International Molded Fiber Association Adds New University and Student Membership Categories

Global Trade Association Invests in the Next Generation of Sustainable Packaging Professionals

University of Wisconsin-Stout student Gage Rusch with IMFA Chairman Gary Visser at IMFA’s 25th Annual Conference in October 2023.

With 30 years of dedicated service, the International Molded Fiber Association (IMFA) is breaking new ground by extending a unique opportunity to Universities, Colleges, and students engaged in the expanding field of molded fiber packaging technologies. IMFA, representing members across the globe, stands at the forefront of molded fiber packaging and plays a pivotal role in shaping the industry.

As our planet grapples with persistent environmental concerns, sustainability in packaging materials is more vital than ever. IMFA passionately fosters this change by building the availability, relevance, and pervasiveness of renewable materials and innovative fiber sources in packaging.

To amplify IMFA’s impact and engage with tomorrow’s industry leaders today, IMFA is now offering an all-new University Membership, offering unparalleled access to current knowledge and future insights in the molded fiber packaging industry. For an annual fee of $100, qualifying institutions can enjoy full IMFA membership benefits (excluding voting rights).

Membership comes with valuable perks, including recognition on the IMFA website featuring a concise packaging-related course description and enrollment contact. A $100 membership comes with an exclusive offer of $1,000 off a single IMFA Annual Conference registration, which allows members to make connections vital to their institution’s success.

IMFA is also introducing a new Student Membership for an annual fee of $25 geared toward students eager to delve into the world of molded fiber. This individual membership opens doors to a wealth of knowledge and industry connections.

The strong demand for molded fiber packaging products continues to accelerate with expansion in existing markets and new ones growing rapidly. IMFA membership provides opportunities for educators and students to participate in the growth of the industry while engaging with global leaders in the molded fiber packaging sector.

To learn more about University, Student, and general membership opportunities with IMFA, contact or visit

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