Latest News


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.
Jun 18 2022

IAPRI Board Elects New Officers for 2022-2025

The Board of Directors has elected Roland ten Klooster from the University of Twente as the new President of IAPRI. Yves Wyser, from Nestle Research Center has been elected as Vice President.

Research News

Jul 27 2022

Three research grants for Clemson

In the US, multinational packaging company Sonoco has awarded three research grants to professors at Clemson University, where it funds the Sonoco FRESH initiative with its focus on food supply chains.
Jun 30 2022

Clear strategies for VTT with cellulose films

VTT in Finland is piloting a regenerated cellulose film with especially good transparency and clarity, potentially capable of replacing conventional plastics films in specific applications, for example where moisture resistance is required.

Member News

Jul 26 2022

Topa designs thermal shipping system for pharmaceuticals

The Topa Institute in the Netherlands has developed and tested a thermal packaging system for palletised loads which, it says, improves bulk pharmaceutical distribution, especially by air.
Jun 22 2022

IAPRI Awards the Career Start Award to Thomas Goudsblom of the University of Twente

The Career Start Award, sponsored by Dr. S. Paul Singh is a $1,000 award. It provides a packaging researcher, who has not yet participated at a IAPRI Conference, with the incentive to be a first time research paper presenter.

Conference Spotlight

Jul 25 2022

Consumer trends shaping past and future packaging

Between them, two keynote presentations at this summer’s IAPRI Conference in Thailand – from association president Jay Singh and from Randolph Beaudry – provided insights ranging all the way from deepest history to the impacts of the current pandemic on consumer priorities.
Jun 27 2022

Communities of Practice meet virtually – and in person in Thailand

The IAPRI Community of Practice (CoP) meetings took place in a hybrid format just before the Thai Global Packaging Conference in mid-June, offering a valuable opportunity for participants to clarify their aims, plan future activities, and define areas of co-operation.

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.


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.
May 24 2022

IAPRI Discussion Boards

IAPRI, a global packaging innovation network, a place where you can collaborate, innovate, and advance. We have created “Discussion Boards” to facilitate this concept and they are available to members.

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.

Career Center

May 25 2022

Virginia Tech - New tenure track Assistant Professor related to distribution packaging and logistics

The Packaging Systems & Design program, housed in the Department of Sustainable Biomaterials at Virginia Tech, invites applications for an Assistant Professor in Packaging. This is a full-time, tenure-track, 9-month appointment with primary responsibilities in teaching (50%) and research (50%).
Jan 8 2022

Tenure Track Position in Packaging/Graphic Communications at Ryerson University

The successful candidate will engage in a combination of teaching, scholarly research and/or creative activity and service duties while maintaining an inclusive, equitable, and collegial work environment across all activities.
Jan 4 2022

Professor – Amcor Endowed Chair in Packaging Sustainability School of Packaging Michigan State University

The School of Packaging at Michigan State University invites applications for a fullā€time, 9 month Endowed Chair Professor position focusing on sustainable packaging systems with 50% research, 30% teaching, and 20% service/outreach assignment. The position start date is anticipated to be August 2022.
Nov 26 2021

Michigan State University School of Packaging Job Opening for Assistant Professor - Wood and Cellulosic-Based Packaging

The School of Packaging (SoP) at Michigan State University (MSU) invites applications for a full-time, 9-month tenure track Assistant Professor position with 50% research, 40% teaching, and 10% service assignment with an anticipated start date of August 16, 2022.