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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 Extends the Deadline for the PepsiCo Student Exchange Scholarship for Research

IAPRI is pleased to announce that PepsiCo is sponsoring the 2018-2019 IAPRI Student Exchange Scholarship.

PepsiCo had stated this in support of the Scholarship: 'We believe this scholarship will provide a deserving student the critical skills and research experience in the field of packaging, needed for a successful career in a packaging or a consumer products company.'

The scholarship is $7,000 and 6 months with the objective of graduate students travel to a member organisation to undertake research that will enhance their work. We have a number of members who are interested in hosting students and we will help applicants contact potential hosts.

The deadline for submissions has beem extended until the 19th of March 2018. Full details will be found at