Canadian Packaging

TORONTO—PAC, Packaging Consortium  and the Canadian Printable Electronics Industry Association have launched intelliPACK, A SMART PACKAGING Innovation Accelerator, North America’s only dedicated network to accelerate the development and broad adoption of SMART PACKAGING innovations.

Formed as a joint collaboration by PAC – CPEIA and its members, the intelliPACK program was developed by 16 industry organizations, co-chaired by Unilever and Atlantic Packaging. The intelliPACK Leadership Council has evolved from an idea into North America’s only business network with a vision as A SMART PACKAGING Innovation Accelerator.

There is now an open invitation for those interested in participating in this exciting packaging initiative.

The intelliPACK Purpose:

  • The intelliPACK definition of SMART PACKAGING is an active or intelligent interactive packaging system that delivers benefits and added functionality to the value chain.
  • Our Goal is to accelerate the development and broad adoption of SMART PACKAGING innovations.

“Smart packaging innovation is in its dynamic infancy. Marketers want security and to excite and engage consumers with their products. Others in the supply chain want compliance, quicker and easy access to information,” states PAC president and chief executive officer James D. Downham. “These new expectations require packaging companies to consider how a package or retail display can become a digitally connected device. Our vision is clear for intelliPACK as A SMART PACKAGING Innovation Accelerator.”

Adds CPEIA president and chief executive officer Peter Kallai: “Through the intelliPACK Leadership Council, industrial companies can be the first to gain unique market insights and accelerate the development of their smart packaging and retail solutions. This is a fantastic opportunity to grow your network with the top players from across the eco-system and build relationships that will power your firm’s competitive advantage.”

Cost of entry is low while value is high. All PAC and CPEIA members are welcome to join.

  • Companies and research institutions that hold membership in both the CPEIA and PAC can join the Leadership Council at no cost.
  • Members in either PAC or CPEIA can join at an annual cost of $500. This modest investment will be used to fund an active slate of programing intended to educate and generate new business and new opportunities for members.

2017 program activities for intelliPACK include a webinar, a training workshop and a Summit to educate industry and build linkages across the supply chain. A facilities tour of printable and flexible electronics capability will be held at the National Research Council of Canada. Project team opportunities will also be forthcoming. For those that are currently not a PAC or a CPEIA member, those respective association benefits include full value-added industry related activities. See below for more information.

You also get to join these organizations as founding members that created the intelliPACK guidelines and Purpose:

  • Anthem Worldwide;
  • Array Marketing;
  • Atlantic Packaging;
  • DuPont;
  • Emterra Group;
  • ITEGA;
  • Jones Packaging;
  • Molson Coors Brewing Co.;
  • National Research Council of Canada (NRC);
  • Printability and Graphic Communications Institute (ICI);
  • Sun Chemical Corp.;
  • TUKU;
  • Unilever
  • Xerox Research Centre of Canada.

To learn more about intelliPACK and access its cases and whitepaper, visit or

About PAC
PAC, Packaging Consortium is a not-for-profit corporation, founded in 1950.PAC is North American-centric with global access. PAC advocates for all materials and for package neutrality through an all-inclusive, transparent and collaborative process. Its 2,300 members come from all sectors of the packaging value chain, from start of life to next life. Its networking process includes PAC webinars, seminars, conferences, competitions, facility tours, education programs, trade shows, technical work groups and social activities.
For further information and media inquiries, please contact PAC president and chief executive officer James D. Downham via e-mail at

Established in 2014, the Canadian Printable Electronics Industry Association (CPEIA) brings together key Canadian and international players in industry, academia and government to build a strong Canadian printable, flexible and wearable electronics sector and ecosystem. The Association is the united voice for the sector and implements critical development strategies to facilitate growth through networking, stimulate R&D and investment, build a strong supply chain and drive the broad adoption of PE by end customers in a range of Canadian industries, including Intelligent Packaging, Intelligent Buildings, Aerospace and Defence, Automotive and Industrial Applications, Health and Wellness, Intelligent Documents, and Consumer Electronics and Wearables.
To become a member of the CPEIA, contact president and chief executive officer Peter Kallai via e-mail at or +1 613-795-8181.


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