Industrial Packaging Alliance of North America

The Industrial Packaging Alliance of North America (IPANA) is the primary association representing the interests of manufacturers of new industrial packaging and their suppliers in North America. Its goals include raising the visibility of industrial packaging and emphasizing its importance in the safe and reliable transport of goods throughout North America and the world. Its formation is a leap forward for manufacturers and suppliers interested in establishing a formidable resource to advance the industrial packaging industry, promote technological developments that improve product safety and reliability, and assure that domestic and international regulations are reasonable and necessary.

About Us

The Industrial Packaging Alliance of North America represents the leading manufacturers of new industrial steel drums, plastic drums, fiber drums, and rigid intermediate bulk containers in North America. Membership also includes premier suppliers of industrial packaging components, accessories, raw materials, and equipment. IPANA was formed in 2003 as the result of a partnership between the following trade associations:

  • Industrial Steel Drum Institute;
  • International Fiber Drum Institute;
  • Plastic Drum Institute; and,
  • Rigid Intermediate Bulk Container Association.

IPANA constantly promotes the industrial packaging industry’s critical role in the safe and reliable transportation of essential goods around the world. It also represents the industry before U.S. and international regulatory and standards-setting bodies and promotes technological developments that improve product safety, reliability, and sustainability. The Alliance also serves as a clearinghouse of information. It holds two yearly conferences and numerous webinars that offer members critical information regarding key regulatory and technical issues. These issues can significantly impact a member company’s bottom-line if overlooked.

Our Purpose

IPANA’s purpose is to be the leading membership organization for manufacturers of new industrial packaging in North America. To this end, IPANA:

  • Effectively represents the industrial packaging industry before U.S. and international regulatory bodies;
  • Develops and maintains alliances with other trade associations that represent companies that utilize industrial packaging for the safe transport of their products;
  • Promotes the critical role the industrial packaging industry plays in the safe and reliable shipment of essential goods throughout the world;
  • Fosters vital technical advances in industrial packaging through research and testing to expand market opportunities;
  • Establishes dialogue with allied industries and supply chain partners; and,
  • Promotes the use of industrial packaging designed to be safe, reliable, and sustainable throughout its lifecycle while also meeting market requirements for performance and cost. Once used, the packaging is recycled or reconditioned for reuse, reducing its environmental impact and promoting a circular economy.

Our Membership

IPANA’s membership roster is a “Who’s Who” of the world’s leading manufacturers of new industrial packaging and their suppliers, including:

Members by Affiliation

Manufacturer Members

  • Chicago Steel Container Corp. (4)
  • Coexcell Inc. (2)
  • Elkhart Plastics LLC (3)
  • ENGY Southwest Container Products (4)
  • Geo Plastics, Inc. (2)
  • Greif, Inc. (1, 2, 3, 4)
  • Mauser Packaging Solutions (1, 2, 3, 4)
  • Myers Container LLC (4)
  • O’Bryan Barrel Co. Inc. (4)
  • The PolyCube Company, LLC (2)
  • RIKUTEC America, Inc. (3)
  • Schuetz Container Systems, Inc. (2, 3, 4)
  • Snyder Industries, Inc. (3)

Third-Party Laboratories

Ten-E Packaging Services, Inc. (1, 2, 3)

Affiliation Key:

  1. International Fiber Drum Institute
  2. Plastic Drum Institute
  3. Rigid Intermediate Bulk Container Association
  4. Industrial Steel Drum Institute

Associate Members

  • Berger US, Inc. (DBA Self Industries, Inc.) (4)
  • CDF Corporation (1, 4)
  • Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. (2, 3)
  • Con-Tech International (4)
  • The Dow Chemical Company (2,3)
  • ExxonMobil Chemical Company (2, 3)
  • Grotnes, Inc. (4)
  • Hentzen Coatings, Inc. (4)
  • KNS Companies Inc. (4)
  • LyondellBasell Industries (3)
  • Merco Machines (4)
  • National Coatings Corporation (4)
  • NOVA Chemicals Corporation (2, 3)
  • Nucor (4)
  • REMY International (4)
  • Rieke Packaging (4)
  • Sherwin-Williams Company (4)
  • Tri-Sure® (2, 4)
  • United States Steel Corporation (4)
  • Universal Chemicals & Coatings, Inc. (4)



2022 IPANA Spring Conference

April 4-6, 2022
Pinehurst Resort & Country Club
Village of Pinehurst, N.C.

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Help us to help you promote and advance industrial packaging – a vital logistics resource.
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