Packaging Industry Associations Merge

Posted on February 22, 2010 @ 09:39 am

The Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) and the North American Packaging Association (NAPA) have merged, creating a united, North American-based packaging industry association. The new association will move forward as the Paperboard Packaging Council, offering expanded member benefits and a strengthened industry voice.

“This is one of the most historic, extremely significant moments in PPC’s eighty-plus year history,” said PPC board chair Tony Petrelli. “This merger expands and enhances the work, resources, and impact of our association at a critical time in the packaging industry.”

“It’s a win-win for industry and association members,” said NAPA board chair Dave Ellis. “The synergy established between these two associations throughout the years helped create this unique opportunity to unite as a larger, stronger, and better-positioned voice to address the challenges of our ever-changing global marketplace.”

The merger brings together nearly 200 leading paperboard packaging industry companies, creating a unique set of new opportunities for industry converters and suppliers.

The merger became effective February 19, 2010. Further details will be announced in the coming months.