Latest News


Sep 29 2023

Time to Submit Your Abstract!

It is time to submit your abstract to present your research at the 24th IAPRI World Packaging Conference to be held next June in Valencia, Spain
Sep 14 2023

IAPRI Community of Practice Changes Name and Focus

The IAPRI Active and Intelligent Packaging Community of Practice has changed it name and focus to Food Packaging. This was approved by the Board of Directors at the request of the Chair Selcuk Yildirim from Zhaw University following their meeting in May at the World Conference in Mumbai.

Research News

Sep 13 2023

ISTA Foundation funds three research grants

The International Safe Transit Association (ISTA) Educational Foundation today announced it has awarded three $4,500 undergraduate research grants for proposals focused on minimizing product damage throughout distribution and optimizing resource usage through effective package design.
Sep 4 2023

MSU School of Packaging researchers make a sustainable plastic more compostable

Researchers from Michigan State University’s top-ranked School of Packaging have developed a way to make a promising, sustainable alternative to petroleum-based plastics more biodegradable. A team led by Rafael Auras has made a bio-based polymer blend that’s compostable in both home and industrial settings.

Member News

Sep 29 2023

Clemson hears about PepsiCo’s ‘buckshot’ take on sustainability

As part of its two-day Sonoco FRESH Food, Packaging and Sustainability Summit this month, a Clemson University audience heard how PepsiCo is pursuing a range of packaging sustainability strategies across its food and beverage portfolio, rather than prioritizing particular approaches or material types over others.
Sep 13 2023

Last-mile logistics at Lund University

Research from Sweden’s Lund University has underlined the important role that packaging plays in consumer-centric last-mile home delivery logistics, but also the ways in which many of our assumptions about it need to be rethought.

Conference Spotlight

Sep 29 2023

Helping ‘distribution’ of best test practice

Every researcher would like to see their work helping to improve best practice, either through industry standards or adapted test protocols and, as the Distribution Packaging papers at IAPRI’s May 2023 Conference made clear, insights into potential improvements are plentiful.

Technology Spotlight

Apr 27 2023

Migration testing for paper-based packaging

As the focus on renewable raw materials for packaging intensifies, there is a growing need to find more consistent and accurate ways of testing paper and board to ensure compliance with regulations and to evaluate potential migration into food.

Member Profile

May 27 2023

Constantia Flexibles: internal capabilities and external partners

One of the organizations to have joined IAPRI most recently, corporate member and international business Constantia Flexibles is divided into two divisions – Pharma and Consumer - and has extensive R&D operations at both group and division level.


May 27 2023

You really missed it, if you didn’t travel to India!

I am sorry if you were not able to attend, but you really missed a wonderful few days in Navi Mumbai. It was fabulous to experience the feeling of IAPRI members coming together once again to share our research, our stories from the past few years and really enjoying seeing old friends and meeting new ones.

IAPRI Events

Jun 17 2024

24th IAPRI World Packaging Conference

ITENE's 30th Anniversary takes place in 2024 and they are proud to host IAPRl's 24th World Packaging Conference as part of their special events and activities devoted to show how knowledge and technology make an impact to build a safer and more sustainable future.

IAPRI member institutes interested in hosting the IAPRI 32nd Member Conference in 2025 can get the Guidelines and Application Form by clicking here

New Research Papers

Oct 11 2022

Recently Published IAPRI Member Research

Find recently published research papers from IAPRI member institutes.

Career Center

Sep 8 2023

Michigan State University School of Packaging has three positions open.

There is an open a position for an Assistant Professor – Active, Intelligent, and Smart Packaging, one for Medical Packaging and one for a Specialist-Teacher position.