September 2019 E-Newsletter
International Association of Packaging Research Institutes

Member News

Nestlé inaugurates the first-of-its-kind Institute of Packaging Sciences
Vevey, Switzerland Sep 12, 2019 Nestlé today officially inaugurated the Institute of Packaging Sciences, the first-of-its-kind in the food industry. The new Institute enables Nestlé to accelerate its efforts to bring functional, safe and environmentally friendly packaging solutions to the market and to address the global challenge of plastic packaging waste.

FuturePack updates stakeholders with latest conference
The Norwegian FuturePack project, with research partners including IAPRI members Østfoldforskning and Nofima, held its conference in Oslo in September, with the aim of updating international businesses in the plastics packaging value chain.

Ametek Mocon launches industry knowledge platform
US-based corporate member Ametek Mocon has launched its website, which it says will focus on packaging science, applications and standards, with the aim of helping packaging professionals to select better barrier material specifications and designs.


IAPRI Secretary General Visits China
IAPRI Secretary General, Edward Church attended the Seminar of China’s Science and Technology Policy He later attended a reception on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China presented by the Ministry of Science and Technology (State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs) held in the Banquet Hall of the Great Hall of the People.

Research News

Belgian-German project aims to establish the impact of heat processing on peelable seals
Researchers have explained the thinking behind a project looking at the ways in which different types and patterns of heat treatment can affect the ease with which peelable seals on food packaging can be opened.

Member Profile

Bigger could be better for Tampere University, Finland
There is a heady blend of the reassuringly well-established and the invigoratingly new at Finland’s Tampere University. On the one hand, the university itself was only created at the beginning of the year, merging as it does Tampere University of Technology and the University of Tampere. With its 20,000 students and 330 professors, this makes it the second largest university in the country.

IAPRI E-Newsletter - September 2019 E-Newsletter