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International association of packaging research institutes

Welcome to IAPRI


IAPRI, was established in 1971 as an international membership association to promote and advance packaging research and education. IAPRI enables researchers in organisations from all over the world to communicate and develop ideas, exchange experiences and in many cases reduce duplication of effort.

This helps create efficiency and effectiveness in their packaging research and education activities.


The Global IAPRI Network

IAPRI has over 80 members in 30 countries creating an unique network for packaging researchers and those wanting to keep in touch with global packaging activity. The annual IAPRI event is a cornerstone to this network. A member organisation hosts either a Symposium (members only) or Conference which attracts delegates from all over the world to meet and develop contacts in a range of packaging disciplines.

Recent events have been hosted by the Federal Institute for Testing. Berlin, CalPolyState University, and in 2013 VTT, Finland have hosted the 26th IAPRI Symposium on Packaging in June.

In addition, members communicate through IAPRI working groups and the quarterly newsletter Packaging Research and Education.

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IAPRI 2017

The 28th IAPRI Symposium is taking place between the 9-12 May 2017 in Lausanne, Switzerland. it is hosted jointly by Vaud University of Applied Sciences and Nestec. For details please click here.

Latest News

IAPRI Symposium attracts over 130 delegates

The forthcoming IAPRI Symposium in Lausanne (9-12 May) has attracted delegates over 130 delegates from 20 countries. There are 99 papers in total out of which 69 are oral and there will be posters and keynotes included in the programme.

Marie Rushton, IAPRI Secretary General says 'We are looking forward to an excellent event where researchers from all over the world will network and develop strong links'