Aslihan Arikan graduated from the Department of Chemical Engineering at Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara, Turkey, in June 1997, with a degree of B.S. in Chemical Engineer. She started the M.S. program in the Department of Polymer Science and Technology at METU in October 1998 and completed this program in January 2001. Her thesis was on the flexibility improvement of composite materials. Later, she employed as engineer, specialist, project coordinator and consultant at different public institutions and private companies. She attended numerous life-long seminars and trainings in packaging and related issues and EU affairs programs. She has lectured packaging programs at different universities and public institutions. Aslihan Arikan is currently employed as General Secretary at the Turkish Packaging Manufacturers Association (ASD). She has also taken active roles at various committees and working groups for the regulations regarding packaging nationally and globally (ISO and CEN). In addition to her position and technical and regulatory work for the association she is also the Editor in Chief of the “Ambalaj Dünyas? – Packaging World” & “Pack Converting” magazines in Turkey. Aslihan Arikan also a member of IPPO (International Packaging Press Organization), IOPP (Institute of Packaging Professionals) and the chairman of the SPE (Society of Plastics Engineers) Turkey branch. She is also the First Vice President of APF (Asian Packaging Federation) and the Vice President of Education of WPO (World Packaging Organisation).