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 (IPANA) was formed in 2003 through a partnership of the organizations representing the nation’s industrial packaging manufacturers.

The industrial packaging groups that formed and make up IPANA are:

  • International Fiber Drum Institute (IFDI);
  • Plastic Drum Institute (PDI);
  • Rigid Intermediate Bulk Container Association (RIBCA); and,
  • Industrial Steel Drum Institute (ISDI).

Together, these groups represent the core of industrial packaging in North America and the manufacturing companies that belong to these groups comprise a significant proportion of the industrial packaging capacity on the continent.

Our Purpose

Our purpose is to be the leading membership organization for manufacturers of new industrial packaging in North America. To do this, we will:

  • Effectively represent the industrial packaging industry before domestic and international regulatory bodies;
  • Develop and maintain effective, ongoing alliances with organizations comprised of companies that utilize industrial packaging for the safe transport of their products;
  • Promote the critical role the industrial packaging industry plays in the safe, efficient, and reliable shipment of a broad range of goods within North America and throughout the world;
  • Foster vital technical advances in industrial packaging through research and testing to safely and efficiently expand market opportunities; and,
  • Encourage dialogue with allied industries and supply chain partners.



2018 Spring Technical Conference
April 16-18, 2018
The Hilton Alexandria Old Town
Alexandria, VA
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IPANA 2018 Annual Conference
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2019 Spring Technical Conference
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February 15, 2018 in Uncategorized

2018 Spring Technical Conference

It is time to plan for warmer weather and IPANA’s Spring Technical Conference. This event will be held at the Hilton Old Town Hotel in Alexandria, Virginia on April 16-18. We are adding a new outing for the first time! For both golfers and non-golfers in the group, don’t miss…

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February 12, 2018 in Uncategorized

Jan/Feb 2018

IPANA NEWS Several IPANA members have committed to exhibit at the inaugural Industrial Pack in Atlanta, Georgia on April 4 and 5. Industrial Pack is the only free event in the US that focuses on industrial, transit and protective packaging. The event will feature conference sessions, an awards program and…

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December 4, 2017 in Uncategorized

Nov/Dec 2017

IPANA NEWS At the recent IPANA Fall Conference, Mr. Kyle Stavig, CEO of Myers Container, LLC, was elected the new Chairman of IPANA. Mr. Chris Lind, Director, Technology and Regulatory Affairs at Mauser USA, LLC, will continue to serve on the IPANA Board as Vice-Chairman. Mr. Lind previously served as…

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If you or your company are interested in joining, please contact Susan Nauman.

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