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Aug 23 2022

Volunteers Needed to serve on the University Education Advisory/Planning Board

The IAPRI University Education Community of Practice (UECoP) is seeking five people to serve on the Advisory/Planning (A&P) Board as the inaugural members. People will serve a staggered term to permit turn over according to the operating policies for the community.
Jul 26 2022

New Look and Features to the Member Menu of the IAPRI Website

We have been working to implement some new features and changes to our IAPRI website to improve your experience when you log into the member area of the website.

Research News

Sep 27 2022

Aalto and VTT work on FOLD paperboard project

Finland’s Aalto University and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. have been working on the FOLD project, involving other Finnish businesses in developing folded paperboard alternatives to non-paper packaging, with a new software program now aiding progression from the theory of origami and Miura folding to practical prototypes.
Aug 30 2022

Fraunhofer IVV works on biobased paper coatings

Germany’s Fraunhofer IVV has been working to develop and combine the best-performing biobased paper coatings, with other organisations in the research consortium testing their impact on recyclability.

Member News

Sep 28 2022

Lansmont acquired by PPT Group

Lansmont Corporation, headquartered in Monterey, California, has been acquired by the Physical Properties Testers (PPT) Group, an international business encompassing producers of testing and quality control equipment such as Alluris, James Heal and Mecmesin.
Aug 30 2022

MTEC Thailand shapes course and research around design for a circular economy

Thailand’s National Metal and Materials Technology Center (MTEC) has been putting considerable effort into communicating circular economy design criteria to businesses, while also launching research of its own to support these efforts, especially when it comes to plastics.

Conference Spotlight

Sep 29 2022

New departures in transport and distribution

It is a paradox that many current options for packaging sustainability reprise technologies which were popular many years ago, faded away in the face of competition from other materials, and have since made a return based on their environmental credentials.
Aug 29 2022

A long look at short shelf-life

After last month’s broad keynote overview of trends in food and drink, we turn to research papers from the June IAPRI Conference examining shelf-life and materials testing for particular product supply chains

Technology Spotlight

Apr 28 2022

Crystallized thinking in biopolymer research

As IAPRI members prepare for another Conference, we examine the directions being taken by research into biobased polymers, notably PLA and PHA.

Member Profile

May 30 2022

Spain’s AIDIMME: know-how and applied research

The Packaging and Goods Transport Department of AIDIMME (formerly AIDIMA) has been helping companies increase their competitiveness through packaging and logistics technology services for almost 30 years, currently having more than 700 supporting companies.


Aug 29 2022

A personal note about Dennis Young from Ed Church

Dennis Young is retiring as an MSU School of Packaging Instructor as of September1st. Countless numbers of people have been influenced by Dennis in so many ways over his 54-year career in packaging.
Jul 28 2022

Message from the New IAPRI President, Roland ten Klooster

Packaging is a sustainable solution to transport products, to store them, to be able to use them. Without, product damage and loss would be inevitable. Research is focusing on all these issues and helping to find solutions that are serving society.

IAPRI Events

May 22 2023

31st IAPRI Member Conference 2023 - Navi Mumbai, India

"Responsible Packaging for a Better Future " will be hosted by the SIES School of Packaging & Packaging Technology Center in Navi Mumbai, India.

24th IAPRI World Conference - 2024, Valencia, Spain

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

Other Events Sponsored by IAPRI Member Institutes

ISTA 2022 European Packaging Symposium

Discover and Grow! Exploring the Future of Effective Package Design
We are pleased to present the 8th edition of the ISTA European Packaging Symposium to be held in-person 4-5 October, 2022 in Berlin, Germany at the Courtyard by Marriott Berlin City Center. This year’s program will provide insights on today's e-commerce and sustainability challenges and will offer new solutions to help shape the future of transport packaging.New to the program this year are sessions on sustainability, e-commerce design and testing panels of experts discussing important topics and big trends.

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