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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.

The 21st IAPRI World Conference on Packaging will be 19-22, June in Zhuhai, China hosted by Jinan University and Hunan University of Technology. 

Recent events have been hosted by the Federal Institute for Testing. Berlin, CalPolyState University, VTT in Finland, Victoria University in Australia, ITENE in Spain, CETEA in Brazil and Vaud University and Nestle Research this past May in Switzerland.

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

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IAPRI 2018

The 21st IAPRI World Conference on Packaging will take place between 19-22 June in Zhuhai, China. It is hosted by Jinan University and Hunan University of Technology. For more information please click here

Latest News

IAPRI Symposium attracts over 130 delegates

The IAPRI Symposium in Lausanne (9-12 May) attracted delegates over 130 delegates from 20 countries. There were 99 papers in total out of which 69 are oral.

Marie Rushton, IAPRI Secretary General says 'This excellent event brought researchers from all over the world to network and develop strong links'