Educational Partner Portal

CPA's Educational Resource Partners

CPA invites industry partners to join in sharing educational resources within the contract packaging and manufacturing industry. Suppliers and manufacturers together identify challenges and seek solutions - all directed to advancing the use of contract packaging and manufacturing.

We thank our Educational Resource Partners for their support in this endeavor!

Eric F. Greenberg, P.C.

Attorney Eric Greenberg and his law firm Eric F. Greenberg, P.C. have a practice that is concentrated in Food and Drug Law, packaging law and commercial litigation.  He represents packaging manufacturers, converters and users on matters relating to regulatory compliance with the requirements of the US Food and Drug Administration and other agencies.  These matters involve labeling, food contact materials, ingredients and enforcement issues.  Through his client work and other affiliations, he has long been a unique and valuable observer of the legal and regulatory pressures confronting packagers.

Eric is a member of the Adjunct Faculty of the Chicago-Kent College of Law, where he teaches Food and Drug Law and Administrative Law, and Michigan State University School of Packaging, where he teaches undergraduate Packaging Law and Regulation.  He has served as General Counsel to the Contract Packaging Association for over 15 years. 

Educational Resource

One of Eric’s long-time affiliations has been his service as a Contributing Editor of Packaging World, for which he writes monthly columns analyzing current legal developments affecting the packaging industries.  We are pleased to provide reprints of those columns here as an educational resource for our members.

Click here to view Eric's Educational Resources. 


The Institute of Packaging Professionals is dedicated to creating networking and educational opportunities that help packaging professionals succeed. Its vision is to be the central unifying force in packaging for the benefit of its members, the packaging community and society. 

IoPP is committed to leadership in packaging through the continuing education and growth of its members and other packaging professionals.

Educational Resource

IoPP is dedicated to serving the professional development needs of the packaging community, offering programs that give professionals the tools they need to grow their careers and increase their value within their organizations.

What it takes to survive, and thrive, in today's competitive environment is a solid base of knowledge across all areas of packaging.

Exploring professional development opportunities through education demonstrate your commitment to a lifetime of learning by broadening your expertise and helping you stay on the cutting edge in your field.

Click here to view IoPP's Educational Resources. 

Packaging World

Reaching 55,000 print subscribers and 115,000 unique visitors each month on, Packaging World is the leading media brand for connecting with packaging professionals.

Editorial coverage includes a smart mix of application features, new products and technologies, plus package design, regulations, serialization, automation and controls, and other relevant topics for packaging decision-makers across all markets. Packaging World magazine, Contract Packaging magazine, and their related digital resources are published by PMMI Media Group.

Educational Resource

Packaging World is proud to offer a series of Playbooks, educational guidebooks for the packaging and processing industries, with topics ranging from primary packaging line equipment to end of line equipment to labeling to serialization and much more. The Playbooks are updated regularly and are free to download. 

Click here to view Packaging World's Educational Resources.


PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, represents the voice of more than 700 North American manufacturers of equipment, components and materials for processing and packaging.

PMMI works to advance a variety of industries by connecting consumer goods companies with manufacturing solutions through a world-class portfolio of trade shows, leading trade media and a wide range of resources to empower its members.

Educational Resource

PMMI provides continuing education and resources to fortify and grow your workforce. In doing so, PMMI increases awareness in the community about processing and the processing and packaging industry and the high-tech career opportunities available.

At PMMI U, we strive to deliver education and training in a cost-effective, flexible manner using technology to assist us in the process.  PMMI U is your source for convenient, flexible learning.

Click here to view PMMI's Educational Resources.


Plastic Technologies, Inc. (PTI) is recognized worldwide as the preferred source for plastic package design, package development, rapid prototyping, pre-production prototyping, and material evaluation engineering for the plastic packaging industry.

PTI is recognized today as the premier PET technical development and support resource in that industry. 

Educational Resource

PTI offers expert training. Regardless of your plastic packaging area of interest, odds are that Plastic Technologies, Inc. (PTI) already has a training module that can benefit you and/or your employees.

Course offering include: Technology and Application of PET (injection and blow molding), Plastic Packaging for Hot-Fill / Aseptic Beverages, Thin Wall Barrier Packaging, Blow molding and injection molding Operator training: PET Processing, Packaging design and development, Aseptic packaging, How the recycling value chain works (including processing and regulatory aspects), Barrier technologies and applications, Oriented polypropylene container development and processing, Biopolymers for packaging applications.

Click here to view PTI's Educational Resources.