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National Metal and Materials Technology Center (MTEC)


National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) 114 Thailand Science Park Paholyothin Rd Klong 1, Klong Luang Pathumthani, 12120


Dr Wannee Chinsirikul (Plastic Packaging Coordinator)


+662 5646500, +662 5646446

MTEC is a public organization operating under the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) which is attached to Ministry of Science and Technology (MOSTE), Thailand. MTEC is a governmental organization, publicly funded but more flexible in its operation than the usual governmental bodies. Major objectives of MTEC are --to promote, support as well as perform and coordinate research and development in polymers, metals, ceramics, and related technologies including design and manufacturing, and --to encourage the formation of strategic alliances and 'networking' with various research units, educational institutions and technological organizations, worldwide as well as with industry. Current MTEC key activities are funding of extramural research projects and performing in-house R&D work. One of the current MTEC in-house R&D programs include 'plastics packaging for food and agricultural products', based on a rapid growth of packaging industry and its significant economic impact to the country.

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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