Amcor Partners with Michigan State University to Drive Innovation and Talent in Sustainable Packaging

CHICAGO, August 3, 2021 / PRNewswire / Amcor (NYSE: AMCR) (ASX: AMC) and Michigan State University (MSU) School of Packaging today announced a new partnership, reflecting the parties’ shared commitment to future talent, greater innovation and responsible packaging.

Amcor plans to invest more $ 10 million at MSU’s Packing School – the largest investment in the history of the university’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR), under which the Packing School is located. The funding, which is part of Amcor’s commitment to supporting the next generation of responsible packaging talent, will be used to help the school pursue its high academic standards and enable facility modernization upgrades that ensure that students have access to cutting-edge technology. .

The partnership between these two leading organizations will also support the creation of a chair endowed with the sustainability of packaging to advance research and innovation on the subject.

Ron Delia, the CEO of Amcor, said:

“This is a significant investment in the future of the packaging industry, which will be defined by responsible and sustainable packaging solutions. MSU is already attracting the industry’s top talent and Amcor is committed to nurturing the boldest thinkers as they make breakthroughs. in more sustainable packaging solutions. “

Disruptive Investing is the latest example of Amcor’s strategy to drive innovation and identify new growth avenues while continuing to advance responsible packaging. Amcor partners with various organizations to create packaging designed to be recycled or reused and to implement new technologies that make its manufacturing more efficient, which makes its employees more productive and safer.

President of USM Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, said, “We are grateful to Amcor for its recognition of MSU’s leadership in packaging education and our commitment to sustainable innovations. Together, we will ensure that the industry remains well equipped with global talent and leadership to meet the challenges of providing packaging that keeps food and medicines safe while fostering the circular economy. “

The School of Packaging has been named by as the best packaging program in the country and the school supports cutting-edge research into sustainable polymers, packaging life cycle analysis and packaging materials. ‘fresh food. For more information on the partnership, visit

About Amcor

Amcor is a global leader in the development and production of responsible packaging for food, beverage, pharmaceutical, medical, household and personal care products, and other products. Amcor works with leading companies around the world to protect their products and the people who depend on them, differentiate brands and improve supply chains through a range of flexible and rigid packaging, specialty cartons, closures and services. . The company is focused on manufacturing packaging that uses fewer materials, is increasingly recyclable and reusable, and is made with more recycled content. Approximately 47,000 people from Amcor generate $ 12.5 billion in annual sales operations that span approximately 230 locations in more than 40 countries. NYSE: AMCR; ASX: AMC

About University of Michigan

University of Michigan has worked for over 165 years to advance the common good in unusual ways. One of the world’s top research universities, MSU focuses its vast resources on creating solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges, while providing life-changing opportunities for a diverse and inclusive academic community across more of 200 study programs in 17 degrees -the granting colleges.

About MSU Packing School

the MSU Packing School is the first packaging school in United States and the largest packaging program in the country, with nearly 700 undergraduate and graduate students. It is the only school that offers a doctorate. packaging program, bringing together 10,000 alumni around the world.

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Matt Daum, PhD., Director of the School of Packaging added, “Amcor has a reputation for quality, excellence and innovation, and has a world-class research capability with sustainability experts from around the world. With Amcor, we are excited to create a partnership that leverages and enhances the School of Packaging’s global reach and expertise. in research on the sustainability of packaging. Our alumni can be confident that we are ready to continue providing the packaging community with thought leadership and top-notch packaging training. “

Teresa K. Woodruff, Ph.D., MSU Provostcommented, “As the first program of its kind, MSU’s School of Packaging has a long history of providing high-quality education to students in the discipline of packaging and conducting research that advances science and technology. packaging industry technology. This donation will help MSU remain a leader in forming an innovative group of future packaging industry professionals and entrepreneurs. “

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