About the Packaging Hub

The site and its content are assembled and monitored by The Packaging Society, a division of the Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining (IOM3). It was established in collaboration with WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme).

It’s estimated that the global packaging industry will be worth US$997 billion by 2020. As well as sharing knowledge and resources, we hope to reduce waste by sharing good practice know-how, especially with users new to packaging.

The resources are filed under several materials categories - metals, paper and board, plastics and glass. We also have other materials content including textiles, wood, ceramics and electronics. Additional sections cover machinery and design. You will also find links to other organisations that can help with your packaging needs or questions.

Most data on the site is sourced from elsewhere on the internet, but we will also be posting original articles on specific areas of packaging. If you can't find what you're looking for, please contact our help desk where we can instigate an information response.

Background information

The Packaging Society is the Packaging division of IOM3 and offers education and training, conferences, the Starpack Awards and packaging advice.

WRAP works with businesses, individuals and communities to help them reap the benefits of reducing waste, developing sustainable products and using resources in an efficient way. Established as a not-for-profit company in 2000, WRAP is backed by government funding from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.


The design, development and production of this website originally benefited from assistance and contributions from various experts across the packaging industry and associated sectors.  In particular, we would like to thank Keith Barnes, Alan Moffat, Steph Egee and Chris Penfold for their contributions.