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Department of Packaging Technology Kasetsart University


50 Phaholyothin Rd Chatuchak Bangkok 10900


Vanee Chonhenchob (Department Head/Active packaging of fresh produce, distribution packaging of tropical fruits)

Other staff

Sineenart Chariyachotilert (Food packaging)

Lerpong Jarupan (Distribution packaging)

Somporn Kongcharoenkiat (Packaging economics)

Chanassa Nandhivajrin (Package printing)

Ngamtip Poovarodom (Food packaging, Biodegradable packaging materials)

Pinya Silayoi (Package design and management)

Sukasem Sitipod (Packaging of fresh produce)

Junjarus Srisiri (Package design)

Panuwat Suppakul (Active packaging, Biopolymer materials)

Tunyarut Viriyapituk (Packaging machinery and systems, Packaging line design)






The Department of Packaging Technology, a unit of the Faculty of Agro-Industry at Kasetsart University, was established in 1980. The Department offers B.S. and M.S. degrees in Packaging Technology. The primary objectives of the Department are to educate students with fundamental aspects of packaging, conduct research in various areas of packaging technology, provide testing services, and serve the community with its extension programs. Research areas of the Department cover a wide range of specialties based on diverse backgrounds of faculty members. Current research areas include active packaging, biopolymer packaging materials, food packaging, packaging process and machinery, distribution packaging, package design, development, and management, and package printing. Biodegradable cassava-based package is one of the successful products by our faculty member. It was awarded a High Potential in EU Market Prize in Brussels Eureka 2000. The Department has participated in various international activities including student exchange and visiting scholar programs at other universities in Asia, Europe, and the United States. The internship program is a part of an undergraduate curriculum to provide our students with industrial experiences in packaging fields. Packaging graduates from our Department are in a high demand of both domestic and international companies in the packaging industry.

IAPRI 2017

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 please click here.

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IAPRI Symposium attracts over 130 delegates

The forthcoming IAPRI Symposium in Lausanne (9-12 May) has attracted delegates over 130 delegates from 20 countries. There are 99 papers in total out of which 69 are oral and there will be posters and keynotes included in the programme.

Marie Rushton, IAPRI Secretary General says 'We are looking forward to an excellent event where researchers from all over the world will network and develop strong links'