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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 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