1650 Research Center Dr, Blacksburg VA 24061
Laszlo Horvath (Assistant Professor of Practice and Director)
The Center for Packaging and Unit Load Design (CPULD) at Virginia Tech is a one-of-a-kind, interdisciplinary hub for packaging and unit load research, education and innovation. The CPULD has been serving the packaging and pallet industry since 1976. The main missions of the Center are to provide state-of-the-art training for the students of the Department of Sustainable Biomaterials, assist the packaging and pallet industries through contract testing, and develop innovative products and technologies through groundbreaking research. Two of the main achievements of the Center are the development of the Pallet Design System (PDS) for the wooden pallet industry and the development of the systems based packaging design process.
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
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 is 19th February 2018. Full details will be found at http://iapriweb.org/about-us/iapri-prizes-and-scholarships/