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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 2017 -Call for papers opens

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 for the Call for Papers please click here.

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New IAPRI president elected

Jay Singh from CalPoly State University, USA, is confirmed as the new IAPRI president.