The UK division of the US-based IoPP will be made up of firms from the supply chain and packaging designers to manufacturers, material suppliers, converters, brand owners and retailers.
The institute will be involved in running webinars on topics including packaging, user group seminars, industry conferences, member networking events and educational packages.
Kevin Vyse, managing director of the UK IoPP, said: “IoPP has striven to be the unified and consistent voice in packaging in North America and, subsequently, we are bringing IoPP to the UK incorporating the true spirit of the institute.
“Our vision is to have IoPP UK become a truly global standard-bearer for packaging professionals around the world.”
IoPP has members and customers from more than 40 countries.