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Dec 28 2021

IAPRI World Conference Extends Due Dates for Abstract and Papers

The dates for general stream abstract submission and Peer Reviewed papers have been extend, but it is important to get them submitted.
Dec 14 2021

Applications for the 2022-2023 IAPRI Student Exchange Scholarship sponsored by PepsiCo are being accepted.

Established in 2012 the IAPRI Student Exchange Scholarship supports research undertaken by students from an IAPRI member organization by enabling them to travel to another IAPRI member institute to further conduct their research work.

Research News

Dec 24 2021

TU-Delft conducts consumer research on reuse systems

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), the Netherlands, has been carrying out direct, qualitative consumer research to gauge attitudes to – and interaction with – instore dispensing systems and reusable packaging.
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.

Member News

Jan 25 2022

Ghent University launches master’s in Sustainable Food Packaging

In September this year, Ghent University in Belgium is launching a one-year advanced master’s programme in Sustainable Food Packaging based at its Kortrijk campus, around 40km to the southwest.
Dec 27 2021

WPO Sustainability position paper written by the Vice President Sustainability & Save Food

The first WPO Sustainability position paper written by the Vice President Sustainability & Save Food, Nerida Kelton. This important report has been developed from the country reports that were provided for the Sustainability & Save Food working group meeting held in November.

IAPRI Celebrating 50 Years of Service to the Packaging Research Community

Dec 28 2021

New growth and new priorities: IAPRI since 2000

The concluding section of our three-part history of IAPRI over the 50 years of its existence focuses on the two decades since the millennium.
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
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

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.


Dec 17 2021

Time for Everyone involved in IAPRI to Update Your Member Profile

Whether your are the delegate member, additional contact or packaging researcher in the IAPRI community, we ask that you take a few minutes to make sure your institutes and/or your personal contact information is current. This is specially true for any researcher that wants to be listed in the Packaging Research Community Directory.

IAPRI Events

Click here for the latest News on the 23rd World Conference on Packaging 2022 - Bangkok, Thailand

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

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Career Center

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.