Indian institute of packaging is a national apex body setup in 1966 by the packaging and allied industries, working under the administrative control of ministry of commerce & industry, govt. Of india. The importance of packaging for export was given due recognition in early 1960&39s, when the government and industry joined hands to create the indian institute of packaging in 1966 with the specific objective of improving packaging standards. Activities of the institute today cover training & education, consultancy & projects, laboratory testing, q.c. Schemes, exhibitions & design, information and publications, library, database & internet services, besides promotional activities.