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Industrial Packaging Alliance of North America

The Industrial Packaging Alliance of North America represents the interests of manufacturers of new industrial steel drums, plastic drums, fiber drums, and rigid intermediate bulk containers in North America, along with their suppliers. 

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.

Member Companies

Manufacturer Member Companies

  • CurTec USA LLC (2)
  • ENGY Southwest Container Products (1)
  • GEO Plastics (2)
  • Greif Packaging, LLC (1, 2, 3, 4)
  • Mauser Packaging Solutions (1, 2, 3, 4)
  • Myers Industries / Elkhart Plastics (3)
  • North Coast Container (1)
  • O’Bryan Barrel Co. Inc. (1)
  • The PolyCube Company, LLC (2)
  • RIKUTEC America, Inc. (3)
  • Schuetz Container Systems, Inc. (1, 2, 3)
  • Tank Holding Corp. / Snyder Industries (3)

Affiliate Members

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

Associate Member Companies

  • BASF Corporation (3)
  • Berger US, Inc. (1)
  • Caribbean Containers, LLC (1)
  • CDF Corporation (1, 4)
  • Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. (2, 3)
  • Con-Tech International (1)
  • Dow Inc. (2, 3)
  • ExxonMobil Product Solutions Company (2, 3)
  • Florida Tool, Inc. (1)
  • Grotnes, Inc. (1, 4)
  • Hentzen Coatings, Inc. (1)
  • KNS Companies Inc. (1)
  • LyondellBasell Industries (3)
  • Merco Machines NV (1)
  • National Coatings Inc. (1)
  • NOVA Chemicals Corporation (2, 3)
  • Nucor Steel (1)
  • REMY International (1)
  • Rieke Packaging (1)
  • Shell Polymers (2, 3)
  • Steelforce Packaging North America (1)
  • TEN-E Packaging Services, Inc. (2,3)
  • Tri-Sure® Closures (1)
  • United States Steel Corporation (1)
  • Universal Chemicals & Coatings, Inc. (1)
  • Worthington Steel (1)

Affiliate Members

Future Conferences

IPANA 2024 Annual Conference

October 15-17

The St. Regis Houston

Houston, Tex.

Learn more about how to join IPANA and its Affiliate Members