toured packaging machinery supplier plants in
The program included a writing competition in which students from 15 North American universities wrote a paper on technical innovations in the packaging industry. The eight winners were awarded a trip to
Student winners for 2007 were: Edward Boldt, Jr. (
The goal of the program is to enrich the packaging education of students and contribute to their professional development. The program is sponsored by the Italian Trade Commission, UCIMA (Italian Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Assn.), and the
The tours allowed students to see, first-hand, blister packaging and capsule fillers for the pharmaceutical industry, tea and coffee packaging machinery, flow wrappers, and end-of-line systems at Cavanna, Eurosicma, Goglio, IMA, MG2, PRB Packaging, Tissue Machinery Co., and SIT.
The Italian Packaging Technology Awards program for 2007-08 will be announced at Pack Expo Las Vegas in October. For more information on this program and other Italian Trade Commission/UCIMA initiatives, call 888/ITALTRADE, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.