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


Caroline Locre (Project leader: Paper and Board, Raw materials, Packaging)

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 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 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'