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Joint Research Unit AgroPolymers Engineering and Emerging Technologies


Gontard Nathalie CC023 Pl. E Bataillon 34095 Montpellier cedex 5


Nathalie Gontard (Professor)

Other staff

Prof Nathalie Gontard (Food packaging, active, edible, biodegradable)

Asst Prof Carole Guillaume (Modified atsmophere packaging)

Asst Prof Valérie Guillard (Mass transfert modelling)

Asst Prof Emmanuelle Gastaldi (Nanocomposites materials)

Asst Prof Hélène Angellier (Paper based packaging, nanomaterials)

Asst Prof Stéphane Peyron (Spectroscopy, biochemistry)

Asst Prof Pascale Chalier (Aroma compounds)

Marie Hélène Morel (Researcher; Biochemist, biodegradable protein based materials)

Asst Prof Paul Menut (Process engineering)


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+33 4 67 14 49 90

Joint Research Unit associating 4 research institutes, including the University Montpellier II, with research and training activities on food science and packaging located in Montpellier, south of France. Strong expertise on active and/or biodegradables packaging but also edible films and coating, mass transfer and structure/transfer/reaction relationship in food/packaging systems.


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'