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May 17 2021

IAPRI Career Start Award Announced

Saewhan Kim, a Graduate Research Assistant from Virginia Tech's - Center for Packaging and Unit Load Design was selected at random from 20 first time IAPRI presenters at this year's Member Conference. He won $500 as part of the IAPRI Career Start Award sponsored by Dr. Paul Singh.
Apr 22 2021

30th IAPRI Member Conference - 2021

All IAPRI researchers and academics in the packaging community, the IAPRI Member Conference is less than two months away! Now is the time to register for this three-day event.

Research News

Apr 30 2021

Sustainable packaging design challenge

The US-based Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) is inviting responses to its challenge to find primary packaging design innovations to combat food waste. Those interested have until 18 June 2021 to submit entries for the SPC’s Food Waste Repackaged.
Apr 30 2021

Printed electronics and nanosensors for intelligent packaging at MSU

The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) National Institute of Food and Agriculture has awarded Michigan State University (MSU) close to $500,000 for a project exploring intelligent packaging, combining nanoscale sensors with printed electronics able to transmit data about freshness and spoilage.

Member News

Jun 23 2021

White House connection for Clemson

Charles Santerre, a former White House senior policy advisor, has been appointed chair of the Food, Nutrition and Packaging Sciences (FNPS) Department at Clemson University in the US.
May 29 2021

Research updates from Fraunhofer IVV

Germany’s Fraunhofer IVV has provided updates on the FreshInPac project, using active packaging to help keep produce fresh, and on a new project involving several Fraunhofer institutes – Waste4Future - aimed at maximising carbon recycling from plastics waste.

IAPRI Celebrating 50 Years of Service to the Packaging Research Community

Mar 26 2021

Perspectives on IAPRI: the 1990s

A half-century on from the official founding of IAPRI in 1971, we look at one of the critical decades for the association, when the membership nearly trebled, the geographical footprint began a decisive shift, and communication at Board and membership levels underwent important changes.

Conference Spotlight

May 28 2021

IAPRI’s 2021 Conference: a lightning preview

With the 30th IAPRI Member Conference due to reach your screens in two weeks’ time, now is the ideal time to take stock of this important member event, map out the most exciting papers, plan your route from stream-to-stream – and register, of course, if you have not done so already.

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.

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.


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 24 2021

2021 IAPRI Membership Meeting

IAPRI will be holding its Annual Member Meeting on Thursday, June 24 at 9:00-10:00 am EDT in the US. The meeting will be virtual through the Zoom Meeting application with Dr. Jay Singh, IAPRI President and Edward Church, IAPRI Secretary General presenting. Participation is limited to the first 100 attendees. Questions will handled through the zoom Q&A feature as time permits. However, if you want to email your question to in advance we’ll do our b...

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

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.
Mar 30 2021

Nofima, Norway, is recruiting a food-packaging scientist and PhD researchers

Norway’s Nofima research institute is seeking to recruit a scientist/senior scientist with responsibilities for sustainable food packaging and a PhD researcher into food-grade recycled plastics.
Feb 26 2021

Michigan State University School of Packaging Job Openings

With two instructors retiring and one Ph.D. leaving MSU has two instructor positions (no PHD required only industry experience) and one PH.D position in Machinery.
Feb 25 2021

University of Wisconsin – Stout is seeking a candidate for an opening in the packaging program.

UW Stout announces an opening to teach in the Packaging program. One of their faculty members will be retiring at the end of this term and they need to backfill that position before the start of the Fall 2021 term.