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Belgium Packaging Institute

Address

Research Park
Kranenberg 10
1731 Zellik
BELGIUM

Contact

Marleen Calcoen/Maxence Wittebolle (Director/General Director)

Telephone

+32 2 464 02 10

Fax

+32 2 464 02 39

Web

Created in 1954, the BPI is a service centre with as main objectif to render assistance to manufacturers, transformers, distributers and consumers of all kind of packages.

Concretely this assistance counts four basic areas : education, information & documentation, technical help and quality testing of packages in various environments by means of our packaging laboratory and research and development.

The BPI is a neutral and objectif organism that is recognized by the Ministry for the execution of several quality controls of packaging materials and packages.

The administration of the BPI is entrust to a Board in which the representatifs of the professional federations and the different public authorities are seated.

Nevertheless the BPI is an autonomous organism that creates here own resources to finance here activities.

As a service centre the BPI is open to everyone. Every solicitude regarding packages is also that of the BPI.

Nevertheless, the BPI works also with a membership system. At the moment nearly 200 companies are member of the BPI, receiving many benefits including cost reduction for testing, training programmes etc ...

The speciality of the BPI covers services under the following headings:

  • Information and documentation
  • Training: specialized courses and seminars, in company trainings.
  • Testing: The packaging laboratory of the BPI build up a many years' specialised experience regarding testing of packaging materials and packages. All our testings are performed following the official standards and testing procedures.

The packaging laboratory is active in mainly six areas:

  • physico-chemical tests on packaging material and packages
  • testing of packages for dangerous goods
  • (flexible) intermediate bulk containers
  • consumer food packaging
  • quality control
  • consultancy

Research and development

The BPI participates regularly at research and development programmes usually issued by the European Commission. These programmes concerns all kind of examination projects in the field of packaging, training programmes, diagnoses, etc.

Events

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.

Latest News

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'