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ITENE: Spanish Packaging, Transport & Logistics Research Institute


Javier Zabaleta MerĂ³ (Managing Director)

Other staff

Carmen Sanchez (Vice Director)

Susana Aucejo (Head of R&D Packaging Tecnology Department)


+34 96 390 54 00


+34 96 390 54 01

ITENE is a Research Institute for Packaging, Transport and Logistics. It is a national, private, non profitmaking association made up of companies and institutions related direct or indirectly to Packaging, Transport and Logistics. There are 56 employees working in the Institute. Our mission is to improve the enterprise competitiveness through the promotion of the investigation, the development, the innovation and the benefit of advanced technological services in Packaging, Transport and Logistics. ITENE helps companies focusing on: research projects,innovation and development of packaging technology, transport and logistics, Advanced tecnology services, Environment, Testing, Technological Transfer, Information and Documentation, Dangerous Goods, Maintenance, Training, Design and Quality. ITENE is an active member of the following organizations and associations related to the surroundings of the innovation centers and technology, the activity activity of normalization and the sector of packaging and transport in the national and international scope. --REDIT : Association Network of Technological Institutes of the Valencian Community. --FEDIT : Spanish Federation of Organizations of Innovation and Technology. --EPIC : European Packaging Institute Consortium. --AENOR : ITENE participates in different normalization activities. --HISPACK : ITENE is a member of the Organizing Committee of the International Packaging Fair, taking place in Barcelona every two years. --EULAPACK : Euro-latin American network of Innovation and Tecnology Packaging Centres. --IAPRI : International Association of Packaging Research Institutes. --ASPACK : Spanish Association of packaging and transformed cardboard manufacturers. --EIA : European International Association.

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