Latest News


Sep 23 2021

IAPRI to be Represented on a Horizon Europe Advisory Board

The IAPRI Board of Directors has accepted an invitation to have a board representative on the Advisory Board of the Horizon Europe project proposal SUSBOARD (Sustainable and innovative material solutions for packaging and construction), should it be accepted.
Aug 30 2021

IAPRI Changes from Working Groups to Communities of Practice

IAPRI Board of Directors has changed the IAPRI Operating Policies in the section 6.0 that refers, in the past to the Working Groups to now Communities of Practice (CoP).

Research News

Sep 1 2021

Victoria University Seeking Assistance and Possible Collaboration from the International Packaging Community

The Sustainable Packaging Research group at Victoria University, Australia is currently undertaking research toward evaluating the performance of packaging materials (specifically cushioning materials) that are labelled as ‘green’ or ‘environmentally-friendly’.
Aug 12 2021

European partners research paper and board coatings

A consortium of research organizations, including Materials and Packaging Research & Services at the University of Hasselt (UHasselt), Pack4Food at Ghent University, both in Belgium, and Fraunhofer IVV, Germany, is working with small businesses to develop and assess coatings for paper and board used as food packaging.

Member News

Aug 30 2021

CETEA, Brazil, works on intelligent medical packaging

Underlining the critical role that packaging can play in specialized medical applications, a team from Brazil’s CETEA Packaging Technology Center is working on a three-year project to create intelligent and autonomous packaging for human organs awaiting transplant.
Aug 4 2021

MSU School of Packaging gets $10.8 million donation from Packaging Leader Amcor

Michigan State University just received a $10.8 million gift from Switzerland-based Amcor to fund its School of Packaging. The gift will go towards establishing an Endowed Chair of Packaging Sustainability and support renovations to the School of Packaging building.

IAPRI Celebrating 50 Years of Service to the Packaging Research Community

Jun 29 2021

IAPRI in the 1970s and ‘80s

In the second of our articles celebrating IAPRI’s 50th anniversary and summarizing the association’s history, we jump back to its origins as an organization with a compact, largely European membership

Conference Spotlight

Aug 30 2021

What packaging? How much? And when?

Our review of IAPRI’s June Conference concludes with a look at two general-stream papers and one sponsor presentation, all of them offering different perspectives on packaging in the supply chain.
Jul 29 2021

New approaches to old challenges

The second of our reports on inspiring presentations from the June IAPRI online Conference focuses on two very different areas where technology is offering radical alternatives to traditional methodologies.

Technology Spotlight

Feb 26 2021

Strategies for scaling up

You have a fantastic new technology or novel material, but how do you scale it up and demonstrate a route to commercialisation? IAPRI members share their experiences in different areas.
May 31 2020

The place of packaging in Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 has inspired development across the consumer goods, equipment, automation and packaging sectors.

Member Profile

Apr 30 2021

ASD, Turkey: a focus on the future, export and industry needs

The role of affiliate members within IAPRI is an important one, acting as a bridge between their own members, when it comes to other associations, and the packaging research and education community worldwide. The Turkish Packaging Manufacturers’ Association (ASD) is a prime example of this – and an enduring one, in the context of IAPRI.
Jan 28 2021

Intel: when the ‘outside’ matters as much as the ‘inside’

Corporate member Intel may be famed for its ‘Intel inside’ tagline, but the company ensures that its Transport Media and Materials Engineering (TMME) group pays just as much attention to what is ‘outside’ in the form of packaging – and remains hopeful that IAPRI’s live events will soon provide valuable support to its research, design and testing.


Jun 23 2021

2021 Member Conference a Success

With travel restrictions still in place, IAPRI held its Member Conference virtually. Thanks to the 45 researchers who presented their work, IAPRI held a three day, three track Zoom Webinar with just over 100 attendees. The sessions were recorded and are available to participants to view the ones they missed. We will feature some of the papers in our Conference Spotlight over the next few issues.

IAPRI Events

Jun 12 2022

23rd IAPRI World Conference on Packaging - PACKAGING FOR WORLD CRISIS hosted by the Thai Packaging Centre

The IAPRI Board of Directors has selected the Thai Packaging Centre to host the 2022 World Conference in Bangkok, Thailand in June of 2022.

PROPAK Asia 2022 will be held during 15-18 June 2022 at the same venue of the IAPRI conference.

May 25 2023

31st IAPRI Member Conference May 2023 Navi Mumbai, India

The SIES School of Packaging & Packaging Technology Center and the IAPRI Board of Directors have moved the Member Conference from 2021 back to 2023 due to the continued global impact of the Coronavirus.

IAPRI member institutes interested in hosting the IAPRI World Conference in 2024 can get the Guidelines and Application Form by clicking here

Career Center

Jul 23 2021

Advanced Packaging Science and Sustainability Department Manager at Nestlé Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland

Looking for a PhD in the area of Packaging Material Science or Food Contact Materials who is an experienced leader in R&D and/or academia with a strong scientific publication track record and a link to external companies.
May 27 2021

Ryerson University has a new opening for Limited Term Faculty position (Assistant Professor) in Graphic Communications Management

It invites applications from broad fields including Packaging. The appointment shall be effective July 1, 2021 for a one year term, subject to final budgetary approval.