details on production, design, performance specifications, testing processes, and corrugated's role as a high tech, high performance, renewable, recyclable and sustainable packaging choice.
ICPF Funds New Kongsberg Table at Appalachian State University
Students in the Graphic Communications Management (GCM) Program at Appalachian State University will be using new equipment this Fall, provided by the International Corrugated Packaging Foundation (ICPF).
Additional Focus to Grow the Industry’s Labor Force
I’ve heard growing concerns from leaders the past few years on the challenges regarding workforce development. And, as the newly appointed president of the International Corrugated Packaging Foundation (ICPF), I’m here to tell you that I’m listening and ready to work with you to address those challenges.
ICPF Announces Caitlin Salaverria as new President
The International Corrugated Packaging Foundation (ICPF), co-sponsored by AICC – The Independent Packaging Association and Fibre Box Association (FBA), today announced Caitlin Salaverria, Director of Marketing and Communications at FBA, will join ICPF as its new President.