Sabert partners with Institute of Packaging Professionals to recognize next generation

Sabert Corp. is now an Institute of Packaging Professionals Gold Partner.

In a Tuesday announcement, the Sayreville-based sustainable food packaging solutions company said a significant component of the partnership will be Sabert’s support of the 2023 Student AmeriStar Awards program — a competition for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing careers as a packaging professional run by the Institute of Packaging Professionals.

Sabert will award $1,000 to the 2023 Student AmeriStar “Best in Show” winner selected by a jury of packaging professionals and industry experts. Additionally, to further encourage innovation in food packaging, Sabert will award an additional $1,000 to the submission that best represents “Excellence in Food Packaging.” All food packaging entries for the 2023 Student AmeriStar Awards program will be considered, including refrigerated food, packaging that saves food, shelf-stable food, frozen food and sustainable food packaging categories.

“This year, Sabert is celebrating four decades of innovating high-quality and sustainable food packaging,” Stephny Halstead, Sabert’s vice president, marketing and new product development, said. “Our partnership with IoPP underscores our dedication to delivering products and real-world solutions that reach the highest levels of safety, performance and design. We are energized by our ability to inspire food packaging professionals of tomorrow as we work together to help people enjoy food in more ways.”

“IoPP is excited to welcome Sabert as a Gold Partner and appreciates the additional support they have committed to the 2023 Student AmeriStar awards program. Our partnership with Sabert aligns with our mission at IoPP to create networking and educational opportunities to help packaging professionals succeed,” IoPP Executive Director Jane Chase said. “Our Gold Partnership with Sabert contributes to achieving our mission by celebrating and investing in the success of students inspired to make their mark on the packaging industry.”

Interested students are encouraged to submit food packaging design projects to the 2023 Student AmeriStar Awards Competition by April 15. A complete list of criteria and requirements can be found here.