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Zoning de Petit-Rechain
Av. du Parc 38
4650 HERVE


Mathurin Grogna (Packaging Department Manager)

Other staff

David Berck (Technical Manager: Paper and Board, Raw materials, Packaging)

Olivier Houbiers (Project Leader: Gas permeability, Barrier materials, Packaging for transport, Active materials)

Kevin Schene (Project Leader: Food packaging, Pharmaceutical packaging)

Xavier Joppin (Project Leader: Textile)


+32 (0)87 32 24 54


+32 (0)87 34 13 87

CELABOR is a research centre approved by the Walloon Region and active in paper and packaging as well as environment. CELABOR took over a technical support centre dedicated to the paper industry and related industries founded in the late sixties. This expertise supporting the manufacturing and the converting industries is unique in Belgium.

CELABOR focuses its activities on research and development, technical support and assistance, analysis and testing (on-site or in various labs) mainly for SMEs. CELABOR has been involved in a large number of EU and national projects (collective research) and is eager to maintain its position at the cutting edge of scientific knowledge.


IAPRI 2017 -Call for papers opens

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 for the Call for Papers please click here.

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New IAPRI president elected

Jay Singh from CalPoly State University, USA, is confirmed as the new IAPRI president.