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Mar 9 2023

Visa Needed if you are planning to attend the IAPRI Member Conference in Mumbai

For anyone attending the IAPRI Member Conference in Mumbai as a foreign participant you must obtain a visa.
Feb 23 2023

Interested in Hosting the IAPRI 2025 Member Conference?

The IAPRI Board of Directors is requesting that all members consider the possibility of hosting the 32nd Member Conference on Packaging in their country in 2025.
Jan 29 2023

The Passing of Dennis Young

The Packaging community has lost a creative, influential giant whose ability to communicate and transfer knowledge and expertise literally changed distribution packaging. On January 20th, Dennis Young passed away after a year of medical issues.

Research News

Feb 27 2023

Previous IAPRI Conference Peer Reviewed Papers

IAPRI peer reviewed papers from 2011-2022 are available for purchase from the Wiley Online Library. You can access a link to the library on the IAPRI Home Page.
Jan 30 2023

Clemson researcher creates protective millet starch film

Research at Clemson University in the US has identified a combination of millet-derived starch and the invasive kudzu plant species as the basis for an improved-performance biodegradable, nanocomposite film for foods.
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.

Member News

Mar 7 2023

Lansmont Corporation to donate product and package testing technologies to MSU School of Packaging

Lansmont Corporation, part of the Physical Properties Testers (PPT) Group, is extending its investment in packaging durability testing and research by donating some of their test and measurement technologies to the Michigan State University (MSU) School of Packaging.
Mar 4 2023

MSU School of Packaging gifted one-of-a-kind packaging collection

Ipsos is donating the NewProductWorks Collection, a “laboratory of innovation” spanning 35 years of packaging history, and its relocation to East Lansing, Michigan. Additional support from Ipsos will fund the initial set-up and oversight of the collection. Smithers, an IAPRI member, is donating space near MSU’s campus to display the products in a simulated supermarket setting.
Feb 27 2023

Fraunhofer to exhibit at interpack 2023

May 2023 is shaping up to be a busy time, with the IAPRI Members’ Conference in Mumbai at one end of the month, and at the other, the interpack packaging show in Düsseldorf, Germany – where Fraunhofer IVV will be among those demonstrating its latest technologies and capabilities.

Conference Spotlight

Feb 25 2023

The promise of Indian insights – and delights

This summer’s IAPRI Members’ Conference in Mumbai, India, promises persuasive benefits - above all to in-person attendees - that many of us during the worst of the pandemic did without for too long, organizer Prasad Balan Iyer explains.

Technology Spotlight

Jan 30 2023

Adapting activities to real-world changes

  What do changes to regulations and standards mean for the packaging research and education sector? What new opportunities are there for IAPRI members to embrace? Arguably, the driving force behind many of these changes – and resulting adaptations – is the sustainability agenda.

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.


Dec 23 2022

"Playing to our strengths" Roland ten Klooster, IAPRI President

IAPRI has shown in the past that it can be much more than the sum of its parts. But for it to return to that full strength, and provide the most benefits to all, we ask each of you to step up – join us in Mumbai, and bring along the great stories that you doubtless have to tell.

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

New Research Papers

Oct 11 2022

Recently Published IAPRI Member Research

Find recently published research papers from IAPRI member institutes.

Career Center

Mar 7 2023

Opening at Virginia Tech

The packaging program at Virginia Tech is looking for a Collegiate Assistant Professor in packaging. The position is predominantly teaching position with some opportunities for industry engagement and undergraduate research.
Jan 20 2023

Two collegiate professor positions in the Packaging program at Virginia Tech

One for Industrial Ecology and one for Packaging.
Dec 15 2022

MSU Amcor Endowed Chair in Packaging Sustainability

The School of Packaging at Michigan State University invites applications for a full‐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 9 2022

MSU - Assistant Professor - Tenure System

The School of Packaging at Michigan State University invites applications for a full‐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.