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Association of Packaging Technology and Research


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Margareetta Ollila (Managing Director)

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Pakkausteknologia - PTR ry (the Association of Packaging Technology and Research) is a non-profit organisation co-ordinating packaging research in Finland. It is owned by industry and most of the projects are pre competitive. According to its code of conduct, PTR collaborates with experts from different fields to carry out research projects. PTR has an unofficial independent advisory status when packaging and packaging waste laws and degrees are planned in Finland. PTR takes actively part in the European standardization of packaging (CEN/TC-261) and is chairing SFS/TK-111, the responsible Finnish mirror group of TC-261. PTR co-ordinated Packaging technology programme 1994-1999 and Safety and information in packaging 2001-2005 for Tekes (Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation).


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.

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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'