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International association of packaging research institutes

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IAPRI, was established in 1971 as an international membership association to promote packaging research and education. IAPRI is a unique global network which allows organisations to communicate and develop ideas, exchange experiences and in many cases reduce duplication of effort.

The aims of IAPRI 

  • To establish and advance professional and personal relationships between researchers of packaging organisations around the world
  • To exchange information and obtain criticism in respect of research results at an early stage in their execution
  • To exchange research themes planned by particular organisations
  • To exchange experience in respect of measuring techniques especially in relation to standards
  • To give advice on equipment and apparatus which may be employed by particular organisations for specific purposes
  • By means of exchange of information between members avoid duplication of work
  • To arrange conferences, symposia, lectures and similar activities

IAPRI rules 2011 (PDF opens a new window) and IAPRI Ethics document (PDF opens a new window)

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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 Extends the Deadline for the PepsiCo Student Exchange Scholarship for Research

IAPRI is pleased to announce that PepsiCo is sponsoring the 2018-2019 IAPRI Student Exchange Scholarship.

PepsiCo had stated this in support of the Scholarship: 'We believe this scholarship will provide a deserving student the critical skills and research experience in the field of packaging, needed for a successful career in a packaging or a consumer products company.'

The scholarship is $7,000 and 6 months with the objective of graduate students travel to a member organisation to undertake research that will enhance their work. We have a number of members who are interested in hosting students and we will help applicants contact potential hosts.

The deadline for submissions has beem extended until the 19th of March 2018. Full details will be found at