Latest News


Nov 21 2023

Extended Deadline for Peer Review & General Stream Abstract Submissions

The deadline has been extended until December 20, 2023. But don't wait until the end to submit your abstract. The speaker rate has been reduced to 590 € (price applicable to speakers and colleagues registering from the same company).
Nov 14 2023

IAPRI Student Exchange Scholarship Sponsorship Opportunity Available

IAPRI is currently looking for a sponsor for the 2024 World Conference, so we continue to offer this scholarship. Companies interested in this possibility, please contact Ed Church at

Research News

Nov 28 2023

IATA, Spain, explores mushroom packaging

With two papers published this year on mushroom waste biomass as a source for biodegradable packaging, Spain’s IATA is developing new formulations in combination with other biopolymers.
Oct 30 2023

Swedish study focuses on pack-free options and household needs

In Sweden, a new research project involving both Linköping and Karlstad Universities will study ‘packaging free’ food retail and the use of refillable and reusable containers, with a focus on the needs of a range of households.

Member News

Oct 30 2023

VTT helps develop pilot production for fiber packaging

VTT has disclosed how it worked with fellow Finnish engineering company Valmet, as well as Metsä Spring, Metsä group’s innovation arm, to develop a pilot line for high-quality molded fiber products, including packaging.
Oct 28 2023

Student Design Challenge Winners

Packaging students from IAPRI members are winners in the Annual Paperboard Packaging Alliance Student Design Challenge.

Conference Spotlight

Oct 30 2023

Recycling, refills and product LCAs

Alongside biopolymers and sustainable sourcing, the viability of recycling is a critical component in the circularity of plastics packaging, so it was hardly a surprise that questions around repeat reprocessing, as well as reuse and lifecycle assessment (LCA), arose at last summer’s Mumbai Conference.

Technology Spotlight

Apr 27 2023

Migration testing for paper-based packaging

As the focus on renewable raw materials for packaging intensifies, there is a growing need to find more consistent and accurate ways of testing paper and board to ensure compliance with regulations and to evaluate potential migration into food.

Member Profile

Nov 23 2023

New thinking from Albstadt-Sigmaringen University, Germany

It is rare for a new IAPRI member to also be a new institute in its own right, but this is true of the Sustainable Packaging Institute (SPI) at Albstadt-Sigmaringen University (ASU) in southern Germany.


Oct 28 2023

The Significance of Your involvement in IAPRI Member Recruitment

Research associations like IAPRI are the lifeblood of scientific progress, uniting individuals with shared interests and a passion for discovery. Bringing together like-minded individuals to foster collaboration, share ideas, and push the boundaries of understanding. However, for IAPRI to thrive and continually contribute to the expansion of knowledge, we require a steady influx of new members.

IAPRI Events

Jun 17 2024

24th IAPRI World Packaging Conference

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.

Thinking of Presenting? Download the 2024 World Conference Speaker Brochure

IAPRI member institutes interested in hosting the IAPRI 25th World Packaging Conference in 2026  should contact IAPRI's Secretary General at

New Research Papers

Oct 11 2022

Recently Published IAPRI Member Research

Find recently published research papers from IAPRI member institutes.

Career Center

Nov 22 2023

Lund University recruiting senior lecturer in Packaging Technology

The Department of Design Sciences at LTH, Lund University, is recruiting a senior lecturer in Packaging Logistics focusing on Packaging Technology. We look forward to recruiting a senior lecturer in packaging technology who can complement our existing expertise and ensure future expertise within the research group.
Sep 8 2023

Michigan State University School of Packaging has three positions open.

There is an open a position for an Assistant Professor – Active, Intelligent, and Smart Packaging, one for Medical Packaging and one for a Specialist-Teacher position.