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University of Ghent


Peter Ragaert (Technological advisor)

Other staff

Prof Dr Ir Frank Devlieghere (Food Safety and Food Quality)

Prof Dr Ir Bruno De Meulenaer (Food Chemistry and Human nutrition)

Prof Dr Ir Roos Peeters (Gas permeability)

Prof Dr Ir Filip Duprez (Polymer Chemistry Research Group)

Prof Dr Ir Bart Nicolai (Division of Mechatronics, Biostatistics and Sensors)

Drs Ing Ludwig Cardon (Polymer and material technology)

Prof Dr Patrick Dirinck (Volatile compounds)

Dr Ir Peter Ragaert (MAP and EMAP)

Dr Ir An Vermeulen (Predictive microbiology)

Ing Guy Dohogne (Filling systems liquid products)


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Pack4Food combines the knowledge of the different academic, private and public institutions in Flanders concerned with the packaging of foods. Pack4Food will in this capacity overcome the lack of expertise and information regarding/concerning (1) packaging materials (such as the physical properties, the quality of the materials and the migration-characteristics), (2) packaging concept (such as design, physical properties, modified atmosphere packaging) and (3) the product in relation to the packaging material (keeping ability, taste deviations, color changes, drip,condensation) in an important way and facilitate innovation via the packaging.


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