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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 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'