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School of Engineering and Advanced Technology, Massey University


Riddet Building, Riddet Rd Massey University Palmerston North Private Bag 11222, Palmerston North


Tom Robertson (Senior Lecturer)


+64 63569099


+64 63505604

INTRODUCTION: Packaging Research and Teaching has been a part of the Massey University Food Technology Programme since the 1960s. A separate Packaging Group was developed in the late 1980s with a separate Degreee in Packaging Technology with has been redeveloped as a Graduate Diploma in Packaging Technology, Post Graduate Diploma in Packaging Technology and both Masters and PhD available. VISION: The School Benchmarks as one of the leading schools of Engineering & Technology in Australasia. ACTIVITIES: Teaching Research - Strong research programme in packaging materials (used for) and packaging of horticultural products and food; working closely with New Zealand Industry and other Research Organisations. Funding - Government part of University Funding; Foundation of Science, Research and Technology Project funding (also Government) (in cooperation with SCION). Private Company project funding.


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'