August 2022 E-Newsletter
International Association of Packaging Research Institutes


A personal note about Dennis Young from Ed Church
Dennis Young is retiring as an MSU School of Packaging Instructor as of September1st. Countless numbers of people have been influenced by Dennis in so many ways over his 54-year career in packaging.

Conference Spotlight

A long look at short shelf-life
After last month’s broad keynote overview of trends in food and drink, we turn to research papers from the June IAPRI Conference examining shelf-life and materials testing for particular product supply chains


Volunteers Needed to serve on the University Education Advisory/Planning Board
The IAPRI University Education Community of Practice (UECoP) is seeking five people to serve on the Advisory/Planning (A&P) Board as the inaugural members. People will serve a staggered term to permit turn over according to the operating policies for the community.

Research News

Fraunhofer IVV works on biobased paper coatings
Germany’s Fraunhofer IVV has been working to develop and combine the best-performing biobased paper coatings, with other organisations in the research consortium testing their impact on recyclability.

Member News

MTEC Thailand shapes course and research around design for a circular economy
Thailand’s National Metal and Materials Technology Center (MTEC) has been putting considerable effort into communicating circular economy design criteria to businesses, while also launching research of its own to support these efforts, especially when it comes to plastics.

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