CONFERENCE REPORT RIPA and IPANA pooled their annual meetings this year, giving the US packaging professional a much bigger bang for his or her buck. Paul W Rankin reports on what was a thoroughly fascinating few days in Florida
SHOW REVIEW A ridiculously expensive city where a pint of beer will typically set you back €9, Paris was once again the setting for the biennial Emballage exhibition when it took place at the Parc des Expositions de Paris Nord Villepinte this past November 19-22
MANUFACTURING US-based Skolnik Industries may not be the largest steel drum maker in the world, but its customer-orientated approach to problem solving and attention to quality marks it out as a leader in its field
CONFERENCE REPORT History was the unofficial theme of the recent RIPA Annual Conference in St Petersburg, Florida. At 70 years of age, the group is one of the oldest continuously operating trade associations in North America.
The UK’s FDL Packaging Group reports that demand for its Siepe range of open top tapered steel drums has increased by 20 per cent over the past five years as warehouse managers actively seek ways to use space more efficiently.
EXHIBITION REPORT Home to alt beer, a 1920s pseudo-Sumerian temple complex and this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, the German city of Düsseldorf this past May 12-18 was once again the setting for the triennial Interpack show
The recent major earthquake and tsunami in Japan could well have serious ramifications for local steel drum manufacturers, with domestic demand shrinking due to the sheer scale of the damage caused by this unprecedented disaster.