Latest News


Dec 7 2021

IAPRI Developing a New Community of Practice for Packaging Education

If you are working at an IAPRI member university involved in Packaging Education you should join this new Community of Practice.
Dec 3 2021

IAPRI Announces a new Project Working Group to Develop a Media Strategy

IAPRI has relatively little social media presence currently, with a Twitter account and a LinkedIn account which are really mostly ineffective and rarely used. The Board of Directors knows the importance of IAPRI supporting and maintaining the networking among the researchers and educators who are our members. Social media is of critical importance, especially for the younger and upcoming generation of members. So we have established a new Working Group.

Research News

Nov 26 2021

VTT spearheads reusable packaging consortium

Finland’s VTT and University of Vaasa have followed up on a joint research concept looking at viable options for reusable packaging by helping to convene the 4everPack consortium spanning the supply chain.
Oct 21 2021

ISTA Now Seeking Bids on LTL Hazard Data Collection Research Project 0007

ISTA's Advocate Research and Value Delivery Program includes conducting research and collecting data that improves testing and design methodologies for the evolving domestic and global supply chains. The objective of this research project is to measure, the hazards encountered by LTL (less than truckload) freight in their standard handling, transport and delivery environment not adequately covered, or supported by field data, in the existing ISTA 3B standard.

Member News

Nov 28 2021

Mars and Disney to speak at Clemson’s 2022 sustainability summit

Clemson University in the US has announced three keynote speakers for its second annual Food, Packaging & Sustainability Summit, to be hosted by Sonoco FRESH next March.
Oct 29 2021

ITENE hosts final project briefing on packaging for fishing sector

At the end of October, Spain’s ITENE welcomed the various stakeholders involved in the ENVAPES project, headed by the country’s fishing industry association FEDERPESCA, investigating the options for – and regulations governing – packaging for fish and seafood.

IAPRI Celebrating 50 Years of Service to the Packaging Research Community

Jun 29 2021

IAPRI in the 1970s and ‘80s

In the second of our articles celebrating IAPRI’s 50th anniversary and summarizing the association’s history, we jump back to its origins as an organization with a compact, largely European membership

Conference Spotlight

Aug 30 2021

What packaging? How much? And when?

Our review of IAPRI’s June Conference concludes with a look at two general-stream papers and one sponsor presentation, all of them offering different perspectives on packaging in the supply chain.

Technology Spotlight

Oct 29 2021

Safe and Sustainable Packaging for E-Commerce

The current worldwide boom in e-commerce could – and probably should – be followed by a surge in package performance testing and sustainable design.

Member Profile

Dec 3 2021

Norner: polymer research from Norway

As a specialized polymer R&D center, Norner has a history which stretches back to 1977 and current investment which includes different types of plastics extrusion and moulding, as well as new measurement equipment for its labs.


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 12 2022

23rd IAPRI World Conference on Packaging - PACKAGING FOR WORLD CRISIS hosted by the Thai Packaging Centre

The world's leading packaging technologist conference is going back to Thailand. The International Association of Packaging Research Institutes (IAPRI) has awarded Thailand to be the host of the 23rd Packaging World Conference, IAPRI Bangkok 2022 during 12-16 June 2022. It will be hosted by Thai Packaging Centre (TPC), Thailand Institute of Scientific and Technological Research (TISTR) Stay tuned for stakeholder keynotes and ...

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

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.
Jul 23 2021

Advanced Packaging Science and Sustainability Department Manager at Nestlé Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland

Looking for a PhD in the area of Packaging Material Science or Food Contact Materials who is an experienced leader in R&D and/or academia with a strong scientific publication track record and a link to external companies.