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Fraunhofer Institute Material Flow and Logistics (IML)


Joseph von Fraunhofer Strasse 2-4 D-44227 Dortmund


Dr Volker Lange (Department Leader - Packaging and Trade Logistics)


+49 (0)231 9743-235


+49 (0)231 9743-311

In close collaboration with you and manufacturers of packing materials we develop optimized packaging solutions for your product according to technical, logistic and economic aspects. You benefit from the completely independent and neutral selection of suitable packaging materials and the design of packing aids which are tailor-made to your needs.


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

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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