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Kobe University, Transport Packaging Laboratory


Department of Maritime Sciences Kobe University C5,1,1, Fukae Higashinada Kobe, 6580022


Dr. Katsuhiko Saito (Professor)

Other staff

Dr. Takamasa Nakajima ((Research Staff), Technology Research Insitute of Osaka)

Dr Kazuji Tsuda ((Research Staff), Technology Research Insitute of Osaka)

Dr Akira Hosoyama ((Research Staff), Technology Research Insitute of Osaka)

Dr. Hiroaki Kitazawa ((Research Staff), National Food Research Institute)

Dr. Kazuaki Kawaguchi ((Research Staff), Shinyei Technology Co. Ltd)

Mr. Daiichi Aburagi ((Technical Staff), Technical Support Office, Kobe Univ.)

Mr. Katsunori Kurogi ((Technical Staff), Technical Support Office, Kobe Univ.)






The Transport Packaging Laboratory at Kobe University focuses on research and education, and is complemented with joint research projects in area of transport packaging. The laboratory is fully equipped with some modern transport packaging test equipment, is part of the Graduate School of Maritime Sciences. The laboratory started its activities on October 2003 with the primary goal of providing transport packaging research and education in the school.

Facing Osaka Bay, our school is situated at the eastern of Kobe Port, one of the largest ports in Japan.


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

Latest News

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