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Nov 26 2022

Registration Open for the IAPRI Member Conference in May 2023

The website for the IAPRI Member Conference is up and running. Find out how to submit a paper proposal for presenting your recent research, how to register for the event and travel information for Mumbai, India.
Nov 8 2022

IAPRI Invites you to present your research at our 31st Member Conference in 2023

The International Association of Packaging Research Institutes (IAPRI) invites academics, researchers and others who are IAPRI Members, to submit their original research or case studies abstracts for the 31st IAPRI Members' Conference, Navi Mumbai, during 22-25 May 2023, to be held at Four Points by Sheraton, Navi Mumbai, India.
Oct 7 2022

View recently published research papers from IAPRI members

IAPRI wants to let members and others outside our community know about all the current research having just been completed and published.

Research News

Nov 8 2022

IAPRI Offers New Process for Members to Seek Research Collaborating Partner/s

IAPRI, to help facilitate our research community in their effort to announce that they are in search of a collaborating partner/s on an new research project under development has created a submission form that announces this to the membership.
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.
Oct 11 2022

Recently Published IAPRI Member Research

Find recently published research papers from IAPRI member institutes.

Member News

Nov 24 2022

Students network at Pack Expo International event

Pack Expo International’s Amazing Packaging Race provided an invaluable opportunity for students from different IAPRI member universities to work together and network at the Chicago show, with the winning team consisting of two representatives from Virginia Tech and one each from Michigan State University (MSU) and the University of Wisconsin-Stout (UW-Stout).
Nov 24 2022

French university seminar strengthens MSU links

A November seminar in Dijon, France, on the impacts on sustainable food packaging systems of the EU’s Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive marked just the latest stage in co-operation between Michigan State University (MSU) School of Packaging and the University of Bourgogne (Burgundy).
Oct 28 2022

Norner invests in new pilot-plant equipment

Norner in Norway has been investing in “state-of-the-art” equipment as part of its pilot infrastructure for blown and cast film and sheet, announcing in October the installation of a 7-layer cast/blown film extruder and a compounding line.

Conference Spotlight

Oct 28 2022

Lessons in Machine Learning

In their IAPRI 2022 Conference paper looking at the compression strength of corrugated packaging, Khadijeh Shirzad and Amin Joodaky of MSU School of Packaging define Machine Learning (ML) as “a subfield of artificial intelligence that develops a mathematical approach to predict complex patterns of sample data”.

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

Nov 28 2022

For Nofima, Norway, research takes many directions

The Norwegian Institute of Food, Fisheries and Aquaculture Research (Nofima) boasts nearly 400 employees across five different locations, with the head office in Tromsø in the far north and many food packaging functions centred on Ås, outside Oslo in the south.


Nov 28 2022

Don't Miss Your Opportunity to Network with Other Members

Networking with other members has always been one of the major benefits of participation with IAPRI. To really take advantage of that opportunity it is important for you provide information about yourself to others.

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

Career Center

Nov 9 2022

MSU - Assistant Professor - Tenure System

The School of Packaging at Michigan State University invites applications for a fullā€time, 9-month tenure track Assistant Professor with 50% teaching, 40% research, and 10% service assignment. The position start date is anticipated to be August 16, 2023.
Oct 6 2022

Academic Career Opening at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), Rochester, NY USA

Department Chair – CET – Packaging and Graphic Media Science College of Engineering Technology CET Department of Packaging & Graphic Media Science

New Research Papers

Oct 11 2022

Recently Published IAPRI Member Research

Find recently published research papers from IAPRI member institutes.