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Sandeep Kulkarni (Senior Principal Scientist, Global R & D - Sustainable BeveragePackaging)

Other staff

Dr Edward Socci (Director, Global R&D - Sustainable Beverage Packaging)

Dr Lee Nicholson (Director, Global R&D - Beverages Productivity Research)

Shriram Ventakataraman (Senior Director, Beverage Packaging R&D)

PepsiCo is a world leader in convenient snacks, foods and beverages and an industry leader in packaging - helping to promote and implement standards for sustainable packaging. Our goals are to design and develop packaging systems that are environmentally responsible throughout their entire life cycle, inspire consumers who want to live more environmentally sustainable lives by promoting recycling, and partner with leading organizations to promote sustainable packaging and recycling practices. We distribute our products in a variety of packages, each carefully designed to deliver convenience and appeal to our consumers while protecting the integrity of our products. Our team of engineers and packaging suppliers are dedicated to finding preferable designs, and are working continuously towards improving our packaging performance while reducing our packaging footprint. Through ongoing engagement with our packaging suppliers, we are working towards a position where all of our operations use the most environmentally suitable packaging available in their country of operation.


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