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The Indian Institute of Packaging was incorporated as a society under the Societies Registration Act 1860, on 14th May 1966. The Institute has its head office and principal laboratories at Mumbai and regional testing and development laboratories at Calcutta, New Delhi and Chennai. The Institute over the years has built up a very strong and capable expertise in various fields of packaging Sciences and Technologies, and with the excellent infrastructural facilities available, is geared to cater to the various needs of the package manufacturing and package user industries, both with regard to domestic distribution and export market requirements. The Institute is closely linked with international organisations. It is recognised by the UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organisation) and the ITC (International Trading Centre) for consultancy and training. The IIP is a member of the Asian Packaging Federation (APF), the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IOPP) USA, the Insitute of Packaging (IOP) UK, Technical Association of PULP AND Paper Industry (TAPPI), USA and the World Packaging Organisation (WPO).Top

Package embellishments, Label design, Trade, Logo Mark Designs. Through the graphic design studio the institute extends the design services to the industry in the package embellishment, designs for logotypes, trade-marks, labels, stationery, etc. including final art-work. Top

IIP, through its below-mentioned facilities, provides services on design and development of prototype packs, application modules, equipment design/fabrication and ancillaries.

Lathe Machine
Shaping Machine
Milling Machine
Shearing Machine
Metal cutting Machine
Drilling Machine
Equipments for Cutting, Creassing, Scoring, Stitching, etc. for CFB Boxes
Carpentary (Circular Saw, Wood Planner
Prototype Facilities
Blister Packaging
Skin Packaging
Shrink Tunnel
Thock Tester
Vacuum and Gas Flush Packaging
Pilot Plant Jute Development Centre
A Pilot centre for development of Jute and Jute felt Composition materials. The composites are both thermoplastic and thermoset based.
Hydralic Press
Impregnation Unit
Needle Punching Machine
Sliding Table
Testing and Performance Evaluation
Packaging Materials, Physical And Mechanical, Physico - Chemical, Chemical, Biological, Barrier, Thermal, Optical, Others.
Retail Consumer packs, Transport Packs, Ancillary Materials And Components.
Testing and Performance Evaluation/UN and other Certifications
IIP provides service facilities for domestic/export package certification to comply with National and International codes and regulations.
Shelf Life Evaluation
Package assessment for shelf life under Varying climatic condition In different packaging media.
Products covered: Food, Pharmaceuticals, Chemicals, Others.
Exclusive hands-on-Training on Packaging Material Evaluation
Evaluation of Packages for Distribution
Shelf Life
Laboratory Equipment Selection
Laboratory Layout
Consumer Package Development
Specific Research and Development programmes for: Package Development - Unit Intermediate Bulk for Foods - Fresh and Processed Top


Curriculum: The curriculum is so designed, that successful candidates would be well equipped in all facets of packaging activities and with some additional experience they can become self employed professionals in the field. Sound technical knowledge is provided through theory sessions (60% of curriculum - classroom session and library reference) and the rest through practical sessions (laboratory exercises/industrial visits/ project work and industrial training).
Title:The two year programme leads to a POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN PACKING. A formal recognition is being sought from the Ministry of Education, Government of India. Minimum Qualification: A candidate seeking admission for the postgraduate programme, should have passed the graduate examination in science (12+3 years degree) with any two of the subjects (PHYSICS/CHEMISTRY/MATHEMATICS or AGRICULTURE/SCIENCE MICROBIOLOGY or ENGINEERING or TECHNOLOGY) from a recognised University, with minimum 55% marks. Those with equivalent overseas qualifications, would also be eligible for admission.
With the increasing importance of packaging, there would be growing opportunities for packaging professionals in their career. It is a difficult task to acquire additional knowledge in a specific field, for people who are employed or engaged in some other activities. The distance education programme, offers the best opportunity to such people to update their knowledge, position, experience and help them to master a new field and shoulder new responsibilities on completing the course.
Course Curriculum: It involves the multifaceted domain of packaging viz. fundamentals, design, development, packaging materials, ancillary materials, packaging processes, packaging testing and evaluation, marketing, economics, management, environment protection, concerned laws and other related information. It is designed to develop packaging personnel, to provide opportunities in marketing, purchase, design, development, quality assurance and package processing of any industrial unit manufacturer or user.
Methodology: Candidates for the correspondence course would be given material for reading and a list of literature, in advance.
Admission: Candidates possesing a bachelor degree of any recognised university, preferably in SCIENCE/ENGINEERING/TECHNOLOGY/RELATED FIELDS are eligible for admission. Candidates with no formal degree may be considered if they provide evidence of sufficient practical experience, in packaging.
All these programmes are accredited by the ASIAN PACKAGING FEDERATION
Certified Programme on Packaging Objective
Globalisation of the economy in India and abroad has brought with it the oppurtunity to share our expertise. IIP is offering the certificate programme with this agenda in mind. It also provides the base for developing manpower with an updated knowledge back up in packaging.
Participants: Government Departments (export promotion/civil and defence supplies/small industry promotion/technical development/rural development) Universities/Research Institutes/Standards Organisations, connected with technology/engineering/design and developing standards.
Industry and Trade engaged in manufacture/users/transportation/research & development/quality control/purchase/marketing of packaging materials-packages-distribution-marketing of industrial and consumer goods.
Qualification: Graduation or equivalent in Science or Technology or Economics/ Commerce. Diploma holders from Polytechnic and Technical Institute. Qualification relaxable in exceptional cases.
Syllabus: The course consists of 120 sessions on various aspects of packaging. Experts from different domains are involved in the deliberation. It also involves orientation on the concept of packaging, demonstrations on the methods of testing and evaluation discussion on case study. Industrial visits to atleast 15 production units offer the opportunity to have an online experience on the process related to packaging. Visits to port and cargo gives the idea about the role of packaging in transporting goods.
Performance Evaluation: Performance test paper/Quiz paper/Project Work/Viva- voce are part of the process of evaluation. Minimum qualifying mark on the basis of written tests/classroom performance/viva-voce is 40% in each individual subject and 50% on the aggregate.
Certificate: A certificate of attendance is given to the participant on the concluding day of the programme subject to consistency in attendance. The participants receive the final Certificate, after proper evaluation of the performances papers.
SCHOLARSHIP FOR OVERSEAS PARTICIPANTS: The programme has been approved by the Government of India for inclusion in the Technical Co-operation Schemes under the Colombo plan, the special Commonwealth African Assistance Plan (SCAAP) and the Indian Technical and Economic Co-operation Programme (ITEC) [for Overseas participants] Suitable Participants under COLOMBO PLAN/SCAAP/ITEC are provided scholarship by the Government of India. The Embassy Office/High Commission Office in respective countries, may be approached for admission.
Women Entrepreneurship Development Programme In Packaging
Indian Institute of Packaging offers a course for aspiring women participants. HIGHLIGHTS OF THE PROGRAMME: A programme exclusively conducted for women who wish to start a small scale industry to become a self reliant individuals.
Eligibility: Graduate in any discipline. Inputs in various packaging material/ techniques/processes finance/accounts/licencing/ schemes/marketing/project preparation, factory visits to gain first hand information. Up-to-date course material and Library facility will be provided. Laboratory demonstration will be organised. Top


A bi-monthly, techno-commercial journal,it covers technical articles by national and international experts, current developments in Indian and overseas packaging, abstracts of selected articles from international packaging magazines, an update of articles in international journals, activities of the Institute, and much more. Packaging India, is circulated free to MEMBERS of IIP and also exchanged with counterpart Packaging Institutes the world over. Every issue of packaging india focuses on development in specific areas of packaging.
Feature Articles Packaging Developments: India
Packaging Developments: Overseas
Packaging Abstracts
Did You Know?
IIP News (With Regional Highlights)
Information Update
Sources Of Packaging
Events And Exhibitions
Specialised technical monographs and text books are regularly published by IIP, each devoted to a specific packaging medium, or product packaging, such as Modern Food Packaging, Aluminium in Packaging,Tin Plates in Packaging etc. Monographs and textbooks, have contributions from Indian and Overseas experts.
Papers presented in various national and international seminars and conferences organised by IIP are compiled edited and published. They provide in-depth information on a specific subject of packaging, or specific group of packaging developments and issues.
Directories are a unique source of reference books, to assist locating and reaching the source of manufacture and supplier of packaging materials, package forms, packaging machinery and ancillaries. The recent updated directories of IIP are Packaging Material Directory (IPD) and Indian Packaging M/C Directory (IPMD). The former is the source of, packaging materials and media, and the latter on M/C Systems and Ancillaries. Top

INDIASTAR AWARDS- For Packaging Design Excellence
A biennial contest, for excellence in package design, development and innovations. Winners of Indiastar entitled for participation in ASIASTAR and WORLDSTAR. Indian entries submission co-ordinated by IIP. INDIASTAR 2001.
PACMACHINE - For Packaging Machinery Design and Development.
Award instituted by the institute for excellence in design and development of packaging machinery and components. A biennial event.
ASIASTAR AWARDS - Regional Awards through Asian Packaging Federation (APF)
Award Instituted and given by Asian Packaging Federation (APF) for recognizing excellence in package design development and innovation.
WORLDSTAR AWARDS - Global awards through world packaging organisation (WPO)
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  Household Products
  Consumer Electronic
       Durable Goods/Appliances
  Distribution Systems
       Medical Devices
  Hazardous Materials
Contact Person Indian Institute of Packaging
Address E-2, MIDC Area, Andheri (East), Mumbai - 400 093, Maharashtra, India.
Contact Number 91-22- 8219803 / 8216751
Fax 91-22-8375302
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