Membership of the Institute


Membership Application | Annual Subscriptions | Grades, Grade Definitions & Affixes | Updating your member details | Membership Opinion Survey


Membership is open to all persons either engaged within the industry, or who have an interest in packaging. Corporate membership is also available.

Primary disciplines to which our membership base belong are -

* Graphic/packaging design;

*  Purchasing of packaging;

*  Printing and converting;

*  Packaging research and technology;

*  The supply of packaging materials and machinery, and the supply of  consumables used in the packaging process;

Application for Membership

Individuals wishing to join the Institute should please complete the official application form.  This can be done by clicking HERE to download a hard copy, which should then please be submitted as indicated thereon.

For company membership, please click HERE for the appropriate Application Form.


Payment of subscriptions is only called for once membership has been granted – a tax invoice and membership certificate will be issued.

Persons joining after the 30 September in any year will, in making payment of subscription for the current year, also have their membership extended for the whole of the following year, the only additional cost applying the following year being any increase in annual subscriptions for that grade of membership decided upon by the National Executive, for that (new) year.

To view the current annual subscriptions, please click HERE.


Grades of Membership, and Annual Subscriptions

There are various grades of membership, and the annual subscriptions vary according to the grade of membership.

Please click on the headings below for more information on the subjects shown:-

*   Grades

*   Annual subscriptions


(A detailed brochure explaining grades, showing subs applicable , and containing an application form, can be viewed by clicking HERE)


Membership Opinion Survey

We are obviously very concerned about satisfying the needs of our membership, so we invite (and in fact, encourage) you to complete the ongoing member opinion survey which appears as a sub menu item hereafter (or click HERE).  We would most appreciate your opinion as we are constantly striving to improve.