Latest News


Jan 31 2024

2024 Conference host ITENE reports keen worldwide interest

Spanish organiser of IAPRI’s June 2024 World Packaging Conference ITENE says it has received over 200 abstracts submitted by companies and research centres from no fewer than 32 countries, with the city of Valencia likely to welcome over 400 attendees.
Jan 24 2024

Interested in serving on the IAPRI Board of Directors

If you are Interested in the that possibility, the deadline to submit the required form is February 12, 2024. If you would like to recommend someone else for the Board to consider, contact Ed Church at

Research News

Jan 31 2024

Well-funded project addresses plastics in Norway’s packaging

IAPRI members Nofima and Norner are among the 19 research and industry partners taking part in Re3-Plast, a Norwegian project with close to €6 million of public funding, based on the ‘3 Rs’ of packaging sustainability.
Dec 11 2023

Virginia Tech to Research Over-the-Road Load Stability

Virginia Tech’s Center for Packaging and Unit Load Design has just installed a Lansmont TruMotion™ unit load stability test system. This unique equipment is the first stability tester that is housed in an U.S. packaging program.

Member News

Dec 27 2023

Clemson researcher wins award for work on barrier for paper

Clemson University postgraduate researcher Afreen Sultana is benefitting from a $25,000 fellowship from Hitachi High-Tech America in her project to engineer paper-based packaging with improved barrier, in the shape of a biodegradable starch-based coating reinforced with cellulose nanocrystals from the invasive kudzu plant.
Dec 21 2023

RISE joins Swedish project to develop biobased barrier films

State-owned research institute RISE has joined a Swedish industry R&D consortium, which includes forestry and paper business Stora Enso and bioplastics producer Bioextrax, with the aim of developing biobased barrier films as alternatives to plastics, to be used in conjunction with fiber-based packaging.

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

Dec 27 2023

Food-contact safety with post-consumer recycled polymers

When it comes to food-contact, interest in post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastics in general, and polyolefins in particular, is on the rise on both sides of the Atlantic, making a sharp focus on safety and testing more important than ever.

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? 2024 World Conference Speaker Brochure

IMPORTANT DATES: Abstract submissions: Extended until December 20, 2023
     - Abstract acceptance notification: Until January 25, 2024
     - Final paper submission for General Stream: Until April 19, 2024
     - Final paper submission for Peer Review will be announced soon

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.