Industry Associations

Comprehensive listing of US and international associations for the converting industry

UNITED STATES

100% Recycled Paperboard Alliance (RPA)
Washington, DC; 202-347-8000; www.rpa100.com

Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Assn. (AIPIA)
Utrecht, The Netherlands; +31 (0)30 295 2733; www.aip-worldcongress.org

Adhesive & Sealant Council (ASC)
Bethesda, MD; 301-986-9700; www.ascouncil.org

AIM Global—Assn. for Automatic Identification & Mobility
Warrendale, PA; 724-934-4470; www.aimglobal.org

AIMCAL—Assn. of Intl. Metallizers, Coaters & Laminators
Fort Mill, SC; 803-948-9470; www.aimcal.org

Aluminum Assn.
Arlington, VA; 703-358-2960; www.aluminum.org

American Chemistry Council (ACC)
Washington, DC; 202-249-7000; www.americanchemistry.com

American Forest & Paper Assn.
Washington, DC; 202-463-2700; 800-878-8878; www.afandpa.org

American Management Assn. (AMA)
New York, NY; 212-586-8100; 877-566-9441; www.amanet.org

American Society for Training & Development (ASTD)
Alexandria, VA; 703-683-8100; www.astd.org

Assn. of Independent Corrugated Converters (AICC)
Alexandria, VA; 703-836-2422; 877-836-2422; www.aiccbox.org

ASTM Intl.
West Conshohocken, PA; 610-832-9500; www.astm.org

AVS Science & Technology of Materials, Interfaces, and Processing
New York, NY; 212-248-0200; www.avs.org

BFMA The Assn. for Forms and Business Process Professionals
Lincoln, NE; 888-637-3078; www.bfma.org

California Film Extruders & Converters Assn. (CFECA)
Rolling Hills, CA; 310-227-8884; www.cfeca.org

Composite Can & Tube Inst. (CCTI)
Alexandria, VA; 703-823-7234; www.cctiwdc.org

Consumer Specialty Products Assn. (CSPA)
Washington, DC; 202-872-8110; www.cspa.org

Content Delivery & Storage Assn. (CDSA)
Port Washington, NY; 516-767-6720; www.cdsaonline.org

Converting Equipment Mfrs. Assn. (CEMA)
Fort Mill, SC; 803-948-9470; www.cema-converting.org

Converting Influence
Appleton, WI; 920-265-6407; www.convertinginfluence.com

Digital Printing Council (DPC)
Sewickley, PA; 412-741-6860; www.digitalprintingcouncil.com

Envelope Mfrs. Assn. (EMA)
Alexandria, VA; 703-739-2200; www.envelope.org

Electrostatic Discharge Assn. (ESDA)
Rome, NY; 315-339-6937; www.esda.org

Fibre Box Assn. (FBA)
Elk Grove Village, IL; 847-364-9600; www.fibrebox.org

Film & Bag Federation (FBF), Unit of SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Assn.
Washington, DC; 202-974-5218; www.plasticbag.com

Flexible Packaging Assn. (FPA)
Linthicum, MD; 410-694-0800; www.flexpack.org

Flexographic Pre-Press Platemakers Assn. (FPPA)
Bel Air, MD; 443-640-1045; www.fppa.net

Flexographic Technical Assn. (FTA)
Bohemia, NY; 631-737-6020; www.flexography.org

FlexTech Alliance
San Jose, CA; 408-577-1300; www.flextech.org

Foil & Specialty Effects Assn. (FSEA)
Topeka, KS; 785-271-5816; www.fsea.com

Foodservice Packaging Inst. (FPI)
Falls Church, VA; 703-538-3550; www.fpi.org

Gasket Fabricators Assn. (GFA)
Wayne, PA; 610-971-4850; www.gasketfab.com

Graphic Arts Education & Research Foundation (GAERF)
Reston, VA; 703-264-7200; www.gaerf.org

Gravure Assn. of America (GAA)
Rochester, NY; 201-523-6042; www.gaa.org

GS1 US
Lawrenceville, NJ; 609-620-0200; www.gs1us.org

Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council
Bon Air, VA; 804-338-5778; www.unitdose.org

INDA Assn. of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry
Cary, NC; 919-233-1210; www.inda.org

In-Mold Decorating Assn. (IMDA)
Scottsdale, AZ; 480-473-0301; www.imdassociation.com

Inst. of Packaging Professionals (IoPP)
Naperville, IL; 630-544-5050; www.iopp.org

Inst. of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI)
Washington, DC; 202-662-8500; www.isri.org

Intl. Assn. of Diecutting & Diemaking (IADD)
Crystal Lake, IL; 815-455-7519; 800-828-4233; www.iadd.org

Intl. Corrugated Case Assn. (ICCA)
Elk Grove Village, IL; 847-364-9600; www.iccanet.org

Intl. Corrugated Packaging Foundation (ICPF)
Alexandria, VA; 703-549-8580; www.icpfbox.org

Intl. Safe Transit Assn. (ISTA)
East Lansing, MI; 517-333-3437; www.ista.org

Intl. Society of Automation (ISA)
Research Triangle Pk., NC; 919-549-8411; www.isa.org

Intl. Society of Coating Science & Technology (ISCST)
London, ON, Canada; 803-948-9470; www.iscst.org

IPA—The Assn. of Graphic Solutions Providers
Edina, MN; 952-896-1908; 800-255-8141; www.ipa.org

Label Printing Industries of America (LPIA)
Pittsburgh, PA; 412-259-1802; www.printing.org/lpia

Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA)
Charlotte, NC; 704-676-1190; www.mhia.org

NAPL—The Trade Assn. for Excellence in Graphic Communications Management
Paramus, NJ; 201-634-9600; 800-642-6275; www.napl.org

National Assn. of Printing Ink Mfrs. (NAPIM)
Woodbridge, NJ; 732-855-1525; www.napim.org

NEMA—The Assn. of Electrical and Medical Imaging Equipment Mfrs.
Rosslyn, VA; 703-841-3200; www.nema.org

North American Security Products Organization (NASPO)
Washington, DC; 202-608-1322; www.naspo.info

NPES The Assn. for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing & Converting Technologies
Reston, VA; 703-264-7200; www.npes.org

NPTA Alliance—The Assn. for the Paper, Packaging & Supplies Distribution Channel
Chicago, IL; 312-321-4092; 800-355-6782; www.goNPTA.com

Paper Industry Management Assn. (PIMA)
Norcross, GA; 770-209-7230; www.pimaweb.org

Paper Shipping Sack Mfrs. Assn. (PSSMA)
Coopersburg, PA; 610-282-6845; www.pssma.com

Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC)
Springfield, MA; 413-686-9191; www.paperbox.org

Personal Care Products Council
Washington, DC; 202-331-1770; www.personalcarecouncil.org

Pharmaceutical Printed Literature Assn. (PPLA)
Batavia, IL; 630-777-5709; www.pplaonline.org

PMMI Assn. for Packaging & Processing Technologies
Arlington, VA; 703-243-8555; 888-275-7664; www.pmmi.org

PostCom, Assn. for Postal Commerce
Arlington, VA; 703-524-0096; www.postcom.org

Pressure Sensitive Tape Council (PSTC)
Naperville, IL, 630-544-5048; www.pstc.org

Print Services & Distribution Assn. (PSDA)
Chicago, IL; 800-230-0175; www.psda.org

Print UV Assn.
River Falls, WI; 715-425-5600; www.printuv.com

Printing Industries of America (PIA)
Sewickley, PA; 412-741-6860; 800-910-4283; www.printing.org

Printing Industry of the Carolinas (PICA)
Charlotte, NC; 704-357-1150; www.picanet.org

Radtech Intl. North America
Bethesda, MD; 240-497-1242; www.radtech.org

Retail Packaging Assn. (RPA)
Cincinnati, OH; 513-527-4333; www.retailpackaging.org

Snack Food Assn. (SFA)
Arlington, VA; 703-836-4500; 800-628-1334; www.sfa.org

Society of Chemical Mfrs. & Affiliates (SOCMA)
Washington, DC; 202-721-4100; www.socma.com

Society of Mfg. Engineers (SME)
Dearborn, MI; 313-425-3000; 800-733-4763; www.sme.org

Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE)
Newtown, CT; 203-775-0471; www.4spe.org

Society of Vacuum Coaters (SVC)
Albuquerque, NM; 505-856-7188; www.svc.org

Specialty Graphic Imaging Assn. (SGIA)
Fairfax, VA; 703-385-1335; www.sgia.org

SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Assn.
Washington, DC; 202-974-5200; www.plasticsindustry.org

Tag & Label Mfrs. Inst. (TLMI)
Gloucester, MA; 978-282-1400; www.tlmi.com

 

 

TAPPI PLACE
Norcross, GA; 770-446-1400; 800-332-8686; www.tappiplace.org

Technical Assn. of the Graphic Arts (TAGA)
Sewickley, PA; 412-259-1706; www.printing.org/taga

Thermoforming Inst.
Irvine, CA; 949-261-6979; www.thermoforminginstitute.org

Tube Council
Granby, QC, Canada; 514-402-8112; www.tube.org

US Chamber of Commerce
Washington, DC; 202-659-6000; 800-638-6582; www.uschamber.com

Vinyl Inst.
Alexandria, VA; 571-970-3400; www.vinylinfo.org

Waterless Printing Assn.
Woodstock, IL; 815-337-7681; 800-850-0660; www.waterless.org

Women In Packaging
Kennesaw, GA; 678-594-6872; www.womeninpackaging.org

INTERNATIONAL

ACIMGA—Italian Mfrs. Assn. of Machinery for the Graphic, Converting & Paper Industry
Assago (Milan), Italy; +39-02-82283749; www.acimga.it

African Packaging Organisation (APO)
Emerald Hill, Republic of South Africa; +27 41 379 5599; www.africapack.org

Aluminum Assn. of Canada
Montreal, QC, Canada; 514-288-4842; www.aac.aluminium.qc.ca

Asociación de Corrugadores del Caribe, Centro y Sur América (ACCCSA)
San José, Costa Rica; +506-2588-2436; www.acccsa.org

ASIMPRES, Asociacion Gremial de Industriales Gráficos de Chile
Santiago, Chile; +56-2-225-7706; www.asimpres.cl

Asociación Mexicana de Envase y Embalaje (AMEE)
Mexico D.F., Mexico; +52 (55) 5545-6258; www.amee.org.mx

Associação Brasileira da Indústria Gráfica (ABIGRAF)
São Paulo, Brazil; +55 11 3232-4500; www.abigraf.org.br

Associação Brasileira de Embalagem (ABRE)

São Paulo, Brazil; +55-11-3082-9722; www.abre.org.br

Australian Inst. of Packaging
Oxley, Queensland, Australia; +61-07-3278-4490; www.aipack.com.au

Canadian Plastics Industry Assn.
Mississauga, ON, Canada; 905-678-7748; www.plastics.ca

Canadian Printing Industries Assn. (CPIA)
Ottawa, ON, Canada; 613-236-7208; www.cpia-aci.ca

CONLATINGRAF
Montevideo, Uruguay; +598-2-9028160; www.conlatingraf.org

EDANA
Brussels, Belgium; +32-2-734-9310; www.edana.org

European Aluminium Assn. (EAA)
Brussels, Belgium; +32-02-775-6363; www.eaa.net

European Aluminium Foil Assn. (EAFA)
Düsseldorf, Germany; +49-211-4796-150; www.alufoil.org

European Flexographic Technical Assn. (EFTA)
Somerset, UK; +44 01458-241455; www.efta.co.uk

European Metallizers Assn.
The Hague, Netherlands; +31 070-312-3917; www.eurometallizers.org

Flexible Packaging Europe (FPE)
Düsseldorf, Germany; +49 211 4796 150; www.flexpack-europe.org

Graphispack Asociación
Barcelona, Spain; +34 93 233 2250; www.graphispack.org

Instituto Argentino del Envase (IAE)
Buenos Aires, Argentina; +54-11-4957-0350; www.packaging.com.ar

Inst. of Packaging S.A. (IPSA)
Sandton, South Africa; +27-11-209-1306; www.ipsa.org.za

Intl. Hologram Mfrs. Assn. (IHMA)
Sunbury, UK; +44 01932 785680; www.ihma.org

Intl. Society of Coating Science & Technology (ISCST)
Corning, NY; 607-974-9730; www.iscst.org

Nanotechnology Industries Assn. (NIA)
Brussels, Belgium; +32 2 810 218 531; www.nanotechia.org

Netherlands Packaging Centre
Gouda, Netherlands; +31 0182-512411; www.nvc.nl

PAC—The Packaging Assn.
Toronto, ON, Canada; 416-490-7860; www.pac.ca

Paper & Paperboard Packaging Environmental Council
Brampton, ON, Canada; 905-458-0087; www.ppec-paper.com

PaperImpact—Speciality Paper Mfrs. Assn.
Brussels, Belgium; +32-2-639-8754; www.paperimpact.org

Polish Packaging R&D Center (COBRO)
Warsaw, Poland; +48-22-8420771; www.cobro.org.pl

Radtech Europe
The Hague, Netherlands; +31 070-312-3920; www.radtech-europe.com

SYBA Packaging Assn.
Prague, Czech Republic; +420-224-919-529; www.syba.cz

Unión de Industriales Litógraficos de México (UILMAC)
Juárez, Mexico; +52 5611-5911; www.uilmac.com.mx

World Packaging Organisation (WPO)
Stockholm, Sweden; +46-8-676-7000; www.worldpackaging.org

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