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COBRO Polish Packaging Research and Development Centre


l.Konstancinska 11 02-942 Warszawa


Prof Stanislaw Tkaczyk (General Manager of COBRO and President of KIO)

Other staff

Andrzej Hejduk (Plenipotentiary of General Manager)

Bohdan Czerniawski (Chief Specialist for Research)

Stefan Jakowski (Chief Specialist for Transit Packaging)

Aleksander Soltan (Chief Specialist, Marketing and Foreign Relations Dep.)

Wojciech Kalinowski (Manager of the Laboratory for Packaging Materials and Consumer Packaging Testing)

Jacek Banasiak (Manager of Laboratory for Transit Packaging Testing)

Hanna Zakowska (Head of Packaging and Environment Department)

Andrzej Milewski, (Manager of Packaging Certification Centre)

Barbara Grabowska (Head of Marketing and Foreign Relations Department)


+48 22 842 20 11, +48 22 842 07 71


+48 22 842 23 03

COBRO is the main R&D center for packaging in Poland and is a state-owned institution subordinated to the Ministry of Economy and Labour, member of Polish Chamber of Packaging KIO. It provides research, testing and consultancy services to the packaging industry. Technical research includes migration, biodegradability, packaging optimization and market intelligence. Testing services, carried out in the extensive laboratories (accredited by Polish Centre for Accreditation according to EN 45001 Standard) comprise analytical and physical testing, including toxic substances, dangerous goods and transport hazards. COBRO plays an objective role in packaging development.


IAPRI 2018

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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