The Closure and Container Manufacturers Association (CCMA) will become part of the International Society of Beverage Technologists (ISBT) on April 1, 2013, the organization announced Monday. A group will be formed with representatives from both organizations to facilitate the transition.
"The CCMA board has decided that the time is right to tap into the resources of a larger organization with which we already share several common interests and initiatives. We now look forward to using our collective efforts to tackle key industry issues together," said Roy Robinson, chairman, CCMA and vice president of business development for Portola Packaging, in the news release.
For the past 25-plus years, the CCMA has severed as a point of connection for three sectors: closures, containers and related packaging industry suppliers. By joining ISBT, CCMA says its members now will have access to additional technical support and will also be able to share industry guidelines and standards with a larger, more global audience....