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Agrochemistry and Food Technology Institute


Polígono La Coma s/n 46980 Paterna (Valencia)Apartado de Correos 73 46100 Burjassot (Valencia)


Dr. Rafael Gavara (Packaging materials, Polymers, Food packaging interactions)

Other staff

Dr. Pilar Hernández (Polymers; Packaging materials, Food packaging interactions)

María Jose Ocio (Food Microbiology, Food packaging interactions)


+34 96 39 00 022


+ 34 96 36 36 301

The Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technology (IATA) is a research center belonging to the Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC). [] IATA objectives are basic and oriented scientific research in the Food Science and Technology area. These objectives are supplemented with activities of technological support to the industry, and postgraduate and lifelong education. The institute is organized in three departments (Food Preservation and Quality, Food Science and Food Biotechnology) each one of them with some thematic laboratories. The people workforce at IATA is about 200 (45 belonging to the scientific staff ,14 postdoctoral contracted scientists, 51 doctoral scholarship holders, 13 technicians, and the remainder technical and administrative personnel). Work related with packaging is developed at the Packaging Laboratory of the Department of Food Preservation and Quality. Research areas include the study of packaging material/food product interactions and the development of new materials and technologies for food packaging.


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

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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'