Dr Carol Lawrence awarded AIP fellowship 


The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) is pleased to advise that they have awarded Dr Carol Lawrence Phd, Environmental & Sustainability Specialist, UPM Raflatac Oceania a Fellowship. The grade of Fellow is the highest recognition to AIP members and is designed to recognise the significant and sustained contribution to the technology, science or application to packaging in the industry.

Carol’s experience in the label industry spans over twenty years, starting with a technical role at Jac Australia that underpinned the selection of the most appropriate label material for the required application. This role was enhanced by a background in chemistry, including a PhD in polymer chemistry, gained in the UK. Carol has an understanding of adhesive properties combined with developments in the packaging industry that have led to opportunities in marketing and many product innovations as self-adhesive labelling in Australia has grown in capability.

In her more recent focus with UPM Raflatac on the environmental aspects of self-adhesive labelling, combined with the sustainability of the raw materials used, Carol is involved in new raw material selection and waste management programs that enhance the company’s Biofore portfolio and strives for long term sustainable label solutions.

According to Mr Ralph Moyle, FAIP, National President of the AIP, Dr Carol Lawrence has displayed all the requirements and more to be awarded a Fellow. 

“Carol has and continues to share her knowledge and expertise with many in the industry, giving freely and willingly of her time and experiences. Over many years she has ensured that others benefit from that which has learnt, never hesitating to show and educate others so that they too will one day hopefully pass on knowledge,” Mr Moyle FAIP said.

“Carol has an enormous depth of understanding in a field of packaging that challenges many. She displays great passion, understanding and patience to ensure that others can benefit from that which she knows. The AIP acknowledges her generosity of imparting so willingly of her expertise, experiences and knowledge both through the various educational programs as well as via the numerous AIP formal opportunities and informal pathways.” he said.

The AIP National Board would like to once again congratulate Dr Carol Lawrence for her significant contribution to the labelling and packaging industries in Australia.





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