Matthews’ initiative in the academia field comes from its mission to support the community in providing the next generation of printing and packaging professionals with the know-how and importance of coding and traceability on consumer products.
CoPPAC provides a platform for companies to network and engage with students within the School of Packaging at Michigan State University. Their goal is to give companies and passionate individuals the opportunity to present about their presence and impact within the industry while also making meaningful connections with the students.
Scott Duddy, Managing Director at Matthews, kicked off the session by introducing the company to the students, including the long history and unique, diverse business profile of the corporation. He then went into detail of the importance marking and coding for packaging and the various ways it’s used in everyday items, and what types of equipment is used to make it all possible.
Duddy commented, “This was a great opportunity to work with and present to the CoPPAC group at Michigan State University. Not only were we able to present our marking and coding technologies but also talk about the industry and how it impacts daily life and how it impacts the future careers of the students.”