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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.
May 14 2021

IAPRI Working Groups to Meet on June 14, 2021

The Distribution Packaging, Packaging & Consumers, and the Active & Intelligent Packaging Working Groups are going to be holding Zoom Meetings on June 14th, the day before the Member Conference begins.

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

May 14 2021

Mondragon Corporation and CDT invest in Safe Load Testing Technologies' capital

The innovative nature of Safe Load Testing Technologies' products and its leadership in Europe have been two determining factors for the MONDRAGON Corporation, through the MONDRAGON F.C.R. venture capital fund managed by Clave Capital and Mondragon Assembly, together with CDTi-INNVIERTE, to take a stake in the company's capital.
Apr 30 2021

Tampere, Finland, investigates new options for takeaway food

Recognizing the impact of takeaway and home-delivery food packaging, as well as the potential for improving logistics and recycling, two universities in Tampere, Finland, are working together on exploring alternatives as part of the RUOKO regional project.

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

Nov 27 2020

Latest developments with active & intelligent packaging

In the last of our series highlighting areas of the 2020 IAPRI Online Conference, we look at new research grappling with topics from controlled antimicrobial release to colour-change freshness indicators.

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.


Mar 29 2021

It is almost time to get together. ARE YOU READY!!!!

Things are starting to turn to the better and our 2021 Member Conference is going to be virtual. But with Zoom Meetings and the Whova App it presents an opportunity for us all to still get together live via Meet Ups and other planned networking sessions.

IAPRI Events

Jun 15 2021

30th IAPRI 2021 Member Conference - Virtual Series

The 30th IAPRI Member Conference will be held June 15-17, 2021 as a virtual series of live presentations like the in-person version of technical track presentations on packaging research from IAPRI members. Although it is going to be virtual, we are working hard to make the Conference as informative and fun as a face-to-face event.

The conference agenda is being completed; we just have a couple more peer-reviewed papers to be finalized. When finished you w...

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

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.