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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

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IAPRI Symposium attracts over 130 delegates

The IAPRI Symposium in Lausanne (9-12 May) attracted delegates over 130 delegates from 20 countries. There were 99 papers in total out of which 69 are oral.

Marie Rushton, IAPRI Secretary General says 'This excellent event brought researchers from all over the world to network and develop strong links'