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The International Molded Fiber Association (IMFA), is proud to announce the IMFA Student Packaging Contest to develop molded fiber structural concept packaging designs for two commercial products. Packaging engineering students at the University of Wisconsin-Stout in Menomonee, Wisconsin, and Rutgers University in New Jersey were provided with Tiki lamps from the Lamplight Company in Menomonee Falls, WI, and Motorcycle parts from the Harley Davison Company in Milwaukee, WI. The students will submit their packaging designs to a panel of professional packaging design members of IMFA, and judged for their creative and functional qualities.

First, second and third place winners will receive awards. The student team leader with the best judged concept design will present it to the attendees at the 22nd International Molded Fiber Seminar being held on March 6-8, 2019 at the Gaylord National Resort in National Harbor, MD USA. The university’s packaging engineering departments with the winning students will be presented with an IMFA certificate acknowledging their participation and a contest winner. For information on the student packaging contest, you can contact Joe Grygny at and for information on the 22nd International Molded Fiber Seminar , you can contact Alan Goodin at

Established in 1997, IMFA’s mission is to promote the global growth of molded fiber products and advocate for environmental sustainability. IMFA members are industry companies that annually produce billions of essential products made from renewable and recyclable resources that sustain the environment. The Association represents the diverse scope of the molded fiber industry – from independent manufacturing owners, to industry affiliates, to large multi-product, international companies. IMFA is the industry leader in it’s the mission to promote, educate, and improve the molded fiber industry and its role in environmental sustainability.