Update on new IAPRI members

Interest from North America remains strong. Dow joined towards the end of 2017 (see Member Profile, p6), and this year, IAPRI welcomed Canadian member Ryerson University, Toronto, and its School of Graphic Communications Management (GCM). Students with GCM as a major can follow an optional ‘Concentration’ on packaging.

Omya International is a global producer of industrial minerals headquartered in Switzerland. The company, which has over 8,000 employees across 50 countries, produces mainly fillers and pigments, derived from calcium carbonate and dolomite, and also distributes specialty chemicals.

In Spain, Safe Load Testing Technologies offers a wide range of transport simulation options, aiming to improve quality, reduce damage and cost. Tests include horizontal stability, clamp, drop, compression, vibration, pitch & roll, impact, shock and data recording. The company is based in Valencia.

Finally, with its head office in Jinan, China, and international headquarters in Boston, USA, Labthink Instruments is a provider of laboratory test equipment and services for packaging manufacturers and consumer goods companies. Labthink says it has taken a lead in drafting more than 10 national standards and has over 100 patents to its name.